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shadow ([personal profile] shadow_lover) wrote in [community profile] 21_days2015-08-31 05:47 pm

Thedas Discussion Post!

This is the official Maybe-Dead Hawke Party discussion post!

Whether you're on your fourth playthrough of Inquisition, whether you're staring longingly at the newest DLC, or whether you only played Origins that one time and just really like the porn (*cough*mod mornelithe*cough*), we've all got something to say about Dragon Age -- and this is the place to say it. Who are your forever fave rare pairs? Do you prefer default protagonists or do you spend hours in the character creator? What kinks do you need to prompt on Sept. 6?

Life's little questions, and we all want to talk about them.

This Discussion Post is an anon-only zone; get your Dragon Age on without the burdensome encumbrance of usernames! The exception to the anon-only rule is the Introduction Thread, where you can introduce yourself and meet fellow players.

Re: Introductions!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-04 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
Username on DW/AO3/Tumblr: I'm roguepositivity ( on Tumblr! I also run fyeahsera and fyeahvivienne.
Writer, artist, prompter, spectator?: I'm planning on prompting and writing. I haven't written fanfiction in a while so I'm excited!
Favorite Dragon Age quest: It's a tie between the Winter Palace in DAI and the assassin quests in Denerim.
Most hated Dragon Age quest: The Fade in DAO!
How long you've been in the fandom: Only about a year. I got DAO when it was free on Origin last year.
Favorite DA protagonist and villain: Hm, that's tough. I think Calpernia's my favorite villain, and I'd have to go with my Dalish Inquisitor as my favorite protagonist. I had a really good handle on his character from the start and he was fun to play.
Least favorite: Oghren annoys me, so I'll pick him as least favorite protagonist. Least favorite villain would be the sloth demon from the Fade in DAO, just because I really really hated that quest.
What would your dream DLC be about?: I'd love to explore the Game more! Especially the intersection of the upper echelons of the Circle with Orlesian nobility. I like political intrigue and spying.

Re: Introductions!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-05 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow, WOW, am I exctied about this? Yup. I guess I am.

So, *clears throat*, I'm little_abyss on AO3, and fictionalgraveyard on tumblr. I guess I'll be spectating, for the most part, but I can't rule out that I won't write if there's something catches my eye. I'm in the middle of a big AU project, but it's starting to feel like homework, so... yeah.

My most favourite DA quest? I still get gooshy about Wayward Son, the Feynriel quest from DAII. So emotions, probably because my canon Hawke likes to think he invented the term 'pro-mage'. My least favourite quest is Wicked Eyes, Wicked Hearts from DAI, I want to give everyone at that stupid ball a big punch in the jeans.

To that end, while we're talking least faves, I gotta confess, I don't love Sebastian. The whole Chantry system just leaves me cold, so I do a bit of an 'eh' shrug when he's about. Lucius Corin or maybe the Mother are my love-to-hate-em villains, Danarius is my least favourite (I just loathe that dude, though it is a good piece of storytelling). It's more difficult to chose a favourite protagonist - probably, if you twisted my arm, I'd say either Anders or... Does Dagna count? She's lovely, I adore her.

I think I got my dream DLC with the wardrobe thing... no more oddly clingy Skyhold pajamas! *celebration ensues*
I've been 'in' the fandom only really since the beginning of this year, but I've loved (like, with an undeniable firey flame) these games (and all the other stuff) since I discovered it with Origins.

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Username on DW/AO3/Tumblr: boywonder on dw and AO3
Writer, artist, prompter, spectator?: Prompter/spectator. I'm also a writer but I'm knee deep in the beginning of law school right now, which isn't conducive to creative writing. :(
Favorite Dragon Age quest: idk, I morbidly really like the Deep Roads bit in DA2
Most hated Dragon Age quest: Walking around the puzzle rooms at the end of DA:I. Wow I hated that so much.
How long you've been in the fandom: Since DA2 dropped.
Favorite DA protagonist and villain: THIS IS HARD. Fave in DA2 is probably Anders. Fave in DA:I is Bull. I haven't played Origins.
Least favorite: I honestly cannot stand Isabela. I tried to, but I just don't like her at all :(
What would your dream DLC be about?: Orzammar or Tevinter. We don't get to see these places, really, and I'd love to.

(Anonymous) 2015-09-11 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
MAN I screwed up that coding, my apologies! I couldn't fix it once it was posted :|

Law school is going pretty well, thank you! It's a lot of reading and thinking and not a lot of creativity, sadly. I look forward to being able to read some great fic here to relax :3

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
You see Orzammar in Origins!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)

It's one of the most interesting places! I love the long quest into the abandoned place outside it--one of those times when the game was genuinely scary as fuck.

(Anonymous) 2015-09-11 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
I wish I had enjoyed Origins enough to keep at it! I'll have to try again at some point.

(Anonymous) 2015-09-11 04:19 am (UTC)(link)

RIGHT? That is definitely at the top of my "scariest video game moments" list.

(Anonymous) 2015-09-11 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
I've heard that but I honestly could not get into Origins at all. The gameplay is very difficult for me and also I just...didn't care |D


(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 07:50 am (UTC)(link)
Who are your favorite LIs in each game, nonnies?

...and what characters do you wish had been LIs?

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
...and what characters do you wish had been LIs?

The correct answer to this is Varric, of course! (But only for Hawke.)

