Dragon Age Evanuris Speculation

20 listopadu, 2015

There are lot of mysteries and clues in every masterpiece of Bioware, but Dragon Age world is my favorite place when it comes to channeling my super nerdy geeky needs.

Many are questions about history of Thedas, but I believe none can be solved without figuring out as much as possible about Elven Gods, since their nature, origin and actions are cruicial to understanding almost every event in Dragon age lore.

I realize the chance of me figuring out somethinh correctly is not likely (altough Bioware really is very fair to its most geeky admirers and provides a lot of clues).

In order to understand the chances of figuring out something crucial we can easily look at Flemeth and our chances of figuring out her connection to Mythal during various stages of develepopment. Call me naive but I truly believe Bioware does actually (much like George.R.R.Martin or J.K.Rowling) care about consistency of its canon lore and that Flemeth was for instance intended to be possesed by Mythal from the very beginning.

Very well. Dragon Age Origins. Now even back then every proper loyal geek would see that in that world full of clues, hints and unanswered questions Flemeth is clearly a living breathing enigma that provides perhaps most clues about various aspects of religions, history and magic.

In DAO we see a witch who seems to be ANCIENT. She seems not completely mortal at least in the sense that she does not necesserily need to die from old age. That alone possibly connects her to Elves however human she looks. Discounting Avernus in the DLC, in DAO we see only few ancient connections to past like paragon Caridin and Keeper Zathrian.

Now what i LOVE about Bioware is their dedication to options and details. Perhaps the single most valuable single piece of information in that entire huge freaking game is a single possible line in dialogue you can have only once at the very beginning with Morrigan and only if you play Dalish Warden. In that line the Dalish warden reveals to Morrigan that dalish keepers have the very same shapeshifting magic as Flemeth and her daughters wield.

Discounting the possibility that you can buy a book which unlocks shapeshifter specialization from a Dalish merchant, this little line not easily encountered or noticed provides perhaps greatest clue for a true nerdy fan.

Every proper fan with the right curious (geeky) questions is immediately fascinated by Flemeth, and after your first playthrough you probably know this: 1. mortals (often mages) can become possesed which is usually a mess, but Flemeth proves this does not always need to be the case. 2. The Old Gods are not simply dragons, they indeed seem to contain some sort of spirits themselves 3. Flemeth was probably a human woman who was possesed by some sort of spirit and lived on for ages 4. Flemeth seems to know about mysteries which predate her own human life 5. Flemeth for some reason shows great interest in securing a soul/spirit contained in and Old God dragon

Proper geek is probably also aware that Black City in the Fade does actually exist and thus that andrastian Chant of Light might actually really provide some actual clues instead of just religious unfounded superstitions and that Elves predating humans might have been immortal and that they worshipped some gods who somehow dissapeared.

If you dig deep enough you are also aware of Forgotten Ones, Forbidden Ones, lyrium, veil and blood magic. But all is next to impossible to connect until that one delicious line about dalish keepers having same sort of magic as Flemeth. Because this provides a connection between a human immortal abomination interested in an Olf God and Elves. Simply invaluable.

Because until that point trying to figure out Thedas is sort of like this:

We have a planet. That planet is connected to some Fade with magic and spirits. On that planet is a continent we know as Thedas. On that continent there is a mineral called lyrium which seems to provide magic as well. On that continent was once a huge elven empire. These Elves worshipped some gods and were immortal. Then humans came and their gods diseapeared. Then humans conquered them, enslaved them and spread across the continent. Then they worshipped some really big and perhaps special dragons and made deals with some demons. Then something went wrong, taint appeared, once it infected one of the weird worshipped dragons the First Blight began and ended after the dragon was killed by the Grey Wardens. Then some Andraste and some Quinari appeared and here we are in DAO.

After a lot of digging my read on Thead was this:

Ancient elves really might have been immortal (considering Zathrian). Dwarven empire might have already existed underground during the time of Arlathan, but I have no idea how dwarves or lyrium fit into those ancient times. Elves worshipped some nine ,,gods“ who were probably popular and probably feared some unknown number of Forgotten ones. Then maybe Fenharel banished the eight gods into heaven (is that some part of Fade?) and forgotten ones into Abyss (is that another part of the Fade, the Deep Roads or some sort of intergalactic void?). What happened to Fenharel? What is the Black City? What is the Blight? Is the Maker some sort of forgotten father of elven gods (considering his symbol is Sun, Elgar´nan is the oldest of the Sun etc.)

The biggest confusion and mystery for me back then were the Old Gods. It makes sense that Elven gods are not much studied or quostioned since they seem like a mere history curiosity at that point, but Old Gods are clearly real in DAO and clearly not just some big dragons. It seems like they are dragons possesed by some spirits and that even in their uncorrupted form they somehow attract the darkspawn,

What seemed crucial to me back then was the confusion whether Tevinters learned blood magic from Dumat OR the Forbidden Ones, because i felt this should somehow solve the questions about nature of spirits contained within the dragons – the Old Gods.

