I don’t know if you’re aware of how much you mean to people, but I am. The things I see in Battlespace’s mailbox could make a geth grow tear ducts. Page after Page of people ask you to go save their mother’s planet, of the homeworld they outgrew, or the mining colony they sank their fortune’s into, they don’t know you can’t do it all. The just know Commander Shepard beat a Reaper once and can do it again.
I know how they feel. When I heard about Bekenstein, it was like all the nerves in me body were cut. But I need to believe that you’re going to destroy the Reapers and I’m going to film it as it happens. And when the fight is over, and my signal goes out on tightbeam, people are going to come together from all over the galaxy. They’re going to watch from their couches, and they’ll celebrate. And one day, they’ll laugh again.
The laughing part is important. I want you to make it all normal again, Shepard. Because that’s the best revenge I can think of.
P.S. If I end up making it out of this but you don’t, I’ll make sure you get a hero’s funeral, and and Bekenstein wake. That’s like an Irish wake, but not as sober and reserved.”" -
Diana Allers’ letter she sends you right before Priority Earth if you talk to her at all. (via adlegend21)
okay, so this, this right here, is why the concept of diana allers—the possibility of allers, the potential of allers—as a character has always fascinated me. it’s why, despite the shortcomings in execution, all the yucky objectification stuff that surrounds her presentation, i have always had a huge soft spot for her.
because when you strip her down—not to an assemblage of body parts like the viewpoint in the game wants you to strip her down into—you get to the heart of who and what she is, the role she plays in the game. vega is shepard’s spiritual successor, the next generation. and allers is the reason everybody else knows about the legacy james is going to succeed.
allers is the storyteller, you know? she recognizes the vast importance of her role as journalist aboard the normandy, chronicling shepard’s and humanity’s final stand against these destructive, at times all but hopeless forces, so much bigger than humanity alone. she recognizes how what she sees and what she shows the galaxy play these massive parts in how that galaxy comes together.
shepard is a giver of hope. and allers is the broadcast frequency that spreads that hope. she knows how to share that hope with as many damn people as possible. she’s such an integral part in turning the tides of war because it’s through her lens, through her editorial choices, that shepard’s actions reach every single individual who can be swayed to believe in shepard and help the cause and not, you know, do what they might be tempted to, and curl up in a ball under a table crying because what’s the damn point? it’s her voice they’re listening to alongside shepard’s voice, her questions that are their questions and her questions that get some answers. whatever they are.
and to do that…
she’s got to be tough as a turian. she’s got to be as wise as an asari and as smart as a salarian. she’s got to be as hard-headed as a krogan. she’s got to be subtle as a drell. she’s got to have it all. she’s got to know what people need and then she’s got to look them in the eye—sort of—and be strong enough to give it to them.
so. she’s a civilian on this ship that’s constantly put into the heart of danger. she’s… honestly? she’s an incredible, incredible person. brave. intelligent. sharp enough to know exactly how to package everything so that it’s more believable than the truth, that it reads like a story with a happy ending.
who allers really is—who allers could have been, with the right execution, and who she already was, when you read a piece of writing like this one—is actually kind of spectacular, in terms of new characters brought into the final game. do i wish she’d been packaged differently? do i wish we’d seen more of this allers than the nonsensical fashion choices and the eye-candy implications shoved down our throats at every turn? absolutely i do. i wish there’d been room aboard the normandy for a woman journalist helping to shape the way an entire galaxy saw their worlds being changed. god, i wish that.
but it’s this letter that makes me love diana allers. i really do.
Fucking thank you.
God damn that above image disturbs me so much. Except for like… two of them, it just seems anatomically wrong to me. Believe me, I have nothing against skinny body types, but seriously those bodies are pushing it. My eyes see them and my brain screams wrong. I’m trying to see them as artistic reference, and my brain’s going, where’s the meat? Where’s the muscle? Where’s the healthy body fat on top of it? My brain’s shortcircuiting trying to figure it out.
