i'm a song from the sixties: OKAY PEOPLE THIS IS A DS9 POST SO DEAL WITH IT -
can we talk about how DS9 literally turned the tables on the whole stoic-paragon-of-virtue Vulcan stereotype and played the Romulans in a respectful and sympathetic light?
also how about when it showed the Klingon tradition of honor to be actually stunting the growth of their whole civilization and Worf fucking KILLED Gowron because of that?
oh and we can’t forget how DS9 was fantastic at making sure that people knew that both Cardassians and Bajorans were people and made it a point to include genuinely good and despicably evil versions of both races!
what about when in the VERY FIRST EPISODE someone was shown actively disliking Picard - the very paragon of what a Starfleet captain should be - and actually being justified for doing so?
that all happened
and that’s what makes DS9 so awesome
is that it vividly shows that there are two sides to EVERY story
and that’s one of the most important lessons to remember in life
Elves and Apostates: Can you imagine Garrus doing all that research before his first night... -
Can you imagine Garrus doing all that research before his first night with Shepard?
He finds somewhere more private than the main battery and scours the Extranet, first looking for “human courtship rituals” and finding a bunch of incomprehensible scientific journals by Salarians, then giving up on pretense and searching for “turian” plus “human” plus “intercourse.”
Minus “arguments against.”
Minus “gross,” “disgusting,” and “immoral.”
Three viruses later, he goes to EDI for help, who finds him six thousand, four hundred and twenty nine vids, narrowing it down to two thousand and three after specifying “male turian” and “female human.”
Joker chimes in, says he might have a few, but it will take some time to look.
Garrus politely declines, and spends the next three hours staring at a screen, head cocked to the side, taking notes, occasionally grimacing.
And when it’s time he’s still not ready; he’s a mountain of jelly nerves and insecurity and he’s never felt less sure of himself than he does now. Then she says it will be okay and he believes her. And she elbows him in the keel and he pokes her in the cheek with a mandible and they laugh and laugh and he finally figures out what he did wrong by searching for “sex” instead of “love.”
DO YOU EVER JUST WANNA GRAB A HEAD WRITER AND SCREAM “MY FAV CHARACTER HAS BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH YOU PIECE OF SHIT”
(via Tor Books Announces New Dragon Age™ novel with BioWare Senior Writer Patrick Weeks | Tor.com)
Tor Books—the largest publisher of science fiction in the world—and BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts, are excited to announce the fourth novel in the award-winning Dragon Age™ fantasy RPG franchise. Patrick Weekes, senior writer at BioWare, will pen Dragon Age: The Masked Empire for April 2014 publication.
Wait Celene has a female elf lover
TELL ME MORE
So my dad has this new idea: Take this wonderful wasabi thing
Turn it into beautiful, small rectangles, wrap it in laminated paper and put it in a trident box, so that it’ll look like this:
Give it to someone when they ask you for gum and watch as their mouth burns. Enjoy.