The Side of the Highlord the Royal Courier Won’t Show Us

By Fisherman Swaffman

With all the slander and just poor attention seeking going on during these dark times, I decided today was a day to release a rather light-hearted article. Today we will delve into the life of a one Highlord Lys Raseri of the Legion of the Dawn. While in the past the Royal Courier painted him as a warmonger, a villain, a man who eats babies, today you will see the true side of Lys Raseri. From a simple knight to Highlord, today you see the Raseri I know. 

Above we see Lys as a young lad, riding through the roads of Hillsbrad with his fellow knights. Notice the elves in the right corner, they were personal friends of Lys. One could assume they used to stay up all night at their little dinner parties, Lys entertaining his other raced friends with his ability to recite his oath to the Light in under twenty seconds. Ah, those were the good ol’ days, but this isn’t all we’ve seen of the Highlord’s peace. 

Here you can see Raseri taking a break in Alterac after a long day of dealing with annoying screaming, bullshit everywhere, and false promises. Man, that Blazeralw really could make a man pull his hair out. Anyways, notice how peaceful he is in this picture. He isn’t declaring war, threatening to dismantle, or breaking anybody’s tusks. He’s just laying there on the fluffy snow of Alterac, so peaceful it’s almost as if he was dead. 

Also notice the goblin in the upper left corner, that was a friend of the Highlord. Even during a time of war, Lys was able to see past the difference between red and blue, burying the hatchet momentarily to share a drink with a friend. Did the Royal Courier show this picture when they painted him as a traitor to the Alliance? I think not. 

As you can tell from above, the Highlord here is with his little mage sidekick attending a Sin’dorei’s wedding. Look at him, having a laugh, how nice and innocent. It’s almost as if he hadn’t seen the deaths of thousands of orcs almost a week before this picture was taken. Isn’t it nice how he can bury the hate to share in the joy of someone’s special day? Notice the orc hand in the right side of the photograph, that was Orruk, I think. He was dressed rather nicely that day. 

Here we have the Highlord and his men being escorted by Warbringer Skar’grak. Despite the two being mortal enemies, Highlord Raseri was able to stay his blade to allow the orc to swallow his pride and escort his enemy. As part of a temporary peace deal, Skar’grak was forced to escort Raseri and his men through Hillsbrad and into Alterac, the orc being turned into nothing but a fool as the Highlord rode on behind him. While I feel no sadness for Skar’grak, I just wanted to let you know the Highlord only partook in this because he and his men needed to get to Alterac fast. 

Here is the masterpiece of our pictures of Lys. We decided to gather the boys together to go fishing for Alranon Purdue’s bachelor party, and we decided to invite Jan-Mak along for good times. Man, I wonder how he and the wife are doing right now. The two kiddos really hit it off, sitting next to each other and fishing. Rumor has it this is the only picture of Jan-Mak without his mask. Notice the bond between them, almost as if they had been companions for twenty years. The two didn’t even have to speak a word to each other, just merely glance and they knew what the other was saying. 

Notice how there’s no blood being shed, no bodies being flung around. The Royal Courier would have you believe Lys is a warmonger, but he is nothing more than a man who wants his home back. Don’t let the tabloids taint your view on a virtuous man, remember there’s two sides to every story.

Will Jan-Mak and Lys profess their love for each other? Will they form a super army called the Legion of the Volkar? Is the Royal Courier trying to shame their love? Will Jan-Seri overcome the hardships society has presented? Where is his mage sidekick? When will Raseri return to Alterac? These questions and more to be answered as the story develops. 


things white people do

- get wet over racist, sexist genocidal warmonger government officials
- fetishize poc
- think cis white women are the most oppressed group
- try to use israel/palestine as a “conversation piece”
- vote for dt
- colonize land that’s not theirs to begin with and then call for immigrants to be deported or killed
- talk about hillary clinton like the sun shines out of her ass
- have a foc (friend of color, always singular)
- listen to hamilton and try to show it to their foc
- make moodboards for slave owners
- cheer over gay representation 👏🏽😛🆗👌🏽 on AHS when it’s between a black slave and his owner

and much much more!

