Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
As much as I would love to post the pics straight up in the thread I don't think it would be a good idea and I'm warning everyone now that the images and video clip in that news post are EXTREMELY GRAPHIC.
So Julio Aparicio is one of Spain's most prominent bullfighters. During a bullfight that was taking place during a festival called the Festival of St. Isidro the guy was gored through his throat. Frankly I feel like he got a taste of his own medicine and I do not feel sorry for him in the slightest. However I wanted to know what D&D thought of bullfighting.
Bullfighting is considered a blood sport and considered by many to be incredibly cruel. The bulls are basically tortured leading up to the fight and then they die a slow painful death in front of 25,000 screaming people. Bullfighting is popular in Spain, Portugal, and some parts of France.
I think bullfighting is disgusting and is a representation of the lower parts of mankind. Yes there is a lot of culture attached especially in places like Spain but for me cultural relativity can only go so far. According to a Gallup poll in 2002 almost 70% of Spaniards claimed to have little to no interest in bullfighting. Good for you Spain so why not just do away with it?
So D&D what is your take on this brutal blood sport and how do you feel for Julio and his fellow matadors? Also someone told me that matador translated means killer or murderer but I don't think that's true. Anyone know for sure?