Warning:This article may contain spoilers and
the content inappropriate for children…or may not contain.But get the children
away from the screen just in case.
It was the rainy day just like this one. I was in
my room watching porn the stars, when
I’ve noticed the body hanging in the opposite window. Neighbor hung himself.
While examining the scene I’ve found his laptop with unfinished article. I’ve
got the laptop and went home. Later I got arrested for break-in, but before that I managed to post
this article on tumblr. Enjoy!
1. Blight Dream
Blight Dream is an exploration
adventure game, where you play as a girl, suffering from memory disorder (
don’t confuse with amnesia ), whose goal is to regain memories from the blank
period of her life. But there’s one little problem-it seems that your brother
isn’t really excited about you getting back your memories, that’s why he’s
watching your every step and prevents all your attempts to remember. So, watch
his movements and try not to get caught by him. But is it really your brother,
who you should be afraid of? Play and see for yourself. Beside interesting
plot, this game has high-quality visuals ( character’s 3D-models are similar to
ones in remake of FF3 and CP:Blood Drive ) and wisely chosen soundtrack.
Here goes a sequel-spinoff to 1bitHeart, without
friend-making and QTE-scenes though. This time the main character is
Misane-chan, who, along with Nanashi, is solving various murder cases in resort
hotel. Gameplay is very similar to Ace Attorney games, logic is pretty simple,
so, as long as you’ve played any detective games-you’ll be fine even without
hints. Like it’s predecessor, 1BeatHeart has wonderful presentation – beautiful
art and sprites along with catchy soundtrack and quality voice acting.
3.The Hanged Man
Men Series is probably one of most known game series in rpg-horror community,
and, no doubt, one of the most interesting. Here goes the last game in the
series, which concludes the main plotline, and makes clear some things, that
were hanging in the air since the Crooked Man. The Hanged Man introduces us new protagonist – Will, a bit
unstable, but still nice boy with active imagination, who’s searching for his
missing friend. Along the way he’ll meet many of our old acquaintances from
previous games. Once again, game has fully voiced cutscenes, with quality voice
acting for an indie-game. Gameplay, though, is more simple compared to predecessors, most of the game you’ll be exploring
various locations and solving puzzles,
there’s no action cut-ins, except for quite complicated final chase. Overall, the
Hanged Man is an interesting game and very
decent conclusion of the whole series.
the game, made by Segawa, the author of our favorite End Roll. Farethere City
was his first game, and it’s bit more simple in terms of gameplay ( for
example, there’s no rpg-elements and game’s world isn’t that big ). But when it
comes to story, City is as good as ER, both sad and moving,-game starts with
little kelp (Mr.Turnip?) named Pigula,
who has recently moved to a new city and wishes to open a shop, but something
is definitely off with both city and our hero. Visual part is as bright as one in the
End Roll (including a bit of stylish disturbing artwork).So, if you liked End
Roll and still want more, I highly suggest playing Farethere City.
5.June Bride Nightmare
beautiful wedding…and how quickly it turned into a nightmare. Our protagonist,
Yuno, was so close to finding her happiness with the man she loves, but ended
up being the only surviving person on her own wedding, and now she’s forced to play
hide and seek with the mysterious maniac in the church, where wedding was held.
Every time the maniac appears, you have a choice to sneak past him or to run
for it by performing a QTE. Game has an interesting story, good gameplay and
wonderful presentation. Even if you are far from romance ( like myself, heh ), Bride still
leaves the strong impression, especially the bittersweet true ending ( there’s
also secret ending, but it isn’t that good, really ).
6.Little Red Riding Hood’s Wolf
know the tale about Red Riding Hood? Famous tale indeed, and has many various
interpretations, in most of them the girl gets eaten by wolf one way or
another. But not this time. In this game granny is dead from the very beginning,
little Red Riding Hood and the wolf are working together in order to find the
murderer. Story is interesting and have some nice plot-twists (personally, I
liked how the theme of split personality played in here ) and characters are
nice. When it comes to gameplay, LRRHW plays like any other rpg-horror, so if
you aren’t new to genre, you’ll easily beat this game in a hour or so. It’ll be
quite pleasant hour.
