THE MANY FACES OF ANDERS
I have way too many screenshots to post any decent number of them, but I picked out some that hit me the most, from his early scenes.
Also, ones with pretty hand shots.
I always thought it was interesting that Anders responds much more quickly and eagerly to strong kindness than he does to the really aggressively flirtatious options Hawke can use on him. In fact, most of the options that get Anders to be really aggressively flirtatious and make him come on really strong are the super kind and caring ones.
He’s just so utterly and completely starved for human kindness and affection that he jumps as soon as he senses it. And he falls really, really hard. And that’s part of why I can’t _not_ romance him. I can’t hold someone’s heart in my hand like that and not want to protect it.
Unfortunately, Anders appeals to all of my worst personal neurotic compulsions. My love of the character has absolutely nothing to do with physical appearances or the plethora of pretty porn that people like to create and share. Putting Hawke in my hands and pointing me at Anders is like putting all of Justice’s power in Anders’ hands and pointing him at Kirkwall.
I know it’s going to end badly. I know it’s going to end in tears. I know it’s going to be worse in the end, and that nothing I do will fix it.
But I can’t just sit on my hands and let him keep suffering alone.
Oh, my gosh, reblogging for TRUTH. And eloquence. Beautifully put.