All posts tagged: Swine

On The Cat Lady, Depression, and Suicide

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 …

Your Parents Are Human, Too

“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.”

Local Legends: Join The Resistance

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 …