rainaftersnowplease:

reyairia:

rainaftersnowplease:

reyairia:

indecentinkling2:

I kinda felt i needed to do this after reading the tags and comments on my art.

teehee

basically Javik hater logic in a nutshell.

mental illness is an explanation for behavior not an excuse

mental illness is an explanation for behavior not an excuse

mental illness is an explanation for behavior not an excuse

Mental illness is an explanation, not an excuse.

But holding it against someone that is going through mental illness, who just went through such a hideously traumatic event that literally causes his suicide in some outcomes, who can’t relate to anyone and no one can’t relate to him, because they don’t put on a big smile and act all chummy as if nothing happened, is ableism.

It’s not as if Javik’s going on unrestrained murderous rampages. He’s just grumpy and irritable. Which makes sense, because Liara was treating him more like a science project instead of a victim who desperately needed some space.

Except he’s a little more than just grumpy. He’s an out-and-out asshole.

It’s Liara who councils Shepard to be careful when Javik first comes out of the pod, because she knows it’s only been a few minutes in his mind and he’s confused. His response? “I’m surrounded by primitives.”

It’s Liara who asks Shepard to make the humans stand down when they’re “assuming hostility” and keeping Javik under armed guard. He then proceeds to invade Shepard’s personal space without permission for a second time, berate them for not preparing for the Reapers, and declaring all communication in this time as primitive because they couldn’t decipher the message of a broken beacon that nearly killed them in the first game.

It’s important to recognize that on a meta level, Liara’s mention of her research into the Protheans sets the stage next for the player (not Shepard) to ask Javik questions. Javik’s response, however, is simply sarcastic and mean: “The asari have finally mastered writing.”

It’s also important to remember that Javik tells Shepard quite plainly that the Protheans were an imperialistic race. They conquered other races, assimilated those who accepted their rule and enslaved or destroyed those that didn’t. He even says that, had the Prothean plan to save more of their soldiers worked, they would have used the same tactics to “unite” the races of this cycle against the Reapers.

He is culture shocked, to be sure, but it only makes him condescending. He clearly considers himself above everyone around him (i.e. re: salarians: “they used to eat flies”).

Javik isn’t just rude to Liara either (who he effectively shames for talking too much and being uppity, when really for all she knows he’s the key to figuring how how to complete the Crucible and stop the Reapers). He’s rude to Tali as well: he laments that no one can see how attractive quarians are in this cycle because they have to wear helmets. Really? The quarians have been at war with the geth for centuries, have seen their numbers dwindle and their home world taken from them, and he’s most concerned that he can’t ogle some fine quarian ass?

Then, if you take him onto Thessia, his god complex really starts to show itself. The asari were judged to have potential (but, he laments, it’s a pity they didn’t live up to it). They were a weak little species and the Protheans took pity on them, gave them language and protection and food, raised them up so they could become the Protheans of their age. Guess what, if you come from a race of dictators, you don’t get to bitch and moan when your intended protégés don’t turn out exactly as you’d hoped they would.

Does he maybe give Liara a little time to fathom that the Protheans were behind her race’s early success, and not the Goddess Athame? Does he give Liara a break when she’s going through a paradigm-shifting revelation about her own history? No. He throws it in her face and gloats over it like a spoiled child. Back on the ship afterwards, he tells both her and Shepard what they need to hear to get out of his face and leave him alone.

It’s not ableism to expect Javik to be something other than a complete asshat to people he’s working with to save all organic life. What’s ridiculous is the fact that Liara catches flak for trying to learn about the species and the device that might save them all, but Javik catches absolutely none for being consistently jerkish to everyone he meets.

On another note: I have a degree in Psychology. PTSD doesn’t routinely turn people into assholes and antisocial jerkfaces. Most people with PTSD have a very sensitive startle response and sleep disturbance. The most common symptom is active avoidance of things that remind them of the trauma. There are 5 behavioral markers of PTSD, and you only need 2 to meet the criteria for diagnosis. Outbursts of anger/irritability present least often out of all of them (the most common is hyper-vigilance).

So if Javik is meant to have PTSD, he’s an extremely ableist caricature of what someone actually suffering from the disorder looks like. He’s also a massive asshole, and I refuse to belittle an entire community of PTSD sufferers by counting a little shit like Javik among their number.

August 20 2014, 09:08 PM   •   901 notes   •   Via: rainaftersnowplease   •   Source: indecentinkling2
#THANK  #YOU  

whoever put red sauce in this pulled pork and then had the audacity to label it North Carolina BBQ was DELUSIONAL. 

dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION: Isabela will always be my favourite romance option from any Bioware game. She’s a flawed character who makes mistakes, but in the end is there for my Hawke.

dragonageconfessions:

CONFESSION: Isabela will always be my favourite romance option from any Bioware game. She’s a flawed character who makes mistakes, but in the end is there for my Hawke.

God bless Cracker Barrell

God bless Cracker Barrell

I get people who don’t like Call of Duty. But I don’t get how people can’t like Mass Effect. Not liking the story either means you’re a narcissist or a psychopath. I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like Mass Effect, or anyone who says they never have cried about a video game. I cried about Mordin, I admit it. And anyone who hasn’t cried about a video game is lying, or insane.

 - My Senior Game Advisor, Justin (via kaieffingleng)
August 19 2014, 12:50 AM   •   14 notes   •   Via: kaieffingleng   •   Source: russianoladya
#truth  
idk who that Sorc was but they made the funny screenshot i was goin for even funnier. thank u. 

idk who that Sorc was but they made the funny screenshot i was goin for even funnier. thank u. 

kaieffingleng:

russianoladya:

vill13rs:

kaieffingleng:

Every so often I have these weird flashbacks to the moment when I instakilled Alduin using Mehrunes’ Razor and just grin like an idiot.

Are you Skyrim Jesus or what? I still can’t kill the fucker at the time wound because Paarthurnax does literally nothing to help me I have finished almost the entire game aside from the actual Dragonborn quest and I still can’t kill the asshole.

Well you have to kill Paarthunax eventually. I mean. Loads of spells and potions and food honestly.

I’ve only played the main quest like twice but the time wound is after you get the elder scroll right? When you learn that crazy shout?

I’ve actually never killed Paarthurnax yet. I think I basically just abandoned the Blades section of the storyline instead.

Idek. They’re just a tiny bit too black and white for me.

There’s a mod called The Paarthunax Fix that does a pretty decent job letting you force the Blades to abide by your decision to spare Paarthunax in a lore friendly way. It’s not voiced, but it’s still nice. 

August 19 2014, 12:23 AM   •   9 notes   •   Via: kaieffingleng   •   Source: kaieffingleng
  • Sera: What do you call lesbian twins?
  • Sera: Lick-a-likes.
  • Everyone: UGGGHHH.
  • Leliana: Nice.
August 18 2014, 06:04 PM   •   484 notes   •   Via: cpentaghast   •   Source: orlesiantrash