but for real I like this game. it kinda didn’t give the player enough time/interaction with some characters to build a connection to them, but it definitely hits the neosteampunk/casual fantasy mark for me. and that urban legend-creepypasta vibe. and that glitch-in̚͏̜̗-̱͖̣̼̱ͮ̓ͪ̚͡t̳͓̻̪̗̊͋́̅ͯ̽ͅh̭͓̄̂̅ͦé͙̙̼̮ͦ̽̏̈́͆͠-͚̄̔m̼̼̜̟̲̺̀͛͋͋͌a̘͕͖͉͕ͧ̏̚ṱr̷͙̩ï̘ͦ̂̔̏͐̚͡x̺͓̻͆ͦ̈̂ͩ̂͟ kinda fallout–
i think the reason why scene in even’s room in episode 2 hits me so hard is because it feels so ridiculously…teenage? i don’t know why it took me until my 20th rewatch to notice this, but my go-to flirting tactic is also asking someone what kind of music they like. there’s something incredibly personal about sharing with a stranger the kind of music that makes you feel things and trusting them to feel it along with you. can you imagine even’s excitement when isak hadn’t heard of nas?? like i can show this boy this piece of myself and have him love it as much as i do. and even’s already been showing isak pieces of himself - letting isak into his room, having him see his art. there’s a sense of risk about it too - from the possibility of even opening up to someone when he already has sonja, from isak ditching his friends to hang out with this stranger who he may actually like. being a teenager is all about doing stupid things without thinking about the consequences, even if it’s something as simple as smoking weed in even’s room while eating bad cheesy toast and busting out questionable rapping skills. so much of this scene depends on the little details - isak stubbornly avoiding eye contact except for a few key moments, even sprawled out on the windowsill all casual in his space while isak keeps himself more closed, even looking at isak when he doesn’t notice. i’m used to dramatic bonding scenes in teen shows or movies and sure isak and even have those too (pool scene?? extra as hell??), but i just appreciate skam being able to make these small and mundane moments feel so significant.