This morning, I race-walked nearly a mile in a downpour to see a doctor. Nothing serious. But to go from that to a crowded waiting room to a quiet, dimly lit exam room was sort of jarring. I walked another 2 miles or so afterward, not quite wanting to go home. Strangely, I wasn't very hungry, so I ate a small lunch while watching a longplay of Bloodborne. I think it's an incredible game for a number of reasons. The cosmic horror aspect of it is slowly unfolding in front of me, and every grotesque transformation draws me in deeper. I thought it was just some edgy game about bLoOd and cOrRuPtIoN, but now in the third hour of this LP, I'm seeing the links to traditional cosmic horror themes. You can't trust your eyes — not because they will lie, but because they will show you the terrible, incomprehensible truth, and it will drive you mad. Also love that (at least so far) they haven't name-dropped HPL or any of his characters. Incorrigible little man.
2020-12-15 | Permalink