alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
Did I mention I started a new Dragon Age Origins playthrough with the Complete Bi Overhaul, Polygamey, and Improved Atmosphere mods? It's been great.
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I did Dragon Age Remix and Remix Revival one after the other, which means I have a WHOLE HEAP of remixes by both me and other people to link to. Below the cut: Eight works about female characters from Dragon Age (mostly dwarves), and one Portal fic.

Image descriptions at each link.
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alias_sqbr: "Creative genius" with an arrow pointing to a sketch of me (genius!)
I've been doing a lot of experimenting with Artrage. I've gotten enough of the hang of it for game background paintovers but I think I need to get more practice with the fundamentals of painting before I can use it for portraits etc.

I've also started work on a new game, a picross/nonogram puzzle visual novel called Nona&Gram.


Self Portrait: Artrage

more original art, Dragon Age, Star Wars/Pride and Prejudice crossover, Homestuck, Princess Tutu )
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This pile of links got so big I got intimidated and just... forgot about it. So it goes back a while. There was a broken link to a post that seemed to be about "missing e" (what we used to fix tumblr before xkit). And then I decided half of them weren't worth keeping, or belonged elsewhere, so in the end it's not even that big!

Given What You Now Know, What Would You Have Done Differently With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

Colloquial catchy statements encoding serious mathematics

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code

Self-help for Anxiety Management I used this a few times, it didn't do a lot to help but might work for someone else.

What Sanguinity Likes (and dislikes) About Mathematics

Visualizing Algorithms

‚ÄčA Beginner's Guide To All Things Dragon Age

Hapax and Heyer, Austen and Irony, or, What I should have said The differences between Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen

PAX Australia And The Strange Catharsis Of Video Game Violence
alias_sqbr: "Creative genius" with an arrow pointing to a sketch of me (genius!)
Not sure how this is going to look on tumblr BUT WE WILL SEE. Also, one reason there's not much here is that my tablet is dying, if anyone has recs for a reasonable quality graphics tablet that's not too pricey I'd love to hear them!

First, Femslashex treats! Didn't feel like signing up but doing treats was fun and my recipient was lovely.

Dragon Age:

Dragon Age: Fluffy Shoulders (Velanna/Sigrun)

Mass Effect, Undertale, Band vs Band, Seven Kingdoms: the Princess Problem )
alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
I'm not going to make this but it has been in my head since DA2. I think I may have described it then but I have even more fodder now because Bioware. If anyone sees this and is inspired to make a similar vid please go ahead, and let me know :)

So! The song is Videogames by Lana del Ray. The subject is the UTTER MISERY we players put up with for our pixelated love interests.

Some themes:
Spoilers for all the dragon age games )
alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
(this is the final DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition, and ties up the story)

Just finished it! At 2am! COULD NOT STOP PLAYING. IT WAS GREAT. Soooooooo much better than the other DLCs. It felt like the actual proper end to the story, which is great unless you are one of the people whose system can't play it, I feel for those guys.

Oh non spoilery reminder: this happens after the end of the game, and also costs 8 power. So I waited all day to play it...then realised I had to get that inquisitor to the end of the game, and THEN get 8 power (the Descent DLC used up all my extra power for boring sidequests)

And now...SPOILERS.
Spoilers!! )

Decisions

Sep. 8th, 2015 04:30 pm
alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
Go hang with actual real life lgbt gamers tomorrow night

...or stay home and play the new Dragon Age DLC with my pixelated lgbt game friends.

Though the way I've been feeling recently it's not much of a decision. I can't pretend not to find this a bit of a relief >.> MY INQUISITOR'S STORY IS IMPORTANT TO ME OK.
alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
Anime:
Diabolik Lovers (ep 1): So since I'm making a dating sim about vampires it made sense to watch the anime adaptation of the Dating Sim About Vampires. But as expected it was really not my thing: it's all creepy vampire dudes stockholm syndroming the sweet protagonist. At one point a sexy evil lady vampire showed up briefly but I looked up spoilers and that plot does not go anywhere I'd enjoy. Still, it was interesting as research, and now I'll know more context when people talk about it.

