Saturday, September 27, 2014

mdecarabas:

True story: I will at any point answer anything about my stories that isn’t a spoiler. Doesn’t matter what it is. Hell, it doesn’t even have to be a question, it could just be something you’re curious about. It doesn’t matter, because I am dying to talk about that shit.

Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more. Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (via aedancousland)

(Source: moriartysdance)

Friday, September 26, 2014

shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen our last OC post was getting a bit long, so forgive me if I just link to it and continue on for the sake of our dashes?

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I honestly never though much about pet names…

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen:

shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen:

shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen:

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too long for a reply, heh. Also I’m terrible because I spelled her name wrong, gah.  KIERAN Hawke.  

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Ahhh—you know what? If it feels right to frame it that way, don’t feel guilty about it! Aeron didn’t send much time away, aside from his apprenticeship, but that was also in the same town, still, so I’m not sure it counts. It’s my understanding that Gawyn is something of an anomaly, spending all of his time away from the rest of his family just about as soon as he was able to.

What about your blood mange Hawke? What was their family situation etc like? /chinhands

Declan?  

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Gawyn… It was really more a matter of timing.

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shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen:

shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen:

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atomicpen:

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too long for a reply, heh. Also I’m terrible because I spelled her name wrong, gah.  KIERAN Hawke.  

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Ahhh—you know what? If it feels right to frame it that way, don’t feel guilty about it! Aeron didn’t send much time away, aside from his apprenticeship, but that was also in the same town, still, so I’m not sure it counts. It’s my understanding that Gawyn is something of an anomaly, spending all of his time away from the rest of his family just about as soon as he was able to.

What about your blood mange Hawke? What was their family situation etc like? /chinhands

ursulavernon:

llbwwb:

For the horse lovers:) Splash by Tony Bryd

This horse is both utterly spectacular and also really 80’s.

ursulavernon:

llbwwb:

For the horse lovers:) Splash by Tony Bryd

This horse is both utterly spectacular and also really 80’s.

shadoedseptmbr:

atomicpen:

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atomicpen:

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too long for a reply, heh. Also I’m terrible because I spelled her name wrong, gah.  KIERAN Hawke.  

Kieran is my other mage, who (like Maebh) actually romanced Anders.  But Kieran isn’t…she has this sweet, friendly veneer but she doesn’t let people in very close?  Kind of cool.  Not an ice queen, she’s friendly and social, but eh.  Totally blue (occasionally charming), loving with everyone except Fenris who thinks she’s far too idealistic for most of their time together.  They didn’t rival, he figured out about halfway through that sweet and kind didn’t mean backbone of steel.  She specialized in primal and force magic, mainly though she came late into a healing specialty.  

She’s the one I wrote Small Gifts about, with the kitten, and then my only “fight with the Arishok" story.  She sort of tumbled into wide-eyed crushing on Anders and it developed into love…but.  It goes farther, faster physically than I think she’d have let it if she’d had any experience in how to handle that sort of thing.  She wants to help him…this might help?  Well.  I like to keep a companion positive blog but Anders’ romance creeps the fuck out of me for both participants, honestly.  It turns pretty toxic for them in Act III.  

Carver becomes a Templar in her playthrough and they’re estranged for most of that time.  It scares her that he’d try to become something that could hurt her and he’s deeply angry about Leandra.  Sebastian manages to get them to come to accord finally, just before the end of Act III.

Kieran’s the youngest of my Hawkes, only barely 20 at the beginning of the game.  She was very powerful, very young and Malcolm had a hard time teaching her to keep a lid on it so they’re my most isolated Hawke family.  She’s got a good handle on her magic now, but…she’s tempted quite often.  

Okay, your turn!  Maebh and her siblings!  Go!

Ahhh—don’t feel bad for misspelling her name, I actually did the same with Maebh way back when for some meme thing!

I actually don’t think I read those two Kieran stories! /casually bookmarks them for later

As for Meabh,

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commandercousland said: How do you imagine the relationship between each of your Hawkes and Malcolm?

Different from one another—the obvious answer. One that I haven’t delved too deeply into yet.

Maebh loved her father, but was never as close to him as Bethany was, despite being the one of all his children to favor his physical features the most (her Malcolm had red hair). But, she almost always felt bound to do as he asked, to protect Bethany and help teach Carver how to do the same. Though her father could not train her as he was able to teach Bethany, Maebh took it upon herself to find someone who could, and learned how to steal through shadows, how to fight with a dagger in each hand, how to throw a well-balanced axe where she wanted. She never exactly kept it secret, what she was doing, but still mildly worried her father would be upset if he found out—when he did, all he told her was to be careful. Bolstered by his support, she left her family for a small stint to hone her craft, only to come back and find Bethany had a near run-in with the Templars. She vowed never to stray too far for so long after that. She blamed herself for his death, for not being able to protect him as she should have.

Aeron was very close with his father, in a different way than Bethany was close at times. The three all practiced learning and controlling magic together, but Aeron also learned how to work with his hands from Malcolm, how to use his staff more like a normal quarterstaff rather than just a channel for his magic. He tried to teach those things to Bethany, but she never quite got the hang of it—or never wanted to, he was never sure. When he was old enough, Aeron helped shoulder the responsibilities of looking after and providing for the whole family, picking up odd carpentry jobs here and there, and even gaining an apprenticeship when he was a little older. He understood his father was grooming him to be the kind of person to be able to take care of everyone in the event that something should happen—and it did. Of all the family, Aeron took his father’s death the best, not because he cared less, but because he accepted what Malcolm had: that death was not always something to fear.

Gawyn was not around his family much at all, beyond a certain age. His Malcolm was much more passive in temperament than Gawyn—who got his hotheadedness from his mother. Growing up, Gawyn spent more time tussling with Carver than hanging around his father and sister, who spoke in softer tones and practiced more subtlety than he was interested in once he got his hands around a practice sword. He left perhaps a bit too young, but Leandra could not stop her eldest son, and Malcolm did not try to. Gawyn missed everthing that happened with his family, save what his mother wrote him in her bitter, angry letters, and only came back when she wrote his father was dying. He never saw Malcolm after that—he had been too far away to make it back even for the funerary service when he received word.

I do have another Hawke that I’ve never played but wrote about a time or two—Maye Hawke, a mage, but I have not spent much time in her head and know next to nothing about how she got along (or not) with her family.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

shadoedseptmbr said: Tell me about Maebh and Anders *chinhands*

Oh, where to start? Perhaps some good things tonight instead of sad things. At least for now.

Nearly as soon as Maebh met Anders, she was charmed by him. His sense of humor, the way he smiled (and the way the corners of his eyes crinkled just a bit), and his laugh—they all hit her right when she wasn’t expecting it. Their relationship began in a flurry; they both were flirtatious by nature, sarcastic by default, and had things they didn’t like to talk about from their past. They were trying to seek a reprieve in one another, someone else to help alleviate the weights on both their shoulders. He liked to tease her about her inability to cook, and she liked to tease him about never being able to turn away even a stray cat (too much kinship, perhaps). They quickly became lovers and enjoyed each other—enjoyed laughing with one another after hardship and sorrow.

For the first few years, everything seemed so bright whenever he was around, and she made such happy plans in her head.