Q:u know.... if you think about it, dwarf fortress is pretty much the sims that someone added a gore mod to
shout out to all the people who are content with mediocrity. for real, fuck this weird “everyone is gonna be an earth-shaker” stressful shit they push on you before you’re even out of the womb. give me stability, a sense of belonging, rootedness. i don’t need fame and fortune.
podunk13 said: Did you really catch grief over using the word? I mean, I’m aware of it having a history as a derogatory term, but… doesn’t the context in which something is used count for ANYTHING anymore?
I was unaware of the word having been used as derogatory when I named the characters, as it seems to be an American term (here in the UK I’ve only seen it used as a term to refer to singular ghosts and ghouls). The characters will be using different names should they reappear.
If someone says that a word in my work is harmful I don’t lose anything by apologising and being careful about using it again. If someone dislikes my work I want it to be a matter of personal taste, not because they feel alienated and attacked by it. As an artist I love to gain understanding of the world around me and I cannot do so without feeling empathy or understanding for others, so to ignore such criticism would be harmful to my work as well as alienating to my potential audience. Art cannot flourish in a vaccum, and ignorance is one.
I am eternally grateful to everyone who understands that I am still learning and shows patience.
It’s pretty archaic but yeah it’s been a slur.