This falls under ‘personal headcanon’, because it disagrees with game mechanics in some specific ways. It’s the internal logic I’ve always used to govern how I think of biotics in my writing. Specifically, how I imagine them in a ‘real world’ application of the concept of mass distortion, as opposed to the go-to hand-wave for magical effects in a science fiction video game. They’re all based on what I think makes sense combined with adhering to certain limitations. Biotics is a very specific thing — the ability to adjust the target’s mass and thus kinetic energy.
do you ever have to backspace a reply because
our friendship level is not ready for that
like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this
there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place
that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.
but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.
i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.
it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.
and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”
no, it’s not
it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.