Back then my very foggy idea was this:

the Chant of Light might actually be kind of correct in some small ways. Maybe there was once a really powerful spirit (Maker) who was worshipped and who greatly influenced both the mortals and the spirits. Maybe this spirit even possesed some mage like something possesed Flemeth.

Maybe this spirit ruled from the Golden City, which was in the center of Fade. Maybe he spawned, created, taught, inspired or simply somehow influenced some other beings including the nine elven ,,gods“ who under leadership of Elgar´nan overthrew him, which pissed him off and he was imprisoned/stayed in his Golden City, while Elven Gods had fun in Thedas.

Then something happened, the eight gods were imprisoned (perhaps in the Golden City with their father) betrayed like Cronos was betrayed by Zeus after he betrayed Uranus. The Forgotten Ones might been imprisoned in Deep Roads (abyss?).

I also imagined Fen´harel might have usurped the title of the Maker or somehow rightfully restored worship of the Maker. About fate of Fenharel I was quite clueless even when it came tomere speculations.

But back then I was quite convinced that Old Gods were the Forgotten Ones, the Forbidden Ones are some of the Frogotten Ones who have somehow freed themselves and that Flemeth is possesed by one of the Forgotten Ones. 

With Mage origin Harrowing, Uldred main quest, Baronness in Awakening it was proven to me that spirits and mortals are more of a different states of being rather then different species and this phenomenon is also what makes shapeshifting possible and that shapesfhiting, fade, spirits and elves are closely connected (elves had in DAO been clearly established as more connected to magic than humans).

Yeah I was pretty proud of myself (or ashamed how childish time-wasting freak i am?) when DAI proved so much of my speculations correct thanks to Solas and Cole and Mythal.

But ultimately back at DAO I was pretty sure about my specualtions that Old Gods are Forgotten Ones and that Flemeth is possesed by a Forgotten one. All this geeky monologue is meant to show how small are the odds of even a dedicated nerd reading extremely (absurdly really) responsible writers and figuring stuff out correctly.

To be honest there was simply now way how to figure out the Mythal bit. Not in DAO anyway. It was probably impossible to even guess that Flemeth could be possessed by ANY of the Creators, except maybe by the Dread Wolf (now there would be possible to even see fake hints because of Brecilian storyline and Morrigan shapeshifting into wolf if you refuse her ritual.)

Still while this whole case proves how unrealiable can our speculations be, it also shows how much we can start to at least suspect if we dig deep enough (after all the most nerdy of us figured out most of the trespasser revelations in advance).

Often you dont even have to wait that long for more clues. Every DLC provides quite a lot of crucial clues about lore.

Regarding Flemeth and Mythal the first hints were at DA2. I missed the part, where the altar at Sundermount is revealed as Mythals, but if you after DAO suspect enough, you could start to think of Mythal simply due to the fact that Flemeth seems to actively care about the Dalish, which not only points at Creators, it even fits the vague references specific to Mythal most.




















6 října, 2013

Artist: Boris Vallejo !!!

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Slaanesh, the Dark Father

20 října, 2012
Slaanesh, the Dark Father of Undergods

Slaanesh, the Dark Father of Undergods

The druchii of Cynath Arhain see Slaanesh as the consort of Ereth Khial and father of all other cytharai. For them He is a god of pleasure and the most mighty of all elven gods including Asuryan himself. Andurial is seen as the avatar of Slaanesh and thus his position as the Witch Lord of the Viper Realm is unquestionable.

Caras believe that Four Gods of Chaos are simply the four strongest gods in existence and that Slaanesh is of elven origin, while the other three were born from primitive minds of lesser races. Born from seduction of Asuryan by Morai Heg, Slaanesh is also called the Dark Prince and is destined to overthrow His despotic bigoted father and thus set all Elves free from his prudish oppression, but He cannot do so until He first defeats the other three chaos gods.

No druchii of Cynath Arhain can worship any undergod without praising the Dark Father at the same time, for any specific excess dedicated to other cytharai feeds Slaanesh as well. Thus all caras are actually Slaaneshi worshippers, even as almost all of them give themselves primarily to one of lesser cytharai.

While relationships between the Dark Prince and His mother, wife and children are very complex and sometimes almost hostile, there is a strong bond among the cytharai born from their mutual hatred for cadai and three chaos gods. Off all His children the Dark Father favors most his daughter Atharti, the goddess of love, just as he openly despises his demented son Khaine, the god of murder.

Thus it is no surprise that the Temple of Atharti is the most powerful cult among the druchii of Cynath Arhain and that the worship of Khaine is one of the few offences punishable by death. It is also the main reason of eternal hatred between Andurial and Hag Queen Hellebron, who seeks to destroy the all caras for many centuries now.

