February, 2018

Pokémon Red Is a Kafkaesque Nightmare

I understand the comfort afforded by an endless grind for which the only reward is more grind, perhaps a little too well. It’s about maintaining the appearance of working toward something, without the pressure of having to derive any ultimate fulfillment from whatever it is.


When you take a hero’s stance at the edge
                    of so much broken glass, remember the first time:
your body fresh pummeled between rubber and snow