Blood of the Pen

Amateur novelist. Professional dreamer.

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You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle in your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this on to 10 people.

  1. Prayer - The Scarlet Pimpernel soundtrack
  2. Timshel - Mumford and Sons
  3. The Son Never Shines (on Closed Doors) - Flogging Molly
  4. As Long as You’re Mine - Wicked soundtrack
  5. Pressing Flowers - The Civil Wars
  6. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
  7. Brand New Day - Dr. Horrible… soundtrack
  8. June Hymn - The Decemberists
  9. Come Sail Away - Styx
  10. Killer Queen - Queen

Everybody! If you feel the need—DOOOO IIIIIT

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Here’s a meme:

A. Take your OTP
B. Insert shuffle mode on you mp3-player, phone, device you keep all your music on.
C. Answer the question (and try NOT to cheat)
D. Tag 5 of your friends (or more if you want)
E. Always post the rules


1. What song is played during the first time they see each other?

2.They go out on their first date. Take the refrain of the song, it describes the atmosphere of the date.

3.  What song is played during their first kiss?

4. It’s their first time… everything is so… sweet? Romatic? Hardcore? Let’s see what song is playing.

5. They’re getting married! What will they dance to?

6. Oh no… Half of your OTP is dead. I know you’re busy trying to find the pieces of your heart spread across the room, but could you tell me which song is to be played at the funeral?

7. Okay, back to happy stuff: the first verse of the song defines person A. of your OTP.

8. The last line of the song defines person B. of your OTP.

 9. Oh, they’re having a baby! Wonderful! The gender of the singer of the next song defines the gender of the baby. The first thing linkable to a name in the lyrics is the name. If it doesn’t match/there’s none, the name is the tenth word of the lyrics.

10. Your OTP is canon! Rejoice! What are you singing to, in the streets, crying tears of joy?

(via valoscope)

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apostatemosquito asked: All the questions!

jdosageo;f OK (I answered three for makerhavemercy  but I’ll re-answer them here so it’s all in one place)

Answering for Leona Trevelyan:

1. Where was your Inquisitor born?

Leona was born in Ferelden to her Antivan mother and Free-Marcher father (the youngest son of the noble Trevelyan house of Ostwick), in a little village with the help of a midwife.

2. What was their childhood like? And do they remember it honestly?

Leona travelled through much of Thedas with her parents, who made their money studying the history of remote areas, exploring ruins together, and selling the relics to the Chantry, Circle, and returning relics to local Dalish tribes. They forged a good relationship with one such tribe in the Free Marches, and when Leona showed talent for magic, the Keeper agreed to help teach her how to use and hide her power.

Leona remembers the lessons well, and often romanticizes her time running around old ruins and dodging Templars in cities—to her, it seemed easy, but her parents would say that things were nerve-wracking and difficult.

3. Their earliest memory?

Leona can remember learning letters from her father in the safety of the Amaranthine Chantry while her mother explored the countryside, looking for a good dig-site.

4. Their saddest memory?

Her best friend and lover giving herself up to Templars in order to let Leona escape, though she was not a mage.

5. Their happiest memory?

Running around a Dalish camp with the elven children while her parents and the other adults told stories around the fire, shadows flickering under the canopy, light playing across smiling faces.

6. What were their motives for their DA:I backgrounds? (i.e what drove your Qunari to join the Valo-Kas mercenary company? Why did House Cadash choose your dwarf to act as spy?)

Leona, after the tragic events in Antiva, moves again to the Free Marches—and Ostwick—with her parents. Not long after, it is there they hear first about Kirkwall, and then the conclave, and Leona insists that she must attend as a voice for mages. Already hunted by the Antivan Templars (though she’s sure she has outrun them) she uses her parents’ safety as an excuse to leave for Orlais.

7. Any significant events in their past that shaped them into their current self?

Leona has loved books and lore since she learned to read, no doubt for seeing the remains of history at all of the sites she visited with her parents. She has seen courts as well, due to her father’s standing in Ostwick (though he would never inherit the title or lands his brothers now call their own), and found herself enthralled by the tales, and presence of, fools and jesters in the courts, though their popularity is steadily declining. This only adds to the mystery of their motley and song and wisdom, and Leona adopts many of their philosophies for better or worse, clinging to them almost desperately after becoming involved in the Inquisition.

8. Has their past affected how they lead the Inquisition?

Because of Leona’s relationship with the Dalish, she knows some of the Elvhen language and is very sensitive to their plight. In Antiva, she smuggled mages out of the Circle and has seen how far Templars will go, making the plight of mages perhaps the foremost in her mind.

9. Has their past affected their long-term goals as the Inquisitor?

Whoops—sort of answered that with the previous question. Let me answer the previous question properly.

Because of Leona’s experience smuggling mages bound for Tranquility out of the Antivan Circle, she is often more inclined to put resources into stealth and secretive operations. Personally, however, from traveling around often perilous countryside, Leona is no stranger to battle and does not fear facing things directly. Often, however, she requires aid on both these fronts to translate her experience and knowledge to larger-scale operations.

10. What is their biggest regret?

Leona tells herself that regret is a waste of time—only the truly foolhardy would allow it; the past is meant to be learned from and retold, not dwelt upon. But she can’t help outright avoiding thinking about what happened in Antiva in order to fulfill this lofty standard.

11. Do they have a personal philosophy or quote they live by?

"He that has and a little tiny wit-
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain-
Must make content with his fortunes fit,
For the rain it raineth every day.”

—The Fool, King Lear, William Shakespeare (Act III, Scene 2, Line 1753)

12. Do they have any prejudices against any of the major factions in DA:I?

Leona finds that she has little patience or sympathy for the forces of the Chantry. On an individual basis, she gets to know and love people easily, but when confronted with a faceless force, she cannot help but believe that those who enforced such indignity and injustice upon so many deserve little chance for rescue.

13. Does your Inquisitor believe in fate or destiny?

Fate and Destiny, Leona believes, rely very much on what people choose to do. There are events and actions that can and will happen, but you can choose to accept or reject them, and there is no such thing as coincidence.

14. Have their personal beliefs or faith been changed by becoming Inquisitor?

I’ll have a better picture of this when we see the events of the game, but through companions like Cullen and Cassandra, she sees the individual aspects of factions she feels little affection for, and is more inclined to consider giving aid. But her heart still lies with the mages and elves.

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