I like men. If ya ain’t figured that one out yet you aren’t paying attention. Now ask me why, and I can’t give you an answer. Ask AJ, the only answer you are going to get is because it made sense.
My fictional life isn’t some statement on AJ’s part about equality. It’s not a way to explore the ‘dirty’ side of the mind. That can be done just as easily any other way. It made sense. And a companion character in a game required that orientation. Alright, AJ is a soft gamer – loves to play RPGs on the computer. And in classic Bioware standards Dragon Age: Inquisition had romance options.
All the options were kinda eh, not something that ever felt like this makes the game worth playing (again and again). The game was great by the way. But there was one character – Dorian Pavus – a gay wizard from the evil Tevinter who inspired AJ.
Dorian was a perfect character – funny, handsome, witty and someone AJ always takes out into the game world – just for the banter. First run through was a chick – all well and good, but no Dorian romance – became best friends fell in love with Dorian anyway at least AJ did.
Dorian Pavus inspired AJ to write Dorian Vega at The First Age, in a fan fiction staring my cohort Aria (AJ’s then main persona), me (in my FA guise) and Dorian. The story derailed FA Nox’s personal life to the point that it didn’t really make sense not with past interactions with other same sex characters. So AJ did what the same thing done to Cari/Matalina back in the day and created a world just for little ole me. Here we are present day. I have several iterations of my personality running around AJ’s head but I’m her favorite! (ego much? yes of course)
So spoiler – Dorian will show up in my life and turn it upside down all because of a video game.