the more i think about it the more i come to the realization that my number one headcanon for the mass effect games is that shepard dies for good in the beginning of me2 and the rest of the game + me3 take place between life and death. it’s not real. it’s purgatory. so shepard acts as the literal shepherd of lost souls with unfinished business, because shepard is equally unable to let go, and thus makes the perfect guide for others like them, leading a ‘crew’ in and out of—and ultimately through—their losses, their stubbornness, their greatest failures, their dreams and untold stories. which makes the ending of me3 with the starchild the ultimate dissolution of the residual energy of shepard’s consciousness, as shepard finally lets go. closure, and an end, once and for all.
my number two headcanon for the mass effect games is shepard lives and gets dug out of the wreckage and everyone parties in shepard’s hospital room and joker saved EDI on a backup black box and there’s a big ol space wedding and grunt catches the bouquet.
- Me every night: I can have exactly 7 hours 23 minutes and 48 seconds of sleep if I fall asleep right now.
when ever there’s a chase scene in a film and some fruit stall gets knocked over i always feel really bad because what if that’s the fruit guys only source of income and his wife has left him and he has a kid in hospital with cancer i want to know more about the fate of the fruit seller does he get it together and turn his life around or is it the last straw for him we’ll never know