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  • AmunetAmunet Spokane, Washington, USAMember Posts: 750 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I only tend to add in things my character is wearing when how the item is being worn would otherwise be ambiguous. When you wear a rose, for example, it just says, 

    "She is wearing: 

    a black rose"

    For all anyone knows, my character could have the rose pinned to the front of her dress. She could have it in her hair. With some characters, the rose might even be shoved somewhere particularly uncomfortable. There is no way the reader will be able to tell, unless it is in your description.




    My avatar is an image created by this very talented gentleman, of whose work I am extremely jealous. It was not originally a picture of Amunet, but it certainly looks a great deal like how I envision her!
    Ilira
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12

    She is a beautiful siren, evinced by the enigmatically beguiling allure of her presence and immutability of her youthful pulchritude. Bounteous raven ringlets spill over narrow shoulders like smooth spirals of velvet and gossamer, and tumble down her back to dance around her exiguous waist - their unbound cascade luxuriantly leonine. The sleek curls that border the petite roundness of her face form an endearing frame that accentuates the fine line of her slim jaw and smooth curves of her cheeks, a small part above the left side of her brow. Angelical, her physiognomy is one exquisitely sculpted of alabaster, the fragility of which is naught but an exemplification of the marble-like definition of her subtly vulpine features. Arched by the elegantly curved slimness of her eyebrows, gently tilted, great almond eyes shine a rich, crystalline sapphire, their unwavering clarity redolent of oceanic intensity. The irises' serene limpidity encompasses rings of aurulent effulgence, molten pools of liquid sunlight that are lent further radiance by the abyssal inkiness of the pupils at their centres. The mesmeric gaze is framed by the feathery extense of her lashes, the full fringe subtly curling at its satiny tips. Swept into by gracefully arching cheekbones, a button nose rests above heart-shaped lips of luxurious carmine, their velvet rosiness paired with the natural incarnadine brushed across each cheek; moonlit porcelain, the petal soft, delicate silk of her creamy skin is enriched by that vivid juxtaposition. Sinuously sculpted  limbs are well-proportioned to her diminutive stature - this, little hands and feet, and exceeding daintiness lend to her elfin finesse and appeal. Fine-boned and slim, her svelte physique is a slight slip, angular delicacy softened with gorgeously ripe femininity; supple and elegant, her delineated curves culminate in a lush hourglass of lissome grace. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.




    I'm looking to significantly condense this, while retaining the same meaning minus all the purple prose. I'd really like to make the writing style cleaner and purer, and could use tips! 
    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormMember Posts: 3,178 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Lion-like hair, fox-like features... it's a chimera!


    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
    AstarodIlira
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,881 @ - Epic Achaean
    "She is a dark-haired Siren, exuding all the features you'd expect from the same"

    But.. I suck at descriptions so..

    TorinnIlira
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The description veers hard into purple prose. I'd suggest simplifying it.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • PyoriPyori Member Posts: 1,740 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited January 28
    Seems like someone spent far too much time with a thesaurus. Obscure words ≠ better description. Especially when a lot of them are just filler words, that really don't serve any purpose except to make the description longer.

    Jiraishin said:
    The description veers hard into purple prose. I'd suggest simplifying it.

    Not sure it's 'veered hard into' and moreso 'completely demolished the wall separating it'


