A little video to showcase the many awesome folks that we met at PAX this year
If I could actually type out my emotional response it would be an entire page of “adkla;sfjFLASASDKA:RKLD.” In an effort to be articulate, I am going to attempt to type actual words. At 1:49 Ongaku88 and I are featured in this cosplayer tribute video as Manrill (male Merrill) and Warden Bethany. One more shout-out to Poupon, who I’ve been plugging as much as possible throughout PAX, who inspired me to cosplay Manrill with her amazing, amazing art (and wonderful sense of humor and personality). I want to thank Ian a million times, I was blown away by the pictures he took of us and I never would have expected to show up in a video. I’m really happy that it’s one where I had my tattoos on as well! Ian, you are one hell of a photographer and thank you so much for this. I wish I could teleport back to PAX and spend more time with the wonderful people I hung out with!! You are all wonderful, and I am downright delighted to have met every one of you!
You are now SUPER MODELS *\o/*
And I’m very glad she didn’t. Some of those are just ‘wtf’.
They had some really out there concepts for Miranda in ME2.
lol oh man, in hindsight, the default one doesn’t seem quite as bad.
… is that Anders’ sister in the bottom row, second to the right?
The crotch area on the one that resembles her final outfit the most is weird. It looks like she wet herself.
They’re all terrible from a protection and professionalism perspective, but I really do appreciate the balls-to-the-walls weirdness of them. They were really willing to experiment with the aesthetic direction far more than the ME3 designs I’ve seen, which are just all too derivative.
Someone asked what I didn’t like about ME2’s Jack romance. Instead of typing out an odious-ass tome about it, I decided to give my answer in song form
then I realized I am a horrible singer so here it is in pictures. I used my femshep instead of Bioware’s, because fuck you I just did.
His introduction always baffled me in its construction. The priorities seemed screwy. The cinematography was like,
“Here we are in this scene, introducing this guy. Here’s what you need to know about this guy:
“There’s this guy, he’s an alien, now here’s his ass. It’s shiny and blue. He has a gun. He was wearing a helmet but now he’s not. You probably didn’t notice him taking it off because you were too busy wondering why we needed to have an extreme closeup of his waist and butt. That’s probably really saucy in his culture, like all waist fetishizing and stuff. There are glowy lights on his armor, probably to assist the enemies in knowing where to shoot. Shoot these glowy things, they say. Or you could shoot at his skull and face, which is now exposed because he thought it would be cool and dramatic to take off his helmet in a dangerous situation to say hi.
“Now in the second shot here he is all business casual, sitting on a pile of shit. He’s probably in someone’s old apartment, look there are some like eating trays or maybe binders of old economics 101 homework, I don’t know. There’s a hole in the wall. Is it for dicks? Is this some sort of disgusting alien glory hole? Is it to put popcans in? Are there popcans in the future? Unclear. This alien guy does not know how to sit like a lady but he knows your character’s name. You character’s name is Shepard and the subtitles tell you that this is Garrus. He likes to keep the barn door open and to keep his gun where it’s most easily grabbed in case of action, which apparently is near his crotch. He may or may not have issues.
“And that is all you need to know about this guy and this scene.”
OMG GARRUS’ BASSOON
Tali can play Lefty Guitar for me any day.
What does Liara have? An oboe?
This looks familiar! I made it before Lair of the Shadow Broker came out, when they released the shot to hype up the band getting back together, so to speak. Garrus was shooting a sniper rifle from the hip, originally. It was hilarious. Someone told me that the guitar is upside down, but I figure Tali’s just playing it restrung, Hendrix-style. I later changed the logo to “Bass Effect” for LJ, but this looks like the one I posted on one of Something Awful’s sprawling threads last year. Which leads to the question, how did it get here.
Liara’s playing a vuvuzela, which make a wonderful, brassy polyphonic tone.
“Garrus suffers from some retro- and anterograde amnesia. He can’t remember how to do math in base ten, and he hasn’t been able to relearn it. He has to convert every number to base six on his omni-tool before doing anything else with them. He’s too proud to ask EDI to help him, and she knows better than to offer. That is why the calibrations take so long.”
Submitted by Andie.
oh that’s the saddest