ahjdhjghd stop it with the cute omfg LOOK AT THE HAPPY FACE
ahahah ahahAHAHA I’m not sure I could stop even if I wanted to CUTE ELVES ARE MY WEAKNESS AND EGG IS THE CUTEST
these are all such good things aaah :’D
aaaaaaa, you’ve come further than i have!!
not really I started like three minutes before I made that post XD
god it’s been way too long since I made an oc just for the heck of it… (psst mwuuh)
MEGA CUTE and also I love the combo green dress/green shoes and yellow dress/yellow socks. I want to pinch their cheeks :D
thank you and yes I knooow I wanna hug them and pinch their cheeks and akjshks cutie pies :’3
This is what happens when you just send me school dance headcanons Gabby jfc
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"James told me there’s an old saying here on Earth…"
NO YOU DONT YOU LOVE ME
THERE’S NO FOOLING YOU IS THERE
I’m going to be completely honest
when people say they don’t like the Dalish
because they’re snooty and unfriendly and isolationist
I take it really personally
they are systematically oppressed and have been for about a thousand years since they were betrayed by the very people they tried to help. They lost their homeland and their culture, forced into slavery (which is still legal in the Tevinter Empire, and they are, in fact, sought after). They are ignored in the justice system, they’re nomads, never allowed to stay in one place for long in fear of bringing down soldiers on their caravans, never allowed a true homeland (unless they are granted land at the end of Origins but we all know that does not end well because of tension with the nearby human villages).
they are so isolated that they would know next to nothing about city elves and their lives unless they leave their clans and go there for good, at which point they can’t exactly wander back to them because to the city elves, the Dalish are nothing but myths, fables- strange and fantastical and odd, but oh boy, city elves, I do love them so, but this is about the Dalish. The few elves that the Dalish are likely to encounter would be servants or those fleeing the cities searching for them to join their clans. They either see their greatest fear- serving humans, seen as second class- or they get told about how terrible the alienages are. Given how family orientated the city elves are, how many elves would leave the alienage if they had good relations? They wouldn’t exactly hear or see the best of the city elves. I headcanon they pity them, they think they’ve turned their back on their heritage, and they just don’t know how to deal with them.
A clan is lucky to see two other clans in a year- Origins, where the messenger says they knew the location of a clan from several months ago. The Warden was impossibly lucky to find them and ask for their help. So they live with the same group of people their entire lives, with the possibility of being swapped to other clans after ten years of seperation for their own safety. they’re growing up completely isolated in a small community that is widely persecuted for existing.
and you wonder why they’re suspicious and unfriendly? You wonder why they look down on city elves? they know nothing about them! One Alienages population probably outweighs the amount of Dalish in Ferelden. They’re surviving in a land that doesn’t want them, because their religion is different, because their race is different, because their ears are pointy. They were raised seeing time and time again that interacting with the outside world usually leads to disaster.
of course they learn to rely on themselves above others, their clan. Of course they resent the city elves, with have homes and lives and who the Dalish must see a couple of elves they’ve known their entire lives depart to the cities for various reasons. As Keeper Marethari says if you have a Dalish Warden in DA2 to Merrill- ‘they stole Mahariel!’ (referring to the Wardens- the Warden is likely to never see their clan again, their entire life. likely they know nothing outside this clan apart from concepts taught to them, but my feelings about my Mahariel could fill a book and only rivalled by my feelings for my Brosca).
I JUST THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE THE LAST PEOPLE OF THEIR ANCIENT HOMELAND, the only ones who believe in their gods, watching city elves turn to the Maker, the very belief system that helps this oppression to them happen, listening and hearing and seeing this racism from humans their entire lives (and in the case of Mahariel, losing their father to them, and somewhat consequentially, their mother), losing friends and family and clans and Keepers to fear and hatred
oh I just