- Thu Aug 17, 2023 7:43 pm
Man, good to see that after (quick google search) 12 years after the release, the discussion about endings is still taking place, and from multiple angles to that. Maybe this is why DS1 won the award of the best game of all times.
My headcanon is that there is pretty much no good and bad ending, it just the course of nature, both endings, not just the Dark Age. It may be easy to call the Age of Fire ending as "against the nature", but I suppose none of us has an issue with taking medicine, ESPECIALLY when we know we will die without them, like a diabetic taking an insuline. Death is very much natural, is it not? I've worked in a veterinarian office and I've seen many people with pets so sick and/or old, that death could very well come "tomorrow". Maybe even some of us have already experienced such loss. I believe that the moment we stand in front of the First Flame is the moment we choose between trying to keep things together and moving on. Or in that situation, between sustaining the treatment, when our beloved can't even move or eat on their own, only **** their own bed, or the final "sleeping injection". That is an extremely difficult decision to make, yet an important one. After that many have depression, even a feeling of guilt that they killed their beloved one with their own hand though that injection. And the thought of getting next pet fills them with feeling of betrayal towards their recent one, "just exchanging one toy for another". Obviously I cannot know that, but I'm pretty sure none of those deceased pets would ever wish to see their once-owners in such a state. They would much rather see them happy, sharing that happiness with somebody else. Dark Age isn't the end, there will be another day, another Age of Fire, and we need to live on.