Night in the Woods! It gave me a lot of feelings. I’d like to hear y’all’s!
I was riding the bus downtown a few weeks ago and after we drove past fours empty stores in a row I realised that I basically live in Possum Springs. I live in the suburbs outside of a medium-sized city in Atlantic Canada, one of the more historically poor regions in Canada. I identified a lot with Mae and Bea’s feelings about Possum Springs. Feeling trapped but at the same time there’s a lot of comfort to it.
[spoiler]The stuff with Mae’s parents and money really messed me up. This part with Mae and her mom bummed me out so hard I had to take an emergancy nap. The idea that her parents could work hard all of their lives and still be in debt hit a little too close to home for me lol.
And the ending. I really liked the ending? I loved the not-so-subtle metaphor of it and I love how stubborn Mae is, even in the face of a literal elder God. Eat it ancient goat God! I don’t need you to live deliciously.[/spoiler]
Anyway, Gregg rulz ok