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can we just take a moment to think about what the heart might say when pointed at corvo like i just

because sometimes it seems to almost remember it’s jessamine again

and it says some things that fucking tear out my heart and can you even imagine some of the shit she’d say about corvo

"I was close to him once…"

"He still blames himself, every day…"

"That day was the last he was happy…"

"He is torn between his love and his rage…"

"He has trouble sleeping at night…"

"He wakes up, staring at his hands. The blood was only in his nightmare…"

"If only I could reach out to him…"

"He protects our daughter as no one else could…"

"Emily feels safe near him - just as I did…"

- which in the end is just a matter of substrate chauvinism. It doesn’t matter if the system thinks with flesh or superconductor or topological braids in doped metallic hydrogen, as long as the logic is the same. And our logic is the same. Yours and mine.

If I am a machine then so are you. If you are not a machine then neither am I. Exo minds are human. It is incontrovertible.

You understand? I’m going to take that slack-jawed stare as understanding.

Now here’s the real question. Why are Exo minds human? What’s the design imperative? Why does a war machine - yes, absolutely, I am a war machine, built by human hands; and you are a survival machine built by the engine of evolution. Don’t interrupt me.

Why does a war machine have emotions? Why should a war machine have awareness? These are not useful traits on the battlefield. Don’t flatter yourself. They are not useful. So why should the Exo mind mimic the human architecture so closely?

You know what I smell on you? I smell the stink of anthropocentrism. I think you think that there’s only one way to think. That’s why the Exo mind is so human, you presume. Because all higher thought converges.

My friend, you should meet the Vex. There is nothing human in them.

Now. This is what I believe happened, back in the time before any Exo can remember. It explains everything.

I think someone wanted to live forever.

Ghost Fragment: Exo Grimoire Card from Destiny  (via nitensalis)
  • spanish, portuguese and italian:

    So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun.

  • french:

    haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever

  • german:


  • english:

    *shooting up in the bathroom*

  • gaelic:

    the pronounciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck

  • polish:

    here have all of these consonants have fun

  • japanese:

    subject article noun article verb. too bad there's three fucking alphabets lmao hope your first language isn't western

  • welsh:

    sneeze, and chances are you've got it right. idfk

  • chinese:

    here's a picture. draw it. it means something. it can be pronounced four different ways. these twenty other pictures are pronounced the same but have very different meanings. godspeed.

  • arabic:

    so here's this one word. it actually translates to three words. also pronouns don't really exist. the gender is all in the verb. have fun!

  • latin:

    here memorize 500 charts and then you still dont know what the fuck is happening

  • sign language:

    If you move this sign by a tenth of an inch, you'll be signing "penis"

  • russian:

    idk man its pronounced like its spelt but good fucking luck spelling it

  • Greek:

    so basically we're going to add 15 syllables to every word you know and assign it one of 3 genders at random. Also good luck figuring out where to put the accents you piece of shit


Anonymous asked:

I almost want to thank you personally, but thank you so much, I've never had words encourage me more in all honesty, and you trying to help really means so much to me. Thank you again, and please remain steadfast, I love reading you writing, the world would be much worse off without it and you.

Yeah? You really think so?

Feel free to thank me personally if you want to. You’ve no real reason to fear me, especially not after all I just said. But if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, that’s totally fine as well.

I’m happy that I was able to help you. 

I’ll keep writing. Not for the world, but for a certain person.

Hell, they might as well be “the world” in this context, so, same thing, ah? ;D

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