From 27th November to December 3rd, it is Mordin Solus Appreciation Week! Mordin is Shepard’s only Salarian squadmate across the trilogy, and he certainly makes an impression. Kelly calls him a “hamster on coffee” and Jack memorably says they should have just let Mordin talk the Collectors to death.
A couple of ground rules:
- This is an appreciation week – therefore positivity is a must!
- no Genophage Cure Discourse. If someone chose to save Mordin and you let him sacrifice himself to cure it, then live and let live.
- be polite and courteous, and make sure to tag any appropriate triggers so that I might be able to do the same.
- have fun!
Any content is welcome, from gifsets and graphics, fic and meta (be sure to use the read more function if it’s particularly long), fanmixes and art; it can even just be a post on why you love him – if it’s Mordin-centric, I want to see it. If you’re stuck for ideas, I’ve come up with some prompts to help you.
November 27th: Scientist Salarian
What do you think Mordin’s personal life is like, with his multitude of relatives? Chaotic or close-knit? Alternatively, come talk to me about why you love Mordin!
November 28th: “Never See Me Coming”
Before joining Shepard’s team and the quarantine on Omega, Mordin was part of the Salarian Special Tasks Group. What sort of things do you think he worked on beyond the Genophage? Do you want to explore his relationship with other officers like Major Kirrahe? Go right ahead.
November 29th: Omega
We first encounter Mordin in the Omega slums trying to cure a plague. Today’s prompt is all about his work on Omega. What do you think made him want to cure the plague? This might also be an opportunity to think about his history (whatever that might be) with Aria.
November 30th: Normandy SR2 and the Suicide Mission
Recruited as one of the crew to take on the Collectors, Mordin is such an integral part of the crew of the Normandy SR2. Who do you think Mordin would have a friendship with out of the crew? Rivalries? Are he and your Shepard close? Anything about his relationships with any of the SR2 crew goes!
December 1st: “Somebody Else Might Have Gotten It Wrong”
“Had to be me. Somebody else might have gotten it wrong” is one of the most heart-breaking lines in the trilogy. Whether you saved him or he sacrificed himself to cure the Genophage, today’s focus is Mordin’s legacy. How do you think he would be remembered by everyone, or if he’s still alive for you, what is he doing after the Reaper war?
December 2nd: Other Projects
He’s done Gilbert and Sullivan productions; presented on Science Fun Today; and narrated a noir story that claims he broke Omega’s one rule…in more ways than one. Today’s a light-hearted look at his other projects – want to write Mordin-in-a-Noir-AU? Or draw him dressed as a Gilbert and Sullivan character? This is the day for you.
December 3rd: Free Choice
Is there anything else that’s been missed out? Today is a free choice.
I will be tracking the tag #mordinweek – so please use this tag, or you can submit to this blog directly. Alternatively you can tag either @mordinweek or my personal over at @verakeys in your posts so I can definitely see it. Please tag your content accordingly so I can catch any triggers.