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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Jane
    March 4, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

    Well, now I know what my next essay will be about.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      March 4, 2016 @ 7:36 pm

      Phallocentrism in Blake, I hope.


      • Jane
        March 4, 2016 @ 11:17 pm

        You wish!

        No, I was just thinking recently, having devoured both Braid and Witness, on the heels of Undertale, that you were right in predicting I might find Witness more to my liking on account of my personal esoteric interests, or something to that effect. And then I forgot all about it, until you posted this essay.

        So thank you for helping me to remember. 🙂


  2. Evan Forman
    March 4, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

    I’m generously trying to keep my thoughts on this beautiful, interesting and ambitious work of art separate from my feelings on this fractally infuriating piece of pretentious dogshit.


    • David Brain
      March 5, 2016 @ 1:52 pm

      I must admit that I did find myself wondering at times during play (and I am still early enough into the game not to have hit too many exasperation points) exactly how long it will be before an Escape Room makes it onto the Turner Prize shortlist.

      I would note that I am sensing more of a “plot” to The Witness than I expected, but many pieces I have read suggest that this may simply be projection – which is, of course, part of the intent. Certainly it’s obvious that it’s nothing specific, on the scale of Myst, or even The Talos Principle (which I think is much better at teaching, although that’s probably because it has far less to teach – and is much less interesting anyway.) But I still feel driven to find out. Which is also, of course, part of the intent.


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