Happy World Press Freedom Day! A free and independent source of information is essential for all societies. When governments start meddling with the freedom of media, bad and dangerous things happen. That’s why it’s so, so freaking important we take out idiot leaders across the world when they start discrediting the media for stupid narcissistic reasons. Not mentioning any names.
The awesome Heather over at Just Geeking By started a series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about the fictional press in honor of this important day. Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.
So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s newsworthy questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!
What is your favourite fictional media outlet?
All the news outlets in the Mass Effect video game series. It’s so freaking cool listening to all the galactic news updates while you and your squad are going about your business on the Citadel and various other space locales during the games. Bonus points for adding to the space lore in a way that makes sense within the fictional universe.
Who is your favourite fictional journalist?
Jade from the video game Beyond Good and Evil. Technically she’s a photo-journalist and could be used in the next question, but I’ll put her here! She will do absolutely anything to protect innocent people and bring down evil governments. She’s also a combat goddess with a really cool destiny. We could use more reporters like her in real life…
Who is your favourite fictional photographer?
Maxine Caulfield from the video game Life is Strange (please don’t hurt me if you’re reading this Later Levels). I blitzed through Life is Strange one depressingly lonely weekend long ago and I really connected with all the angsty teenage drama Max faces. Bullying, hella complex personal relationships, cool time controlling powers, a super tornado… It was totally awesome, dudes!
But yeah, Max has some serious skillz in the photography area. That combined with her sarcasm and refusal to give up on her beloved best friend makes her an easy choice for my favourite shutterbug.
What is your favourite fictional interview?
Khalisah al-Jilani’s attempted interview of Commander Shepard in the video game Mass Effect 2. Ugh. Khalisah is the true definition of a fake news pusher. She will twist whatever Commander Shepard says into a negative spin that fits her personal popularity agenda. When you meet her in Mass Effect 2 Shepard has the renegade option to actually punch her, and while that may not be nice or civil, sometimes selfish people who can’t see reason just need a punch in the face.
If you could interview any fictional character who would it be?
I’d like to interview my old Night Elf Druid named Nightnova from World of Warcraft. I quit the game way back in 2015 and I’m really, really feeling the urge to revisit the game lately. I’d ask her what she’s been up to these past five years. I hope she’s still enjoying the pew pew Boomkin stuff and hasn’t been stuck in a weird gaming purgatory or anything. I should probably check on her…
Which character would you like to see given an absolute grilling live on TV and why?
Solas from the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition. I won’t go into details for spoiler reasons, but he’s got some serious explaining to do after what went down. Can’t freaking wait for Dragon Age 4!! This televised interview could totally be a promo event.
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