As the means to make video games becomes more streamlined for artists, we will no doubt approach an age where, like with film, you will be able to make them from home.
Has anyone else seen ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ yet? A few weeks ago, I found myself wading through throngs of glossy-lipped high schoolers to watch the movie adaptation of John Green’s bestselling novel.
They explained why they go to church on Saturday; why, when they fast, they don’t eat animals who shed red blood; how they volunteer for the community, and have done for 30 years. They were weird. They were lovely. They were human.
Once, when I was walking down Cuba St, I was accosted by a preacher who asked me if I was happy with my life. He seemed surprised when I said yes, as if anyone who doesn’t have a religion has some sort of void in them that needs to be filled.
Belief in death is more than just musing on the afterlife, Heaven, Hell and eternal oblivion. Death is very real, and there are choices to be made about how you choose to go, how you are remembered, and the cost of these decisions to your family and the Earth.
“What I always learnt in the church was their official philosophy: what is true to you is true to you. You can believe what you want. But this didn’t work out in practice.”
Salient takes a look at the gods our parents created for us.
Ko Te Herenga Waka tō tātou marae i te whare wānanga nei. He whare wānanga i ngā kaupapa katoa o te ao e noho nei tātou, he tāhūhū kōrero anō mō ngā kōrero o nehe.
“[He] wept for the end of innocence, [and] the darkness of man’s heart.” Elliot Rodgers blamed others for his misery. He labelled it a crime that others lived a better life than him. He decided he would act out his revenge against humanity by ending the lives of six innocent people. College was where he [...]