I saw a hot lady at a grocery store, kinda trying to remember what she looked like
Black people are a small minority in Finland and every time you see one chances are they’re really well dressed
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.
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sexual orientation- that vivec fellow
ive been trying to avoid spoilers bc i havent been bothered with getting into morrowind yet so im sorry f o r my ignorance o mg
Oh, I didn’t know you were serious! Okay, well first of all, get into Morrowind asap. It’s amazing, beyond words. I can’t believe I get to give someone their first run-down about Vivec, this is so exciting!
Vivec is one of three Dunmeri gods known as the Tribunal. They were originally Chimer folks who befriended Saint Nerevar, and helped to lead the Chimer through various wars with the Nords and the Dwemer, who claimed a lot of space in Veloth/Morrowind. I’m not gonna tell you all the deets about the Battle of Red Mountain, because that would make this post several pages longer, but suffice it to say that Nerevar and his bff Dumac Dwarf-King had a misunderstanding that was largely fueled by the workings of the Tribunal and Kagrenac, the Dwemeri Chief Tonal Architect, who planned to use the Heart of Lorkhan (major thing in Morrowind, I’ll let you learn about that independently too) to power the Brass Robot God Numidium. The Chimer and Dwemer went to war and the Dwemer randomly all completely poofed out of existence, which is still a big head-scratcher. Nerevar and Voryn Dagoth saw the Heart and Nerevar said “man this shit’s way outta my league, I’m gonna go ask the Tribunal”. He fetched the Tribunal, they came back to see that Voryn had been corrupted by the Heart, Vivec (temporarily) slew him, and the Tribunal, also possibly corrupted by the Heart, murdered Nerevar and harnessed the power of the Heart to turn themselves into gods. Azura said “WOW FUCK YOU GUYS ALL RIGHT I’M THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEREVAR FAN CLUB” and turned the Chimer into the Dunmer (she also had other reasons though.) Vivec said “aight fuck you bitch” and used his magical awesome god + CHIM powers to change history so that they didn’t actually kill Nerevar, a random Red Mountain eruption did, and so that rather than being the spawn of a gross sexually abusive father, he was sort of weirdly birthed via divine intervention (for more information, read the 36 Lessons of Vivec.) Oh, and to make himself half Chimer and half Dunmer, which is why you see that he’s split into gold and silver - he really plays up the intersex thing and representing “duality”. He presents as male for the Nerevarine, probably because he has major gay feels for Nerevar, and since we play Morrowind through the eyes of the Nerevarine, that’s why we mostly use masculine pronouns.
SO, tl;dr - Vehk the mortal was a genderfluid intersex person the first time around, and upon “becoming” Vivec, used awesome god powers to rewrite history and sometimes their genitals if they feel like it.
^ great intro to Vivec lore reblogging for this
the fact that some people on this site are sexually aroused by benevolent cucumberpatch is proof that someone will find you attractive no matter how ugly you may be. there is always hope