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thevikingwoman replied to your post: After getting into the DA fandom I forget how much…

I used to read in other fandoms, but not participate and no one wanted OCs. Neither did I when I got here??? And then I figured it out and I was like… oh.. Oh!! TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTERS I LOVE THEM PLEASE MORE!!

haha right? That’s basically what happened. The only thing I see as being accepted is ‘reader’ ships where you use second person and it’s just like… guys… that’s an OC. That’s an OC without a name XD Because the best ‘reader’ fics I read had a main character with an actual personality rather than being the blank slate, self-insert. Which is fine. I don’t mind some good old self-insert escapism. But I find it kind of disingenuous to read those fics but not ones with OCs because it’s somehow inherently worse to have a named character that isn’t canon?

I think so many people are afraid of the ‘all OCs are mary-sues’ stigma that’s still around. And it’s a cyclical problem because since people don’t read OC fics, people don’t write them as much either, so the idea that they’re not as good sticks. It sucks.

ORIGINS TRAVEL TIMES

distances taken from this

denerim to lothering : orange

230 miles on roads
11 days on foot | 7 ½ days forced march | 6 days on horseback | 4 days fast carriage | 3 days horse relay

lothering to ostagar : red

80 miles on the imperial hwy
4 days on foot | 2 ½ days forced march | 2 days on horseback | 1 day horse relay

lothering to redcliffe : purple

105 miles on roads
5 days on foot | 3 ½ days forced march | 2 ½ days on horseback | 2 days fast carriage | 1 ½ days horse relay

lothering to kinloch hold : light blue

195 miles on roads
10 days on foot | 6 ½ days forced march | 5 days on horseback | 3 days fast carriage | 2 ½ days horse relay
+
11 miles in a boat
3 hours rowing

redcliffe to gherlen’s pass : dark green

160 miles on mountainous roads
16 days on foot | 8 days on horseback | 6 days fast carriage | 4 days horse relay

denerim to soldier’s peak : light green

100 miles on the pilgrim’s path
5 days on foot | 3 ½ days forced march | 2 ½ days on horseback | 1 ½ days fast carriage | 1 day horse relay
+
20 miles on mountainous roads
2 days on foot | 1 day on horseback | ½ day horse relay

lothering to the dalish camp : orange + dark blue

80 miles on roads
4 days on foot | 2 ½ days forced march | 2 days on horseback | 1 ½ days fast carriage | 1 day horse relay
+
40 miles off road
5 days on foot | 2 days on horseback

redcliffe to honnleath  yellow

35 miles on hilly roads
2 ½ days on foot | 1 ½ days forced march | 1 day on horseback | ½ day horse relay

redcliffe to haven : dark green + pink

100 miles on mountainous roads
11 days on foot | 5 days on horseback | 2 ½ days horse relay
+
20 miles off road
3 days on foot | 2 days on horseback

Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam. 

Dalat lies in the central highlands and is surrounded with lakes, waterfalls, forests and beautiful gardens. The weather in September is lovely; it’s cool but a bit chilly at night. Dalat is known as the romantic city in Vietnam and is a favourite honeymoon spot and filled with kitsch love things.

Good morning from Da Lat. 

Source: Cao Anh Tuan.

Updates to look out for: *updated*

1. 19 Days

Comment: We’re finally getting some development.

2. Junjou Romantica

3. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

4. Ten Count

Comment: WHY ARE YOU TWO CRYING? WHY AM I CRYING?

5. Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai

Comment: RYUZAKI MY BOI I PROTECT U

6. Seito Kaichou ni Chuukoku

7. Otokonoko no Koto wa Shiranai

8. Ote o Haishaku

9. Kashikomarimashita, Destiny

10. The Same Time As Always, The Same Place as Always

11. Oya no Kao ga Mitai Family Affair

Comment: Oya no Kao ga Mitai has been completed! Everything moves up!

