u know u got problems when ur chronically nervous and listening to the Amnesia: The Dark Descent soundtrack calms ur nerves
You can tell I stopped giving a heck about being called the canon police bc people only wanna use that name when they can’t effectively defend their wrong claims
Idk I guess I’m kinda tired of people going “Daniel is so freakin’ full of himself that he couldn’t possibly BEAR to blame himself for what he did and he wiped his memory so he could make it easier to lay the blame on Alexander!!” despite some canon evidence to the contrary. It’s like. Were that true that’d make him a really flat/unyielding character.
In one of the commentary gears inside the guest room I heard a dude say that they intended Daniel to be an almost separate person from the player’s Daniel, giving them the choice to reject his past and choose our own path. Daniel said himself that he drank the amnesia tonic a last resort to save himself and convince himself that he could do better after snapping as he killed Elise. (as his moral structure before was along the lines of “ends justify the means”). Meaning Daniel realized what he was doing was shitty and he was in the wrong. But he couldn’t carry on with all the guilty weight, so wiping himself clean of all but his basic identity meant that he could make a choice with a fresher viewpoint, aka our viewpoint. And from there we can see his past mistakes and decide what to do about it in the end. Deciding who deserves to live and who doesn’t. I’m pretty sure the decision to take the Amnesia tonic was to symbolize a new beginning/redemption as well as a gameplay/viewpoint choice intending for this new Daniel to be our self-insert, instead of a cowardly way of getting out of his mistakes.
My adventures today in Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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Second picture is the game version with commentary thus the yellow gear. There’s something off about the caption below the gear though B)
You are my sunshine. My only sunshine~
You’re uncomfortably warm and occasionally leave me with awkward red burns, and it appears that everyone is— orbiting you? How are you even doing that? Stop it.