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31 Days: Day 6 - Asphyxiation

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One of the things I like to do in my free time is read up on mythological creatures and monsters of legend. I find them and their lore fascinating. Same thing applies to created monsters from games and other media. I find it enhances my overall experience with a game and gives me new insight regarding the games world. So today I wanted to highlight a monster that is often over looked within its own franchise:

Asphyxia

Pyramid head often takes all the glory when it comes to Silent Hill, but there are plenty of great monsters in the series and I feel Asphyxia is one of them. From my playthroughs of Silent Hill Home Coming she was the one I remembered the most for the unique way in which you kill her. After you’ve done enough damage you pry open her hands forcing Asphyxia to breath (which kills her). This also ties in thematically since Asphyxia is a manifestation of her mother’s sin and guilt for having murdered her daughter by suffocating her, probably in her sleep.

 I also really like the design. A series of human torsos fused together into the insect like horror of limbs that crawls in and out of fleshy holes in the wall waiting to strike you down. It makes my skin crawl, which isn't helped by the way it moves around. It's unsettling in my opnion which makes it great for a game like Silent Hill. 

It’s a shame however that we most likely won’t get anything like this in the near future. The most exciting development for silent Hill in the past couple of years was a bomber man cameo by pyramid head.

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.



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A Few things about me
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- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:



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The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).