12. Pink to Mameshiba

13. Ashita wa Dochi da!

14. Ore to Joushi no Kakushikoto Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban

Comment: Ah, another great series has been completed. Anyway, BOIZ THERE ‘GON BE A SEQUEL FOR Kurui Naku!!!! UTOU NEEDS A MAN FOR HIMSELF.

15. Mitsumei Youchi na Koi wo Doushiyo

Comment: I’m having a hard time accepting that Mitsumei has been completed. It had a promising start but, the hype gradually lowered as it neared the end. I thought there would be more drama to it so I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed.

16. Nibiiro Musica

17. Ore no Kaikata Shikarikata

18. Life Senjou no Bokura

Comment: Wow, just wow. Now, only one chapter is out for this series but I can tell you as early as now that this is going to be one heck of a story. No, there aren’t any explosions, omegaverse, drama (YET please spare me), and societal struggles but, I think that what this promises to bring to the table is its lightness and realism. It’s just about boys who’re having the time of their lives by being boys. And I think that this particular series can appeal to those who don’t read Yaoi as they’re bound to relate to it somehow.

That was long.

19. Seifuku wo Matoeba, Umaku Uso ga Tsuketa no ni

What this is: Pilots boiiii

Comment: God damn. Kusabi Keri, you genius! What can I say? Kusabi Keri is at it again with her 10/10 Art and who better to scanlate it? Exiled Rebels Scans! Friends, if you don’t know who they are, they’re like a sub-unit of omegaverseaddicted who scanlate non-omegaverse series (Read: Angels).

20. Eto Irokoi Zoushi 

What this is: Onii-chan and homie can be possessed by the zodiac animals in their care. Onii-chan takes care of the 12 as well as other animals while homie is the shrine maiden of the cat. But did they bang doe?

21. Batsu Game *is by Conro like Family Affair

What this is: Kouhai kisses senpai because of a dare but senpai later rides kouhai and takes a picture of his o-face to black mail him. Punishment games are so fun~

22. Akai Ito no Shikkou Yuuyo

What this is: Red string of fate seer’s red string finally gets attached to someone. Spoiler: it’s a dude.

23. Kore ga Koi na Wake ga Nai

Comment: Susuki Sonoichi is back it again with KKWN which is a sequel to Kore wa Koi ni Fukumaremasuka?. I’m not really sure what I feel about senpai getting his own story ‘cause he was a huge dick in the parent story that I never wished for him to be happy (’cause I usually wish side gays happiness). However, when I see him legit hurt when confronted with the harsh reality of Tsukasa and Iori’s relationship, I felt my heart legit clench. His love for Iori wasn’t an excuse for him being such a dick to him but I guess he deserves happiness too.

24. Dakaretai Otoko Ichii Ni Odosarete Imasu

Comment: It would be unfair if I didn’t put this up ‘cause I’ve legit been following this series ever since Junta-kun’s POVs started. I have to admit that I sort of nikushimied, if that’s a word then, arigathanks gozaimuch, the series because the second part of the drama cd hurt me really bad #justiceforGiulio but yeah, the series have been showing promise as of late and I highly recommend reading it.

Completed:

1. Kataomoi to Parade

Comment: It’s been officially declared as COMPLETE. I wanna cry, tho. I mean, they got to bang in the end but I wanted senpai to make love to him with more passion than that ‘cause a little jealousy got in the way.

2. Ano ko to Juliet

Comment: HA.HA.HA.HA. I’m not a saint but, I’m sure there are still a lot of things in this world that I don’t deserve and chapter 5 is one of them.

Banter I think Should Have Taken Place

Cullen: So …

Alistair: So.

Cullen: Sooooo …

Alistair: Buttons? 

Cullen: *dumbfounded* What?

Alistair: Buttons.

Cullen: Right. Anyway … So you and her … you’re still together?

Alistair: Her? Her who? There’s a lot of “hers” in this world. 

Cullen: *sighs over loud* 

Alistair: *rolls eyes* Yes, we’re still together.

Cullen: How is she–that is–I mean … is she well? 

Alistair: I take it you mean aside from this whole, “torn sky, hearing the Calling, being apart from one another, and an old wannabe God corrupting the Wardens and turning them into demons,” thing?  

