Happy endings

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I read a twitter thread last week from a journalist from the Capital Gazette. You know, one of the people chosen as Time’s persons of the year. His colleagues were shot in a mass shooting this past summer.

Much as I’d like to see the silver lining there, Trump is still calling the press a public enemy. The Saudi prince who had another person of the year strangled and sawed into pieces has received only frowns at the G20 top, and Brazil elected a potential dictator.

All this got me thinking about the dangers of our belief in happy endings.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

HellbladeHellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a video game about a Pict warrior traveling to Helheim to save her dead lover. Oh, and Senua hears voices. She hears female voices that are probably her own, but also those of her former friend Druth and her father and mother. The resulting game is interesting, to say the least.

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