Discussion in 'Drama Llama Holding Pen' started by sebmojo, Apr 9, 2012.
Merrill is stupid and she needs my tough love to get her head on straight.
You voluntarily romanced Miranda? Nothing you say about Mass Effect should now be listened to.
Yep. Mainly because, of the ME2 options, she's the only one that seems to be remotely capable of dealing with Maleshep as an equal. Tali is sweet but there's just obviously too much hero worship there, and Liara's like the ultimate Mary Sue. Then there's Jack, but she's srsly emotionally damaged. So Miranda wins by default.
Since this thread is now a total ramble, I'm going to run with it! Dark Souls is the best "challenge" game of recent years AND one of the best "experience" games. It's not so much the story (which is incomprehensible unless you spend a LOT of time reading item descriptions), but the world, the sense of place, and pervasive melancholy of the environment and characters.
Agreed, re Dark Souls. It's amazing!
Her being Yvonne Strahovski didn't hurt either.
Wow, I never made the connection between her character and Dexter's latest catch. Now I really will have to go back and play Mass Effect 2 as evil Shepherd.
I don't understand the difference. In both cases the NPC examines some numbers set by your actions in the game and responds based on their values. What's the difference? And how can you repeat a conversation tree to get a different outcome if the outcome is determined by an action in the previous game?
She's far sexier on Dexter in her natural form than with that pneumatic body Bioware gave her.
Why I can't send Miranda in a suicide mission, stripped of weapons and shields? ME3 betrayed me. Is still a GOTY game.
You missed your chance at the end of ME2. I got her killed off in the final mission more or less deliberately, as I figured she was likely to betray me to the Smoking Man. IIRC I sent her back to the ship mid-mission without sufficient protection and she ended up dead.
This thread is definitely making me want to shoot to the end of ME2 so I can finish it have everyone die.
And this is why I'll never ask ydejin to come along on a mission to help me reconcile with a family member, as he'll twist my loyalty and order a suicide mission. Lesson learned!
Once again, a perfectly good thread has been ruined by videogame discussion. ;)
DAMN YOU CHICK
You're still doing it wrong.
We spent all that time in the Mines of Moria only for me to find out you are a murderer?
What's Tom got to say about the latest mysogyny shock?
LET'S PLAY SPOT THE DIFFERENCES
vs [Pretend the zombie boob torso is here, I'm not linking that shit again]
Hint: I'm comfortable with only one of those being displayed in my home. I even have an excuse for the nudity! (My cats are named after Greek deities)
Is he tooting a chocolate horn?
Better question: Who cares?
It's really no big deal. The Dead Island statue doesn't even have arms to easily bruise.
Charles via Twitter.
You'd think someone who likes horror movies as much as Tom would get that. The fact that he can't separate movies from the game from the torso are a problem. Also I completely disagree with his interpretation of the zombie motif. It is not objectification of the body. It is about the loss of self.
Tom's post is vintage Tom. He's got the usual gamer geek tendency to justify sexism, his dislike of popular backlash influencing developers (see: his concern trolling over the "precedent" of the ME3 extended cut), and his modern preference toward being controversial. The latter I can sort of understand; from what I gather qt3 is his livelihood now and I guess you gotta pay the bills. Nonetheless it's still a pretty awful attempt at justifying a pretty vile degree of sexism.
People who click a thread called DAMN YOU CHICK. It's actually less effort to not click it, I suggest you try.
Apparently Tom in his typically condescending "I bet you geeks didn't notice the symbolism"-scree doesn't even know that those famous statues wasn't created as head- and armless torsos to objectify women, but ended up that way because of the toll of time. Often the extremities were lost, not chopped off on purpose.
And of course when lamenting that the developers don't stick to their guns and brave artistic vision, he fails to register, that they already wussed out by only offering it in Europe and Australia.
And bonus WarrenM quick to accuse any man who cares of white knighting. The thread has it all.
Here's the thing: Occasionally this thread veers into topics that are more interesting than everyone's obsession with what Tom thinks and writes, so I click it to see if there's some of that going on. Sadly, today the pendulum has swung back to the Tom "I promise I don't like him but I care deeply what he writes about everything" fanboyism.
The bit that leapt out at me was this: "As surely as procreating, a man’s psyche is wired to tell him that he should honor and protect women."
There's that 'honor' thing again. There's been multiple occasions from TapirGate on (or at least, that's when I started noticing it; probably was happening long before but I was oblivious) where Tom gets on about being so honored about having actual women on his board, like Matt's wife or whoever's sister. (How much honor there was making it all the more difficult to toggle them.) Honor honor honor. It's pedestal-language.
Well, I'm sorry for getting back on-topic, then.
Sure thing, Brett.
That's an opinion. Another opinion is that the thread, by topic name, is NOT about nerd-picking the various flavors of Mass Effect endings.
Fine, read it.
But do you need to complain when a thread about Tom Chick veers back on the subject of Tom Chick. Couldn't you just shake your head and feel superior in silence?
jerri blank, keeping the internet safe from....stuff...since 2007.
I don't think about it often, but once in a while Tom writes something that makes me so glad to be completely done with that place.
For me it's when he writes the -Tom.
Tom Chick has no honor. He is as transparent as glass.
W00t! I love it when y'all can fall back on that lazy stereotype when you disagree with me. AWESOME.
Not proving Pogo's comparison wrong here.
It's not that you're humorless (you're not!), it's that coming into a thread to tell people what they should and shouldn't be talking about is a dick move. I'm not sure what you expected the reaction to your post to be, but you can't have imagined it would be good. "Gosh yeah Jerri's right, we really should stop talking about stuff she doesn't like us talking about!"
Take it to the DAMN YOU JERRI thread.
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