also that whole tale of aragorn and arwen thing where he saw her in the woods at twenty and fell instantly in love and it’s very beren and luthien? lies.
aragorn decided he was going to marry arwen when he was like, six.
and everyone thought it was just the cutest thing, baby estel with his little crush on the great immortal evenstar, and everyone would tease him about it relentlessly and he would get so mad, and pout, because how dare they doubt his word.
(arwen spent a lot of time biting back smiles and nodding very seriously when aragorn brings this up with her. no, estel, I do not know why they are laughing perhaps they have remembered a particularly funny joke.)
and then aragorn grows into this gangly teen and oh my god can you imagine being a pimply greasy teenager around fucking elves it’s a wonder he has any self-image left. His voice breaks every other word and the laundresses are beginning to wonder if something is wrong with the sheets because estel keeps washing them himself and aragorn wants to die, god, arwen is never going to marry him if he stays all elbows and skinny knees and he can’t even look her in the eye anymore without blushing, eye contact is probably something to look for in a husband–
(arwen, who never had to go through puberty because elves don’t do anything so undignified, tries to comfort him by saying she likes his blemishes. aragorn gives her a look of such utter, miserable despair that she starts laughing.)
(this is a mistake. he spends the next three weeks nursing his wounded ego and refusing to see her.)
estel is twenty when he asks for her hand. he is lean, slender and fair as a new tree, and so arwen does not feel guilt in kissing his cheek and gently refusing. he is still green, he will weather greater storms than this–and he takes it as he should, clasping her hand and swearing to ever be her loyal friend.
they write to each other–when she is in lorien, when he wanders with the rangers of the north, fights alongside gondor, travels to distant lands. it is an inconstant tie–he is rarely afforded time enough to put pen to paper; she is reserved so as not to encourage what may not be. (she signs her letters always, your friend. She likes him too well to be cruel in this.)
the years pass. his weariness and strife creeps onto the page, and she sends him tokens to fend off the darkness–leaves from lothlorien, the ribbon from her hair, snippets of poems. it is not enough it is never enough I am sorry, she writes.
his reply is gentle: you are enough. do not stop writing.
(she carries that letter tucked inside her sleeve for a long while, like a talisman–though against what evil, she does not know.)
she is in the house of her grandmother when a familiar voice calls out to her: my lady luthien!
this is when arwen looks up, sees aragorn–broad of chest and rugged, still wearing his battered mail, with one hand balanced lazily on the pommel of his sword. All the trees of caras galadhon are gold but he is shadow and silver, kingliness resting lightly on his shoulders–
The now iconic photographs of the Swedish royal babies in their carriers (Prince Nicolas was missed out!) From the top down is Estelle (2012), Leonore (2014), Oscar (2016), Alexander (2016) and Baby Bernadotte (2017)
Just another OC dump putting together a few of the doodles that I have lying around. Mostly just establishing character features, cute kisses because no I can’t help myself, and a puppy Remi who looks like a bear cub
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Series - Localization Blog #2
This is Brittany, Localization Producer at XSEED,
editor/graphic text monkey/what-have-you for Trails in the Sky the 3rd,
and current head for the Trails series in general. I’m very eager to write this
blog, because it’ll be full of updates for FC, SC, and the 3rd.
Let’s get the 3rd’s status out of the way:
schedule-wise, we’re currently doing great! When we announced this game last
year, I was dead set on getting it out by spring 2017, so I’m very proud to say
that goal is being met. Trails in the Sky the 3rd is coming to PC in
English on…a date you’ll find out very, very soon.
Barring typos or odd QA hiccups (which can happen when
“smashing” PSP and PC code together to get the best of both worlds), the game
is in pretty good shape and we’re right where we need to be. It’s cleaning up
| QA is a sexy time and I won’t let you take it away from me.
I’d like to start by properly warning Trails newbies first:
please play Trails in the Sky’s first and second chapters before playing the 3rd.
Heck, please play them before even reading this blog! Although the 3rd is not a “third chapter” since the Estelle and Liberl’s story wrapped up with SC,
this story still relies on knowledge gained by playing those two games.
Internally, I’ve said before that the 3rd has only one target audience:
people who’ve played both Trails FC and SC. Cold Steel fans will understand some of the lore
dumping, but other details will be quite lost on lost you. Though, hey, if you
want to purchase it anyway and help support my coffee fund, I ain’t gonna stop
you. (Please buy it and play it later. I’m desperate, here.)
Do you have any headcanons about Percy and baby Estelle? (btw I'm super impressed that you guessed her name years beforehand you're so smart!)
I have ALL the headcanons for Percy and Estelle
- When she’s first born, he’s terrified he’s going to drop her when Sally offers for him to hold her but he’s really a natural at it
- He cried when she smiled at him the first time
- Percy took Estelle to see Moana and they both loved it,,
- He’ll take her to the beach and tell her the names of all the shells and it’s just so cute and Sally has a picture of the two of them building a sandcastle on their fridge
- He has thousands of nicknames for her and he’s always coming up with new ones?
- He watches tv with her because she basically makes him and now he always has theme songs from little kids shows stuck in his head
- Sometimes when he’s home and his nightmares get bad, he just goes into her room and hugs her because he reminds her that the world is still good and all and it’s really cute