the legs on the girl on the middle holy mother those are quadriceps but why they’re not supposed to be like that sob
Now, i normally wouldn’t call someone out like this and publicly embarrass them, but this CUNT asked for it. Excuse my language, but when i see disgusting, hateful shit like “We do not need pit bulls” it makes me loose my mind. This ‘girl’ clearly has zero knowledge of dog behavior or anything related to dogs. I guarantee she has never worked with or around dogs either. Coming from someone who worked in a shelter for over 3 years and now doggy day care, i have encountered every type of dog there is, from pits to chihuahuas, would anyone like to guess how many times I’ve been bit by a pit? Anyone? I’ll tell you, ZERO. Not a single time. Not to say it doesn’t happen, but from everything I’ve read on her page, it seems odd that i would never have been bit by one, especially in a shelter setting. I’ve been bit by shepherds, hounds, LABS(more labs then i can count actually) and many, many small breed dogs. So, if i were an ignorant sociopath like she is, i should be all for banning labs, since I’ve encountered many badly behaved ones and have been bit multiple times. But since I’m not crazy, I of course don’t want that to happen. Because i know, no single dog is born inherently “bad”. Dogs, don’t just bite for no reason and no dog is bad because of their breed. In my life i have been lucky enough to have meet and loved some of the most amazing pit bulls. They’ve changed my life, especially my baby girl Lexy, a beautiful, well behaved, loving rescue pit(who doesn’t have a mean bone in her body i might add.)So when you say “we do not need pit bulls” I take it real personally. Pit bulls are wonderful dogs, they love children, they’re smart, quick learners and are always looking to please their owners, unfortunately people have used this to their advantage to abuse them and force them to fight, which is why they get a bad rap. If someone decided tomorrow they wanted labs to become the new feared fighting dog they could give that dog a bad rap to and force them to fight, you can raise any dog to be aggressive, but that doesn’t make them inherently bad. Pit bull lovers and owners are fiercely loyal to their beloved breed, so yes, we do need them. What the hell gives you the right to say we don’t need our breed, how dare you. They are absolutely lovely dogs who are picked on and abused simply because of how they look, and people like you who know nothing about the breed do not help. And guess what? To me, there is no “better breed” then a pit bull, that is your opinion, don’t you dare state that as a fact as if they are garbage. You, disgust me, i don’t know who you think you are, but you don’t know a damn thing about pit bulls, so please, next time think before you say something as stupid as “we don’t need pit bulls”. you’re just miserable because you don’t have a mushy, lovey pit to come home to =]
I love you ^
Her snooty “scientific” facts are making me laugh. The people arguing with her are also giving scientific facts, as studies have been done on the fact that pit bulls are not born to attack..We just don’t need ignorant people like her. I work in a shelter, never been bit by a pit. Bit by German shepherds and labs. Many people have commented about how they’ve had bad experiences with LABS, but none of them are saying we don’t need them.
Oh mah gah do I need to bust out my fact book again??
there’s so much shit only pits can do. I have never heard of a successful hog hunting dog that wasn’t a pit (and in the south it’s kind of a thing that has to be done).. any other dog would fucking die. They are really good working dogs AND cuddle-pups and great family protector dogs. PITBULLS ARE GREAT
As a trainer I’ve dealt with pit bulls that were aggressive and fearful of people. Not a single one ever bit me and they were trained out of their aggressive mind state a lot easier and faster than any dog I’ve ever worked with. One pit bull only needed THREE classes to graduate the program, while a certain Lab comes to mind who hasn’t learned sit in the four weeks he’s been coming to class.
Pit bulls are wonderful dogs and I wish everyone could give them the love they deserve.
so hey does anyone have any headcanons for kaidan’s birthdate/sign? earlier, mintsui suggested he might be a super sensitive cancer guy which made me grin, but i’ve always been dreadful with assigning birthdays.
basically i just need to know when shepard takes him out for two steak sandwiches instead of one. (before they go on weekend trips to scenic spots with pretty views they don’t look at much because they’re too busy making out in hammocks and up against windows.)
dfgffgdssdfds you know what one of my flaws is that I could debate fictional characters’ signs all frigging day (because it helps with easier characterization, really, not because i believe in astrology or anything…)
and tbh before your kaidan’sbirthday!post i really had him pegged for a taurus.
because i am— no really, he fits into that mold quite well; he’s calm, quiet, patient, stable, grounding; he’s definitely a follower, not a leader; and shepard is right in that he’s actually really stubborn, he’s got all this integrity and he’s quite conservative with his set of beliefs—the man has his principles—and the way he gets so disappointed and angry and turns into an iceberg when he thinks he’s betrayed (a defense mechanism, really, he’s just fucking hurt) so much that he’s ready to write the one leader he’s been following all this time out of his life—yeah, that’s taurus all right. he’s a “gentle, even-tempered, good-natured, modest and slow to anger” guy. omg what am i doing. he’s got a lot of feelings, too, and he’s definitely very affectionate, but he’s not exactly a bleeding heart romantic or keeps his heart on his sleeve or anything, he has his defenses set before that—though his upbringing obviously has something to do with that. i mean, just the part where he hasn’t broken down and still has a solid as fuck personality shows that kaidan has remarkable strength of will—he’s just not as loud about it, unlike some other people.
then there’s the part with all the eating and the rub him right and he gets very sexual very fast and
can be headcanoned to be is kinky as fuck thing.
