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James Whitbrook
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James is the Deputy Editor of io9, where you can find him delivering your morning spoilers, writing about superheroes, and having many feelings about Star Wars.

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I’m a fan sure, but...

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I dug out my kinja log in just to ask you what, and I cannot stress this enough, the fuck. Read more

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Submitting on behalf of my fam—Maia, Brian, Fox and Charliebecause OMG 👏

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As an actual chef I decided to dress up as my favorite Chef, Chef. 

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I spared no expense...

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Face it, True Believers! You’ve just hit the jackpot! Stan “The Man” Lee, at your service. Excelsior!

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Super happy with how my Punk 13th Doctor turned out!

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The kid got really into “The Last Unicorn” this summer and my parents agreed to join the costume fun. But we won’t be all together until 10/31. So sharing a decade-old favorite. Best to everyone for a safe a spooky time this year.

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Don’t blink or else you’ll miss me...

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Maybe I’ll put this on a t-shirt and go as broken Kinja

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“Big Mouth" from Fortnite. Lots of foam and glue.... 

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Ooof both of your examples hit me head on. Had the exact same experience growing up gay and finding some solace in Fable for allowing me to live out that fantasy. I get the feeling of, too late, with mass effect 3, I’d been so used to playing as a female character to get the narratives of romancing men in bioware and Read more

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And then there is Dragon Age, their other property. Give me Iron Bull and Dorian all day! Read more

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If my Commander Shepard was meant to be an extension of myself, and if I was gay, I frustratingly wondered, why couldn’t I fall in love with this man? Read more

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My answer to this was to just play as FemShep. I knew I was bi pretty early so it was great being able to kinda sorta pick either gender as a partner in the first game. As a guy, I had no issue seeing myself as FemShep. Read more

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Ha. I just made a comment on your Virmire article yesterday basically asking where you were at with romance for legendary. This def. answers that. I just wish we could romance him in earlier games, it makes me feel like i am missing out. Here is the comment from yesterday that is buried since it is an older article, Read more

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This very much resonates with me, growing up closeted and not enjoying the forced heterosexual options. I couldn’t romance Kaidan, but I still was VERY okay killing off Ashley with her strict monotheistic views on the universe. It got annoying and I never used her. Read more

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