I know I say this a lot but I’m starting to really, really, seriously appreciate Koogi as an artist. With the Summer Special, she really got the nightmare feeling down, and the musical background was spot on with the air as well. It really immersed me while I was reading.
I really have to applaud her on not only knowing what a nightmare may look like but being able to recreate it like this. The abrupt transitions, symbolism, details surrounding the artworks and characters. Handling all of that in a way that is not cliché either. The artwork themselves alone were great examples of uncanny valley, adding that bit of insanity to the overwhelming feeling of being stuck and lost to really seal the deal. It really showed just how haunted by everything Yoon Bum is, and how helpless he feels and made us feel it as well.
The theatre scene in which everyone was looking at him once again showed us how Yoon Bum thinks everyone is watching him, that everyone knows. There was a similar scene in the chapter with the concert, and using this again didn’t feel too much. It didn’t get repetitive because of how far apart the two situations were. It only confirmed that feeling is recurring, and gave us that eerie feeling from being able to see such raw thoughts from Yoon Bum once again, confirming just how unstable and broken he is.
Koogi nails the horror genre. I have to say, I was scared actually scared while reading this. I keep thinking she can’t handle the story better, and with each coming chapter she manages to surprise me again and again. I keep thinking ah, this may be where she fucks up but then I am greeted with something even better than before.
I’m such a big fan.