|Reviews for I Am Not A Tragic Figure|
| random-k chapter 4 . 2/14/2013
aunn is the best
| timunderwood9 chapter 33 . 4/27/2012
"The Orlesian Wardens hadn't been pleased to hear that not only was Loghain not going to being heeding the First Warden's request to transfer him to Orlais but that Anora was willing to go back on her word to give the Wardens Amaranthine if they tried to send an Orlesian Warden to take command of it but since they wanted Amaranthine far more than Anora had wanted to give it to them, they had quickly conceded. Orlais was still going to be sending a dozen or so Wardens to help Ferelden's Order rebuild itself but a Ferelden – Loghain – was going to be leading it."
Honestly, the way the game handled that is just weird. Perhaps due to Ferelden politics nobody would be willing to give Loghain control- but he is a hero, and everyone still thinks he is a hero, and he is definitely qualified, and definitely not Orlesian.
Its at least the obvious choice if the warden doesn't want the position, and sending him to Orlais when the need more Ferelden Grey Wardens. It all seems a bit inexplicable. Eh well.
For that matter, it seems weird that Anora would even let an Orlesian take that position at this point (why not someone from Antiva or something at the very least). Oh well. Good solid story as a whole, fun, lots of good jokes, etc.
| timunderwood9 chapter 31 . 4/27/2012
Honestly, once you realize everything that is going on, running to 'rescue' Anora really doesn't make sense, but unfortunately the game isn't structured to be able to handle choosing not to.
Also Alistair really is a bit childish- there is a reason my characters tend not to like him, though he is funny, and not really a bad person at all.
| timunderwood9 chapter 20 . 4/26/2012
""That was easily one of the biggest wastes of time I've yet to partake in," Shale was lamenting as Aunn got close enough to hear. "And I've recently wasted thirty years playing a statue."
"I don't even understand why we needed to get involved," Zevran declared.
"I told you why!" Leliana insisted. "Cammen really loved her and it wasn't his fault that he couldn't go into the forest to hunt-""
I refuse to help Cammen on general principles during my play throughs.
| timunderwood9 chapter 15 . 4/26/2012
"No problem," Leliana chirped. "I wanted to go look at the imported perfume anyway…"
Several long, boring hours later Aunn and Alistair dragged a not-even-close-to-being-done Leliana back to Wade's shop where everyone else was already waiting for them outside.
And this is why I love Leliana. It was like my favorite side conversation when she started bugging Morrigan about her fashion sense.
| timunderwood9 chapter 14 . 4/26/2012
""You know," Zevran remarked wryly, "we're all exceedingly lucky that I only found you after joining up with Aunn."
"Why is that?" Shale asked disinterestedly.
Zevran smirked. "Because before then I was a Crow…""
That pun is soooo bad its wrong. I love it.
Also in the previous chapter, I absolutely loved the bit where Sten got the answer to his riddle wrong by responding 'Duty'. Honestly that was probably the funniest joke for me so far in the story, because it so Sten.
| timunderwood9 chapter 13 . 4/26/2012
"Why didn't your father legitimize you himself?" Aunn asked. "Was he trying to prevent you and Cailan from killing each other off?"
Possibly an additional reason for Loghain to legitimately think there was treason going on? Perhaps he thinks Alistair intentionally took his time in lighting the beacon, hoping Cailan would be killed to open an opportunity for him to make a play for the throne?
Of course there are several ways to read Loghain's behavior at Ostagar and this only fits with a few of them.
| timunderwood9 chapter 12 . 4/26/2012
Lol, Aunn is such an idiot. The only reason in the game you call for the dragon is meta reasons- ie you know its going to be a tough fight, and you can reload and try again with a new strategy after the first three times it kills your party.
Anyone who would actually voluntarily call the dragon down is completely insane, which is why of course all of the other fan fics I've read have the dragon attacking them without the party asking 'pretty please, attack me'.
| timunderwood9 chapter 10 . 4/26/2012
"Aunn tactfully decided not to mention her belief that the Maker was simply a fairytale that the people of Thedas told themselves to try to explain their existence. Honestly, 'we were bad so the Maker got mad and left but not before turning people into darkspawn'? Why were they trying to lure such a malevolent creature back again?"
It could just be me, but I sort of get the impression that one of the influences the religion in Dragon Age was science fiction stories about petulant teenagers in extremely advanced technological societies creating mini universes and the messing them up because they are a petulant teenager.
I mean quite clearly if the maker is a true story of the DA universe's creation he isn't a very good person. Also I wonder if there is some sort of anti religious sentiment going on.
Also as a relevant to your story comment, I definitely like how you use the DN origin's political pragmatism in telling the story- while still having the character choose to go the hero route for image reasons so she isn't consistently doing highly unsympathetic things.
| Coldial chapter 6 . 10/9/2011
Aw so thats what we did with Ser Gilmore, at first I though you were gonna insert the mod that makes Gilmore a companion. Also some of the parts are right hilarious.
| Coldial chapter 5 . 10/9/2011
So how what is gonna happen to Gilmore. Does he die in battle, or does he die in the battle. Don't really see Flemeth saving all three in her birdie form. Unless yer gonna say she saved them as a dragon. Also that line about Alistair's insults from Gilmore had me rolling.
| Kor-Mavwin chapter 34 . 6/8/2011
"And I would really appreciate it if you could stop relying on me to live out your romantic notions of how a legendary Warden ought to be."
Glad as I am that Aunn holds her own against the irritationg condescension that is Wynne, I'd say she's pretty damn legendary by the end of her tale! I love this story: Orzammar politics at its best, and one of my all time favourite DA pieces.
| NerdLord2nd chapter 16 . 5/3/2011
Im sorry but it must be said... how does one hang onself with a robe?
| Anime-StarWars-fan-zach chapter 34 . 5/1/2011
And so Aunn becomes the new Queen of Ozammar. Wonderful! Truly a fitting end for this great fanfic. And, of course, a great end for Aunn herself. I just loved this story to death, and it was well worth reading this entire thing. Aunn was a delight to see, and her actions in this were great as well.
Thanks so much for writing this! The Aeducan Warden was my favorite of the Wardens, and I was glad to see you use her in this. It was a blast, for sure! Great job. Keep up the great and wonderful work! Now I'll go check out your other fanfics, I think.
| Anime-StarWars-fan-zach chapter 32 . 5/1/2011
My my my! So, the Blight is finally over. How interesting! This has been a wonderful fanfic, thus far. One of the best Dragon Age fanfics I've read, to be sure.
I'll say more soon enough, I think. Now, to finish the next chapter and the epilogue...