Broken People, Broken Worlds: Thoughts on The Last of Us Part II

The assumption behind much disaster response by the authorities — and the logic of bombing civilians — is that civilization is a brittle facade, and behind it lies our true nature as monstrous, selfish, chaotic and violent or as timid, fragile and helpless. In fact, in most disasters most people are calm, resourceful, altruistic, and creative.

Dina asked if I was gonna go to the dance… And she touched my arm… ARGHH! I’m so delusional. Don’t be an idiot. She’s like that with everybody. Don’t fuck up your friendship. Don’t fuck up your friendship. DON’T FUCK UP YOUR FRIENDSHIP!!!

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