dorian grey

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Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold…asleep and awake

—it’s everything except what it is (🔥 + ❄️)

i had a dream that there was a sitcom about a bunch of classic literature characters living in dracula’s castle (because that was the only house that would fit them all, i think). like besides dracula and the vampire brides there was jekyll/hyde, victor frankenstein, adam frankenstein, elizabeth lavenza, henry clerval, raoul de chagny, christine daae, dorian gray, sherlock holmes, john watson, and carmilla

Oh, I can’t explain. When I like people immensely, I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one’s life. I suppose you think me awfully foolish about it?
—  The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde
Possible plot lines for Dragon Age 4

A Second Qunari War: It’s been hinted since Origins. Sten’s straight-up statement that one day the Qunari would invade Thedas again. The Arishok’s dying promise that one day the Qunari would return. Iron Bull’s 100% confidence that one day his people would attempt to conquer Thedas. We all know that the Qunari want to conquer all of Thedas and are more than capable of doing so, especially after centuries of isolation in which to plan.

The Tevinter Slave Rebellions: Dorian made it quite clear that he wants The Imperium to change. When he first moved into Haven he stated that he, to a degree, condoned slavery but a lot happened after that. His opinion must have changed, his must want to change his homeland in more ways than just the politics. And then there’s Fenris. His time with Hawke changed him. He’s grown. He’s the kind of person who wants to bring about change. The type who’d start a rebellion.

Grey Warden Civil War: According to the epilogue of Inquisition, the southern Wardens have broken off relations with Weisshaupt and there are rumours of a civil war brewing between the Wardens.

The Ancient Magisters: Coypheus was one, The Architect perhaps a second. Surely there must be more.

A Double Blight: There are two Old Gods still alive: Razikel and Lucasen. That means two more possible Blights. Coincidentally, there’s been rumours ever since DA2 of a Blight in The Anderfels. Three or four Wardens managed to stop the Fifth Blight and there are over a thousand Wardens in The Anderfels. So what could be the problem? Well, like I said, two Old Gods remain. What’s to say both can’t rise as Archdemons at the same time?

The Return of the Elven Gods: Mythal lives, Flemeth as her host. Fen'Harel has been alive this whole time. This all points to something much larger than just an old witch and an elven Somniari causing trouble. ‘Our gods saw him as a brother, and they trusted him when he said that they must keep to the heavens while he arranged a truce’. Fen'Harel allegedly sealed the elven gods in 'the heavens’. Last time I looked, the heavens were a little… worse for wear. So Corypheus says The Maker doesn’t live inside The Black City? Well someone has to and if me and my friends were banished to 'the heavens’, we’d move into the nice big castle there for us. The Inquisitor can patch up the hole in the sky all they like but I’m sure there’s still room to squeeze through.

Dragon Apocalypse: According to Yavana, the dragons have a queen. That implies some form of organisation. Centuries ago dragons were hunted nearly to extinction, then one appears out of the blue during the Fereldan Rebellion, and now suddenly there are thousands of High Dragons scattered all across Thedas? A little too rapid an expansion for me to believe it was entirely natural. Besides, what better finale storyline for a game called Dragon Age?

Books You Should Read

Biographies

  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock
  • Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso 

Series 

  • Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Kids by Ransom Riggs
  • The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 

Poetry 

  • Whiskey Words and a Shovel (Volumes 1,2 &3) by r.h. Sin
  • Rest in the morning by r.h. Sin 
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  • Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet 
  • Bitter Sweet Love by Michael Faudet
  • Beautiful Chaos by Robert M. Drake

Classics

  •   Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
  • Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte 
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  • The Pictures of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde 

Fiction 

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green 
  • All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda 
  • The Oxygen Thief by Anonymous 
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
  •  The History of Love by Nicole Krauss