why are all my favorite characters dead i say

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favorite character memeepisodes [2/5]

All of them. Everyone that you saved, everyone Sammy and I saved. They’re all dead. And there’s this woman that’s haunting me. I don’t know why. I don’t know what the connection is, not yet anyway. It’s like my old life is- is coming after me or something. Like, like it doesn’t want me to be happy. ‘Course I know what you’d say. Well, not the you that played softball but… “So go hunt the djinn. He put you here, it can put you back. Your happiness for all those people’s lives, no contest. Right?” But why? Why is it my job to save these people? Why do I have to be some kind of hero? What about us, huh? What, Mom’s not supposed to live her life? Sammy’s not supposed to get married? Why do we have to sacrifice everything, Dad? 

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Endless list of favorite characters  ⟶ Negan (The Walking Dead)

↳ I lost someone… Very close to me. It was right before all this happened. One day they were there… And then it all just fell apart. They died. And it broke me. I don’t feel anymore. I don’t feel sad… I don’t feel scared… I don’t feel happy. I’m just… here. That’s my strength. That’s why I’m alive. You tell me I have to crush a field of babies to keep breathing? Sure. You say people who rely on me aren’t going to live unless I turn someone’s head into a bowl of gravy? I’m there. I don’t feel bad about it. I don’t think about it. It just is what it is. It’s survival. But like I said… I’m broken. That’s not living. I can’t feel things. No matter how hard I try. Not after what I lost. I’m dead to this world.

jeynedondarrion  asked:

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omg meg you sweetheart ❤️❤️so as always it’s only tangentially related to the prompt but uuuh. i used it to write a fifth part of this brienne-is-a-maid-in-a-hotel-jaime-is-her-often-naked-guest thing, i hope that’s ok? here are parts one two three and four. i guess i started it two years ago lmao? anyway ty ty lovely it’s jaime and brienne sort of picnicking on a rooftop, i hope you like it  


When Brienne finds Jaime, sitting on the floor outside his room, head in his hands, she sighs. She sighs and he looks up and there’s something broken in his expression, something chewed up raw, and she sighs again. At least he’s wearing actual clothing.

“Come with me,” she says, and she holds out a hand. Jaime stares at it for so long she almost gives up and leaves but then he’s reaching up and taking it and she’s pulling him onto his feet and his hand is dry and warm and it fits against hers perfectly. She lets go quickly, curls her fingers into her palm, and she doesn’t watch the way he stretches out his hand, like he’s testing the way it feels now. After touching her. He has no one else, she remembers, but that’s not her problem. Still, she’s not good at ignoring kicked puppies either.

“You have a strong grip,” he says, faintly. Brienne rolls her eyes and takes off down the hall and he has to trot to keep up with her, but he matches her stride quickly. He doesn’t smell like alcohol. He smells like the artificial caramel of the hotel’s bubble bath. He’s a sober mess today then, but still a mess.

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cybirdpunk  asked:

Hi Josh, I just wanna say I'm a huge fan and new vegas is my second favorite game of all time. One complaint I always had though was the reliance on the "tragic lesbian" trope or having lesbians be victims of assault. Obviously the game is a product of its time but did you ever think during the development about maybe having a lesbian character who could be happy? (for example, why couldn't veronica and christine see each other after dead money or even have it be mentioned by mr. perlman?)

TL; DR Version: We should have had more female characters in the game with a similar proportion of lesbians to gay men (i.e., a larger variety of lesbian characters).  However, I believe they should be as vulnerable as anyone else to the savagery of the setting.

There are technical reasons (that I’ve gone over before) for why DLC characters can’t come back into the main game/reference each other.  That’s separate from any narrative reasons why Christine and Veronica couldn’t interact, though I should also say that I conceived Veronica’s F:NV plot arc before/separately from what Chris Avellone developed for Dead Money.

I think Veronica is relatively happy (an important qualifier in setting where most things are miserable) and any tragedy in her ending slides has more to do with the state of the BoS than her personal relationships.  Most other companions don’t speak of their romantic relationships.  Arcade and Cassidy mention some in passing, but nothing in particular.  Boone’s wife is the source of a lot of personal anguish.  You could make an argument that Boone’s or Veronica’s relationships are more tragic than the other, but both of them qualify as not good.

Betsy is a victim of assault by Cook-Cook, but so is Pretty Sarah.  Christine was mutilated by the Y-17 Medical Facility, but Dog had been enslaved by Elijah for years.  Between the Mojave Wasteland and the satellite DLC areas, there are a lot of tormented survivors drifting around of various genders and sexual preferences.

