our-uni!

ALSO IM GONNA BE DRESSED UP AS A PRINCESS ON THURSDAY WE’RE GONNA BE ORGANIZING A GAME FOR KIDS (THO KIDS MEANS OUR FRIENDS FROM UNI GROUP PRETENDING TO BE KIDS) AND IM GONNA BE A PRINCESS HOW COOL IS THIS

Ahem… Sorry, did I say rag week? I meant charity week (our uni doesn’t want to be called rag week but lmao okay we still gonna call it that) Okay… So basically it IS technically a charity week, where the universities do many events to raise money for charities… I’m not gonna help our alcoholic stereotype, but here we celebrate rag week by drinking everyday for the week, all week, all day. Just universities and colleges and ITs do this tho, like not all Irish people :P like we do pub crawls, have house parties, and do events such as quizzes, duck races, kayaking, (we also had a dunk machine, and a bungee run) … It’s basically a week to get completely wasted during the academic year… It gets hectic tbh thatonechick-ayy I forget england exists sometimes omg ghostystarr I’m awful

Our game design project

Remember the board game me and my friends created for our game design class? The one with the characters I made that I intended to be all queer?

We now want to turn said boardgame into a PC game (because the final goal of the class is creating a small PC game). And just for your information: I’m in a group with 3 friends, all male and straight. One of them has played all the Dragon Age games, the other one DA:O and DA2 (and now he’s playing Mass Effect :D), the third one none of these as far as I know, but he roughly knows what they are about.

Anyway, to take that step from a board game to a PC game we have to make some small adjustements about the concept, but we also want to add some new things. One of my friends suggested tht it would be cool if our four main characters each had a background story and that all those stories are somehow connected (and for example explain why they fight each other in the game or how they earn their money). As an example he said that the Hunter could return home to his house and wife at some point in the story.

I saw my chance and took it.

“Or his husband!” I added. He seemed a little confused at first, then he laughed and said: “Okay, or his husband, if you want to. But if we have a gay character we also need a lesbian character.”

A small success.

“Okay,” I said, “Let’s let the mage be a lesbian, the paladin asexual, the hunter gay and the warrior bisexual.”

He seemed shocked.

“No, we can’t make every character gay. We have to have some normal characters as well.”

When he said “normal” he just made me insist on it even more.

“Oh yes, we can,” I said, “And what do you mean with ‘normal’?”

“Why do you want every character to be gay?”, he then asked.

“I don’t want every character to be gay, I want a gay, a lesbian, a bi and an asexual character”, I explained, “Furthermore I want them to be this way, because it’s extremely rare to have non-hetero characters in a game.”

The friend who’s already played Inquisition interrupts us.

“But Dorian is gay,” he said.

And I feel how my time has come.


“Yes, he is,” I agreed, “But if you think about it, he’s the first and only gay romance option in the whole Dragon Age series. All the other guys before were hetero or bisexual.”

“But -” he starts, but then he thinks for a moment and I could see a hint of realization in his face.

“Hmm… yeah, I guess you’re right.”

SUCCESS!!! is all I can think.

“Okay, come on, but what about Mass Effect?” the first friend starts again, “They have some more gay characters.”

I shake my head.

“Same here. One exclusively gay romance option in the entire series so far.“

The third friend in the meantime tries his best not to listen to us because he doesn’t want to get spoiled about both games.

“Argh, okay. I can’t say anything against that argument then, I guess” the first friend admits, “Okay, then let’s make them gay, lesbian, bi and asexual.”

We also had a short discussion about what it means to be asexual, and I think I might even have convinced them to let one of the characters be a transwoman… But I’m already more than happy that they listened to my idea and that our game has characters of different races AND representig the lgbtqa community. And I promise, I will insist on this, in case my friends (or that professor) want to change something about the character’s sexual identities.

But overall I’d say: today was a successful day :D

I’m laughing so much right now. People are preparing for this Wednesday like we’re all going to a battlefield. I hear phrases like “historic moment” and “day to remember”, not one but three trends are being arranged, people are skipping jobs and Unis and our Olicity kiss gif reached 95k 20 days before it was due.

This is unbelievable. I am honestly amazed by this fandom.

so my friends and i decided to sneak on our uni’s roof tomorrow night and it feels like my life becomes full anime. with me as the protagonist. me the genderfluid vampire prince that plays volleyball. beautiful

this entire week i’ve been spending almost 12 hours at uni it’s so exhausting i s2g all i want to do is cry myself to sleep but there’s so much to do (you’d expect the week after our break would be a little chill but there is absolutely no chill) like i’ve been coming back and crashing straight in bed for like 2 hours and then study until it’s way past midnight and this morning i almost missed the bus

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21/04/2015, 5.15 pm 

Two pictures today: one from last Tuesday that I never got round to posting(top), and one from today. Meet my patio/terrace/balcony and our still beautiful weather. 

Uni started again last week, and I’ve been away from the internet a lot. I’m still slowly reading my way through the Cambridge History of Latin America (and a couple of other texts), with some Spanish on the side. 

My sister just asked me what I’d do if I won the lottery and I just shrugged and said “Uni? Flat? Working laptop?” and I don’t really know what I’d do beyond that, and that’s a bit worrying

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The DNAA Novice championships I attended a few weeks ago. I had a really good time, and ended up placing first!

I am also really proud of the rest of our archers- the three of us ended up winning our respective categories. 

It was great to get our Uni club’s name out into the ‘real world’.

I’M GOOOD I’M GOOD I’M GOOD I’M GOOOOODDD

the weather is horrible and I’ve got some bad vibes going in my mind about some things but I’ve been waiting for this day for too long to let anything ruin it!!!! 

so I’M GOOOODD I’M GOOD I’M GOOD I’M GOOD