These druchii also believe that all daemonettes were once elven mortals and that all forest spirits used to be slaaneshi daemons. While such ideas look absurd to many outsiders, caras seem to be sure in their beliefs. It is also noteworthy that most sorcerous aspects of this druchii society are seen as doings of other cytharai like the presence of daemons serving Atharti. In battle these druchii call upon various cytharai, but it is ultimately Slaanesh who is most praised on battlefield. This is because most caras warriors engage in battles willingly mainly in order to feel pleasures, which can only be experienced in war, outside of their wickedly peaceful realm.

It might seem that society composed of such extreme hedonists would dislike battle, yet opposite is the truth. Caras are among the most warlike Elves, cause despite their hatred for Khaine they too are cursed by the drawing of the Widowmaker and thus great bloodlust sings in their veins. Strange and peculiar Witch Lord Andurial strictly forbids any acts of violence among his people, and thus most of these druchii beg to join his armies in order to experience pleasure from causing pain.

To many outsiders Slaanesh thus might seem more like a god of pain and war, for His name is mainly restricted to battlefield just as we Asur also call upon Khaine only in times of war. To me He appears as a god of vengeance here in Cynath Arhain, for all his praising during battle is seen as avenging all hedonists from both past and future, whose desires were not fulfilled because of blind misguided enemies.

As it was foretold by the Queen Mother Morathi, the whole Viper Realm now exists only because of favor of Slaanesh. It is only through His blessing that the Witch Lord and Princess Adigha reign supreme in their realm, should He release the caras from the Velvet Pact, they shall be united no more, the authority of their rulers would no longer be unquestioned and the rebellions will be sure to come. Worse yet, all Viper Coasts and the whole Viper Underworld are infested with hordes of His Daemons just as Viper Woods are filled with herds of Slaangors. Without the Velvet Pact these masses shall fall upon their former elven masters in a heartbeat.

When I first saw how openly Slaanesh is praised in Cynath Arhain, I instantly wondered how these druchii…these caras… can be so blind to their inevitable doom from the hands of their unholy deity. Not only do they consort with daemons and slaangors in insane manner, wear pink and blue velvet dedicated to him all the time and make themselves more and more dependent on His will with every passing century, they also refuse to see their God as anything else than utterly loving and benevolent deity.

When I mentioned my shock to Adigha, she simply laughed and reminded me that caras have lived without experiencing His punishment or betrayal for so long, that such worries would be unfounded. Obviously Adigha and Andurial think…or at least hope…that blind faith of caras shall be enough to reshape nature of this otherwise selfish uncaring god. Yet I suspect she and her father have doubts about favor of their patron. I am also certain that there is one great secret that Adigha is keeping both from me and her people, yet what could that be even I don’t dare to guess…

Teclis, the First Loremaster of Hoeth   ,


Viviana, the Moon Queen of the Elvhenan, the Hero of Ferelden, the Warden Commander

28 června, 2012

In the Age of the Dragons there was a Grey Warden called Fiona. This beautiful elven maiden together with warden Duncan and King Maric faced the infamous Architect, whom she recognized as one of the ancient tevinter magisters of old. The raven haired girl in her desperation secretly became a blood mage, a maleficar. After giving away her son Alistair to his father Maric, she realized that by using blood magic she helped the Forgotten Gods of the Void to influence Thedas once more.

But in her dreams she saw all the Creators including the Maker and they told her not to despair, for even blood magic could serve the Good in the end. Thus she contacted her admired friend, First Enchanter Orsino, and lied with him under the gaze of stars in ancient temple filled with lyrium. A baby girl was born as it was foretold by the Creators and Fiona named her child Viviana.

Though little Viviana resembled her parents, she was the most beautiful Elf in Thedas. Not only were her features a work of art, her eyes were blue like sea and her hair as white as snow. Blue tattoos marked her face even before she was born just as her lips, cheeks and eyelids were naturally teal. She was a somniari, a Dreamer, a seer and and wise she was as well.

Human templars took the girl away, though she lived for few years with her mother both in Lothering and later in Denerim Alianege. Fiona was not warned that she would lose her second child as well and in anger she turned to blood magic again and as the Grand Enchanter who much later led the mages into rebellion.

Viviana thanks to her scrying powers predicted her coming to the Circle Tower of Mages in Calenhad. Soon she became the most talented student in the history of the Circle, and Senior Enchanters Wynne and Uldred soon noticed the child progeny. She became a favorite pupil of the First Enchanter Irwing himself and secret love of templar Cullen.

Just after she broke the record of quickest Harrowing in history, she and her maleficar friend Jowan got in trouble with the templars, which she predicted as well. Through foreseen path she escaped the Tower with the Grey Warden Duncan, who made her one of them. Little did he know that just like her mother she would never be corrupted by the Blight and that it would only enhance her powers and immortality.

In Ostagard she met her secret half-brother Alistair, who immediately fell in love with her. They two alone survived the following battle thanks to Flemeth, the Shapeshifter, the Witch of the Wilds. Flemeth thought she was the puppeteer, but Viviana was even greater seer than her and so she predicted every step of both the Archdemon and the Flemeth.

