Ashley Graham is heralded by many to be one of the most annoying video game characters of all time. If a person has played Resident Evil 4, the odds are fairly high that they also have formed a dislike active enough that they feel the need to give voice to its existence. People complain about Ashley a lot. They complain about her calling for help. But do they want to to remain silent while she is attacked, leaving you clueless and leaving her dead? I am certain that people would be greatly frustrated if they had to keep replaying an area of a game because they weren't being made aware of their precious cargo's imminent demise.
People also complain about how "useless" Ashley is. In case you've never played the game, allow me to inform you of a couple of things. You play as Leon S. Kennedy, an agent who has been sent to rescue the President's kidnapped daughter, Ashley. You are competent, and experienced in ways no one would desire to be. Ashley Graham is a 20-year-old college student.
To be honest, I'm kind of done being so formal with this. It's after 12, and I have to do enough formal writing as it is. The point is, you were sent to rescue a 20-year-old college student. How many individuals fitting that description do you know of that could defend themselves from hordes of villagers and cultists? Certainly, if Ashley were able to do such a thing, there would have been no need to send Leon.
Ugh. I just get so freaking tired of people hating Ashley for such bad reasons. Yeah, she doesn't help you fight. Yeah, she calls for help when she's being attacked. Yeah, you have to defend her. But so what? That's your fucking job you sorry sack of shit auiasfusoidfuosuf Excuse me. I will say this for my parting statement of this subject: it is not difficult to defend Ashley. If you are at all competent in your gaming, she'll maybe die two or three times in the course of a playthrough. So just because you're a shitty individual who has not yet learned how to hold a controller, that doesn't make a video game character a terrible person. SHE"S FRICKIN TWENTY YEARS OLD WHAT TH FRICK DO YOU EXPECT omg ok
Part of me wants to launch into a rant about Ashley Williams now. I'm feelin' pretty defensive of Ashley's right now. However, my bed is calling, as are the books that sit on top of it. As are my pajamas.
Dani bought stringed lights, white ones. We hung them along the ceiling, and they are quite lovely. They don't give off a whole lot of light, but it's enough to feel quite cozy, and enough to read by - though you probably shouldn't for long. Very soon I will post this, change into pajamas, and climb up onto my bed. It's late and I should go to sleep, but maybe I'll do a bit of reading. I do need to get homework done. I wasn't good at that today. I played Mass Effect 2, watched cutscenes of Deadpool, and looked at cute pictures of Nicki Minaj. I updated my twitter and listened to audio clips from Mass Effect 3's Citadel DLC.
I adore the Citadel DLC. It is like home. It makes me feel cozy and comfortable and sad and happy and I...
I... hurt. My stomach hurts a little. Maybe I'll go to bed sooner than expected.
Hopefully I'll give this a proper update soon, with information and all that good stuff. Not for anyone else's (spellcheck tells me this is wrong but idk how to fix it, sorry) benefit, but just for mine. You know. I'm pretty self-centered and all that.