i felt like this was important to make

Trans women-

Speak up. Don’t let people walk over your opinions. Call them out for exculsion. When you see or experience transmisogyny, no matter how accepted and mainstream it might be, or when you’re speaking on issues pertaining to womanhood and you’re brushed aside, challenge it. Defend yourselves and always, always, speak up. Scream if you have to!! I know you’re tired and exhausted and your eyes have rolled so far back into your head that they might be stuck there. I know you feel like we are the only ones that care for our voices. I’m tired too. Tired of being let down. But we can’t stop fighting for our place and for our rights and for our safety. For our place at women’s marches, for our place women’s public restrooms and locker rooms, our place in gender studies courses, our place in queer spaces for women, for our place in our own fucking bodies. People are going to hurt you and let you down and tell you that you don’t know what you’re talking about. They will invalidate you and tell you that you’re paranoid, over-sensitive, mistaken, demanding. They will use biology and socialization against you. They will speak over you and make assumptions and discredit you. But you know who you are and you have a right to be here and a right to speak. Fight, fight, fight. For you, for me, for the trans women of future generations. You voice matters, it always matters. Don’t ever stop using it. Let your strength be endless

skydawnposts  asked:

tell us more about trans!keith! (if you don't mind me asking, what was keiths orgininal name if you thought of one? and how did shiro react to keith coming out?) (sorry for my shit spelling)

tbh i don’t have any interest in making up a name for the sole purpose of deadnaming a character, like. it feels sort of perverse? we know his name and that’s the only name that’s needed. And I’m definitely gently hijacking this discussion of a fictional character as a vehicle to highlight how we don’t need to know that sort of thing about real life people. just because it can be known doesn’t mean it should be. (this certainly isn’t a call out or anything, i know you didn’t mean anything by asking, but i felt it was an important distinction to make in how we discuss trans experiences)

But Shiro was super cool with it and helped Keith out bc Shiro is also trans aaayy [airhorns blare]

realizing you’re on the ace spectrum like

“I’d hit that.” “You… you don’t even know them though??”

“Oh come on, everyone has a list of celebrities they’d totally have sex with if they had a chance.” “Haha yeah ok” *internally* what

"Ya so like for the past few years I’ve felt zero attraction to people I wasn’t friends with first?? Lol what’s up with that”

Why did you have to have sex with them?? Couldn’t you just hold it?? Like pee??

“You’ll meet someone who makes you feel like that someday, don’t worry” “……sounds fake but ok”

“Sex is an important part of a relationship! Everyone has sexual needs!” “….sounds fake but ok”

“Dude that girl is so hot” “I know right?? Look at her fucking eyeliner. Goals. The fuck.” “No I meant like… look at that ass” “Are we looking at the same person are you really focussing on her ass look at how visually appealing her outfit is and dont you dare fuckin tell me that eyeliner isnt fierce as hell

“Aesthetic attraction and sexual attraction are two different things” *puzzle pieces vERY RAPIDLY FALLING INTO PLACE*

*staring at the ceiling at two-thirty in the morning* i could die a virgin and i would regret absolutely nothing

“What’s your ideal girl like?” “Uh… my best friend?” “Oh cute, you want your girlfriend to be the one who knows you best!” “No I meant I am literally only attracted to my best friend she is my ideal girl please help I am dying”

“We’ve been dating for six months and we still haven’t had sex!!” “Have you marathoned Star Wars together yet?” “Yeah we did that like two weeks ago” “Well what more do you want

*thinking about an attractive woman* *dissecting my entire personality and sexuality to figure out why I’m attracted to her this time* is it the muscles. Oh my god is this a sex thing. Oh my god what the hell is this. Oh my god what the fuck is the wtf the fuck the fUCK

*Next day* Zarya could punch me in the face while eating me out and I’d let her but only because she’s a fictional character and therefore could literally never do that

*writing fanfic* ONLY CLOSE FRIENDS HAVE SEX BC ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE MAKES SENSE TO ME

(why is that tho. maybe i should look into that *doesnt look into it*)

“What do you find most attractive in a girl?” “Gotta love those strong emotional bonds” “No I meant like what’s a turn-on for you?” “DID I McFUCKING STUTTER”

*staring at the ceiling at two-thirty in the morning again* sexual attraction should be added to the cryptid wikia

“Yeah sex sounds like a great stress reliever and a nice way to strengthen the bonds between you and your partner(s)” “Well there’s more to it than that…” *The Arctic Monkey’s Do I Wanna Know starts playing in my head* “Haha ok buddy”

"There’s more to being ace than just not being interested in having sex or not feeling sexual attraction. In fact there’s a whole spectrum. You may even feel sexual attraction sometimes but still be ace. You can also be gay and ace at the same time.” “…bro.” “Also it’s totally normal.” *sobbing* “…bro. Bro there are words for it there’s an entire list oh my god-”

“-finally.”

