Sometimes I ask people what I should blog about, but then I get suggestions like dwarves. And not any elaboration on that. Just: "Dwarves". And I take it because I really want to write something, I'm just not sure what.
What is there to say about dwarves really? Well I guess there are a few things...
We need to decide as a nerd collective whether or not dwarven women have beards. Seriously, I'm tired of this insinuated guessing game. Many places decide they dont (Dragon Age, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder) but it's still alluded to time and time again. Let's get consistent on that. Either give them beards or have them be beardless.
Dwarves, I think of all the fantasy characters, tend to be the most consistent with how they're perceived. Elves may possibly be more popular, but they get a reboot from time to time. Dwarves are almost timeless. As soon hear dwarf you know immediately they're short and broad and probably making something out of stone/metal, or defending the honor of something.
However, dwarves are the ones you'd least expect in the future. Maybe because we tie them so close to the earth, that anything above that gets "unbelievable. I do use that term loosely, since we're talking about fantasy. But imagining dwarves in space is (funny and) incomprehensible.
Alright, I've rattled on enough aimlessly about dwarves. Do you all have anything to add?