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Getting Over It - Bennett Foddy's Monologue

Fill in the missing words to Bennett Foddy's monologue
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Last updated: April 27, 2022
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There's no feeling more intense than ________ ____.
starting over
If you've _______ ____ ________ the day before it was due, as I have,
deleted your homework
Or if you left your ______ at home
wallet
and you have __ __ ____
to go back
after spending an hour in the _______,
commute
If you won some money at the casino and then put all your winnings on___
red
and it came up _____,
black
If you got your ____ _____ dry-cleaned before a wedding
best shirt
and then immediately _______ ____ on it,
dropped food
If you won an argument with a friend and then later discovered that they just ________ __ _____ ________ ____ ,
returned to their original view
________ ____ __ ______ ____ ________ __.
Starting over is harder than starting up
If you're not ready for that, like if you've already ___ _ ___ ___,
had a bad day
then what you're about to go through might be ___ ____.
too much
Feel free to go away and come back. _'__ __ ____.
I'll be here
Alright, thanks for coming with me on this trip. I'll understand if you have to take a _____ at any point...
break
Just find a safe place to stop, and ____ ___ ____.
quit the game
Don't worry, I'll save your progress, always. ____ ____ ________.
Even your mistakes
This game is a homage to a ____ ____
free game
that came out in ____, titled
2002
(Question 20) '____ ______'.
Sexy Hiking
The ______ of that game was Jazzuo
author
a mysterious _____ designer
czech
(Question 23) who was known at the time as the father of _-_____.
B Games
(previous answer)s are rough assemblages of found _______.
objects
Designers slap them together very quickly and freely, and they're often too rough and __________ to gain much of a following.
unfriendly
They're built more for the joy of building them than as ________ ________.
polished products
In a certain way (Answer 20) is the perfect __________ of a (Answer 23).
embodiment
It's built almost entirely out of found and ________ _____, and it's one of the most unusual and unfriendly games of its time.
recycled parts
In it, your task is to simply drag yourself up a ________
mountain
with a ______.
hammer
The act of climbing, in the _______ _____or in real life,
digital world
has certain essential properties that gives the game it's ______.
flavor
No amount of forward progress is guaranteed; some cliffs are to _____
sheer
or too ________.
slippery
And the player is constantly, unremittingly in danger of falling and ______ __________.
losing everything
Anyway when you start (Answer 20), you're standing next to this ____ ____, which blocks the way to the entire rest of the game.
dead tree
It might take you an hour to get over that tree. A lot of people _____ ___ ____ __.
never got past it
You prod and ____ at it
poke
exploring the limits of your reach and your ________ , trying to find a way up and over.
strength
There's a sense of _____ in that lack of compromise
truth
Most _________ in videogames are fake
obstacles
you can be completely confident in your ability to get through them, once you have the correct method or the correct equipment, or just by spending ______ ____
enough time
In that sense, every pixellated obstacle in (answer 20) is ____.
real
The obstacles in (answer 20) are unyielding, and that makes the game uniquely ___________.
frustrating
But I'm not sure Jazzuo intended to make a frustrating game—the frustration is just _________ to the act of climbing
essential
and it's _________ __ ___ _______of building a game about climbing.
authentic to the process
A funny thing happened to me as I was ________ this mountain:
building
I'd have an idea for a new obstacle, and I'd build it, test it, and... it would usually turn out to be ____________ ____.
unreasonably hard
But I couldn't bring myself to ____ __ ______.
make it easier
It already felt like my inability to get past the new obstacle was __ _____ __ __ ______, rather than as the builder.
my fault as a player
Imaginary mountains build themselves from our ______s to climb them,
effort
and it's our ________ ________ to reach the summit that turns those mountains into something real.
repeated attempts
When you're building a videogame world you're building with _____,
ideas
And that can be like working with _____-___ ______.
quick set cement
You mold your ideas into a certain shape that can be ______ ____,
played with
and in the process of playing with them they begin to ______ and set
harden
until they're immutable, like ____.
rock
At that point you can't change the world—not without breaking it into pieces and starting fresh with ___ _____.
new ideas
For years now people have been predicting that _____ would soon be made out of prefabricated objects,
games
_____ __ _ _____ and assembled into a world.
bought in a store
For the most part, that hasn't happened, because the objects in the stores are _____.
trash
I don't mean they look bad or that they're _____ ____,
badly made
_______ _ ___ __ ____ ___,
although a lot of them are
I mean they're trash in the way that ____ becomes trash
food
as soon as you put it in the ____.
sink
Things are made to be ________ and used in a certain context
consumed
and once the moment is gone they transform into _______.
