Friday, June 23, 2017

Darner, by Jonathan Laidlow

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(Horror) Temple’s new thesis supervisor takes her down town to show her the city in a way she’s never seen it before. (7,715 words; Time: 25m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 06/19/17, published on .

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Pro: It’s chilling the way the game gradually becomes more and more serious until it turns deadly. In the second part, we have the same effect as we gradually realize that Temple is the predator now.

Con: It’s a little hard to take seriously. Temple plays the game so earnestly with her new supervisor, even though it’s very, very weird. And we never do really understand what was going on.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I like the idea of ad libbing a story from your surroundings and having it become real. But this gets too dark and crazy. And as you said, it seems like a very weird game between a professor and student who just met.