Tag Archives: Samantha Allen

“Know The Void Before It Destroys You:” Starseed Pilgrim and Atheism

“I implore you. Know the void before it destroys you.” — Starseed Pilgrim The inspiration and companion piece for this article, “Cut Off” A Dead Space Memoir” by Samantha Allen is a moving and poignant piece, comparing the narration and playthrough … Continue reading

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Cut Off: A Dead Space Memoir

-1- “Isaac, it’s me. I wish I could talk to you. I’m sorry, I’m sorry about everything. I wish I could just talk to someone. It’s all falling apart here. I can’t believe what’s happening. It’s strange. Such a little … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Crash: The Masochistic Mediation of Trials Evolution

Moments of strange synchronicity exist in life. Sometimes, experiences that seem disparate also seem to have an underlying order to them, a point of comparison that unlocks each to the other. We’ve all had these moments in school, when your … Continue reading

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Between Pleasure and Reality: Theorizing Video Games as Transitional Objects

When I was young, I had a yellow blanket with a smooth satin lining around the edges. But it wasn’t just any blanket—it was my “blanky,” my ever-present companion in sleep and in play. Most people I talk to can … Continue reading

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