October 21 2014, 12:44 PM
DRAGON AGE II: 31 DAY HAWKE CHALLENGE - DAY 4 && DAY 5
Day 4: Personality - What keeps the clock ticking?
What kind of personality do they have?
Rory’s a generally kind person, a little reserved sometimes when talking to new people since she’s an apostate, but she rarely resists the urge to bite off a quip. Especially when she’s annoyed or frustrated. She’s honest and sometimes too blunt, and doesn’t take shit from people. Enough shit is flung her way that she can’t dodge without exposing herself, and it’s given her a bit of a short fuse in other areas of her life. She also has a tendency to mother people, as she helped raise the twins after their father died when she was sixteen and their mother fell apart.
In terms of game dialogue color, she’s a blue/purple Hawke.
How do others get along with your Hawke?
Rory has a bit of a rough start with Merril, but they eventually get on pretty well - especially as they start philosophically discussing the fade, comparing what the two cultures believe about it. Rory and Fenris get along surprisingly well despite his disapproval of mages, as do Rory and Isabela, though Isabela isn’t fond of Rory’s tendency to butt in. In general, Rory gets along with most people as she rarely seeks conflict and tends to be diplomatic with a touch of snark. Rory and Sebastian clash a lot, but they still get along despite the clashes. She clashes with Cullen the most, as her views challenge his quite a bit.
(I like to think a diplomatic mage-friendly Hawke can be responsible for moderating Cullen and helping him get past the negativity that Meredith is trying to instill in him, even if the game won’t give that to me all the way. People aren’t set in stone.)
She tends to clash with those who see themselves as above others because she’s not having any of that.
What dialogue options did you choose the most?
Blue, if only because, even though Rory is a bit snarky and some purple lines would have suited her better, some of the purple dialogue is toxic as hell and not at all in line with what she’d say, including the auto-purple-dialogue. I’d rather have a really diplomatic and a bit dead-pan Rory in game than one who says something that makes me want to slam the controller into my face.
Day 5: Sexual Orientation - what makes that kitten purr?
What is your Hawke’s sexual orientation?
How do they feel about the topic of sex?
Rory’s pretty comfortable with the subject, and is open to discussing it with anyone who wants to talk about it. When Carver comes to her after they’ve been in Kirkwall for just over six months because he’s interested in a girl who works at the library (I headcanon Carver as a total history dork okay, and Kirkwall has a library I know it) Rory is completely taken aback but has as open a conversation as she can with him and then slaps him on the back and wishes him luck, while telling him to use protection ‘cause she’s not ready to be an Aunt yet.
What are some of your Hawke’s sexual experiences?
Isabela was Rory’s first. She found it hard to have relationships because of being an apostate and not wanting to be handed over to the chantry. The first time was right after Rory helped Isabela with duel with Hayder and they returned to the Hanged Man and were on a combat high and Rory just leaned in and kissed Isabela. They never entered an actual relationship and when it looked like things between Rory and Anders might actually go somewhere, Isabela and Rory mutually agreed to end it.
October 21 2014, 12:02 AM
Acephobia in the LGBT+ Community from the documentary (A)sexuality.
It is just…so fucking weird how threatened people feel when it comes to Asexuality. I still can’t wrap my mind around it.
I’m so happy this post is being reblogged by LBGT+ people who aren’t asexual. I keep on reading posts by non-ace LGBT+ people of support to the ace community, and of being stunned by this reaction by a movement which should know better than to judge. AND THAT MAKES THIS ACE SO FREAKING HAPPY. The woman in the first photo expresses my sentiment. I know I belong in the queer/LGBTQIA movement. I want to belong. But I just don’t know if I’m welcome. I’m so happy that there are so many people on Tumblr who do not fall into the catagory of outright refusal of asexuality.
I know not a lot of people understand asexuality. And I know there’s confusion about it, about our experiences, and about how we fit in the movement. But let’s talk about this. Let’s have this conversation.
I mostly don’t delve into the ace tags, but I hear there’s a lot of ace-hate that and I really don’t get it. I don’t understand how asexuality is threatening.
You know what I (as a queer ace-spectrum person) find most threatening? Getting unwanted sexual unwanted advances from both queer and straight people. I’ve gotten them from people of all spectrums and it always makes me profoundly uncomfortable, and often unsafe. It just boggles my mind how people are upset by the concept of asexuality. That’s like getting really mad at someone who isn’t hungry. What’s the point? Just shut up eat your own sandwich. (And stop chewing on me.)
Wow, the fuck the people in those images.
Nobody has the right to disrespect anybody else’s sense of self. It may not be for, you but that does not give you the right to be an asshole.
We really need to push more for LGBTQIA+ to be a standard, instead of just LGBT, especially considering that even the B and T are already invisible in much of the community.
Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.
Not supporting some of us = not supporting all of us.
It really, really does bear repeating.
I couldn’t be further from ace, but for serious.
If we’re not in this together, we’re not in this at all.
This makes me so angry. I have friends who are ace, and they are just as much a part of the queer community as I am.
We need to embrace asexuality and treat it with the respect that it deserves.
Well fuck you too, Dan Savage.
October 20 2014, 10:33 PM
I should return to my duties, as well. Unless you’d care for a game?
—Commander Cullen, being a lusty lust luster, son of a bitch, what is happening?.
October 20 2014, 09:05 PM
—Commander Cullen, where we hear all the cullenites collectively gasp.
more like wail in desperation