Four Knots music festival
That one hit wonder “Somebody that I used to know”
Actually, any music primarily with guitars
New England in general
Port Authority Bus Terminal (just kidding, it already sucked)
God I ran into this problem so much when I worked in the product design department at a media company.
Between the vulturelike swarm of consultants hovering around trying to sell imperfect pickaxes and the deep intrinsic belief that more and new are the complete measures of success it was very difficult to actually create…
I think the brilliance of Firewatch is that we are all procrastinating/trying to escape by playing the damned game and it turns that around on us by denying us the beautiful pristine escape and the girl. That’s why the anticlimax is so upseting. It’s reflecting our own impulses back at us under a facade of immersion.