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Subject Yourself to Emotional Turmoil with this Short Film About a Girl Gamer [VIDEO]

Fair warning: Only watch this short film, Escape by Kennedy J. Baruch, if you’re prepared for an emotional gutpunch. In it, a young girl who’s ridiculed by her classmates and neglected by her fighting parents escapes the harsh reality of her everyday life by playing video games, specifically The Legend of Zelda – Twilight Princess. It’s… kinda tough to watch. But still good.

(via: Joystiq)

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  • Anonymous

    I can definitely relate to that…

  • Joanna

    OMG so sad =( I have the good fortune having a loving family but school was always a pain for me. Games were my friends =)

  • Anatasia Beaverhousen

    substitute Buffy for Link and that was me at that age, I can so relate.

  • ashley

    this was almost like watching my childhood replay but i could do math and i had trouble with reading.
    my dad would have smashed the tv too and i would have gotten the belt. so I feel this kid got off easy.

  • Mike Perry

    I think there’s a lot of us grown ups that can relate to that. I know I can… especially with the picking-on…

  • Sean Samonas

    This was a pretty accurate portrayal of elementary and high school for me. I didn’t have any of the home issues luckily, but I still sucked at math and then get my SNES games and books taken away from me as punishment when I did poorly in school.

  • Sonya

    Substitute Batman and this was me.

  • Amourah

    More things like this please…

    So poignant. For me it was Star Wars and MMORPGs. Too many unnecessary tears shed over not being “pretty” or “normal” enough. And math is still the worst!

  • Ellie Davidson

    This was my life in elementary school. Zelda and all. <3 So relatable to so many gamers…

  • Dalloshh//

    Accurate portrayal of my elementary school years but without games, it’s sad.
    I haven’t the same family situation but the school was very traumatic for me.

  • Creepy Kiki

    Ninja Turtles here. Then again, I’m an old lady so Buffy was during my teenage years.

  • Joanna

    Lara Croft here lol ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Sounds familiar, hits close to home especially so because my escape route was LoZ: OoT. Just substitute fighting parents with newly mourning widowed mother aannndd that’s basically my childhood right there.

  • Steve

    Wow, I know all about that kind of pain. Alcoholic fights, and too many tear stained sheets of homework. Only escape was my trusty NES and weekends at my dad. I make it my mission to see that my daughter never has to feel that pain.