so my church used this picture for the bulletin this week and i got to see it early and i looked at my mum and
this is from bioshock infinite
where the main protagonist
as in the guy catching the girl
is called the false shepard
Don't make death threats against president Trump unless you're ready to face the repercussions of such heresy. I expect nothing less from a wilby graduate.
LOL OKAY WOW
I never made a death threat against Donald Trump, I only voiced my immense distaste for him and everything he stands for. BIG difference. But “repercussions of such heresy” is what’s really killing me here! And oooh, what, did we go to high school together? You must be bored because it’s literally 6:45am. Go back to sleep???
“Heresy” implies something religious– you’re a moth to a flame, a sheep following a false shepard– keep worshipping him, if it makes you happy? But don’t attempt to “threaten” me with basic knowledge like mentioning my high school– that’s something you can find from a two second Google search.
I wish I knew who you were so I could block you– but oh well. Keep messaging me, okay? Let’s be pen-pals!
So, even if we accept the Catalyst as having told the truth - which I don’t - then Destroy is still the only option that doesn’t play right into the Reapers’ hands. I mean, really? The Protheans tried Control in their cycle, too. They had a splinter group just like Cerberus, and it failed, just like Cerberus. Who says Shepard is the exception? The Catalyst. Who is probably either a Reaper itself, or has their best interests in mind. To top it off, Synthesis describes what the Reapers want almost to the letter. They want to subsume organics into their fold. That’s what they do, in the name of “preservation”. The way the Catalyst words it, we know that it’s trying to convince us that Destroy is somehow cruel or evil. It’s twisting its words to change our impression of the facts. Because if what it’s saying is absolutely true, then it, too, is a synthetic. It would die as well. It’s self-preservation at its finest.
Of course, all of that assumes that the Catalyst isn’t a dirty liar, as well as assuming that the Indoctrination Theory is false - that Shepard is somehow above indoctrination, just like Shepard is somehow above falling to the same influence that would’ve had the Illusive Man and the Protheans failing at Control - so the arguments are on shaky ground anyway. Basically? I think a good chunk of the fanbase is indoctrinated at this point. And that kinda scares the shit out of me.
Since remaking my blog last June, I’ve met some of the best people in the world. I consider many of you great friends of mine. Then there are people I follow, but don’t talk to. Not because I don’t want to get to know you, but because you are just so awesome, I don’t want to trouble you with my unworthiness. Either way, just know you mean a lot to me.
Before I get started, I have to give it up to my amazing followers. There’s almost 19,000 of you enlisted in the Luigi Army. I don’t know where you came from, but thank you for your kindness and support and your swords, dweebs. I love you.
i will follow you into the dark forever - 600 followers follow forever!
- i hit 600 followers and imma cry cause i love you all so much okay because my blog is everywhere and my fandoms are everywhere and i love you so much. - friends and favorite cutie patooties are in bold and italic. (◡‿◡✿)
I’ve noticed how the relationship between the setting and player character in Bioshock and its sequel Bioshock Infinite are quite inverse.
Bioshock starts out as your story, you survived a plane crash and you went down to rapture and now you’re trying to find a safe way out of it. Rapture and its denizens are the obstacles in your story and every place and location is just another level.
In Bioshock Infinite you’re but a pawn in the story of Columbia, you’re there because the Luteces ordered you to get involved with the politics of Columbia. You are the False Shepard, the people of Columbia decide who you are and what your role in the story is. Every section and faction of the city decides for you who you are and what you do.
But as you explore Rapture and meets it people and learn about its past, the story becomes less and less about you and more and more about Rapture, and what its citizens do and what its history is. Rapture is no longer just an obstacle in your path, you’re a part of it, and in the end, the twist reveals that you were just a mere pawn in the politics of Rapture.
But in Bioshock Infinite, as you get to know Elizabeth and her family more and more, as you meet people from your past in the city, as you learn more about Comstock and the story behind Columbia, all the politics and intrigue become less and less about the city, and more about you, and who you are and what you’re doing. The twist reveals that the entire existence of Columbia revolves around you, and you’re the true center of the plot. It’s your story.