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goddessofcheese:

what I literally cannot stand though is people who think Thane fans are mad just because he died

and not realizing that it’s a combo of crap all piling up

like how the devs interact with Thane fans and basically make fun of them for getting engaged with a character they like when they sure as heck don’t act this way with other fans

like how they went out of their way to make a character specifically for female players and then admitting outright that they forgot he was romancable, which says volumes about how they regard female fans along with how they’ve interacted with them in the past

like how they spun this story of a man who had lost his will to live not just because of disease but lack of contact with his son and grief for his wife but then finding a reason to fight both literally and metaphorically, and then completely ditched all aspects of that in the following game to have him decide he was okay with dying and let everyone else handle the fight

like how he was built up as possibly being one of the most dangerous people in the galaxy even *with* Kepral’s, and then you want me to believe that he’s going to lose to a guy with a sword whose only claim to fame is that he steals cereal

like how even when romanced, the lack of interaction between him and Shepard is absolutely dreadful when even completely new or minor characters overshadow him

like how many fans went into ME3 expecting him to die and were okay with that including myself because yes we were aware from the first minute he was onscreen that he was a dying man, but were at least hoping they’d see him die a respectable and badass assassin and not as a plot twist to make Kai Leng look like a badass instead of actually supporting that idea with memorable writing and actions which actually existed in the early stages of writing before they decided to go this route instead

but nah

it’s just the fact that he died I guess

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dandelionofthanatos:

talldarkbishoujo:

lucidivalidi:

lumlumlummm:

So, like
Wasn’t his big character development thing in ME2 all about him realizing that “Hey, I’ve got stuff to live for after all!” and in 3 he’s just like, “Yep, I’m dying.  Don’t care.”

THIS.

welp…

The more I think about it the more it kinda breaks my heart lol. 
How many people who’ve died way too young have said this, used every last bit of their willpower to close the eye of fear to MAKE it the truth, so the people who love them will be a little more at peace? (I’m really sorry, I know that thought is depressing as balls. But it’s something that kind of haunts my ass. How many people do I know who did that in the end?)
Man. XD; ME3 really annoys me for taking away what ME2 gave me and gave everyone else LIKE me—something that so few pieces of media give. The right to be scared, and to want to live, and to resent the possibility of death, and to be angry about your body doing stupid stupid things that you cant fix, that you can only control, or maybe not control at all. The right to exist as a person who happens to have a disability and who has the right to be pissed off that their body (or mind) is doing dumb shit that’s hard to control. ME3 AFAIK goes back to the old meme of “don’t be a burden, don’t show your fear, don’t let people know you’re in pain, don’t ever ever be angry, don’t be a PERSON just be an ~*inspiration*~ because the reality of what you live with is just not fair to ~*burden others with*~” and all that happy horseshit.
It’s not unbelievable in and of itself for Thane to eventually make peace with things. God knows I’ve seen people half my age or less have to do that because there’s nothing else to do except that, and maybe hope for a sudden turnaround.
I resent that the plot basically made the making-peace into “tying up loose ends”. Removing the ~*burden*~ of dealing with disability, of mourning, of treating Thane as a person and not a plot hook. Not a statistic. Not a learning experience. A person.
Real life is rarely tidy and free of loose ends. Real life hurts, and has more frayed edges and dangly threads than my ancient beach towel.
This doesn’t just apply to disability. It applies to anything that makes someone “less-than” in the eyes of the people who are lucky enough to be the default. They’re sure not less-than in reality, not by a fucking long shot! But culture as we know it is fucked right up, and there are people out there who honestly believe I have CF (disclaimer: I am doing well and intend to keep doing well, because I am still here and a lot of my friends are not, and they have my back from wherever they are so god help anyone who gets in my way lol XD) because mom and dad did something bad, and I am punishment.
tl;dr Screw you, Bioware, for retconning the existence of a PERSON LIKE ME in media, and making the guy into a plot point. Screw you for refusing to have a fucking spine and maybe portray Thane as doing treatments to manage his condition (futuristic puffers would look so damn cool). Screw you for running back to the safety of “PWD must not exist as people but only lessons, and must either die or be miraculously cured because culture’s crap dictates that living with a disability is inevitably a fate worse than death.” (Some disabilities do suck that hard, but not all do. My life is not a fate worse than death.)
ME2 wasn’t perfect, but when it comes to Thane and a bunch of other stuff it did well for what it did. Fuck ME3 for all the erasure and bullshit and stereotyping and pandering to the closed-minded that it dumped in. It may be really solid in other ways, and probably has good points, but all the shit it did do pisses me right off, haha.
Now, I will go get some more terrifyingly green Gatorade, and shake my fist at the sun and humidity. XD

dandelionofthanatos:

talldarkbishoujo:

lucidivalidi:

lumlumlummm:

