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my major problem with m!hawke romancing isabela is how it affects isabela’s character. rivalmance or friendmance, a male hawke romancing isabela generally comes across as “the man who tamed her” or “the man who made her change her ways” and i’ll explain why
right off the bat, when isabela is introduced in the story, her dialogue with m!hawke differs from her dialogue with f!hawke. when you are playing as a male, isabela immediately flirts with you, whereas as a female, isabela is protective, warning hawke about the men in the bar. that right there is a red flag about isabela’s general feelings towards men (rather justified feelings, i might add, considering her backstory) and shows that she puts up a facade around them
with this knowledge, i find m!hawke/isabela to be incredibly squicky, and more of a story where m!hawke gets to “fix” isabela, who’s a “broken” woman (hint: she’s not)
f!hawke/isabela, however, is about two equals. two women who fight side by side to prove themselves—to one another and the world, really. it’s honestly about love.
but if that doesn’t convince you, don’t tell me you can listen to isabela’s “women are good for six” comment and honestly believe she doesn’t have a preference for women like holy shit
I know for a fact Isabella has a preference for women, you can even tell in the “Mark of the Assassin” DLC where she only gets jealous of Tallis if Hawke is female. HOWEVER, I don’t think M!Hawke “fixes” her. I think she CHOOSES to trust him and that does eventually grow into a love bond, not for the fact that Hawke is male, but because of who he is as a person. Yes, she distrusts men, I agree- but I don’t believe her relationship with M!Hawke is in any way unhealthy - it simply grows in another direction.
No disrespect to OP etc, everyone here raises a good point <3
Some of you are really cool folks and stuff, but you sometimes reblogs from people who either harrased me or harrased one of my friends and it just, really stressing…
I’m making this post as a “please, like/reblog this post if it’s okay to adress this and let you know about this person”.
In the same way, if I ever reblog from someone who is known for doing terrible things, please let me know and I’ll keep it in private if that’s your wish.
Was getting frustrated with my art so decided to throw my Shep out there for fun. Still doesn’t look quite like her, but I hope to do more pieces with her as time goes on, hopefully with more details about her character, too~
Don’t kill yourself tonight, okay?
You have a really pretty smile and I know it’s not always easy to manage one, but it’d be a bummer if we never had the chance to see it ever again.
You’re really important and you matter a lot so stay safe and try and have a nice sleep.
I would like a moment to thank the people who reblog post like this so that it eventually shows on my dash.
It is keeping me alive.