Viviana was the most powerful somniari since Andraste herself. The Creators themselves guided her and this time she already was an awesome spirit healer and commanded powers of ice, earth and thunder. From the witch Morrigan she learned the art of Shapeshifting, one of the many ways lost to the Elvhen. Though Viviana became the only friend of Morrigan, the witch still found herself scared when she watched how powerful Viviana was.

So infamous was she that the whole Ferelden already called her THE WARDEN. Even the quinari Sten bowed before her might and wisdom just as did the famous Leliana of Orlais. Both Leliana and Alistair desperately fell in love with her. It was not only her beauty, which invoked such a desire among most mortals. Viviana had the most beautiful voice in the world and with she could persuade even dragon into calming down. Her enchanted voice could only be outmatched by blood magic, which had negative side effects of its own.

Alistair and Viviana lost their virginity together, although Viviana already knew about their bond of blood. Even later when she told the truth to Alistair in false tears, he would not stop loving her. He was her slave for eternity, whether he realized it not.

She led her companions to her former home and prison, the Tower of Mages, where she recruited her mentor Wynne and slaughtered the blood mages, demons and abominations including Uldred. Even Irwing himself was saved by her. From now on she would be worshipped as goddess by these mages for the following decades.

Wynne became her another unknowing pawn just as the golem Shale and the dwarf Oghren. Eventually she was ambushed by her foreseen mate, Zevran. The assassin just like all Elvhen had a certain magical talent, so she taught him lost nature summonings of long forgotten elven rangers of old. He could melt into shadows and dance in battle like a god thanks to her training. She showed him how to use elvhen voice and thus he bested all known assassins, rangers and bards in history.


The fate of Tribune Almalexia

1 dubna, 2012

So you wish to know my name, mortal? My name is very precious to me for it is the only thing permanent about me. I posed as many things and appeared in many roles during my centuries of life, yet I never allowed myself to forget my own name. Almalexia.

Ancient Chimer witch-queen

Almalexia, elven goddess of love, fertility and passion

I can still recall my father calling me by name for feast every morn. Not that I can remember his name or his face. All my memories about Aldmeri Cradle are suspiciously chaotic and scarce. Often I wondered if someone played with my memory. Sometimes I suspect I myself cursed my mind to forget. I know Aldmeri was wonderful and beautiful. I know there was both pleasure and pain to be found. I think there were some enemies of mine, but all is clouded in doubt and dust.

Elven Aldmeri Continent

Elven Aldmeri Continent

What I remember clearly is how my people escaped from the Cradle of Mer and how we arrived on Summerset Isles. We were both devastated and excited, for the new worlds ahead of us were both dangerous and promising. Me and my sisters wanted to celebrate Sanguine through sensual pleasures and Azura through our love. But others abhorred our Daedra Gods. They called us heretics and abominations. So we escaped again.

Morrowind, the Home of the Dark Elves

Morrowind, the Home of the Dark Elves

We fled to Morrowind with our wise prophet Veloth and settled in that dangerous land. We called ourselves Chimer and laughed at the foolishness of our Altmer oppressors, for we have found beautiful keeps, palaces and ports. How we loved the sinister landscape of Morrowind with its Ashlands, bleak forests of mushrooms and mysterious swamps. Yet we overlooked the most precious treasure to be found in our new home. The Heart of Lorkhan.

The Heart was hidden beneath Red Mountain in the grasp of our fair-weather friends- the Dwemer. With it they abandoned the worship of Daedra Gods and created wonders beyond imagination of your primitive people, mortal. But we were blind to their heresy, power and plans. In happiness we forged our new realm of Morrowind. I fell in love with a male Chimer for the first time then. His name was Nerevar and he was great in all ways I could think of. Though I kept many girls as my lovers, I married him and allowed him to keep both his male and female pets, for his heart was utterly mine and our people have never felt threatened by our natural desires.

For the first time since leaving the Aldmeri Cradle of Mer was I worshipped for my beauty as I deserved. People praised me as their Queen and all Chimer adored me just as they feared my husband. But the age of prosperity was about to end when we learned about plans of our false allies. The Dwemer intended to use the Heart of Lorkhan for conquering Morrowind. Quickly we went to stop them and stop them we did.

Dwemer couple, the Dwarves of Skyrim, Hammerfall and Morrowind

Dwemer couple, the Dwarves of Skyrim, Hammerfall and Morrowind

Even I do not know what happened to the Dwemer. I was there and thus I can confirm that all of them disappeared as ghosts in a blink of an eye. Many thought them destroyed, but I suspected treachery. I told Nerevar to preserve their weapons and tools. Do not listen to the stories about poison candles, mortal. Nobody regretted death of Nerevar more than me. Ashlanders are right however when it comes to my treachery regarding the promise I made to Nerevar. It was I who seduced both Sotha Sil and Vivec and convince them to use the power of the Heart for the purpose of ascendency.

