The Provisional House


He wandered to find Vivec, his lord and master, the glory of the image of Veloth, and found him of all places in the Temple of False Thinking. There, clockwork shears were taking off Vivec’s hair. A beggar king had brought his loom and was making of the hair an incomplete map of adulthood and death.
Nerevar said, ‘Why are you doing this, milord?’
Vivec said, ‘To make room for the fire.’


(I like the idea, but the execution got botched. I’ll definitely be trying this one again when it’s not 2 in the morning. With 100% more clockwork shears.) View Larger

He wandered to find Vivec, his lord and master, the glory of the image of Veloth, and found him of all places in the Temple of False Thinking. There, clockwork shears were taking off Vivec’s hair. A beggar king had brought his loom and was making of the hair an incomplete map of adulthood and death.

Nerevar said, ‘Why are you doing this, milord?’

Vivec said, ‘To make room for the fire.

(I like the idea, but the execution got botched. I’ll definitely be trying this one again when it’s not 2 in the morning. With 100% more clockwork shears.)


Elder Scrolls Online, Murkmire concept art. Again, I’ve not yet seen this make it’s tumblr rounds. Even if you’re not the ESO sort, this is some mighty pretty art. 


Elder Scrolls Online, Wrothgar concept art. I’ve not yet seen this tumbld, so I thought I’d put it up. The first one, with the gigantic Buddha-Malacath, is definitely my favorite. 


Not the best sketch ever, but I’m 1 minute under the deadline. Today’s Daily Tamriel is a naga. If you don’t think that anthropomorphic catfish are one of the coolest recent lore developments… you should.  View Larger

Not the best sketch ever, but I’m 1 minute under the deadline. Today’s Daily Tamriel is a naga. If you don’t think that anthropomorphic catfish are one of the coolest recent lore developments… you should. 


Sheogorath is the Daedric Prince of Madness, Lord of the Never-There, and Sovereign of the Shivering Isles. His motives are said to be unknowable. He is sometimes referred to as the Mad Star, the Mad Lord, and the Mad One.

Sheogorath is the Daedric Prince of Madness, Lord of the Never-There, and Sovereign of the Shivering IslesHis motives are said to be unknowable. He is sometimes referred to as the Mad Star, the Mad Lord, and the Mad One.


I have been the center of a /vg/ discussion/comment/insult thread. That’s one step better than when they posted that one pic of me, and two steps better than when that youtube commenter said I looked like a hot librarian.

Next step, wikipedia. 


What’s going on with the TES fandom? (Part 2)

ayrenn:

This is unrelated to the first issue, but it is still important. If you’ve been following me in the past few months, you of course know my issues with Michael Kirkbride’s online presence as well as his writing. This is a long post, so unlike my other post, this will be put under a readmore. 

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First, let me provide context for all this. Ayrenn already linked to MK’s original post - what she did not link to was any of the resulting posts. 

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84798563733/laughingskeleton-replied-to-your-post-its-kind-of

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84799591108/i-want-word-to-get-out-about-mks-bullshit-and-im

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84813684388/how-dare-someone-hate-on-mk-despite-his

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84795983233/its-kind-of-a-bummer-when-more-shit-comes-to

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84904627393/ladynerevar-i-wasnt-going-to-respond-but-i

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84905185978/im-actually-really-pissed-lady-n-reblogged-that

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84922403628/i-wish-people-would-stop-reblogging-that-post-from

http://ayrenn.tumblr.com/post/84801763463/take-down-mk-movement-frecklevehk-almalexia

I have tagged all my posts with “ayrenn mk" - you can click that link and read through them all. 

What appears to be missing from all that are your first few posts. The ones that just said “MK is misogynistic”? The ones that made me  very confused the night I read them (because they came with no explanation), the ones that I “wasn’t going to respond to” but finally, after seeing that it wasn’t going to go away, had to. 

And now, the main post. 

