orders from the admiral

also I’m really tired of hearing the argument of “well what does it matter it’s just a character!” because there are scientific studies that prove that humans take on the qualities of the characters they see portrayed in media subconsciously so what the fuck do you think happens when people see only characters who behave in extremely damaging ways?

dude, I love Mass Effect

but seriously if you’re so blind as to try and argue actual motherfucking fact on the point that the asari are designed in order to appeal to straight dudes on a sexual level before they were designed to interact in the in-game universe

and then try and fucking go as far as to say that sort of shit is justified because “HUMANS ARE SEXUAL BEINGS” and think that people who have a problem with the fact that THEIR GENDER IS BEING TOTED ABOUT LIKE A MOTHERFUCKING SLAB OF MEAT THAT IS TO BE DANGLED IN THE FACE OF MEN AS A REWARD FOR JUST BEING THERE and people who take offence TO THE FACT THAT THERE IS AN ENTIRE RACE COMPLETELY DESIGNED IN ORDER TO UNDERMINE FEMININITY AND WOMEN IN GENERAL FOR THE SAKE OF MALE SEXUAL PLEASURE are wrong because you personally don’t take offence to that

then please unplug your computer.

go outside.

sit on the sidewalk.

stare into the sun.

and never.  speak.  again.

I am still so irritated by that “shepard as ripley as madonna” reading I saw on my dash this morning

Like seriously it is the most obnoxious trope/reading in the entire universe. Don’t people get tired of reading EVERY FEMALE CHARACTER IN SCIENCE FICTION AS HAVING A MOTHERHOOD COMPLEX???????

‘WELL I THINK SHE DREAMS ABOUT THE KID BECAUSE MATERNAL INSTINCTS!!!!!’

or how about it’s because shepard clearly has a massive saviour complex as indicated by the fact that she hears the whispers of evERYONE SHE FAILED TO SAVE, NOT JUST THAT ONE KID????????????? AND THAT THEY WERE FORESHADOWING THE USE OF THE STARCHILD AS A PLOT DEVICE??????? BECAUSE UNLIKE EVERYONE ELSE THE CHILD HAD NO ABILITY TO PROTECT ITSELF AND SHEPARD IS A HUGE GLUTTON FOR SELF-IMPOSED GUILT????????????? BUT NO I’M TOTALLY CONVINCED IT’S BECAUSE SHE REALLY WANTS TO BE A MOM DEEP DOWN.

why does no one say that male shepard has a fatherhood complex huh why is no one saying he has paternalistic urges

OH WAIT I’M PRETTY SURE I KNOW WHY