Abelas. The Ryan Gosling of the Dragon Age universe. And he’s here to support you, girl. All the way through the Solavellan hellspiral and straight into the surprisingly sweet bromance to romance that is Abellan.
Laura has a noticeable reaction to the lightning and thunder strikes that happen in 2x01. And I have a wonderfully angsty headcanon to propose for it.
There’s been a lot of speculation over the absence or lack of mention of Laura’s mother. One popular theory is that she died prior to the events of our main story, which could suggest why Laura’s dad seems so overly protective of his daughter, what with the bear spray, krav maga lessons and low-res flip phone.
In 1x12 Laura compares the clarity of her nightmare with “the moment right before a car crash”. This is an oddly specific example and begs the question of whether she’s experienced such a trauma in the past. And whether this could be related to her mother’s whereabouts.
So here we go: I think that Laura was involved in a car crash earlier in her life. This crash claimed the life of her mother. And she jumps every time lightning strikes because the last thing she saw before their car crashed were the glaring headlights of the oncoming vehicle. And her body still hasn’t been able to shake the jump reflex that developed as a result of that trauma.
Ugh. Lucky she has Carmilla to take care of her now…
As promised earlier this week, here’s a little something based on that gif I made from the XMA DVD extras. I’m not good at animating nor do I have any training or animation software, but I hope it’s cute and silly enough for everyone to enjoy.
phil is strawberry fields in the summer; a sense of warmth that you can’t quite place. he’s a fire in the wintertime, as wind and snow moan outside. he’s a fathers hug and a mothers laugh, a sense of safety more secure than any padlocked fortress.
dan is an april storm, thunder rolling playfully across overcast skies, rain pouring down in the most inviting way. he’s a three-am run; a sense of being the only one that matters in a sleeping world. he’s a lovers kiss and a friends smile, an inspiration more gripping than any natural display.
As our second event leading up to our Indiegogo campaign launch, The Gathering Storm team is proud to give you the first look at both our score and rock single! “Pretty Little Witch,” the #1 rock single sweeping the Wizarding World in 1977, is written & performed by our very own Matt Regan, who also plays Mulciber in the film.
(This song may be the most played tracks on our producer and director’s iTunes accounts, just saying.)
Welcome back to #29DaysOfBlackCosplay! This is a month long event that is designed to inspire, unite and showcase black cosplayers of all shapes, ages and sizes. Wondering how to get in on all the fun? All you have to do is post your cosplay pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr, and tag them with the hashtag #29DaysOfBlackCosplay. It’s that easy!
Maki Roll, otherwise known as Maki, is 25 and lives in Washington, DC. She’s been cosplaying for 8 years, and her first costume was Inuyasha. When asked what advice she would have for a new black cosplayer who’s concerned about receiving backlash online, she had this to say:
“As hard as it is, don’t let trolls win. Kill them with kindness. Not everyone is going to like what you do, and there will be those who will always see you as inferior. Let them know you’re not by not stooping to their level. If you HAVE to respond, keep it cute and sassy so that they end up looking crazy. Love your melanin no matter what. ”
This year, we’re compiling a list of 29 reasons why we feel black cosplay is important. Here’s what it means to Maki:
“Black Cosplay is important because it’s great to show the world that black cosplayers come in many unique shades, and are just as beautiful as any other cosplayers.”
Photographer credit: AshB Images, Maze Studio, Brent Allen Thale
Stay tuned for more amazing black cosplayers all month long!