I guess the way I see it is, you either reveal your romance options or you gate flirts.
Like, maybe this is just me, but as a… chick for chicks, let’s say, a ladybro for ladybros, a spectre for spectres… the conversation where the woman you’ve been flirting for several interactions with who’s given no prior indication that she’s straight tells you she’s so not into it? That’s not a clever game mechanic.
(Oh, it’s realistic, sure, but it’s realistic in the way that a daily shit is realistic, and funny how you don’t see much of that realism in video games.)
It keeps being treated by the writers as this fun thing - explore! discover! you’ll see, haha! - when the interaction they’re describing is one that isn’t even a little fun in real life. When it’s so closely related to the reality that when I came out as bi, years ago, all my straight female friends had to pull me aside and make sure I knew that they weren’t interested in women. (Despite the fact that I was married at the time.) There’s no real awareness on their part that I can see that for a specific group of people that kind of conversation has extremely negative connotations in real life that it doesn’t hold for others.
It’s not about entitlement, or being able to romance whoever you want. It’s about wanting to play a goddamn video game about scanning virtual rocks and seducing aliens without having to sit through the pained-smile-’well-as-long-as-you-know-i’m-not…-you-know’ speech in two fucking galaxies at once.
Cat Grant Appreciation Week 1/7 Obviously one of the big reasons I love Cat Grant is that she’s one half of my OTP and like 9 of the reasons that SuperCat is my OTP is Cat Grant but there is so much more to Cat than that. This Cat Grant Appreciation Week I will refrain entirely from using any supercat moments, in order to highlight how much I appreciate Cat Grant even without all the great shipping.
Favorite Scene: Cat x Kara scenes aside, Mrs. Grant, Queen of All Media, CEO of CatCo and spectacular journalist, is so amazing, in part for her ability to inspire others. Besides inspiring an unbelievable amount of fan art, she also inspires people. Thats why this is one of my favourite scenes because it’s one of the first times we see that side of her without the stone-cold boss persona she so easily hides behind. We see her brilliance in action, and the side of her that wants to do good and make the world a better place and inspire people to do better, which is one of the things that made me fall in love with her as a character in the first place.
+Bonus this beautiful face she makes whatever she’s doing
Makoto cat … Her name is Bramblefang because it sounds cool and tough. She’s the kind of cat to talk about upholding the warrior code and such but when it comes down to it she follows her heart before any code. Sae is a highly respected warrior/probably the next deputy in this au so she has a lot of pressure on her to be a model warrior.
See, it’s off over there, around the corner in the kitchen. Dinner! I’ll just keep this chair warm for you until dinner arrives, When I’ll get down and eat it.
See that corner of the chair that I’m NOT sitting on? Well, in the cat-business, we call that friendly gesture an “enticement”. Like saying: “you could sit here but there’s a cat in the rest of the chair, so you’d better get dinner for the cat and then he’ll get out of the chair and you can sit down.”
What’s that? I haven’t left enough chair for you to sit on comfortably?
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