    Ilira
  • DupreDupre M.Member Posts: 288 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Jiraishin said:
    The description veers hard into purple prose. I'd suggest simplifying it.
    Well no shit sherlock
    Ilira said:
    I'm looking to significantly condense this, while retaining the same meaning minus all the purple prose.
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  • AmunetAmunet Spokane, Washington, USAMember Posts: 750 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The entire Siren race is an invitation for purple prose. Reincarnate, and start over as a human. ;)
    My avatar is an image created by this very talented gentleman, of whose work I am extremely jealous. It was not originally a picture of Amunet, but it certainly looks a great deal like how I envision her!
    IliraCaelan
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Dupre said:
    Jiraishin said:
    The description veers hard into purple prose. I'd suggest simplifying it.
    Well no shit sherlock
    Ilira said:
    I'm looking to significantly condense this, while retaining the same meaning minus all the purple prose.
    Oops, missed that bit.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Ilira My advice is to make a bulleted list of all Ilira's physical features that you think absolutely need to be in her description for people to get a sense of the character. Use only words you would use in conversation. Then string the list together into sentences to make your new description.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    Ilira
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    Thank you, Jiraishin! It's a great idea, but I think that style would end in a description that's just a little too clinical for my liking. I've worked on it, though, and come up with this. You all let me know what you think.



    She is a beautiful siren whose ethereally delicate form moves with flowing finesse. Sleekly framing the petite heart shape of her face and spilling over her narrow shoulders, bounteous raven ringlets tumble down her back to dance around her lithe waist like smooth spirals of velvet and gossamer - their unbound cascade luxuriantly leonine. Angelical, her exquisite features seem sculpted of fine alabaster, a fragility that belies their marble-like definition and subtly vulpine quality. Slim brows arc over gently tilted, great almond eyes that possess limpid irises of sea and sunlight - serene azure pools that encompass molten rings of aurulent effulgence. The rich, crystalline radiance of that gaze scintillates, enriched between the feathery sweep of her inky satin lashes. Gracefully arching cheekbones curve into a pert button nose which rests above heart-shaped lips of luxurious carmine, their velvet rosiness paired with her incarnadine-flushed cheeks; moonlit porcelain, the petal soft, delicate silk of her creamy skin is accentuated by that vividity. Her diminutive stature lends to the exceeding daintiness of her lissome physique, an angular delicacy softened by delineated curves of lush elegance. This, coupled with slender limbs and little hands and feet, defines an appearance of elfin grace. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.



    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Ilira ;

    She is a beautiful siren whose ethereally delicate form moves with flowing finesse. Sleekly framing the petite heart shape of her face and spilling over her narrow shoulders, bounteous raven ringlets tumble down her back to dance around her lithe waist like smooth spirals of velvet and gossamer - their unbound cascade luxuriantly leonine. Angelical, her exquisite features seem sculpted of fine alabaster, a fragility that belies their marble-like definition and subtly vulpine quality. Slim brows arc over gently tilted, great almond eyes that possess limpid irises of sea and sunlight - serene azure pools that encompass molten rings of aurulent effulgence. The rich, crystalline radiance of that gaze scintillates, enriched between the feathery sweep of her inky satin lashes. Gracefully arching cheekbones curve into a pert button nose which rests above heart-shaped lips of luxurious carmine, their velvet rosiness paired with her incarnadine-flushed cheeks; moonlit porcelain, the petal soft, delicate silk of her creamy skin is accentuated by that vividity. Her diminutive stature lends to the exceeding daintiness of her lissome physique, an angular delicacy softened by delineated curves of lush elegance. This, coupled with slender limbs and little hands and feet, defines an appearance of elfin grace. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.
    Everything bolded is content I strongly suggest you change for something less purple or just remove. I especially suggest you wax less poetic about Ilira's hair, eyes, and skin. A lot of the descriptors are strange and/or redundant.
    Some much more specific comments, which I hope help:

    HAIR

    1. Velvety hair worn in spiraling curls I can get. Spirals of velvet is a rather strange image. Spirals of velvet and gossamer is -really- strange.
    2. How is Ilira's hair like gossamer? Gossamer as a descriptor refers to something filmy and insubstantial-- it's part of its dictionary definition (the one not involving spider silk). According to the rest of her description, Ilira has thick, waist-length, curly black hair. That's pretty much the opposite of filmy and insubstantial.
    3. Lions have tawny manes of straight hair. Ilira's hair is black and curly. Ilira's hair is not leonine, though it may be luxurious.
    4. Cascading and spilling are good words to describe long hair. I'm very unsure about hair dancing around someone's waist, though.
    5. You probably don't need to describe her hair as cascading AND spilling AND tumbling, or as luxurious AND bounteous.

