Do you think that the Grey Warden order as a whole might harbor some resentment and bitterness toward a Hero of Ferelden who survived killing the archdemon? Especially considering the Warden doesn’t tell the rest of the order how they managed to live through it?
Part of the Grey Warden motto is “in death, sacrifice” and yet here is this new recruit to the order almost making a mockery of it by cheating death. Where is their great sacrifice?
And if the Warden ends up being Queen or Prince Consort of Ferelden? Well I feel like that just amplifies that potential for bitterness because to anyone who doesn’t know Commander Cousland it looks like they’ve sacrificed nothing and gained everything.
when your treasured mutual vague posts and you’re a nosey lil shit but you’ve never actually spoken to them and bursting in with WHAT IS THE DRAMA? is probably not the best way to make a first impression
I don’t support marriage before 24 at least tbh. I think women should have a stable career and income because if you’re husband is abusive and you get the pleasure of seeing that after your marriage you can get out fast. Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing women who are trapped in marriages because they can’t afford to leave financially or they live far away from their support system. I know men are supposed to be our providers and protectors in Islam but in this day and age it’s dangerous to depend on them for shit and you have so many men who are snakes waiting to reveal themselves after marriage. It’s just so much risk :/
Dunno if you've tossed this around, but do you think it's possible Eiffel's story is incidentally foreshadowing what's coming up? Like, we know Lovelace's plans are going to be this massive rescue attempt, but maybe the story also subtly confirms Maxwell is messing with Hera via the robot army speculation, but it's actually happening in a more realistic way?
This is a really interesting ask, and I’m sorry I’m only getting to it now!
I think there is definitely an element of truth here, that Eiffel’s version of events in All Things Considered revealed as much as it obfuscated - at least, it revealed Eiffel’s conception of how things might shake down. I think it definitely showed some of his not-so-latent fears - Hera being distant, Hilbert reverting to form as the amoral experimenter, Minkowski dismissing and mocking him. The idea that he worries about Lovelace’s seemingly-inevitable coup attempt and what Maxwell might do with the technology at her disposal certainly fits that narrative.
Most worryingly, it paints Eiffel as the failed savior, the one who couldn’t make a difference and who was too useless, too dumb, too powerless to help. And that does not bode well for the future…
I don’t blame Watanuki at all for whatever he says here because he’s grieving now and wasn’t thinking straight to being with. But just for my sake I do what to point out that it was very well established that Doumeki was saving his life. She was literally killing him, and they would have let it happen. Sometimes the real dangers aren’t the ones that actually seem like dangers. Sometimes they can be the most dangerous of all.
And then we have Doumeki, continually choosing to save Watanuki’s life despite the fact that Watanuki never quite sees that for what it is either.
I think the whole point of this is there was no “good” or “bad” at play in this situation. Perception is a very tricky thing, but at the very least we can trust that Doumeki will act to save Watanuki’s life, even if it’s a hard decision to make.