Mario always fascinated me.
As you play through the stages one after another, you’ll notice a repetition; certain stages reappear with little changes and a few new characters that hurl their shit at us. Then there’s a fire breathing demon spitting fireballs out of its mouth, one hit and we’re toast. You beat your ass around trying to save princess Peach and when you finally get there,
“The princess is in another castle”
Fuck that shit, right? You go on and on but the princess is always in another castle. Did the princess not want to be found? Why’s this guy chasing her? I think Mario enjoys the chase and doesn’t actually care where the princess is.
Mario is someone who is a slave to routine. Maybe. Just maybe and here we are, playing the same shit over and over again until we’re tired and then start over because we lost ourselves in it.
The greatest illusion of our lives is our routine.