    FACE
    1. I actually rather like 'subtly vulpine'. It gives Ilira some individuality and is easy to visualize.
    2. You don't need to be angelical AND exquisite. Honestly, I'd suggest losing both. They're overkill: you're describing her face in detail anyway, and because you're a siren the second word of your description is literally 'beautiful'. 
    3. Heart-shaped lips is a confusing image. If you have to explain it, change it.
    4. "features seem sculpted from fine alabaster, a fragility that belies their marble-like definition..." Sculpted from alabaster says more or less the same thing as marble-like definition: the features look carved from stone. Not so much fragile, and one doesn't belie the other.
    5. Cheekbones curving into a nose sounds weird.

    SKIN
    1. Over the course of this description, Ilira's skin is describe as alabaster, marble, moonlit porcelain, and just plain creamy. I get it. She has really pale skin. I don't need to hear it several times, and most of the descriptors sound like they were taken from a bad romance novel.
    2. "Petal soft, delicate silk of her creamy skin..." See above comment about the bad romance novel.
    3. "incarnadine-flushed cheeks..." Most people will guess the meaning of incarnadine from context, but wouldn't otherwise know what it means. That's a very good sign that it needs to go.
    4. Vividity-- try vividness.
    5. Luxurious is used for both Ilira's hair and lips, I notice. Repetition should be avoided.

    EYES
    1. "limpid irises of sea and sunlight-- serene azure pools..." 'Your eyes are like limpid pools' is a well-known cliche-- try googling it. I'd suggest dialing it back rather than just trying to be more original, though. This whole section sounds like you're trying to write love poetry to Ilira's eyes rather than describe them.
    2. Translated from purple (or azure and aurulent, as the case may be) prose, Ilira's eyes are blue with gold rings in them. Are these gold rings concentric circles inside the iris? How does this work?
    3. "Aurulent effulgence" is classic purple prose. Definition of effulgence: "Effulgence is brightness taken to the extreme. You may be dazzled by it, stunned by it, or even overcome by it. Usually used to refer to the sun or some other mega-star, effulgence can also be used more figuratively." Ilira has weird eyes. Which are apparently not only blue and gold, but also dazzlingly bright, crystalline, and scintillating.


    FIGURE
    1. Ilira's figure is apparently ethereally delicate, exceedingly dainty, lissome, possessed of an angular delicacy, and with an overall appearance of elfin grace. Also, she's really built-- at least that's how I interpret "delineated curves of lush elegance". There's a lot of redundancy in those descriptions, and also Ilira is going to get a lot of back strain from her Sireni curves if she's that delicate.
    2. "moves with flowing finesse" What does this even mean? Answer that question and then use the answer's wording to replace 'flowing finesse'-- or just cut.

    GENERAL
    1. "Defines an appearance of..." It's pretty clear that you are going for a detailed description, not one painted in broad strokes. You don't need to tell us how those details define Ilira's appearance-- they should do that on their own. This is filler and should be cut. 
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    Ilira
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    @Jiraishin (I hope I'm tagging you properly)

    So, I'm actually blind and can't see what's bolded. ;) Beyond that, though, your comments were amazingly helpful!

