timelordchemist replied to your post: It’s January 29th and Dragon Age: Inqu…

Hey, I have played all the Mass Effect Games multiple times, but never attempted Dragon Age, can you …idk, give me a review maybe on why I should play it?

Have you ever played Baldur’s Gate? And I don’t mean Dark Alliance that came out on PS2/xbox, but the one BioWare made we don’t even want to talk about how long ago for PC.

If you have, then you’ll be fairly familiar with the playstyle of DA:O. If you haven’t, well, it could take some getting used to. Assuming how a game plays rather than the story of the game affects your level of desire to play the game in the first place.

DA2’s playstyle was marketed as ‘button = awesome’. And it delivers. You hit a button and cool shit really does go down, but the combat is a little different from DA:O.

Play style aside, both games are fantastic and if you enjoy story-based epics (which I’m assuming you must a little bit since you’ve played Mass Effect a few times), you’ll probably enjoy the Dragon Age series.

It’s fantasy, it’s fighting dragons, it’s casting spells and delving into magic. It’s learning the lore and the history and picking sides. It’s moral grey areas with difficult choices. It’s loss. It’s love.

It’s not knowing what’s in store for us in DA:I.

DA:O was in dev for six years and boy does it feel like it. The art styles aren’t always consistent and the game can feel separated because of that. Despite that, though, you can really feel it in the story. The story is rich in DA:O. You pick who you are, what race you are, where you start, your class and then you get to play out that origin, and that story has a lasting impact throughout the rest of the game. It’s magnificent. It can limit some things you can accomplish in the end of the game. 

DA2, on the other hand, was rushed. Art style is consistent, but the assets are reused copiously. The story is still pretty great, and the framed narrative within which it’s told is wonderful (who doesn’t want to listen to Varric talk all day?) and keeps the story moving. It still has a rushed feel to it, and the ending is probably one of the most hotly contested endings. You either like it or you hate it. There are certainly ways it could have been better handled because as it stands, some people feel like it didn’t really matter what decisions you made leading up to it as things still went down a certain way. 

But I mean, you’re probably familiar with that let down from ME3. And at least for me, the let down of DA2 wasn’t so much a let down as it was for ME3. But I don’t want to spoil anything. 

The thing that’s hard about endings is tying everything together, so I can see why DA2 ended the way it did. Especially since it’s a middle game. I’m gonna leave it at that.

So, if you like fantasy and hitting dudes with swords, if you like controlling party tactics and pausing to assess battle strategy, if you like an element of mystery and exploration, if you like mages and games with a political element, if you like dragons and don’t mind a little jenk, you’ll probably enjoy Dragon Age.

I recommend getting it for PC because the modding community is excellent (just please stay away from white-washing and 'prettier female npc’ mods), and for the love of god, get Shale’s DLC. You won’t regret a thing.

I have the biggest shit-eating grin on my face right now. This is so much fun! I feel like I’m flexing flirting muscles that have been dormant for ages.

Hey, Pia! No, I didn’t get anything :( Fucking tumblr, eating mail. I’m so sorry about that! Wanna catch me up? Also, I think you have my email, right? That might be more reliable. He’s someone I started working with at the beginning of Dec/end of Nov. Our correspondence was professional but kept sliding into the person as we got to know one another, until I finally caved and gave him my personal email address. AND HE WROTE ME!!! Like an enormous email - seriously, it takes several scrolls. I am silly-happy right now :D

coffeeandbiotics replied to your post: timelordchemist replied to your post: …

Also be careful with Return to Ostagar when the Natural Bodies mod is installed. Random corpse boner is all I’m saying.

Natural bodies with the female Cousland origin and sleeping with that dude was probably the BEST THING because he’s standing off to the side out of screen next to my Cousland, but right there in the bottom right corner is this GIANT ASS WANG and coupled with the dramatic music and brevity of the situation, I about lost my shit.

timelordchemist replied to your post: timelordchemist replied to your post: …

that does sound really cool, thank you!

*whispers* another one has maybe joined us


Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 92 Truths about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. 

Tagged by the lovely igotlostinslashland

1. last beverage: Banana-Peach Smoothie
2. last phone call: My roommate
3. last text message: My sister
4. last song you listened to: Coming Up Roses - Keira Knightley, Begin Again Soundtrack
5. last time you cried: I read a sad Stucky fic the other day and bawled my eyes out. 

6. dated someone twice: Yes 
7. been cheated on: I don’t think so
8. kissed someone & regretted it: haha YES
9. lost someone special: No
10. been depressed: Yep
11. been drunk and threw up: ugh don’t remind me


15. Made a new friend: Yes (poking all my AlphaCon girls ;)
16. Fallen out of love: No
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes
18. Met someone who changed you: Hoechlin made me feel very positive about the world
19. Found out who your true friends are: I like to think that I’ve known that for a long time already
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Nope
21. Kissed anyone on your FB friends list: Do pecks on the cheek count?

