galleywinter:

I got a review on Cold Barrel Zero that essentially boiled down to “I don’t normally ship Shenko, but this was so good!”.

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This isn’t the first time this has happened. In fact, I get reviews like this fairly often.

I know what the essence of reviews like that mean: this…

I happen to be one of the people who might leave such reviews :-)

I played ME1 just once, with a rather renegade FemShep, and something I can’t really put my finger on made me totally uninterested in Kaidan, so I wasn’t compelled to get to know him better. For the record, this particular FemShep thought that Jack was a crazy bitch and never did anything for her, even though Jack is the canon romance for my ManShep. On the other hand, she got on fabulously with Ashley, who would be getting on ManShep’s tits, had he any ;-)

So I guess this might have something to do with roleplaying - while Kaidan may not be the right option for a particular Shep, he is still a good read for another one. I’m following Letticiae’s Shenko In My Life with great interest :-)

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Dear Garrus,

care to join me on my forced holiday? The accommodation is not big but the two of us could squeeze in and there is a wonderful broad view if you want to train some sniping. I just hope you won’t mind sharing a bunk with a dangerous psycho who freaks out next to any tech…

”- and as we all know, post-traumatic stress disorder seriously affects the cognitive functions, often leading to the development of psychosis and paranoia. Commander Shepard’s exposure to further traumatizing events featuring a technologically advanced enemy instilled a deep-rooted fear of technology leading to the delusion of a synthetic super-enemy, the so-called ‘Reapers’, which have become the embodiment of the Commander’s fear that must be fought at all costs, hence inhibiting his moral constraints and empathy -“

As the psychological mumbo jumbo goes on and on, Shepard lets his attention stray again.

Dear Samara,

I cannot even distantly express how thankful I am for your lessons of meditations, because without them, I’d be cray-cray in a fortnight even more than they claim I am. I wonder what your justicar codes might say about being put through such crap. I might even actually -

He checks himself. No, actually he doesn’t feel any better about the terrorism charges. Ashley never looked into his eyes as she was relaying their encounter on Horizon, ‘in the presence of Cerberus operatives’. He could only be grateful that she presented just facts, not any conclusions that she had jumped to.

”- historical examples of delusions that reached the magnitude which became dangerous for the society have repeatedly been associated with -“

Yeah. Whatever.

Dear Kasumi,

heard this one? A Reaper, a Cerberus guy and a psychiatrist walk into a bar …

Through the sessions and hearings, the fun letters that he is never going to write are a good distraction. At nights, when he lies awake, there are others circling in his mind that he will never confide to writing.

Dear mom,

I’m so sorry that I’m putting you through this all…

But in his mind, his mother’s grey eyes never waver, just like never has her support and love, and he wishes to talk to her merely to calm and vent his fears, to have someone who trusts in him unconditionally, at least for once. It’s the other letters that lie heavy on his conscience, ones that he did write, and he had EDI remove every single track that they ever existed before he turned himself in. At nights, he recreates every single line etched in his memory, in endless variations.

I’m an ass. Please forgive me. I love you. I love you, Jack, and I miss you.

The story on ff.n

radiowesteros:

Looking at Sansa Stark, yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse Sansa’s arc and theorise on the direction it might be taking. Using specially arranged readings to present key sections, we discuss themes of mercy and identity as well as Sansa’s connection to Sandor Clegane, her sister Arya and…

 weste

for-redheads:

Ginger Animal of the Week
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Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud
for-redheads:

Ginger Animal of the Week
Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)
Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud
for-redheads:

Ginger Animal of the Week
Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)
Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

for-redheads:

Ginger Animal of the Week

Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)

Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

servantofclio:

tarysande:

mebigbang:

After Torfan, everyone starts looking at Hannah Shepard a little differently—but no one more than Hannah herself.

LJ Masterpost

YES MORE SHEPARD ORIGIN STORIES

… have I mentioned my love of Shepard origin stories? Yeah. And this one is great. Dark and painful and actually made me catch my breath a couple of times, but great. I especially love the use of POV here, and the way it gives us a unique view of Shepard. Lovely work.

This is a great exploration of a Shepard background that doesn’t get a lot of attention (the Ruthless origin) and it has fantastic mother-daughter stuff, too.

whuffiesmind:

femquizzy:

*Mass Effect Trilogy
*Dragon Age
*DA:I fan creations (fan art, fanfic)
*Supernatural (minimum)
*Sherlock (minimum)
*Bioware romances
*Bioware characters

I will follow everyone back, this is my new blog and I need some blogs to follow c:

Mass Effect, Dragon Age 1 and 2,…

Mass Effect, DA:O

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Delenn, drawn in PS.

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