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Andraste's Grace and Dust Town's Daughter CH. 3CH. 3 Two Merchants and A Coin’s Mission.
Edin was half asleep by the time they travelers made it to camp. The two men had done an amazing job of hiding the campsite, so well that the three women and Vidar could barely find it themselves. The duster had never been so happy to see a fire with a log for a seat. The girl stumbled over and plopped down on the log with a content sigh. Spotting her lute, Leliana went about laying out her small amount of belongings before starting on a simple soup for dinner.
The group was fairly close together, everyone crowding the fire, but there was one member of the caravan that wasn’t anywhere near. Edin noticed the absence of the group’s mage and set off to find where the woman had disappeared to.
Morrigan was busy making herself at home in the far corner of the campsite. She had built a small teepee-like hut by the cliffside. The mage even went as far as to stoke her own fire so she wouldn’t have to share with the rest of the g
Andraste's Grace and Dust Town's Daughter CH. 2CH.2 Maker’s Mercy
Edin sat down next to a huge building with pink glass. There was a dark-skinned man rambling about something in common tongue. The young dwarf sighed lightly and scratched the head of her mabari hound, Vidar who had found them on the imperial highway. Vidar laid down by his mistress’s feet and curled up, licking his chops after his meal of bandits he’d just enjoyed.
The dwarf glanced up from brushing through her own sand-coloured locks when Alistair plopped down beside her, setting his sword; which she understood came from Duncan when he joined the warden, down next to him. The giant, as Edin found herself thinking of him of, sighed, clearly still troubled by Ostagar. “Aldrei gefast upp.” the dwarf whispered.
Alistair jumped slightly at her mezzo-soprano voice. “What?” She stared up at the man, her piercing blue eyes piercing him like daggers. “Aldrei gefast upp.... it means ‘never give up’ in dwarven.
Andraste's Grace and Dust Town's Daughter CH. 1CH. 1: The Duster, The Templar and The Newly Found Ally
Edin awoke from her sleep to the comfort of a human-made bed. The young dwarf fought the urge to submit to the calling of rest, slowly sitting up.
“I see you have awaken. Mother will be pleased.” Edin slowly unshielded her eyes to see the chasind woman she, Alistair and the other recruits had met just a few days before.
“Where am I?” the dwarven girl asked, surprised by the roughness in her usually light, slightly childish voice.
The woman before her explained where she was and the tragic events at Ostagar. Upon hearing the new, Edin fought back the urge to cry. Ostagar had been the first time she had been treated as an equal, even a superior. She shook her head to clear her thoughts. I’m a duster, she thought to herself, and dusters don’t cry, we’re too tough for that.
“Your friend is waiting outside, he was veered between denial and grief since mother told him.”
73. I can't When I was fifteen, I told my mother that I wanted to go on my own adventure. My parents had fought the blight, my twin was heir to the throne and I wanted,deserved, my own legacy. As I approached her, I knew what I expected; to be told ‘no’ and sent back to my room. However, that’s not what I received. In fact, my mother’s response was something that took me years to finally solve.
“I will allow you to go, as long as you can both truthfully and correctly answer this question” I nodded, “Promise me that you will be safe.”
Without a second thought I responded “Of course, Mother.”
Mother shook her head with a smile. “Go back up stairs, Eleanor. You’re not ready for an adventure yet.”
Furious with my mother, I returned to my room and thought about the question. By the end of the evening, I decided that I wasn't strong enough yet. Eventually another year passed and once again I as
8. Innocence8. Innocence
Casually, I walked back to the courtyard, panting slightly after training. The warden recruits were coming along nicely, and soon they would partake in the Russian Roulette of the joining. However, that wasn’t important right then. I squinted my eyes, trying to find who I was looking for. I felt a smile spread across my face when I saw them.
Just across the way, Eleanor and Cailan were playing with Aoibheann and their cousin. I stopped to watch them play, but it wasn’t long till they caught sight of and started racing towards me. My grin widened as I fell down on my knees to greet the children sprinting towards me. ‘Mama! Mama!” I fell backwards as my five year olds lept into my arms, knocking me backwards.
“Hello, you two.” The twins grinned up at me and I ruffled their black hair affectionately.
