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Oghren at the Gauntlet
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i really feel like that is just so fucking important even outside the context of shipping
people think isabela’s selfishness just springs out of nowhere, like it’s a character flaw that needs “fixing”, rather than what it actually is: a defense mechanism and a way of coping with what she went through
again, this ties into isabela being an abuse survivor, something virtually no one ever wants to acknowledge
isabela never had anyone she could count on, she never had anyone looking out for her. her mother sold her at a ridiculously young age to an abusive shitstain who violated her and passed her around to his asshole friends like candy, and likely beat her if she didn’t comply (because that’s almost always how these things go, lbr)
isabela was never afforded personhood or autonomy or protection until zevran killed luis and gave her a choice for the first time in her life (which is why their friendship is so very important to me, regardless of how you read it)
isabela is ~out for herself~ because virtually no one else in her life has been. isabela is a survivor and she has HAD to be selfish in order to survive. she “betrays” before she can be betrayed. and she doesn’t believe she deserves any better, because she’s never been treated as though she deserves any better. like it’s so patently obvious to me
to me this culminates in demands of the qun and why she comes back. friend or rival, romanced or not, if you get enough relationship points with her—if you show her that you CARE about her, that you value her, regardless of how it’s expressed—she’ll come back. in the beginning of act 3 when she’s absent from the party and you have to “re-recruit” her again, she tells Hawke straight up that she’s staying away because they don’t need her. this is her terrible self-esteem kicking in, she thinks Hawke doesn’t need her because they’ve got a fancy title now and she’s “just a lying thieving snake”.
literally all it takes for her to come back is for Hawke to tell her “i want you around” in some form, showing her that they trust her and believe in her and want her around. putting the lie to what she’s internalized about herself, because of what she had to do to survive for so long
and you know, what happens at the very end? when virtually every party member can potentially turn against Hawke in any number of scenarios if you don’t have their relationship values high enough or locked in
who’s one of the only ones who stands by Hawke no matter what they decide to do or who they side with whether they romance them or not?
Isabela, the “selfish” pirate queen. because by then she knows Hawke has her back, she WANTS to be there to have theirs.
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Glasgow Violence: When Media Bias Goes Too Far
On Thursday, 85% of the Scottish population turned out to cast their votes in the referendum on independence following days of peaceful demonstrations by Yes voters in the heart of our largest city, Glasgow.
On Friday, Glasgow was gripped by fear as pro-union fascists rushed George Square, determined to engage in violence and hatred; the loyalists of Glasgow joined by members of the Scottish and English Defence Leagues, and all partly encouraged by Britain First.
Young girls had their Scottish flags torn away from them, women with Yes badges were spat at and called scum, nazi salutes and red hand of Ulster salutes were seen, flares were thrown, and the sectarian edge was on full display with “No Surrender” signs. Assaults were made on those carrying Saltires.
These are not the scenes reported by the BBC news or a number of newspapers who assure us that this was a “clash” between Yes and No voters, following their portrayal of Yes voters as Scottish nationalist mobs who intimidated No voters, despite little evidence to the contrary.
In truth, the police had the events of last evening well in hand. Glasgow is no stranger to sectarian trouble (a number of this mob wore Rangers tops), quickly surrounding the group and acting to restrict violence as far as possible as they departed the square and moved elsewhere. Six arrests were made and after a few hours the city was calm once more.
But what there was a disturbing lack of was information. News. People in the city and those in the rest of Scotland with friends and family in Glasgow had no idea what was happening. Those on twitter could find no information on whether things had escalated or calmed down, on where was safe and where was not.
The police described the situation as “handbags”. They’ve dealt with much worse. But to write this off as sectarian violence alone excuses those fascists who travelled to take part. To write it off as only fascists excuses the local loyalists spoiling for a fight.
While the identity of the perpetrators is unknown, the one Scotland newspaper that supported independence – The Herald – had their generator set alight. The Sunday Herald is currently collecting evidence from the night to make a full report in their next edition.
Glasgow is a complicated city with a troubled past, but the level of political engagement across Scotland and within the city during this referendum was unprecedented. And almost entirely peaceful until now. Scotland had shown the world what democracy without war looks like, but while the UK media ignores the dark side of both Glasgow and the union, the international media has carried the most information on events.
That people in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK had to turn to twitter to get the real information of what was happening is incredible. And while photographs and videos were helpful in illustrating the events, there was no control on validity of information. #GlasgowRiots trended through the night despite the situation being over, while many seemed under the impression that it was Yes voters at fault.
Invoking the spirit of sectarianism there was no doubt trouble on both sides of that particular divide, but the swelling of ranks from fascist groups ensured that it was those bearing the Scottish flag or Yes badges that were in danger.
This was no celebration. This was no representation of No voters. These bigots represent no one but themselves. But the media turning a blind eye to this, or insinuating it is no worse than Scottish nationalists throwing an egg is irresponsible. I had friends hiding at home because they were terrified to go out on the streets without the safety of having white skin, with no idea of when the trouble was over.
There are Orange marches planned today in the city. Hopefully these idiots will stay at home. Please stay safe.
(Photo credits L-R: Jon Brady via Twitter @jonfaec; Cathal Mcnaughton / Reuters; PA; Reuters; Reuters; Herald’; Herald; Reuters; Reuters)
(My apologies that none of the media wants to embed)
Thiss is excellent information!!