anonymous asked:

the dao "both genders (ugh...) are evenly represented in nobility/military" thing during character creation annoys the HELL out of me, and not not just because it's cisnormative. like why did the devs even bother writing that when it's absolute bs? let's take the warrior human noble origin as an example... nearly every single male you encounter is rude/surprised/patronizing about you being female. meeting morrigan and flemeth (who are nice to you) is always a breath of fresh air during ostagar.

Exactly. Honestly someone should count how many times a human female warrior gets hit by dudebro comments within the first hour of gameplay. 

And yeah, not to mention it be nice if the series quit with the binary language… Especially considering they have canonically nonbinary characters? Just maybe even on a meta level.


Dragon Age Ladies + Backstories

Cassandra | Anthony ▪ Leliana | Chant of Light ▪ Josie | The Bard ▪  Celene | Lady Mantillon ▪ Briala | House Valmont ▪ Calpernia | Lifeblood of Tevinter ▪ Morrigan | Flemeth’s Grimoire ▪ Flemeth | Mythal


Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.

Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares

Video Game Meme / Five Relationships [5/5] → Morrigan and Flemeth 

Friendly reminder that Morrigan was raised by an authoritarian mother who abused her both emotionally and physically, and taught Morrigan that love was meaningless.

Morrigan challenged those beliefs during Origins, learning to trust and rely on others, to care about them even though she has trouble expressing those feelings because it goes against everything Flemeth taught her.

And if she has a child of her own, Morrigan doesn’t swing to the other extreme and become a permissive parent. Instead she raises Kieran with the perfect balance of warmth and structure. Most importantly, Morrigan ensures that her son knows he’s loved.

Friendly reminder that “I am many things, but I will not be the mother you were to me.”