Earlier this year Paste’s own Maddy Myers wrote about how she’d spent years trying to Old School RS Gold dress the part for conventions and industry get-togethers, putting profound care into assembling the perfect schlubby-but-not-too-schlubby look and never once wearing the things that she actually wanted to wear because she knew that she would be taken less seriously if she did. Feminine clothing is all too often associated with inferiority. Even in feminist circles, feminine is not anti-feminist has become something of a mantra for members with a sincere soft spot for ruffles and glitter. Liking the color pink shouldn’t inherently say anything about who you are or what you can do.When I see this particular fashion sense employed in a medium I love above all others a medium that is making tremendous strides, though it still has a long way to go it’s frustrating to see it used either as a sign of fragility and vulnerability, or a sign of threatening power. I desperately want to see that taste represented without it being the butt of a joke, or some sort of coded message. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, the closest I can get to this is making the blouse under my own character’s boxy leather coat out of a bolt of elegantly detailed silk. Meanwhile, Vivienne and Morrigan swan about as characters just like them have for longer than this medium has even existed. Perhaps with a little more nuance than before, but not so much that they are unrecognizable.Femininity is either weakness, or it’s weaponized. It never just is. Janine Hawkins is a Runescape games writer based in sunny Canada. You can find her written and video work on HealerArcherMage.com or follow her on Twitter @bleatingheart. Playing the Part: Choice and Meaning in Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s been two months since the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, which means that we’re firmly in the middle of the traditional Big Game Backlash. I can’t back that up with data, I guess, but I can say that lots of smart folks who I respect a bunch have been hammering Inquisition with tweets and articles for the last few weeks now. This critique is broad and interesting: You can just as easily find a take-down of the Runescape game’s combat as you can of its representational politics. It’s great. But there is a line of critique that doesn’t sit well with me that keeps showing up. Again and again, I see the complaint that in Dragon Age: Inquisition the Runescape player rarely makes any real choices and I’m just not sure that’s true.Don’t worry: I don’t aim to turn this piece into a message board list of Cool Choices I Made In Dragon Age: Inquisition.