country things

Story Shard 443

Your job requires you to travel from country to country often and you’ve reduced most of your things down to a few suitcases. However, you are also a single parent and you’re not the type of person to leave your kid behind. So they come with you, learning different languages as they go until they are more fluent that you are. And so you convince your employer to hire your child as your translator, much to your child’s delight.

anonymous asked:

Mohammadi is a name with a really specific religious real world meaning, kind of like calling a character Christian in a world with no Christianity. Have you thought about going more abstract?

Hello hello! Yes I am fully aware of the religious ties and meaning, it is intended, but if we take on your logic, it means no names with religious ties allowed in Thedas. Then, why would Michel de Chevin be named “Michel”, which is the name of an archangel ? Same goes for Sebastian, a martyr and saint. There’s even a guy called Pierre-Marie in Orlais, half of his name shouldn’t exist, if you think about it. What about Samson, too? Also, let’s not pretend the game isn’t based at all on real life situations, ethnicies or countries. I don’t intend to be “more abstract” if it means erasing things that are dear to me in the name of “canon” (plus a canon with a lot of problems and inconstances), especially when said things are poorly represented in the game or have no representation at all :) if you want to discuss about this more, I would gladly do so, but in private and not with an anonymous person ;)

what do you guys think of the new album? i knew they’d be doing a genre switch but this is more drastic than i thought it would be. i don’t think that’s a bad thing exactly, but i do think that a lot of the songs on this album aren’t as well written as usual. i like the songs Already Dead and Who You Selling For though (and i’m sure some of the other ones will grow on me over time). i’d like to know how other people feel about it

**edit** i totally forgot about the song Prisoner, it’s my favorite off this album by a landslide. i 10000% support TPR becoming more blues influenced. i’m not as into the country/bluegrass thing, but i get why it’s there.