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“If two women kissing offends you, then… You need to grow up.”
Graham Norton, the human.
*omg princess space-femme look at your shit all together let’s do this
OH MAN WHO’S THIS it’s Diana Allers, ANN reporter and babelet extraordinaire - so right off the bat okay if you don’t like her I am gonna guess you would like to skip over this post and THAT IS TOTES FINE? I didn’t like her either my first playthroughs and I guess after examining that, I decided to flesh her out because man it is WEIRD how much vitriol she gets and, how in a fanbase that like lives off of fleshing out minor characters she’s gotten almost no love. DANG HECK LET’S CHANGE THAT!!!
ON THE NORMANDY
So there is a whole lot of grumbling about what the dang heck Diana is doing on the Normandy in the first place; the simple version is she is a way for people around the galaxy can see Shepard (literally called the spearhead/flagship of the Alliance) in action, and how Shepard can have an inspirational voice to desperate, scared peeps who lbr here have had their own gov’ts decentralized, are probably mad suspicious of the council, and have little hope left. Maybe a good metaphor here is that she’s the radio for Shepard’s Fireside Chats, she’s the method for Shepard to reach out and show why hoping and fighting matters, and just how shit is getting done. There are also some pretty crankipuss complaints about her not moving around on the Normandy or doing much and man! Wouldn’t that be great if she did? There’s two approaches here: recognize that game devs took some shortcuts, and to incorporate these details into her character so let’s do BOTH:
His heroic actions cannot be overstated. When faced with a presumed incidence of domestic violence, he responded by attempting rescue. When he realises the true gravity of what he’s stepped into, he helps Amanda Berry contact the police and get help. And when faced with a barrage of reporters asking inane questions and literally fighting over each other in order to get his attention, he makes one of the most astute sociological observations that I have ever heard:
“Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms,” he said. “Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway. Dead giveaway. Deeeeeeeeeeaaaaaad giveaway. Either she’s homeless, or she’s got problems. That’s the only reason she’d run to a black man.”
Reactions to Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey show America’s race problems
The neighbour who saved the kidnapped Ohio girls has been celebrated and laughed at for his speech and mannerisms
I had a really interesting chat with some of my American friends about this. In Britain we don’t talk about race in the same way, it’s frowned upon. I can’t say whether that helps or hinders us racially speaking, but I was very startled when I heard that part of a hero’s interview.
I was tiredly farting around in Minecraft, fussing outside of my house, when I heard the telltale ‘whatwhat’ of a nearby Enderman. I ran around trying to find him, then finally went inside, only to discover the Enderman standing in my living room next to a fresh block of dirt.
AN ENDERMAN TELEPORTED INTO MY HOUSE AND CRAPPED ON MY CARPET.
I flooded my underground labyrinth quite recently. Sad.
or, why the MCU didn’t ruin your favorite supervillain.
below the cut: Iron Man 3 spoilers, discussion of cultural appropriation, narrative arc, and analysis of how ridiculously, wonderfully meta the advertising scheme of IM3 was.