DORIAN AND CULLEN PLAYING CHESS OMFG i can’t
i’m not going to reblog the screenshots but i just… i’m like 12x more excited to play inquisition now
I… Apparently had a dream that one of my fav German bands were like neo nazis or something.
And the “fact” that you can’t read in dreams is not applicable to me. I read stuff all the time. It doesn’t necessarily make any sense though….
I’d love to hear Cassandra’s reasoning as to why she chose Cullen as war advisor. And it better not be “he was the best man for the job” because he sucked as a knight-captain.
Sucked as Knight-Captain how????
I thought he was a really good knight captain, especially considering his past and the fact that Meredith was in charge…
If by sucked as Knight-Captain you meant did his job, and even further stood up against Meredith to keep her from slaughtering innocents then yeah he did a shit job omg.
And also he was sensible and realised that Meredith had gone to far and he stood down to Hawke because he saw it was the right thing to do, he saved lives because of it to. That’s what’s puts him apart from Meredith. He was able to put his past experiences behind him, and tried to make sure they didn’t effect his actions. He was a, good bloody knight captain
Did Cullen make all the right decisions as Knight-Captain? No. Does that mean he isn’t qualified to lead people and was a shitty Knight-Captain? Hell NO!
Let me tell you a thing!
Everyone in these games makes shitty decisions. Sten butchered an innocent family, we still love him. Anders blows up a fucking building with devastating consequences for an entire city district but we still love him. Alistair is fucking clueless (bless his heart) half the game, people still make him KING. Over a nation. An entire nation of people. The guy is 21?! But yet the thought of Cullen leading an army seems unreasonable? How are Cullen’s shitty decisions any different from their shitty decisions, how are his flaws any different from their flaws?
Cullen has a long, long, LONG way behind him at the start of Inquisition, to be in the position of leading people. He has not gotten there over night and I am pretty sure he will not take it for granted. He made dumb decisions. He failed on many occassions. He suffered the consequences. He turned the blind eye again and again and every time, it came back to bite him in the arse. He has learned from his mistakes and in the end, when it really mattered, he made the right calls.
He did not ‘suck’ as Knight-Captain. He did his fucking JOB! Meredith was his superior officer and I don’t know how OP thinks the military works, but I am pretty sure if you don’t do what your superior says, you get into pretty deep shit. We see him struggle with the thought of Meredith losing her shit early on (that is, if you bother to talk to him, which I would not at all be surprised if OP did not. But FYI in Act 2, when you talk to him, he says he has noticed Meridith’s behaviour change over the past three years and ya know what his expression says when he tells you that? It says ‘I am hella concerned and a bit worried because things don’t go as well as I would like but I want to trust that my superior knows what she’s doing because she’s the lady in charge’). But she is his boss and he HAS to believe that she knows what she’s doing. Simple as that.
We know from his Inquisition profile that he has apparently been highly involved in rebuilding Kirkwall. We know that, that is FACT, there is no maybe or if or headcanon about that (looky-looky). Where the hell OP is getting from saying that he is unqualified, I cannot fathom. Years have passed since Kirkwall, it is very, very likely he learned from his mistakes, some bitter lessons no doubt, and has spent the last years doing everything he could to make things right. I don’t know about you, but that does not sound like too bad a person to lead an army? Plus, for all we know, given that he goes by ‘Commander Cullen’ now, it is quite possible he replaced Meredith as Knight-Commander after DA2, which means he has led people, through a time of great struggles with the Red Templars I’d imagine. All of this boils down to two things: Cullen is a man of integrity (loyal to his commanding officer, cares for his people, wants to do his job and wants to do it RIGHT) and someone who may not have been born a leader, but he grew into that role - and that is even BETTER. Cassandra’s reasons for recruiting him are LITERALLY given on his profile, there is nothing to ‘wonder’ about OP. Just READ!
None of this is even beginning to CONSIDER what happened to him at Kinloch Hold.
I don’t know, I am probably forgetting lots of arguments but what I am trying to say is Cullen is an idiot who has made some dumb calls but he grew up and learned from them and became better for it! My impression is OP just simply doesn’t like Cullen (or Templars in general) and therefore does not think he makes a good leader.
A great photo of Cullen and Dorian thanks to Aaryn Flynn on Twitter :D
having social anxiety is bad because you cant have any relationships with anyone without spending all of your time consumed with thoughts like “they all hate me, they all laugh at me, they all think i’m annoying, everyone hates me and they don’t care about me at all” so don’t fucking go around acting like having anxiety in social situations is cool because its not and it fucking sucks
Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan in New York City, October 2014
aww, miles and zachh
who needs a rogue when you can have alistair deactivate every trap by triggering them
i want you all to know i have found someone that i love and want to spend the rest of my life with
remember kids: love yourself
Getting a head start to DA:I by designing my own future inquisitor :x