Friday, September 23, 2011
surelyforth:

This.
I sort of view Karl as someone that represents one of the less obvious reasons why the Circle was so terrible. He seems to be a good guy (we don’t really know him that well, but…he does seem to be several things that are pleasant and Anders says as much) and perhaps he and Anders could have fallen in love if he had gotten out before being made tranquil (assuming he didn’t freak out about Justice). But ultimately, he was a good guy whom Anders clearly respected and, at one point, had a physical relationship with. But because of the Circle, they could not allow themselves to fall in love. 
I mean…that’s tragic. Love is amazing, yet mages deny themselves the joy because it’s dangerous to love someone, to openly care for the existence of another human being because the templars would use that emotion against them.
Given that Anders stresses how long it’s been since they were together and the fact that he gets over Karl’s death so quickly, I’m going to believe him when he says that he’s never known a mage who fell in love before and be all wibbly over how mages are punished for their very humanity in such a way that two people who might have had something special weren’t able to have much of anything.

Do people say that Karl and Anders were in love? For me, the attraction of that pairing is the tragedy of the almost-love, could-have-been-but-never-really-was dynamic.

surelyforth:

This.

I sort of view Karl as someone that represents one of the less obvious reasons why the Circle was so terrible. He seems to be a good guy (we don’t really know him that well, but…he does seem to be several things that are pleasant and Anders says as much) and perhaps he and Anders could have fallen in love if he had gotten out before being made tranquil (assuming he didn’t freak out about Justice). But ultimately, he was a good guy whom Anders clearly respected and, at one point, had a physical relationship with. But because of the Circle, they could not allow themselves to fall in love. 

I mean…that’s tragic. Love is amazing, yet mages deny themselves the joy because it’s dangerous to love someone, to openly care for the existence of another human being because the templars would use that emotion against them.

Given that Anders stresses how long it’s been since they were together and the fact that he gets over Karl’s death so quickly, I’m going to believe him when he says that he’s never known a mage who fell in love before and be all wibbly over how mages are punished for their very humanity in such a way that two people who might have had something special weren’t able to have much of anything.

Do people say that Karl and Anders were in love? For me, the attraction of that pairing is the tragedy of the almost-love, could-have-been-but-never-really-was dynamic.

Notes

  1. dizzysteinway reblogged this from spicyshimmy
  2. geewhathappensnext reblogged this from hamburgerjack and added:
    I think it could have been love if they’d been freer. As far as we know, Karl was never outside the tower system for...
  3. hamburgerjack reblogged this from heckyesgaming and added:
    BECAUSE HE COULD LOVE HAWKE. The way he wanted and deserved. He could never have anything close like that with Karl, but...
  4. carrotcakebandit reblogged this from lolbatty and added:
    I thought Karl had a cool beard . _ .
  5. rainbowdogma reblogged this from lolbatty and added:
    I could’ve sworn one of my Anders play-throughs had a dialogue in which he stated he and Karl had been in a relationship...
  6. lolbatty reblogged this from spicyshimmy and added:
    I’ve always sort of thought that maybe he was in love with him.. in the sort of way that any young person might love...
  7. heckyesgaming reblogged this from dragonageconfessions
  8. fullelven-winchester reblogged this from spicyshimmy and added:
    Um, if you romance Anders as a man, he’ll pretty much tell you how Karl was his first. A friend pointed it out to me on...
  9. theladymonsters reblogged this from spicyshimmy and added:
    Yeah, I always took first to mean first person who came close to touching his heart, the first person he had genuine...
  10. signcherie reblogged this from spicyshimmy and added:
    I love discussion of Karl/Anders and seeing what other people think, because I have a fic in mind for these two that I...
  11. spicyshimmy reblogged this from signcherie and added:
    ahhh karl things, i can’t not talk about karl things. especially when people are saying such good stuff about karl...
  12. fafferton reblogged this from signcherie and added:
    My personal feeling is that Karl was probably the first person Anders had strong feelings for, but not really love. I...
  13. elluvias reblogged this from elenilote and added:
    Yup. Don’t get me wrong, I love Karl to death (in the whole brief two minute time period we see him). I always thought...
  14. annavainen reblogged this from elenilote and added:
    I always saw their relationship as a “good friends with benefits” type of arrangement. Come to think of it, that’s how I...
  15. surelyforthvakarian reblogged this from dragonageconfessions and added:
    This. I sort of view Karl as someone that represents one of the less obvious reasons why the Circle was so terrible. He...