You should have acted, they’re already here.  The Elder Scrolls told of their return.  The collector defeat was merely a delay.

The Citadel Council never wanted to believe in the Reapers, and even right up until their “arrival” humanity never viewed them as a real threat.  But Commander Shepard knew better.  It was all too real to him.  Just as real as Lady Gaga’s meat suit.

Now that Mass Effect 3 has taken over Earth, so have the reapers, and the council can no longer deny their existence or rule them out as a threat to the galaxy.

However, let me take you back to a time when few believed, a time when this malevolent race of sentient machines was known only as, “Ah Yes, “Reapers”

“Ah, yes, ‘Reapers’. The immortal race of sentient starships allegedly waiting in dark space. We have dismissed this claim.”

But it didn’t end there.  The internet was not ready to dismiss this claim.  This meme had steam.

Was there a techno remix? (and a Sparta remix?)  Of course there was!

And let’s not forget the endless motivational posters and other nonsensical nonsense:

Indeed, Ah Yes, “Reapers” is stuff that never gets old.  So, thank you Councilor Valern for your short sightedness and, of course, your “air quotes.”

Stay tuned next week for more videos we wish we’d been clever enough to make ourselves.

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