IDEK i always really saw him as an earth sign (he’s that grounded) but both virgo and capricorn are actually a lot more uh, not-as-full-of-feelings. though i can understand virgo because they seriously can be really really really annoying with all their fucking INTEGRITY! all the time. cancer also works because feelings and affection all the time everywhere and you can write him as clingy without throwing him off ooc ocean, i suppose. but he’s not just clingy, he can be his own man if prompted. it’s just easier to follow the stars, idek.
i will slam my hoof down and call taurus tho. he can have stubborn headbutting-with-horns-fights with shepard and then call bring him down to cuddle after.
k kkk i’ll shut up
#I don’t think anyone has paid much attention to the gravity/meaning to what he is saying here #forget the valonqar #forget Shae #this MAN #that SO many tumblr users have called misogynist and sexist and abusive and whatever else #is FURIOUS #Not even over Shae #the girl he really loves #but over a prostitute he slept with once in Winterfell #if he were Robert #if he were Littlefinger #if he were any of the other men in the series who disregard most women #and that is most of them #he would have simply been thankful for the fact it wasn’t Shae #but this man #this bold #this MORAL man #is threatening his only sister with torment and misery #because she abused an ‘anonymous’ prostitute #Tyrion CARES #Tyrion does not let injustice against the innocent simply slide #Tyrion is the most moral person in King’s Landing besides Sansa and don’t you DARE fucking forget it #Because even though everyone else disregards Ros #and anyone else who isn’t politically important for that matter #Tyrion doesn’t #He is intrinsically moral and this is the scene that cements that fact #He hates his sister for doing this to Ros #So fuck all of you who say he is immoral #fuck all of you who say he’s a rapist and an arsehole #because Tyrion is the only one who would have defended Ros in this situation #he still sees her as an innocent in spite of being a sex worker #all of you who say Tyrion is a misogynist #fuck off RIGHT NOW
If they say he is a misogynist they didn’t understand the character. Like, at all.
The part of the ASOIAF fandom that continuously attacks Tyrion to justify poor wibble misunderstood Cersei scares the crap out of me.
“If Light were to truly love someone, he would look for a girl who is at par with his intelligence - and pokes fun at his while honoring it. He would find a great challenge competing with the girl at wits. She would also watch Light attempt to conquer the world for entertainment, but won’t take any action to help him. He would cling to the girl if her wits are used against him.”
Anon, you are precious.
Light couldn’t love anyone, ESPECIALLY not someone as intelligent as himself and ESPECIALLY not during the Kira case. Everyone even close the the same level as him was perceived as a threat, not a love interest.
Aside from that, Light’s a misogynistic douchenozzle. He seems to only care about women (or PEOPLE, for that matter) so long as they can be used for something or another. Why would he care for a useless genius that could threaten his mission?
It’s interesting that Light without the Death Note is a completely different person than Light with the Death Note. When he’s willingly relinquished ownership of the Death Note and his memories of it are removed, he absolutely refuses to use Misa to the investigation’s advantage, where he had no qualms of using her feelings for him to his own personal advantage while he possessed the Death Note. I don’t necessarily see Light as a misogynist, whether with the Death Note or not, at least, not to the extent that he goes out of his way to use women specifically, because he doesn’t. Light uses whoever he needs to to get what he needs or wants, and views everyone as beneath him. In fact, the only person he even considers could rival his intelligence is L, and he makes a lot of stupid mistakes because he underestimates that L could play him the way he does.
Light also did have a potential love interest in the form of Kiyomi, but he killed her off because it suited his interests. Light in possession of the Death Note is incapable of love, because he’s far too focused on serving his own needs over anyone else’s. Not only that, but anyone would prove to be too much of a liability, and Light wouldn’t want to risk it.
I couldn’t agree more. It’s really sad how much the Death Note changes Light throughout the story, but it’s also very interesting. If he goes as far as to kill his own father, then he must be pretty fucked up in the head. All of the power surrounding the Death Note went straight to his head, thus consuming him and causing his death.
As for a love interest, Light had no one other than Takada, which he killed off as well. He had no remorse when in possession of the Death Note, and destroyed everything that blocked his path to an absolute god-like rule.
What’s frightening is how many fangirls I’ve come across who excuse his actions. What the fuck? No. He murdered people en masse with absolutely no remorse. He’s an interesting character (not as interesting to me as, say, L), but he’s not a good person.
is that just when i think i’ve scrolled past it it appears in front of my fucking face again because i got scrolled back up because gif number #43234 used by obnoxious tumblr user #434235 has just now loaded as i’ve been scrolling aaaaaaand i have to stare at it again while the next one loads and scrolls me up up up again.
for the love of fuck, stop overusing reaction gifs. you don’t need to use sixteen of them in every post. just use the one, or make a text post, or better yet, tag your post with #crying. trust me, we’ll know.
and ofc someone said ”you must have never seen a dick irl”. fun times all ‘round.
i, uh. yeah idk. sometimes i just look at tumblr and do this: