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REMEMBER HOW VIKTOR SKATES STAY CLOSE TO ME TO YUURI IN THE ABSOLUTE FIRST SCENE 

AND THEN HE GETS THIS SMILE ON HIS FACE

THIS IS THE SOFTEST VIKTOR

especially when you consider how sad he looks while skating the same program at Worlds, because although it might be an artistic choice I also think it’s meant to highlight the deep longing Viktor feels for someone to be close to 

NOT ONLY DOES HE GET TO PAIR SKATE THIS PROGRAM WITH THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE HE ALSO FINALLY GETS TO PERFORM IT KNOWING THAT HE’S NOT ALONE ANYMORE BECAUSE YUURI WILL NEVER LEAVE HIM

this smile saved my life

Weird Human Things

Breastfeeding

Jaal: Human females seem more… Curvy than their male counterparts..

Ryder: Are you asking why we have breasts?

Jaal: …Perhaps.

Ryder: *Laughs* They’re for feeding babies.

Jaal: What?

Ryder: Our mammary glands produce milk for babies!

Jaal:

Baby teeth

Jaal: Humans have multiple sets of teeth?

Ryder: Well, kind of. We’re born with no teeth, we grow a set of ‘baby’ teeth. Then in childhood all those teeth fall out and our permanent set grow in. It can be painful and bloody.

Jaal: That sounds terrifying. 

Static hair

Jaal: Ryder your hair is floating

Ryder: Oh, yeah that happens sometimes.

Jaal: *confused cat face*…What!?!

Blushing

Jaal: Ryder! Your colors are changing!

Ryder: It’s just hot Jaal. Humans turn red sometimes.

Jaal: So, this is normal?

Ryder: Kind of. Blushing can signify distress, but It’s usually no big deal.

Jaal: Distress? Are you not well? 

Ryder: I’m fine Jaal, it’s just hot here 

 *Sometime later after certain saucy scenes* 

Jaal: Ryder, Are you in distress?! Your colors! 

Ryder: *Laughs* No Jaal, I’m fine. 

Freckles

Jaal: Why do some humans have spots while others do not?

Ryder: Spots?…Oh, you mean Freckles.

Jaal: Freckles?

Ryder: Yeah, just genetics. Some human’s just have…spots. *Ryder smiles*

Talk and Walk

Jaal: Why is Liam pacing the ship?

Ryder: He’s on a call Jaal.

Jaal: ??????

Ryder: Oh, human’s like to lap their homes while on calls.

Talking to animals

Pyjak: *squeak*

Ryder: *Squeak!*

Jaal: What are you-

Ryder: Shhh! I’m talking to my child.

Jaal: ?!?!?!

Microwave

*Liam sprints desperately to the kitchen*

Jaal: What’s going on?

Ryder: *dead serious* He has to stop the microwave before it hits zero or it explodes.

Jaal: WHY WOULD HUMANS DESIGN SUCH A FAULTY DEVICE?!?!

Ryder: *Laughing*

Jaal: an…Idiom?

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Is video game voice acting something you want to pursue going forward?
Well yeah, I enjoyed this experience a lot. I want to be loyal to Lexi, obviously. I’ve been very lucky insofar as I’ve managed to cross mediums my entire career, like stage, and theatre, and film, and tv, and now, computer gaming. I would like to keep on doing all of them for a very long time. Not 275 years, but a long time.

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Same-Sex Romances at Mass Effect Nexus - Mods and community

Bless this modder! You can finally have a same-sex romance with Kaidan or Ashely without twiddling around forever with the mod manager. ^_^

Features:

  • Fully-voiced dialogue: Through the restoration of unused dialogue, every line is voiced and animated properly.
  • Anti-flirting: In the vanilla game, simply talking to Ashley or Kaidan would initiate a romance. The mod changes this so the player will have to consciously flirt with Ashley or Kaidan in order for a romance to begin, allowing them to avoid a romance while also not missing out on conversations.
  • No misgendering: Ashley and Kaidan will not refer to Shepard as the wrong gender, and neither will any other character.
  • Functional romance scenes: The previous method of making the romances available resulted in major immersion-breaking glitches during the romance scenes. With this mod, Shepard will appear properly during the scene.

