Setting Analysis of page 27

In the passage we analyzed, it talks a lot about the setting. It describes the mountain and how it looks up top from below. The function of this passage is to give exposition, this time for the setting rather than the characters by describing things about the mountain's composition and how it's composed of multiple cols and flutings. At one point, Joe remarks, “It’s far bigger than those photographs suggested.” This quote helps describe the scale of the situation they’re in, describe the area, and also give a little bit of foreshadowing in that this will be a greater task than they were expecting. This paragraph almost twists the mood into one of misfortune, as it comes immediately after a paragraph describing their carefree and hopeful attitude for their climb and then goes on to describe the tough mission they have ahead of them.

Something Interesting This Year

Something interesting I got invested in this year is a video game titled Fraymakers. It is a game coming out most likely next year that was announced earlier in 2021. The main premise is that it is a fighting game featuring characters from many other popular games that all share the similarity that they were developed by a team of very few people rather than a large company. These kinds of games are called indie games. When they announced it this year, they released what's called a Kickstarter, where fans can donate money for rewards, such as exclusive art or early access, in order to fund the games development, as well as a place where developers can post updates and backer exclusive bits to let people know how the production is going. The donation period usually lasts for 30 days and in this scenario, if they didn't reach their donation goal within the time limit, they would not go through with production and everyone who donated would not be charged. However, in this case, the goal of 40,000 US dollars was surpassed in only 3 hours. By the end, the Kickstarter received over 400,000 dollars. My friend and I both donated and have been following its progress very closely and are very excited to play together when it comes out, hopefully early next year.