Synthesis had the best epilogue speech (EDI and Liara hugging made me cry a little), and I loved how the Reapers were helping to rebuild Earth, but I still find the whole concept very strange. Glowing green humans/asari/krogan/etc.?!
The Control ending is kind of scary. Like you said, it’s the most selfless decision that Shepard can make, but hearing his voice after he has been made into a kind of synthetic god… it’s too much. It’s too Illusive Man.
I think I’m gonna stick with the Destroy ending, which is what I chose in my original ME3 campaign. The series up to this point has been about destroying the Reapers, and everything else seems like a compromise.
However, so far I’ve only seen YouTube/Twitch.TV videos of the endings and haven’t played any for myself (that’s what I get for being a PS3 user, I suppose), so my final final verdict will probably have to wait until I’ve seen the endings through my own (Shepard’s) eyes.
But my initial verdict, in the words of Admiral Anderson: “you did good, Bioware. I’m proud of you.”
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Heterosexual men not liking each other is not sexual tension.
It’s heterosexual men not liking each other.
That is something that does actually happen from time to time.
It’s also completely reasonable that straight men can be friends with an emotional component to their friendship and NOT want to fuck each other.
It’s already difficult enough to explain to straight men that being emotional or open with another guy doesn’t make you gay. (Just in case you were wondering, it really doesn’t)
It’s doubly hard to convince people of that when two straight men who actually don’t like each other are still considered gay.
It’s not as crazy of a notion as some may think.
This may or may not be a response to the constant shipping of Captain America and Tony Stark or Sam and Dean Winchester (actually it totally is).
But it’s just kinda aggravating that once again male homosexuality is being fetishized and it’s not even two gay men who are the center of it.
Its kinda of amazing, how even gay activities are all about straight men.
I know I’m probably kinda going to deep with this….but it’s annoying.
Because once again, homosexuality is being framed around two hyper-masculine straight white men.
You’d be surprised how much of modern gay culture revolves around hyper-masculine straight white men.
It’s kinda of annoying.
Actually, it’s really fucking annoying.
It’s hard enough trying to explain to other gay guys that straight men shouldn’t be the center of our community.
It’s kind of the ultimate privilege when you can be the center of attraction for a community that you aren’t even a part of.
And no, RDJ doesn’t count. He’s dipped in and out of the closet so many times all you’d have to do was toss some sprinkles on him and he’d be a special at Dairy Queen.
But like I was saying…
Tumblr really isn’t making any of this easier.
Is it possible to just get like…a break or something?
This is more or less what I was trying to get at last month.
I love it.
One of the biggest issues with the way men are represented or advertised to these days is the notion that homosexuality is a switch that can just be activated if you happen to get too friendly with another man or do something too feminine. So much of the modern masculine culture is centered around basically not doing anything too “faggy”. What is actually most insulting to me about this outlook is the notion that my sexual orientation is in play - fluid to the extreme that drinking the wrong mixed drink or becoming too emotional about a movie could alter my core desires and make me dive head-first into the first dude I find.
That is logically on the same pathway that makes people believe that they can “cure” gays by immersion in religious or straight influences.
There is also clearly a weaker and less important point to be made about it trivializes the strong heterosexual relationships they both have (at least in terms of the movie characters). That may just be me loving the dynamic created with Pepper and Tony. But past all of that is a great point about the fetishizing of homosexuals, which is put so well above and I will leave here for your consideration.