Okay, so…

On the new chapter of One Piece, 826…

We’re introduced to Winch Green Yonji

… to Pink Poison Reige

… and lest we forget our resident Black Leg Sanji

Originally posted by shannarooo

Is the Germa 66, the evil warmonger group that works from the shadows…


Originally posted by prgirlsrock


Four trillion dollars is the best estimate for the total price tag of the war on terror, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and much of it has gone to shadowy contractors. It is one of the largest transfers of wealth in American history, and yet it has gone largely unnoticed.

James Risen interviewed my Mark Karlin at Truthout. James Risen: The Post-9/11 Homeland Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless War

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It's On: Obama Sends Destroyer To Chinese Islands, China Vows Military Response
For weeks, the US was rumored to plan a "freedom of navigation" exercise in the contested Spratly islands which, as we’ve pointed out several times this month, amounts to sailing by China's man-made outposts just to see if the PLA will shoot. Moments ago, the wires lit up with news that President Obama has green-lighted the exercise. The USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, is now set to sail within 24 hours.

Grey Knight, revision 2, Živko Kondić 2015, personal work.

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Why Rose made Steven

The fandom has had a hard time accepting Rose Quartz as the messiah her followers presented her as. Maybe she seemed too perfect to be real, maybe people were too cynical about war to accept she had a perfectly clean record. Whatever the reason, the doubt is there, and has only gotten worse since the release of the extended opening, as many took her sly, eyeless grin as proof that she was a scheming manipulator.

This idea has led to a number of controversial theories centered around Steven (after all, for what diabolical reason would a pink-haired warmonger give up her life to give birth), most notably the idea that he’s a weapon.

I don’t buy this for a minute. If anything, I think Steven was always meant for peace rather than war: After all, there earth would need a protector human enough to act in their best interests and yet powerful enough to fight off homeworld. That, however, is not the reason Rose had Steven, at least not the only one. See, I while I don’t believe Rose is evil, I do believe she’s a sociopath

Okay, this needs some clarification. When I say rose is a sociopath, I have a very strict and clear definition of what it means to be a sociopath: I’m using the classical definition described by Hervey Cleckley in The Mask of Sanity.

According to Cleckly, sociopathy is defined by several key feautres, among them being

  • Superficial charm and good intelligence
  • Absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking
  • Absence of nervousness or neurotic manifestations
  • Sex life impersonal, trivial, and poorly integrated
  • Incapacity for love

Charm, intelligence, rationality and confidence? These all fit Rose pretty well, and as we saw in We Need To Talk Rose seemed pretty unconcerned about the affection of those around her until she actually got called out on it, but what’s all this about not being able to love? Didn’t Rose outright say she loved Steven?

“Isn’t it remarkable, Steven? This world is full of so many possibilities. Each living thing has an entirely unique experience. The sights they see, the sounds they hear. The lives they live are so complicated… a-and so simple. I can’t wait for you to join them. *turns the video camera around at her* Steven, we can’t both exist. I’m going to become half of you. And I need you to know that every moment you love being yourself, that’s me, loving you and loving being you. Because you’re going to be something extraordinary. You’re going to be a human being.”

-Rose Quartz, Lion 3: Straight to Video

Not. Quite.

She goes on about how she is going to be loving Steven, but at no point does she say she loved Steven then. Furthermore, in We Need To Talk, Rose claims that she loves humans, but when Greg pushes her she strongly implies she’s never felt love and doesn’t even seem to know what it is

Greg: Have you… loved… other humans?

Rose: Have you?

Greg: Yes.

Rose: Yes.

Greg: Have you ever been… in love… with a human?

Rose: How would I know?

Greg: It’s torture.

Rose doesn’t feel love, so why would she claim to love Steven, and love being him? Because becoming Steven was the only way Rose could learn how to feel love!

Greg saw the world in Rose, he didn’t just appreciate her, or find her interesting, he genuinely loved her on a intimate and personal level. This was something Rose couldn’t understand, something that she claimed to find interesting but couldn’t feel at all.

The ending theme Love like you says this better than I ever could:

If I could begin to be
Half of what you think of me
I could do about anything
I could even learn how to love like you

Rose never felt she was what Greg thought of her, but we’ve seen the world through Steven’s eyes to learn he is everything Greg and Rose’s other followers saw in her. Steven truly is the all-loving her Rose has been presented as, and Rose is half of him.

This is the reason Rose not only didn’t mind giving up her form for Steven, but relished it and loved doing it: Steven was more to her than just a bridge between the human and gem races, he was the only way she could learn how to feel love