Anders and “Tevinter can’t possibly be so bad”

foxghost:

Thing is, he can’t accept that Tevinter is as bad as Fenris says, without seeing it first-hand. It’s his last kernel of hope that magic is accepted somewhere.

It’s his sugarcandy mountain in the sky.

It is the one place in the world where having magic is not a life sentence.

You’re born with this power. This thing that makes everyone treat you like a monster. You didn’t ask for it - you spend your first years learning about magic and how it tainted the world and you fear and hate it like everyone else, and then one day it just happens, to you. and in order not to hate yourself, you have to acept it as part of yourself. and this part of yourself must exist in the balance of this world somewhere - where having this power doesn’t necessarily mean the apocalypse (which is basically where we are: magic caused the on-going apocalpse.)

Elves can think of Arlathan, where they were once rulers of the land, or the present - one could always join the Qun, and maybe rule over other humans, even. Mages, well. Mages can dream of running away to somewhere where they don’t have to worry about templars and there’s no constant reminder that the way you are is original sin.

And Tevinter is that somwhere. If Tevinter’s way doesn’t work, then he has no idea how it could work. There’s nothing left to keep the self-hatred at bay.

arnoscoat:

sometimes I think about anders and the calling and I havE SO MANY FEELINGS SOMEONE HOLD MY HAND

pissedchan:

I just drew a silly Anders pic for a friend. It’s just stupid.
Art at it’s finest.

pissedchan:

I just drew a silly Anders pic for a friend. It’s just stupid.

Art at it’s finest.

still-working-on-believing:

There can be no half-measures. There can be no turning back. 
There can be no peace.

still-working-on-believing:

There can be no half-measures.
There can be no turning back.
There can be no peace.

spicyshimmy sent: ahhhh how about 7 for anders, maybe a happy expression, from dragon age?

spicyshimmy:

nazgullow:

Thanks for the request!

lol trust you to pick out the genie colour palette, shimmy!

for years i’ve loved the way nazgullow draws anders’ smile—this twisty uncertain but wholehearted shape that reminds you the heart always knew what it was to hold joy; it’s only that, for a long time, the face forgot the freedom, and there was a time when the muscles re-learned the way, and the crookedest laughter is often the most true

reubelyn:

200 years ago abigailwlker and I had a conversation about hawke and anders choreographing their spellcasting moves, and i finally drew something for it

koshiatar:

Have some Anders in an outfit that decreases aggro.

koshiatar:

Have some Anders in an outfit that decreases aggro.

rainbowd00dles:

Happy birthday, Amber!
Sorry for the lack of colour but I hope you like it ;A; He was super fun to draw

rainbowd00dles:

Happy birthday, Amber!

Sorry for the lack of colour but I hope you like it ;A; He was super fun to draw