Mirror Mirror - Went back to the Mirror of Transformation at LEAST 5 times.
Oh Na Na (What’s My Name?) - Frantically searched baby naming sites because you used all the good ones during DA:O
Friendship is Magic - Selectively brought people around until you locked in friendship with everyone
Well This is Awkward - Politely turned down Anders
I DIDN’T MEAN TO - Reloaded so that you wouldn’t kill Merrill’s clan
You Tried Star - Tried to romance someone else but then your fave
Eyyyyyyy - Finagled it so you could have sex with Isabela, Fenris, Anders, AND Merrill
Fuck This I Quit - Grudgingly picked a side at the end of the game despite wanting to strangle everyone
MUHRDUHR - Spoke along during Sebastian’s Greatest Lines
Apostitutes! - Spoke along during Isabela’s Greatest Lines
Storyteller - Let’s face it, you know most of the banter by heart, you could dub this game
Cool Story Bro - Continuously earned rivalry points with Carver despite trying REALLY HARD TO PLEASE HIM
What Do You Mean I Can’t Save Her - Completed “All That Remains”
The Real Achievements of Dragon Age Origins
Indecisive - Spent at least 5 minutes mulling over a choice
Say My Name - Spent an hour on name websites before entering the character creator
SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THOSE BLUES. Again, Julep India, Aretha, and Rainbow Honey Tidal Wave. (+ Julep Kathy and Ciaté Shells) Hnnnnnnnng
I LOVE this mani! Blues are Julep India and Aretha tipped with Rainbow Honey Tidal Wave, gold is Julep Kathy, and the ring is the Ciaté Shell Manicure. DEFINITELY repeating that blue gradient, if not the entire look!!
Kathy is a pearly goldish beautiful color and I worry that monorail lighting washes it out a bit since it’s more stunning IRL. Check out other swatches!
here’s a 13 second video of ducks bobbing their heads to bossa nova music
yes it is
"Honey, I’m leaving you for Poussey”
I’ve been having a rough week but then I found this little guy in the mail and now I’m happy again!!!!
drswaging reblogged your post and added:
Does that mean you don’t like the fact the Da characters are covered in blood?
No, that doesn’t bother me at all! Blood doesn’t squick me, and I’ve never been grossed out by any of the violence in DA to date. (Really, it’s just the spiders that get me) I’m personally okay with a lot of acts of animated violence as long as they aren’t too close up or generally gory. So there’s a quick video game throat slit, and then there are the slow ones in GOT like during the Red Wedding and nooooope. Or there’s sticking a sword through a character’s midsection, and then there’s disemboweling. I can also ignore it pretty well as long as the camera doesn’t linger there or zoom in or anything.
HMMM I haven’t played Resident Evil since zombies aren’t really my jam (I just watched a college friend play 4) or either of the Fallouts (I tried, ever got into them), so I can’t speak to those personally. I’ll just kind of go over some of the kills and my feels about them, and hopefully from there you can decide what you’re feeling about playing it? :)
Before I do that, though, I do want to point out that Tomb Raider is a flawed but wonderful game. There’s a bit of a narrative disconnect between Lara’s personal arc in cutscenes and what she’s capable of doing in the gameplay, (The leveling system does attempt to limit this, but if you like doing headshots like me, well, you wonder why Lara takes so much delight in specifically shooting arrows through skulls) and Lara is laughably not genre savvy at times. If people want to criticize the game for breaking Lara in order to forge her into a warrior and the problematic elements of that given the fact that she’s a rare female protagonist, then I think that’s fair! I personally don’t see her as breaking, but rather (like Black Widow in that one Hulk scene in Avengers), humanly dealing with scary and difficult shit and never losing her compassion, intelligence, and humanity while doing so, but rather discovering a whole new side of herself in the process. I also see Tomb Raider as the kind of heroic narrative that I’d like to see more often, with protagonists of any gender. As a result, I personally prefer to challenge the industry to write more arcs like this for men, and more women who don’t need to be broken to become heroes, and more protags outside of the gender binary in general. Let’s have varied narratives for all kinds of heroes, please!
I don’t know, I stan pretty hard for the reboot. There are some elements that I really applaud, such as the Lara/Sam relationship that had to be cut due to publisher interference but let’s face it those girls are still hella gay for each other. (My other favorite element of the game is a major plot spoiler but I cackle really hard at it) This isn’t to say that there aren’t ways in which the game is lazy or problematic (the rest of the crew being fairly stock-character-y, and the fact that, as well as the reason why the creepy island mooks are all men), but it also did well in other ways, and overall is a solid and fun game.
SORRY FOR THE RAMBLE HERE’S THE POINT OF THE POST NOW: