bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

Hey, I hope things have finally calmed down :) I've been meaning to ask you - do you have favorite set of armor for Shion and Sorra?

It is almost quiet in my inbox for now, but people still do reblogs, so I won’t be surprised if the madness will start again…

Well, I like these most of all, and another, green armor of Sorra, but I don’t have screenshots of it now

Sorry, Shion is way too happy and this picture, it is absolutely not canon :D

bricktheprettiestsiren replied to your post:hey bene, have you seen the updated video from the…

well I’m always interested! :D what I also find fasciting are those statues of mythal in the temple, where she is pictured pretty much with dragon wings… old gods, elvhen gods, andraste etc. it’s all quite complicated, I love it! :)

Yeah it seems like Mythal is heavily associated with dragons, but (and I forget where off-hand) supposedly it’s implied they all could change into dragons? It’s interesting, to be sure!

What really gets me about this game are the layers. Layers of details and information and context, it’s what I live for in anything I consume haha. Joke’s on me because this game consumes you not the other way around.

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

I was also hoping my Lavellan's tattoo represents Falon'Din, he's really interesting! Also she's a necromancer so yeah, heh, that would be nice match... Anyway, if you knew the meaning before starting the game would you choose different tattoo? (personally, I would not)

Yes and no.

There is a temptation to say yes because thematically (for how I am writing my fics) there are some really interesting things I could say about Solas’ reaction to Isii wearing the vallaslin of Andruil, Ghilan'nain or Dirthamen (which would be my top picks). I could also make something interesting out of her having the vallaslin of Falon'din, Mythal or Elgar'nan. But unless I switch around some of my headcanons, I have nothing particularly interesting to say about June - at least in terms of Isii wearing his mark. That and I am not certain why she would have chosen it for herself.


The answer is ultimately no. Because I wouldn’t have been choosing a vallaslin knowing my boyfriend would turn out to be an ancient elven god. <_<  Me caring about the meaning behind the mark is almost entirely hinged on what I assume he would think about it.

Also, June’s mark is just damn pretty.

I mean, look at this face:

That is a pretty face.

aicosu replied to your post “Harel”

arghhhhhhh this hurts everything that makes me alivvveeee

[rips open shirt] SOLAS/LAVELLAN. I won’t apologise for it if you won’t with your cosplaying. Just keep on the Solavellan train. Don’t stop. Full speed ahead. 


replied to your post “Harel”

this is wonderful!

You always leave the sweetest feedback, x. Thanks, as always. 

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

hawke/fenris, thanks :)

  • Who’s more dominant:
    Fenris. Sort of. You see, he’s never had the opportunity to do so before, to have what he wants on his terms. And it takes a little bit of coaxing and encouragement from Hawke that it’s okay for him to want what he wants and to ask for what he wants, but once he finds that voice, he uses it. And Hawke is more than happy to let him.

  • Who’s the cuddler:
    Hawke - Fenris is still amazingly unsure about casual touching. He knows he can, he knows he’s allowed, but he doesn’t really know how. And at first, whenever Hawke does snuggle up to him, he’s all stiff and rigid and unsure of where to put his hands and how long should the contact continue and what if I need to cough, but they figure it out.

  • Who’s the big spoon/little spoon:
    They’re another face-to-face couple - Hawke’s fingertips on the curve of Fenris’s jaw, Fenris’s arm over Hawke’s waist, legs tangled together, breath mingling as they sleep.

  • What’s their favorite non-sexual activity:
    Discussing philosophy and, after Hawke teaches him how to read, literature. Of all sorts. From friend!fiction to the Chant of Light. Fenris is amazingly intellectual, and it sort of breaks Hawke’s heart a little that he’d never been given the freedom to really use it before.

  • A head canon:
    They don’t really ever move in together in the traditional sense during the events of the game. Instead after they reconcile they sort of share both his place and Hawke’s - a book and a bottle of wine he leaves at the Amell Estate one night turns into a change of his clothes strewn over the dresser. Hawke gladly returns the favor the next time they happen to sleep at Fenris’s.

