therealmcgee:

Tell me I wasn’t the only one thinking this when they showed the war table in the gameplay demo

therealmcgee:

Tell me I wasn’t the only one thinking this when they showed the war table in the gameplay demo

"When someone says ‘move on’, you take their hand and tell them ‘my choice.’"

I’ve been intensely discussing this with Timber and the fact is, this quote right here, this is the entire idea, the entire theme of Dragon Age 2 summed up.

From the very start when Cassandra throws her book at Varric and demands he tell her the story, how he agrees but he does it his way. It is his choice.

to the end when Anders puts his life in your hands, when it is his choice to do so and your choice on how to move forward.

The writers have said that DA2 is about individual choice and freedom vs the security as a whole. That by turning their pages when their ready, they affect the story as a whole.

The quote speaks on the fourth wall, the player making each of their choices when ready and how they want. They move forward how they want.

It speaks to Hawke, whose entire life is built on choices and moving forward from a past as they are ready. It is Hawke’s choices that affects their family, it’s their choices that affects their future in Kirkwall, and it is their choice on whether to hang onto the issue or move forward when all is reduced to darkness. It’s Hawke who choose whether to help their companions turn the pages of their books or ignore them and lose them.

It even speaks to each of the companions:

To Isabela who chooses whether she wants to build friendships and become a better person or linger in the life she had before. Who chooses when she wants to admit he love for Hawke and not before then.

To Merrill who chooses what is more important her clan or her history, whether she wants to linger in the past or move on in the future. Who chooses whether she wishes to leave behind who she is and start a new story with Hawke in Kirkwall.

To Fenris who has to choose whether he wishes to remain filled with hatred or look for a new perspective. Who makes his own decisions on how to express his freedom and who he trusts. Who has to decide if he wishes to let Hawke help him, to help him move on.

To Anders who is forced between staying a loud but ignored force or refusing to be ignored once more. Who has to decide just who and where he wants to be in his fight for mages. Who does not trust himself to turn the next page at the end of it all when he is wasting away and asks for Hawke’s help, because while he can’t trust himself he knows he can trust Hawke.

And to Varric who knows that a good story is paced well, where every flip of a page should be done with a good hook and hanging end. 

And Aveline who follows this thought from start to finish, who remembers the big man looking so small in the Hospice cot and whose hands shook in hers as they turned those pages together.

To all of them who turn page after page together, creating a story Varric is proud to tell and they were all proud to live. A story that needs to be told and told right, with ever flip of the page being your choice.

moriesartworks:

turned my portrait practice into some mr scrunchy nose’s cullen’s faces

moriesartworks:

turned my portrait practice into some mr scrunchy nose’s cullen’s faces

weretaire:

i like to think that anders would have been behind hawke overhearing his conversation with aveline that had to do with her father and the importance of making one’s own choices and respecting those choices as they’re made

i also like to think that after anders obliterated the chantry and tells hawke to kill him, he grabs hawke by the hand (just like aveline said, he’s stayed awake and thought about this for far too many nights now) and looks at him and just says, “it’s my choice.”

and hawke suddenly feels like he can’t breathe

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the-art-finch:

WIP

So I was doodling kid Lavellan disastrously discovering her magic for the first time and then naturally the advisors had to follow. I JUST LOVE THE ADVISORS OK

No idea what Cullen’s backstory is, but it seems like a lot of Templars start out as orphans taken in by the Chantry. I picture him as obedient, respectful of authority, and a bit of a stick in the mud. He finds pleasure in getting a pat on the head for doing his little duties and Being Good, but a part of him wants to be a kid even if he doesn’t quite know how.

Josephine is as cute as a button and she uses that to her advantage. I think she learned from a young age how to play up a crowd to her favor, lower their defenses, and wrap them around her little finger without them ever being aware she was doing it. 

And Leliana being Leliana before things went wild. 

ymstr:

Because http://feylen.tumblr.com/ told me I should make a cullen picture I did one =D.
The sketch was hilarous and you can find the link to it on my deviantart page.
I love Cullen so much, he is one of my favourites since game 1

ymstr:

Because http://feylen.tumblr.com/ told me I should make a cullen picture I did one =D.

The sketch was hilarous and you can find the link to it on my deviantart page.

I love Cullen so much, he is one of my favourites since game 1

~A Cards Against Humanity Remix

magianna:

The palette challenge (31) and some quick sketch of Cullen. Can’t wait for Inquisition and romancing him >D

magianna:

The palette challenge (31) and some quick sketch of Cullen. Can’t wait for Inquisition and romancing him >D

theladylavellan:

For glitchfemme, cause she reminded me of that draft I had sitting around about big fluffy noodlehead being a daddy

  • Cullen falling to his knees as he cries out, tears streaming down his face at the realization, he’s going to be a father
  • Cullen caressing & lightly kissing her belly, whispering & singing softly to the child growing within
  • Cullen fretting about worriedly, trying to make her as comfortable as possible & do anything he can to make it easier for her during the 9 months
  • Cullen having crippling anxiety about being a dad, that he is unworthy, unfit to be a father, what if he messes up, what if his child is a mage, what if he looses the love of his life
  • Cullen holding her hand as she goes through labor, wishing there was some way to stop the pain she is in, knowing it’s partially his fault for putting her through this, cringing each time she cries out
  • Cullen wiping the sweat drenched hair from her face, smoothing the line between her brow as she gazes up at him tiredly, smiling down at her lovingly with pride & adoration because she did it
  • Cullen nervously unsure whether or not he wants to hold their child, afraid he’ll hurt them or drop them or do something wrong
  • Cullen’s large hand capturing & enveloping the tiny babies hand, the itty bitty fingers wrapping around one of his as they look up to him with their large eyes, a giggle bubbling out from them as they give a goofy smile & kick playfully
  • Cullen taking his child into his arms, his eyes widening in wonderment & amazement, ever so careful to not hurt them
  • Cullen staring back & forth between their child & his love, looking at her, baffled, at how they somehow created this person, their child
  • Cullen blowing raspberries into their stomach, tiny hands & feet kicking & flailing in joy
  • Cullen sitting in a rocking chair, child in his arms as he rocks & sings them a lullaby, the pair falling asleep together