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The Metroid Thing Again

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:04 AM


Something that's been bugging me every time I see a new image in the Metroid galleries I subscribe to:

Where'd we get the whole idea that a genocidal, mundicidal  mercenary would give two shits about the larva of a murderous species bio-engineered for the sole purpose of sewing mass-destruction and galaxy-wide terror?

Why
is that even a motif?
How'd that become a thing? It obviously wasn't present in Super Metroid, which seems to have been all that the 'Sakamoto crowd' have been playing the last 20 years, since this is the most affectionate thing Samus did in the entirety of that game for the baby metroid:



What a striking, heart-warming metaphor for motherhood. My favorite part is the scientist's apparently gaping-open jaw. He looks almost inhuman. He may be inhuman though, so whatever.

I can also count on one hand the number of times 'de baybee' was mentioned in Fusion as well. Uh, once - in the opening, no less: She doesn't even mention the maternally-mistaken mindless biological killing-machine when she talks with ADAM after finding the metroid cloning lab.

ADAM: So, uh, yeah, the Federation was cloning metroids. Also, there's a bunch of X-clones of you, so uh, yeah, you might wanna run.
Samus: Huh, cool. Wait, what was that last part?

Yeah.

Samus's monologues were great across Fusion because she was reflective and giving her perspective on events with a unique light that seems to have the touch of the sort of grey-zone-of-the-law career she leads. When she talked about why she called her ship AI Adam, it was like she was sitting at a bar telling old stories to a drinking buddy, not pouring her shallow, inconsistently remorseful thoughts out at us.

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Don't think too much of this. I was just musing on the fact one of my favorite video game characters is actually a really flat character at her core, and is now irrevocably broken due to some very shitty and immodest writers.

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:icontheladyj:
TheLadyJ Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: You're a rockstar! Thanks for watching me! You've got excellent taste in art! :la:
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Elite-Pirate Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
Why thank you.
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timebomber427 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
HWEE WISH HYOO AH HEPPY BIRFTHDAY 
-FROHM KAY-OSS.



("That how she WRITES, TOO?!?"
"Now, Dra-")
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MikazukiShigure Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Happy Birthday! Hope to see new stuff from u!
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dourlynome Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Happy birthday.
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Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Happy birthday!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday my friend. Hope to hear from you soon, because honestly, you're one of the best w40k friends I've ever made (and metroid friend too).
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DeMarchese Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Greetings sir.
Last day I stumbled across your finely-crafted site of W40K tales and it happens that I have (maybe) some material of my own for your site.

But after taking a careful look to the rules and some of the stories posted, a question raised into my mind:
¿Can a tale so small and displayed in the description of the draw instead of the main window be appropiate for the rules of your site?

Here is the work if you need to take a look first:
[link]

I´ll wait your word on the matter.
Thanks for your time beforehand and my apologizes for putting these matter here instead of sending you a note (but for some reason the note´s box is not working today...).
-D.
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Elven-Avenger Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
just caught up with ragged edges thank you for the good read.
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Grim-Reaper-Kumquat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave
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