I would treasure the chance to be wrong once again;
I will never forget you.
[A pairing I adore, but since I’ve got DA:I on the PS4, I haven’t got
any game mods to bring it to life. So I make do with art and writing and
Anyway - I’ve been so excited to post this for such a long time!
My entry for this year’s Dragon Age Big Bang. I’ve never done a BB or anything like it before, so I was very excited (and nervous) to join this one! But I love Dragon Age so much, I just knew that I had to give it a shot. A huge thanks to all the hard work the DABB mods have put into this project!
All of my awe and gratitude to the wonderful authors who chose to work with this picture, @bewareofthesea and @ageofdragon! You can find the amazing written companion pieces to this art here (bewareofthesea) and here ( AgeofDragon)!
what she means: If you look at Freeze Your Brain at face value, you could easily interperet it as simply about JD’s fixation on 7/11 and his issues oversharing. But it’s really more about a place that feels normal and familiar and safe in a frightening and new situation. It’s easy to overlook this, as a lot of the song is made to be comedic. Take the lines “When mom was alive/we lived halfway normal./Now it’s just me and my dad,/we’re less formal” for example. During the musical, it’s easy to focus more on Veronica freaking out than on JD’s words and their meaning. This is done intentionally, as if to show that JD hides how hurt he is about his mother’s death with other emotions, as many people do. Towards the end, it is shown that JD uses slushies to control a possible self-harm habit and self-destructive thoughts, and that’s when the gravity of the song hits you. Despite sounding light-hearted, Freeze Your Brain is about a teenager trying to hold onto the one place that makes him feel safe and happy no matter where he is. If you consider the possibility that his mother introduced him to 7/11, it’s also about trying to recapture childhood emotions, despite the fact that so many things have changed.