7.Stray Cat Crossing
constantly play rpg-horrors and still haven’t got tired from amnesiac characters,
I highly recommend you to play Stray Cat Crossing. First thing, that catches
the eye is very detailed sprites and pixel artwork. Other one is dark
atmosphere of haunted house with stylish designs and some grotesque well-animated
cutscenes. Gameplay is mostly consists from searching the right items and
solving simple riddles, but there’s also one frustrating chasing scene at the
end of the first section of the house. Story may lack originality, but still
good and teaches us to forgive, this time not others, but yourself, since
sometimes there’s things that are beyond our control. And despite ending being
optimistic, closing credits are a bit creepy.
8.Three Ghostly Roses
yourself in the strange place, greeted by mysterious man in the blue cape, you
don’t remember anything about yourself, except for the name. Edmund Brigham. Doesn’t ring a bell? Nope, it
doesn’t. To find out about your past and your purpose, you’ll need to carefully
explore every corner of the dark and unwelcome world, before it’ll start to
fall apart. TGR looks very similar to NES games and has wonderful original
soundtrack, which perfectly fits to dark atmosphere of the haunted world. Also
game has pretty unique battle system, where you watch the enemy’s movements and
try to exploit it’s weakness. And, there’s no healing items, you recover HP by
defeating the enemies, but despite that, difficulty level is quite fair.
is important, isn’t it? It definitely is, but not for the people in Dreamfarer,
who don’t need to sleep at all. In the society, described in the game, sleep is
considered something out of ordinary, since no one’ve slept and seen a dreams
for a long time. Yet, little girl, who has an ability to travel between other’s
dreams, accidentally gets into a dream of a man, who is currently in comatose
state in the hospital. To get back to reality, you’ll need to swap between girl
and the man, since both of them see the same things from different perspectives,
and help the inhabitants of the dream world. Dreamfarer is one of those games,
which start as cute adventure and get darker and darker towards the end. This
game has amazing fully redrawn graphics and stunning artwork (there’s literally
tons of CGs ).
10.Shirakami-sama to Yon-no-Oni
game is perfect if you are tired from jumpscares, suggestive content and brain(or heart)-breaking stories.
Shirakami is very heartwarming game about friendship between boy and four demons,
who help him in search of his cousin, who went missing while preparing to
upcoming festival. Game has warm atmosphere of small village, strong with it’s
traditions, beautiful illustrations and interesting gameplay, based on main
character’s perception. There’s 3 endings in total, to see all of them you’ll
need to beat the game 3 times (it’ll take from 3 to 5 hours in total ) and
every time story goes the different way. Currently, game ia available only in russian and japanese.
11.From The Next Door
When you see
something extremely cheap-it’s always suspicious. In case of food it might be
rotten ( not always though ), in case of newly acquired house-get ready to deal
with abomination living next door ( and no, I don’t mean neighbors ). Usually,
when you notice paranormal activity in your house-you try to get away from it
as far as you can, but in case of our heroine Namie ( who is as “smart” as
Ayumi Shinozaki in CP: Blood Drive )- you’ll wait until things will get
reeeeally ugly. Despite main heroine’s stupidity ( or thanks to it ), the game
came out really creepy and interesting. Additionally I would like to praise
game’s stylish visuals reminiscent of GBC-games and good work with setting the
right atmosphere. And, once again, if you’re not the sensitive type-I suggest
you playing in complete darkness with headphones on.
game’s title, you will meet neither Hansel nor Gretel, instead you are playing
as twin brothers, one of them is timid and another is sharp-mouthed (oh well,
they’re both little rascals, no matter how you look at it). Hansel is nice
adventure game with variety of references to famous old fairy tales, good
humor, adorable visuals and quite unexpected ending ( two endings, to be exact,
since another one is unlocked after beating the game for the second time). Game
is relatively short ( 30-40 minutes ) and puzzles can be easily solved without
presents another look on the Rapunzel’s story, in which there’s no prince and
evil witch isn’t that evil. Your goal in this game is to descend the tower to
retrieve your birthday present, solving various unique puzzles ( from feeding
plants to playing chess ) on your way down. Lavender has quality pixel graphics
and overall good presentation, which helps to create the feeling that you’re
traveling through old storybook. Personally, I really liked the game’s normal
ending, but there’s also a secret one for those, who like, when plot starts to
turn grim and bloody.