Cullen: Um … Yes, aside from that.

Alistair: She’s great! 

Cullen: *sighs* How does she put up with you?

Alistair: I know, right? It’s a mystery to me as well. But I thank the Maker every day that she does.  

Non spendete la vostra vita alla ricerca di un posto da chiamare casa.
Rendete le ossa nel vostro scheletro l'unica struttura di cui avete bisogno.
—  Haley Hendrick (via anormalguywithabnormalmind)
Updates to look out for: *updated*

1. 19 Days

2. Junjou Romantica

Comment: Let’s do this, Ijuuin-sensei!

3. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

4. Ten Count

5. Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai

Comment: Ryuzakiiiii

6. Seito Kaichou ni Chuukoku

7. Otokonoko no Koto wa Shiranai

8. Ote o Haishaku

9. Kashikomarimashita, Destiny

Comment: Let me just say that MIYAUCHI DESERVED SO MUCH MORE. I mean, I have nothing against Aoi and Jirou and there is no better pair for Miyauchi than Kudo but EVERYTHING THAT JIROU HAD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HIS EVEN AOI TBH I felt that destiny was so unfair on him. I didn’t really feel for Miyauchi that much until I listened to the drama cd - that shit hurt me ten times over. But what I like about this series is how the first story, side: Master shows how Aoi and Jirou had come to accept their destinies while in side:Butler Miyauchi and Kudo fought their perceived destinies. I rate this a fucking 10.

10. The Same Time As Always, The Same Place As Always

12. Pink to Mameshiba

13. Ashita wa Docchi da!

14. Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban

15. Youchi na Koi wo Doushiyo

16. Nibiiro Musica

17. Ore no Kaikata Shikarikata

18. Life Senjou no Bokura    Seifuku wo Matoeba, Umaku Uso ga Tsuketa no ni Eto Irokoi Zoushi

Comment: HA.HA.HA.HA. HA. YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY, SENSEI? WHY?????!!!! AND NO, THE EXTRA DIDN’T DO ANYTHING TO FILL IN THE VOID THIS SERIES LEFT ON MY HEART. I should’ve known that Life Senjou was a trap! 

Since Life Senjou no Bokura and Seifuku wo Matoeba has been completed, everything moves up!

19. Batsu Game

20. Akai Ito no Shikkou Yuuyo

21. Kore ga Koi ga Wake ga Nai

22. Dakaretai Otoko ni Ichii Ni Odosarete Imasu

23. Oh my Hero!

What this is: Homie works as power ranger actor and his identity is revealed by one of his regular kid viewers. He becomes close with the kid and his divorced dad. 10/10 will make you sigh from the cuteness.

24. Papa’s Assassin

Comment: I legit thought that this was always included in the list. And so the plot thickens, who is Ryuu? Who is Daniel? What exactly happened on that fateful day several years ago?

Completed:

1. Bokura ga Koi wo Ushinau Riyuu

Comment: THIS, my friends, is what prompted me to update this list. If you’ve read Yukidoke no Koi then pack up and board the train of feels as this is a fucking sequel! This is about Sumito’s friend, Oushirou and his - wait for it, unrequited feelings for Koba! Their other friend. A few years after the events of Yukidoke no Koi when Oushirou and Sumito’s already living in Tokyo, Oushirou gets a call from Koba that he’s moving to the city. Oushirou had been trying to run away from his feelings for Koba which is actually the main reason he moved to another city in the first place so drama ensues! It is during this time that Oushirou meets Inamura who tells him that he could use him as Koba’s replacement. I really dislike plots where the main character has unrequited feelings for his childhood friend because they usually end up together and the “comforter” who fucking did his best gets turned down in the end but I should’ve known the outcome when I saw the cover.

We get to see Sumito and Someya-sensei in this series a few times its actually their fault that this happened haha but whether or not they knew that Oushirou had feelings for Koba is unclear. 