    HAIR: You're right, "smooth spirals of velvet and gossamer" is awkwardly metaphorical and purple. I will rephrase. When I mention that it's velvet and gossamer, I'm trying to convey that while the hair is thick and smooth and soft, the individual strands are silky and fine. When I say it's leonine, I mean that it's a little  wild and uncontrollable. By "dance around her lithe waist", I mean that the tips are wispy and floaty, and the phraseology is just a little prettier than "ends at her waist". Regardless, I will reword most of these things, and try to wax less. Side note: I don't describe it as luxurious, but luxuriant. >.>


    FACE: I really like "subtly vulpine" too! I would like to keep either exquisite or angelical, but might opt to cut them both once the description is further whittled. I may also remove both "sculpted of alabaster" and "marble-like definition", as her face is actually quite delicate. I more mean that her countenance has a composed of marble look, generally. I've read phrases like "her heart-shaped mouth" and other heart-shape oriented ways of describing a person's lips in books, and think it's an accurate and pretty way of doing it. I might go for "full" instead, though, or maybe "rosebud". I don't know, I don't really think "heart-shaped lips" is confusing! Lastly, cheekbones curving into a nose is pretty realistic I think! :O What would you say they do, in relation to the nose?


    SKIN: :D I'll just significantly simplify it all, then. I think incarnadine is fine, as the context clues are sufficient. I also like it as a word in general! And again, I use luxuriant to describe her hair, and luxurious her lips. ;)


    EYES: I'll dial this bit back! Thing is, I'd prefer the description not to be TOO terse and prosaic. Since her eyes are a significant factor in her appearance, I would like to put a little emphasis on them -- perhaps in a slightly poetic way! Her irises are cool blue, with rings of liquid gold around the pupils. Tips on how to describe this and retain poeticism without being a snowflake would be extremely appreciated, because I never get it just right. Basically, her eyes are very clear, bright, and intense/piercing.


    FIGURE: When I say "ethereally delicate form", I'm referring to the culmination of her bodily features, basically. I'm also getting the feeling that that makes little to no sense....but do you know what I mean at all? "flowing finesse" = fluid grace. Flowing does work here, I think. Alsooo...I do make her curves sound very large, when they are actually fairly small, just well-defined.


    GENERAL: I was planning to cut that part, already!

    :) Thanks again.
    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Ilira

    Bolded: Oops, didn't know that-- sorry!. In any case, I think the only bolded piece that wasn't addressed in the specific comments was "The rich, crystalline radiance of that gaze scintillates". Everything about that bothers me.

    Hair: As I said before, as a general rule if you have to explain something you should change it. The words you used to explain what you really meant, however, are good ones. Consider using those instead. Re: luxuriant vs. luxurious, I was separating "luxuriantly" from "leonine" because they seemed like entirely separate pieces that happened to be alliterative and so got stuck together. Using luxurious and luxuriant bothwould still be repetition, and I don't recommend it.

    Face: I don't really get what 'composed of marble' looks like if not stony. Do you mean she's pale? Has the kind of features an artist would want to sculpt? 
    Rosebud lips is a good alternative, if still a bit purple. 
    The curving thing is weird because the cheekbones and nose aren't really connected to each other, just in proximity.

    Skin: I strongly disagree with you about incarnadine, though in the end it's your call. The context clues are sufficient, but the idea of a character description is to convey information to people looking at it. If they have to use context clues, you may be expanding their vocabulary but you're not conveying meaning-- they are getting meaning from the words around it. Furthermore, if it's the natural color of Ilira's cheeks it's  probably not being used correctly, because something incarnadine is considerably brighter than blush pink. As for luxurious and luxuriant, again, if you use two forms of the same word it is still repetition and should be avoided-- but that's really a lesser issue.

    Eyes: "The irises of her large, almond-shaped eyes are a clear, cool blue, with rings of liquid gold around the pupils. " There ya go. 
    Regarding your fears of being prosaic, my strong advice (for the description in general, not just the eyes) is to find your poetry in the rhythm and flow of your sentences rather than in poetic metaphor or vocabulary in this case. 

    Figure: Honestly, what I -think- you mean is "she's short and skinny but in a really pretty, graceful way".  Beyond that, no clue. And yeah, lush curves would generally be interpreted as big ones.

    Once again, hope this helps.

    Oh, and if you want to see what -terse- looks like... This is the descrip I used before my current one.