“Auntie Emiline, weren’t you with the knights today?” I looked past the children on top of me to see Aoibh
LGBT Quiz I made c:
LGBT Quiz about Yourself
**if the questions are too personal, feel free to skip them. **
1. How long have you known you are part of the LGBT community?
I've known for about six months now! ^.^
2. Was it a struggle (emotionally) for you at the beginning?
3. How did you start to discover your sexuality? (Example, thoughts, feelings ex)
I had started noticing the sheer amount of girl crushes I had as a little girl, and my lack of interest in men now.
4. What part of the LGBT community do you belong to? (Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ex)
I'm a lesbian!
5. How long have you been out of the closet, or if your not, do you plan to be at some point?
I came out as bi in March, then came up as lesbian a month or two ago.
6. Does your parents/parent know, or will they ever know?
yup! they all know.
7. Did they take it well, or do you predict that they will take it well?
My mom pretty much said she knew I was from the start, my dad and stepmom could
Dear Mr. President: I need everyone's helpHey guys, I'm starting up a compilation product of questions that people have for President Obama and Governor Romney. I'm going to take as many questions from as many people from as many situations as possible and compile them into a letter/PowerPoint that will be sent to both Obama and Romney. I know people are tired of their questions being ignored, and having sent my first letter to the president when I was eight, I know how you all feel. Well, this time, I at least want to be heard. It doesn't matter what you want to tell them, no matter how up in the air it is, or embarrassing. We deserve to be heard and I for one am doing everything in my power to do so.
So if anyone out there has a question, quote, picture or video to send to these to men, please either comment here or message me what they are. No one's questions will be excluded, even if they are said by someone else, so fire away! I am the last person to judge anyone who has a question being gay, poor and among other things t
The AccidentThe door bell rang, and elsie's heart sank. There at her door was not her parents, who were hours late, but to solemn looking police officers.
"Elsie Stanford?" the older of the two men asked.
"Y-Yes, that's me. Is something the matter, officers?"
The older of the two men spoke again. "May we come in, you should sit down."
Elsie's head was spinning at those words. She'd heard those words all the time on the television, but that couldn't happen to her...could it. The fifteen year old nodded and led the two officers to the living room, sitting down in her usual comfy chair.
"Now, Ms. Stanford, we regret to inform you that your parents have been in a severe car accident. Your father died on impact and your mother is in the hospital, she won't make it through the night. We have been asked to bring you and your brother to the hospital."
"Y-You can't be serious, this h-has to be a joke right?" The officer shook his head. "I'm sorry." With that he nodded to his partner w
Daring Don't - ReviewThis review will contain spoilers for those who have not seen the latest episode of MLP.
The story of this episode is that Rainbow Dash and her friends help their favourite author, A.K. Yearling, to finish her latest book.
Let me start this review by saying that I couldn't help but feel a slight disappointment with it. Not the episode itself, let me be perfectly clear about that. No, what I was disappointed with was that this episode did not seem to further the story arc concerning the mysterious box introduced in the season opener. With that arc used during last week's episode, I had high hopes that the episodes of this season would follow a consistent season-long story arc, which is something they’ve never done before. I know it's unfair to hold something like that against this episode, as it was something I was hoping for rather than what I got, but the sentiment remains.
The story we do get however, is one that I enjoyed, as it concerns something I'd hoped they'd be touching
Nukid101's Top 30 7th Generation Games: 10 - 6
Hey everyone! Here’s the next part of my countdown, and damn, we’ve finally cracked the top 10! As you can imagine, my choices are becoming much more personal. With that said and done, here are my choices ranging from 10 to 6!
Nukid101’s Top 30 7th Generation Games: 10 – 6
Spec Ops: The Line (2012)
Honestly...what is there is left to say about this game?
I’m at an absolute stump here ladies and gentlemen. What can I say about this game that hasn’t already been said?
How this game tears apart the jingoism, racism and corruption present in modern shooters?
How it forces the player to experience the true brutality of war and screams at them to stop living in these escapist fantasies?
How this game is one of the most effective anti-war stories I’ve ever experience?
How this game, perhaps more than any other video game, represent the sheer potential video gaming has to tell a story?
By actually forcing you
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 10-6
I get the feeling this will not be a popular choice. There’s about as many who hate it, as there are those who love it. There’s no middle ground. Either you find it’s a work of beauty designed to guide players through a calming, meditative – ahem – “journey” through visual poetry…
Or it’s toothless tech demo that doesn’t challenge the player.