When I stuck up for them, though in an admittedly childish way, that is when Lady Nerevar stood in and begun to argue with me about how MK’sWRITING was not problematic. […] Soon, it became less about MK’s actual behaviour and more about his writing, when in reality I originally wanted to just mention his behaviour.

Let’s look back at those posts above, shall we? You mention his writing specifically. 

I would also not call what I did arguing. It was a debate. I did not raise my internet voice, or call you names, or anything else. I have tagged all my posts from the discussion with “ayrenn mk,” and everyone is more than welcome to go back and read through them to get the full story. 

Publicly. Even though she could have easily done it in private. 

You made it public. You. I responded to it publicly because you posted it publicly. 

Your original posts weren’t a plea for discussion or a calling out of issues, they were meant to damage the reputation of a man I love, without providing evidence or even context. If I posted 3 messages saying how your boyfriend Tommy used to sexually harass me, would you quietly take it to private message? No. Had you made a private post to begin with, I’d have kept it private. But since you made it public, I couldn’t just let the accusations sit there as facts.

Tumblr is an echo chamber where precious few people bother to make up their own minds. I instigated a discussion, got you to tell us what your problems actually are. If people read the discussion, and the source material, and decided that Michael’s work and actions are misogynistic and transphobic? Ok, they made up their own minds. But I can’t just let people repeat things without knowing what they’re about. 

And if you expected me to wake up in the morning, see a 50-note post about this, with a reblog asserting that Michael harassed you personally, and ignore it? Well, that’s not going to happen. 

neither of them realized how they shouldered the blame of this.

We shouldered the blame for this? We did not send anon hate, we did not encourage anyone to send anon hate, we did not post the post to 4chan (or anywhere else), we did not attack you, we did not make anything private public. The only thing I did is be the second half of this discussion. When I read the 4chan thread where this discussion was briefly mentioned (I’m serious - it was there for maybe 4 posts) my name did not come up. You have no reason to assume that it was through my blog that people found the discussion, or that had I stayed out of it things would have gone better. Your only reason for assuming that it is my fault is because I am a “popular TES blogger.” Newsflash: at the time of the discussion, I had about as many followers as voryn-dagoth has now (I have no idea how many you have). I am not someone that everyone grovels before and takes at my word, no matter what you might think. 

Am I and Michael sorry that you received hate? Absolutely. No one should get threatened, especially over an internet argument. But we are not responsible for it. The jerks who sent it are.

I had to ask Lady Nerevar to get people to stop sending me hate, which she did, albeit somewhat reluctantly. 

Reluctantly? I don’t remember you asking, but even if you did, I did not do it reluctantly. As soon as I saw that you received hate, I posted a message about it. Saying that I did it reluctantly (“ugh, fine, I guess”) is not only wrong but a deliberate attempt to paint me as some kind of cold hearted bitch. 

I did not wish you ill at any point during that discussion, or at any point following (including right now). If I could stop people from escalating, I would. 

Since then, I’ve even written MK a letter, explaining the situation and hoping for a response, even apologizing for some things, and I’ve yet to see anything from him.

The letter was read three days after it was sent. Since we were both working 12-hour days at the time, the reply was sent about a week after that. If it did not get there, I can resend it. Or I can make the response public, as you did the original letter.

Here is an example of misogynistic/transphobic comments MK has made, as well as the casual glorification of sexual violence. Please note the equating of genitals to gender as well as the use of slurs. 

If you weren’t so busy looking at the slur (which, by the way, someone kindly asked him to stop using, and he did), you’d notice that the whole post is about female (sexual) power. The post was intended as the opposite of misogynistic, by contrasting the often referenced Muatra with Vivec’s largely ignored female side. The whole point was to start a dialog examining what the typically male-identified Vivec (complete with sexual violence) would mean when they identified as female. I don’t really see how drawing more attention to women (and to the fact that Vivec is a genderfluid and intersex) is misogynistic. 

This is also my evidence towards MK falsely saying that I was somehow “attacking” him.

