This week has been awful so I’ve been making a list of things in Mass Effect that make me happy. Just because. Anyway, I might as well post it. It’s all random.
Here goes: -“I delete data like you on the way to real errors.” -Din Korlack and Calyn’s bickering in ME1 -Grunt yelling “I AM KROGAN!” during fights -Bringing Legion to Tali’s loyalty mission and the reaction of the Fleet -That glitch that happens when you pick something up but it’s the end of a sad loyalty mission and right when it’s over you can hear Shepard screaming “THIS COULD BE USEFUL!” -James Vega finally getting to work with his hero, Shepard, and earning their respect -“Once more, the Salarian Union formerly requests that you not touch that.” -Garrus imitating Liara: “By the Goddess” -“Shepard! My friend!” -Jack taking care of her students in ME3 -Miranda leaving Cerberus -The elcor bouncer reacting to the guy who wants to get into Afterlife -Story time with Zaeed -FShep and Miranda being troubleshooting space divas together -Shepard telling Khalisah Al-Jilani to “keep asking the hard questions” -“Maya Brooks” managing to fool the crew -Mordin singing -Harbinger now ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL -Kai Leng trying to troll Shepard -Every message Shepard gets that says “thank you for everything you’ve done” -Ashley’s character arc -“After time adrift among open stars, along tides of light and through shoals of dust, I will return to where I began.” -The shortest interrogation ever -Liara and Shepard’s bickering during Lair of the Shadow Broker -Ann Bryson in the Leviathan DLC -The one-liners after a Renegade action (“Too slow”, “You talk too much”) -EDI asking question after question in ME3 -Shepard always making sure to tell Samantha that she did a good job, and never in a condescending way -“The Normandy isn’t equipped to land in exploding volcanoes. They tend to fry our sensors and melt our hull. Just for future reference.” -The fact that Samara can meditate away from others during the Citadel party and no one forces her to dance or talk -Grunt surviving the mission with the Rachni -The Normandy being reborn -“I am a biotic god!” -Nyreen being the much respected leader of the Talons -Garrus being awkward, which happens more often than you would think -All the Ashley and Kaidan interactions in ME1 -“I’m looking for my father, you bosh'tet!” -The descriptions of planets, with some being just a list of elements they contain and others being like “DO NOT LAND! DANGER!” and you land anyway -When the Suicide Mission is over and everyone survived -Joker laughing for what seems like three hours in the Citadel DLC -“No deal.” -Tali and Legion ending up as friends -Thane having a chance to reconcile with Kolyat -Bray -“I’m getting a lot of bullshit on this line” -Kasumi commenting on everything that’s happening in ME2 (also: Kasumi in general) -Ashley wondering if anyone ever drowned in the lake on the Presidium -Joker imitating Legion with Shepard giving them a look that says ‘please stop’ -“I have to make friends with the one turian in the galaxy who thinks he’s funny.” -That guy who went to Aria to get Shepard’s address and she gave it to him -Shepard’s look on their face when their clone tell them “I should go” -Flying with the mako followed by Critical Mission Failure -EDI and Legion talking to each other in ME3 -The cool stuff in Dr Bryson’s lab -“Hackett out.” -Scientists calling Liara “the real deal” -Ashley talking about her family -Blasto -“What’s with the Volus?” -Purgatory Club Song -Aria saying “I’m the boss, CEO, Queen, if you’re feeling dramatic” after doing something pretty dramatic -Samantha’s toothbrush -Going underwater in the Leviathan DLC -Mordin trying to make Bakara and Garrus a thing, with Bakara replying “For the third time Doctor, I’m not interested!” -Veetor'Nara -“I have to spend all day computing pi because he plugged in the overlord” -Shepard’s speeches -Steve and James’ friendship -That moment in the Citadel DLC where they all start shooting at the same time
I should probably stop right now, that’s already a lot.