Series: Game Enjambment

Game Enjambment: Waking Up in the Nexus [GIF] (Yume Nikki)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming. The inspiration for this poem stems from Yume Nikki, a surrealist Japanese game about a young girl, Madotsuki, who may be dealing with depression and anxiety. Surrealism, as a style, often relies on manifesting images from our subconscious in order to interpret the self. It is a great tool for examining how we cope or how we don’t cope with our traumas and pains. waking up in the nexus one door opens to neon labyrinth. one door opens to eyes intercepting me. watch me as i unfurl. i...

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Game Enjambment: [i’ve been thinking about DETERMINATION] (Undertale)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming. This poem is an exploration into the themes of Undertale. What makes us human? What does it mean to be a “human?” Am I human? Are you? [i’ve been thinking about DETERMINATION] i’ve been thinking about DETERMINATION. i’ve been thinking about MERCY. i’ve been thinking about HUMAN. i’ve been thinking about MONSTER. i’ve been thinking about SOUL. i’ve been thinking about EXECUTION. i’ve been thinking about VIOLENCE. only one word has been mentioned. if you buy a spider pastry, a spider girl thinks you’re worthy. inside your heart...

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