So, like

Wasn’t his big character development thing in ME2 all about him realizing that “Hey, I’ve got stuff to live for after all!” and in 3 he’s just like, “Yep, I’m dying.  Don’t care.”

THIS.

welp…

The more I think about it the more it kinda breaks my heart lol. 

How many people who’ve died way too young have said this, used every last bit of their willpower to close the eye of fear to MAKE it the truth, so the people who love them will be a little more at peace? (I’m really sorry, I know that thought is depressing as balls. But it’s something that kind of haunts my ass. How many people do I know who did that in the end?)

Man. XD; ME3 really annoys me for taking away what ME2 gave me and gave everyone else LIKE me—something that so few pieces of media give. The right to be scared, and to want to live, and to resent the possibility of death, and to be angry about your body doing stupid stupid things that you cant fix, that you can only control, or maybe not control at all. The right to exist as a person who happens to have a disability and who has the right to be pissed off that their body (or mind) is doing dumb shit that’s hard to control. ME3 AFAIK goes back to the old meme of “don’t be a burden, don’t show your fear, don’t let people know you’re in pain, don’t ever ever be angry, don’t be a PERSON just be an ~*inspiration*~ because the reality of what you live with is just not fair to ~*burden others with*~” and all that happy horseshit.

It’s not unbelievable in and of itself for Thane to eventually make peace with things. God knows I’ve seen people half my age or less have to do that because there’s nothing else to do except that, and maybe hope for a sudden turnaround.

I resent that the plot basically made the making-peace into “tying up loose ends”. Removing the ~*burden*~ of dealing with disability, of mourning, of treating Thane as a person and not a plot hook. Not a statistic. Not a learning experience. A person.

Real life is rarely tidy and free of loose ends. Real life hurts, and has more frayed edges and dangly threads than my ancient beach towel.

This doesn’t just apply to disability. It applies to anything that makes someone “less-than” in the eyes of the people who are lucky enough to be the default. They’re sure not less-than in reality, not by a fucking long shot! But culture as we know it is fucked right up, and there are people out there who honestly believe I have CF (disclaimer: I am doing well and intend to keep doing well, because I am still here and a lot of my friends are not, and they have my back from wherever they are so god help anyone who gets in my way lol XD) because mom and dad did something bad, and I am punishment.

tl;dr Screw you, Bioware, for retconning the existence of a PERSON LIKE ME in media, and making the guy into a plot point. Screw you for refusing to have a fucking spine and maybe portray Thane as doing treatments to manage his condition (futuristic puffers would look so damn cool). Screw you for running back to the safety of “PWD must not exist as people but only lessons, and must either die or be miraculously cured because culture’s crap dictates that living with a disability is inevitably a fate worse than death.” (Some disabilities do suck that hard, but not all do. My life is not a fate worse than death.)

ME2 wasn’t perfect, but when it comes to Thane and a bunch of other stuff it did well for what it did. Fuck ME3 for all the erasure and bullshit and stereotyping and pandering to the closed-minded that it dumped in. It may be really solid in other ways, and probably has good points, but all the shit it did do pisses me right off, haha.

Now, I will go get some more terrifyingly green Gatorade, and shake my fist at the sun and humidity. XD

skelletang:

ericaleev:

Mordin and Dr. Chakwas get to give the rest of the Normandy crew examinations. Purely for scientific and health-related purposes.

I’ve always wanted the chance to draw Mass Effect’s gorgeous aliens in their ‘full glory’. Yes, I am one of those people that thinks that Javik could have wings because the Collectors did. Kirrahe is here because he is a spectacular example of his race. The nips were left off Liara because of personal censorship and laziness. Sorry if an alien race you like was left off the post. In the meantime, have some alien butts.

I gasped when I saw these. They’re all just so incredibly beautiful! The wait for these was so worth it <3

The detail on these is amazing! I especially love the little wings on Javik!

(via lystheni)