garbage
In the context of __________ those moments pass by in seconds.
technology
Over time we've poured more and more refuse into this vast digital ________ we call the internet.
landfill
It now vastly __________
outnumbers
and _________ the things that are fresh and untainted and unused.
outweighs
When everything around us is cultural trash, trash becomes the new ______, the lingua franca of the digital age.
medium
And you can build _______ out of trash
culture
But only _____ _______
trash culture
B-_____,
games
B-______,
movies
B-_____,
music
B-__________.
philosophy
Maybe this is what this digital culture is. A monstrous mountain of trash,
the ash-heap of creativity's ________.
fountain
A landfill with __________ __ ____ ______ __ in it
everything we ever thought of
Grand, infinite, and ________.
unsorted
There's 3D models of _________
breakfast
gen-xers' ______ novels
fanfic
_______ magazines
scanned
_____-______ Shia leBoeuf
green screen
banned snuff scenes on ________
liveleak
facebook's got lifelike bots with unbranded _______,
adverts
and candid shots of _____
kanye
and ______ _____ mashups
taylor swift
___ _____ epic fail gifs
car crash
_______ dash cam vids
Russian
discussions of ______
McRibs
discarded, _________, unrecycled
forgotten
muddled, rotten, and ________
untitled
Everything's fresh for about ___ _______
six seconds
until ____ _____ thing beckons
some newer
and we hit _______.
refresh
And there's years of ____________
persevering
___________ into the pile
Disappearing
___ __ _____,
Out of style
___ __ _____.
out of sight
In this context it's tempting to make ________ content...
friendly
That's gentle, that lets you churn through it but not ____ __.
earn it
Why make something _________, if it just gets piled up in the landfill,

demanding
Filed in with the _____ ______?
bland things
When _____ ____ ___, they wanted a lot from you.
games were new
Daunting you, taunting you, _________ ___ ________ you.
resetting and delaying
Players played stoically. Now everyone's ______ ___ __ ____.
turned off by that
They want to burn through it quickly, a quick ___ for the fickle
fix
Some ______
tricks
for the ______ of the feckless.
clicks
But that's not you, you're an _______
acrobat
You could _______ _ ________ ___.
swallow a baseball bat
Now I know, most likely you're watching on Youtube or ______
Twitch
while some dude with 10 _______ _____ does it for you
million views
Like a ____ ____ being fed chewed-up food.
baby bird
_____ _______ ___.
That's culture too
But on the off-chance you're playing this, what I'm saying is: Trash is disposable but maybe it doesn't have to be ____________.
approachable
what's the feeling like? are you ________?
stressed
I guess you don't hate it if you got this far. Feeling frustrated,
it's _________.
underrated
An ______
orange
is a _____ _____ _____
sweet juicy fruit
Locked inside a ______ ____.
bitter peel
That's not how I feel about a _________.
challenge
I only want the bitterness Its ______,
coffee
its __________,
grapefruit
its ________.
licorice
It feels like we're closer now: ________ ___ _______
Composer and climber
________ ___ ____
Designer and user
You could have _______ but you didn't
refused
There was something in you that was ______
hidden
That chose to _______.
continue
It means a lot to me, that you've ____ ____ ___.
come this far
_______ this much
Endured
every ________,
wisecrack
every _____________,
insensitivity
Every _______ you've forgiven me
setback
Is a ______ ____that you've given me.
kingly gift
We have the same taste, ___ ___ _
you and I
It's not _______,
ambition
It's (previous answer)'s _______:
opposite
An obdurate mission to _____ ______.
taste defeat
_____ ____ ___ __ ___ ___
You'll feel bad if you win
__ _ ___ ____ _____ __ ___ ___.
So I put this snake in for you
Have you thought about who you ___ __ ____?
are in this
Are you the ___ __ ___ ___, Diogenes?
man in the pot
Are you his ____?
hand
Are you the top of his ______?
hammer
_ _____ ___-
I think not
Where your ____ moves,
hand
the ______ may not follow,
hammer
nor the ___,
man
nor the ___'_ ____.
man's hand
In this you are his ____.
will
His ______.
intent
The embodied resolve in his ______ ______.
uphill ascent
Now you've conquered the ___ _____,
ice cliff
The platforms the ______ and rectory,
church
The ______ room and the factory,
living
The __________ and the construction site,
playground
The granite rocks and the ________.
lakeside
You've learned to ____.
hike
There's no way left to go ___ __.
but up
And in a moment I'll ____ __, but let me say
shut up
_'_ ____ ___ ____.
I'm glad you came
I dedicate this game to you, the one who ____ ____ ___.
came this far
I give it to you with ___ __ ____.
all my love.
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