To answer your question:
Spoiler warning: stop reading if you don’t want to know anything about the plot of Skyrim!
I got a few people asking me which side I’m going to choose in Skyrim, Imperial or Stormcloak. After a little debate in my head, I decided on…
Yeah I know, siding with “the man.” Believe me I’m shocked myself, because from the start I thought I was going to side with the rebels. But after getting to know their cause a little better (and encountering Ulfric, who to me is an arrogant ass), I felt it wasn’t in the best interest of my character. I’m a High Elf for crying out loud, and the Stormcloaks are blatantly racist against my people. They make the poor Dark Elves live in the slums in Windhelm. I mean I get the whole conflict in the past, but Skyrim is still home to all who were raised there and migrated over, not just the Nords. Plus I’m pretty sure Ulfric just wants power in the end…
The Imperials aren’t perfect either and are definitely corrupt in their own way. I would even trust a Stormcloak’s word before them, but I can also see their view. Sure they’re a bit oppressive, but I think in the end they have a lot of good things to contribute. And for those of you that like using the argument, “Oh they were going to execute you in the beginning of the game!” that was one corrupt official who was obviously a jerk. You could see the other officers were hesitant to obey her order because it obviously broke protocol, but they couldn’t defy her.
If you really look at it, neither side is completely right. It isn’t easy to choose because it isn’t black and white - there is a huge element of gray area. Oh well, that’s that then.
In other news, just finished most of the Dark Brotherhood’s quests (crazy plot twist in that guild!) and I’m still in the process of choosing a husband (kind of leaning toward Vilkas - I have my outfit ready, stole it off of Vittoria Vici’s corpse. The Thieves Guild would be proud. XD) Still far from actually completing the storyline, but I’ll get there eventually. I play this game rather slow.