Why does the butterfly flutter?
Today I’ve been spending time reading Huizinga, walking around listening to people talk about furthering research and funding within the university, and playing Yume Nikki.
I half started reading the article in the morning, and finished it off this afternoon. There’s some notes I have been taking whilst reading, perhaps they’re jumping off points. Speaking of those, since we’re on the 10th floor, there’s a large window looking down over a glass atrium. It’s a great contemplative space - I used to be afraid of heights, but I don’t get vertigo at all from positions like that any more.
There’s secret spaces in the university like that - contemplative and academic. Huizinga talked about spaces within play that are secret, that acknowledge a shared group or ideological position. It reminded me of how secret spaces in Doom were acknowledged to the player - a deep resonant tone played - and you knew you had found a secret passage. Sometimes you were required to run across quickly from one space to another to activate a trigger- that would open a door or activate a moving wall. Usually contained within these places were power items.
Armor. Soulspheres. That kind of thing.
I moved from some super public spaces to some secret, but not-so-secret spaces in the university - and outside it, when I went to hear about some research funding. No resounding tone was produced when I talked to people, but I did get a damn good sandwich.
Yume Nikki status : 7 Energies found. I met a jumping leg and hopped with it as a frog. I also found a flute and a bicycle.