Just to note on a thing you said there: Where do we draw a line for when something is a god? Because, truth be told, the…
Warning: completely personal opinion/s + pet peeve.
I don’t generally call anything or anyone a god, so that’s my line. I mislike the associations and implications the word has in modern usage. It comes with so many assumptions (and prejudices); it has no unambiguous meaning - it’s different for everyone. He voices this as one of the reasons He doesn’t want to be called a god; He doesn’t want people to forget He’s a person. With intentions. And flaws. And fails. He’s a powerful psyker, whose abilities are so out of this world to the average Joe that He might seem ‘godly’ but… He’s just a person. Who happens to be able to do incredible things. The fact that He can still, or even more so, do so after His not!Death transition into the Warp, doesn’t change that for me. Deification, to me, always feels as if the will, intent and goodness of a person is taken and then turned into something preordained, something that simply is, removing all their effort. I have similar feelings when people dust off someone’s work by saying ‘oh s/he has talent’; as if we didn’t practise, didn’t work, just shake it out of our sleeve? And that just… I don’t know, I just don’t like it. It diminishes the accomplishment. I feel the same about deification.
It’s probably fruitful to comment here that I am a big fan of Jesus and, especially, the ‘do onto others as you’d wish them do onto you’ part and not so much the whole God-business that comes along for free with it. I simply prefer humans to aspire to be like, to take heart from and to confide in. A person, just like me. A person with problems and flaws, that was able to do great anyway. God/s are just… I don’t know, I can’t relate to the idea of god/s, and this probably heavily colours my mislike of the Emperor being treated so. Twice more because it’s His lingo to not want to be called a god. And then people do it anyway. Which rubs a bunch of other issues for me too, imaginary person or not. If someone tells you not to do the thing to them, you do not do the thing to them.
TL;DR: I prefer Him as a person, a person just like me. A person with problems and flaws that did great things anyway. And shunting Him off into preordained just-happened-to-have-the-skills godhood just rubs me the wrong way. Ergo, them insisting on treating Him as that other Him, doesn’t help in me liking the Sisters of Battle. Bonus points for a lot of people doing it offensively / inaccurately on top of that.
PS. If you wonder why I capitalise His pronouns (aside from it being easier to see whom I am talking about due to a lack of a name / in favour of 10.000 times using the word Emperor), it’s because Dutch capitalises the addresses of their royalty.
The girl who was my elementary school girl friend just got engaged and I’m sitting here single wearing a pug shirt and hamburger underwear
Just remember, u r someone’s dream girl
I’m a boy
Tumblr has made us forget that some people are actually straight
jesus this post is one train wreck after another
My great grandpa got hit by a train once.
It strikes me that probably the most difficult part of being a primarch is that everything is always your fault. You grow up being able to do things nobody else can do, to accomplish goals deemed impossible for mere mortals, but that makes you responsible for everything that you don’t do.
I think that’s why the interex incident had such a powerful effect on Horus. Somebody he had no reason to distrust betrayed him, the whole thing went ploin-shaped, and he was left wondering what he did wrong to make it all fall apart like that.
The answer, of course, is that it wasn’t his fault. But that would imply that he wasn’t in control of the situation.
For a primarch, that’s unacceptable.