thegoodlannister:

friends turned lovers is literally my favorite trope - like, all other tropes can go home.

give me shared inside jokes that date back to wayyyyy before a first kiss was ever shared. give me living together with separate bedrooms until one of them gradually becomes…

prettyqueerthings:

Ugh, Tumblr, why do you keep making things blurry?

Finished with d’Art herself until I’m ready to start shading. Pleased so far, especially with the expression. Now to fuck with a background for the first time in… ever.

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knight-enchanter:

This month, PC Gamer UK’s cover feature is DA:I. They got exclusive access to the game for an extensive, hands-on preview.
The digital copy came through for subscribers today. Subscribe here, or get it via the iTunes store or Google Play.
ElitePinecone of the BSN was kind enough to share some of the best bits on the BSN. I’ve quoted it below for those of you who don’t want to access the forums:

About Skyhold:
"It’s detailed, cavernous, but more importantly, there’s more stuff you can do in Skyhold than on Commander Shepard’s ship. Past the tavern, stables, courtyard, kitchen, and dungeon (for imprisoning people, not slaying rats, I learn), I step to the War Table. Here, a dozen or so operation markers populate a world map: scouting missions, a task to gain the friendship of the dwarven kingdom of Orzammar or to recruit an arcanist. You complete these micro-quests entirely through the menu, and they grant modest benefits: gold, loot, resources, or adding more ‘agents’ who join the Inquisition."
"… part of playing Inquisitor means decorating Skyhold manually: everything from the windows, throne, banner, and heraldry to the drapes can be swapped in a menu."
There’s also a long section on how the Inquisition can “pass judgement” on certain people as a result of quests - the example they gave was dealing with a barbarian tribe [Knight-Enchanter’s note: I would guess these are Avvar!] after defeating their leader in battle. The judgement sequences come after some story events and offer the player a way to reflect on what just happened.
"Laidlaw underlines the value on getting players to look backward rather than simply anticipating the next quest. “Inquisition, moreso than many of our other games, takes a moment to just ask ‘how you feeling?’ and have characters dig into why you did what you did. And to try to understand the Inquisitor’s mind. And they’re some of my favourite moments in the game,” he says."

"Some operations, like this one, are instantly resolved, but others ask you to pick which of your three advisors – Josephine (political), Cullen (military), or Leliana (spying) – is the right fit for the job, making them temporarily unavailable. You can visit with all three of these support characters inside Skyhold.


Also nestled into the War Table (but separated from operations) are Inquisition perks, which draw on influence that you gain from exploring Thedas and completing quests. (If power is “Inquisition gold,” as Darrah puts it, influence is Inquisition XP, effectively.) There are four perk types: Forces, Secrets, Connections, and simply ‘Inquisition’, the first three of which are tied to the aforementioned advisors. A Forces perk might increase your potion capacity by four; a Secrets perk might increase the XP you earn from picking up codex entries; one Connections perk grants better merchant offers on rare items. Skyhold changes as a reflection of which perks you favour, although I wasn’t told how.

knight-enchanter:

This month, PC Gamer UK’s cover feature is DA:I. They got exclusive access to the game for an extensive, hands-on preview.

The digital copy came through for subscribers today. Subscribe here, or get it via the iTunes store or Google Play.

ElitePinecone of the BSN was kind enough to share some of the best bits on the BSN. I’ve quoted it below for those of you who don’t want to access the forums:

About Skyhold:

"It’s detailed, cavernous, but more importantly, there’s more stuff you can do in Skyhold than on Commander Shepard’s ship. Past the tavern, stables, courtyard, kitchen, and dungeon (for imprisoning people, not slaying rats, I learn), I step to the War Table. Here, a dozen or so operation markers populate a world map: scouting missions, a task to gain the friendship of the dwarven kingdom of Orzammar or to recruit an arcanist. You complete these micro-quests entirely through the menu, and they grant modest benefits: gold, loot, resources, or adding more ‘agents’ who join the Inquisition."

"… part of playing Inquisitor means decorating Skyhold manually: everything from the windows, throne, banner, and heraldry to the drapes can be swapped in a menu."

There’s also a long section on how the Inquisition can “pass judgement” on certain people as a result of quests - the example they gave was dealing with a barbarian tribe [Knight-Enchanter’s note: I would guess these are Avvar!] after defeating their leader in battle. The judgement sequences come after some story events and offer the player a way to reflect on what just happened.

