changing elves from being assholes with a superiority complex and recharacterising them as just sort of weird guys that have an entirely different set of social behaviours to harken back to the days when people thought autistic people were a kind of fae for having odd behaviours. the entire reason why they dont particularly enjoy gatherings of men or dwarves or whatever is because they tend to be loud and the average elven social gathering is just a bunch of them sitting in a room in silence ignoring each other
like theyre still kind of mean but its more of them being blunt and lacking empathy rather than being condescending or purposefully malicious
my elven ass after spending 45 minutes in the pub with my dwarf friends:
I GROW WEARY OF MIMICKING YOUR OBNOXIOUS MANNERISMS TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THIS ENVIRONMENT. I WISH TO RETURN TO MY CHAMBERS TO REST AND SO I MAY PLAY SPLATOON 3 ON THE NINTENDO SWITCH. WE SHALL GATHER AGAIN NEXT HALF MOON AND I SHALL TELL YOU OF MY VICTORIES.
okay man take care
you understand my vision
God imagine the hyperfixation of a being that doesn’t need to sleep and can live for centuries.
“I’ve been working on this 32-volume book on the mating rituals of the common woodlouse since… Which king do we have now? Hargiff? Edward?”
“uhh, Leafy… We’ve been a democracy for over 400 years.”
“oh really? Well now I’m going to have to completely rewrite volume 17! Probably for the best, it needed some more work, I wrote that during the decade when I had a hangover.”