Had some fun editing the clip of the Inquisition Squad from Shades On’s MCM October video, so here’s the Squad in motion! I love this bunch of Dragon Age dorks a whole lot tbh, and you can expect similar things from us very soon! ❤
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.”
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?
My favorite moment in DA:O is when I was fighting Flemeth on Morrigan’s quest. I had brought Alistair along, and he ended up delivering the killing blow. I imagine that inspired some interesting conversations between the two!
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.
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
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.
bittersweet final illustration for my set of Magekiller covers. I had
a blast doing these, and I’m super honored to have Greg Rucka and
Carmen Carnero on the other side of the project. I’m grateful as hell
for the ups from Dark Horse. And I look foreward to our future projects!
More on that soon~