Content Warning: This article discusses depression and suicide. Despite it’s seemingly silly and lighthearted name, The Cat Lady is not a fun game. Thinking perhaps to get a small game about feeding cats, I instead was faced with a woman’s suicide. Emotionally taxing, draining, and heartbreaking, I found myself taking frequent breaks to just do small things, to get away from the game. Wash the dishes, put out the laundry, knit. Anything to make this feeling that the grime of The Cat Lady hadn’t yet infected my life. The Cat Lady returns to the macabre gothic horror reminiscent of something Poe or Lovecraft would write. Lacking any jump-scares except when thematically appropriate, the horror isn’t dressed up. Unnerving and unsettling would be the best descriptors. It takes you through not only the horrors of humanity and what people inflict upon each other, but also the psychological torment of giving a suicidal person the ‘gift’ of immortality. At first glance, The Cat Lady is about the horrors of living with depression, and surviving in a world …
I never liked calling myself a ‘gamer’. I prefer “person who plays a lot of video games, but not too much, because he also has a life”, which I feel rolls off the tongue more.
Much like Lana Del Ray’s Ultraviolence did, Mind of Mine has become a selfsustaining engine that generates sales and discourse sheerly through black-andwhite Instagram posts. And like Lana, Zayn fully, unequivocally delivers.
Rhythm Method is dreamy and raw, with an Australian theme that also sounds like something you can’t quite put your finger on. Being unable to work it out is what makes this LP great – it keeps you guessing.
To some, that string of words may be repulsive, to others it is more than nature at its finest, it is home. With this graphic imagery, I invite you to place yourself in the shoes of someone who lives zero waste – which could well mean no shoes at all.
Swinburne Aviation Society is an organisation focused on giving aviation-minded students a fun social environment and providing additional support for gaining insight with aviation.
“I think it has to be a moment of weakness… like a person’s… human-ness I guess is shown with like, raw emotion. My Dad cried at my Grandpa’s funeral and I had never seen him like that before. He isn’t really one to let his feelings show, so when he let it all out like that I saw that he wasn’t just like, my Dad, he’s just another human being too.”
Events like these remind the LGBTIQ Community and wider Victorian community as a whole that Pride is about bringing people together and celebrating our differences…
We may have denied stealing the cookie from the cookie jar in grade five, but as mature adults, the future of Australia, we can no longer deny that rising sea levels, unstable weather conditions and the acidification of oceans are pressing issues affected by our dependence on fossil fuels.
Local Legends is SWINE’s local businesses section where we let you know about the best places around Swinburne to eat, drink, or just have fun. The Resistance is a new bar and cafe nestled up an alleyway next to Glenferrie train station, well within pointing distance of Swinburne. Just down from Oscar Mikes and directly across from Aussie Disposals, The Resistance is an exciting new venue that has a lot on offer to the Swinburne community, specifically students. When you enter the front door of the new Hawthorn hot spot you become more than just a customer, you become a part of The Resistance, a place that goes on its own clock and where worries of the outside world seem obsolete. The reason The Resistance is such a great addition to the Swinburne community is that owner and manager Kona has made an open invite for any students to use the space. I went and spoke to Kona last week and he is excited at the prospect of getting Swinburne students involved. “We’re all about creating culture and …