14.Dudley and The Mysterious Tower
There goes a
new title, developed by Sen, but don’t expect second Mad Father or Misao.
Dudley is far more simple in terms of both plot and presentation. But it
doesn’t mean that the game has nothing to offer. You play as a courier, who has
an important delivery to tower’s owner, and his dog. Each floor of the tower is
designed as a puzzle, in order to solve which you’ll need to switch between
courier and the dog, who can do things courier can’t ( like seeing ghosts and
talking to other animals).To climb the tower and see the contents of so-called
“delivery” you’ll need about 40 minutes,
so if you have some free time-be my guest.
again our closing title belongs to “escape” genre, where you need to leave
locked apartments by all means necessary. This time you play as carefree guy,
whose drunken older sister has changed all locks in the house. Game is about 30
minutes long and has several endings, which depend on how fast you’ll manage to
escape the house and meet up with a friend ( don’t forget to bring “that” with
you ).Also game has good humor (some jokes are just hilarious) and nice art
Imagine that you have an ability to choose, what you dream of as well as control, what other people dream of. You work in the Avengers tower and so far you have kept your ability a secret.
When Loki is brought to the tower to carry out his punishment, you start noticing that he has severe nightmares and you feel sorry for him. So you sneak into his bedroom every night, when he’s asleep and change his nightmares into beautiful, peaceful dreams.
I was already making this for @dauphinedolphin (whom I’ve successfully dragged into podcast hell alongside me) so I figured I would just post it here for anyone else who might be interested!
Note: these are just the podcasts that I’m interested in. Not everyone will enjoy them and there are many many MANY more out there that I haven’t listened to yet that are absolutely amazing. I’ve only been listening to podcasts since about October, so I haven’t listened to many yet. Also I have a significant preference towards audio dramas because I find them easier to focus on.
All these shows can be listened to for free on iTunes.
* = personal fave
The Bridge******** - I literally cannot recommend The Bridge enough. It is INCREDIBLE. They excel at everything from sound editing to incredible writing to incredible voice actors and I just love it. so. fucking. much. It’s so good. And you should go listen to it right now. It’s about the crew of Watchtower 10 out on the Transcontinental Bridge, which spans the length of the Atlantic Ocean. It features spooky stories, eldritch monsters, a possessed doll and my favourite character of all time, so it’s basically the best. I’ll probably be making a separate recommendation post for it soon because there’s too much to say.
Welcome to Night Vale - I know, I know, Night Vale Presents podcasts are on every single list and everyone’s sick of hearing about them, but seriously folks. They’re popular because they’re good. If you haven’t heard of Welcome to Night Vale before, it’s a radio show set in the fictional town of Night Vale where all sorts of weird stuff happens.
The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air)* - The only other Night Vale Presents podcast that I’m gonna put on here. It follows Julian, a janitor at the Eiffel Tower who dreams of becoming a famous radio host.
Wolf 359*** - This show. This fucking show. It’s so good y’all. If you like shows that start off kind of funny and not-so-serious before doing a complete 180 and becoming the most HEART-WRENCHING ANGST EVER then you will love it. Also kudos to them for having the best team of antagonists ever. It’s all about Doug Eiffel, the Communications Officer onboard the Hephaestus Station who finds mysterious radio signals out in deep space. But not everything is what it seems, nor is anyone who they seem…
Wooden Overcoats - It’s all about rival funeral home directors on the small British island of Piffling. It has a lot of dark humour so if that’s your jam you should totally check it out.
The Bright Sessions** - This is another show that’s just… so amazing. It’s about this group of humans called atypicals, who are basically superheroes (only they don’t fight crime and they have to hide their abilities from the general public). The show follows a time traveller, an empath, and a mind reader, with more atypicals popping up as the show progresses. It’s another one of those shows that gets darker as it goes, but the plot’s very character driven so you also get a TON of great character development.
