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July 21 2012, 10:22 PM
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Mr. Adventure wrote:
Jonathan E wasn't just handed his fate, he
Wow, showing your age with that reference. And so am I by getting it.
But that's one thing that bugged me. What
It seems the most he achieved was a token show of defiance. Maybe he'll get some people to ask questions and not be so complacent about accepting things. But what has he "won," exactly? If he stays in the game, he won't survive much longer. The system will still beat him down eventually. I think it would've been a better ending if he'd quit then and there after choosing not to kill that last guy, just dropped the ball and walked away. Then he would've been quitting on his own terms, for the right reasons. He would've been making a statement that putting a ball in a hole wasn't worth more than a life. Winning the game in spite of everything doesn't really count as a victory, because it's still reaffirming the game's validity as a structure. The game itself was part of the problem and he should've chosen to stop playing, right at the moment where he'd clearly triumphed and it was unmistakably his own choice.
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