The world is dark and selfish and cruel. If it finds even the smallest ray of light, it destroys it.

queenbattletits:

people who act like it’s not a problem though

if not a problem, it’s at least insanely boring

mass effect: you can have space powers or be a tech whiz and you can look however you want!

ads: white male grizzled space marine soldier with no magic mind powers

skyrim: you can be elves! orcs! kitties! lizard people! YOU CAN CRAFT AMAZING SHINY ARMOUR OUT OF AMAZINGTANIUM

ads: white male human in the most basic shitty armour set 

saints row 4: YOU CAN BE A SHREK WITH A HIGH PITCHED RUSSIAN ACCENT IF YOU FUCKING WANTED TO BE

ads: white male with bog-standard haircut and average voice

where’s the fucking creativity 

cumberpunch:

As Tali sits down to recover from a long day she quickly realizes that she’s missing a certain Emergency Induction Port.

Also I don’t think that Heineken was triple filtered.


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digital love
electronic heartbeats and synthesized sighs
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imagineyouricon:

Imagine your icon crying because someone they loved died

daftlypunk:

frankly i want 0 straight women in DA3 ive mulled it over and i could not handle any of those women being heterosexual

I’m just really hoping for gay and bi LIs but if not that then I’ll happily stick with all bi LIs. I’m just so terrified they’ll make most of them straight. I’m so worried they’ll make Cass straight.

I’m worried they’ll make a lot of the romances straight, too, which is why trying to bring realism into a discussion about sexuality made me skeptical in the first place. I’ve seen so many fans try to argue it’s “unrealistic” for so many of the LIs to be bisexual (because apparently LGBT+ folk traveling together and hanging out in the same space together doesn’t make sense IRL? lol okay), and I’m afraid the developers are going to do whatever they can to avoid pissing off straight gamers rather than trying to be more inclusive like they’ve promised.

A het Cass would make me so sad, ngl. :( I want to romance her with a lady inquisitor so much.

On one hand, I’m not going to lie. I would be a little disappointed if this means there’s going to be a lack of bisexual romances and more hetereo romances, especially if there’s, say, a female character who’s going to end up being a het LI only that I would’ve liked to romance with a female inquisitor. I like having the freedom to pick whoever I want, versus what a het romance couldn’t offer me.

On the other hand, if this means there’s a bigger likelihood of gay exclusive LIs, like Samantha Traynor or Steve Cortez from Mass Effect 3, then I’m all for it, and it’s something that Bioware severely lacks in their games. Bisexual characters don’t represent men and women who are exclusively gay, and it would be a breath of fresh air to see gay LIs rather than keeping a character as a bi romance just to avoid pissing off straight gamers. (Seriously, just look at how many mods are out there making Samantha and Steve bi, for God’s sake. It’s gross as hell.)

So I’m just…going to avoid getting too skeptical right now. We don’t even know who’s available as a romance outside of Cullen. (And even then, I still haven’t seen an official confirmation about it.) Like I said, I always worry whenever “realism” is brought into a discussion like this, especially with Bioware’s history, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

the hands of the divine

voslaarum:

“Video games are my relaxation hobby” I whisper to myself through gritted teeth as I replay the same gameplay sequence for the 30th straight time with a deranged and obsessive tenacity towards reaching full completion

People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be realistic.’
— Dylan Moran (via verkur)
Well, it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle… That’s one of my favorite scenes I’ve ever done.

Director Alex Graves regarding the Jaime/Cersei rape scene on Game of Thrones.

"It’s one thing to present horrific acts in fictional media; it’s another to present a horrific act and deny that it is horrific, particularly when it happens to be disturbingly commonplace in real life and frequently denied its significance and legitimacy in that precise way.”

-Laura Hudson, Wired 

(via twentysomethingconfusion)

Dragon Age: Inquisition will Feature Complex Romance and Characters with “One Solid Sexual Orientation”

magicalgeekgirl:

tsonishepard:

In a forthcoming AusGamers interview with Aussie expat and BioWare producer Cameron Lee, it was revealed the normally ambiguous approach to in-game romance in the realm of sexuality would be receiving a more specific option allowing for more complex relationships.

"The romances are more complex both in type of romances going forward and how you go through that romance," Lee explained to us. "The different types of sexual orientation of the different kinds of characters around you is also more complex than in previous games. I think there’s going to be a lot more realistic… realistic… you know what I mean — anyway, more engaging and more involved than in previous games. That’s definitely the goal, and we are definitely going to go out there with some characters just being one sexual orientation. And that previously wasn’t the case. The real world reflects that so we’re going to make a game that reflects that as well."

Dragon Age has always been known as an open and ambiguous beast where sexuality is concerned, and romance will continue to play a major role, only in more complex form built from the real-world. Hopefully this speaks volumes of the evolution and maturity of the series where Inquisition is concerned.

We’ll have more from Cameron Lee soon, so stay tuned.

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Aaaand there go my hopes for all bi romances.

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WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT.

I really want to hope they bean that by complex they DID include bi/pansexual characters, OMG MAYBE EVEN AN ASEXUAL CHARACTER but to me this just reeks of ‘oh hurr hurr everyone is either gay or straight’ and I am so fucking disappointed.

Siiiiiiigh. I’m always paranoid whenever “real life” or “real world” are brought into a discussion about sexualities of characters, no matter what setting it is.

Well, here’s hoping there’s more options available than they’re letting on.