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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

Nadia! There’s some rich wisdom in these proverbs, but my favourite lines of all..?

“Birth words that will carry and cradle you. Words that will connect you to yourself, to others. Words that will be timely as much as timeless. Words that will make you unsinkable. Words that become you.” I’m going to print these off and have them on the wall by my desk! I think they might be some of the most beautiful and inspiring words I’ve ever seen. You spin magic, my dear, truly ✨ Thank you.

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

The words that reverberate the most within me all have to do with nature: the smell of damp earth, the hollow thunk of boulders in a rockslide, the icy blue of a crevasse. Thanks for reminding me of them, Nadia!

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Dec 20, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

I can't believe I have actually seen a deep dive about Ahti with reference to the character in the game here on Substack! 👏🏻 He's so cool. And it's such a great game.

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Dec 5, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

“In a chasm of what makes us human, enlightened, and connected, words long-buried long for water to grow like maple leaves, bellflowers, and swallows and release from our mouths, feathered and unfettered.” Breathless, breath-full.

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Control... CONTROL! Yes. I have not. I succumbed. I started Disco Elysium. Today. I lost control! Good lord, I have this on my list since ages. I need a LONG vacation and play ALL the games :) Thanks, Nadia for a deep dive on Ahti!

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

Again, excellent tonal shifts, pacing and words here

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

This is beautiful, I love it. I havent played Control, or any of the Alan Wake games - I like the premise though so...maybe I will. :o)

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Haha that's the other side of the "tears in the rain" coin ;)

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Wow - “Listen. If you hear soft ringing of the uncanny but familiar, you are not alone. Ahti speaks Finnish in English, word for word, syllable by syllable. Lost in translation, yet the tongue of the ancients remembers when you wrap yourself around your gut and feel a tremor supreme. “ 🤗 💥

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That was a whole lot of wisdom in there. thanks

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I’m gonna have to try the game after such a great post!

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by Nadia Gerassimenko

A friend has recommended (many times) I played Control. Thank you for the illuminating words on Ahti. Love the quotes and the notion of what Ahti embodies.

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This is so great, you really have all of the talent my beautiful friend 💕

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