frank merrill

anonymous asked:

DA college!AU? I don't mind which game or if you do a mix.

College AU! (I’m in the UK so college is 16+, I’ll be doing it as university)
If anyone else wants me to do prompts in this universe, just ask away! (I already had this AU bumping around in my head)

Alistair - In the Rubgy Team, is studying Physics (he has a fondness for mystical items in game). Plays chess and D&D.

Morrigan - Studying History, loves coffee, has a tattoo of a spider over her entire back.

Leliana - Studies Politics, has a walk-in wardrobe with fifty pairs of shoes, volunteers at the local church.

Zevran - Literature student (all his essays are to do with power dynamics and sex in literature), goes to the gym for two reasons, to look good, and to look at everyone else. Has a fair few piercings beyond his ears.

Sten - Mature student, at culinary school learning to be a pastry chef. Already finished university before with a History of Art bachelors but wanted to do something that has a job he’s good at at the end of it.

Wynne - Teaches Biology and Chemistry both. Alistair became her favourite student when he brought her tea in to apologise after he accidentally walled into her class. Prefers wine though.

Oghren - Constantly drunk Literature professor. Somehow all his students pass admirably, fellow faculty have no idea how. (Think Frank from Educating Rita)

Merrill - Studies both Chemistry and Biology, she’s wicked smart. Somehow fits working at the gym in the coffee shop into her schedule. Is never organised but constantly gets amazing grades. Always walking into the wrong class (the campus is huge though).

Isabela - Studies Fashion Design, constantly makes hats. Goes to the gym mainly to look at everyone else while sitting on the exercise bike and chatting, and they have the sweetest barista in their coffee shop.

Aveline - On the debate team, womens Rugby team, womens Hockey team, student government, and studies Law. Takes everything seriously. (And develops a crush on fellow student government Donnic)

Anders - Chemistry student, activist, wears black tees with political statements on them. Helps out in the local children’s hospital and the local cat shelter. Drinks tea. Has 5 cats of his own.

Varric - pushed to take Business Studies by his family but changed after one year, studied Literature after that, went on to start the on-campus gym. Is always seen with faculty or in the gym coffee shop.

Fenris - heavily tattooed student of Theatre and Drama, paints a lot in his spare time. Only drinks a certain blend of coffee and vehemently thinks tea sucks.

Sebastian - volunteers at the local church and was considered for the Olympic archery team. Studies Religion and plans to go to theological college and get ordained.

Josephine - Studies Law, loves watching any and all theatre, visits museums, art galleries, and has connections with the culinary school to judge baking competitions.

Cullen - Works at the gym as a personal trainer, studies History, plays chess with Alistair.

Dorian - Total nerd, “professional student”, finished university three times already in Physics, Maths, and Biology, currently studying Chemistry. Assistant librarian, hosts D&D night at the library every Thursday (is always the GM)

The Iron Bull - Faculty member, counselor for troubled students. Tends to take sessions outside.

Solas - Teaches Physics, gets annoyed when students try to correct him, trying to get multiple theories published to no avail.

Cassandra - Literature student, coffee fiend, works out purely for fitness, secretly performs slam poetry.

Blackwall - Mature student, studies Politics but lowkey can’t stand it. Changed his name to avoid old acquaintances from a gang he was in in his youth. Really interested in the Engineering degree on offer at the uni.

Sera - Took Fashion Design as a joke degree to make models look stupid, plus she’s actually good at it (and simultaneously finds it hilarious and annoying that they take her seriously). Hides penises, butts, vaginas, and boobs in all her designs. Got in trouble with the student government for egging the dorm room of a bully.

Cole - Faculty, counselor. Has prevented student suicide hugely, rarely gets thanked but doesn’t mind. Tends to the garden on campus, likes his tea sweet, and little frilly cakes. Adopted fifteen cats by accident once and had to rehome them.

Vivienne - Teaches Fashion Design, organises the student government. Drinks fancy teas.


“Secret Companion” (Loghain) - Mature student, returns to university to take Literature. Smokes, drinks enough coffee to pay Merrills wages.

Carver - on the Rugby team, somehow scraped into Maths and does well with his tutor helping him.

Bethany - studies Law, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde style (but less fluffy stuff but still a lot of pink).

The Burglar’s Daughter, or, A True Heart Wins Friends. Margaret Penrose. Illustrated by Frank T Merrill. Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1899.

“Ethel was dressed in a lovely new gown of white muslin, with little bows of pink falling from the waist to the bottom of the hem. Her bright golden hair was tied with ribbons of the same color, and she made a very pretty picture, as she stood waiting with mamma to receive her guests at the drawing-room door.”

Slipping into my elastic-waisted Ranty McRantpants.

My daughter and I took my father out to eat tonight. We went to Captain D’s this time (he only likes to go to two restaurants), and ended up sitting next to the same man we sat next to last time we were in there. At that time, I overheard him ordering. The staff greeted him by name, carried his food for him and generally preened over him. He talked a little to them, and said that when you’re 94 it’s nice to have a place like that to go.

We didn’t talk the first time, despite sitting almost across from each other, but when we left I offered to throw his trash away, and he thanked me for doing so.

Tonight, same seats, same man, and I greeted him by pointing out that he was there last time we were, in the same place. He remembered me. It started out with him telling me how often he comes there and how he’d probably starve without it because he doesn’t cook and hates to shop, and in about 45 minutes we covered every topic from his time in WWII to his and his late wife’s careers, to their children, to how English Bulldogs ever came to be and what wonderful dogs they are.

As I sat there listening to his fascinating war stories (he went into Japan with MacArthur, and his brother (a member of the famous Merrill’s Marauders) had to be carried out of the jungle because of Typhus and later died in the states because of damage the disease did while he had it, and that was just the beginning of his stories), I noticed people sitting around us giving me sympathetic looks.

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Frank Merrill and Natalie Kingston in “Tarzan the Mighty” (1928) a fifteen chapter serial. There is no Jane in this serial as Kingston plays Mary Trevor