Ho, ho, ho, internet!
Last year, the amazing Kim of Later Levels created this awesome Christmas community collaboration event thingy. I was so totally in, then I deleted my old website earlier this year, erasing my old entries of the interwebz forever. Alas!
Basically, there were 12 holiday themed questions bloggers answered on set days, in a format of their own choosing. Yep. I’m still trying to get back in touch with my joyful side after 2018’s craziness… so I’m hyping myself up for that upcoming cheery Christmas event by re-posting my old answers and providing new answers for this year. I’ve changed a lot, man.
The party is still going strong and you find yourself conveniently positioned under the mistletoe. Which video game character would you call over for a cheeky kiss?
Bah! I’m not really into the whole party or kissing mistletoe things… but if Alistair from Dragon Age Origins found me under one, I totally wouldn’t complain… too much. 😉
Poor 2017 Me had no idea what asexuality was, and that she is a demiromantic asexual. My aversion to kissing anyone under the mistletoe makes a whole lot more sense now that I’ve figured out my sexual orientation, finally! I admit I pretended to be into the whole kissing/roamnce-y stuff quite a bit. I had no freaking idea how to explain how I felt, feeling so alone that I wasn’t into sexual relationships like everyone else around me. What was wrong with me? Now I know that answer is NOTHING. And that’s a great feeling.
But yeah, Alistair was definitely my first true video game character crush. But nope, I don’t wanna kiss him or drag him to my Grey Warden’s tent. I want to bash darkspawn with him, laugh at his lame jokes, and be honored by having his unyielding support at my back. Unfortunately for my dorky knight man, this year he’s been bumped down from the top spot on my crush list by a certain amazing asari…
Intentional on BioWare’s part or not, by declining all the official “romance” options with Liara, her friendship arc turned into the definition of how I want my ideal life partnership with someone to go down. Liara is the super best friend of my dreams! No sex or kissing… Liara and my Shepard just always had each other’s back, they did lots of emotional bonding, and I almost cried during those beautiful bear hug moments. D’aww! I’ll likely never find that kind of bond in reality, so thank you so very much for giving me this relationship, Mass Effect!
TL;DR – I don’t want to kiss any video game character under the mistletoe, and I’m not ashamed to say it anymore. But I would totally love to give Liara T’Soni a huge crushing bear hug underneath dat mistletoe. Oh yeah! 💗
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