I have a thought.
We Talimancers are among the most talented and inspired group in the Mass Effect Community. We have more fanfics, pics, tribute videos, page-counts than any fandom in that community combined. We have survived things other threads would crumble under and come out of it fractured, but very much alive.
KFD once wrote:
ďWe often speak of Tali and our fan enthusiasm towards her as though it were a sect; the truth may not be too far off that description. Stated in short, concise terms: We've become a movement. Each day the self-declared "Talimancers" return, many of us familiar faces and some new. Our exuberance and devotion to this place does not appear to be dimming as the days go by - quite the contrary. And it is not because of this place. No, it's because of what has been unleashed by the creation of Tali'Zorah vas Normandy as a character.
ďI trust we are all painfully aware that she is not a living, breathing entity as we have come to understand such. She has become an ideal; her spirit has awakened something that has lain dormant deep inside many of us - each of us either secretly aware that we craved something or perhaps going through our daily routines unsure how to place our fingertips on it yet instinctively aware that something is missing. Each of us share this yearning to one degree or another and it is a shared commonality that forges these bonds between us that have been strengthened over the past few days.
ďWe are kindred spirits irrespective of our age, our experience, our country of birth or native tongue; we are alike because we have been awakened inside. We've had one of those rare opportunities that some people can search for for a lifetime to glimpse at our inner workings, compare it to the world around us and reached the conclusion that regardless of our station in life it can be even better. That we as individuals and as a collective group can be better that we are already becoming better thanks to the resonating, complimentary effect we are creating amongst ourselves.
ďIt may sound melodramatic yet I believe with an earnest heart and a clear mind that the adoration and love the character of Tali'Zorah enjoys is a testament to the recognition by many here that there is a love that can burn so brightly within the recesses of our souls that no darkness, no matter how grave, can extinguish. We, the so-called "Talimancers" - a term that may have started out as a half jest, have become a movement because we see clearly, perhaps for the first time in a while, that there are better and greater things in our brief existence than purely material and selfish pursuits. That the values represented in Tali'Zorah vas Normandy need not only apply to her, but also can apply to us and those around us. That we can find such a love-selfless, honesty, compassionate, modest, pure, brave and strong - and that it is something worth striving for. It is for these reasons that we have each come to love Tali'Zorah in our own individual way, and it is for those reasons that she, the character of Tali'Zorah vas Normandy, has become a rallying cry, a symbol of which we will not forget.Ē
We are a movement and united we can do just about anything.
And it is in the spirit of being a movement that I bring to you both a monumental and unprecedented idea.
A collaborative project from every single Talimancer; young and old, veteran and new, to create total retelling of the entire ME2 experience in novel form.
It's never been done, not on this scale. But together, united we can create something that will go down in legend.
What say you my fellow Talimancers?