We became the Gods. We spat into the face of Azura herself as she tried to deny us our rightful place. We laughed even as she transformed our people into Dunmer, for we retained our golden skin through our godhood. As the Tribunal we ruled over Morrowind even as the foolish Dagoth Ur tried to oppose us. I have personally faced Mehrunes Dagon, the Lord of Destruction ,and defeated him. I was a goddess just as I deserved!

People praised me as their merciful matron. My House Indoril spread my kind words among Dunmer and my wrath among their enemies. I was divine!!! It is the fate of the great to be victim of lesser conspirators. Vivec was jealous of me and allied himself with Dagoth Ur, Sotha Sil, Azura and Nerevarine. Not even I could stand a chance against their combined strikes.

They destroyed the Heart of Lorkhan. My godhood was in peril. I knew I was losing ground. I was losing sanity. It is hard for a Goddess to lose her sight, youth and power. I had a plan, but it was risky and it failed. In the arms of my beloved treacherous Nerevarine I died right after I killed Sotha Sil in revenge.

Sotha Sil, the Dark Elven God of Sorcery

Sotha Sil, the Dark Elven God of Sorcery

But as you see, my dear mortal, I did not bet on a single card, oh no! For some time my bloodline prospered outside of Morrowind. Among the Altmer, Dunmer and Bosmer in Cyrodiil my blood flew and so I could be reborn one day just as Nerevar was reborn in the form of Nerevarine. Yet all my distant offspring seemed too fragile and common to make a right vessel for me. There was only one exception.

Long ago I accepted a visitor. He called himself the Snow Prince and claimed to be the last son of the father with the same title. He even claimed to be the last of his race, the legendary Snow Elves of Skyrim. In silence I listened to his stories about war between his lost people and the Nords, about their later enslavement in the hands of Dwemer. He was a noble battlemage and reminded me of my long dead Nerevar. I mated with him and in secret I had born him a daughter. Since then her line prospered on Summerset Isles.

Snow Prince, the last of the Falmer Elves of Skyrim

Snow Prince, the last of the Falmer Elves of Skyrim

When I died my spirit was reborn in the babe of this bloodline. My own blood in its veins allowed me to possess it just as the blood of the Snow Elves allowed me later to recall the long lost knowledge of Snow Mer of Skyrim. I grew up, scarcely remembering who I was. When I finally remembered I forsake my new false name and named myself Almalexia again. They considered me an Altmer, but I was much more. I was a hybrid of Chimer and Falmer with memories of ancient queen and goddess.

I went here in Skyrim in search for the long lost power of the Snow Elves. The Eye of Magnus is it called and I shall not rest till you tell me, where it is, my dear little mortal. The Heart of Lorkhan is no more, but the Eye shall make me greater than ever. As I walk the frozen lands of dragons I remember more and more. Soon I shall regain my godhood and this time there will be no Tribunal, only me. My ancient rivals among Psijics and Aldmeri Dominion themselves shall unknowingly deliver the Eye into my hands. I shall slaughter the Nords and banish Imperials just as I should have done back then in Morrowind. I shall raise forgotten Snow Elves as my people and regain my rightful place in the order of things!!!

Almalexia, the Snow Queen of the Falmer of Skyrim

Almalexia, the Snow Queen of the Falmer of Skyrim


Felicia Day, Královna wowkařů

16 listopadu, 2011
Felicia Day Actress Felicia Day arrives at the launch of Warner Bros. 'Mortal Kombat Legacy' at Saint Felix II on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Felicia Day, zrzavá císařovna wowkařů, nerdů a RP závisláků

Jeden z mých oblíbených filmů je Bring it on again a jedna z mých nejoblíbenějších postav je alternativně intelektuální baletka Penelope, kterou hraje má nová zrzavá bohyně, Felicia. Tato herečka vystudovala hudební konzervatoř excelováním v baletu, zpěvu a hře na violoncello. V Hollywoodu se ale neprosadila, byla příliš osobitá, svéhlavá, alternativní a lidská. Všichni ji odmítali jako divně vypadajícího podivína, právem si vysloužila titul královna nerdů. Dnes je známa hlavně jako nejkrásnější nerd na světě! Miluje počítačové hry jako Václav Klaus nácky. Je chytrá, charismatická, bojovná a tvrdohlavá. Nenechala se zničit šikanou povrchních mainstreamových mamlasů a obešla systém. Napsala si vlastní seriál a sama ho produkovala. Je o jejím vlastním životě a v hlavní roli hraje sama sebe, hezkou zrzavou wowkařku Codex. První episody trvají stěží tři minuty každá, ale zasvěcení nerdi se smějí každou vteřinu. Když jsem si myslel, že ji už více milovat nemohu…hle! Napsala, natočila a produkovala seriál Dragon Age Redemption, který je samozřejmě opět úžasný! Felicia Day je avatar vzpoury, mstivý anděl utlačovaných, který obchází systém přes internet a alternativní zdroje! Je inspirací pro všechny, kteří chtějí změnit svět!

