Answer These 10 Questions And I'll Tell You What Kind Of Lover You Are
released on Mar 12, 2022
A choose-your-own-adventure heartbreak in the shape of a quiz. A short story that's sort of like if a prose poem and a buzzfeed quiz had a baby and they all fucking hated you.
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A short browser visual novel about a couple reminiscing about breaking up. Originally starts with the idea that it’s a regular 10-questions magazine type of quiz, but then quickly turns into a more personal story.
Not the best way I’ve seen a sad story try and use a different method in telling itself, but Answer These 10 Questions wasn’t the worst either. It didn’t have a terrible message, it didn’t have a deep one either. Sometimes people don’t work out and it can be sad, lonely, and regretful. It was a short game that told a short story in a clever-ish way, and that’s pretty much what I expected going in as well. It delivered what it promised with not much more. 3 stars.
I started choosing whichever option got me away from this person, because that's what I'd do in real life. Then when it forced me back into interaction, I wanted to close the tab. Maybe that's the point. Its construction and quality of writing are totally fine but I think being in the middle of a relationship between emotionally unstable people might be a form of hell for me.
Too committed to its narrative to be a personality quiz that actually reflects reality, and too committed to its personality quiz aesthetic to be a narrative that actually says something substantial. Maybe I'm just stunted but I got literally nothing out of this.
bitch youuuuuuu are a stranger. this broader aesthetic sense of making art thats like an overtly long talk therapy session with some two faced white woman is becoming maddening to me. i dont think its appropriate to belabor this because the "quiz" here is such a harmless & secondary example of it, and maybe is more self-aware than im pinning it, but also i had a pretty stark realization in here that i've heard this exact voice, story, talk, expression, diction, & conclusion more times than i ever thought possible. u kno both folks here probably said "power differential" 1 too many times in the relationship. forgive me but i gotta talk my shit for a minute: yall's own self-admitted lack of agency & disproptional reactivity dont bother yall?????? self-pitying shit is as much of a power play as anything else u woulda known that if you were up on ur nietzsche by now. might as well let ur fucking nuts hang & make art and say shit about what you would do if you had things your way instead of what would you woulda done were you the perfect lil tweebell them PhDs is tryna get you to be. like the final conclusion here is an overtly self-conscious epigraph about how being too self-conscious is bad. you bitches need an intervention!!! i may be a broke ass bitch ass nigga but trust that rapping along with pap when he goes "hunnid on me...these bitch ass broke ass niggas better not say nothing to me" prepares me to tackle life's problems more than anything coming from this lane. maybe im a sociopath and got a impaired sense of empathy & dont get it but also ian seen nary a post or analysis or even a interpretative lens that would reward deeper investigation of smthn that got this "autoethnography" or whatever stench on it. another big whiff from itch.io 4 me.