"Laidlaw underlines the value on getting players to look backward rather than simply anticipating the next quest. “Inquisition, moreso than many of our other games, takes a moment to just ask ‘how you feeling?’ and have characters dig into why you did what you did. And to try to understand the Inquisitor’s mind. And they’re some of my favourite moments in the game,” he says."
"Some operations, like this one, are instantly resolved, but others ask you to pick which of your three advisors – Josephine (political), Cullen (military), or Leliana (spying) – is the right fit for the job, making them temporarily unavailable. You can visit with all three of these support characters inside Skyhold.
Also nestled into the War Table (but separated from operations) are Inquisition perks, which draw on influence that you gain from exploring Thedas and completing quests. (If power is “Inquisition gold,” as Darrah puts it, influence is Inquisition XP, effectively.) There are four perk types: Forces, Secrets, Connections, and simply ‘Inquisition’, the first three of which are tied to the aforementioned advisors. A Forces perk might increase your potion capacity by four; a Secrets perk might increase the XP you earn from picking up codex entries; one Connections perk grants better merchant offers on rare items. Skyhold changes as a reflection of which perks you favour, although I wasn’t told how.

So last night I got drunk and played Skyrim

karlosmadera:

I’m still torn on whether this is the greatest thing I’ve ever done or the stupidest. 

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rockboci:

Zevran does not like.

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HCW: Grey Wardens

davecity:

It’s a sad fact that, historically, the greatest enemies of Grey Wardens during a Blight are often Grey Wardens during times of peace.

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underthewetmoon:

kisscassandra:

underthewetmoon:

So, turns out that my problem with inking wasn’t me or the tablet - it was laggy ass Photoshop. I’ve got about 2 hours in Manga Studio, 60% of it just fucking around and learning the ropes, and it’s so much quicker and better and just perfect.
WIP shot of an Inquisitor. Yay!

Inquisitor d’Art, you say.
+ Iron Bull
+ Sera
+ Varric
TEAM 20/20 HINDSIGHT

Or Bull/Sera/Blackwall!
TEAM SELF DESTRUCTION

You know, I know I just agreed that all this ‘Cullen is a nerd stuff him in a locker lolz’ stuff is problematic as fuck…
…
…but d’Art would totally call Cullen a nerd and stuff him in a locker.
She’d also end up in a fistfight with Cass.
And get drunk and fuck Blackwall in a storeroom at Vivienne’s swanky party
And find Dorian’s mustaches hilarious.
And wear Cole’s hat.
#LEAD THEM OR FAIL #MORE LIKE ALIENATE THEM AND HOPE FOR THE BEST AMIRITE

underthewetmoon:

kisscassandra:

underthewetmoon:

So, turns out that my problem with inking wasn’t me or the tablet - it was laggy ass Photoshop. I’ve got about 2 hours in Manga Studio, 60% of it just fucking around and learning the ropes, and it’s so much quicker and better and just perfect.

WIP shot of an Inquisitor. Yay!

Inquisitor d’Art, you say.

+ Iron Bull

+ Sera

+ Varric

TEAM 20/20 HINDSIGHT

Or Bull/Sera/Blackwall!

TEAM SELF DESTRUCTION

You know, I know I just agreed that all this ‘Cullen is a nerd stuff him in a locker lolz’ stuff is problematic as fuck…

…but d’Art would totally call Cullen a nerd and stuff him in a locker.

She’d also end up in a fistfight with Cass.

And get drunk and fuck Blackwall in a storeroom at Vivienne’s swanky party

And find Dorian’s mustaches hilarious.

And wear Cole’s hat.

#LEAD THEM OR FAIL #MORE LIKE ALIENATE THEM AND HOPE FOR THE BEST AMIRITE

meresino:

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act 3 was pretty wild

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underthewetmoon:

So, turns out that my problem with inking wasn’t me or the tablet - it was laggy ass Photoshop. I’ve got about 2 hours in Manga Studio, 60% of it just fucking around and learning the ropes, and it’s so much quicker and better and just perfect.
WIP shot of an Inquisitor. Yay!

Inquisitor d’Art, you say. 
+ Iron Bull
+ Sera
+ Varric
TEAM 20/20 HINDSIGHT

underthewetmoon:

So, turns out that my problem with inking wasn’t me or the tablet - it was laggy ass Photoshop. I’ve got about 2 hours in Manga Studio, 60% of it just fucking around and learning the ropes, and it’s so much quicker and better and just perfect.

WIP shot of an Inquisitor. Yay!

Inquisitor d’Art, you say.

