Archive for August, 2012

Not a Gaming Blog

Posted: August 1, 2012 in Ramblings

So, despite all appearances, this isn’t actually a gaming blog.

It’s just that every now and then I get a little obsessed with certain activities and tend to write more about those things rather than other things. And right now gaming seems to be where it’s at in the list of “Things I Can Be Bothered Writing Coherent Sentences About”.

xLJx

I featured a post on the Indie game Slender yesterday. And my first death in the game occured in a bathroom. Which brings me to the topic of today’s post, Why I Fucking Hate Bathrooms.

         Showers have that effect on me too.

Ever since Janet Leigh’s infamous shower scene in Psycho, the portrayal of bathrooms in popular culture can be split into two distinct categories: either the sparkling clean, white-tiled pristine world shown in all those Domestos ads, or as a blood-splattered portal of terror.

I’m guessing it stems from the fact that bathrooms are associated with being naked, and thus at our most vulnerable – having your pants around your ankles, stuck there defenseless as you void your bowels and generally fiddle with your nether regions. But I began to ponder why it is that the bathroom of all places has become such a potent image in poopular culture (typo and it stays!) when it comes to fear-inducing scenarios.
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