PREFACE: Story-telling has always favoured characters that innately represent various (class-)privileges. The prominent untarnished white cis-male hero perpetually remains focus and
winner of most narratives. However, what these narratives have almost spent no time investigating on are the sacrifices and deaths of (queer) women, which often times only boost the heroes exposure and victory. Where do they go after the end of the game? What keeps them from being forgotten? This walkthrough aims to tell the story of history’s losers to remind of their legacy and commemorate their loss.
Enter: Jenny a (not so) digital character that is fed up with representation of her peers. Whenever she feels the urge to engage in artistic labour she performs her dissatisfaction with oppressive systems through the power of DJing and high fashion. She is a fi erce debatress and uses her knowledge and charme to advance the queer agenda. When attending in political events she loves to rock a formal but sassy style.
AN ENDLESS VIEW: Jenny finds herself immersed in a romantic setting. Surrounded by st rangely coloured fl ora, she gazes into the rising sun as the sea (?) softly waves.
For a moment she felt needed. She realised, however, that her beautiful isolation would only be foreshadowing her demise and that she would be forgotten eventually. Reluctant to accept her fate, she leaves the scene to raise awareness through a performative lecture on the tragic deaths of women and the symbolism of flowers and (queer) sadness.
A PLACE OF REMEMBRANCE:
Jenny follows a path that leads to an ominous graveyard. After the cutscene, she can investigate the scene and press Button 1 to interact with the graves.
In heteronormative storylines “masculine” femmes have no place. Their sexual preference causes them to not be interest ed in the leading male character, which in turn makes it too diffi cult for narratives to address complex female personalities that don‘t exclusively revolve about romance. Solution: They die or they surrender to male flirt attacks and turn straight
An imminent apocalypse will be avoided by a dramatic sacrifi ce of everyone’s favourite female character. Did our girls really just die so men can revel in their “happy ending”?
Marriage, motherhood, houseworks. Powerful magic or sword-wielding femmes turn domestic and are deprived of any agency in their post-ending
story-arc fantasy. Divorce is usually not considered.
BEING A ROYAL HEIRESS:
There she suff ers from royal inhibitions, aristocratic power structures and potentially cursing their children with the same fate of royal succession.
After Jenny discusses the different categories and contributed to visibility of these oppressive structures, she may choose to leave a commemoration note
in the book to the lower right side of the map. When ready, she may choose to leave the scene…