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh god, that would make leaving Hawke in the Fade so much worse.

I love it.

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I gleefully leave Hawke in the Fade because it means I get to hug Varric. It's Bioware's fault for not letting me romance him properly.

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm planning on leaving Hawke in the Fade for the first time during my current playthrough. I'm kind of excited! And I had somehow missed that you get to hug Varric after, so now I'm even more excited.

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Imagine a special final dialogue option for Hawke if they romanced Varric AND Varric is in the party when you leave Hawke behind! :DD

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Zevran for always and ever! He should have been a woobie, but he failed utterly and just became...IDK, is there a technical term for the characters that you emphatically don't want to watch suffer? I don't even want his tea to be too cold.

(He seduced my warden in a tent. I was very surprised, did not think that dialogue option was going there. Which leads me to part two of why I loved him, he's really easy to romance, and not in the bad way like Alistair.)

The one who should have been romance-able is Sten. I mean, he hated me enough that I actually wondered if he'd leave the group, but hey. He was hot.

(Third option: Vivienne. Too pretty for this world, do want.)

Re: LIs!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Zevran is the BEST. You clearly have impeccable taste. if kink meme prompt reposts are allowed...

(Anonymous) 2015-09-01 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Which ones are you going to ask for more of?

Because there's this half-finished Dorian/Iron Bull fic where Dorian was captured by the Qunari and made into a Saarebas, and then Iron Bull accidentally rescued him, and I'd read versions of that until my eyes fell out. To be totally honest.

(Link: )

Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-03 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm currently on a Cadash playthrough, romancing Sera for the first time! Also, did not expect that when she was talking to the Templars at the end of Champions of the Just, there'd be an echoey woman's voice behind hers. This is the first time I've played an inquisitor who really believes she's the Herald of Andraste, so it's been interesting.

Re: Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-04 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
Whoa, I've never gotten the echoey voice. That's cool.

I'm between Inquisition playthroughs rn, probably going to finally get around to playing Awakening this week! I've had it downloaded for months but never got around to it.

Re: Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-04 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm redoing my f!Lavellan/Solas playthrough on PC right now, mainly because I originally played it on a last gen system, and I wanted to have it completed for when the Trespasser DLC comes out so I can get that on day one.

Re: Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-04 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, I need to pick who I'm doing Trespasser with. I've only completed F!Trevelyan with Cullen and M!Lavellan with Iton Bull. Probably going to go with Lavellan since there's going to be stuff with the Qunari... but if they have to break up or something I'm going to be distraught.

Re: Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-05 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
Right now, I'm just hoping that it doesn't break my heart too much more. The perils of getting emotionally invested in the Solas romance. /hollow laughter

Re: Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-05 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Hehhh. Who knows, maybe they'll get back together?

(Of course in that case something else awful will happen, I'm sure)

Re: Anyone playing anything right now?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-05 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
That feels almost too much to hope for, haha. Though I'd be deliriously happy if it does happen. I'd even be fine with there being strings attached, and/or it being somewhat bittersweet! I just... really want at least a moderately happy ending, both for the Inquisitor in general (regardless of who they are / who they romanced), and for the Solas/Lavellan relationship in particular.

Prompts spreadsheet!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-07 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm doing this again, so people can quickly look at what prompts we have for individual games. If DLC-only stuff gets prompted, I'll sort that into the game the DLC was attached to (Awakening will get sorted under Origins, Legacy under DA2, etc). And if tie-in novel-only stuff gets prompted, I'll add a miscellaneous sheet :)

Re: Prompts spreadsheet!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-08 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, this is great! <3 Thank you.

I do have one request, though. If people make prompts for Trespasser, could you put that in its own category? I'm probably going to be able to play it almost immediately, but I know that not everyone will, and I think it'd be easier for people to avoid spoilers that way.

Re: Prompts spreadsheet!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-09 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
....very good call. Yeah, I'll add Trespasser prompts into their own category!

Re: Prompts spreadsheet!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-12 02:45 am (UTC)(link)

Going to a concert tonight, will tipsily update spreadsheet when I get back late.

All of these prompts are amazing *hearteyes*

Re: Prompts spreadsheet!

(Anonymous) 2015-09-12 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
And by "tipsily update the spreadsheet" I apparently actually meant "drunkenly pass out, clutching my laptop." Whoops.

how's it going?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
I love the variety of characters who're getting prompts :D Has anyone else started working on fills? I've got one fic almost done, and have a decent* start on another.

*indecent. It's all very indecent.

Re: how's it going?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 09:54 am (UTC)(link)
It's amazing isn't it! I'm so torn, so many brilliant prompts! Well done you though, striking while the iron's hot and all that.

Re: how's it going?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I have my eye on the starvation one, and also that Dorian & Sera one, though I think my first port of call is going to be some kind of Codex horror story.

Re: how's it going?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-13 10:50 am (UTC)(link)
I think I might write something for the Josephine/Sera one, and maybe for the Warden in Sky hold too.

Re: how's it going?

(Anonymous) 2015-09-13 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
i thought I was almost done with one but then it took like 1000 words of angsty conversation to just now get to the porn. Oops. Will hopefully finish it today, though.

(Anonymous) 2015-09-10 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
So, what characters and pairings are you wanting (more) prompts for? Mention them here, and maybe someone else can brainstorm some for you.