*joins the legion of Alistair fangirls immediately*
Just some screenshots of my RPG characters from a few games
1. My Dragonborn in Skyrim. High Elf.
2. My custom build Shepard from Mass Effect. Spacer / War Hero.
3. My Warden from Dragon Age: Origins. Human Noble.
Would have included my hunter from Monster Hunter Tri but sadly I only have shitty campics of her and they wouldn’t have looked as awesome next to the pretty sleek screenshots my other characters ;A;
Can someone please get Alistair from Dragon Age and Garrus from Mass Effect in the same room together
because I would absolutely love to see how that conversation would go.
I flirted with Zevran ONCE
I SLEPT with Alistair
WHY IS ALISTAIR MAKING THIS AN ISSUE
sometimes I wonder why I chose to romance Alistair in Dragon Age. Cause I mean I love Zevran too.
Then I play the game and everyone’s teasing Alistair about it and it’s so worth it. Especially when Zevran and Oghren tease him. Oh god. So worth it.
I love you, Grunt-baby, but you share a voice actor with Oghren from Dragon Age, and the last time I played Dragon Age I had to listen to Oghren give Alistair a sex talk.
I just don’t understand
why is active dislike always being reinterpreted as want to jump each other’s bones? Like, everywhere?
it is from a steady diet of movies where no matter how much the woman hates the guy if he’s really really really persistent she will eventually love him even more than somebody she actually likes and has things in common with? which is shoved down our throats constantly in tv and romantic comedies?
it just makes me wonder about people’s ideas about sex and relationships - I mean, I personally don’t want to have sex with people I hate, maybe it’s just me…
No its not just you. We’re a silent, bewildered, perplexed minority but we’re out there.
It’s an old, old trope: I hate you means I love you, pushing each other down on the playground and the pulling of pigtails means secret attraction. Maybe sometimes it’s true, but not as often as the cliche comes up in stories.
Maybe it is true when we’re talking about children who are age 5 through 9, and maybe it is also true for teens and adults when there is a deep, respectful friendship binding them together beneath all of the surface-level snarking and bickering but, from a woman’s point of view, I find this trope old enough that I want to retire it ASAP. I have a hard time believing that Morrigan ever wanted to jump Alistair’s bones. (And, while we’re at it, certain DA2 rivalmances also struck me as really off because they stretched that worn out trope a bit too far and thin. Of course, YMMV…)
Oh boy, I’ve been tossing this around my head for a while now, but I didn’t properly sit down to really analyze my thoughts, so it’s probably not a very good idea to start talking about it, but. I can’t resist.
I ship quite a bit of what would be considered hate pairings. Miranda/Jack, for example. On the other hand, I’m not a fan of (to the point of secretly despising a little bit) many other hate pairings. Morrigan/Alistair falls here.
To me there’s a huge difference between these two kinds of hate ships.
Although I suppose there’s a fairly good chance that there’s no difference, and I just put the ships I ship in one basket, and the ships I don’t in another.
To me there are hate ships where people hate each other because of outside circumstances (and mindsets those circumstances pushed them in) that prevent them from forming a relationship, when, if the circumstances were different, they’d actually have a lot in common and get along swimmingly. If 1) they have quite a bit in common outside the circumstances, and 2) the circumstances that separate them (and the mindsets those circumstances pushed them in) are something that each of the characters should push through anyway for their own, personal development regardless of the shipping, then I’ll be open to shipping it.
On the other hand, there are ships where people just hate each other because they legitimately hate or dislike everything the other person stands for and is at their core. The circumstances might be a part of it, but the people in question either aren’t supposed to grow by overcoming those circumstances, or, even if they overcame the circumstances, they still wouldn’t have much in common or any reason to like the other person.
Morrigan and Alistair are, to me, a perfect example of that. They have nothing in common, their basic character traits are something the other despises (like Alistair’s lack of stellar intelligence and Morrigan’s rudeness), their personal growth isn’t in overcoming the ideologies that separate them… they’re just two people who legitimately dislike next to everything about the other person.
augh about time
look I love Morrigan and Alistair to pieces, I love their constant bickering, but they would make a terrible couple
and maybe I’m biased because I’m an Alistair romancer but everyone teases Alistair about one reason or another and that just makes the game for me, and I could never ship Morrigan with anyone.