maybethings asked: Joker/EDI
vomit / don’t ship / ok / cute / adorable / sexy / perfect / beyond flawless / hot damn / screaming and crying / i will ship them in hell
Both times I’ve completed ME3, I’ve helped them get together. I enjoy companion character pairings when they happen. But I don’t really have strong shippy feelings for Joker/EDI in the game.
In fanart, it’s different. There are some really nice works of Joker/EDI fanart that make me adore them together.
But, I think I might be unfairly biased against them. I still have a Shepard who hasn’t quite finished ME2 (Overlord and Arrival left to finish). This Shepard has gone through ME & ME2 with no real romance recognized by the game. I was hoping to pair her with either Joker or Ashley in ME3, but neither of those can happen. I would probably ship Joker/EDI more enthusiastically if I hadn’t been holding out a little hope for a Shepard pairing.
Joker/EDI is cute though. I like them a lot.
work would be a lot more fun if i could vanguard charge down the hallways
on romances and forever!alone characters in bioware games
Mass Effect and Dragon Age, specifically.
i like playing or thinking about main characters who never pursue any of the romances. personally i like to imagine that they had a really wonderful relationship in the past, their partner died, and now they just aren’t ready or interested in trying to find a physical or romantic relationship or other special person like that again.
of course, there are so many other stories one could tell about a character who doesn’t pursue a romance. that’s just the one i’m typically drawn to. i’m curious, sometimes, about how - and if - other people have headcanoned their main characters who don’t romance.
who are they and what are their stories?
yay! it’s the small things that make me feel proud of myself. like the fact that i can be good at shooting stuff in video games if i want to put the time and energy into it.
i will say, however, that beating mass effect 3 on hard core with most weapons still at level 1 is a little more challenging than beating it on insanity with all weapons maxed at 5.
a great start to my day off. time go do stuff in the world, like eat food and drink tea.
now where can i find me some Love Notes From Liara?
because, really, that’s all i need at this point for true satisfaction to be achieved. but then i might have to change the title of my tumblr…
Oh, interesting. Now I want to hear all your thoughts about her. What do you think was off? I remember that the asari mystical mind-meld powers were kind of off-putting to me, especially at first. It seemed like too much forced specialness, but I think I got used to that pretty quickly and just ignored it. What was it for you that made her tough to like? (I will say I’ve never played any of the love triangle stuff with Shep-Liara-Kaidan, so that never entered into my impression of her.)
I also thought she got really interesting in ME2 in a way that needed to happen for character development, and I was really glad to see the naivete harden into something a little bit world-weary, a little bit ruthless. LoTSB was one of my favorite things about ME2.
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.