Dragons and Kisses

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[image description: nonbinary person in a Batman shirt holding up copies of Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS. Their face is covered by the games.]
Last night I bought some games that I won’t be able to play for a while bc I have relatives visiting. But there was a bit of a sale, and 3DS games rarely go on sale, so.
Though I *really* need to stop buying games for a while now.
Sorry for the backwards image.

[image description: nonbinary person in a Batman shirt holding up copies of Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and New Super Mario Bros. 2 for 3DS. Their face is covered by the games.]

Last night I bought some games that I won’t be able to play for a while bc I have relatives visiting. But there was a bit of a sale, and 3DS games rarely go on sale, so.

Though I *really* need to stop buying games for a while now.

Sorry for the backwards image.

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welp apparently my parents told some other relatives my preferred name, so now I have to decide if I want to have them use it and I have to decide if I want to tell my roommate and my friends and and

fuuuuuuuuuuuck

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Welllllll I was going to try to get some screenshots of the edited companions from Awakening but I got distracted, installed some Skyrim mods, and played that for three hours instead.

Oops.

At least it got me out of my funk?

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Is it just me or did they tone down the Fade blur in Awakening? Or perhaps it just looks better because this area has a wider range of colors.

In other news I’ve managed to extract and edit the .mor files for a number of Awakening characters, but no screenshots yet since I’m in the middle of this marsh sequence and none of my companions are talking to me.

Unfortunately since I’m working from .mor files and not the .mrh source files, all I can change are textures and hairstyles.

Filed under dragon age-

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Oh also the person who applauds this series as so revolutionary and gives as one of the reasons that Rachel’s ~~~~lack of interest~~~~ in Ivy stems from just being straight, no judgement.

um

While Rachel doesn’t think less of Ivy on account of her sexual orientation, Rachel’s refusal to seriously consider a romantic and/or sexual relationship with Ivy stems less from being completely sure that she’s straight than from an unwillingness to consider that she might be bi.

For all this Rachel the future, Rachel the bringer of change stuff, Rachel is actually pretty scared of change. Now, by the most recent couple of books, one might argue that this fear is in part because so very much has changed for her that she fears each new upheaval in her life and/or self-perception. But her refusal also has to do with a certain degree of low-grade homophobia.

There are people for whom homosexuality or bisexuality is a-ok as long as it stays at a distance. In some cases, this manifests as a bad reaction when their child or sibling or parent or best friend comes out, though they hadn’t shown homophobic views before. In other cases even that would be fine, but the idea that they themselves might be anything other than straight? That’s scary.

And this is fairly nuanced, actually, and fairly realistic. But it’s just so intensely frustrating for queer readers - queer readers who, most likely, have been there and done that and come out the other side realizing that they’re queer and trying to accept it in themselves. And who are used to not seeing themselves in the media, much less as the main romance, used to being teased with a will-they-or-won’t-they that rarely comes true.

And that’s why I will be upset if Rachel/Ivy never happens, and why I snort at the suggestion that Rachel is sooooo sexually liberated.

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Looking at tags and…

People who ship Rachel/Trent to the exclusion of Rachel/Ivy: I see where you’re coming from but you’re wrong

People who ship Rachel/Al: ??? no

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I am much happier with this Leliana, but I didn’t know I would be until I saw her in-game… it’s hard to tell in the toolset, all the faces start to look the same after a while and there’s no animation and the lighting is weird.

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ETA: I think my Internet connection is better this morning because I was able to upload the file! It’s now on the Nexus (though as of last check it was still being virus scanned)

Welllll it looks like the uploading issues were on my side, because uploading to Dropbox to use it as a mirror was like pulling teeth. I still have to resolve that problem so I can upload things successfully again (and make online features of games work, etc.) but until then, have the updated version! 110 morph files including 26 new characters, 4 updated characters, and Shianni, who I erroneously omitted from the first release.

Get it here! (1.91 MB)

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My kingdom for a good beta. Most of these fics are pretty decent but would be noticeably better with a good beta.