  • Their relationship summed up in a gif:

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

hey bene, have you seen the updated video from the temple of mythal already? the one with the whispers when inquisitor drinks from the well? (on yt 'EASTER EGG- Cleaned Up Temple of Mythal Backwards Audio: Different Meaning') I wonder how important this actually is or you know, how much hidden stuff there could be... anyway, just letting you know! :)

I did see it and it helped me formulate some opinions about it, Mythal, Andraste, Shartan, and Solas. Not entirely sure how to put all of THAT into one post though, so I might just write separate theory posts, if anyone is interested.

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

You know, that's one of the most wonderful things about your writing, you have such a great grasp on characters' emotions and their personality in general! For example I pretty much ignore most of the sad Solavellan fanfics, I finished the game and obviously I don't need more sadness, haha, but I still read every single one you write, because even though some of them are terribly sad they are so well written that it's worth it.

Thank you so much. That really means a lot. 

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

one must be fenris+fhawke, right?

  1. Shenko (particularly Kaidan/Amanda)
  4. Fenris/F!Hawke
  7. Alistair/Aeducan

Varric doesn’t know everything. Yes, he left her. Yes, it hurt them both. Yes, she gave him space to sort himself out. And yes, neither of them had any other romantic relationships in the interrim. Varric knows all about that painful, awkward three years, two months, and twelve days.

But Varric doesn’t know about the fumbling kisses and wandering hands when they’d both accidentally gotten ravingly drunk during a game of Wicked Grace and Fenris had shoved her up against the wall outside The Hanged Man or how much her heart had broken to tell him no and that they both should just go home. Varric doesn’t know about the tension thrumming low and heavy between them always - a constant that sometimes burns them both up from the inside when they’re alone together. Varric doesn’t know about the stolen touches - about the brushes of fingers against hands (and other parts) when they’re all out together.

Those things are private, personal.

Varric knows enough to tell a good, bittersweet story. And that’s all he needs to know.

The rest is for them.

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

11. and/or 20. for Isii, hm? (also merry christmas to you! thank you for all your wonderful stories!)

11 - Are they better with children, animals, or neither?

Keeper Deshanna smiled warmly, her eyes narrowing on Isii. “A child in your arms. It is a good look for you, da’len.”

Isii laughed softly to cover her impatient sigh, shifting the fussing infant along the crook of her hip. “Do not get too attached to the image, Keeper. I am only looking after him until Dehari comes back.”

“You are good with the child. He soothes when you touch him.” Isii tried not to grimace, knowing exactly where this conversation was going. This was a path they had walked down many times. “You should consider when you are going to have a child of your own, da’len.”

The Keeper was worried that Isii was waiting too long. That she was getting too old, that she would let her youth slip away, along with her chances of motherhood. They were a dying people. Every elf must do their part to keep their race alive. “I wouldn’t trust myself with a dog, let alone a child.” She joked. A deflection. Not even a particularly good one. She could see the Keeper was not pleased. “When I find one to bond to, then perhaps.”

“I have already begun to reach out to the Keepers of Sabrae and Alerion.” Deshanna said with a nod. “We will find someone for you. Do not worry.”

Isii was not worried. She didn’t want her Keeper playing matchmaker. It was not a lack of potential suitors that kept her from bonding with one of the men in her clan.

The baby whimpered and she lifted him higher, bouncing him absentmindedly against her chest. Being good with children and wanting a child were two different things. A child was something precious - which meant it was one more thing that would hurt to lose.

A lover, in that sense, was no different. 

20 - If they met, how would your Inquisitor get along with your Warden? Your Hawke?

After all that time spent looking for her, Isii never thought she would meet the Queen of Ferelden; nor did she think it would take place at the palace in Denerim. The Warden-Commander, recently returned from what Isii assumed was a successful mission, requested a visit from the Herald of Andraste. Isii made time for the trip, eager to solidify their political ties to the throne. Being an organization founded in Orlais did not do them any favors in terms of their relationship with the Dog Lords. 

The meeting was brief, but Isii felt comfortable in Myra Theirin’s presence. The Queen was a kind woman; light-hearted, if not worn from hardship. Neither she nor her husband seemed particularly interested in formalities, which was a refreshing change from the Orlesians Isii often had to garner favor with. She could tell that they were both quite happy to be together once more. Even as Myra conducted their meeting with grace, it was impossible not to see the looks cast between them - the warm smiles, the small laughter after a shared whispered word. He kept his hand over hers at all times, as if to remind himself that she was still there. 


