what did i ever do to you bioware!

so i was talking with a co-worker about mass effect: andromeda and, inevitably when you’re talking about a bioware game, we started on the romance and i mentioned that people are already going wild for jaal and that the bioware fandom, in general, is pretty fucking wild and if earth ever gets invaded by aliens they are going to be so ecstatic. then a much older co-worker came into the conversation and was like, “what’s this about aliens?” and we both kinda startled, like deer-looking-into-the-headlights and i was just like, “uh. wow. how do i explain this to you??” but i did, awkwardly, with examples. and i don’t think that older co-worker will ever be the same again.