I LOVE THIS. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. PLEASE READ THE TWO STORIES.

Just A Stand In

[Lance]
La da da da da
I’m gonna pilot red in your place
La da da da da
This ain’t gonna end in disgrace
I’m gonna pilot red and ignore Keith’s pretty face
I’m gonna…

[Keith]
(spoken)
Lance concentrate

[Lance]
(spoken)
Oh… You don’t like that? Or do you just not like me!
(sung)
Sorry I don’t treat you like a leader
Is that what you want me to do?
Sorry I don’t treat you like you’re perfect
Like all our other teammates do
Sorry I’m not made of iron
Am I not strong enough for you?
Is that why you always ignore me?
That must be such an inconvenience to you
Well… I’m just a stand in
I’m just a stand in
It’s like I’m not even a paladin, am I?
I’m just a stand in
Well, I shouldn’t have to justify what I do
I shouldn’t have to prove anything to you
I’m sorry that I exist, I forget what landed me on your blacklist
But I shouldn’t have to be the one that makes up with you
So… why do I want to?
Why do I want to…
To… punch you in the face
And tear the hair from your… Ugh

Updates to look out for: *updated*

I really wasn’t supposed to make another one this soon but, thanks to omegaverseaddicted’s releases, I HAD TO.

1. 19 Days

2. Junjou Romantica

3. Sekaichi Hatsukoi

Comment: I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT.

4. Ten Count

Comment: When you’re reading and it’s coming to the good part and the chapter ends and you throw your phone away,

5. Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai

Comment: *cries the Manila Bay *cries the Blue Danube *cries the Nile *cries Thames *cries Yang Tze

I NEED THE 4TH CD!!!! DOES ANYONE HAVE IT?! I BEG OF YOU PLEASE SHARE IT WITH ME!!! T^T

6. Seito Kaichou ni Chuukoku

7. Otokonoko no Koto wa Shiranai

8. Ote o Haishaku

9. Kashikomarimashita, Destiny

10. The Same Time As Always, The Same Place as Always

11. Oya no Kao ga Mitai

12. Family Affair

13. Pink to Mameshiba

14. Ashita wa Docchi da!

15. Ore to Joushi no Kakushikoto

Comment: I’m assuming that there’s one more chapter. THERE NEEDS TO BE AN EXTRA. PLS.

16. Kurui Naku no wa Boku no Ban

Comment: I’m sorry, Kashikomarimashita, Destiny but, this takes the title of BEST OMEGAVERSE in my world. I don’t even need to provide a summary for this. The art is a FUCKING 10. The translators are a FUCKING 10 as well (it’s a dick party here, boiiisss). I highly recommend reading everything even the translators’ notes ‘cause boy, will you be entertained. YOU GUYS ARE THE BOMB.

17. Mitsumei

What this is: IVAN BRAGINSKI is a spy and he is to spy on former classmate/ lover? who looks a lot like Prussia. But seriously, this is going to be one heck of a ride, I tell you.

18. Youchi na Koi wo Doushiyo

What this is: Another omegaverse. Leaning towards the cuter side. Hocemi = Hot cake mix. This is also translated by our angels, omegaverseaddicted.

19. Nibiiro Musica

What this is: Injured cello player unknowingly enlists the help of his childhood friend as his eyes whilst he is in Japan. 

20. Ore no Kaikata Shikarikata

What this is: Neko is confronted by straight guy asking him to stick it in him. He treats Neko as a legit Neko.

FINISHED MUST READS:

1. Kataomoi to Parade

Comment: There has been an update but I’m not sure if it would have any continuation and I don’t know if I would be mad or happy if it would get continued BECAUSE SENPAI SIDE STORY BOIZ.

2. Yukidoke no Koi

Comment: It hurts me how REAL this is and how unnecessary chapter six and seven were to my already ruined life.

                                  TOTGESCHLAGEN
                                  TOTGESCHWIEGEN

                                            DEN 

                                  HOMOSEXUELLEN

                                         OPFERN

                                            DES

                             NATIONALSOZIALISMUS