I suppose that title is a bit of a misnomer; I don’t really believe my apartment is turning into Rapture, but there are definitely similarities.
The other day I saw a spider on the ceiling. It wasn’t a spider splicer, but it was a spider all the same.
R. A. P. T. U. R. E.
Some weeks back, after many months of telling our property management company that I thought the toilet was sinking (I qualified this by use of a level and the presence of a general squishiness), sure enough, apparently some part of the toilet installation had a wrong part and it had apparently been leaking into the floor for EIGHT YEARS and, sure enough, the floor had rotted. When the nice gentlemen yanked up the flooring, it was pretty f’ing gross and very much rotting.
I feel like that’s a pretty Rapture thing: leaking water and rotting floors.
Since last January, I’d been letting our property management know the water pressure was getting lower and lower. It’s reached an absurd low. It’s akin to showering under a rain gutter. They are coming this week to fix it, and I thought, again, how water pressure issues were certainly prevalent in Rapture.
I even have a splicer mask and the Rapture Masquerade Ball 1959 poster in here. I have the Tomorrow’s Promise: Kept Today! Rapture poster near my kitchen.
Do I REALLY think my apartment is like Rapture? Not really. But these water issues were on my mind and BioShock has been on my mind and I had no idea what to write about today so here we are.
The loosest of loosely based video game thoughts.
Have you ever compared your surroundings with a particular game? Which one/s?
And now: to wait for the plumbers.