Thursday, September 21, 2006

Gregor Awakes

Well here's a simple game to bring out your worst Kafkaesque nightmare.

Hat tip to melech.ric for pointing the way to the "game" and tapping into our deep-seated existential anxiety. Now, tell me, how often do you awake from uneasy dreams?

"AS Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his dome-like brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes." --Franz Kafka (1883-1924), "The Metamorphosis"


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