Asari, Na’vi, Mystique, Why So Blue?
I’m watching Russ play Mass Effect 2 as he doesn’t want to “fall behind” in his gameplay. How do you fall behind on a game that doesn’t have a deadline? He’s not Cinderella and this isn’t a ball so I’m pretty sure the disk isn’t going to turn into a pumpkin at midnight. Heh, that would be funny. “Pumpkin Morphing Imminent! Save Game!” But since as far as I know this game is not pumpkin-equipped, Russ will play it until his vision blurs. Currently, I am watching Shepard have a nice chat with an Asari and I find myself wondering, what is it with being blue?
Think about it for a second. First, you’ve got the Asari, sexy blue aliens that all look like women and have psychic sex. Then there are Avatar’s Na’vi who are giant, scantily clad, blue aliens that mind meld with horses and trees and each other through funky tendrils in their hair. And of course there are characters like Mystique (X-Men) and Zhaan (Farscape) and a list that just goes on from there. I get the sexy aliens/mutants but I cannot figure out why blue is always the color of choice.
Why not green? Captain Kirk was all about green-skinned Orions so they can’t be all bad. And what’s wrong with red? The closest thing to sexy red aliens that I can think of are the Cylons whose spines glow red during the heat of the moment and that only kinda counts since most of the time they look just like humans. What about yellow? Or orange? There is no love for the other colors of the rainbow. I don’t think I’m going to figure out the answer to this one, although I imagine that somewhere there’s a guy with charts and graphs and reams of paper that prove why blue is the best color for sexy aliens. Until I find that guy, I’ll just have to file this away with the other great mystery of the universe….men in kilts at conventions.