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Hra o trůny, Game of Thrones – referát

16 listopadu, 2011

Hra o trůny a knihy na ní navazující patří mezi takzvanou high fantasy, protože se po vzoru Tolkiena vyhýbá snovému rámci děje (či alternativního světa ve skříni) a přebytku líbivých bojových scén. Na rozdíl od většiny high fantasy děj se nesnaží prezentovat pohádkový obraz boje mezi absolutním zlem a dobrem (opět typický pro katolíka Tolkiena), ale dává přednost rafinované zápletce plné zájmových střetů nejrůznějších morálně neutrálních frakcí a jedinců. Každá postava má své vlastní slabosti, sklony k altruismu i egoismu a vlastní morální kodex.

Sourozenecká láska v zájmu čisté krve

Sourozenecká láska v zájmu čisté krve

Ve hře o trůny se také nesetkáte s přehnaně vlivnými nadpřirozenými jevy, takže zápletka nenaráží na nelogické chování postav či přehršel deus ex machina. Nadpřirozené postavy jsou vzácné a nejsou omnipotentní, takže kouzla tvoří spíše estetické a romantické než epické prvky příběhů. Hrstku nadpřirozených dějů se snaží stejně jako vše ostatní zmanipulovat proradní jednotlivci, kteří však milují stejně jako čestnější hrdinové křivdí. Příběh je natolik komplexní, umírněný a realistický, že se čtenář okamžitě vžije do všech postav a propadne iluzi že se jedná o živé bytosti s bijícím srdcem a duší plápolající ve větru přicházející Zimy, děsivého jevu periodicky zachvacujícího země Westeros.

Zdaleka nejkvalitnějším aspektem děl George R.R. Martina je nepředvidatelnost děje. Ty nejoblíbenější a nejklíčovější postavy umírají v tu nejvíce nečekanou chvíli, jednoznačně nasměrované dějové linie se nečekaně protnou nebo přetnou jako v opravdovém životě. Když umře postava, máte pocit, že umřel váš bratranec či spolužačka. Když je zničeno město, litujete obyvatel i ztraceného umění a obchodu. Přesvědčivost autora dává prožitku čtenáře nový rozměr.

Teplí princové intrikují :-D

Teplí princové intrikují 😀

Autor se nebojí začlenit do díla i kontroverzní motivy charakteristické pro jakoukoli lidskou společnost včetně středověké. Konzervativně založení jedinci mají obvykle naivní představy o absenci sexuality v historických etapách, ke kterým vzhlíží jako ke zlatéme věku, nelze se proto divit, že naturalismus díla některé lidi pobuřuje. Od incestní lásky rodů Lannisterů a Targaryenů po homosexuální romance prince Renlyho a Červené Zmije (Oberyn Martell), od náboženské propagandy až po krkvavé činy ve jménu dobra, Píseň ledu a ohně ukazuje jako zrcadlo nelichotivý obraz příběhů v našem reálném světě.

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Kurt Cobain , Princ Buřičů

16 listopadu, 2011

Kurt, frontman skupiny Nirvana, navždy změnil svět. Hudební scéna byla jeho příchodem navždy ovlivněna a i dnes zůstává ikonou nejrůznějších Evropanů a Američanů. Tento hudebník je archetypem revolučního a tragického umělce, od dětství prokletého vlastní výjimečností, nadáním a údělem. Ačkoli jeho písně obsahují v rámci textů mnoho metafor, Kurt nenáviděl pseudovědecké freudisty, kteří se je snažili interpretovat (často navíc po chybném přepsání). Bohém nenávidíc průměrnost (naši takzvanou českou ,,normálnost“)  neustálě bojoval proti tabu a předsudkům. V mládí se navzdory své výlučné heterosexuality kamarádil s homosexuály, nenáviděl homofoby a na zdi sprejoval nápisy ,,Bůh je gay“. Od jeho romance se zpěvačkou Courtney Love po jeho drogování a uměleckou tvorbu lze sledovat zápal pro boj za změnu za každou cenu.

Jeho sebevražda byla pro jeho skálověrné fanoušky zdrcující, v jeho dopise na rozloučenou byl citát:

„It’s better to burn out, than to fade away.” – „Je lepší shořet, než vyhasnout.“



Neznámá část holokastu, Ondřej Neff

17 srpna, 2011

Genocida, kterou nacisté prováděli na Židech, je dnes v západním světě připomínána jako nejhrůznější memento 20. století. Její zpochybňování je v mnoha státech právem považováno za trestný čin. Tzv.“svobodné“ bádání nad její historicitou (tak, jak nám to na svých „vědeckých“ konferencích občas předvádí Mahmúd Ahmadínedžád) je vnímáno jako obzvlášť nechutná karikatura liberální demokracie.

růžový trojúhelník

růžový trojúhelník

Méně už se připomíná nacistická genocida Rómů (odhady mluví o 220 tisících až 1,5 miliónu obětí), svědků Jehovových (zabito cca 2 500 až 5 000 lidí), zavražděných nemocných osob (200 000 až 250 000 obětí) či usvědčených homosexuálů (viz níže). Počty obětí v těchto sociálních skupinách jsou sice oproti židovským obětem výrazně nižší v absolutních číslech, pokud však jde o procentuální zdecimování zmíněných komunit, jsou dostupná data opravdu alarmující.