And so we come full circle. Your first post (both the ones that are gone and the ones that remain) provide no reasons and no solutions. All they do is accuse. I can see no community-bettering intent behind them - only a “take down MK movement.” They weren’t pointing out issues, or even specific actions, they were just an attack. It wasn’t until I came in that it became a discussion. 

Again:

I urge everyone to read everything and make their own decisions. Blindly agreeing with someone (be in Ayrenn, me, MK, or anyone else) does no one any good. 


What’s going on with the TES fandom? (Part 2)

vehks:

ayrenn:

This is unrelated to the first issue, but it is still important. If you’ve been following me in the past few months, you of course know my issues with Michael Kirkbride’s online presence as well as his writing. This is a long post, so unlike my other post, this will be put under a readmore. 

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next time yall defend kirkbride think about about he fucking bullied and harassed a young girl on the internet for calling him out on problematic shit 

also i want yall to read this and think about it next time ya play morrowind

by which i mean keep an eye out for any little transphobic/misogynistic/transmisogynistic things so you can throw em out 

Prior to the letter, MK had exactly one interaction with the user Ayrenn: she asked him about Pelinal and Kinmune adventures, he answered. During the time that Ayrenn was accusing him of everything in the book, he had absolutely no interaction with her, and, in fact, did not know about it until it was largely over. Since then, their only interaction has been his response to the letter (which, evidently, did not reach her)

If you want to say that he was a dick in general to people? Fine. He agrees with that. But don’t make up things that didn’t happen.

I will respond to the main post later. I am sorry to all the followers who don’t wish to see it: I’m tagging everything with “ayrenn MK” if you want to avoid it, or if you want to follow the debate specifically. 

[edit] Also, I know this is a futile request: but please everyone keep this civil and don’t send anon hate or spread this to 4chan. 


I’m going to cheat and claim that gifs count as original artistic creations for the purposes of Daily Tamriel.


toshio-the-starman replied to your photo
I have a preference for a sequel to Redguard, no offence. ;)

Eye of Argonia was supposed to be the sequel to Redguard. It would have featured Iszara as one of the main, playable characters, and introduced the Carrick and the rest of Cyrus’ crew. Sadly, Redguard didn’t sell well enough. 

Unless… I missed the point of the ” ;) ” emoticon? 


mway1 reblogged your post:
Can I have a copy of your font please? :) The Oblivion textures of the Elder Alphabet are too low res

The font will be released to the public and free for anyone to use when it’s ready :) Right now, I still need to add the big glyphs, and then kernel and adjust the line width on most of the font. 


imogentheimperial:

ladynerevar:

Very early, very speculative, globe of Nirn for today’s daily. Tamriel’s shape should be right - including as much correction of map-to-globe distortion as I could manage. This size actually lines up pretty well with the various rather conflicting distance measurements from within lore, assuming a certain degree of variation for inaccurate in-world cartography. The rest of the landmasses are roughed in and will likely significantly change pending consultation and research. Lyg is missing. 
(I’m putting this up at 2:07 AM, but queuing it to not be posted until later.) 

Is Nirn really so…empty?

Lyg - omitted from this draft - fits very nicely into that big ocean opposite Tamriel. Between that, fleshing out the other landmasses, and adding a plethora of smaller island chains, the globe hopefully won’t look that empty in the end. 

imogentheimperial:

ladynerevar:

Very early, very speculative, globe of Nirn for today’s daily. Tamriel’s shape should be right - including as much correction of map-to-globe distortion as I could manage. This size actually lines up pretty well with the various rather conflicting distance measurements from within lore, assuming a certain degree of variation for inaccurate in-world cartography. The rest of the landmasses are roughed in and will likely significantly change pending consultation and research. Lyg is missing. 

(I’m putting this up at 2:07 AM, but queuing it to not be posted until later.) 

Is Nirn really so…empty?

Lyg - omitted from this draft - fits very nicely into that big ocean opposite Tamriel. Between that, fleshing out the other landmasses, and adding a plethora of smaller island chains, the globe hopefully won’t look that empty in the end.