What can I say, I’ve had issues with how Bioware fan/fandom(s) approach certain characters/character types and defending my favorite companion gave me an opportunity to unload a bit! :pI completely understand. Like, some people just completely miss the point.
Sibilings adventures (ep 2)
The bad part of that post getting notes again is that it’s the version with all of the pictures out of order. Whoops.
Headcanon that after the battle of Hogwarts, George dyes his hair an outrageous colour, and at first Molly is mad, but then she hears George whisper “I kept thinking it was him in the mirror”.
"Luckily I have an ace up my sleeve!" I smirk and roll my sleeve up. A confused asexual rolls out, blinking in the sudden light.
I’m Elara Dorne, sir. Sergeant, first class, commander of Search and Rescue Squad 204.
Reasons to Love Elara Dorne, Part 1/?
Ah yes, look at how cold and rule following she is. She doesn’t care about those soldiers at all. And it isn’t like she just talked back to her CO or anything because he wasn’t speaking up on the issue. Nope, she just follows the rules all day long like a heartless machine.
Inspired by my second trooper playthrough, which I mainly am doing because of her anyways, and many of the conversations I have had about her mischaracterization. Like how can some people so completely miss the point?
I absolutely detest “Elara is obsessed with rules” type posts because they’re such a complete misreading/misunderstanding of her character. People who say that seem to think Elara is all about rules seem to forget that the entire reason she’s a Republic companion is because she refused to sit by and allow immoral actions to occur on her watch and feared she would be ordered to take part.
Or, to put it another way, it’s like people think that following the rules is Elara’s end goal when it’s made clear over and over again in the story that she values the rules not as ends in themselves but rather as means to achieve the ethical/moral outcome she wants. She’s driven by the desire to do what’s right, not ‘what the rules say’, and is the most moral/ethical companion (possibly character) in the game.
I just find it frustrating because it’s not like identifying Elara’s characterization is hard - it's not exactly rocket science to see that Elara approves of /prioritizes doing the right/moral thing over what orders or rules say when they conflict (especially when some of her approval gains for taking a moral stand are huge). Despite that, some people seem to completely miss it and I don’t understand why.
Is it because there’s an aversion to rules/procedures in general, or characters that are ‘killjoys’ and don’t just go along with whatever the player character does? Is it because she’s serious and professional (at least at first, before she knows the trooper better) instead of the”cool”/snarky character that regularly populates Bioware games? Is it because you have to actually go through her conversations and listen to what she says to understand her?
I don’t get it.
Do not picture your OTP having a kid and losing said kid in a ball pit.