some thoughts about my depression.
my mum asked yesterday so i did this for her.
it may not apply to all people with depression, because different person can have different symptoms.
Started from the bottom
Now we’re here
jackdaw appreciation post
I love how potato in French is pomme de terre, which pretty much means “earth apple.”
like what stupid frenchman saw this:
and said “zis petite légume looks like a, how you say, APPLE! hmmm… but it grows in ze earth… HON HON HON! MAIS OUI! C’EST UNE POMME DE TERRE!”
j’adore comment ananas se dit pineapple en anglais, ce qui veut littéralement dire “pomme de pin”, genre quel type anglais a vu ça:
et s’est dit : “ow cette étrange big fruit ressemble à une, how do you say, POMME! hmmm… mais plutôt une pomme qui pousse dans les pins… HU HU HU! OH YES, IT’S A PINEAPPLE!”
(z’avez vu, on peut le faire aussi… hon hon hon!)
so I had this
stupidsilly headcanon about krogan babies. A momma or daddy can pick up their baby by the little space in their humps. Made me think of how cats pick up their babies. I dunno IT SOUNDED CUTE IN MY HEAD
also random family moment there I needed to draw :>
Game of Thrones + Necklaces
One of the things I love so much about Donnic’s role in DA2 is that throughout the game, he plays the parts traditionally occupied by a woman.
Here in Act 1, he is the vulnerable damsel in distress: he’s in over his head, overpowered by forces he doesn’t understand, and he’s saved at the nick of time by our fearless hero, completely wowed — dumbstruck even — by her strength and skill and prowess. He thinks she’s beautiful, not because she’s in a pretty dress or laughing coquettishly but because she just saved his ass from a fuckton of gangsters. (As a side note, the OP must have turned off persistent gore, because at this point, my Aveline is usually covered head to toe in blood — which only supports what I’m saying.)
In Act 2, Donnic is the prize to be won, the trophy to be fought for. Winning his love is the cause for which Aveline bends over backwards and makes a complete ass out of herself. We’re not given a reason as to why Aveline would go to so much trouble on Donnic’s behalf, but this is only curious because Aveline is a woman; for there are plenty of male heroes in literature, from Shakespeare to Bronte, for whom we’re given no reason, apart from the fact that the hero once looked at his prize and decided, I must woo her. .
In Act 3, Donnic is the supportive spouse. He lends her a hand in her endeavors but does not eclipse her; he is content to stand in the ranks with all the other guardsmen and bask proudly upon the leader that his wife has become. His sphere is the domestic: His interactions with the other characters—Fenris and Isabela—are primarily social, and even when he visits the Rose he does so in order to provide Aveline with a happier home.
I find the way that Aveline and Donnic’s relationship subverts gender stereotypes incredibly empowering for both sexes — not just for women who might find themselves the literal or metaphorical breadwinners of their relationships, but for the men who fall in love with them. In Donnic’s example, you have a man who highly values his ability to support and enable his competent spouse; who is made vulnerable and readily accepts help from others without making a stink over it; who allows himself to be the object of another’s affections (rather than demanding it happen, like so many romantic heroes); who is strong, yes, but who doesn’t have to make more money or have more status or hold more power than his wife, or “be the man”, as it were (god do i hate that term).
I mean, lots of fantasy stories have kickass women, but few represent any men who appreciate them for that. Men like Donnic, who don’t want to dominate or surpass their woman’s kick-assery but instead support and enable it, are so rare in fiction, and it’s just another reason why I think Dragon Age is the best series on earth because: feminism.
This is why I’m not too upset about Aves not being a love interest; Donnic/Aveline is just so cute and their relationship inverts so many tropes. It’s incredibly refreshing.
Precisely why I’ll likewise never be upset that Aveline isn’t a real LI. (Even if the friend-kiss with Hawke is fucking adorable.) Aveline’s status of strength isn’t challenged or subverted by her relationship with Donnic. And this type of relationship is sadly underrepresented in media, where even if the woman is given an element of power, it’s somehow corrupted, flawed, or semi villainous, which is not at all the case here.
And can I just add that I was ecstatic to see a woman in a marriage in media for once not immediately be turned into this nurturing maternal figure whose sudden sole motivation is having and rearing children? (Not that I’m at all saying wanting them is bad, but it’s seriously underrepresented in the case of women not wanting them.)
Yesssss. I love their marriage in Act 3, it’s portrayed as so normal and natural, which is rare in any media. A romantic relationship that doesn’t involve the protag, with the woman still a powerful force in the game? AWESOME.
Agreed with all of the above. Another thing I love about Aveline and Donnic’s marriage is that it’s her second marriage, but she never disavows her feelings for Wesley. She loved him, she lost him, and she moved on to another happy relationship. So refreshing, as compared to the “first love is always true love” trope that’s so common in most media.
These babies are the best babies.
An OTP that makes me smile.
The Distinguishing Factor between the Warden and Hawke
Just another post that got into my head >_>;; Full view/zoom looks better
Featuring my bby Dominic Amell and Garrett Hawke C:
I drew this mostly to draw Hawke.
Watanabe called, he says this is the actual ending but he got lazy yes
This is how i deal with tragedies, by ignoring reality and making my own because i’m a wet paper towel hahah
you may be thinking, wow this is a really cheesy disney ending, and you are absolutely right, i’m a cheesy person hello （＿´ω｀）I’m not good at the manga thing i’m sorry this looks awful but i just wanted to get this out quickly before i’m too busy to do it, i hope it helps mend some broken hearts like mine out there (´；ω；`)
Julie D’Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and shag a nun.
bisexual opera singer who killed ten men and snuck into a convent to shag a nun.
Just so y’all know, she later set that convent on fire so she and that nun could sneak out. And she seduced one of the men she’d dueled.
Also, dueling was a serious crime during her life, but the king of France essentially overturned her conviction on the grounds that the relevant law specifically referred to men.how has there never been a million stories about this badass