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blue-rose-of-illium:

talsi-orah:

To add a familiar element of science-fiction fantasy, we decided one of the main species in Mass Effect would be a race of beautiful, blue alien girls. An extensive exploration of the idea led to the asari appearing exotic and alien while still have some human qualities, which allowed them to be desirable as potential love interests. The original inspiration of the scalp tentacles was to evoke the image of a woman emerging from the water with her hair swept back.

Asari clothing was to be alluring and sexy but with a sense of class and style - more of a Hollywood red-carpet feel than that of a stripper (except for the asari who were, in fact, strippers). Once we established the general look of the asari, we examined the fine details, like the scalp details.

This post is for anyone who believes that women weren’t objectified by the asari in Mass Effect because the asari weren’t ‘female’. In Bioware’s art book they openly state that they designed them as a ‘a race of beautiful, blue alien girls’, and to be ‘desirable as potential love interests’. 

That is sooo painful to read. Their priority in making the asari was literally to make them objects for the male gaze. It just makes me sad because they could have been SO much more.

Posted on Apr 17— 2 hours ago

owligator:

kikiyuyu:

I like to imagine Shepard won’t let him on the ship like that so she makes him stand outside while she hoses him down

omg tho

Posted on Apr 17— 6 hours ago
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Constellations

bambimio:

The stars formed countless patterns across her pale skin. They marked her cheeks with murky depths, her shoulders with darkened sea skies. Along her spine they spun tales of desert storms, pooling at the small of her back to form a desperate man’s oasis. Down her legs they traveled, wandering with no true direction to the unknown end; the very tips of her toes.

The stars on her skin kept him occupied for hours. Some of his favorites were the ones that dusted over her stomach like little footprints on a white shore. She wouldn’t let him touch them- they were off limits as she was sensitive there- but he loved to admire them. He picked out shapes- hearts, a partially smiling face, diamonds- and admired her galaxy from afar.

The best time to stargaze was while she slept, curled up next to him and completely at ease. She trusted him- knew him as one knew their own palm- and so she slept without worry or care. He’d wait until her breathing evened out, lips parted as the breaths rolled over the sensitive flesh torn from her own teeth. The day’s complications that had formed in creases on her forehead would vanish, leaving her sky clear to admire.

He’d start at her nose, following the curve of the bridge all the way to the dainty tip, placing a chaste kiss right atop a cluster of stars. His lips would then fall down to her own, contact feather light so that she would not awaken. A few stars were scattered near her lips, following her jawline and dancing across her neck in long strides. Her hands were always placed near or on his chest, and as his fingers followed the path of stars from her shoulders and down her arms, she’d shiver slightly, but never waking. From her elbows, he’d skip to the dip of her waist, being careful not to stir a reaction from her. Her hips had hardly any stars to discover, but her thighs were consumed by black holes and supernovas. The rest of her legs stayed tangled with his, keeping their bodies close, afraid he wouldn’t be there when she awoke the next morning- but he didn’t mind. He already had the stars there mapped out in his head.

For all the stargazing he did, he never spoke to her about it. She hated her stars and the constellations they made. She hated the way her cheeks marked ocean waves, her shoulders cloudy skies. She hated the desert tales spun down her spine, the cool pond at the small of her back. And she hated the mindless wandering down her legs that ended at the tips of her toes. She would crinkle her nose at the mention of them, ignoring the praises of beauty they would receive.

"They’re just blemishes, Thane," She’d mumble, hiding her body away under her white sheets. "They aren’t anything special." But they were, because each star was a part of her.

And she was his most favorite constellation of all.

Posted on Apr 15— 1 day ago
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aelwen-art:

Amunet. 

Posted on Apr 14— 3 days ago
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Posted on Apr 13— 4 days ago
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fromrakhanaidepart:

|| bored doodle \uvu/ ||

Posted on Apr 13— 4 days ago
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so… who won?

Posted on Apr 13— 4 days ago
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Posted on Apr 13— 4 days ago
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[x]

Posted on Apr 12— 5 days ago
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ghostgreen:

fearsomesymmetryreplied to your post:sorry for the lack of draws lately, wh…

psst vega/goto it’s the go-to otp

ohh …i like this idea a lot ……♡o。.(✿ฺ。 ✿ฺ)

Posted on Apr 12— 5 days ago

n7positive:

[Caption: i love that there are two almost universal headcanons for shepard:

1: they are grunt’s parent

and

2: they really, really stink at driving]

Posted on Apr 11— 5 days ago
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mervley:

ok but

  • young engineers activating music player on their omni tools instead of overload
  • young adepts filming biotic explosion vids for the extranet
  • young vanguards sneezing and accidentally charging
  • young sentinels showing off to each other with their customized tech armor
  • young soldiers getting knocked out by the recoil of the concussive shot because they are still not used to it
  • young infiltrators not knowing how to fully cloak themselves and getting caught pulling pranks
Posted on Apr 10— 1 week ago
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Garrus: What do you know about the mercs?
Shepard: They have guns and don't like me.
Garrus: Not helping, Shepard..
Posted on Apr 07— 1 week ago
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Hands

arandomfactoid:

Kaidan notices she folds a finger in when their fingers intertwine - avoiding the gap between this middle and ring fingers.  He figures newer habits die just as hard.

Posted on Apr 02— 2 weeks ago
filed under→ ·mass effect ·goddamn that hurts

ferelden:

lets be fucking real here they gave thane two fused fingers for a reason

Posted on Mar 26— 3 weeks ago
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