hawk yeah

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“You lead me to strange places, Hawke.”
“I’ll take you to stranger places than this, just watch!”

FIC REC ALERT OMG DO NOT PASS GO DO NOT COLLECT $200 STOP RIGHT NOW

I’ve been slowly dipping my toe back into reading fic after something of a very long break. A little while ago, I saw that @tetrahedrals had posted the last chapter of their fic, April Come She Will. It completely slipped under my radar, but the beginning of the chapter seemed really promising when I caught it on my dash (I think I didn’t realize it was a final chapter at first!), so I opened in in a tab to “read later.”

Later took a little longer than anticipated, but I finished the story today and…

I don’t want to give anything away. I really don’t. It’s predominantly Varric POV, talking about the events of DA2/DA:I (especially regarding Hawke). No matter where you fall on the “these are my usual/not my usual pairings” spectrum; no matter how you usually envision Hawke; no matter what Inquisitor you played, please give this fic a chance. It is brilliant. Varric’s voice as narrator is spot-on. It is full of absolutely gorgeous character moments and just plain beautiful language.

And the emotions.

When I got to the end, I was so overwhelmed by my emotions, I couldn’t actually process them. Really. No exaggeration (or hyperbole).  @w0rdinista thought there was something wrong with me. (There was. Emotions.) I had to lie down on the floor. (The dogs were confused.) My hands were actually shaking. I felt like the world was closing in around my ears. I couldn’t actually form whole sentences.

April Come She Will is that emotionally powerful. It is a story, I think, that will haunt me. It’s definitely one I will read again. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Bravo, @tetrahedrals. Thank you so much for sharing this story. Truly.

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 revolutionaries by musique de nuit, inspired by the book I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

“I love you,” I say to him, only it comes out, “Hey.”
“So damn much,” he says back, only it comes out, “Dude.”

A mix for Noah and Brian

(Artwork: “Hug” by James R. Eads, edited by me)

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So if you take Varric to the Western Approach meeting he says something and then I stopped playing immediately and drew this bc this is how it plays out in my head….

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Dragon age: favourite apostates.

Enchanter, come to see
Can-a you, can-a you come to see,
As you once were blind
In the light now you can sing?
In our strength we can rely,
And history will not repeat.