to go to my da

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Character Aesthetic: Stan Pines

“Everything I’ve worked for–everything I care about–it’s all for this family!”

Omg I am so late for @lanceweek ! Free day was a good opportunity so I coloured my entry for @voltroncoloringbook

Yeah, Lance and Blue again nobody can stop me
Mini lions would be super cute !  💙

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How long have we known each other?”

It’s been 12 years. When I was getting bullied by the neighborhood kids because my brother was so good looking, you still played with me.”

And when I got bullied as a half even without a mom, you played with me too.”

requested by @linestalker

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[trancript for screen reader]

[Leliana from Origins]

Leliana: “Andraste was burned at the stake in Minrathous, the capital of Tevinter”

Warden: “Why did the Maker not save Her with His power?”

Leliana: “I have thought on this too. Did He withdraw His sight from Her at that moment? Where were all the powers He bestowed upon Her?”

Leliana: “This question has come to me many times and I have no answer. Perhaps there was no way for Andraste to return to the Maker but through Her death.”

Leliana: “We will never know for sure.”

[Leliana from Inquisition]

Leliana: “You probably don’t even worship the Maker. Lucky. He asks a lot”

Leliana: “He demands it all. Our lives. Our deaths.”

Leliana: “Justinia gave Him everything she had, and He let her die!”

Leliana: “If the Maker doesn’t intervene to save the best of His servants, what good is he?”

Leliana: “I thought I was fulfilling His purpose for me, working with the Divine, helping people.”

Leliana: “But now she’s dead. It was all for nothing. Serving the Maker meant nothing.”

[end of transcript]


I think about these two conversations a lot. 

The first shows Leliana who, while has been in the Chantry for a couple years, is still fairly new in her faith. It has given her a new sense of purpose in her life and it remains a guiding force for her for the entirety of the first game, especially when she feels guilt over her past life as a bard. Her relationship with the Maker is mostly a positive one and while she’s puzzled over why he didn’t save Andraste, she accepts not understanding it.  

The second shows her years later faced with a similar situation of the Maker not intervening to protect a holy figure. Only now it’s different because she knew Justinia on a personal level. She saw all the good she’s done with her own two eyes, especially in regards to her own growth as a person, which makes this loss far more painful and confusing than for someone she’s never met. She can’t simply accept not understanding the Maker’s plans this time.

I like how these conversations parallel each other and they reflect Leliana’s character development through out these games well; going from trusting the Maker and feeling strong in her faith because of it, to having the crisis she has in Inquisition because the Maker betrays this trust. 

Potion brewing day.

2 nb mage nerds exchanging recipes and trying to figure out which ingredients are the same things with different names.