Because she/he (although I'm pretty confident it's the latter - I must be a mentalist) is using a partial similarity as an
argument in a discussion that is not about the general appropriateness of female, animal, or midget characters.
One rate up for "nice try" is acceptable, but more would mean you actually fell for the sophism.
Edited, Feb 7th 2013 5:27pm by Rinsui
My point is, its ridiculous (and immature) to associate anything sexual in nature with video game avatars no matter what game or what race you're talking about (human, lala, elin, popori...Galka....it doesn't matter.). I wasn't coming at this from the Elin perspective - I'm "guy who likes to make female characters" as well as "guy who plans to make a lalafell (not that it should matter, but male)' in ARR.
I'll use Elins as the example I guess because they are notoriously the most controversial. Though once again, my point is about ALL avatars in ANY game.
The majority of people fall under 2 categories in these discussions...
a) The person sees a game avatar that is half animal, half human, wears dresses on some classes and makes annoying noises. Most of this group is also completely annoyed by anyone who is ignorant enough to even bring sexuality into the conversation.
b) The person sees a figure that automatically sparks impure thoughts and makes them feel uncomfortable. On top of all that, it even makes noises that resemble "moans". Seriously? You think those are moans??? Sorry, you failed that Ink Blot Test.
The same can be said for the old "you made the female human because you wanted to stare at her all day".
a) Some of us just see a female wielding a sword who might remind us of other great female characters from past games, movies, ect.
b) Others see the female and only think of sexually related motives for a male creating them.
You see the pattern here. The problem lies with the people who's mind only lets them interpret these things in a sexual way. Which is why I used the 3 examples, the last of which being the one that should have shown you just how ridiculous it is interpret avatars in such a way. Maybe I'm alone on this and maybe that makes me the strange one, but I have never in my life looked at anything in a video game and had it provoke RL sexual thoughts.
In my mind the problem is with the people who have the problem. The rest of us don't understand where/why some people always have to think of these things with such an dirty perspective.