so anyway.. last time sarah and cosima saw each other they were both under surveillance and were, for all intents and purposes, imprisoned (sarah under DYAD, cosima on the island) like…. those were Not Ideal circumstances for either of them but like… there was no acknowledgement from either party that like “hey you’re okay i’m so glad you’re safe!” when they finally skyped??
and like… i get cosima getting right down to business because, hey! kira’s in major trouble and cosima’s got Vital Information about all that but…. sarah nearly died??? at the beginning of this season??? trying to rescue cosima from the island??? and we don’t even get to see her tell cosima “i’m so glad you’re okay and that you’re home safe” like?!!?? goddamn that’s all that would be needed, just that one line. just /one line/ and /then/ you can proceed to The Plot okay.
im not tagging anything bc I don’t want to get dragged into this stupid fucking bullshit lmao but ive seen numerous posts abt how the cult end obviously must exist because there are three symbols exactly the same in game!! it has to be real why else would they be there!!
the devs probably wanted to include a fun cult ending to pay homage to the dating sim trope of having a really dark and awful end– often called the True End bc back in the day most mainstream or popular dating sims were made by straight dudes so nothing was allowed to be truly happy. it’s the equivalent of the shitty “they were really in a coma all along!!” Fan Plot Twist Endings for children’s shows that people always (rightfully) bitch about.
there are multiple similar signs bc the idea probably made decent head way into the beta stages bc creepy evil cult/bad endings are FUN, people enjoy them bc sometimes you just want a dose of Dark Unhappy Shit, but the devs also probably realized people were going to unreasonably tear their assholes open over it and scrapped the idea late in development. the remnants (three whole images that look a like!!) probably got left in as a fun nod, or to give players something to wonder about.
instead people are encouraging each other to pirate a game from indie devs so some guys they don’t like Feel Bad :))) im gonna make something very clear: people like that are the reason we don’t have a lot of q///ue//er media. we’re a risk bc the tiniest flaw is blown out of proportion and then the creators are socially obliterated. no one wants to touch us lmao.
you don’t have to buy the game. you don’t have to like it or like the Bad Dudes. but don’t fucking pirate it, and stop trying to destroy it because you don’t like A Couple of Dudes.
even if there really was a secret dark cult ending (which there isn’t, it’s not playable content and isn’t accessable in game in anyway) who gives a fuck? let people enjoy some grimdark. that one ending doesn’t make the whole thing Bad TM.
again: this has been hanging over me for days now and I wanted to say *my* thoughts on *my* blog. I’m not tagging and I’m keeping specifics out of it so I don’t get obliterated. please respect my wishes. im cool with conversations with friends but if you try to start shit, cool, I’m just gonna block you.
Darkness Manipulation, Tactical Analysis, and one hella smooth voice.
Better late than never! Introducing Jumin, the team’s financial support and dark magic guy. His powers come from that little purple cloak (or so he claims, but he probably just wears it to look cool)! He can manipulate shadows easily, making him a formidable enemy at night, and has extensive knowledge over all sorts of malicious and deadly spells. He also has a cat, because no proper wizard is ever without one, right?
Also, bread shoes is an inside joke between me and @omelette-douche-fromage. I grew so frustrated drawing his loafers that I screamed “i hate bread shoes” right at her face hahah rip me. She laughed so hard I think she almost died.