4

I remember being teased relentlessly throughout my childhood and my teenage life where people would say that because of my skin I’ll never be beautiful enough, they would even recommend skin bleaching products. So as a child I quickly realised that as a dark skinned girl I was not considered beautiful enough… At that time I didn’t know that it was the negativity from the people around me that was causing me to hate my skin and myself for that matter. I remember a time during school photos where a girl shouted “she’s too dark! You won’t see anything on her ID but her teeth!”, of course everyone laughed it out… And so did I…. Because I didn’t want to make it seem like I was offended… Their feelings felt more important than mine… After all growing up I was always reminded of how unlikely I was of ever being beautiful or finding someone that found my darkness beautiful…..
As a 19 year old today I sit here and say “I never gave in to skin bleaching”, “I was constantly reminded of how ugly I was but that only made me love myself even more….. I began considering myself as someone different, someone beautiful and out of the ordinary.”
Your skin no matter how dark it is that when you smile you can only see the glow of your teeth is worthy of love, your skin is that of a goddess and you should never feel anything about your skin but self love. I write this to all of the people that have gone through similar and worse, you don’t need to learn to Love your skin, the love is already there… You just gotta unleash it.

I would like to hear some stories of yours if you’ve ever gone through the same thing…. Message me on Instagram.
IG: YoungNubiie

I need you, i need you so bad i can’t stop thinking about you; your voice, your laugh, your smile, your personality, the way you rant about things, how you trusted me so much, and the way you make me happier than anyone else could.I felt lucky to have you in my life, i wish we still talked so i could feel like the most important person in the world again

I don’t want to rain on anybody’s fandom fun but I find it kind of hilarious everybody pegs Keith as resident conspiracy theorist when like

Keith, in episode 1: So I just felt weirdly compelled to go out in the desert and look for something, found carvings that led me to anticipate some kind of arrival and I knew I had to go meet whoever was coming and get them away from the Garrison. It turned out aliens were involved but that’s really not that important? Also I’ll just talk about it like all of this is normal and be mildly put-out when someone makes fun of me. Weird pseudo-clairvoyance is just a normal thing that happens to everyone, right?

Pidge, in episode 1: I infiltrated a government space exploration program by falsifying my identity and secretly built equipment to listen for alien radio chatter which I regularly sneak out of the dorms to do. I did this because said government space program is definitely lying to me about the disappearance of this space mission and the one time I told someone about it, I specifically told them that the world as they knew it was about to change.

I mean, in general, Pidge puts an incredibly high priority about finding information and getting answers- the whole green paladin ‘inquisitive’ thing- while Keith is much more that he has a vague, but strong-held feeling of something that’s right and he’ll pursue that single goal, details don’t matter to him nearly as much. People talk about his “conspiracy chart” but all he really had there was pictures of the carvings and a map where he seems to have narrowed down exactly where the energy was coming from. 

So I guess, proposed alternative measure: Pidge who is determined to chase weird stuff and Keith who is just. the incredibly ride-or-die friend about it. 

Pidge opens the door to Keith’s room at 3AM “KEITH C’MON I THINK THIS PLANET HAS A GHOST”

Keith is like. half awake and already putting on his jacket. “jeez, okay, let me find where we left the camera last time.”

It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman. It’s still something that I don’t have all the answers for but I would like to make a bit of a difference; do something, anything, that causes people to have more sense of equality.

2

So i think it’s kinda obvious to tell that Star is literally a social butterfly, and that it’s super easy for her to makes friends and participate in social activities….

so how in the world did she and loner,friend-less,isolated, unsocial Tom ever become a couple?

They’re similar, and yet also opposites.

I can make some pretty good assumptions as to why Star might’ve wanted to date Tom due to her rebellious nature.

But what about Star is this important to Tom?

Personally, i think alot of it comes from the fact that Star is such a social and likable person.

Having someone like her in his life was probably a pleasant and refreshing experience for him. He had someone who actually enjoyed his company, and who probably felt like a light compared to the rest of his sad life.

