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I actually really like the poorly lit, slightly blurry pictures I took immediately after coming back to my hotel after the competition at Comikaze because I look appropriately tired, beat down, disheveled, and mildly crazy enough to be Act III Lyrium-Crazed Knight-Commander Meredith. By this point in the night, I’d worn 25 lbs of armor, a corset, and 3″ heels for about 10 hours, most of which were spent on my feet. I peeled the armor off of me, went to the hotel pool with my con roommates, and wept for my bleeding feet. 

Final fitting complete and final straps added. Captain Shepard is complete! I’d like to thank @obiruskenobi who made the original mashup fan art that inspired this build. See you at Katsucon! #katsucon #katsucon2016 #captainshepard #commandershepard #masseffect #n7 #cosplay #cosplayer #evafoam #bioware #mashupcosplay (at Studio Cosplay)

CONFESSION: 

I’ve thought about this for a long time, and have come to the conclusion that the reason Cullen bothers me so much in DAI is because no one really calls him on his behavior (or the lack of it, really) in Kirkwall. Yes, I understand he was traumatized, but that in no way lessens the fact that due to his inaction, many mages and Templars and regular people were hurt or worse.   “All it takes for evil to succeed is for a good person to look away.”

PC GAME SUGGESTION

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 are both on sale on steam for 2.99 each. Those are some damn fine video games that are worth well over that. If you like Bioware, check’m out. If you like rpg’s, check’m out. If you like star wars, check’m out. If you are interested in what is probably the best written starwars story since Empire strikes back, check’m out.

  • When she says:I'm fine
  • What she means:I can't believe Bioware suddenly dropped the denomination system when Inquisition came out. Like, varying denominations of copper, silver, and sovereigns (or bits, crowns, and royals if you're really fucking fancy) made sense, so why do we only use gold pieces in Inquisition? Did inflation fucking skyrocket just between 9:37 and 9:41 Dragon, meaning they quickly withdrew any copper and silver from circulation; is it just them trying to make getting into the games a bit easier; or am I just making dickloads of money? If the latter, how mad would Hawke be and what are the chances that she'd just die a little more inside knowing that the Inquisitor is swimming in it? I need to know, this is my livelihood.

Most games developers: this is a chair.

Bethesda: this is a chair. You may sit on it.

Bioware: THIS ISN’T JUST ANY CHAIR. THIS CHAIR IS OUT MADE OF THE WOOD OF A TREE THAT WAS WATERED BY THE TEARS OF A GIRL TRAGICALLY MURDERED BY THIEVES IN THE DARK WOOD OF HARROWING VILLAGE. THE CHAIR MOANS AS YOU PLACE YOUR AMPLE BUTTOCKS UPON ITS EXTERIOR. IT EMBEDS THE FACES OF THOSE HATED THIEVES UPON YOUR MIND WITH ITS DARK MAGICS. PERHAPS IF YOU FIND AND KILL THEM, YOU CAN BRING PEACE TO THE SPIRIT OF THIS CHAIR. It may also give you a cool chair-powered amulet.

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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!

Confession:  Some of my friends talked me into buying the games not long ago, and I’ve been spending the last week completing them. Awesome games, but… My biggest regret is that I did not romance Thane. I already romanced Garrus (because everyone else I know did, so I got curious) and thought it would be awful to change it all of a sudden. :’( (But hey, another reason to play the games again!)