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i think my main problem w high fantasy elves is that they often take their template from tolkien elves, which are elves designed to compliment/”fit in” with classic english (notions of) forests, while as an aussie my idea of forests are
and i dont know about you guys but they just give me a really different feel as to the types of elves that would live there
#for scrubland!elves i see like#skin in all shades of dusky brown#more hunters and meat eaters than the way traditional elves ping me#theyre long limbed and sharp toothed and they can stand still and silent better than any other#even their motions are sharp and swift unlike the graceful flowing of rainforest!elves#their creator gods are also water gods#rainforest!elves have shining dark skin and they wear leaves twisted into their hair#theyre omnivores but their diet is heavy in fruits#their eyes are large and see far and well in dim lighting#they move constantly graceful and smooth like flowing water#their dead loved ones walk in the stars#of the two encountering scrub elves is more likely to be fatal but rainforest elves settle firmly in the uncanny valley#dae talks#elves yooooo
ok this would be a really cool project to design a bunch of elves for all the different kinds of forests
imagine bony mangrove swamp elves with big webby fingers and toes and short salt-crusted hair, or the elves of the pacific northwest rainforests who are big fat bastards in cedarbark cloaks and bearskins
#elves are so important 2 me i need a book or a movie just all about different elf cultures all over the world #island elves who evolved to adapt to the sea; gilled and with skin like a cuttlefish’s to provide camoflage in any environment #they’re among the deadliest sea predators #move in the water like they were borne of it and hunt and tame sharks and killer whales but the islands are still their home #they have tree gods and sea gods and sky gods who give life to them both #build their cities in the rainforests by the beaches; grow their buildings straight out of the trees and tie them all together #with bridges coaxed into shape from the vines #mountain elves who live in ancient glens surrounded by pines; they spend their nights under the stars and draw their magic from the planets #other mountain elves who live in temples high up in the craigs; spend their days meditating and take strength in their own divinity #look basically i want every gotdamn kind of elf in every possible environment and culture ever and i want them now
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ mireille dagher s/s 2013
class assignment !
(pretend I was able to photoshop out the border)