It was about time.
On a friend’s Facebook page someone mentioned that “Social Justice Warrior” was an accusation that sounds like a character class.
So of course, me being me…
Level 1 Attack: “Privilege Check.” bestows the “bigoted” status on enemies. Enemies with bigoted status cannot heal until consuming a “public apology” potion, or have the “unapologetic” passive ability.
Level 2 spell: “Trigger Warning.” …Gives rest of party insight to an enemy’s offensive maneuvers, giving them a bonus to defense against enemy attacks for the rest of the combat.
Level 3 Attack: “Scathing article.” Gives a bonus to damage when attacking an enemy with “Bigoted” status. High damage, but leaves opponent open for attack.
Level 4 Passive Ability: “Backlash resistance” Grants an armor bonus to enemy attacks immediately following a successful “Scathing Article” attack.
Level 5 attack: “Minor Protest:” One other party member may have a free attack on a single enemy during Social Justice Warrior’s turn.
Level 6 support ability: “Expose Emails:” Social Justice Warrior exposes vitriolic comments to an expressed opinion, granting the rest of the party a rage bonus to hit and damage.
Level 7 passive ability: Can use bows.
Level 8 passive ability: “Detect cultural appropriation” Social Justice Warrior gets a free attack any time an enemy performs an action performed by a party member in a previous round.
Level 9 attack: “Major Protest” Entire party may have a free attack on a single enemy during Social Justice Warrior’s turn.
Level 10 spell:"Summon Media Satire:" This devastating attack summons giant creatures from the Daily Show, Colbert, and Onion dimensions to do massive damage to entire group of enemies and give them penalties to attack for duration of combat.
Saving this for my Wiscon panel for sure.
lay sister leliana
i laugh every time i imagine when celene first presents morrigan to the court though
like all they’ve heard so far was that the empress found a ferelden mage of all things as arcane adviser and probably expected a boring old mage with no fashion sense from country of dog-lords
but then bam out comes a 12/10 slammin’ hot sorceress who not only look better than most of the ladies could ever dream of, but could also match wits with the best of them and come out on top more often than not, and won’t hesitate to rip u a new one if u try to start shit
keeping them on their toes for months on end because celene got somebody to spread rumors that morrigan can read minds and they’re terrified that the empress will know all their dirty secrets by the end of the week
and morrigan just being extremely unimpressed with everything
"All they’ve been doing is sitting there and chatting away.. Teagan, should I be concerned about what they’re talking about..?"
From his spot, Alistair could see the two noble woman leaning in close, whispering between one another before placing delicate hands over their mouths to stifle giggles. Ever since stopping the Waring factions in Amaranthine, Imogen Cousland found any excuse to leave the grounds, to be away from the constant rain and horrible weather.
They rarely came to Denerim, so the minute she read the invitation to spend a week back in the palace, they were packing up and heading out. Anora and Imogen where the very example of true nobles. Beautiful, fare skinned, and yet so powerful. The two were a match made in hell, and it caused a certain fear to form in Alistair’s chest, but at the same time.. it made him smile too.
Both women lost their families, and even if both had been the cause for their own sorrow, it didn’t stop them from being stead-fast friends. While Anora possessed the will, and raw power to maneuver in a court yard of nobles, Imogen had the power and ability to drive hope into any ailing person, instilling sheer will power into anyone they wished.
Even now, the contrast between the two were obvious. Anora was dressed in fine silks, her long blonde hair tied into a neat bun at the back of her head, a few strands falling along her temple. Imogen adorned leggings and a tunic, with chain mail on the shoulders, her long brown hair was tied in a lazy braid, bangs pinned back to reveal her sharp, grey eyes. And yet, they were sharing stories and gossip so easily, a relaxed smile on their faces. Raised as nobles, they were expected to be the house wife of a king, to sit and be pretty. Alistair found himself glad that neither women had allowed teachings like that be implemented into their heads. Ferelden needed a strong ruler, and Anora was truly the rightful ruler for this country, with her wisdom and well-skilled charisma. And in a time of need for a Hero, Imogen didn’t fall on her blade in grief for her lost family. It drove her to become the most powerful warrior she could be, so powerful that it would make her Father smile down, wherever he may be resting now.
Cousland’s and Mac Tir’s where fearsome people, and even with a world full of men urging them ‘you can’t’, they strode forward and shoved their swords into the gullet of denial. Realizing he had been practically ignoring the conversation between Teagan and Eamon, Alistair raised his glass, earning a few stares as he offered a warm smile at his warden lover and Queen.
"May the women of today bring us hope, and drag our asses out of the fire plenty more times..!"
- She knows very little about human society because she was not raised in it. The first human she ever met was Duncan. The second human she ever met was probably Hawke.
- Not knowing things about other cultures does not make you naive; it makes you parochial.
- Merrill is aware of how little she knows and actively tries to understand. That’s why she asks so many questions.
- Asking questions about things you don’t understand does not make you naive.
- She understands Dalish society just fine. Back in Origins she’s not gullible enough to let Fenarel tag along without challenging the Warden (and if the Warden doesn’t have a rank in Coercion, by the way, she will call bullshit on you lying to her). If you want to stick with DA2 Merrill, then just look at her interactions with the clan. Any of them. Look how she talks to Pol, and Fenarel, and Marethari. She understands why they act the way they do towards her. She just chooses not to care.
- She has a different set of beliefs about the Fade because Merrill is not Andrastean.
- Her beliefs about the Fade actually make a hell of a lot more sense than the arbitrary Andrastean divide between spirits and demons, and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the Dalish are right and the Chantry is wrong.
- Incidentally, the Qun also does not appear to make a distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Fade denizens. It’s solely an Andrastean thing.
- Disagreeing with the accepted wisdom when you have good cause to do so does not make you naive.
- Merrill does not trust her demon. I have no idea where people keep getting this one from. Sheoutright dumps on Anders for trusting Justice!Merrill turned to blood magic because there was no other way to achieve her ends. The Chantry controls the lyrium trade and all information on magic; she can’t just wander over to Orzammar or the Circle and get what she needs. Not unless she wants to get herself locked up. She did a risk/reward calculation and decided that the reward outweighed the risk. She may or may not have been right, but pursuing a risky course of action, with full awareness of the risks, because you think the potential gain is worth the potential loss does not make you naive.Merrill: Are you all right?
Anders: I nearly killed an innocent girl. How could I be all right?
Merrill: I’m sorry.
Anders: You’re sorry? For me? This could be you! You could be the next monster threatening helpless girls!
Merrill: Anders… There’s no such thing as a good spirit. There never was.
Merrill: All spirits are dangerous. I understood that. I’m sorry that you didn’t.
- Merrill does not actually get possessed, which suggests that she’s doing something right.
- Merrill. Is. Not. Naive. Dangerously obsessed, quite probably. Wrong about the Eluvian, potentially. A fish out of water in Kirkwall, most definitely. But Merrill is not, and never has been, naive.
Video Game Challenge → [4/?] Friendships
✗ Hawke and Bethany (Dragon Age)"With Carver… I never got the chance to say goodbye. I don’t want that to happen this time. Sister, if we… if we don’t make it … just know that I love you."
you know what I do when I don’t like a character?
- I don’t talk about them.
- I don’t go into their tag.
- If I see an edit of them, I ignore it.
- I may even blacklist their name if the dislike is strong enough.
you know what I don’t do when I don’t like a character?
- go in their tag
- reblog edits of them just to complain
- make posts about them
- in general, I don’t waste my time and breath on them
it’s….it’s a remarkably simple concept
it makes life a whole lot nicer