Ludonarrative dissonance is a great word for describing why I find Bioware frustrating. Your reward for big levels of mass homicide is a cut-scene where characters lecture you about peace, justice, and diversity.
It's why I keep pointing to Transistor as a game that gets it right. Transistor is cyberspace zombie horror, and it leans into the existential horror of person-as-code.
In 1987, Wall of Voodoo (the band that did "Mexican Radio"), with their second lead singer, released a cover of The Beach Boys "Do It Again". There was also an accompanying, surreal music video complete with an appearance by Brian Wilson himself!
I think one casualty of the timeline confusion is Yennefer's development. She's still a teenager at her enchantment, she's 48 when she runs away from her court appointment, and at the end of Season 1, she's 70.
But since that's placed parallel to Ciri's story, which happens over a week or so, we don't really get a full sense of how the prospect of spending another century dealing with incestuous nobles and egotistical wizards is an emotional crisis for her.
Me trying to sketch hands for a design assignment.
“Most people know about fight, flight, and freeze — but another trauma response, “fawn,” is at the core of what people-pleasing is actually about.
To avoid conflict, negative emotions, and re-traumatization, people who “fawn” when triggered will go out of their way to mirror someone’s opinions and appease them in order to deescalate situations or potential issues.”
Male rape survivors suffer in silence. We need to help them talk | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
I think Steven Universe and She-Ra demonstrate how LGBTQ-inclusive writing can improve the development of platonic relationships on screen. In just about any other screenplay Steven/Lars and Adora/Glimmer would involve some form of nohomo signaling. We'd either get arbitrary boundaries on emotional intimacy or side-ships to say that these people are really straight.
Instead, both of those relationships can involve emotionally intimate conflicts, and we know it's not subtext or coding because they're different from Pearl/Rose or Adora making googly eyes at women with big biceps.
Jurassic Polar Murder Borbs!
Janelle comes out as enby
Celebrity Janelle Monae comes out as #nonbinary (on the birdsite) and declares they/them pronouns. This will probs be a big boost for enby visability https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/janelle-monae-comes-out-as-gender-non-binary-fans-react.html/
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