liara and garrus and tali and practically everyone else in the franchise get oodles of merchandising and there are garrus busts and detailed figures and play arts figures and liara busts and detailed figures and play arts figures and they’re constantly being announced and then for kaidan it’s like “if you squint, this one t-shirt is for you, kaidan fans!”
I remembered that Greg Ellis recorded his singing voice for Dragon Age 3 and now I’m stuck thinking about our chantry boys.
Alistair attending mass, now in his thirties, remembering the words as if they were ingrained into his body just as his battle stances, as if they were a part of him. It is a part of himself, a part of his life that he resents, when he was surrounded by those who wanted to force him to be something he is not - but he remembers finding some semblance of comfort in the text.
His voice cracks on a high note somewhere and he grimaces, looking down, fingers trailing over what was once stubble and is now a scratchy, short beard and he flushes. But he doesn’t let that stop him anymore, he simply clears his throat and picks up again where he left off.
Sebastian standing in front of the altar, facing the crowd, he leads the song with more than just confidence - he leads with joy. There is a smile resting on his face that is not so much bliss as it is peace. It all comes so easy to him, showing him that it is truly what he was meant to do. He brings the same peace to the attendees that he seeks himself - a peace he occasionally finds in Hawke.
He is not Hawke. He cannot be Kirkwall’s great champion, but he can help. There is nothing he wants more than to do his best, and contribute to the Maker’s plan in some way. If nothing else, he can do this.
Cullen is on his own in the deserted Chantry, singing for no one but himself, singing because the sad, empty building had bothered him in a way he didn’t think possible anymore. To him it was a testament to what had happened, a monument for what was about to come, how many other houses would soon be empty if they were not destroyed. His voice is heavy but he hits all the notes, out of dedication if not skill, and his eyes are closed because right now he simply does not want to see the new scars of his world.
He still hears the Inquisitor entering, pausing in the doorway to listen in. It does not bother him and he is not that self-conscious anymore that he would stop when he is the being intruded upon.
Not that he minds the intrusion. The world is a lonely enough place, he does not need to push away the few people that are left.
What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
sorry but im like genuinely distressed by the existence of the 50 shades of grey movie i dont want this shit to exist im furious that there has to be another goddamn fucking trash piece of media that’s being released in cinemas and widely discussed about a powerful sexually dominant cishet white dude controlling a weak woman who is powerless to his charm and wit and his sexual abuse! and not to mention normalising abusive and creepy relationships like i just dont want girls to grow up thinking this is okay and it’s really fucking upsetting
Auto-loot: One activation skill to toggle on/off, one other skill to loot everything in the vicinity. Turn it off before touching camp storage chests. (has ONE bug with the Crime Wave Quest, so turn it off before looting that - it’s in the readme.) ALSO TURN OFF BEFORE USING STORAGE CONTAINERS. It covers a pretty large area - you’ll get used to it.
Character Respec - Adds a raven to your camp that dispenses respecialization potions. (they work like the Manual of Focus in Awakening.)
Advanced Tactics - “Rogues attack from behind” is a toggle. Adds a bunch of new conditions. Use tactics on controlled characters is also a toggle.
Custom number of Tactics slots - because there just aren’t enough in vanilla. Take the optional pack and install the one that you NEED. (Also DON’T INSTALL THIS MIDGAME AFTER YOU’VE ALREADY SPENT POINTS IN TACTICS) I find 50 to be plenty.
Dragon Age Mutator - one mod that does everything from increased banter-points to hiding sustained spell effects to using spell power to open locks, to a myriad of other things. You pick and choose which to install.
Extra Dog slot - makes Dog your permanent summon (essentially a fifth companion…doesn’t work with the ranger specialization.)
Camp Merchant Chest - a chest that works like a merchant with categories. (it’d be like selling and buying things for 0 copper each.)
The Magic Box - a chest that upgrades / downgrades equipment like the one in Soldier’s Keep. You can have this one as well as the Camp Merchant Chest. (I’ve had them installed together for an entire game. No problems.)
Add Any Item Visual Deluxe - a script for your console that gives you ANY in-game item. It comes in two parts: a program to scan for all your items, and a file to go into your override. You’ll need to turn on the console.
Summary: Naruto’s life had always been spontaneous, always going and doing something. It’s good, then, that Hinata’s able to give him some stability in the little notes she leaves for him. But one day, there is no note. Suddenly, Naruto’s life doesn’t make sense.
Main: NARUHINA Status: COMPLETE (ONESHOT) Rated: T
This is still my favorite naruhina sorry. I even drew fan art for it a long time ago.
It’s funny, but the memory he torments himself with after she dies isn’t the way she looked on her knees, wringing his orgasm out of him with a rough hand and a clever tongue. It isn’t the way her breathing changed when she got close or how soothingly cold her naked skin felt against his heat. No, what he remembers about the night before Ilos is how she looked asleep beside him, the way she still scowled even in dreams. How a rebellious piece of her hair escaped her bun and drifted over her cheek, and how she sighed when he brushed it away with his thumb. How it felt terrifying and important and dangerous and a lot of other things he couldn’t put a name to at the time.
If he could send a message back in time, he’d- no, he probably couldn’t save her. He’s realistic, even in his fantasies. She’s gone and no prescient heroics could have changed that.