I’m of the former camp, and I would like to add this little gem, this little slice of personal philosophy…
There’s more than one way to enjoy a game, especially in this day and age. Yes, it is true there’s a great sense of satisfaction to be had when you tackle a challenge head on and come out on top. But when a game like Journey isn’t designed to challenge you with gameplay, when it has another purpose altogether, obsessing with difficulty as a mark of quality is absurd. It’s missing the
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 5-1
5) Spec Ops: The Line
War films like to show war is hell. Which is fine. Film, after all, isn’t an interactive medium, all it can do is show. That’s its function. Sometimes, it can be quite effective that way. It provides a safe distance between viewer and the world of the film. They can observe just close enough to empathize with the plight of the main characters onscreen and get the point hammered home.
But Spec Ops: The Line illustrates the power of the interactive medium we call gaming… by forcing the player into active participation.
And unlike, say, most average military shooters; the player doesn’t have the context that frames their actions under the lenses of patriotism or heroism. It strips that context away to reveal the ugly innards of the military shooter genre underneath. It reveals just how truly awful this vein of escapist fantasy truly is.
As I said before, we must allow games the right to have their own aims and goal
Voltz' Christmas Carol - Christmas With the Kranks
A Voltz Christmas Carol…ish…part 1
Johnny Zealous: "Today's Review for the movie "A Christmas Story," presented by online critic Volts48 was brought to you by Abercrombie & Fitch; so what if you can't fit our shirts? Lose some weight fatass!"
Alec: (sitting in a closed set, green screen behind him, a Christmas tree next to him, an Abercrombie & Fitch shirt on his torso, though it looks like it's suffocating his neck. Instead of a fedora hat, he wears a Santa hat, yet his mask remains, but despite all these cheery-looking imagery, Alec clearly doesn't look happy) "No…f*ck this. I'm not doing this…" (he tears the hat off his head, he pushes tree over, rips the shirt off and storms off)
Johnny Zealous: (runs off after Alec) "Come on man! Do you know what how many Viagra and Victoria Secrets commercials I had to do to get you this gig?! You do your review thing with these guys, you can finally stop having to write out storyline sketches like this on t
Nukid101's Top 30 7th Generation Games: 5 - 1
Hey everyone, back already for the finale! I imagine it must seem weird to get out three parts almost back to back like this, and much of it boils down to me being ready to start my 2013 countdowns, and I’ve simply been in a writing mood. So with that said, here is the final part of my countdown!
Nukid101’s Top 30 7th Generation Games: 5 – 1
Xenoblade Chronicles (2011)
Many of you who haven’t played this game have likely still heard the talk around it. How it’s one of the greatest JRPGs ever made, how it’s the best JRPG of this generation, sometimes it’s even been called the Final Fantasy VII of this generation, it’s THAT much of a game changer. I obviously wholeheartedly agree with some of these, but some of you are no doubt wondering why Xenoblade - a spiritual successor to Xenosaga and more importantly, Xenogears - has garnered such praise.
The answer is truthfully quite simple:
The Best Games of the 7th Generation: 15-11
15) Team Fortress 2
Ladies and gentlemen, the best multiplayer shooter of the generation, and to hell with COD and Halo. While those other buggers take themselves too damn seriously and wouldn’t let a bright palette of colour anywhere near their no-nonsense playtime, Team Fortress 2 looks like it was crafted by Pixar Animators with a dark sense of humor.
Class, take notes. Team Fortress 2 should be seen as a hallmark of great character design. All nine classes – from design alone – have informative, rounded personality tics that only gain more colour the more time you spend playing as them… or reading the official tie-in comics or the “Meet The X” series.
Yes, really, there’s an official comic tie-in to Team Fortress 2, and it’s awesome. I recommend it.
So, we have a game with a dark sense of humour that doesn’t take itself seriously, functions as an excellent FPS, has a cast of completely
How to make yakitori chicken
2 chicken breasts, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
1 negi, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
For tare sauce (makes about 1/2 cup):
5 Tbsp soy sauce
5 Tbsp mirin
3 Tbsp sake
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp of sugar *adjust the amount to your preference
A slice of ginger (optional)
Mix sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce in a sauce pan and stir well.
Put a slice of fresh ginger, if preferred.
Bring to a boil on high heat and turn down the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened.
Stop the heat and set aside.
Thread chicken and negi on skewers alternatively.
Grill the skewered chicken and negi over hot coals until the surface of chicken turns white.
Brush the skewered chicken and negi with the sauce.
Grill until cooked through, brushing the sauce a couple of times.
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