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Sep 1
needlesslycryptic:

Anover environment painting, this one was inspired by the Bone Pit ( a very dark subject i know ) located outside Kirkwall.

needlesslycryptic:

Anover environment painting, this one was inspired by the Bone Pit ( a very dark subject i know ) located outside Kirkwall.

Sep 1
nicolasechs:

thefuuuucomics:


Add OneTab to your Chrome and “save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter in Google Chrome.” No signup or registration required (from my experience, I’m telling)! How it works?
Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. […] When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.

There is a God and he listens to my internet problems.

Ooooh.

nicolasechs:

thefuuuucomics:

Add OneTab to your Chrome and “save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter in Google Chrome.” No signup or registration required (from my experience, I’m telling)! How it works?

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. […] When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.

There is a God and he listens to my internet problems.

Ooooh.

Sep 1

galagraphia:

moriesartworks:

jumping skills have finally reached thedas

+ bonus, warden and hawke aka jealous judging bitches club

Another bonus: you can land on Cullen.

Sep 1

Tavern Music
Inon Zur

dgaider:

fruitoverdose:

Aveline by olivegbg

This is gorgeous.

dgaider:

fruitoverdose:

Aveline by olivegbg

This is gorgeous.

(Source: maekake)

Understanding the Angry Gamer

askagamedev:

One thing I’ve noticed is that, within the gaming community, there are always the really angry gamers. Extremely vocal gamers who are vehemently angry with a developer about things. It is usually because of some design decision or implementation about the game that just rubbed some of the players the wrong way. And boy, do gamers love to hold grudges.

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If you work on games, you too will probably see them at some point. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with them directly - that’s what community management is for. But it always helps to understand your player base, because it helps to translate the things they say into actual useful feedback.

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imadra-blue:

vieralynn:

imadra-blue:

/plants Fenders flag and joins you

yes!  one day i will understand why this ship seems to get the most hate.  of all the dysfunctional rivalmance ships, this one?  i don’t even pretend to understand this fandom.

Oh, Captain of one of my ships, I have a few thoughts on this one.  >_>

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I get to be Captain?  Yeah!  I basically pretty much 1000% agree with you on all these observations.  I tend to shut down and keep to my tiny corner of fandom and can be kinda irrationally angry about random issues on occasion, so I don’t even get the full blast of it.  You bring up many excellent points.

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Dragon Age fandom is the first time I’ve participated in a fandom where the devs are extremely communicative with fans, often to the fandom’s detriment. :(

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The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.

- (via cunicular)

(Source: lasluchasdelcorazon)

jelenedrake replied to your post: “Extreme thirst after traveling the desert … cannot decide”:
I can’t decide between a human or elven mage for Cullen. I DID decide that Dorian was going to be an elvish rogue. They can be snarky revolutionaries together. My third is going to be a qunari… no clue on the LI for that one.

Why must there be so many inquisitors who are automatically interesting when in a relationship with Cullen? WHY?  -__-

The snarky revolutionaries sound perfect. 

For me, I can’t decide who I will want to RP with the new characters until I get to know them. Usually I’m not invested in an LI before the game comes out. Obviously, Cullen is the one big exception.

imadra-blue:

/plants Fenders flag and joins you

yes!  one day i will understand why this ship seems to get the most hate.  of all the dysfunctional rivalmance ships, this one?  i don’t even pretend to understand this fandom.

Oh, Captain of one of my ships, I have a few thoughts on this one.  >_>

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For those who value survival, sentimentality is not an optio

For those who value survival, sentimentality is not an optio

(Source: theladylavellan)

foxghost:

Y’all need to check out this page: http://www.templates.com/blog/poetic-digital-art-asian-fleur/ No ethereal beauty…

all elves in DA are asian. /o/

/all of them/ especially the blond ones

(btw, there is an idea that elves in modern fantasy represents the racial “other” so technically, ALL elves are supposed to be PoC, which makes white elf characters especially problematic. still, pale does not necessarily equal white.)

The abstract for that paper looks very interesting. (Relevant to my media theory interests).

the-art-finch:

Somewhere in the distance Sera is making dramatic retching noises.

Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.

Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.

Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.

Q: Does my thesis adviser pick the snake?
A: No. Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.

Q: What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong?
A: Snake-picking is not an exact science. The size of the snake is the main factor. The snake may be very strong, or it may be very weak. It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. It may constrict its victims and then swallow them whole, or it may use venom to blind and/or paralyze its prey. You shouldn’t read too much into these other characteristics. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography.

Q: When and where do I fight the snake? Does the school have some kind of pit or arena for snake fights?
A: You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. If the snake attacks prematurely it’s obviously better to defeat it and get back to the rest of your defense as quickly as possible.

Q: Would someone who wrote a bad thesis and defeated a large snake get the same grade as someone who wrote a good thesis and defeated a small snake?
A: Yes.

Q: So then couldn’t you just fight a snake in lieu of actually writing a thesis?
A: Technically, yes. But in that case the snake would be very big. Very big, indeed.

Q: Could the snake kill me?
A: That almost never happens. But if you’re worried, just make sure that you write a good thesis.

Q: Why do I have to do this?
A: Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. It may seem somewhat antiquated and silly, like the robes we wear at graduation, but fighting a snake is an important part of the history and culture of every reputable university. Almost everyone with an advanced degree has gone through this process. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin (to name but a few) have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat.

Q: This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
A: I assure you, the snakes are very real.

- "The Snake Fight Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns (via inevitablerecursion)