caulfield prep

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So I played Life is Strange: Episode 1. Plenty of people have left reviews and they pretty much cover everything I think about the game, so I’m just going to talk about what stood out to me. Specifically, Victoria Chase.

I went in going, “Wow, what a bitch,” as I’m sure was intended. But a second later I thought, “Hold on a second. I just finished watching Avatar, and what the fuck happened? My favorite character become Kuvira. The Great mother fucking Uniter. I wonder where this is gonna go.” So I sort of just accepted the fact that I would probably grow to like this stuck up prep. Her hair didn’t help.

[Spoilers]
This scene here you cover her in paint to get past her and into the dorm. You have the option of either one-upping her and being a total bitch back, or comforting her and having a genuinely touching scene, which Max is quick to reprimand herself for.

But I love her and ship her with Max more than her and Chloe (no offense to Max/Chloe shippers). I prefer to have Chloe and Rachel together. Speaking of which, I don’t think it’s subtext. I’m pretty sure they’re girlfriends, and I just really hope Max gets to bring them back together.

Max can have Vicky. There’s more to say about the game, like I said I was gonna, but fuck it. Vic’s the best part (that’s a lie, it was all wonderful) but I noticed on my second playthrough that I prefer emotional, relationship-building scenes to anything with action or even plot progression. Giant lighthouse about to fall on Max? Boring. Max comforting a humiliated school bully? dfgeswrfkisdjaihw *frothing at the mouth*


“Sorry about blocking you and… and the ‘go fuck your selfie.’”

“That was mean… but pretty funny.”

“Just one of those days, you know.

"Au Revoir.”