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Space opera, soap opera

I don’t usually opt for a female character in video games that give a choice, but something about the face of the default male Shepard in the Mass Effect games kind of creeped me out, so I played Mass Effect 2 as this chick here. My Stoaty Shepard is pretty badass; somehow I can’t see her getting up in the morning and putting on mascara and a little eye shadow. Maybe machines do that in the future.

I’m finally playing the third and final installment of Mass Effect. You start (optionally) by importing your character from Mass Effect 2. One of things that gets carried over is which of your crew members you’ve had affairs with.

Wait, what? This was an option? How on earth…?

Trust me to carry my social ineptitude into video games.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 15, 2014, 9:25 pm

I’m so confused. Do I hit on the guys? They’re mostly aliens. Well, there was that one black guy, but my grandma would kill me. Oh, and there’s Kayden, but I don’t even know why he’s there because I let him die in the last game.

Comment from Sigivald
Time: September 15, 2014, 11:01 pm

Hit on anyone/thing you want.

It’s the FUTURE!

Comment from Nina
Time: September 15, 2014, 11:20 pm

Don’t ask me, I never got those role-playing games. I always die immediately, and that gets old after a while. Part of that might be that I don’t much like to fight, so it’s easy to kick my heinie.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 15, 2014, 11:29 pm

I’m a born sniper. In any game I play, my top skills are always sneak and snipe.

Comment from feynmangroupie
Time: September 16, 2014, 12:30 am

Can you deselect the “spackle” option under makeup application? Or is that how you lure in the humanoids in order to have affairs of the circulatory pump?

I wonder when they’ll come up with a cyborg Mata Hari rpg?

Comment from surly ermine
Time: September 16, 2014, 1:58 am

As FemShep you can also hit on some of the alien ladies just like ol’ Captain Kirk. Psst, go for the blue one.

Comment from .
Time: September 16, 2014, 3:01 pm

Well, in the light of admitted confession, the welcome GIF caption is démodé. Sneak and ye shall snipe.

The androgynous freckle wench looks like Annie Lenox.

Comment from tibby
Time: September 16, 2014, 7:13 pm

Oh… Well. That’s awkward…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2014, 9:32 pm

Now that I know this, I realize my crew is flirting with me all the time. Wow. Awk-werrrrd.

I mean, that seems a lousy idea for ship discipline, doesn’t it?

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