Okay, everyone! It’s time for a belated Doki Doki Literature Club post.

Happy New Year! I have a lot of recent personal developments I should probably be unpacking, but instead I’m going to talk about games. Hooray!

I finally played Doki Doki Literature Club for the first time a couple of weeks ago, binging the whole thing in one night. Then I took a week to recover as I delved into some of the theories on the game behind the game (more on that later). Then I played it again for the good(ish) ending, picking away at it over the course of a few days.

A few observations are under the jump. Needless to say, there will be spoilers.

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