Which only makes it worse for Tom when he feels like he’s the one responsible for losing what was probably the most important and most positive relationship he ever had. And without it, he’s back to being by himself feeling like nobody likes him.

The more i get to know of Star’s past, the more i keep thinking my theory that she and Tom dated in secret might actually be true.

I don’t exactly know when or how long they’ve been dating but-

None of her interdenominational friends have ever mentioned Tom.

Doesn’t look like he ever hung out with her and her friends.

River in “Camping Trip” didn’t know she ever had a boyfriend

The kingdom of Mewni clearly isn’t big on the idea of Monster-Mewman marriage (Tom isn’t a monster, but it doesn’t look like the Butterfly bloodline ever allowed any marriages between Mewmans and any other species  )

Honestly i have a hard time believing that if any of star’s friends or family knew about Tom, they would’ve forgot about him. 


It’s hard to believe that NOBODY would know about it, since Tom is clearly happy about them being together and you think he would’ve told someone, but then again i don’t know about his relationship with his fellow demons yet…he might not even know Mewni could be against them being together and Star never told him.

And he doesn’t have friends to talk to, and i still think his parents are likely abusive and not the kinda people he can talk to about having a girlfriend….


Until i get some answers here about what their relationship was…their relationship sounds very complicated…

  • Star was a huge positive joy for Tom, who needed people in his life he could rely on and who cared about him.
  • Star (and maybe Tom), didn’t tell anyone about their dating life for some reason
  • Tom was desperate to re-kindle the joy he had from their relationship before, the one he feels responsible for losing.
  • Star probably only could leave mewni by using either someone else’s scissors, or ponyhead might’ve snuck her out. So Tom probably was at mewni for some reason when they met.
  • Both were prolly at fault for their breakup.
  • Star might’ve never been to the Underworld before? Due to her actions in Bmb?

I’m just making head canons based on what i see and what i observe.

It’s nice Marco is currently providing Tom a new positive relationship that can and will definitely help him.

I can only hope it’ll go a lot better then whatever did happen with Star.

HOW TO ASK FOR COLLABS

So I felt the need to make this post because I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking me for collabs but there are a lot of things that are a bit off in these emails so I wanted to clarify for yall how to ask someone for a collab.

1. BE PROFESSIONAL. NUMBER ONE RULE.

Write these emails like you’re writing a school email. I’m not super picky about formatting or “dear star” at the top or something, but you can’t send me an email that just says “u want to collab? I need voice for fandub” Or something like that. 100% of the time if you send me an email like this, I will not reply. I simply dont have time to email back and have an email chain figuring out what you mean. Try to use complete sentences, and spell words correctly. Also stay away from “u” and stuff like that, because it doesn’t look professional at all.

2. INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT

This is the biggest one I have an issue with. If you don’t have a previous channel or any other previous work, that’s completely fine. I am perfectly open to working with people who haven’t done anything online before. However, you need to show me something. A preview, a sample of the voice acting, a demo of the game, something like that. Also, include information about what you precisely would need from me. “I would like you to voice this character, in this particular voice, and here is a sample of the lines I would need.” is a good example. If you’re not set on the lines or what kind of voice you need that’s fine, I dont need something really specific, just a rough estimate or more information about the project. 

3. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO JOIN OUR CHANNEL AS A POSSIBLE VOICE ACTOR, SEND A DEMO REEL. IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A DEMO REEL IN THE ORIGINAL EMAIL, I WILL NOT RESPOND BECAUSE I SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE TIME. 

I get about 4-5 emails daily asking if someone could join the channel as a possible voice actor. I’m completely open to adding people as possible voice actors, I’ve done it many times before, but you NEED to send me a demo reel if you’re looking to join or have an established channel or work that I can check out. It’s as simple as that. Remember, your voice is your trade. You need to showcase your trade. 

4. DO NOT BE SELF-DEPRECATING IN THESE EMAILS. 

Nothing makes me want to delete an email more than reading the words: Here’s my demo reel, it’s so bad don’t look at it. I’m not saying you should send me an email saying “I AM THE BEST VOICE ACTOR IN THE WORLD HIRE ME”, but try to remember that when you’re sending me a demo reel or something like that you’re sending me an audition. If you walked into any audition and told the director not to listen to you, they would send you out of the room. I’m going to do the same. You’re an actor, you’re selling yourself. A better way to word it if you’re not sure about your audition is to say: “I’m still working on it, could I get some constructive feedback?” That right there is WAY better than “this is so bad.” I know this is a weird thing to be picky about, but I get a lot of these types of emails and it weighs on me. 

