Diverting the forebrain is good for the soul - Tactical Ninja
Dec. 8th, 2014
09:35 am - Diverting the forebrain is good for the soul
As you can imagine, I spent my weekend mostly in another world. It's having precisely the effect I'd hoped - it's giving me a holiday from my life (which has been very stressful lately), it's forcing me to rest physically, and it's engaging my mind with exciting adventures that don't have real-world consequences, which allows me to run my deep processor in the background without the usual ego-interference. SRS BSNS!
There was The Case of the Mysterious Levitating Dead Bandit:
Blackwall looks puzzled. Or poozled, given his Yorkshire accent. Yay Yorkshire accent! Kestrel, meanwhile, is all "Beat this acro move, Happy!"
And then there was The Friendly Pet Druffalo, in which Cassandra was all "Why are we wasting our time with these pointless animal-based side qu- OH SHIT RUN!"
Of course the Giant That Is More Giant Than The Skyrim Giants needs to get a mention:
You see where it says LOOT there is a yellow blob? That's Kestrel's hair, and the white knobbly thing at 2 o'clock from that is her staff bobble. I've always liked the way you can get right inside the story in Dragon Age. *ahem*
And this is the look Kestrel gave me when I told her she couldn't shag Solas.
Right now she's leaning towards Sera, but it's early days yet. I think I've played about 25 hours, got to Level Still Easily Wasted By That Dragon (You Know The One)*, and have actually left the Hinterlands once or twice and am ready to up the plotline ante.
* Tried her at L8, got her to half health. At L12 I think I've got a fair shot.
And in case you think I did nothing but play games all weekend, I also made progress on the Magic Carpet, learned a couple of new acro moves, and lifted the bulbs from my outdoor pots and replanted them with calendulas and dwarf dahlias, then added the last of those to the flower beds to fill gaps.
I like calendulas, they're self-seeding.