The mod maker, rondeeno,also has said that they’re planning on one for ME2 as well!

Yknow, the thing about Mass Effect, for all its flaws and problematic moments and issues that bioware really needs to work on, they got one thing down. Emotion. I’ve never played a game so packed with emotion as Mass Effect is. Yeah we all bitch about the ending of Mass Effect 3, we all point out the sexist moments, we all discuss where Bioware needs to grow. But I think a majority of us will remember the shocking moment of seeing the Collector base for the first time. We find friends in this rag-tag band our Shepard brings together. We’ll all hold our breath as Joker hobbles through a Normandy under attack. We agonize over who we left behind on Virmire. We cried when characters we came to know left us, and we cheered when a cure for all Krogan fell upon Tuchanka. We were sad, happy, angry, desperate, hopeful, and passionate right alongside these characters we came to know so well. And don’t tell me a huge-ass grin didn’t appear on your face when that damn Thresher Maw took out that Reaper. You can point out as many flaws as you want with the games, we all talk about it; but in the end, Mass Effect isn’t just a game. It’s a feeling, an emotion, an energy that I have personally never felt in any other video game ever. It is passion, plain and simple. And I just find that to be so damn important, when something can make you feel as if a part of your own soul is right there along for the ride. 

Idk that’s just so beautiful to me and it’s why Mass Effect will always be my favorite series of games regardless of the flaws it possesses. 

Doing the Math real quick

- 2139: Saren was born.

- 2154: Commander Shepard was born.

- 2157: relay 314 incident (duped space traffic ticket) ((Saren is 18, Shepard 3))

- 2159: Saren becomes a Spectre. (He’s 20)

- 2163: the Ryder twins are born.

- 2165: humanity gains the right to an embassy on the Citadel. ((Saren’s 26, Shepard 11, Ryders are 2))

- 2170: Mindoir is attacked ((Saren’s 31, Shepard 16, Ryders 7)) also, Avitus Rix becomes a Spectre.

- 2172: Shepard enlists in the Alliance ((Saren’s 33, Shepard 18, Ryders 9))

- 2176: the Skyllian Blitz ((Saren’s 37, Shepard 22, Ryders 13))

- 2177: the Akuze disaster ((Saren’s 38, Shepard 23, Ryders 14))

- 2178: the Torfan massacre ((Saren’s 39, Shepard 24, Ryders 15))

- 2183: the events of Mass Effect 1 ((Saren dies at 44, Shepard’s 29, Ryders 20))

- 2185: the events of Mass Effect 2 ((Shepard’s 31, Ryders 22)); the Andromeda Initiative launches at the end of the year.

- 2186/2187: the Reaper War ((Shepard’s 32))

- 2818: the Nexus arrives at the Heleus Cluster.

- 2819: Ark Hyperion arrives at the Heleus Cluster, the events of Mass Effect Andromeda happen ((Ryders 22))

Ok but think about all of the ways language would change after the contact wars

When humanity is no longer alone in the universe.

‘You’re only human’ coming from a turian, instead of comforting, is patronizing; it becomes an insult. 

How do asari, or other genderless races, react to gendered language? Especially languages where everything is inherently masculine or feminine?

‘The moon’ which moon? your moon? earths moon? palavens moon? which moon?? 

and what about idioms?

‘Well, you know what they say, curiosity killed the cat’ ‘whats a cat’

‘Once in a blue moon’ ‘our moon is literally always blue what’s your point’


Would alien races start picking up our phrases? would we pick up theirs?

‘It was just a knee jerk reaction’ 

‘dude, do hanar even have knees?’ 

‘it was just a figure of speech, christ’

‘I thought you worshiped the enkindlers’ 

-hanar screaming-


Idk, I just, I love the thought of humanity adapting and growing as a part of a wider Galactic community, and language is so key to our species, it’s got to change with us right?