5. DONT SEND ME “CAN YOU CRITIQUE MY UNDERTALE AU?” just dont do it. I’d love to check out a comic or something, but I know nothing about creating AUs.  


AND THATS IT! I know I was a little strict in this post, don’t let that stop you from sending me an email! I love what I do and I love meeting new people through the internet, I just felt the need to share with you guys the best way to send emails because then you have a better chance of getting in contact with me! Plus this is helpful for people who don’t really know how to send these types of emails, and don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t know. 
Also just because why not, my email is starbotcentral@gmail.com. 

It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman. It’s still something that I don’t have all the answers for but I would like to make a bit of a difference; do something, anything, that causes people to have more sense of equality.

well

i know this blog hasn’t been funny lately. i think it’s probably because i haven’t felt funny lately. i think i used to make jokes??? i feel like i remember a time when i made jokes and WASN’T constantly chewing on glass, i don’t know, it’s very hazy. 

but there are some things i want to say, before i close all my curtains and curl up into a ball on my bed and just like, stew in the dark for a bit. i want to say them because they are important and also because, despite everything, i still believe that they are true, even though lol our democracy is crumbling and also chicago has only had 4 days of sun in the last 30 and my mental health is just a garbage can filled with old cabbage.

i want to say that i love all of you, that i am grateful for all of you, that your lives matter and who you are is important and wonderful and not broken or defective. i want to say that the world is can be an ugly place but you still belong here. i want to say that no matter what the future brings, i do believe that it can be better, that we can make it better, that nothing is inevitable.

tonight i’m very tired and very sad and very scared. it’s okay to be those things sometimes. i’m going to lie on the floor for a while. but tomorrow i’m going to get up again.

i just wanted to promise that, to all of you, especially those of you whose worlds are shifting in new and terrifying ways: tomorrow i’m going to get up again and fight for you. i’m going to do it the next day, and all the days after. i’m going to keep getting up.

its so weird for me seeing media representation of two girls kissing or something b/c it makes me think; is this how straight people feel when they watch romance movies? iv never felt anything while watch a heterosexual kissing scene, i watch entire romance movies waiting to feel something, to connect to the characters and then i watch Hayley Kiyoko’s 5 minute music video about two girls and it has me on the edge of tears and it makes me so upset b/c to me finding content like that 5 minute video is so rare sometimes i start to think that i am incapable of feelings. this is why representation is so fucking important 

i feel like if there was ONE decision louis made about this promo it was to make sure fans know how much he and steve appreciate us and love us, how good we are and the importance we have, this is something that was never done before, i am very moved and i want to thank them cause i never felt this appreciated in 5 years of my fandom experience. 

Hour Sixteen : Of Importance

Prompt : “Why does my butt look so flat in this, but when you wear it, it makes yours look bigger?”

A/N : 16 out of 24

Pairing : Dick Grayson x Reader

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It was a dare.

You shifted uncomfortably as you felt the Nightwing suit attach to your skin as though it was about to swallow you whole.

“How the hell do you fight in this!” You said through gritted teeth, feeling like you were being suffocated.

Dick shrugged, “I was an acrobat, remember? We had costumes way more uncomfortable then this.”

“I don’t envy your life.” You said, stretching to try and somehow magically make yourself smaller.

“That won’t work,” Dick said, laughing, “I ordered it made to fit any size because I forgot what size you said you were.”

“What an amazing boyfriend.” You said sarcastically, “Can I get out of this death trap now? You know, before I pass out from lack of oxygen.”

“Well before you do, go check yourself out in the mirror first.” Dick urged, grabbing your arms and led you over to the full length mirror hanging on his bedroom wall.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if you do this every night before going on patrol.” You snickered. At his silence, you knew your theory was undeniably true. “You’re so conceited sometimes, Dick Grayson.”

“There’s nothing wrong with admiring yourself.” Dick said, defending his honor.

Rolling your eyes, you turned around to check your backside, only to stare in shock at how utterly…flat your butt looked.

“What the hell?” You exclaimed loudly, walking forward so that you could be closer to the mirror.

“Is something wrong?” Dick asked, alarmingly, checking you over.

