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I just read that post about Gaider saying there was no mental illness in Thedas and I’m sitting here gob-smacked at the ignorance he displayed.

BioWare: *Writes mentally ill characters*

Fans: *Can naturally connect with this and see themselves in this and want their faves to be happy healthy and safe*

BioWare: “Lol actually there’s no such thing as mental health in Thedas

Fans: ???Why do you keep doing this???

Confession:  Deciding the Ultimate Sacrifice in DAO was extremely agonizing for me. I questioned my decision for days after, thinking of how I might have chosen wrongly. True to my character, the tropey hero, he was not willing to make a demon baby, not willing to betray his love interest, not willing to force Alistair into it, and adamant about giving up his own life to save the people. I hated doing it but I HAVE to roleplay authentically.

I put Cassandra in a dress
(now I run for my life)

Okay but years in the future after the Inquisition has gone down in history

some guy: the inquisitor herself saved my great great grandmother from corypheus’ army the night Haven was destroyed

everybody: :OOOOO

Some other guy: the inquisitor personally found and returned my great grandpa’s lost drufalo once

everybody: shut the fuck up elmer that didn’t happen

Confession:  I cannot help but only see the best in the concept of Circles. For all of the flaws Circles could have, I like to think that many templars and mages lived in harmony during their day to day lives. Am I too idealistic? Perhaps. But I like to imagine that many more templars had a view like Ser Thrask and many more mages had a view like Wynne than the games and novels showed us. I’m a firm believer that the series only brought the tragic extremes of the mage-templar tensions to our attention.