random things my fragile bi heart gets really emotional about: axton the commando, and the treatment of his sexuality in the game. just hear me out for a second.
like, for all intents and purposes axton is pretty much the most stereotypical video game character ever— a ruggedly handsome, confident-bordering-on-cocky, square-jawed white guy with a crew cut, a couple carefully placed facial scars, and a military career that’s probably just a bit too illustrious for his age.
but then he’s also canonically bisexual!! and not even on purpose originally, but because of a glitch that made him flirt with everyone instead of just the attractive female character the line was intended for.
and when fans saw this and were like, ‘oh this must mean axton’s supposed to be bi! awesome,’ the writers, instead of 1. freaking out and trying to quash those headcanons or 2. turning the situation into a gross queerbaiting mess (which seem to be the two things that happen most often), were like ‘oh, yeah, looks like axton is bi. let’s add some dialogue to the dlc that confirms this and make it irrefutably canon.’
and that was that. like, there was no uncharacteristically dramatic and emotional coming-out scene. no awkward forced romantic subplot with a male character to ‘prove’ he’s really bi. just a couple stupid and perfectly in-character lines about having dated lots of ‘people’ instead of specifically women and that quip about ‘guns and women… and sometimes dudes.’
and i just want to throw those moments in the face of every writer who’s ever claimed that it would be too hard to make a character bi, or that they can’t do it because it wasn’t the original intent of the character. all it took was two lines of dialogue for the bl2 team to confirm what players had already picked up on. it’s literally that easy and i’m just really tired of excuses for why characters ~can’t~ be bi!!!
No, I wasn’t maddeningly busy or something. I just spent this time trying to improve my drawings. You know, anatomy, gesture, color theory and all that. Also I wanted to try a new method of coloring. Well, new to me. Grayscale. Aaand I gotta say that this method is fucking cool! Don’t know why I didn’t try it earlier. Of course I need some practice but i like it already. So I guess the art above is some kind of study as well. That’s why I decided to make a little gif. It’s funny to see how the art changes during my workflow, hehe.
Oh, and yeah, I finished the Uncharted 4 dlc recently. That was a w e s o m e. I don’t know who I ship more: Nadine/Сhloe or Sam/Nadine (or Nadine/Chloe/Sam because why ficking not lol)
Well, that’s it. Maybe I’ll post some of my sketches a bit later. Because, you know, 1 post per 3 months is not very cool lol
Also, during Anna DLC, Kanna does mention about wanting to do something like secretly switching role during kitchen’s duty and surprising the others, if only they were born with an identical twin sibling.
At first I was like “I don’t understand why I’m seeing so many responses to the Trespasser trailer that are just like ‘Finally, I get to beat up Solas’? I thought most of these people were hardcore Solavellan trash.”
And then I realized, oh yeah, most of these people are hardcore Solavellan trash.
I get really confused when people say they want another Connor game. What would he do? The Templars literally fled America and the only ones that remain are hard for Connor to even reach. The Black Flag DLC showed us that even when there was a Templar, killing him was hardly the main goal, it revolved more around rescuing someone who may not even want to be an Assassin to begin with. Another Connor game just wouldn’t make any sense, especially if it involved him getting caught up in the French Revolution; wasn’t the whole point of his character development to be that he learned to love everyone in the country, not just his people? Why would he then go out of his way to backup people who in no way involved Americans or his people, other than when they themselves stuck their noses into the business of Europe? Having another Connor game would be like having an Altair game set in Europe, it is possible, but it just makes no sense whatsoever.
hello my connor brothers and sisters lets de construct this car crash