A professional nerd living in a fantasy world with a love of librarianship, project management, and GLaDOS.
I am always happy to discuss: the beauty of data, vegetarian tacos, Marvel characters, space travel, gender equality, my awesome pets, all things meta, geek culture, d10s, or why Mass Effect is perfect.
I have a wicked skull collection, my favorite clothing color is outer space, and I love sci-fi YA novels.
I hope DA4 is about your character being penniless in Tevinter and helping slaves and other people in poverty and accidentally becoming the leader of a huge and very bloody revolution.
Thedas needs revolution. Also, it would be a great opportunity to meet characters from previous games.
Fenris bloody beside you, his hands in fists, his knuckles taut and raised in your defense. Flag not flying but dripping cheap paint on the walls of Tevinter, messages carved by his hand in the symbols of slaves. In your name they will be free; by his hand they will fall.
Isabela at the shore, waters red with revolution, eyes alight and lips pulled into a smirk shaped like the rise of tides. She grins daggers when you greet her, Rivain’s fabled Raiders riled behind her by your word and her lead.
Dorian sighing into ink-stained parchment, the correspondence and connections of an Altus invaluable to your cause. Laughter when he meets you for the first time, eyes shifting as it catches in his throat, gold around his fingers stinging as so many starve. He is one man in a country of many, one mage desperate as they disdain him, one pariah holding Tevinter on his shoulders as his eyes open and in you he his more proud of his country than ever.
Ringing out soaking clothes one day in the gutter of a no-name street, an errand slave sympathetic to your newborn cause sitting beside you and examining the holes in the fabric of your coat. “I can make you a new one,” he says. “I was a tailor, once.” And when he hands the finished product to you, you note how he has stitched his title into the neck of the coat, 'Aclassi' strewn simply across the lining.
Zevran striding silently into your headquarters, two Crows filed in formation behind him, five more already in the rafters. His voice is a lilt as he addresses your offer, and when you extend your hand to shake on it he pulls, grazes your knuckles with his lips, and glances upwards with devilish eyes to inform you he came in person solely to see if the tales of your charms were true. They are, and he laughs, canines sharp as the bloody daggers at his belt.
Fen’Harel stalking in the shadows of Tevinter’s tallest towers. He guides you even when you do not know it, his hand veiled thinly in trappings of foreign magic, his will a force formed, foiling around the people. The Rebellion is alive in you, and the Dread Wolf would have you see it through.
Merrill exploring your country, revolution blossoming on the lips of her people, curiosity pulling her deeper and deeper into your fold. Ears perked with pride, fingers lit with magic, and Merrill stands beside you one day with such grace that in the pictures they paint of you - print en-masse and dress the streets with - you are Andraste incarnate and she is Shartan, and the people will once again be free.
This is actually very close to the story of a Dragon Age tabletop game I ran with my husband. We had a group brought together (some hired, some volunteered) to infiltrate a Tevinter city and support/cause a slave uprising.
My character was a Warden Mage who would be selling artifacts to buy weapons for the revolution.
I would love for any part of Dragon Age to touch on this.
I am slowly combining my personal tumblr with my fandom tumblr because I like cute men and I like video games and I like smooching. I am also lazy and on tumblr with a napping baby so I am embracing it.
and now I think I will be making banana bread and potentially watching Black Mirror? any feels about that tv show?
TALK TO ME ABOUT BLACK MIRROR, HAVE YOU SEEN ANY EPISODE, I JUST WATCHED THE CHRISTMAS…
Do not marathon this show unless you want an intense and unshakable case of the feels. I had dreams after watching the first season that were so intense that I am still taking a break before watching season 2.
"A series exploring the current state of the press and more in depth, TV media. Almost all major media outlets are owned and operated by large corporate conglomerates which have their own set of personal and political agendas, which by definition, obscure and under represent the facts, all of which deceives and misleads the public. Using techniques to create the aesthetics of bad TV signals, the paintings which Axelrod has created, become metaphors for the unclear and altered information in the contemporary media. Freedom of the Press not only depicts specific individuals and current events, but also targets major television programs and the pundits that report and offer their own views about them as well.
The paintings reflect not just the concepts around the subject matter, but by the mediums/materials in which they’re produced. For instance the traditional use of pastels, often thought to be a medium used to create soft, gentle and unassuming paintings are in this series, being used to make large, pieces of subversive and controversial subject matter. The light box paintings, offer the idea of painting with light, which gives the same aesthetic as a television in a room, discharging colorful light fractures which get reflected of the walls and floor of the room.”
“Our newspapers, for the most part, present only the caricatures of disaffected minds. Indeed, the abuses of the freedom of the press here have been carried to a length never before known or borne by any civilized nation.” –Thomas Jefferson