Gazzu

gaypee:

forgive and forget?? haha no resent and remember

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goldmalemodels:

rarespecimen:

Patrick O’Donnell

GMM  ♦

goldmalemodels:

rarespecimen:

Patrick O’Donnell

GMM  ♦

darktemplar84:

alldragonageconfessions:

People who rage about people shipping Celene and Briala then turn around and ship their elf with Loghain confuse the hell out of me. It’s not okay to ship an elf with a racist white lady, but it’s totally okay to ship an elf with a racist white man??

First of all, these two are no worse than the rest of humans in Thedas when it comes to attitude towards elves, so I’m not sure why you needed to single them out. Second, if you base your belief that Celene is racist on an obvious social inequality between her and Briala, welcome to the fantasy world based on medieval Europe when nobility firmly believed they were better than the rest of populace and acted in accordance with that belief. That’s not racist, because Briala would be treated the same way if she were a human commoner.If you think that Celene is racist because she mocks Briala’s darker skin and hair, again that’s not based on race (Briala being an elf). She would still be mocked if she were human with a darker complexion. During medieval period the ideal of beauty was milky white, fair noble lady, solely because suntan was closely associated with doing manual labour/being low born. That’s not racism. (And yes, I’m well aware that medieval Europe was a fertile ground for different types of discrimination, but people were shunned because of their religion, class or gender, not because of their race.)  Briala isn’t ashamed of her race, she is ashamed because she looks as if she works in the fields; a high-ranking servant and a confidant to the Empress shouldn’t be as tanned as a farmer’s wife, at least not in Orlais where the appearance is everything.  You want to call Celene names? She could be elitist or classist (although I wouldn’t use contemporary, real life labels to describe a medieval fantasy character).
If you call Loghain racist solely because he sold Denerim elves to the Tevinter mages (and I won’t get into discussion whether it was really Loghain who did it, or Howe just used Loghain’s seal on the documents), yes that was a terrible thing, but it’s not a proof he’s racist. Why? Because of the reasoning behind it. Thedas is based on medieval Europe and feudal system- system in which a lord who owned a land also basically “owned” the people working on that land. A lord or a lady could do whatever they wanted with their serfs and usually get away with it, because that’s how the system worked. Loghain didn’t sell elves because they were elves; to him, they were serfs, living on his land and he could do with them whatever he wanted. Would he sell a bunch of human commoners into slavery to fund his war against the rebelious banns? Probably.

darktemplar84:

alldragonageconfessions:

People who rage about people shipping Celene and Briala then turn around and ship their elf with Loghain confuse the hell out of me. It’s not okay to ship an elf with a racist white lady, but it’s totally okay to ship an elf with a racist white man??

First of all, these two are no worse than the rest of humans in Thedas when it comes to attitude towards elves, so I’m not sure why you needed to single them out.
Second, if you base your belief that Celene is racist on an obvious social inequality between her and Briala, welcome to the fantasy world based on medieval Europe when nobility firmly believed they were better than the rest of populace and acted in accordance with that belief. That’s not racist, because Briala would be treated the same way if she were a human commoner.
If you think that Celene is racist because she mocks Briala’s darker skin and hair, again that’s not based on race (Briala being an elf). She would still be mocked if she were human with a darker complexion. During medieval period the ideal of beauty was milky white, fair noble lady, solely because suntan was closely associated with doing manual labour/being low born. That’s not racism. (And yes, I’m well aware that medieval Europe was a fertile ground for different types of discrimination, but people were shunned because of their religion, class or gender, not because of their race.) 
Briala isn’t ashamed of her race, she is ashamed because she looks as if she works in the fields; a high-ranking servant and a confidant to the Empress shouldn’t be as tanned as a farmer’s wife, at least not in Orlais where the appearance is everything.  You want to call Celene names? She could be elitist or classist (although I wouldn’t use contemporary, real life labels to describe a medieval fantasy character).

If you call Loghain racist solely because he sold Denerim elves to the Tevinter mages (and I won’t get into discussion whether it was really Loghain who did it, or Howe just used Loghain’s seal on the documents), yes that was a terrible thing, but it’s not a proof he’s racist. Why? Because of the reasoning behind it. Thedas is based on medieval Europe and feudal system- system in which a lord who owned a land also basically “owned” the people working on that land. A lord or a lady could do whatever they wanted with their serfs and usually get away with it, because that’s how the system worked. Loghain didn’t sell elves because they were elves; to him, they were serfs, living on his land and he could do with them whatever he wanted. Would he sell a bunch of human commoners into slavery to fund his war against the rebelious banns? Probably.

cullensflamingsword:

Celene is the queen of Orlais.

Orlesian Queen

Rlesian Queen

Lesian Queen

Lesbian Queen

Lesbian Queen

fuckyeahcullen:

bioware-fanatic:

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Just a quick look at some of the new concept art stuff released today

  • The Advisors - damn
  • Iron bull has/had hair & gold teeth
  • wtf why is Gamlen with the Inquisition go away
  • OH GOD PLEASE BE CELENE

If that’s Celene, she was in the last trailer they released (the mage that knocks Varric back with the fire spell).

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That’s her :D

While I do think that is the character in the concept art, I’m not entirely sure it’s Celene. According to the DAwikia, during a conversation with Leliana, it’s made apparent that Celene was trained as a bard, where as this character in the trailer is very much a mage.

fuckyeahbioware:

Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary.
Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers , Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress But has he fought in vain? As the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene’s diplomatic approach to the mage problem or the elven uprisings will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier’s Code, to make Orlais strong again.
Briala has been Celene’s handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene’s confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of Briala’s people and the Orlesian throne, Briala must in turn decide where her true loyalties lie.
Alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the alienages may decide the fate of the masked empire.

fuckyeahbioware:

Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary.

Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers , Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress But has he fought in vain? As the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene’s diplomatic approach to the mage problem or the elven uprisings will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier’s Code, to make Orlais strong again.

Briala has been Celene’s handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene’s confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of Briala’s people and the Orlesian throne, Briala must in turn decide where her true loyalties lie.

Alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the alienages may decide the fate of the masked empire.

(Source: goodreads.com)

goldmalemodels:

wikoni:

Iasonas Laios for Citizen K Homme Sport | Photo: Steeve Beckouet

GMM  ♦

goldmalemodels:

wikoni:

Iasonas Laios for Citizen K Homme Sport | Photo: Steeve Beckouet

GMM  ♦

animalcrossover:

Wow, here’s an old one!
The twins aren’t amused by my wit either.

animalcrossover:

Wow, here’s an old one!

The twins aren’t amused by my wit either.

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