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There's a joke that I always tell when someone asks me what my favorite book is and it's once sentence and it goes: "Print is dead and words are dumb". And those 7 words are way, way, way too true right now. Especially since the jump-scare heavy Five Nights at Freddy's warrants a book.
I guess that's the thing about me and being a cynical asshole who hates everything anyone else enjoys. I mean, maybe I don't hate the things people enjoy. Maybe I'm just jealous that I don't understand the value in scaring your own socks off on YouTube for views. I mean, isn't that the reason why this game did so well? 'Cause people like watching other people get scared.
All I know is that Five Nights at Freddy's is getting its own novel and I still haven't written one and goddamn it, I wish I wasn't such an insecure loser so I could write my own about space and time. Or anything.
The developer of the game announced it on Steam recently and it seems like a project that he's been working on for a while. And from what he said (above) it looks like it'll she some light on the "story" of the game. Because apparently the story of the game has nothing to do with YouTubers screaming loud enough to make your eardrums burst.
I just, I don't know. Am I too old to understand why this is a thing that's happening? Or am I too cynical and to jaded to appreciate that this is really cool to some people? I don't know. Can someone let me know? Is there an actual story to this game? Is there something that I am missing? What am I missing? Please someone tell me.
Is print dead? Did FazzyFredFraudBear or whatever the fuck he's called kill it? I don't know. I can't say. I might be totally wrong and this book might end up being the next literary masterpiece. There might be classes and classes about the scary animatronic bear and people who would flock to the establishment and have fun or whatever they do there now that it's closed down.
Eh, I don't know. That probably won't happen. I'm just disillusioned by the whole thing. Words are fucking dumb, man.
It's true Five Nights at Freddy's was made popular by YouTubers, but the initial draw, I think, came from the surprisingly intricate story underneath all the jumpscares. The series is four games long, now, and all the questions still haven't been answered. I don't claim to know what Scott Cawthon is up to with this book, or with the movie that was announced to be in production, but the literary world has seen much worse than this.
The games were fun in the beginning, but then it got remade 3 times and the jumpscares were so predictable that I lost interest. Now as I sit here reading this, I feel my brain hurting at this fanfiction sounding attempt at a "novel"
I think this makes me lose faith ever more in humanity