People like to know what other people want to see. There’s been discussions in this topic of masks for Orde and Zaria, what colors people want to see for the Hagah, what colors people want to see for Tuyet. None of these were or ever should be rules. Relevant or not, that’s what this topic has always been: people discussing how they think these characters should look.
Yes, I was blunt in my response. Because, as has happened throughout this topic, a discussion was had on what people think characters should look like (in this case, Tuyet’s sword, which will probably be next). It was not “vicious arguing”, as you put it; both Gilahu and I calmly stated our opinions, and I left without being upset at all.
Then, Winger comes in with “since when does it matter? Are we arguing for the sake of arguing”? We weren’t even arguing. We were having a discussion on our opinions on this character’s appearance, which is the point of the Canon Contests. Not only was he complaining about a discussion this topic has been filled with, Winger’s complaints about the discussion seem to be more hostile than the discussion itself, and that’s what I reacted bluntly to. Was I wrong to reply to (percieved) negativity with my own blunt reply? Maybe. That’s part of the reason I make this post: I want to make up for it by fully explaining my issue with Winger’s posts rationally.
Second reason: I do agree that perhaps the discussion could be split. In fact, I propose this, to the moderators/Eljay and Meso: Creating a separate topic for opinions on appearances, things that don’t have to be rules, so that Eljnak don’t have to sift through it. An official, general discussion about character appearances for the contests.