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Is Blood Magic really bad or is it just scary? Despite what some Shem would like me to say, I have never made it a secret that I am a Blood Mage and I make no apologies. I have seen people run from me at the mere idea of the notion but for those that know me I doubt you will find many who consider me scary.
Many say that Blood Magic is unnatural but if it is unnatural than why does it exist? Is it just not another form of Magic? It seems to me that most people feel Blood Magic is bad because it requires blood or rather the force of life within the blood. So therefore it must be bad? These same people who claim its evil due to the use of blood/life do so as they chew down on a big piece or bloody steak. Or in the next breath they justify the spilling of blood in some silly squabble over a piece of land or being slighted at the latest fete in Orlais. Does this not seem strange and unfair to anyone except me?
No, the real reason people are afraid of Blood Magic is the power it gives to the user. Human governments and the Chantry prohibit the use of Blood Magic not because it is inherently evil but because it’s something they cannot control. Like everything the Shems are afraid of it comes back to this issue. Can’t control the Elves, subjugate or kill them. Can’t control Mages, subjugate or kill them. The list goes on.
If the Chantry had spent the last 1000 years studying and perfecting the use of Blood Magic perhaps their epic failure at Kirkwall or the embarrassing bifurcation of the Templars from the Chantry could have been avoided. But no, they decided hide behind the skirts of their priests and demonise anything they couldn’t control and we all see how well that worked out.
Oh what a load of complete bloody shite! Blood magic is just misunderstood? Try telling that to all the dead people in Kirkwall! Try telling that to all the Templars that died in the Tower in Lake Calenhad!
Some emo, spooky, faffy Elf bird comes along and bats her eye lashes around for a few minutes and you all go knackered sideways! Blood magic is evil! Must I remind everyone what happened to spooky girl’s Keeper? Must I remind everyone what her and her mate Anders did to Kirkwall? Demons! Phhhtt… Blood magic kills PEOPLE! Get that yea? It KILLS people!
Look yea, I understand that Mages feel all “oppressed” and all but the truth is most people are already scared to death of them to start off with. Throw the daft Blood Mages into the mix and you will have panic. Magic is scary enough without worrying about it being used to boil our blood. Think about how it looks on our end. The only good Blood Mage is one full or arrows, yea? Get it?
So next time Moody Merrill comes along batting her eye lashes, quit being wankers and just ignore her.
Olive: I should finish the Wastes, I love this map and it gives me a lot of good food for the story idea I had after the fan fic contest for next year
Sept 17, 2019 21:29:06 GMT
Olive: i'm fine with eating less meat, but I wouldn't want to be without it completely and at least when we have it t home we only buy local, organic stuff and pay a bit more for it.
Sept 17, 2019 21:25:19 GMT
Autumn Witch: Aye that makes me sick Olive, How sad must their lives be eh?
Sept 17, 2019 21:22:18 GMT
Autumn Witch: I've been vegetarian for about 1/4-1/3 of my life and part of the reason I stop us because its so freaking hard to find places that offer good vegetarian food along side other non-veggie food.
Sept 17, 2019 21:21:50 GMT
Olive: i've also heard about jerks who put some extra of the thing you ask left off on, this is a form of violence imo
Sept 17, 2019 21:21:22 GMT
Autumn Witch: Someone just died in the UK from that exact mistake. No excuse.
Sept 17, 2019 21:17:38 GMT
Wary Falcon: I’m not vegan but I... am not a meat fan and dairy makes me siiiiick. So the difficulty of finding completely vegan things is a RANT I have XD (And fast food places are so busy I get cheese... way too often when I ask it left off stuff that comes with it)
Sept 17, 2019 21:14:01 GMT
Olive: which one, and the Shards are one of my favourit fetching quests ever, so yay
Sept 17, 2019 21:09:18 GMT
Autumn Witch: Oh yes the JoH really do
Sept 17, 2019 21:09:14 GMT
Olive: Thanks, still have to go back to the Forbidden Oasis and open the last door, though, after I finish the Hissing Wastes, then I have everything except for the Main quest
Sept 17, 2019 21:08:12 GMT
Vhenan Sequitur: I actually thought those DLC shards had a more interesting pay off.
Sept 17, 2019 21:07:45 GMT
Autumn Witch: LOL I didn't want to mention that to Olive LOLOLOLOL
Sept 17, 2019 21:07:08 GMT
Autumn Witch: I can get ketchup and mustard tho
Sept 17, 2019 21:06:50 GMT
Vhenan Sequitur: There are more shards in the DLC. *cackles*
Sept 17, 2019 21:06:48 GMT
Autumn Witch: Well my local BK won't give me mayo on it lol
Sept 17, 2019 21:06:32 GMT
Vhenan Sequitur: I see the Impossible Whopper has mayo. I was also looking at international plant based news, so it could be anywhere doing it.
Sept 17, 2019 21:05:17 GMT
Autumn Witch: That's a great one to complete. Congrats Olive
Sept 17, 2019 21:04:28 GMT
Autumn Witch: I had veggie / tofu Pad Thai the other day instead of with prawns that I normally do. Been trying to cut as much meat out as possible
Sept 17, 2019 21:03:49 GMT
Olive: In other news I finally got all the shards, I think
Sept 17, 2019 21:03:22 GMT
Autumn Witch: Hmmm I wonder who is doing that? BK is being pretty strict about it. You cant order online with cheese you have to be there in person to have it added. I really like it tho and wished more places offered it
Sept 17, 2019 21:02:16 GMT