Absolutní čísla židovských obětí jsou pochopitelně mnohem vyšší (až 6 miliónů), což je nepochybně jedním z faktorů, proč je genocida Židů v povědomí Západu zapsána mnohem hlouběji .

Dalším důvodem je pak kulturně-hodnotová blízkost židovské komunity a západní civilizace. Což se o Rómech, Svědcích Jehovových a homosexuálech (na které se zaměřuje tento text) říci nedá.

Je pravda, že i Židé byli po celá staletí evropskými elitami ostrakizováni, a tak se může zdát naše spoluúčast na jejich utrpení poněkud překvapivá. Přesto, rozsah nacistických hrůz nakonec přispěl ke ztotožnění se západního povědomí v rámci tzv. židovsko-křestansko-antické identity. Tedy něčemu, co je dnes považováno na společně sdílenou hodnotu, na které západní civilizace staví.

Pokud jde o homosexuály a Rómy, jejich kauza se dnes (narozdíl od Svědků Jehovových) těší jisté přízni moderního západního myšlení. Nabízí se tak otázka, proč není vztah k jejich utrpení z dob nacismu více zřetelný. Příklady této piety jsou totiž spíše ojedinělé a uctívá ji pouze marginální část liberálně-levicových elit: vzpomeňme marné Havlovo a Kocábovo angažmá v kauze rómského tábora v Letech u Písku či odhalení památníku homosexuální genocidě v Berlíně (kde vládne gay-aktivistický starosta Klaus Wowereit).

Fakta o genocidě homosexuálů

Jak tomu vlastně s holocaustem gayů tehdy bylo? Ve dvacátých letech se homosexuálové těšili v Německu větších svobod než ve většině evropských zemí. Už roku 1933 však Hitler prosadil nejen pálení knih týkajících se homosexuality (6. května tohoto roku jich na 20 000 spálili mladí nacisté) a zavádění seznamů homosexuálů, ale i jejich postupné vyvražďování uvnitř NSDAP. Některým gayům (či „homofilům“, jak se jim tehdy říkalo) se podařilo ještě téhož roku uprchnout do zahraničí.

Kriminalizace homosexuality

Kriminalizace homosexuality

Roku 1934 se Hitler rozhodl skoncovat se svým rivalem, vůdcem SA Ernstem Rohmem, který byl homosexuálem (ba co více, svého času se snažil vytvořit z SA svůj jakýsi „homosexuální podnik“). Vůdce totiž původně nad tímto předákem držel ochranou ruku, ačkoliv homofobní kampaň vůči němu mezi nacisty už nějakou dobu sílila. Kancléř se snažil Rohma chránit, neboť se domníval, že zprávy o jeho sexuální orientaci jsou jen štvavými pomluvami Židů a sociálních demokratů (podle některých badatelů se navíc sám Vůdce s homosexuálními sklony potýkal). Obdobně Himmler (šéf SS), který původně Rohma hájil, se rozhodl později s homosexuály jednat nekompromisně. „Musíme vyhubit tyto lidi a vyrvat jejich kořen z našeho národa. Homosexuálové musí být zničeni.“1 Později Himmler založil tzv. “Ústřední říšský úřad pro boj s homosexualitou a interrupcemi“.

V letech 1933 až 1945 bylo uvězněno na 100 000 gayů, z nichž kolem 50 000 bylo zavražděno. Koncentračními tábory však prošlo „jen“ kolem 10 000 z nich, nicméně až 60% těchto vězňů zde bylo zabito. Tak vysoké procento je přisuzováno faktu, že spoluvězni dozorcům v zabíjení ochotně pomáhali (ve srovnání, mezi vězněnými politickými odpůrci se procento zavražděných odhaduje na 41%, mezi Svědky Jehovovými na 35%).

Homofobie byla tedy – z hlediska fatálních důsledků – možná vážnějším faktorem než antisemitismus či rasismus, jimž čelili vězni vzájemnou solidaritou. V porovnání s jinými vězni byli gayové nuceni vykonávat náročnější a nebezpečnější práce. Tato politika byla součástí koncepce zvané „vyhubení prostřednictvím práce“. Homosexuálové se také mnohem častěji stávali objektem pokusů nacistických lékařů. Ti chtěli takto identifikovat gen homosexuality, aby předešli dalšímu výskytu uvedené orientace u árijské rasy. Archívy rovněž zmiňují stovky homosexuálů, kteří byli kvůli své orientaci násilně vykastrováni.