I think the larger issue is that there are few points of reference for lesbians in the setting.  There’s an imbalance of male to female characters overall and non-hetero characters are in the minority.  So while you could wonder about how gay men are portrayed in F:NV based on a single character, there are far more of them to create a picture (as far as the player can discern, anyway) than there are lesbians.  You have Veronica, Betsy, Christine, and a handful of minor characters.  Based on that sample, things don’t look good for the lesbians of the Mojave.  But I would like to reiterate that Veronica’s F:NV plot arc didn’t include any particular focus on relationships and she wasn’t intended to be any more or less tragic than other F:NV companions.

Shortly after F:NV came out, there was an article by Jim Sterling celebrating Arcade as a good representation of a gay man in a video game. The original article is no longer available, unfortunately, but it was called Homosexuality and Fallout New Vegas: A gay marriage made in gay heaven.  There was one line in his article that irritated more than a few people:

“Arcade Gannon’s sexuality isn’t a big deal, and that’s how videogames should play it.”

There are certainly a lot of gay men who believe queer identity and culture should be celebrated aggressively and think it is harmful to promote attitudes that sublimate, obfuscate, or otherwise downplay queer culture.  It’s impossible to have a “perfect” representation of a gay character because each individual player will want to see different things in those representations.  Even with an understated character like Arcade, there are some players who reacted to his casual implicit mention of homosexuality as though he had taken a bullhorn and shouted, “I’M HERE! I’M QUEER! GET USED TO IT!”

With better proportional representation of women to men and more examples of lesbian and gay characters in games, people won’t need to assume that any given single character (or three characters, as the case may be) needs to stand as exemplars for everyone else.  Happiness is just a little more difficult for folks to find in the wasteland, overall.

One of my favorite things about the Pop'n fandom is how we’re all represented by a character and we’re so dead set on our favorites.

I find it so interesting to see how different people’s tastes are in characters too!

Some people hate characters as well but I think they’re all too cute-looking for that sort of thing. I could see why some people are offended by a handful though!

Can someone tell me why some are saying Guard me, Sherlock! is dead? 😱 Idk if I missed an announcement or something etc. but it’s one of my favorite games and I don’t want it to be dropped! Heck, we still need a route for Sebastian! 💔

I also read that DN2 might be ending soon and I’m just like what?! To my understanding, or at least what I wanted to believe was that all the characters were getting a season 2. I refuse to not get a season 2 for Kikyo!

So can someone point me at the right direction and tell me what is going on, please?

oohkahmee  asked:

I got one now, I remember you reblogging Shadow of the Colossus before so how bout that? (could be hard maybe, i mean i probably wont have an answer myself)

Send me a game and I’ll tell you my least favorite character.

That is a pretty hard one. I can’t say any of the colossi because they are all visually stunning and beautifully animated. Mono is dead throughout most of the game so she’s out and Dormin is just an asshole astral spirit. I guess Wander would be my least favorite. True, he does kill the colossi but he is never really given a valid reason why. All he’s told by Dormin is “I’ll save your girlfriend is you do this for me. Trust me, no strings attached.” He blindly agrees to this without knowing anything about Dormin. Also, if you really think about it, the colossi really don’t do anything to Wander until he attacks them. Their just minding their own business, relaxing even. Wander is probably the real villain but that’s something on its own and this answer is going on long enough. All in all, Wander is probably my least favorite.

Do people….forget….Laurel and Tommy…broke up a few episodes….before his death…and she had already acknowledged to her dad…that she was still…in love with Oliver?

That doesn’t mean she didn’t ever love Tommy??? That doesn’t mean she’s some horrible person for trying to move on and find something good in her life after he died????

All of it made MORE sense with what happened at the end of season 1???? Not less sense???? She had decided in Tommy’s life that she had cared for him but still saw Oliver as her true love??? If anything now I understand more why she didn’t think Ollie could be the guy for her since they tried to be and he left???

Like do you people forget she tried to kiss him a few episodes into season 2??? Saying the Lauriver romance was dead in season 1 is incorrect even if the show runners have tried to retcon the little they did with it at the start of the second season???

MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IS DEAD. STOP NITPICKING AND CRAPPING ALL OVER HER BECAUSE OF A FLASHBACK VERSION OF HERSELF THAT MATCHES UP WITH CANON MORE THAN YOU ARE WILLING TO ACKNOWLEDGE.