khalisah al jilani

I really don’t get the hate towards Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani and kind of hate it myself. like honestly it’s not warranted for—she’s just a woman—a poc woman if you want to get even more political about it—doing her job. and it justifies and memeifies shepard assaulting a civilian which is just not cool

Some More Notable Bioware Character Who Share Voices


So I made a post before and actually reblogged it with these updates, but I’m not overly familiar with the finer workings of Tumblr posts and apparently nobody saw it because I am continuously getting messages that Mark Meer and others are not on the first part. Hopefully this helps!

(kinda embarrassed I forgot Claudia Black in part 1, I had hers on my list but completely overlooked making her picture )

(also I know that Jon Curry voiced both Zevran and one of the Male Inquisitors, but I did not include because both characters are only in Dragon Age and not one of the other two)

(also Star Wars The Old Republic characters are not included on the list simply because I have not experienced the game, I’m not familiar with the characters in question, and I don’t want to get them wrong. Sorry!)

Claudia Black - Morrigan (DAO, DAI), Daro’Xen vas Moreh (ME2, ME3), Matriarch Aethyta (ME2, ME3)

Simon Templeman - Loghan Mac Tir (DAO, DAI), Dr. Gavin Archer (ME2, ME3), Han’Gerrel vas Nema (ME2, ME3)

Kimberly Brooks - Ashley Williams (ME1, ME2, ME3), Lanaya (DAO)

Steven Barr - Urdnot Wrex (ME1, ME2, ME3), Dulin Forender (DAO)

April Banigan - Khalisah Al-Jilani (ME1, ME2, ME3), Delilah Howe (DAII)

Brian Bloom -  Varric Tethras (DAII, DAI), Darner Vosque (ME3), Leske (DAO)

Wendy Braun - Gianna Parasini (ME1, ME2), Felsi (DAO)

Mark Meer - Male Shepard (ME1, ME2, ME3), Jethann (DAII), Athras(DAO)

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
-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
-“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
-“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!”
-“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.

unpopular opinion of the day: I like Khalisah Bint Sinan Al-Jilani and Diana Allers. I think they’re doing their jobs the best they can and don’t deserve all the hate and literal death wishes they get from the fandom

I feel I’m one of the very few people who’ve never punched Khalisah al-Jilani in all three games. For some reason, when she says at the end, “You know, we’ve never always seen eye to eye, but I’m glad you’re on our side,” makes me feel happy. I guess it’s true what my deceased best friend used to say; despite how people get on your nerves, sometimes those kind of people will remember acts of kindness and return it someday.

To Seize the Moment, Part 5

Summary: Due to a cultural miscommunication,  Shepard and Garrus wind up proposing to one another. To their surprise, neither of them wants to take it back.  (Shakarian, PG-13)

Part 1: Part 2 : Part 3 : Part 4 : Part 5 : Part 6 : Part 7 : Part 8: Part 9 : Part 10 : Part 11

As he led her through the crowds, Shepard stayed close to his side, savoring the close contact. In his civies, she could feel the heat pouring out of his body.

Garrus, for his part, seemed entirely focused on their destination.

“I’m surprised you can remember where this place is,” Shepard said, as he made another turn.

He laughed. “I don’t think I could forget it. I got called out here at least once a week.” He squeezed her waist. “You humans seem to have trouble holding your liquor.”

“Hey!” She raised an eyebrow. “Remember the after-party when we beat Saren? I wasn’t the one singing “To Die for the Cause” three ryncol shots in.”

“No,” he smiled. “But you did join in, despite not speaking turian, having a second voice box, or being familiar with the melody. Admit it Shepard, that was a wash.”

She just smiled and squeezed his waist tightly instead, knowing it would distract him from the argument.

He groaned. “Shepard, stop that.”

She smirked and pressed in again, this time sliding her hand from the dip of his waist to the top of his hips.

Lightning fast, he wrapped his arms around her. “Bad girl.” He murmured, voice low.

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We’re doing another week of the Ladies of Mass Effect Project: Rare Female Characters Week!

  • Who are rare female characters? They are:

-female characters who are only in a few scenes (Shiala, Khalisah al-Jilani, Diana Allers, Matriarch Aethyta, Matriarch Benezia, Gabriella Daniels, Admiral Daro'Xen vas Moreh, etc)

-female characters who are only in one mission (Tela Vasir, MayaBrooks, Nyreen Kandros, etc)

-female characters who don’t appear in the games but exist (Solana Vakarian) or appear in the books or comics

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In another news I am picturing characters from the trilogy going to Andromeda 

More specifically:

-Tela Vasir: would be the asari Pathfinder, good friends with Raeka but always starting shit, half in love with Sloane
-Niftu Cal: THE BIOTIC GOD telling the Archon and other kett: “Fear me, lesser creatures, for I am biotics made flesh!”
-Khalisah Al-Jilani: raising hell if you throw her in jail for doing her job; watch out because democracy and freedom of the press is still a thing
-Maelon: genuinely trying to atone for his mistakes in Andromeda and witnessing a new age for the krogan, he sees them daring to hope again