The gift fic that keeps on giving.
On Ao3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/576906/chapters/5111387
"When someone gets to 63 I imagined, hoped, I suppose, that maturity would grant an immunity to adolescent notions of suicide but today I read that suicide isn’t exclusively a young man’s game. Robin Williams at 63 still hadn’t come to terms with being Robin Williams."
Amidst the tragedy of losing someone so colorful and eccentric and loved, it’s so important to remember the reason for his death and to acknowledge something that is rarely taken into account by the world at large: that mental illness isn’t glamorous or romantic or a youthful cowardice used as an excuse to escape life. You never know the extent of someone’s struggle. No one is immune, no matter how acclaimed they may be. If there is anything to be gained from such a loss, I hope it’s a greater understanding of what it means to be mentally ill and the immensely lonely weight it can have on even the most celebrated life. RIP Robin Williams.
Arya & The Hound
Fandom in an uproar it seems. Just keep in mind that George RR Martin sanctioned and helped write all of this. It’s what sells on TV. They don’t care one whit about books vs show. And will likely destroy us for however many seasons this runs.
See, I ignored Tumblr for a long time now, due to RL being difficult and not wanting any more negativity in said RL. And then I came back today to see what’s what in regards to DAI and E3. And while the bulk of it was exciting, everyone sharing in the foreplay, it always ends the same. More negativity.
You can’t make everyone happy. I get that. But seeing post after post full of complaints for a game that’s not even out yet, for the few minutes of gameplay and info the fandom has been allotted, that negativity makes me a bit crazy. If you really can’t stand whatever issue it is you see coming down the pike, just don’t play it. Don’t watch the previews and tell us how much it will suck. Some of us just want a good RPG to while away the hours,to escape and kill some things while shagging with abandon. I don’t think that’s too much to ask really.
Post-explosive end game. Finola Hawke lost most of her family to death and her sister to the Grey Wardens. Her friends were all she had left, and the citizens of Kirkwall wanted her as their Viscountess. She, however, wanted something that had eluded her grasp for years. The love of an exiled prince. But not everything was meant to be.
Where we left off: Finola collapsed while touring the Circle with the mysterious new First Enchanter from Nevarra, Reynard Dering. Finola survived a stroke, as did her baby, after being healed by Dering. But at what price?
love is such a funny word.
it is so small, and so simple. and yet, when zevran tries to push it from his thoughts to his tongue, when he tries to form the easy syllable, his voice gives way and he can only smile, or offer a kiss to pour his words into instead.
eventually, he settles on i am yours, and when the warden is asleep at night he whispers love into their hair and hopes they remember when they awake.
CONFESSION: I wish Seneschal Bran was a romance option.
What lies upon the horizon for Adria Cousland after her family is murdered is unknown, but Duncan is determined to see her through the good times and the bad. A CMDA Secret Santa story for imaginariet. f!Cousland/Duncan.