Emblematic

Many scattered thoughts, often about Fire Emblem

oracleether:

Ena really qualifies as one of those characters I hug protectively and mumble how amazing she is.

Thanks for this reminder. Ena is indeed a great character, and one I really enjoyed writing in RPs.

Thoughts to follow:

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nosebleedjaku:

you don’t have to defend yourself. it was more like commentary on how it’s somewhat funny and so many people do this. 

Yes, but I’m paranoid and feel a need to constantly justify myself. ;)

My opinion on it is pretty much that it’s a plausible mix-up to make, and since both Robin and Morgan’s appearances are slightly indeterminate, you should feel free to interpret the picture as showing any pairing you want. Art has no objective meaning: if you choose to take a meaning other than the one the artist was trying to create, that’s fine. Whatever works for you!

Regarding my comment on finding Morgan less interesting: that was why I prefaced it with ‘for me, personally’. I thought that making that qualification would help explain where I’m coming from, and why I think of Robin first. But if you find Morgan more interesting, that’s also fine. If you’ll pardon me repeating myself: whatever works for you!

nosebleedjaku:

take a shot every time radical—-dreamer’s  morgan/lucina art gets tagged with robin

…okay, I’ve done this. I don’t think with a formal tag because I’m very lazy, but I’ve made the assumption.

In my defense, they look very similar, and Robin is the more well-known and (for me, personally) interesting character. The primary visual difference between m!Robin and m!Morgan is that m!Morgan is a bit shorter and is usually drawn a bit cuter. His head might be a little rounder too? Add in that Robin’s appearance is customisable and it can be hard to tell the difference.

I suspect that most people visualise Robin and Morgan based on their primary playthroughs. I rarely identify m!Morgan because my playthrough had f!Morgan. So at a glance, I’m thinking “Does this art look more like m!Robin or f!Morgan?”, and that gets me to the Robin side. I don’t picture Morgan as male.

…and I really overthought this, didn’t I?

(via oracleether)

…huh, is it Radical-Dreamer? Excellent artist, and I can see the style resemblance, but I checked that blog and didn’t find it.

I am so clueless when it comes to art. >_>

If anyone knows the source for this, I would be very grateful; I couldn’t find it already on tumblr anywhere.
I find it very neat, though. Costume swaps are always fun, she looks like she has a personality, and I like that the Brand of the Exalt is so prominent. It’s easy to miss, but it’s nice to occasionally have a reminder of that unearthly sign in her eye.
I imagine it might even become creepy to see her looking at you through the Brand: but creepy or not, it’s part of who she is.
…I wonder if this person ever drew Robin in Lucina’s clothes? And was it m!Robin or f!Robin? Could always do both!

If anyone knows the source for this, I would be very grateful; I couldn’t find it already on tumblr anywhere.

I find it very neat, though. Costume swaps are always fun, she looks like she has a personality, and I like that the Brand of the Exalt is so prominent. It’s easy to miss, but it’s nice to occasionally have a reminder of that unearthly sign in her eye.

I imagine it might even become creepy to see her looking at you through the Brand: but creepy or not, it’s part of who she is.

…I wonder if this person ever drew Robin in Lucina’s clothes? And was it m!Robin or f!Robin? Could always do both!

oracleether:

That was my one problem with Bravely Default.

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Can I just say that I stalled out and was unable to finish Bravely Default, for this exact reason? I like the gameplay, I liked the characters, I was interested in the plot… but after the second time, I just had no patience for doing that again. It was cheap, lazy padding.

mewiyev:

Watercolour & digital Lucia, from Fire Emblem

You know, it’s rare for me to find a picture of Lucia I really like…
But I think this one may be perfect.

mewiyev:

Watercolour & digital Lucia, from Fire Emblem

You know, it’s rare for me to find a picture of Lucia I really like…

But I think this one may be perfect.

oracleether:

One Elincia graphic edit for Irandrura.



Firstly, many thanks to Oracle Ether for doing this image for me: go and check out her blog if you haven’t already!
My ulterior motive for this is that I’ve been playing a lot of Civ V using the Tellius beorc civilisations (from here), and have been enjoying a few games with Crimea. More thoughts about them later.
But what I would highlight is that I didn’t tell Oracle which picture of Elincia I was interested in a graphic of. There’s lots of official art of Elincia: FE9-civilian, FE9-military, FE10, FE13. As it happens, Oracle picked my favourite one, and I think that one is the most popular official image of her.
Why?
I think the FE10 version is the strongest picture of Elincia. It is the only one that shows her as a reigning queen, and it is the most confident and capable of the images. The civilian orange dress shows Elincia as innocent and inexperienced. The armoured version with a heal staff still shows her in a definite support role. And the less said about FE13 female character art the better. Only the FE10 version shows someone who has fully come into her authority as a leader of her nation.
Incidentally, I just realised that none of the Crimean four made it on to my old Tellius top ten list. That is a disgrace.

oracleether:

One Elincia graphic edit for Irandrura.

Firstly, many thanks to Oracle Ether for doing this image for me: go and check out her blog if you haven’t already!

My ulterior motive for this is that I’ve been playing a lot of Civ V using the Tellius beorc civilisations (from here), and have been enjoying a few games with Crimea. More thoughts about them later.

But what I would highlight is that I didn’t tell Oracle which picture of Elincia I was interested in a graphic of. There’s lots of official art of Elincia: FE9-civilian, FE9-military, FE10, FE13. As it happens, Oracle picked my favourite one, and I think that one is the most popular official image of her.

Why?

I think the FE10 version is the strongest picture of Elincia. It is the only one that shows her as a reigning queen, and it is the most confident and capable of the images. The civilian orange dress shows Elincia as innocent and inexperienced. The armoured version with a heal staff still shows her in a definite support role. And the less said about FE13 female character art the better. Only the FE10 version shows someone who has fully come into her authority as a leader of her nation.

Incidentally, I just realised that none of the Crimean four made it on to my old Tellius top ten list. That is a disgrace.

Apropos of nothing

1) Your orc shaman character is a minor villain from the comic and not Thrall? The hell, Blizzard?

2) Stop trying to make it look as if Rehgar is/was a gladiator. Rehgar is a slavemaster. He didn’t fight in the arena: he bought and abducted people and forced them to fight to the death in the arena, against their will, for his own profit. Rehgar is an evil scumbag; the primary difference between Rehgar Earthfury and Aedelas Blackmoore is skin colour! But I guess that makes all the difference, right?

So my Wii U and a few games were stolen a while back, including my copy of FE10.

Here I go looking for replacements…

Would anyone like to explain to me why FE10 is now over a hundred dollars?

It wasn’t that popular, was it? Just a few years back it was sitting in preowned shelves for $30 or so, and let’s be honest here, it has terrible production values, terrible acting, and a hatchet-job of a translation. Everything about it smacked of cheapness.

It shouldn’t be this expensive, dangit! What the heck happened?

Did everyone just wake up over night and realise that it was the best FE game ever? I mean, I think it probably is, but I was supposed to be in the minority on that! All you kids today are meant to love your FE13, while the nostalgic appreciation is meant to be for FE7, or FE4 for the grognards. I guess people really liked Ike in SSB, but still…

Bah.

I’m going to have to pay a lot of money to reacquire it, because I like it so much. :(