Games:

Monument Valley: fantastic, beautiful, understated little phone puzzle game. You are a little girl wandering minimalist fantasy landscapes with Escher-esque topology that uses forced perspective in very creative ways. I found it fairly easy, there are a few minor timing puzzles I didn't always like. It reminded me a lot of Journey.

Descent (Dragon Age Inquisition DLC): really not worth $25, but otherwise moderately entertaining Deep Roads story. Focused very much on two not very interesting DLC-only NPCs with basically no other background characters and nothing for the companions to say or do. Some mildly interesting environments and dwarf related worldbuilding, but the (level adjusted) fights were difficult and dragged on and on, making the fun bits feel stretched out. Sidequests were dull as dishwater.

Cute Demon Crashers: Cute free sex positive dating (well, friends with benefits) sim. A college girl gets to know 3 incubi and a succubus and possibly has sex with one. Strong emphasis on consent and fluffy happiness: you can say no at any time and there are no bad endings. I did the f/f path and it was endearing but a bit too sex focussed for me (which I knew it would be but THE ART WAS TOO CUTE) The demons are all aromantic, it's the fantasy of the perfect calm, knowledgeable, non judgemental older partner with no expectations who wants nothing for themselves but to make you happy. Which is not really my thing (I prefer pining losers haha) but is certainly a contrast to the Diabolik Lovers style love interest.

Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel: Servicable continuation of this series of fairy tale themed hidden object games.

Love Chronicles: Salvation: really quite terrible hidden object game. I didn't mind the previous games in the series but this is set in a demon underworld and is just ugly and unpleasant, and the puzzles aren't much fun.
alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
So I took a break from Dragon Age Inquisition for a while but then the Black Emporium came out and look at how pretty my babies are now. There's no new options, but I am terrible at character creation, especially since it kept crashing on me. This way I can edit, check it out in different lighting, then edit some more.

I still didn't feel like playing, but then tonight I was awake and sore and grumpy and decided I would distract myself by KILLING A DRAGON aw yiss.
Killing dragons is how you get boys to notice you )

Oh and of course I have to finish the Jaws of Hakkon!
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alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
My Wintersend works and some "20 years earlier" comics.

For vaincs:

Sighs and Whispers (Fanfiction.net link)
Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Female Inquisitor/Cassandra Pentaghast
Additional Tags: Getting Together, Happy Ending, Fanfiction, Secret Admirer
Summary: Cassandra does not have a secret admirer, and there is no way it could be the Inquisitor.
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alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
First, my Dragon Age Inquisitor cosplay.

Second, some random recs:
the movie Joint Security Area
Safety Not Guaranteed
What if my Baby Is A Squib Subtle, dark, Harry Potter fanfic that pokes at the squib=disability thing
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lianne Hearn (next year's guest)
Husbands (by Jane Espenson, ditto, omg)

Third, panel notes:

Has Science Fiction Changed Society?
The general consensus was that it reflects existing changes and can inspire/help individuals, but is rarely on the forefront of any change. It's really bad at predicting the future so not much good at preparing for or inspiring it. I might write up the rest of my notes but while I enjoyed the panel none of it seems worth the effort.

John Scalzi Guest of Honour Speech
The meaning of life is unverifiable.

Poison Elves
I went to this by accident but have always been vaguely curious after seeing the comics in shops, and was amused to discover the hero's name is Lusipher. I wonder if there's a Saetan too.

Science in Speculative Fiction
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alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
Sunshine, daisies My completely adorable Bethany/Merrill art gift

And now some recs:
Martyred Really well done Flemeth character art, my next favourite work of the exchange.
Ruffles and Lace Cute Harding/Josephine fic
Writing love all over Sweet Josephine/Cassandra fic (a little shmoopy but that suits the pairing)
alias_sqbr: Dagna from Dragon Age reaching for a book (dagna)
So [personal profile] fred_mouse asked me to write about my headcanons for romances I've played and I was so UTTERLY BAFFLED by the idea that anyone actually enjoys me talking about this kind of thing I stalled for like a month.

So I'm just going to go through relationships my PCs have had and see if I have anything to say about each.
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To make up for not being able to "finish" a story since fanfiction.net is down and I can't crosspost.

DA2:

DA2: Daisies


And the rest is Inquisition! )

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