I can already see how much love and dedication has gone into this game. It pretty much shows in every detail revealed so far. I’m going to be so pissed if this game gets trashed by the fandom after release.
1.) That Cullen has some reason behind why there is a lion on his helm and because of his humble nature, he doesn't glorify or feel the need to explain what he did to earn the helm and the honor. Sera on the other hand takes advantage of this and at a local bar, she tells a joke regarding the Blooming Rose and Kirkwall's Knight Captain whose punchline is "a general on the streets, a lion in the sheets".
2.) Cullen is no longer the stuttering unsure templar knight we first encountered in Ferelden's Circle. He is a commanding presence having led men and women in battle. He is battle hardened and after his time in the barracks and travels, he is not only more experience as a leader, but as a lover. I relish the idea of him turning the tables on the Inquisitor and reduce her into a stuttering flustered school girl.
3.) Cullen stays in the War Room most of the days and well into the night. He has his meals brought to him rather than eat in the great hall with the others feeling as though he isn't completely welcomed. He keeps working hard hoping that what he is doing makes a difference and somehow will make up for some of the past things he has done.
4.) Cullen is hardest on himself and more forgiving of others and their shortcomings. He feels as though he is always lacking and works twice as hard to prove his worth and to be a valuable ally. He works hard and long hours because each report he opens to read and consider is another plea for help, another family, another city, or another land in trouble and his duty to the people seems to make his hand keep reaching into the never ending stacks of reports for 'just one more' before he calls it a day.
5.) Cullen has nightmares and is still tormented by the events that followed him from Ferelden to Kirkwall. He wonders if for some reason the Maker is testing him since he had been at the heart of two catasrophic events and one of the very few to walk away from both. He never complains about anything or tries to seek anyone out to talk about it since he feels as though he should be grateful that he was allowed to live when others fell.
6.) When the Inquisitor shows interest in him, Cullen is surprised that she would want to be with someone like himself. He sees in her all the things he doesn't have-confidence, purpose and friends. How could someone so important want to become involved with a broken man who turned his back on his brothers and struggles daily reconciling the things he has done in order to survive?
7.) Even though Cullen sees himself as lacking, others see him as a formidable ally who is a commanding presence. His words can rally the flagging hearts of his troops as he stands at their side facing whatever threatening force comes at them. He is loyal and true and his men would all follow him where ever he led them knowing that he would never leave any of them behind.
I could continue all day, but these are the thoughts that bubbled up first. =) Maker, why isn't it November 18th already??
Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.