"You turned my gentle friend into a weapon and I am less than thrilled about it"
I don’t know. I mean, Bucky’s gone off to war. He’s gone from the sharp-dressed soldier trying to get Steve to enjoy a double-date to slogging through mud and getting shot at in the European theater to getting the hell tortured out of him in a super-Nazi shithole after his unit gets cut to ribbons by forces with weapons unlike anything he’s been trained to deal with.
And the entire time this is going on, so far as he knows, Steve is safe at home. Maybe he’s finally plucked up the courage to ask a girl out. Maybe he found a decent job at the shipyards or in a factory. Because it’s not like you can write your Army bro when you get accepted into the weirdo super-science Human Guinea Pig program, right? “Bucky, Finally made it into the Army, courtesy of a top-secret German scientist defector. Hope to be first of many extremely classified human weapons! Hugs and kisses, Steve.” Pretty sure they just set the letter on fire right in front of you if you try it, you know?
And then suddenly, he’s being rescued from the super-Nazi hellhole. By Steve. And he’s gone from thinking that Steve’s safe at home to Steve saving him, immediately followed by almost losing Steve as the base blows up and watching some dude tear off his fucking face while telling Steve they’re the same and realizing that Captain America the Propaganda Dude is a) actually a fucking supersoldier and b) his bff.
And this is, I think, where it’s kind of started to set in that Steve—his bro, who never backed down from a fight, who never stood by while somebody was getting kicked around, who never even thought about saying “It’s not my problem” and walking on past—now has the chops to actually assault a base full of fucking soldiers by himself and win.
Like, Bucky’s kind of looking around and realizing it’s just Steve and all the dudes who got rescued with him. It wasn’t Steve leading a charge. Steve was the charge. It doesn’t take him long to do the math about what Steve’s personality plus a nigh-unstoppable force is going to equal. And since he’s sure as hell not leaving Steve’s side now, it might very well mean there’s no going home again.
Mordin and Dr. Chakwas get to give the rest of the Normandy crew examinations. Purely for scientific and health-related purposes.
I’ve always wanted the chance to draw Mass Effect’s gorgeous aliens in their ‘full glory’. Yes, I am one of those people that thinks that Javik could have wings because the Collectors did. Kirrahe is here because he is a spectacular example of his race. The nips were left off Liara because of personal censorship and laziness. Sorry if an alien race you like was left off the post. In the meantime, have some alien butts.
Something else that I doodled today with all the other chimeras and griff-type stuff. These are coelasquid's satinette pigeons, Belzy and Coocy (or Beelzedove and Coocifer if you will)
You guys are doing yourselves a great disservice if you’re not following Coelasquid by the way! She is an amazing artist that I’ve been following for…hmm, I think 8-ish years now. (way back on ye old deviantART and before Manly Guys Doing Manly Things) Pretty soon she’s going to be launching a comic called “Platinum Black" that I’m very very excited for and you all should be too! I’ve loved her characters from the moment I saw them and this is a big moment to see her comic finally come to fruition.