Today’s deal is >observer_ !
TO BE WITNESSED IS TO LIVE AGAIN
It’s ironic that the famous renegade android Roy Batty, expertly portrayed by the late Rutger Hauer, was so obsessed with expanding his lifespan beyond the four years allowed by his design. Do you think that being immortalized as the main antagonist in one of the all time classics of science fiction cinema would be enough for him? Or what about just those scary eyes and that smile and that sick leather jacket? Maybe not, based on how fast the tears are lost in the rain he whispers about in his final beautiful speech, and yet, when he finally does die, punctuating his life with an act of pity instead of violence, it still makes you wonder if Roy finally does understand that humans are always trying to grow and better themselves, and that no one life is the finish line.
Another bit of irony is that we lost the real Rutger Hauer only a few short real-world months before Roy Batty’s expiration date in the film, which only underlines the way in which Hauer’s characters will far outlive his physical form, while always remaining inseparable from the man himself. And while Roy Batty’s last moments were filled with the things he saw in life, attack ships firing off the shoulder of Orion, C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate, things none of us would ever believe, Hauer was the man who contextualized those things, acted them, made them important to us here in the real world.
And speaking of looking back at the things people did in life after they’ve passed on, one of the last things Hauer did was a game called Observer, which not only reflects back on all the stuff you’ve just read about here, but is also a great game in it’s own right about literally peering into the dreams of the deceased. We’ve got it here today for you for just seven bucks, which is much less than its worth, but unfortunately we can’t say it’s the last thing he ever did because he also replaced Leonard Nimoy as Master Xehanort in the insane children’s fantasy opera Kindgom Hearts III, but hopefully unlike Batty and Hauer himself, this specific moment will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.
Big ups to the memory of Mr. Hauer. He was a formidable artist who left us all in awe.
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