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Posts posted by StaceyPowers

  1. 12 hours ago, Reality vs Adventure said:

    where I’m paranoid every little thing I say is just another fuckin nail to shred my dignity more and more. 

    Thanks for the shout out! I've just been swamped lately with a lot of things. I miss creating lots of topics though.

    Since I don't know specifically what you are feeling nervous about, there's not much specifically I say to reassure you. But I have always found your posts to be thoughtful, intelligent, comprehensive and entertaining. I think you are probably second guessing yourself unnecessarily. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, Reality vs Adventure said:


    So it makes sense in this show where it seems everyone is fleeing something or wants to. 


    I did notice that pains were taken to show us that Joel drinks to cope with his PTSD. That could be relevant here. 

    If you watch the last few minutes of this, there are some interesting insights into the closing scenes where Joel beats that guy to death, and some discussion about how Ellie and Joel's connection is dangerous for others.

    I think that could be one of the reasons for the song choice. Their relationship may exhilerate them, but it is also dangerous since ultimately there's nothing they won't do for each other. While the song is about drug use, it does capture that threshold between euphoria and danger. 

    This is one of my favourite songs; I was so happy to see it here.


  3. 30 minutes ago, Crazycrab said:



    That's what I thought too.  The song is Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode released in 1987 which suggests that it is a distress signal from Bill.  From what I have heard the "Bill" episode plays out very differently from the game but I'm not exactly sure how other than that it seems like Frank is alive in this version.

    That's also all I know as well. More curious why Druckmann and Mazin chose Never Let Me Down Again, and whether the reference has more to do with Joel and Ellie or with Bill and Frank. I mean, the song is about drug use, but could perhaps be applicable to aspects of relationships that are intoxicating but dangerous. 

  4. On 1/16/2023 at 3:17 AM, Crazycrab said:

    I do have a slight fear that the violence has been soften up a bit to much

    In some areas though, it's arguably ramped up. That last scene where Joel beats that soldier to death, for example? In the game, that situation came across to me as "Ugh, that went badly, now we gotta kill this guy." In the show, it came across more as brutal and intentional murder. 

  5. 2 hours ago, ImmersionGaming22 said:

    so probably fallout 3 or Vegas, again my post apocalyptic fetish lol only problem with the fallout worlds are how small they are. I

    The Fallout universe actually wouldn't be a bad place to end up. Where else can you get self-healing limbs from radiation exposure? 

    Hmm, if @The Blackangel will be uploaded with her memory wiped, I'll be uploaded where she goes so we can meet all over again.

  6. On 12/25/2022 at 11:10 AM, ImmersionGaming22 said:

    ive sat and thought about this idea numerous times and still cant decide 100% on where i would be uploaded,

    What are your other contenders?

    The other place I wouldn't mind being uploaded to would be a non-fascist, non-racist, irreligious version of Columbia from BioShock Infinite. I want to live in a sky city with equality for all.

    Also, I don't think immortality would be a problem, but boredom would. But if the universes in question were continually evolving and added to, it might not be an issue. 

    And I assume we get to hang out with other real people after we are uploaded? If so, that should solve a large chunk of the boredom problem.

  7. On 12/15/2022 at 9:12 PM, Shagger said:

    But that's not the point, the point is that whilst hobbies may allow the space for inspiration, they aren't necessarily the drive behind it.

    Perhaps not the drive behind the existence of the hobbies--but possibly the drive behind some individuals' interaction with them. I suppose it all comes down to what each person makes of it. If someone grows up playing TLOU and is inspired by Ellie to find a way to be optimistic in our increasingly apocalyptic-looking world, fights to survive, and ultimately ends up helping a lot of people in part because of her example, then I'd say they used their hobby to help them change the world.

  8. Has a video game ever helped you explain something IRL? For example, I saw someone on Reddit explain how it was easier for them to tell others about what it is like to be bipolar when they used the Shivering Isles from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion as a kind of metaphor (amazing DLC, btw—just finished it, and my mind was blown).

    I’m not sure a specific game has helped me explains something about how I think/experience the world, but gaming in general does. I can explain exactly what I dislike about adulthood via a gaming metaphor: it is immersion-breaking. Instead of being fully immersed in the world I’m in, it’s like I’m always trying to fix the metaphorical equivalent of a buggy game or broken controller.


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