+ Iron Bull

+ Sera

+ Varric

TEAM 20/20 HINDSIGHT

captainsassgard:

sixpenceee:
THE UP SERIES: It follows the lives of 14 children through their lives interviewing them every seven years. It’s amazing to see how they change and where they go. It shows that personality traits do not tend to be very static. Being introverted at 18 doesn’t determine how you’ll be at 32. A girl on there around 20 was totally against having a family and was very cynical about relationships and marriage. Next interview, she was happily wed with children. I link you to 7 UP, which is the first documentary in the series. 
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES:If you have any interest in the SUPER RICH of America and how absolutely delusional they can be, then this documentary will blow your mind. It’s a great window into the lives of people who literally have everything a person could need. Even when they loose everything, they’re entirely incapable of believing that they’re a normal citizen.
THE ACT OF KILLING: One review describes it as: “This is the most gut-wrenching film I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you understand the nature and true face of evil, and it’s terrifying because it’s so, so normal. After watching it you know that in some other life, you could be him.”
BABIES: It shows the different ways, different cultures raise their children. It shows how different but similar we all are at the end. They documentary follows 4 different babies, from Mongalia, to Tokyo, to Namibia and then the U.S
INSIDE NORTH KOREA: An eye-opening film that shows you the truth about a hidden country 
TOUCHING THE VOID: A documentary about two mountain climbers who have an accident on their way back. As one review described it: “Better than any fictional suspense film. Just unreal. You know throughout that the two climbers lived because you’re sitting there watching them narrate, but at times you just can’t believe it.”
THE COVE: A 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. One review described it as “an impeccably crafted, suspenseful expose of the covert slaughter of dolphins in Japan.”
THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKE: The documentary follows U.S. Marines as they train Afghan security forces, showing their ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.
BBC PLANET EARTH (All 11 Episodes): An HD exploration of our world. You’ll just love everything about this, trust me. 
JESUS CAMP: About a Christian summer camp, where children spend their summers being taught that they have “prophetic gifts” and can “take back America for Christ”. This documentary led to the shut down of this summer camp. 
You may also like 10 Disturbing Documentaries
Feel free to add to this list!

NORTH KOREA UNDERCOVER: Another NK documentary because while it’s incredibly disturbing, I also found this one to be really interesting. Seems more serious than the other one.

captainsassgard:

sixpenceee:

  1. THE UP SERIES: It follows the lives of 14 children through their lives interviewing them every seven years. It’s amazing to see how they change and where they go. It shows that personality traits do not tend to be very static. Being introverted at 18 doesn’t determine how you’ll be at 32. A girl on there around 20 was totally against having a family and was very cynical about relationships and marriage. Next interview, she was happily wed with children. I link you to 7 UP, which is the first documentary in the series. 
  2. QUEEN OF VERSAILLES:If you have any interest in the SUPER RICH of America and how absolutely delusional they can be, then this documentary will blow your mind. It’s a great window into the lives of people who literally have everything a person could need. Even when they loose everything, they’re entirely incapable of believing that they’re a normal citizen.
  3. THE ACT OF KILLINGOne review describes it as: “This is the most gut-wrenching film I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you understand the nature and true face of evil, and it’s terrifying because it’s so, so normal. After watching it you know that in some other life, you could be him.”
  4. BABIESIt shows the different ways, different cultures raise their children. It shows how different but similar we all are at the end. They documentary follows 4 different babies, from Mongalia, to Tokyo, to Namibia and then the U.S
  5. INSIDE NORTH KOREA: An eye-opening film that shows you the truth about a hidden country 
  6. TOUCHING THE VOIDA documentary about two mountain climbers who have an accident on their way back. As one review described it: “Better than any fictional suspense film. Just unreal. You know throughout that the two climbers lived because you’re sitting there watching them narrate, but at times you just can’t believe it.”
  7. THE COVE: A 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. One review described it as “an impeccably crafted, suspenseful expose of the covert slaughter of dolphins in Japan.”
  8. THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKEThe documentary follows U.S. Marines as they train Afghan security forces, showing their ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.
  9. BBC PLANET EARTH (All 11 Episodes): An HD exploration of our world. You’ll just love everything about this, trust me. 
  10. JESUS CAMP: About a Christian summer camp, where children spend their summers being taught that they have “prophetic gifts” and can “take back America for Christ”. This documentary led to the shut down of this summer camp. 

You may also like 10 Disturbing Documentaries

Feel free to add to this list!

NORTH KOREA UNDERCOVER: Another NK documentary because while it’s incredibly disturbing, I also found this one to be really interesting. Seems more serious than the other one.

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