Confession:  The sound of the Reapers is still the most terrifying noise I’ve ever heard. We’ve all heard it, when they enter a system and start gunning for the Normandy. That loud, sudden and deep drone of terror and panic never fails to start my heart racing, and even when I hear similar sounds in movies or TV that have nothing similar to Mass Effect, my thoughts always go to “SHIT THE REAPERS ARE HERE.”

Confession:  Why is it that Shepherd has to kill immediate members of his asari crew member’s families? I just realized this. I romanced Liara from the first game all the way through 3, and it just dawned on me that I’m the same man that killed her mother. I also killed Samara’s daughter. Am I the only one that feels super awkward about this?

Confession:  I know it sucks to be told you’re not playing correctly, but so much backlash against Lavellan/Dorian stems from Lavellan’s lean and willowy appearance, as opposed to the more muscled humans. As an effeminate person, confronted daily with “masc4masc” and “no femmes” from other gay men, it really upsets me when I have to hear it from my game fandom too.

CONFESSION:

I’m mildly amused by how my views on Sera have developed over time. Pre-release, I was certain that she’d be right up my alley - an ideal romance and best bud besides. After the game came out, however, I couldn’t stand her - crash, rude, closed-minded, and all around JUST shy of being booted out of my Inquisition. After Trespasser? “Sera, I’m so sorry for writing you off, because OMG YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT THAT STUFF ALL ALOOOOONG!!!”

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I love pulp and camp art (and writing!) and Dragon Age is ripe for the treatment.  I tried to include everyone, and I wanted to hit three of the major genres- Detective stories, Adventure stories, and Men’s interest.

As a note- Originally, in the third image, Josie was the damsel in distress, but my husband argued against what he called her “debasement” and campaigned for Dorian to take her place on the grounds of him being a more attractive storytelling target (”it’s also more like Dorian to be bound,” says he).  That argument worked for me, and here we are.

Stock referenced from syccas-stock!