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I saw this match between a dark angels player and a tau player, the tau guy was teasing the DA player about his "Gay Boys", referencing to some book which introduces the Dark Angels, and apparently they're Homosexual. Did you know that? Is it true?
Where on earth is he getting this info?
One, it sounds terribly stupid and incredibly childish, and more than likely its false, and done to spite the Dark Angels player.
Next time you see this Tau player, tell him that he has no right playing the game if he can't do so in a fair and friendly fashion. Plain and simple.
That's a real world reference to the name of their Primarch. Lionel Johnson was a poet and admirer (in more ways than one...) of Oscar Wilde. Afterwards, he went Catholic and was thoroughly ashamed of his past, writing the poem "The Dark Angel" as an expression of his struggle against homosexuality.
The Dark Angels themselves are not homosexual, but the origins of their name and so on are. So, by extension, the DA could be considered so.
The full text of the poem is in a PDF, here: http://www.horrormasters.com/Text/a_217.pdf
Ah, okay, thanks for clearing that up Xerxes.
But, I still feel that the player was out of his place to make a comment as he did.
I may be missing the context, but based on what was given, I feel the Tau player should've approached the situation more cautiously.
No offense to you, SyNidus.
Perhaps I shouldn't have shouted so much...
Lol, don't worry Adrian, i'm not a DA player(DARK ELDAR RULE!). So no offense.
It was actually funny because the DA player just had to suck it in.
I'm kinda curious why people actually DA, they don't seem to have anything above the BA or the SW
They don't need to. In gameplay terms they're vanilla marines with an obsession with plasma weaponry and terminator armour, but the fluff is where they really come out. The air of repentance and interrogation and persecution of the Fallen that surround the Dark Angels is their main pull, I would imagine. They play up the monk side of the SM warrior-monk archetype, and are interesting because of it.
I currently play Dark Angels (which probably led to the tone of my response, sorry) and I chose them because I liked the name.
Plus, they are probably one of the more "fluffy" chapters out there. They have a whole huge history, and are paying for that by hunting the Fallen.
While it is true that they don't have any particular benefits over the other "Legendary" chapters currently, they still draw my appeal because of the incredible fluffiness they have. But that's me, I'm sure other DA players have different reasons.
But, back on topic, again, I feel that the Tau player was out of line. You probably should let him know about what you found out today, and I HIGHLY suggest that you tell the DA player, as he is probably very demoralised at this point. He shouldn't let this cloud his judgment and affect his decisions.
Yah I play DA not cause of gameplay though I do enjoy the intractable rule. But because of there dark back story and shadowy past, this ahs got even more interesting as you look into the stories about the heresy and how johnson acted during it. I just like the fact that therwe is the accepted DA fluff and then a whole buch of speculative unproved stuff. plus the DA vets look awesome.
"They shall all taste OBLIVION!,.....which tastes like Red Bull, which is disgusting."
It's an inside joke in GW. Really, I wouldn't call them gay at all. Poetic is more like it.
Want to know what's really odd? A guy at ImpLit wrote an extensive and well-liked fanfiction story called..."The Darkest Angel." I don't know if he knew that it was also the title of a poem about the evilness of homosexuality.
Edit: As a side note, the ancient Greeks and, to a lesser extent, the Romans, believed that bonding with the male members of one's platoon improved morale, relations and the warrior spirit of the men involved. The Spartans, in particular, believed that warriors were strengthened by "bonding" with their fellow soldiers. So it's not really odd at all to consider that a Space Marine chapter might hold vaguely similar views on how best to uphold Chapter morale.
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Hmmm, but you know, the one chapter that i think GW should really make "legendary" are the Raven Guard. They have an even more Shadowy past.
Honestly though, i don't really see why the DA past is so "EVIL" because the raven guard had it worse, not only did 4 of their 7 legions turned, they were actually at Istvaan getting their skills tested to the max.:cry:
EDIT: Spartans used to sodomise the new boy recruits to take their strength...(Sick) I hope the DA don't do anything like that with their new boys.
Last edited by SyNidus; December 6th, 2006 at 14:52.