my oddball thoughts on the omega dlc
Why I love Liara… or Mass Effect as CBT
From the moment I first chatted with Liara in Mass Effect, I felt at home with her. She was quiet and scholarly and a little bit sad and painfully awkward. She was sweet and inquisitive, earnestly trying her best to fit in. And then, after Noveria, she was also grieving.
I’ve never been able to personally identify with Shepard all that well. Shep is everything I’m not - assertive, direct, goal-oriented, seemingly fearless in the face of death. But I identified with Liara.
Being kind to Liara - especially with a badass renegade FemShep who’s typically terse with everyone else - feels a lot like a lesson in being kind to me. Shep gets to role play the mean voice in my head, but she has to stfu and love Liara. So there. Mass Effect as cognitive behavioral therapy. That’s probably weird and stuff, but I don’t care. People are weird. I’m no exception.