    He is a mhun of average height. Lean of frame, he moves with swift economy, his manner guarded and his grey eyes constantly assessing his surroundings. Short-cropped dark hair frames a thin face: his features, though youthful, are lined by hardship and bitter experience.

    You are not in any danger of being terse.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    @Jiraishin

    That's just fine! Also, I removed most of the bolded phrase and reworded it.


    Hair: The alliteration actually wasn't intentional! Regardless, I removed leonine.


    Face: By "composed of marble", I mean serene, cool, and not tending to display emotion. I will replace "luxurious" with an alternative word because you've sold me on "it's repetitive". I think I'll go with rosebud lips and let just a little bit of purpleness through! Also, how would you rephrase the cheekbone bit?


    Skin: I may replace incarnadine, though her cheeks actually do have a remarkably vivid hue. We'll say it's because...magi stuff or something. But they have a natural, perpetual blush of deep red across the cheekbones. Speaking of which, just had an idea for the cheekbone part!


    Eyes: I've already reworded the eyes bit, and will post the edited description soon.


    Figure: She is very short, and thin almost to the point of being tenuous, but is toned from hunting and exploring and the like. Also, I reworded the description of her curves.



    And yeah, both that description and your current one are proof that I'm in little danger. :D:

    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 1,881 @ - Epic Achaean
    Pyori said:
    Seems like someone spent far too much time with a thesaurus. Obscure words ≠ better description. Especially when a lot of them are just filler words, that really don't serve any purpose except to make the description longer.

    Jiraishin said:
    The description veers hard into purple prose. I'd suggest simplifying it.

    Not sure it's 'veered hard into' and moreso 'completely demolished the wall separating it'

    Or to quote @Micaelis in a roundabout way... It drove itself deep into purple prose and rawdogged it so hard chafing was inevitable - if not for the soothing balm it threw all over the purple prose.

  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    That's precisely how it went, @Caelan.
    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
    Caelan
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    Alright, how do we feel about...


    She is a beautiful siren whose ethereally delicate form moves with fluid grace. Sleekly framing the small heart shape of her face and spilling over her narrow shoulders, velvety raven ringlets cascade to her lithe waist in a luxuriant, silken tumble. Her fragile, elfin features are subtly vulpine, her countenance seeming composed of marble. Slender brows arc over gently tilted, great almond eyes that possess crystalline irises of cool azure that encompass concentric rings of liquid gold, the vibrant hues accentuated by pupils of starless night. The rich, serene intensity of that gaze smoulders, enriched between the feathery sweep of her inky satin lashes and radiant against her gracefully arching, incarnadine-flushed cheekbones. Her pert button nose rests above a rosebud mouth of sumptuous carmine, that velvet rosiness stark against the creamy paleness of her porcelain skin. Her diminutive stature lends to the exceeding daintiness of her lissome physique, her fine-boned figure softened by petite curves of lush elegance. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.

    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    @Jiraishin

    Because I can't figure out how to edit: I made a couple fairly minor changes, here you are.


    She is a beautiful siren whose ethereally delicate form moves with fluid grace. Sleekly framing the small heart shape of her face and spilling over her narrow shoulders, velvety raven ringlets cascade to her lithe waist in a luxuriant, silken tumble. Her fragile, elfin features are subtly vulpine, her countenance seeming composed of marble. The irises of her gently tilted, great almond eyes are a clear, cool azure that encompasses concentric rings of liquid gold around dark pupils. The rich, serene intensity of that gaze smoulders, enriched between the feathery sweep of her inky satin lashes and crystalline against her gracefully arching, incarnadine-flushed cheekbones. Her pert button nose rests above a rosebud mouth of sumptuous carmine, that velvet rosiness stark against the creamy paleness of her porcelain skin. Her diminutive stature lends to the exceeding daintiness of her lissome physique, her fine-boned figure softened by petite curves of lush elegance. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.


    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I still don't like it, for reasons I've registered before, but it's definitely a -lot- better.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    @Jiraishin

    Finally replaced incarnadine, and changed a few other things around. This is getting repetitive, though, so I'll probably leave it here!

