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
#i mean you can CLEARLY see alistair getting distraught and hateful toward him when he gets the chance#but when it comes down to it he has to respect the warden’s decision#and in the end he doesn’t really get all vengeful#just displeased#while sebastian throws a hissy fit and threatens to bring an entire army back to take out#anders AND you plus your allies and everyone you’ve ever loved#like srsly bro
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.
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.
I never noticed before now that Andraste was allegedly born the same year the First Blight ended.
That seems WAY too convenient.
jesus christ thats my new headcanon
*widens eyes in horror*
I have been clinging to this headcanon since the day I got my World of Thedas copy. It’s just TOO convenient. Not the Andraste = Flemeth part necessarily (though I thought of that, too) but the Andraste = OGB I can’t unsee.
I have never even thought of this before, but it is… so perfect.
Yeah, I noticed this back when I was researching “Spirits: the Song of Andraste,” and I am totally on board with Andraste being an OGB (although, not Flemeth; I think they could both well be OGBs, but different ones). And it makes it VERY interesting to think about what happened after Andraste was burned/martyred/stabbed through the chest in Minrathous. Did she really die? Or did she, like we know Flemeth is capable of, come back in some other form? Do we know her now under a different name? Sometimes I think it would be cool for Leliana to be Andraste reborn (and maybe not even remembering that’s who she is). But other times I don’t like that theory at all. I don’t have a better one, though.
sdflkj oh good god. This is just kind of blows my mind, especially paired with my personal headcanon that the Maker = Fen’heral. To think that Flemeth is possibly an OGB makes me wonder if she couldn’t infact be the reincarnation of Mythal or Elgar’nan. Despite her obvious disregard for mortals unless they meet her purposes, there’s no question that there is a purpose to what she does and her acts end up protecting more people than not, with the reasonable exception of the (entirely optional) dragon fight in DA:O. I’ve long suspected that Morrigan’s getting Flemeth’s grimoire and it detailing that particular spell wasn’t any kind of coincidence and not something Flemeth ever meant to do in actuality—just a pawn to push Morrigan into offering up the DR, thus producing another OGB.
Which isn’t really any kind of new theory, but it would make some sense for Mythal (really leaning that direction) to be invested in “protecting” by getting her comrades back into the mortal realm. But I can’t imagine Flemeth, no matter how fucked up some of the shit she does is, to be one of the Forgotten Ones.
And I’m still really opposed to the idea that she’s Fen’heral, as releasing other OGBs on the world would be utterly against everything he wants.
i’ve never reblogged anything so fast in my entire life