It’s time again for 4 more days at once!
Day 9: What are your thoughts on Kurtis Trent?
My honest first thoughts about his render was “Oh, okay…”, but once I saw him in-game and fully voiced, my opinion of him did a 180.
Kurtis is fascinating. His history is as great as Karel’s. The Foreign Legion, plagued by the occult, telepathy, and all of it alongside the smirks and the gorgeous blue eyes.
Do I like him as much as Karel anymore- if I’m being honest, no. But if I didn’t love Kurtis, I wouldn’t be a KTEB’er for life, I would not be an honorary L.V. with that arrow on my back, and I definitely wouldn’t be reading and writing fanfiction about him and Lara ten years down the line.
Day 10: Your favourite quote from the game?
"You humans break so easily."
Really that whole last scene with Lara and Karel. ”STUPID MORTAL, SO BE IT.”
Day 11: Your favourite cutscene?
Ah hell, I don’t even know. Definitely the Karel confrontation. I love the end where she walks out of the arena. All her expressions in the fleeing-the-dogs FMV are great.
Also, props eternally need to go to the Kurtis and Lara scenes. The part where Kurtis is thrown into the arena and Lara gives up her painting is probably my top one, because there’s a bunch of small moments in there that are sweet- she looks concerned when he’s recovering from falling from the platform, he waves her away, when he stands up she puts a hand on him to steady him, and then they work in complete symmetry before he helps get her out of there.
Day 12: Your favourite picture of AoD Lara?
Welllll I’m partial to Carola Funder’s drawing of Lara and Karel making wooblie eyes at each other, but it seems in the course of 10 years that drawing has become incredibly hard to track down, SO… runner up would be a lot of the Lara/Kurtis renders that Ashka does (not always the most pleasant chap to interact with, and some of his stuff is YIKES, but he did some wonderful renders back in the day):
Hopeless romantic, me? Naaah.
Annnd that’s it for this round!