Anonymous asked: hey your gawyn hawke has wesley's haircut! how often do you think aveline accidentally calls gawyn by wesley's name in that first year in kirkwall?
Probably not more than once, honestly. It’s rather difficult to mistake Gawyn’s 6’4” bulk as someone else, after all…
But I could see her the first few times just seeing the back of his head, or the side of this cheek, the white scars spattered across his knuckles and fingers, and mistaking him for a brief moment for her Wesley.
But then he straightens his shoulders (much broader than Wesley’s), or turns his head and she sees the broken nose that Wesley never had, or he says something quietly to his sister in a voice much deeper. He was never Wesley, and she could only pretend so much while grieving on the cramped ship bound for Kirkwall. After they land there is no way to mistake him for her dead husband, no matter how they almost moved the same way in armor if she watched him just so. She only saw hardened steel in his eyes, and none of the yielding warmth that had always been in Wesley’s.
Personal psa nonesuch beneath the cut
whyswhoswhats asked: I'd like to know what was in your brain when you wrote that heart-hurty Aeron-watches-Malcolm-die fic
(referring to this)
Honestly, I was mostly thinking about the closeness of Aeron to his father, the way Malcolm probably had known he probably wouldn’t get better and despite already taking Aeron under wing to teach him all he knew, he would have been more intense the last several weeks or so that he felt the cough settling into his lungs, the slow drowning feeling slowly overtaking him from the inside.
I imagined Aeron would have noticed early on what Malcolm was doing—even if he had been able to keep the actual sickness under wraps for as long as he could—and confronted his father about it, in private, and then grown stubborn and resolute for a while in trying to heal Malcolm. I was thinking of how Leandra wouldn’t have wanted to let go at all, wouldn’t have wanted to face the truth that her beloved husband was dying and there was nothing anyone at all could do about it. About how Aeron has always been his father’s son and as difficult and horrible as this was, it only really served to drive home all the lessons of making hard decisions Malcolm had always taught him. Of how no matter what happens, he needed to keep going—needed to keep them all going.
Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written, and stick that selection in my ask/fan mail. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
All right, hit me.
Influential books meme
List 10 books that have stayed with you. Don’t think about it too hard, they just have to be books that have touched you. Feel free to tag me, so I’ll see your list.
1. Diamond Throne (David Eddings)
2. Winter King (Bernard Cornwell)
3. Taran, Wanderer (Lloyd Alexander)
4. Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
5. Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Kevin J. Anderson)
6. The Magician’s Nephew (C.S. Lewis)
7. Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman)
8. Dragoncharm (Graham Edwards)
9. Myst: The Book of Ti’ana (Rand Miller and David Windgrove)
10. Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
whyswhoswhats asked: you already know I love your characters as much as I love my own, but I will always blame Gawyn and Aeron for starting it >:| I love how frank and honest Gawyn can be and I love that he's so grouchy until you peel back the layers to discover what a goddamn teddy bear he is under the grump. his backstory is probably my favorite (and not just because I fed you ideas for some of it). and Aeron is an actual disney prince, I swear, and his quiet, considerate sweetness is going to be the end of me.
Your lore knowledge was the last key into unlocking the full potential of those two, and I can’t thank you enough for it <3
I am forever flattered that you enjoy them so much, and I love both Gawyn and Aeron’s backstories for different reasons, and I really want to delve more into Gawyn’s relationship with Leandra—because I find it a rather interesting dynamic that sort of only exists in my head right now, and I feel it’s an unusual take on their relationship (at least, not one I’ve seen much of in my teeny corner of the fandom).
What character out of mine is your favorite and why?
I am attempting to figure out how my characters develop, how to work with the reality that they have voices of their own, and I have to find them, rather than being able to do anything so logical as designing or choosing or planning.
What is planning? No idea.
felspar asked: ✐ (<333 /burble)
shadoedseptmbr asked: ✐ pencily pencil penciling
whyswhoswhats asked: ✐? <33333333333