The Long Dark is a cruel inventory. A geomagnetic disaster. A near-empty and frighteningly cold Canadian landscape. A single player and so much quiet.
Everything will try to kill you, incessantly. Don’t be scared.
I’m not scared.
I don’t even know what scared means.
You’ll be sleeping gently and I’ll know you
by your lurid exterior,
is I know the humboldt squid,
the abandoned arcade.
When I went to live with my mother and my older sister, video games were there to distract me while my mother worked all day. I found the worlds of video games fascinating, an escape from my situation, much akin to what you described in your book.
The writers that Gabe has corralled for this season are impressive and diverse—Matt Bell is best-known for his surreal novel-as-fable In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, while Ashly and Anthony Burch are famous for the video series “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin.”
2 Mello is a composer and MC from Lexington, Kentucky, and has just dropped this album of remixes between Final Fantasy 6 music and Wu-Tang. He is our new hero.