So I got yelled at today for not supporting reparations for slavery, which was the most ridiculous argument I’ve ever had. First off, I pointed out that my family emigrated to the US after slavery was abolished so I have literally no supposed personal obligation to do anything regarding that….
My family is overwhelmingly Irish and Scottish. My great grandmothers both came here at the turn of the 20th century. One as a mail order bride treated as a baby making slave. Not once have I demanded free money because they were treated like expendable animals. Reparation is a boondoggle.
I grew up in a mostly Irish family (lacking the accent of course) and I’m fully aware of the Irish being slaves at the same time Blacks were.
People don’t get taught this in school for God knows what reason, but the fact is, Blacks were actually treated a LOT better than Irish slaves. Imagine if you were spending 1 cent on a car. If it breaks down or dies on you, big deal, you can always get another one for 1 cent. But if a car costs you $20k, you’re going to take good care of it to make sure you don’t have to buy another car any time soon.
Irish were basically worth 1 cent when working as American slaves, while Blacks were worth $20k. Granted these figures are made up, but the value was still very much the same. Irish were basically human cattle that were cheap and expendable, while as Blacks were expensive and so they had to make sure they took care of their Black slaves in order to ensure they aren’t spending quite as much. Over time, in an effort to reduce slave costs, some slave owners started to breed their own Black slaves, which is why you see those images depicting large Black families living in a small house and working as slaves. But slave sellers started to realize what was going on (just like how a business getting its software pirated might notice sales dropping) and so it became illegal to breed your own Black slaves in America.
Reparations for Slavery? Yeah no. When America as a whole starts to teach that the Irish (whites) were slaves alongside Blacks, rather than it being just Blacks, then we can start talking reparations. I hate having someone who’s Black approach me and start shouting at me about how Blacks were oppressed as slaves because then I need to explain to them just as loudly that the Irish were slaves too and treated worse than them. Having to explain that to every single Black person who immediately thinks I’m a racist because I’m white gets tiresome, and infuriating. If people want me to acknowledge their desires for reparations, then start acknowledging that my Irish ancestors went through more shit than yours did.
I’m one of those guys who can’t create a new character without wanting to RP them at some point. I also wanted to learn Elementalist (yes, despite having Lebo at level 80, I don’t know how to play Elementalists that well) and I wanted an excuse to make a new Elementalist character. Kiwi is that excuse.
Kiwi is a Chaomancer because I didn’t like the sound of “Chaosmancer”. Basically she experiments with chaos energy, which allows her to bend the fabric of reality to her will. She has also opened up alternate universes with the chaos material when combined with deactivated Asura Gates.
Kiwi is a careful thinker and very cautious. With Chaos energy, being precise on the first try is always important. Her eyes are ink black because of an experiment gone wrong where the chaos energy partially fused itself with her. As a result, she can be wildly eccentric at times and just say the most out of place statements at the most inappropriate of situations.
Personality-wise, Kiwi is quiet and reserved. She prefers to keep people away because her random outbursts (the result of the chaos fusion) can upset people and she doesn’t like the sting of losing friends over what’s happened to her.
New phrase? Pfft. I didn’t even know this was in the game and I’d call people this. xD
1! 13! 14!
And I’m going to remove 13 and 14 from that list. I kept thinking about how I’d answer those two if asked them and realized I would much rather either remove them or change them. Sorry, but that’s information that’s just -way- too personal to be sharing on a public website such as Tumblr.
Actually, scratch that. I’ll just start answering these questions for my characters. Therefore the information will stay the same on that ask list.
13) Biggest turn ons
Oh well you know~<3 Cute looks… among other things.
14) Biggest turn offs
Cruel people, people with just one thing on their mind and me as their target, blood, nasty bodily extract, etc.
Made character labels / badges for the main characters I play lately.
Back when neither Kaytiff nor Kaylee existed, my main Asura character was Gray Kaizure, and he was the first Ranger (and character) I ever got to 80. Back near launch, he was known as “Gray Venator”, and Venator is latin for Hunter.
What inspired the creation of Kaytiff is a short role play did with another Asura player who had a little red headed Asura with the dot pattern and cream skin. Their face was also similar to the one Kaytiff uses. I don’t remember their eye color anymore, though. Their character was a scavenger pirate wannabe, as far as I can remember. The RP was short, but after seeing that character, I just remember saying to myself that I wanted to make a character that looked like that. At first, I wasn’t a fan of the face Kaytiff uses because of the red pupils in the center of their eyes, which I felt screwed up a lot of eye colors I’d choose. But after some time, I finally decided to start using it.
So there you have it. Kaytiff was actually inspired by a short role play with another character.