atomicdoctor:

anexperimentallife:

atomicdoctor:

I have a headcanon that the picture Tali gives Shepard that’s supposed to be her is actually just a photo she found on the extranet and edited.

She gave it to Shepard and told him to tell people that it’s what she looks like.

Basically Tali is clever as fuck.

Except that…

Oh no no dear you misunderstood, I meant it as Tali gave him the picture in case other people ask what she looks like. As in a, “Show them this if they ask Shepard.”

Of course Shepard knows what she looks like, he’s just playing along because why the hell not. It’s like an inside joke between them. Whenever he looks at the picture it’s more of the memory of his girlfriend being a dork than it being her face or what not.

Pretty much use her edited picture as a deterrent for people to not bother her about her looks. Apologies for not being too clear :c

Ah, got it. Thanks. And yeah, I thought of that option about the time I hit “post.” I may be slow, but I DO eventually get there. ;-)

atomicdoctor:

I have a headcanon that the picture Tali gives Shepard that’s supposed to be her is actually just a photo she found on the extranet and edited.

She gave it to Shepard and told him to tell people that it’s what she looks like.

Basically Tali is clever as fuck.

Except that if Shepard romances Tali in ME2, he removes Tali’s mask and kisses her in Mass Effect 2, right before she pounces on him and pins him to the bed. So he’s already seen her face. Or is there another meaning here that I missed?

clan—urdnot:

starrysleeper:

get-off-your-arse-its-begun:

geekishchic:

volouminous:

You can be mature and respectful and still have a dirty sense of humour.

 You can curse a lot and still be highly intelligent with a massive vocabulary.

You can be quiet and reserved and still be witty and even outgoing in certain circles.

You can be intelligent and sharp-minded and still forget what month it is

You can be a complete caustic asshole and still find the ability to love

You can be a kangaroo and still appreciate a well-crafted artificial duck.

A couple reminders for everybody headed back to school

keepcalmstay-s-t-r-o-n-g:

• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• you are fabulous
• they’re probably not even paying attention when you give a presentation
• one friend is better than no friends
• eat a healthy lunch
• take care of yourself
• please stay safe
• your mental health is more important than your grades/school work
• I love you

kelsium:

You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.

I know I always seem to be pointing out flaws in Bioware games, but I DO love them

When I complain, it’s because I’m sitting here going, “Guys, this is awesome, but you could have made it PERFECT with just a little more due diligence!” 

And honestly, “not quite perfect, but almost,” is pretty high praise. It might be difficult to tell from some of my comments on Tumblr, but in person, I rave about Bioware more than I rant, and will heartily recommend their games to anyone who will listen.

Video games are art (or at least they CAN be art), and the whole point of art is to elicit an emotional response, which the Bioware games I’ve played definitely do. Bioware excels at tugging on heartstrings, providing in-character motivation for the protagonist, and eliciting emotional responses from the player, both with a sledgehammer and with a scalpel.

For instance, in ME2, when Shepard overhears one crew member telling another about his daughter in one of the colonies that may be at risk, even though I know it’s all pixels and scripting and voice acting, I’m like, “Damn it, no matter what, I’m going to make sure that (fictional) little girl is safe.” Or when I run into a crew member from ME1 in ME2, it feels like meeting up with an old friend.

And that’s how it should be for an RPG. Just like in a movie, the idea is to suspend our disbelief and become emotionally attached to fictional characters so that we care what happens to them, and will at times make decision based not on what would be most advantageous game-wise, but on how it affects our protagonist’s relationships with the other characters.

Bioware games are, so far, my favorites. If I didn’t love them, I wouldn’t play them.

housecousland replied to your post: “Finished Mass Effect 2. Romanced Tali, and left the Overlord and…”:
I think the thing about Liara is that, by Asari standards, she’s VERY young. What I disliked most though was how obvious the devs made it that in spite of all your options, they consider Liara to be the “canon” romance & shove her at you constantly.

So she says. But she IS over a century old, holds more than one advanced degree, and has been on her own for over fifty years. And according to ME2, 60 is old enough to leave home and join a merc group.

Finished Mass Effect 2. Romanced Tali, and left the Overlord and Shadow Broker DLC for later. Bet I get an earful from Liara about leaving her for Tali.

But dude… entire human colonies were being abducted, and she didn’t have TIME to come help save the galaxy this time around, because her cloak and dagger stuff was more important than the extinction of all organic life? Priority check, lady. Not to mention that after all she went through between ME1 and ME2 in order to… Well, I digress, lest I give spoilers.

Then again, even in ME1, Liara wanted to put off saving the galaxy for just a little while longer so she could hang out with the Prothean VI, so yeah… Billions of lives at stake, a race against time, and if we’re even slightly late, it could spell the end of life as we know it, and she’s honestly torn between saving the galaxy, and letting everyone die so she can satisfy her curiosity about the ancient Protheans.

When you remind her (for at least the second time), she’s reluctant, like, “Okay, I suppose you’re right. If you’re going to insist, I suppose I’ll concede that maybe we shouldn’t let everyone die.”

Dude, Liara makes JACK look well-adjusted by comparison.

Liara is one of those people who seems cool at first, and who is genuinely very nice, but as you learn more about them, it turns out they are completely detached from reality, possibly in a dangerous way. As in, she could kill you without meaning to because she got caught up in things and forgot that you kind of need to keep your blood on the INSIDE of your body. Or, “Yes, I’m sorry about depressurizing the ship and nearly killing everyone, but this was a very important experiment, and I didn’t know when I’d get another shot at it.”

So yeah. Liara? Cute at first, but girlfriend definitely brings the crazy.