So one day a dwarf is talking to a human and finally realizes that when humans say woman, they generally mean “person who is theoretically capable of childbirth” because for whatever reason, humans assign social expectations based genital differences. (What a fucked up culture, the dwarf thinks.) But hey, better communication! So the next time the dwarf introduces theirself, they say, oh, by the way, I am what you call a “woman.”
And the trade negotiations just stop. They just stop cold. The tall people insist on speaking to the man, they insist on talking to the lady dwarf about all sorts of irrelevant bullshit, like recipes and childrearing and perfume
so the dwarf goes back home, enraged
and is like “BTW guess what happened, we’re all just going to be men forever now as far as the tall ones are concerned”
and everyone is justly horrified at this barbarism but they all agree to do whatever it takes to squeeze those tall bastards for all the resources they are worth
and the dwarves get surlier, and the trade agreements less generous
and the tall people are all “what a miserable and greedy race”
but really they’re just still nursing a grudge about how goddamn backwards and sexist the tall people are
because their best negotiator, one of their sacred cave people, got snubbed the instant she said she was capable of childbirth - and a mortal insult like that can never be forgiven
Because Pi’s tags are great:
Just as an additional thought, we hear that women dwarves generally stay within the mountain and are a protected, guarded subset of the dwarves. There’s not many of them, so there’s an implication that women dwarves are too precious to be allowed out.
But what if this too is a mistranslation? What if the dwarves were talking to the Men and when asked “where are all your women?” they hit a wall. They whisper amongst themselves, and eventually come back with a question, “What’s a woman?” The Men are incredulous.
"Why, the members of your race that bear children, of course!"
More dwarven whispering.
They reach the conclusion that Men mean dwarves who are currently pregnant. Well! Of course those dwarves are currently safe within the mountain, well cared for and generally loathe to travel until the child is born. The Men take this to mean that all dwarven women are discouraged from traveling, and that their primary purpose is childbearing. Dwarves find this a satisfactory outcome, especially with the way Men treat their women, and so even when the misunderstanding becomes clear to them they never correct it.
I have never converted to fan-canon so hard before.
OH VAMPIRE LAKE
TEACH ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW
when enemies without pockets drop money or other loot
Sam in full colour! Yay!
Samantha “Sam” Samwise Temple, the Brujah who uses her head a lot, for headbutting hoards of zombies that is. Honestly, I am never going to let that one go…
Sam belongs to my friend Jonas. She is my Ventrue’s partner in crime. He had to go through sewers for her! That’s how much he cares! It was disgusting!
"I thought you had a few small redeemable qualities. It was bad judgement on my part, and I promise, will never happen again"
what if they feel like they are lying by entering them themselves because it always says something like “prove you aren’t a robot”
so robot friend comes and tugs on your sleeve like “please come enter this for me i do not want to lie to the computer it is only doing its job”
A Star Trek Infographic AKA The Numbers of How This Show Ruined My Life.
An infographic I did for a uni assignment, researched by sitting down in front of the box set and keeping tally marks.
Some pictures from last year’s protests in Gállok. Now, a year later, the mining company has been denied the right to open a mine on the ancestral homelands of the Jåhkågasska Saami reindeer herding community by the County Administrative Board, meaning that the mining plans most likely have been killed off for good.
Today is a good day.