thatonegirlcasey asked: Do you bring your OCs into other games where you can have a custom character? Or bring their personalities or looks to other games? Just curious - by the way, you are an inspiration and art idol for me! :)
Usually if I’m playing a game with a character creator I like to make a new character.
I don’t usually start of playing with a definite personality in mind either because I feel like I need to watch the story and events unfold before I can decided who they are. I feel that way I can create an interesting character in the context of that world and story.
Whelp, I suppose I should work on my Pirate designs
badgertheblue asked: Would Valkari ever consider becoming a "Greybeard"? Living on High Hrothgar, meditating on the Way of the Voice, wearing a pretty kickass looking robe and hood. Ye know, after she's done adventurin' and such.
I don’t think she could ever live the life of a Greybeard, it would probably drive her nuts, even in old age haha
She much more of a “There are adventures and mysterious places with my name on ‘em” kind of person
one of these days I’ll draw out my Alduin headcanons
I like when dragons have that droopy wiggly neck thing going on
Tamriel never belonged to Bethesda. It was the other way around.
As for canon, it’s really all interactive fiction, and that should mean something to everyone. That said, I appreciate and understand the stamp of “official”, but I think it will hurt more that it will help in the long run.
TES should be Open Source. It is for me.
— Michael Kirkbride (via markelius)
chiiasa13art asked: Hello, long-time fan here~! I was dropping by because, though I've played quite a bit of Oblivion/Skyrim, I'm not well-versed in TES lore in my opinion. Which makes me worry about making my own TES characters (accidentally making something that isn't lore-friendly or considered a TES Mary-Sue etc) but I don't really know where or how to start getting myself familiar with the lore without spending TONS of time in-game. Do you have any tips/suggestions...? Maybe even a list of no-no's?
Well, first off I am by NO means a lore-master haha. Lore-nerd? Yes. Lore-Master? Not yet >:)
however, if you want to learn more outside of the game I would recommend checking out articles on the UESP wiki. You could also check out The Elder Scrolls Wiki however I wouldn’t recommend it because they have been known to post info without sources and the like.
Reading the ingame books is also a good idea as they offer a wealth of knowledge. You can usually find the books on either Wiki page so you don’t have to hunt them down and read then ingame.
Another thing to keep in mind tho, and this is important, is that ES lore is confusing and usually pretty darn hard to follow! A lot of times you’re never going to find a “definite” answer to a question you might have. ES lore is very much open to interpretation, many of the TES artists I follow have their own way of incorporating headcanons and have their own way of understanding the universe.
So don’t be afraid to interpret something your own way, however, I still consider research important. So my advice would be do as much research as you can, spend time on the Wiki, check out the forums or even other TES fans/tumblrs and give their theories a look and hopefully they’ll include reasoning to help explain why they interpret something the way they do, but also have fun with it! Its your story after all.