EOS 10* - Apparently the best way to describe this is “Scrubs in space”? But yeah, it’s basically a hospital drama set on the space station EOS 10. The main lead’s a recovering addict and that part of his backstory’s never ignored or glossed over, which is amazing. Also it’s my #1 feel good show sooooo….
The Deep Vault* - It’s the end of the world and a group of four people seek asylum in an underground vault created to help humanity survive the apocalypse. But is it really as safe as they thought?
Archive 81 - Made by the same people who did The Deep Vault. Daniel Powell has a new job working as an archivist at Archive 81. The tapes he listens to seem to be telling a story that he’s not sure he wants to hear but knows he has to. Season two’s a little weird but season one really holds up.
The Once and Future Nerd** - Three kids from Pennsylvania end up in a fantasy world and soon get caught up in the conspiracies and dangers that are threatening to pull it apart. This one’s got a lot of really great social commentary, particularly of fantasy tropes.
The Strange Case of Starship Iris* - Violet Liu is the sole survivor of a shuttle explosion, but her ship is going down fast. She’s going to need whatever help she can get to make it out of this alive. Featuring the best alien you will ever meet, government conspiracies, and cases of mistaken identity that might just get you killed.
The Far Meridian - This one’s pretty new but it’s already shaping up to be absolutely amazing. It’s all about a woman named Peri who wakes up to find that her lighthouse has mysteriously moved locations. Peri’s also agoraphobic but it’s never treated like something weird or used as a joke, which is sooo refreshing to hear.
Bonus non-fiction podcasts:
The Podcast History Of Our World - Exactly what it says on the tin. Each episode examines a different part of history, with the end goal of studying every single part of history. Currently somewhere in the Roman Republic.
My Brother, My Brother, And Me - Yeah so I’m slowly being dragged into McElroy brother hell… This is another one that makes basically every single list (or at least one McElroy podcast does) but for good reason. It’s really really good and really really funny. The McElroys run an advice show but their advice is not meant to be taken seriously. In fact, you really shouldn’t take their advice.
WARNINGS: none except, sorry for any grammatical mistakes. Thank you!
Opening her eyes to a new day, she smiled thinking in the sweet dream she had that night, a memory of her childhood with her siblings and cousins in little trip to a lake. While (Y/N) was preparing for the day, she couldn’t stop thinking how blessed she was to have the ability to control dreams, more like an ability (Y/N) liked to think it was a blessing gift. But she had to be really careful about it, because people tended to ask her to change their dreams, like some supposed friends in school when she was a child. That’s why (Y/N) didn’t said anything to her superiors in the Stark’s tower. She lived happily working as a negotiator for Mr. Stark, though her direct superior was Miss Potts, without having anyone asking her about her ability.
When (Y/N) was walking hours later through the corridors to go to Miss Potts office, she walked pass the Asgardian gods. She remembered well the day Loki was brought to the tower and all the stir it had raised, but as far as she could tell, the destructor of New York was trying not to cause any trouble. (Y/N) nodded to Thor and Loki, the first one nodding back as a salute while Loki didn’t even seem to realize the gesture of the woman. (Y/N) couldn’t help but analyzing his tired face, really paled and with dark circles under his emerald eyes. But she couldn’t stop to talk and kept her walking.
Photograph of Greek inscription at the Bollingen “Tower” of C.G. Jung; the inscription itself dates to 1950.
The central figure is Homunculus-Mercurius-Telesphorus, wearing a hooded cape and carrying a lantern. He is surrounded by a quaternary Mandala of alchemical significance, with the top quarter dedicated to Saturnus, the bottom quarter to Mars, the left quarter to Sol-Jupiter (“male”) and the right quarter to Luna-Venus (“female”). The Greek inscription translates to approximately: “Aion (Time, Eternity, the Eon) is a child at play, gambling; a child’s is the kingship. Telesphorus ("the Accomplisher”) traverses the dark places of the world, like a star flashing from the deep, leading the way to the Gates of the Sun and the Land of Dreams"
Time is a child at play, gambling; a child’s is the kingship is a fragment attributed to Heraclitus.
to the Gates of the Sun and the Land of Dreams is a quote of the Odyssey (24.11), referring to Hermes the psychopomp leading the spirits of the slain suitors away.