“Why does my butt look so flat in this, but when you wear it, it makes yours look bigger?” You questioned, pouting.

Dick released a relieved laugh, “Oh, I thought it was about something important.”

“This is important, Dick!”

Fratboy!Niall oneshot (smut)

- yea, took me MONTHS, im aware
- 3.5k
- written from Y/N’s pov
- can’t find a title. sue me.
- SMUT. just in case you didnt see.
- i don’t find this that bad but i prefer to warn ppl, name calling, dirty talking, blablabla.
- i didnt proofread. i never proofread. i hate to proofread.
- feedbacks? likes? reblogs? comments? asks? PLEASE? :)
- IMPORTANT: read what i wrote at the end in bold! 

FRATBOY!NIALL ONESHOT SMUT

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When Vine is shutting down in the near future, Markiplier’s short video experiments are going to be taken with it. Out of the ones that should be saved for posterity, this one in particular should be given the chance to live on.

I could’ve picked any of the extremely weird or awkwardly hilarious ones he made and reposted that one instead, but I felt that this one is important for several reasons, the biggest one being that it has been a very effective confidence boost for those in and outside the fandom, and its spread helped quite a lot of people through some emotional turmoil. Now, with Vine on the cusp of kicking the bucket, any past embed of this vine will likely be broken before long, putting a potential stop to the existence and circulation of this spark of hope.

It may not have been something truly life-changing, but a 6-second video that has proven to make a difference in several people’s lives is worthy of being archived and spread outside Vine once it’s gone.

Sudden Realizations//Mark Tuan

Originally posted by onlymarktuan93

Pairing: Mark x Reader

Genre: Fluff

Summary: “5 Ways To Say ‘I Love You. Way 6 :“You’re the most important thing in my life.

Author’s Note: Wow Marks hella cute bye

xoxo Sara


You felt his hand grip yours when as you both strolled inside of the mall you were in, his eyes focused on you rather than the stores in front of you. You smiled softly, pushing his shoulder slightly while shaking your head, “Stop looking at me like that.”

“Why?” Mark giggled, pressing his nose into your cheek, a giggle bubbling your throat that you attempted to suppress, “Does it make you nervous?”

“Why would it make me nervous?” You turned your head towards his, your nose nudging into his as you smiled at him, “We’ve been dating for 6 months, i’m used to you staring at me like that. I just don’t want you to walk into something, because I’ll laugh at you.”

Even though most of that was true, you knew that you would never be over the way that he looked at you, as if you were the most precious gem in the universe. When his eyes glistened at you, it made you feel butterflies in your stomach, and though you may try to convince yourself that you will get over that feeling, you know you won’t.

Everything feels comfortable with Mark, and he feels it too. He had noticed that even simple trips to the mall had been more comedic and entertaining when you were by his side. With you, he felt as if there was never a dull moment, because if he felt bored or anything, he could simply look at the beauty in front of him and smile.

He hadn’t realized how much you meant to him until that very moment in the mall, as strange as it was. Because as you both traveled, hand in hand, he felt comfortable and loved and wanted, which was something he craved for from another person, and he loved that the person who was able to give him that was you.

Maybe it was the way that your hand fit perfectly in his, or how you felt so small when you rested against his chest. It could be the way his heart flutters when you walk around in one of his shirts, or even the way you take his breath away with just a simple smile. He had no idea, maybe all of the factors came into play, but the one thing that he knew for sure, was that he was head over heels in love with you.

You and him decided to sit on a bench within the mall, near the small area where the children played. You leaned your head on his shoulder, feeling tired after all of the Christmas shopping you had accomplished within this one trip to the mall. Mark pressed a gentle kiss to your forehead, taking in the smell of your hair and the feeling of your head pressed perfectly into the crook of his neck, his heart fluttering each time you squeezed his hand.

“Can I be honest with you, (Y/N)?” Mark mumbled softly, watching as the children ran around playing tag, climbing on the little structures the mall had placed just for them.

“Of course you can, Markie.”

“You… You’re the most important thing in my life. You know that, right?” Mark looked at you with soft eyes as you felt your cheeks flush, a smile slowly spreading across your lips as you looked back up at him.

“I do now,” you mumbled, pressing a gentle kiss to his chin as he smiled widely.

“You mean a whole lot to me. I’m so lucky to have you,” he sighed, his hand leaning up to cup your cheek, “Thank you for dealing with me.”

