also, and i want to be up front about this, is that i’m trying to determine exactly how prevalent some of these tropes are. fenders is definitely a ship that gets enough hate as is, and even more likely to get ‘nope out’ after only reading one fic, and there’s probably quite a few here that aren’t as prevalent as we all think. when random posts that say ‘the majority of fenders fics do this and it’s gross’… is it really the majority?

aka, i’m going trope-busting. 

and sadly, i’m sure i’m going to be trope-confirming too, but one can hope. 

some of these are under columns as they were stated to me in a reply, but i’m probably going to roll some of these together, and in some instances into the basic one in the standard list. (ex, Anders playing dress up, and Anders bathing/cleaning up would go under, Cinderella moment… whereas going to Amaranthine is truly specific to DA2/Fenders)

(also, a lot of this is just shorthand for myself and may seem super simplified lol)

ok, i need to go to sleep now, but i’ll check the responses when i get up before i go to work. and again, i’m taking these until tuesday and then i’m hitting the tag again. (so many fics to read… again)

Photo of the Day: Underground Labyrinth 

Photographer note: These carpet patterns on the walls are not manmade, they are created by nature. These are sylvinite mines in the town of Berezniki. It is a huge underground labyrinth, located at a depth of 400m. The sylvinite ore, which is excavated here, is used for production of potassium fertilizers.

Photo by Viktor Lyagushkin (Lyubertsi, Russian Federation); Berezniki, Russia

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 Known as Thonis for the Egyptians and Iraklion for the Greeks this lost town was immersed in the mediterenian seas thus for ages was believed to be a myth!                                                                                                                       In 2000 the first findings of colossal 16 feet status,golden coins and slabs of stone inscribed in both Greek and Egyptian came to light by archeologists.        The myth has it that when Paris took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta he searched for refuge so they would not be found and took her to this town (Iraklion) just before the Trojan war started! 


Somaliland declared independence after the overthrow of Somalia’s long-serving President Siad Barre in 1991. In the last years of his rule tens of thousands of people were killed there and towns were flattened following a rebellion. Now the graves of some of the victims are being excavated. 

In a grave site in the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa, an excavation is taking place as part of an effort by international student from a Peru-based forensic anthropology team, Equipo Peruino de Antropologia Forense (EPAF). 

BBC-News in Pictures 

Willem de Kooning, Excavation, 1950, oil on canvas, 205.7 x 254.6 cm, The Art Institute of Chicago. Source

This piece, inspired by a scene in the 1949 Italian film Bitter Rice, in which a group of women are working in a rice field, was De Kooning’s largest painting at the time of its execution.

Ancient Maya Grave Yields Dozens of Mutilated Bodies

An excavation at the site of an ancient Maya city in Mexico has yielded a gruesome find: the remains of dismembered, decapitated bodies. The discovery provides new archaeological evidence for the violent scenes depicted in Maya art, the researchers say.

Nicolaus Seefeld, an archaeologist at the University of Bonn in Germany, stumbled across the 1,400-year-old mass grave as part of his work on the water system in the city of Uxul. The remains of 24 people were found in an approximately 344-square-foot (32 square meters) artificial cave that served as a water storage reservoir.

“Right before 24 victims were buried, the cave’s interior had doubtlessly still been used [as] a water reservoir, since the cave’s floor was perfectly clean,” Seefeld told LiveScience in an email. “After the 24 victims had been buried, the pre-Hispanic Maya covered the remains with a coarse layer of gravel and sealed it with a clay layer. Due to this sealing layer, the documented bones were found in an extraordinarily good state of preservation.”