Poor, poor Daschela. At first the name was given to a night elf druid, who has since been faction-changed and renamed Betheki. (It was the perfect pun on “Beth” and it sounded too troll-y to pass up.) Then Violaryn, my blood elf paladin, was namechanged to Daschela, as I liked the name too much to lose. (This, by the way, confused the bejeesus outta everyone, including me.)
And then I said, man, blood elves. It’s just not … it’s not me.
For the record, I don’t mind that blood elves are Very Pretty People. In fact, I make a point of flirting with all long-haired male blood elves I find in LFD/LFR, just to see what the Very Pretty People will do. I don’t mind that blood elves are practically 3/4ths of the Horde when lorewise, they really ought to be but a fraction. No, it’s the emotes.
Every time I laugh, I want to stab things. Every time I /silly as a blood elf, I feel like I’ve poured acid onto my soul. The female blood elf emotes make me think, “Sheesh, I really ought to go back and play more as a Forsaken.” I just can’t stand the female blood elf emotes. Their existence prevents me from ever really liking being a blood elf. Even though Violaryn-turned-Daschela made it to level 87, I could NOT get past the meh.
See, normally, alts that have the “meh problem” die somewhere before I hit Burning Crusade. Violaryn-turned-Daschela existed for one purpose only, and that was skimpy transmog – one set in particular. Because Transmog Trumps All and the ONLY boots that would do required her to be level 85, she survived long past her expiration date. Once the desired set was done, I still didn’t like her. Hell, it was worse – I just didn’t CARE anymore.
She has been deleted so that I might try Holy paladerping from the ground up, as Daschela the Draenai Derpadin.