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  1. Jun 2020
  2. Oct 2019
    1. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one example, with Pratchett pointing out the help provided by the Wellcome Trust’s Public Engagement Fund. The trust is a foundation in England that gives grants to projects in film, TV and video games that have a biological or neurological component. Part of the grant process also comes with support from consultants, who work with recipients. For Hellblade, that meant replicating Senua’s psychosis in a convincing and sensitive way, and so University of Cambridge’s Professor Paul Fletcher became integral to the game’s development.

      I didn't play Senua's Sacrifice personally, I saw a let's play of it on YouTube. And it was amazing. It makes so much sense now that there was such a great collaboration between the company, Trust fund, Uni and writer(s) - because the psychosis reflected in the game that you experience through Senua's perspective WAS really well done, and done with care/sensitivity. It also is the way mental illnesses should be done in games from now on.

  3. May 2016
    1. 1) They will come back [from battle] with God's blessings 2) They were not harmed 3) And God was satisfied with them.8

      Reasoning for sacrificing themselves. Even if this is not the biggest of the reasons, it is of greater value to them.

    2. "God is more dear than all of His cre-ation."

      They believe they are sacrificing themselves for a greater purpose. The author is reminding them and helping them to convince themselves of this.

    3. In the name of God, the most merciful, the most compassionate .... In the name of God, of myself and of my family .... I pray to you God to forgive me from all my sins, to allow me to glorify you in every possible way.

      These instructions are to help the suicide bombers to understand why they are carrying out this task. To them, it is the way that they are able to show their dedication to their God, sacrificing their own life. What I don't understand is why the suicide bombers have to also take the lives of others in order to show this dedication?

  4. Jan 2014
    1. Acknowledge to them the effort (or personal sacrifice) that they made in doing the above.

      Recognize and voice that you see what they've given up.