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In my grand tradition of playing games several years late, I’ve recently begun my first playthrough of Pillars of Eternity. I know next to nothing about it. Somehow, despite occasional fanart appearing on my dash (and that stretch where the Kickstarter for 2 was being broadcast everywhere), I’ve never heard a spoiler about it. Which, naturally, means I’ll occasionally liveblogging spoilers about it. 

So, in that vein: 
1.) How fucking rude was it to give the merchant several chances to die only to kill him anyway? Like, I got attached after successfully navigating the conversation tree to save him from Bandit #1 and successfully conking Bandit #2 on the head to free him like 10 minutes later. Clearly he can die pretty easily, I thought, smug in my ability to thus far keep him living, and also pretty fondly because he blushed when my character told him his shop would do well and come on, that’s endearing . Not in my playthrough though. And then nope, unavoidable death anyway. Rude. 

2.) I have had exactly one conversation with Aloth thus far and I adore him already. 
“Everyone here is so eager to fight.” 
“I mean, you did tell that guy to go fuck someone extremely inappropriate.” 
“Is that what they thought I said? My accent is so hard to understand here.” 
“That is… that is 100% what you said. I heard it too.”
[Prolonged, smiling silence] “I’ll have to speak more clearly!”
He is clearly horrendous at excuses (and I’m assuming partially possessed? No idea, but that’s my current theory), and he’s going to be in my party forever at that rate. 


You’re a little judgy. You’re a lot judgy. You’re like Judge Reinhold.

The Party part 16/?

K: …

L: …

L: Aren’t you going to say anything?

L: Whoa okay settle down-

K: Lance do you… even like me?

L: What?

K: Don’t ‘what’ me you know exactly what I’m talking about.

K: You walk around flirting with any mildly attractive alien we come across and I can’t help but feel like…

L: Like what?

K: Like I’m nothing special to you! Just another person you can flirt with when you feel like it, then move onto the next because it’s no big deal to you

K: d-don’t you know how much I care about you?

K: I-I mean we have arguments and disagreements and I know you’d probably be happy with someone else but to lead me on like this… and for this long.

K: It’s fucking cruel!

K: Is everything that you’ve done just some kind of petty game? Another competition you want to beat me at?! another way you can one up me!?

K: If that’s the case then, you must really hate me! a-and I know this all just might be my fault for forcing things, instead of just letting myself hate you-

K: Too….


halla. halla. 

alright food fuckers, I’d like to direct your attention to quite possibly the strangest piece of official sp merch

the fucking coloring book

this shit only got one printing and was sold at a single chain of theaters upon release

ok but there’s some ridiculous shit in here like

brenda ain’t having none of your bullshit today son

a fucking wordsearch

save him

the answer is fucking “eat me”


there’s even an entire fucking page with mostly accurate lyrics to the great beyond

below the cut are the rest of the pages, most of which consist of shots from the orgy along with some character pages and a few more connect the dots

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