The Dragon Age Cast Does Blogging. (Part 1/3)

Alistair Theirin: the teenage boy with an adorable and sometimes-angsty personal blog that has just a few dedicated followers. His posts about his crush are the cutest things ever.

Morrigan: alternates between her nature photography (actually really impressive) and a wide array of misanthropic personal posts (which can get pretty off-putting).

Leliana: a freewheeling travel blog with musical recordings and videos; has thousands of followers. Like “The Road is Home” but with less babies and more music.

Zevran Arainai: lots of selfies and cheesy love poems. Most of his followers insist that all of the selfies are for them, and all of the love poems are for them, too. Unlikely, considering the sheer number of followers he has. 

Oghren: nobody knows what this dude’s blog is supposed to be about. He only posts while he’s so drunk, the typos make it nearly impossible to read.

Wynne: a kitschy little DIY blog. Lots of knitting projects and home-cooking. Seems sweet, but gets surprisingly sassy in defense of her followers if any of them are being harassed. Looks out for her friends.

Anora Mac Tir: pure politics. She’s relatively progressive and clearly extremely intelligent…although maybe not always 100% principled or honest in pursuit of her agendas. Probably run by somebody planning on going to law school.

Nathaniel Howe: personal blog chronicling a series of misadventures in the life of a college dropout. Surprisingly insightful at times. 

Sigrun: a cutesy anime blog.

Velanna: a personal blog run by a girl who’s pretty much a walking tsundere trope. Except, you know, occasionally she posts stuff that makes you wonder if she’s ACTUALLY killed someone (or maybe a lot of people) before. 

More Dragon Age Humor:

Dragon Age Cast Does Blogging: DA2 - DAI
Kirkwall Crew Does Facebook: Part I - Part II


Skintones for POC companions in Dragon Age

Whitewashing is a huge problem in every fandom, and DA is no exception. All of the characters above are whitewashed and have their skin lightened on a daily basis. 

There is no excuse when someone whitewashes a character. Take your appropriate swatches if you must, and make sure you are staying true to the characters actual skin tone. Use these colours if you’d like - they were more meant to prove a point. You are certainly welcome to use them as a base.

Stop whitewashing POC. Stop lightening skin, stop slimming down features, and stop blaming whitewashing on lighting. You know better than that. You can do better than that.

Do not take swatches from the lightest part of the face - all the light colours shown here are meant for highlighting purposes. They are the highlights of the face, to be used to display light bouncing off the surface of one’s skin.

Every image of the characters except Josephine was taken from the dragon age wiki site and was only altered to fit and blend with the pictures. All other graphics are mine. 

the signs as dragon age quotes

Aries: (After hearing terrible pickup lines) “Can I kill him yet? He’s hurting me.”

Taurus: “I see what must be done, and I do it! I see no point in running around in circles like a dog chasing its tail.”

Gemini: “Loyalty is an interesting concept. If you wish and if you are done interrogating me, we can discuss it further.”

Cancer: “Could we, perhaps, do battle with a pack of pretty flowers or soft bunnies next time? I’d do much better.”

Leo: (in response to ‘you’re not as handsome as you think’) “I must be, or you wouldn’t have been thinking about it all this time.”

Virgo: “My people had a saying long ago - “The healer has the bloodiest hands."”

Libra: “Freedom was interesting while it lasted.”

Scorpio: “I have faith in my friends well enough. Faith that they will one day stab me in the back.” 

Sagittarius: “I shall endeavor to exist with less offense.”

Capricorn: “Just once, we should enter a cave and see normal-sized spiders.”

Aquarius: “Magic can kill. Knives can kill. Even small children launched at great speed could kill.”

Pisces: “Demons can’t hear you. It hurts too much. Nothing here makes sense to them.”


Dragon Age Portraits Masterpost

This series started as a way to get me comfortable illustrating different skin tones & to build up palettes for all the characters. But I’m finding myself really digging doing the quick portrait sketches.

Below the cut if you want to see what’s in store.

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Dragon Age Romances in one sentence

Alistair: Here’s a rose, I love you, be my queen please!

Leliana: Let me sing you a song, then you can fight my ex.

Morrigan: Up for an Old God baby?

Zevran: Evil assassin is actually precious cinnamon roll.

Anders: *coughs nervously* …My bad?

Fenris: Teach the grumpy lyrium elf how to read and get dumped for several years.

Isabela: Totally no feelings at all *has all the feelings*

Merrill: Demon befriending blood mage is hella cute.

Sebastian: I love you, but I love Andraste more.

Blackwall: Big bearded puppy turns into big bearded puppy with tortured past.

Cassandra: Fluffiest fluff that ever fluffed.

Cullen: Oh look a dog, marry me please.

Dorian: Snark and sarcasm to hide lots and lots of fluff.

Iron Bull: Lots of sex, followed by the funniest scene in the whole game, which in turn is followed by cutest scene in entire game.

Josephine: Precious cinnamon roll.

Sera: Bees, cookies, pranks and adorable nicknames, also epic wedding.

Solas: Watch your heart being ripped into tiny shreds and cast into oblivion.