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Re: Non-stereotypical elves was Re: Quick Intro

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, February 21, 2003, 13:34
En réponse à Herman Miller <hmiller@...>:

> > Of course, there's the question of what exactly it means to be an > "elf". > Pointy ears by themselves aren't enough (as exceptions like Vulcans
Well, Vulcans are pretty much wise, pedant, long-lived, partially telepathic and with great inhuman skills (at least twice as long as human beings), etc... all that pretty much elflike in my opinion :)) .
> and > Hylians demonstrate),
On this I agree, especially since the Hylians are the equivalent of Humans here! The Kokiri, on the other hand, as childish creatures staying eternally young, look a bit like fairytale wood elves to me. Still, it's true that the Zelda universe is good at using fantasy with a completely different race setting :) . It's refreshing, even if the setting itself is still fairly simple. and not all Elves are smaller than Humans
> (Tolkien's > for instance). Long life and some degree of magical ability seems to > be > typically associated with elves.
In which case the Vulcans are the closest in a technological setting you can think of for elves of the Tolkien kind. And although it might be hard to
> imagine, > not all elves necessarily have a preference for dental and alveolar > sounds. > :-) >
The Vulcans certainly have not :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.