How Outlast Helps Gamers Understand Sexual Abuse →
It’s no secret that Outlast is a pretty terrifying game. A first-person survival horror title developed and published by Red Barrels for PC and later PS4 and Xbox One, horror fans were left salivating at the prospect of playing as freelance investigative journalist Miles Upsher, who receives an anonymous tip from a source identified only as a whistleblower…
”[…] he’s also one of the most thought-provokingly brilliant. Why? Because for the majority of male gamers, Eddie Gluskin is the closest any of us will come to understanding the degradation and horror of being stalked or raped.”
I just think this article is brilliant and everyone should read it.
"But I’m definitely going to miss Will, and hopefully he will crop up in either a dream or a nightmare, a mental relationship so that we can actually spend some time together again in the show"
#i kinda made a fanfic about it
Dante and Virgil in the Ninth Circle of Hell
Oil on canvas (detail)
Gustave Doré - 1861
NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.
NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE. LIVE.
URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>
NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE.
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT.
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA
NO “MATTER”. EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
(Source: agirlandhisplatypus, via ette-lette)