“Oh, shut up,” you mumbled, letting a soft giggle fall from your lips, “You’re not hard to deal with. I like having you around.”

Mark wrapped an arm around your waist, pulling you closer into his chest as he sighed contently, “I like having you around, too.”

anonymous asked:

You know what makes me happy? 16 years and he sees star as important enough to leave his new life . Crazier was the maturity he gained through it .

Imho, Marco was being fairly immature about his “new life”.
It felt more like “a kid talking about living his dream fantasies”.
He came back because he realized how childish all of that was, other than “I can’t leave Earth: people care about me. I can’t be so selfish!”.

And agreed.
Marco matured more in the single minute he talked with Star than in the previous 16 years chasing the scissors. Gaining new skills =/= being mature.

atlasoftheclouds  asked:

Re: Liara. I never really connected with her because her entire personality changed so abruptly for literally no reason? ME3 did an okay job of trying to reconcile ME1 Liara and ME2 Liara, but it still felt really weird to me. Also, ME3 makes it seem like Liara is the closest and most loyal one to to you, but she abandons you to do her own thing in ME2. The gesture would have felt more genuine if she hadn't left. I like Liara a lot, but because of that, she's never been a favorite.

I’m so thankful for the Shadow Broker DLC not just because it’s a damn good DLC but it also gives Liara much-needed character development in ME2. Base game, Liara’s change is really jarring because we don’t have time to process it like we do with the other characters. I think where the disconnect is (at least for me) is I feel like the writers had a clearer picture of Liara’s character that wasn’t shown to us. In base game you show up, she’s repeating Matriarch Benezia’s threats, she asks you to help hack some terminals, tells you where Thane and Samara are, is pretty closed-off in her answers when you talk to her about herself and that’s it. What you mentioned in ME3 bridges the gap more - we get to see more of her and the change feels less abrupt and more natural.

I compare Liara in ME2 a lot to Wrex - not that their personalities are similar, but they went through similar off-screen development. However, I think in-game Wrex’s growth works more because you got a few more hints of it in ME1 - the more you talk to him, the more he starts to ruminate on the Krogan instead of just brushing them off. So even though we don’t see it, Wrex returning to Tuchanka in ME2 isn’t much of a stretch because we’ve had those talks with him. I think Liara could’ve really benefitted from a few more non-romance lines in ME1 that hint in the direction she’ll be going in ME2. As someone pointed out in the initial Liara post, the comic book spin-off Redemption does show how Liara began to become more “hardened” and what eventually lead her toward the path of becoming an information broker. Unfortunately, to get that context you have to go outside the games.

I actually do think Liara being so obsessed with saving Shepard works, even if you don’t romance her. ME1 Liara is used to rejection - she’s been dismissed because of her age, she carries a stigma for being pureblood, she and her mother are estranged and she’s laughed off in the academic community. I absolutely think it’s in-character that she becomes so attached to Shepard, because Shepard is (from what we know) one of the only people to believe what Liara has to say and even beyond that treats her as an authority on Protheans. Liara also mentions repeatedly that she’s not used to working with people and her understanding of social boundaries are skewed because of this - even when talking with her, Liara frequently “steps over the line” and asks Shepard very personal questions in a way that no other squadmate does unless romanced. It makes sense to me that Shepard is so important to Liara, even if the Shepard in question doesn’t romance her or even chooses renegade dialogue when speaking with her. So her being particularly devastated by Shepard’s death and leaping to doing anything to save Shepard never really bothered me, because I think it’s authentic to her character. I do agree that it can be awkward in the game if your Shepard was never particularly close to her, but I think even then it works for me personally because in that case it’s just Liara carrying her attachment to Shep even if that Shep doesn’t reciprocate the ties as deeply. If that makes sense?

I also think in ME1 we also see that Liara has a “nothing is impossible” attitude when it comes to the things she cares about deeply so I can buy her being so hell-bent on retrieving Shepard’s body. I think Liara’s personality is that she wouldn’t accept Shepard’s death unless she had the proof right in front of her. I see complaints that it’s weird Liara was the one who found Shepard and handed them over to Cerberus, even if you don’t romance her, but I have to disagree. I think it makes complete sense with how her character is written. This is the same woman who spent decades tracking down everything she could to prove her theory about the Protheans, even when she was dismissed by the rest of academic society and she had to dig around unstable ruins. She doesn’t let go easily.

Sorry for the fucking essay, I had more feelings on this than I thought.