    She is a beautiful siren whose ethereally delicate form moves with fluid grace. Her fragile, elfin features are subtly vulpine, her marble-like countenance sleekly framed by velvety raven ringlets that spill over her shoulders and cascade to her narrow waist in a luxuriant, silken tumble. The irises of her great, gently tilted almond eyes are a clear, cool azure that encompasses concentric rings of liquid gold around dark pupils. The rich, serene intensity of that gaze smoulders, enriched between the feathery sweep of her inky satin lashes and crystalline against her gracefully arching, naturally blushed cheekbones. Her pert button nose rests above full lips of sumptuous carmine, that velvet rosiness stark against her creamy porcelain skin. Her diminutive stature lends to the exceeding daintiness of her lissome physique, her fine-boned figure softened by petite curves of lush elegance. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.

    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  • IliraIlira Member Posts: 12
    I was encouraged to post the fully edited version for feedback. So...


    She is a beautiful siren of composed and graceful bearing. Her elfin features are subtly vulpine, her small heart-shaped face sleekly framed by velvety raven ringlets that spill over her shoulders and cascade to her narrow waist in a luxuriant tumble. The clear irises of her great, gently tilted almond eyes are a cool, serene azure that encompass concentric rings of liquid gold, centred and accentuated around dark pupils. Set above naturally blushed cheeks, enriched between the feathery sweep of inky satin lashes, they serve as the centrepiece of a rich, smouldering gaze. Her pert button nose rests above full lips of sumptuous carmine, the velvet rosiness stark against her porcelain skin. A diminutive stature and slender limbs lend to the ethereal daintiness of her lissome physique, enhanced by petite curves of svelte elegance. Pearlescent and barely raised, the intricate lines of a seven-spoked escarbuncle brand her left palm.



    Again, many thanks to @Jiraishin, and @Armali, who helped out a lot behind the scenes!

    Remember when you were young?
    You shone like the sun.
    Shine on, you crazy diamond.
    Jiraishin
  • PyoriPyori Member Posts: 1,740 @ - Epic Achaean
    Not to stab at your desc in particular, but... What is with everyone and their obsession for waist-length hair? It's like an Achaea meme at this point, along the same vein as 'almond-shaped eyes' (hi @Skye) and the term 'hourglass figure' or 'perky breasts'

  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Probably because IRL waist length hair takes a ton of effort to maintain, so it's more common in Achaea where your hair is effortless.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,907 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    They're too busy adventuring to get their hair cut.

    Though come to think of it, are there any barber/hairdresser denizens in the game?
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Antonius said:
    They're too busy adventuring to get their hair cut.

    Though come to think of it, are there any barber/hairdresser denizens in the game?
    There are lots of manservant and maidservant denizens, who could contribute the same function.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
  • PyoriPyori Member Posts: 1,740 @ - Epic Achaean
    Jiraishin said:
    Probably because IRL waist length hair takes a ton of effort to maintain
    That's exactly my reason for bringing it up. It's as if people don't realise it. >.>

  • ArmaliArmali Member, Secret Squirrel Posts: 1,257 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    It takes a lot of effort to become a dragon too, or be in great shape and beautiful all the time, but we manage to suspend our disbelief there :open_mouth:

    JiraishinIliraVender
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,028 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Pyori said:
    Jiraishin said:
    Probably because IRL waist length hair takes a ton of effort to maintain
    That's exactly my reason for bringing it up. It's as if people don't realise it. >.>
    To be fair everyone wears the same clothes for years without washing them, getting your head chopped off doesn't get your outfit bloody or ripped (unless you want it to), everyone wears armor everywhere, and weapons go from structurally sound to crumbling into dust from one day to the next. So even if people do realize it, they might reasonably just decide to handwave it.
    ________________________
    The soul of Ashmond says, "Always with the sniping."
    Ilira
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