22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life: All of them, though I haven’t seen most of them in a long time.
24. Do you have any pets? My kitty cat, Luna.
25. Do you want to change your name: Diana Stan/Evans/Hoechlin/Cumberbatch/Hiddleston etc. all have a nice ring to it ;)
26. What did you do for your last birthday: Had a day out with my sister.
27. What time did you wake up today: 7am
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: watching Agents of Shield
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Avengers 2 and Cap 3, also Maze runner is starting here only at the end of the month ;(((
30. Last time you saw your mother: a month ago (we live about 3hrs apart, though we phone a lot)
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life?: I wish I had more money, I got 99 problems and all of them can be solved with cash.
32. What are you listening to right now: Begin Again Soundtrack
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom?: I bet. There are lots of people named Tom around here.
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now: I moved into a new flat and the Internet connection is AWFUL!! Like connecting two devices at the same time impossible, also I almost have no reception in my room. I hate it ;((
35. Most visited webpage: Tumblr
36. Blood type: Um.. idk?
37. Nickname: Diedre
38. Relationship Status: Single and ok with it if there was slightly more sex -_-
39. Zodiac sign: Gemini
40. Pronouns: She
41. Elementary: yep
42. High School: yep
43. College: after starting four different majors, I’ve finally accepted that it’s not for me. Thank god for a good job.
45. Long or short: Long skirts and short shorts.
46. Height: 163cm
47.Do you have a crush on someone: Real or fictional? Rich and famous or regular? Cause I’d need to make a list.
48. What do you like about yourself?: I like that I don’t hold a grudge. And my nose, I guess. :)
50. Tattoos: An arrow on the inside of my upper left arm but I want to get another tat togethere with my sister soon.
51. Righty or lefty: Righty
52. First Surgery: Tonsils
53. First piercing: Ears
54. First best friend: Alexandra
55. First sport you joined: swimming
56. First vacation: Black Sea
58. First pair of trainers: Like shoes? Idk..

59. Eating: Kinder chocolate
60. Drinking: Water
61. I’m about to: finally leave work for today.
62. Listening to: Begin Again Soundtrack
63. Waiting for: Another half an hour, so I can go home.
64. Want kids?: eh.. I sometimes vaguely entertain the thought, but atm not at all!
65. Get Married?: If I meet the right person.
66. Career?: I have no idea. -_-

67. Lips or eyes: Lips
68. Hugs or kisses: Both
69. Shorter or taller: Taller
70. Older or Younger: Older please, though I actually don’t really care that much.
71. Romantic or spontaneous: spontaneously romantic?
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: I want to say stomach, but then I think of drummer’s arms… hmm..
73. Sensitive or loud: what?
74. Hook-up or relationship: relationship from a hook-up, one of my fav tropes ;) 
75. Trouble maker or hesitant: Usually hesitant

76. Kissed a stranger: yes
77. Drank hard liquor: yes
78. lost glasses/contact: no
79. Sex on first date: yes
80. Broken someone’s heart: I hope not
81. Had your own heart broken: no
82. Been arrested: no
83. Turned someone down: yes
84. Cried when someone died: yes 
85. Fallen for a friend: yes

86. Yourself: I know myself pretty well, that’s why sometimes I’m hesitant about believing in myself but I try to get better.
87. Miracles: yes 
88. Love at first sight: yes
89. Heaven: hm.. not in the literal sense. But I do believe in someplace good afterwards, if one does lead a good life.
90. Santa Claus: I wish
91. Kiss on the first date: yep
92. Angels: again not really, but maybe spirits who watch out a bit.

I’m tagging 

timelordchemist if you’ve got the time honey.
magicwolvesintimemachines I know YOU have the time! ;)
dust1feather I’d love to know more about you!

and of course anyone else who wants to do it ;)

I got tagged by saibowtie

Rule 1: Always post the rules.

Rule 2: Answer questions that are given to you and write 11 new ones.

Rule 3: Tag 11 people.

Rule 4: Let them know you tagged them.

(answer just the 11 new questions, not all 22)

1) Would you want to know when you’ll die?

No. Everything would become different, everybody would treat you differently and I think I would start to rush trough my life, frightened to miss something.  

2) what is your earliest memory?

Christmas at my grandparents. I got a porcelain doll, which was bigger than I was.    

3) If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create?

a fluffy, flying catypus 


4) who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Helena Bonham Carter. Because she is awesome and I love her and I want to meet her and cuddle her and steal all her clothes. My life would also seem to be more interesting like that.

5) If you could steal one thing without consequence, what would it be?

Fairy Dust. I could fly away and then I would spread it all around the world and make people happy. Perhaps there is a very sad millionaire who will thank me with all of his money and I can live rich and happily ever after. 

6) What is your favourite word?


7) Which fictional character do you wish was real?

actually I would like to have a dragon… so maybe I could become friends with Saphira from the series Eragon.

8) Your fairy godmother offers you three wishes. What are they?

inner peace

ambition and discipline 

brains and hearts for the world 

9) What do you like about yourself?

My bellybutton :) 

10) If you could fall into any fictional universe which would it be and what would you do there?

Definitely Harry Potter, duh. I’d open up a bookstore in Hogsmeade and I would get myself a dog and I’d seduce George Weasley to marry me and we would have little ginger babies and I would tell them fairy tales and he would make them laugh and we would have hot monkey sex. 

11) If money were no problem, what hobby would you have.

Archery and going to concerts of my fav. bands all the time

1) If the doctor would choose you as his new companion, where would you want to go first? 

2) How often do you take a shower? 

3) Whats your fav. jelly bean flavor? 

4) Can you touch your nose with your tongue? 

5) Your favorite Joke is…?

6) If you could be in a Disney Movie, which one would you choose? 

7) How would you react if you woke up one day and you were a man/woman?

8) If you would meet Van Gogh, what would you say to him?

9) Tell me (and tumblr) your darkest secret!

10) It is 4 am in the morning, what are you doing? 

11) You turn 17 and are allowed to cast magic at home! What’s the first spell you would cast?