Hawke was not what Isii expected. From Varric’s story, she got the impression that Marian Hawke was a lively sort: a sarcastic jokester with a heart of gold. The woman she met was quieter. Withdrawn. She appeared to get lost in her thoughts often.

Isii got the courage to ask her about it once, after both of them had consumed enough in Skyhold’s tavern to no longer worry about broaching uncomfortable topics.

“Do you ever regret it? Tying yourself to Anders like that?”

Hawke stared down into her drink, choosing her words carefully. “I can hate what he’s done, even if I understand his reasons. But I can never hate him. The stories always get him wrong. They cast him in the role they want him to be in. But I know the real Anders. I know the man underneath the surface everyone sees. Maybe it makes me a romantic sap, but I would do anything to stay with him.

“But it’s hard to love a man who keeps secrets from you. It’s hard to love a man who would sacrifice everything you have together for what he thinks is the greater good.”

She paused, finishing off her drink. “Feel lucky you’re not in my shoes. I would not wish that kind of love on anyone.”

bricktheprettiestsiren asked:

Can you please recommend me some good Fenris/(f)Hawke fanfic?

I have several!

Some are smut, some are fluff, some are angst. There are a couple of long ones, but most are shorter.

But here’s a selection of some of my favorite Fenris/Lady Hawke stories I have bookmarked.

For any of the prompts I linked to that take you to the Dragon Age kink meme, scroll down and you’ll find the story (if you happen to be unfamiliar with how lj works). :-)

Happy reading!

A Cage Called Home - Rated M - Anonymous took the simple request of “one of the lessons Fenris learned from Danarius was how to withhold orgasm. This has been of particular issue after his night with Hawke, and he’s spent the time since then pining but unable to successfully “take matters into his own hands”. ” and transcended it completely. This is a story of loss, love, longing, and reconciliation. If you read nothing else I rec, go read this. Seriously.

Afterwards - Rated M - They have each other perfectly measured.

An Understanding - Rated T - They’ve spent years dancing around each other. This time, it just happens to be literal.

Beds are Overrated - Rated T (though it would be a very very mild T, or a very very perceptive teenager) - Fenris is incapable of sleeping in a bed.

Holding Back the Darkness - Rated M - A retelling/overhaul of Fenris and Hawke’s first romantic encounter

Idolatry - Rated M for violence?  - Fenris watches Hawke dueling the Arishok. He never realized how fragile she actually might be, never even considered she was anything less than unbreakable. He was wrong. (Second Person PoV)

Leather - Rated M - Hawke gets a favor of her own from Fenris

Little Lion Heart - Rated K - Hawke is a lodestone, a cornerstone upon which Fenris’s entire life in Kirkwall has been built.

Breathing - Rated M - Have the prompt: “I offer a twist on the “Hawke becomes Tranquil” story. Angst ahoy: Hawke romanced Fenris, spared Anders, and was turned Tranquil after The Last Straw. Fenris is devastated. Then he remembers what Hawke once told him about that night in the Chantry; Anders glowed blue, Karl came back. Fenris tracks down Anders and forces him to stay by their side so that he can steal those brief moments with Hawke when Anders lets out Vengeance. They go on living in this unhealthy threesome because none of them can stand the alternative.”

Note that I don’t normally do Fenris/Anders, and I certainly don’t normally do threesomes of any sort. But this story is so good, so heartbreaking, that I gladly make an exception for it.

  1. smerchfanatic said: Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times Buster Keaton’s The General Freaks (1932) The Man Who Laughs (Conrad Veidt) Frankenstein (1931) Dracula (1931) Hope this helps :)
  2. @bricktheprettiestsiren said: It happened one night; My man Godfrey; Pygmalion; Bringing up Baby; Top hat; Gone with the wind; Mr. Smith goes to Washington; The hands of Orlac; Duck soup; Modern times (no surprises, sorry for that, but maybe you’ll pick something anyway :)

Thank you guys so much! Out of these I haven’t seen The Man Who Laughs and Duck Soup but I’ve heard so many good things about these two films. Definitely gonna check them out.