Pokud jde o lesbické ženy, tyto nebyly vystaveny perzekucím v tak velké míře. Jakkoliv byla jejich existence považována za národní a bezpečnostní hrozbu, věřilo se, že se postupně dokáží lépe přizpůsobit a asimilovat v rámci heterosexuálních norem.

Holocaust homofilů nebyl specifikem pouze nacistického Německa. Ze spojeneckých zemí se však dochovalo jen minimum dat. V Itálii, kde byla homosexualita předtím dlouhodobě legální (byla povolena už v 19. století, což bylo na evropské poměry relativně brzy), se Mussolini sice pokusil homosexuály pronásledovat, o systematickou genocidu se však podle všeho nejednalo. Rovněž ve Španělsku byly po nástupu Franca zavedeny tvrdé zákony a homosexuálové byli zavíráni do speciálních vězení pro devianty, a to až do roku 1975.



Obecně vzato se dá říci, že dobové informace z dalších zemí jsou skoupé a někdy si i odporují (například u perónismu, který byl jakousi svéráznou fúzí mezi marxismem a fašismem). Pokud jde o pozdější období, v mnoha pravicově vojenských režimech (zejména v Jižní Americe), které se částečně inspirovaly německým nacismem, byla uplatňována nelítostná anti-homosexuální perzekuce. Např. v post-perónistické Argentině 70. let bylo mezi záhadně mizejícími odpůrci režimu i mnoho gayů. Počty obětí v jednotlivých státech však pravděpodobně nebyly nijak monitorovány (některé dostupné statistiky jsou navíc zkresleny příslušností obětí k několika vyvražďovaným sociálním skupinám najednou). Podobně vypjatá forma homofobie, kterou zavedli nacisté v Německu, nebyla totiž takto explicitně v jiných zemích ideologicky zformulována.

Poválečné období

Homosexuálové, kteří přežili vyhlazovací snahy nacistů, se narozdíl od ostatních postižených sociálních skupin nedočkali žádného odškodnění. Ačkoliv došlo v NDR (a následně i v SRN) k dekriminalizaci homosexuality „už“ koncem 60. let, některé anti-homosexuální zákony zavedené hitlerovským režimem zůstaly formálně platné až do roku 1994! Po válce se nadále využívaly seznamy homosexuálů shromážděné nacisty a někteří postižení nadále zůstali ve vězení. Tzv.“zákony proti sodomii“ zůstaly tedy v SRN v platnosti (byť v méně restriktivní formě) a oficiální omluva přišla ze strany německých úřadů až v roce 2002.

růžový trojúhelník, žlutá hvězda a hákový kříž

růžový trojúhelník, žlutá hvězda a hákový kříž

První systematické bádání nad formami a rozsahem gay holocaustu se objevily na Západě až začátkem 70. let. Tento výzkum však mnohde nenašel politického pochopení. Židovské organizace hleděly na teorie o gayích coby samostatně perzekuované sociální skupině s nevolí. Později nenašel tento trend podporu ani v USA u nastupující Reaganovy administrativy. Navíc, věcné závěry výzkumů byly zkreslovány medializací nového problému zvaného AIDS. Téma legitimizace gay holocaustu se politizovalo a na půdě různých věhlasných institucí se vedly polemiky o definici slova „genocida“. Ellie Wiesel dokonce oponoval slovy: „Zaměřit se na jiné postižené skupiny může v této souvislosti znevážit hrůzu židovského holocaustu.“2 Přesto se během 70. let postupně etabloval pojem „gay holocaustu“ a obhájci tohoto termínu odhalovali a systematizovali výše uvedená data. Přispěl k tomu zejména výzkum pánů Heinze Hegera, Guntera Grau a Richarda Planta3. Oficiálně však dodnes není termín „holocaustu“ a „genocidy“ homosexuálů uznáván všemi, například OSN explicitně definuje genocidu jako jev determinovaný faktory „národními, rasovými, etnickými či náboženskými“. Soudobý diskurs pak poněkud sklouzává do polemik o politické korektnosti, o definicích zmiňované genocidy, o deklaracích, formulacích, slovních půtkách. Což může leckomu připomínat jalové debaty o tom, zda homosexualita je či není nemoc. Jako by tento faktor snižoval hodnotu boje proti homofobii či samu důstojnost homosexuálů.

Faktem tedy zůstává, že otázky odškodnění a další konkrétní nápravné kroky toho, co se stalo (ať už se světové společenství shodne na jednotné definici či nikoliv) zůstávají dodnes problematickou a systémově nedořešenou otázkou.

1Plant, Richard. The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1986, strana 99.
2Více v William J. Spurlin, Lost Intimacies: Rethinking Homosexuality under National Socialism (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009)
3Více v Heinz Heger, The Men With the Pink Triangle (Hamburg: Melin-Verlag, 1980)