• @[email protected]
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    8226 days ago

    Seems to be the elf is setting themselves up to receive the human’s inheritance money. If they play their cards right they could pull this scam many times

  • @[email protected]
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    5426 days ago

    You need to be specific about which type of elves this is.

    If we’re talking LotR, elves are immortal.
    If we’re talking 40k, Eldrad is 10,000+ years old.
    If we’re talking WoW, it’s a couple thousand years.
    If we’re talking D&D, elves live like 750 years.
    If we’re talking Shadowrun, Elves lit’s all over the place.

    • @[email protected]
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      925 days ago

      I don’t think their DNA has been sequenced, but I’m willing to bet someone made babies with Homo floresiensis. I think bestiality must be a no-babies thing. As far as I’m concerned Homo floresiensis is blurry memory elves. Maybe weak, but I plug my no vote.

    • Rhynoplaz
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      725 days ago

      Although often considered a slur nowadays, Half-elves were the most common interspecies offspring in D&D.

      It would only be considered beastiality by racists that view elves (or more likely, the humans) as animals.

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      525 days ago

      Yes, first quoting Sir Terry Pratchett:

      J.R.R. Tolkien has become a sort of mountain, appearing in all subsequent fantasy in the way that Mt. Fuji appears so often in Japanese prints. Sometimes it’s big and up close. Sometimes it’s a shape on the horizon. Sometimes it’s not there at all, which means that the artist either has made a deliberate decision against the mountain, which is interesting in itself, or is in fact standing on Mt. Fuji.

      As such let’s look at the Granddaddy of all modern Medieval Fantasy, in Tolkien’s work there are several human/elf couples of renown, from Beren and Luthien which are not in the movies so people don’t usually know to Aaragorn and Arwen (who are a central point of the movies). Not only that, but we know that they can produce offspring, because Elrond is a half-elf, not only is he a half-elf, but both his parents were half-elves.

      In short, yes, they do.

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        125 days ago

        Eärendil is the GOAT of half-elves 🌠

  • @[email protected]
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    926 days ago

    Neither. There is an age difference, sure, but an 80 year old woman is a well-lived human adult who can make her own choices. If it were an 80 year old female elf, then possible. Not sure what the age of consent is in elvish customs, or the age of emotional maturity. As for robbing the grave, no, she’s not dead. Robbing the cradle implies young life inside the cradle and there is nothing living in a grave. Now, if the elf provided the woman with prolonged life through elvish ways, then technically, he’s robbing the grave.

    • ivanafterall
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      There’s no way an 80 year old woman has the life experience to compare to a 300-1,000 year old elf. There’s an inherent power discrepancy.

      • NoneOfUrBusiness
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        1325 days ago

        I mean yes but it’s diminishing returns. The rule kind of falls apart at these numbers.

        • @[email protected]
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          Glad someone said this, it bothers me even with human ages. Like there’s this perception that as you get older you simply gain knowledge, wisdom, world experience, etc. Not a lot of people account for biological limits for knowledge/memory, nor degradation from aging.

          If some young intern decided to try to have sex with Biden, I think there’s genuinely a conversation to be had about if that’s statutory rape. I think you’d need a healthcare professional to rule on if Biden has the mental capacity to fully consent. Similar to a drunk person. They’re still obviously a person able to think/engage with the world, but they’re heavily impaired and unable to fully consent as a result. Age impairs cognition too.

  • @[email protected]
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    826 days ago

    I’m more concerned about the implications of the word “robbing”. I mean, I’m hoping there’s consent happening here …

    /s

  • Toes♀
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    725 days ago

    The way I solve such matters in fantasy, once the characters involved have reached the required maturity and properly comprehend their commitment to one another it’s all good.

  • all-knight-party
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    726 days ago

    The grave, I would expect “From the cradle to the grave” to be describing the subject. So if the elf is marrying the old woman, then he’s robbing the old woman’s grave

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    -626 days ago

    Whatever you do don’t ask ChatGPT or Gemini this, their boring ass Disney-fied answers ruin the joke.

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      3426 days ago

      Ahh, it’s a good thing you brought AI into this. I had almost gone a full minute without reading disparaging comments about it.

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        -226 days ago

        Well I wasn’t really disparaging AI in general, just Gemini and ChatGPT specifically, and not because they’re AI, but because I feel their answers are genuinely neutered a bit aka “Disney-fied” which for this kinda joke is ehhh.