What it is about this game that makes players return to it again and again? Why do players still hold this game in high regard as not only the best horror video game, but the best video game of all time? What is it about this game that frightens you, depresses you, disturbs you, and haunts you? And why, after you turn off the PC or console after finishing the game, does the story resonate in your mind so vividly?
Most college memes baffle me with how lazy some people are... but then I take a huge bite of some humble pie, and remember that I dropped out of community college during my second year. And guess what, in the seven years in which I searched for jobs in this podunk town, I had about three. I hated them all, and quit embarrassingly quickly. Why is adult life so hard for me? I could have been born and raised without emotional trauma, but nope! Life fucking whipped me with that trauma-coated cat-o'-nine-tails and basted my raw wounds with lemon juice.
Catch up by reading the previous chapters:
June has long since lost all pretense of being of the "good girl" in order to stay alive. She's ruthless to Ofmichael in this episode, her walking partner that admitted to being a spy for Aunt Lydia, snitching on June and Hannah's Martha, and getting June's daughter moved to an unknown location. Yes, Ofmichael might have deserved June's outburst, but June's been taking way too many leaves out of Serena Joy's book in her efforts for revenge. June has become the unofficial ringleader of sorts in her local group of Handmaids, whom are shunning Ofmichael on her behalf in this episode. Aunt Lydia notices, as she usually does, and takes the Handmaids back to the Red Center for a special "Testifying" session, in which one Handmaid sits in the middle of a circle while the surrounding women shame her. This was shown all too brutally in the very first episode of Season one where Janine testifies to being gang-raped, and the rest of the Handmaids condemn the rape as being her fault.