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re-imagined citadel dlc photo because bioware, you can’t give me a dlc specifically dedicated to proving how much this ridiculous ragtag group of buddies love each other like family, and then give me their drunken houseparty photo… where they’re all standing in strict lines at military attention not touching each other????? like, I get it, making people interact in video games isn’t easy, but that weirdly awkward photo did break my game immersion somewhat. I haven’t been to a drunken houseparty in about five years but I can tell you, they’re gonna cram as many people as possible onto that sofa, and most of them are gonna be distracted well before the photo gets taken. 

TOP ROW: steve and vega are on krogan-wrangling duty. steve is better at it. zaeed wants wrex’s drink umbrella but wrex is watching him closely to make sure he puts it the fuck back. jack’s just…jack. miranda was meant to be looking kind of disgusted like “ugh really?” but I realised as I was colouring it looks like she was about to say something and got, um, distracted by jack’s tongue soooo……… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  its definitely canon that samara L O V E S babies and excited-daddy-to-be jacob would deffs have baby scans to show anyone and everyone. 

BOTTOM ROW: kaidan “biotic beefcake” alenko unfortunately ends up next to garrus “unreasonably bulky armour” vakarian, and is torn between “YES FRIENDS :D” and “dear god shepard your feet s t i n k” (she fell through a fishtank yesterday kaidan give her a break). sam is tipsy enough to find this all hilarious. shepard’s the only sober one there but she’s still bein a little shit and lounging over everyone because drunk garrus is handsy garrus. liara’s trying to point out that javik’s passed out to tali but its a miracle that tali’s even sitting upright after being blasted on the bathroom floor for like an hour, so its not very effective. kasumi’s trying to convince joker that his hat would make a lot on the merch market and he’s saying that if she tries it he’ll sic edi on her (edi won’t do anything but her Disappointed Face is absolutely Devastating). javik passed out like five minutes ago and let me say, if all he gets is a bit of paper taped to his head, he gets off INCREDIBLY lightly.

Bioware; A History of Gay

Beginning: You get one (1) gay.

Middle: We at Bioware pride ourselves on being inclusive, so we’ve provided for you many romance options of either sex, regardless of your main character.

End: You get one (1) gay.

Imagine the Normandy returning to Earth and trying to establish a comm link with the Alliance. Imagine the entire crew anxiously waiting and hoping to hear another voice after so long. Suddenly the crew erupts in cheers when Admiral Hackett’s voice comes over the comms. “We read you Normandy, loud and clear.” There’s a short pause before Hackett says, “We got someone here who wants to say hello to the crew.” A weak, raspy voice is then heard. “This is Commander Shepard….welcome home Normandy.”

Originally posted by heartbreakhur

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30 Day Mass Effect Challenge

↬ 12. Favourite NPC

Steve Cortez! Honest to God I adore this man. He is sweet, loveable, and his story about his husband breaks my heart and I always make sure to go down to talk to him after every mission. He’s one of those characters that I wish got more screen time, just due to the fact that I loved having him around and if I could stand playing as MaleShep, I would most certainly romance Steve.

Also he is the only one not to make fun of Shep’s dancing so A++ my guy. I love you. 

So that big character piece I did for the Mass Effect coloring book from Dark Horse? I went ahead and colored it myself :)

I know I said I was done being salty but surprise I lied

Anyone else find it kinda funny that bioware has actually gone backwards from me3 in terms of mlm representation?

I mean while Steve was kinda non-essential to the plot unfortunately (I was talking to my sister the other day and I think it’s entirely possible to play the entire game without speaking to Steve once), Kaidan kinda was plot important due to his role as the virmire survivor

But now, it’s like we’ve got two Steves? (And I am by no means insulting Steve Cortez I love him tbh)

But like neither Reyes nor Gil seem particularly important to the plot and the world (well galaxy) and I’m just annoyed

I mean I’m like about 10 hours in and I’ve optionally spoken to Gil and haven’t even met Reyes yet

Like why can’t gay and bisexual men have actual roles in a storyline other than playing the romance option to placate the LGBT community