The Mouse Hole
Welcome to the mouse hole, ladies, gents and other persons. I'd call it a shrine to Lisa Frank, but Lisa Frank actually had taste.

On this blog you will find a variety of shit, such as but never limited to: fandom, cursing, video games, movies, critical analysis of all the above, and the occasional doodle.

Warning: Resident blogger is a rare breed of filthy Texan democratic-socialist, very queer, very here, and not going to shut up about any of it. Opinions will be had, arguments will be basted in hot sauce, and gifs will be posted.


and the first to be knocked of the to-do list is finally up- aaah~

This is a Birthday commission from Scarsofhonor and Mahuika as a Birthday present for mrsfruitoast! 

Her pretty Warden, Olivia, and Leliana being all cute and snuggly >u<







according to me Malcolm Hawke looks like




aladdins foxy as hell dad

i fully support this



those 900+ notes make me really really happy that I’m not the only one who imagined this while playing DA2


I’m still debating which of these to send in as my final, but since I recorded both I figured I’d put them up here..and if anybody is willing to give an opinion on the matter, I’d love to hear it.  Because I’m a dumbass, they are backward with Script 2 proceeding Script 1.  You’ll hear a few seconds of silence between the two. 


Daily Draw February 12th:-

This was inspired by the early concepts of Fenris by Matt Rhodes, and the idea that Zevran is now in Antiva as the head of the Crows. I know its a bit drastic of a change, but sometimes I felt that Zevran’s voice and personality were disjointed from his character model. Those are his special Antivan boots that the Warden gave him. 

I like to believe Zevvy has improved the treatment of the crows, and now uses them for spy work as well as assassination. He plants crows in courts, taverns and whore houses all over Thedas and essentially has eyes and ears everywhere. Any information about rebellion, blights, the mage templar war, the events of Act 3 & reappearances of certain snarky mages in royal court he sends word straight to the Warden.

IDK in my head Antiva is a cross between Qarth from ASOIAF and Persia, I wanted his look to reflect that.



when people use the word “betrayed” with anora though…
whether they’re talking about with ser cauthrien or at the landsmeet it just makes no sense either way. With ser cauthrien she only does it if you royally fuck up the plan by completely giving away her disguise, which is really your own fault. And at the landsmeet it’s if you don’t bother to talk to her beforehand and figure out, if you even have an alliance to begin with. It’s understandable to be annoyed if the landsmeet doesn’t work out the way you wanted it to, but “betrayed” implies that she owes the warden shit and she really just does not. Like at all.





seriously tho sebastian wants anders dead for the exact same reason why alistair wants loghain dead and yet sebastian gets all this hate and alistair doesn’t

alistair throws a hissy fit and declares that he’ll be king JUST so he could have loghain killed or are people missing the fact that he doesn’t respect the warden’s decision at all

sebastian leaves making grandiose threats but we have no idea if he’s even able to follow through with them in the first place

UM, and he also does the whole storming off business if you haven’t made him king, btw.

This is, to be totally honest, exactly why I hated Alistair to a point I’m only just now starting to warm up to him.  Sebastian leaves and makes threats, sure, but quite frankly he didn’t leave a huge global catastrophe that he agreed with stopping right up until that moment.

Which is EXACTLY what Alistair does, if you haven’t made him King.  He throws his little hissy fit (and I’ll admit he has every right to feel the way he does, it’s the fact that he won’t listen to a completely reasonable defense of it—like, y’know, MORE BODIES TO STOP THE BLIGHT—which bothers me) and not only abandons the Warden, but abandons the whole war, blight or no blight.  He knows perfectly well that the wardens need to be there (not why exactly, but he’s the senior warden and spent the entire damn game helping you drill it into people’s heads that this is necessary) and he still walks out of the entire fucking war.  You can headcanon your way around that if you want to, but that’s the canonical explanation.  He goes and gets drunk, and stays that way.

Like, if he wants to hate your ass the rest of the game, fine, but there was no logical reason except his being a complete brat for him to ragequit on something he knows is a global problem and their last chance to stop it.

(Source: babushcats)


Some time ago I decided to stop redesigning other peoples stuff (like my reboot cast for example). It’s so much fun, but so is shooting fish in a barrel (for people I probably don’t want in my life).
It’s easy to design a character after you’ve seen their whole story arc play out, witnessed the nuances of writing, acting, animation, even their contribution to the overall atmosphere of the final product. For us, character design is done in the dark. We have descriptions, plans, and vague gestures, all of which will change, many of which will change BECAUSE of what we design.
So, to me it doesn’t feel like a “sporting chance” to redesign someone else’s finished character. They couldn’t see what you see now. They didn’t know that twist was planned, or that they’d get an extra season, or that marketing would favor an unexpected character.

But just for fun I’ll take a swing at our own stuff.

Given a chance to take another pasd at Fenris, I would suggest something like this. Chunkier, bald, more of a warrior, with more Tevinter motifs (which we hadn’t yet established during DA2).

So i started my first Tabris last night at like dark thirty.  Didn’t get through the origin, but I got through enough to make a few observations:

1) the base game graphics are such unmitigated crap, eternally jealous of PCs that can run it with mods.  I’d honestly forgotten it was this bad, mostly because of the modded shots I see all over tumblr.

2) There were some issues with the DA2 elves but ye gods are they a trillion times better than the mini-human weirdness in DAO. Say wht you want about the awful texturing job they did on everybody but fenris, I’ll agree with you, but I super prefer much more defined look in DA2.

3)  How rapey this whole storyline is.  I’d never played a tabris before; in point of fact, I have avoided it at all cost especially because of this.  And even though the events aren’t quite as horrible as I had imagined (no Leli with a pool of blood between her spread legs) it’s still hellaciously bad and I want to smack whomever thought this whole storyline was OK.

4) Which is weird because I think I might like this almost as much as the Dalish elf origin, primarily because Duncan comes off as a little more sympathetic and you seem to get to know more about the characters involved before they’re offed.