26th September 2013.
By my reasoning that’s Joel’s (The Last of Us) birthday. A birthday he’ll never forget as the dead return to life taking the life of his daughter in the process.
Little connections, like dates that are memorable, from fiction and fact always seem to help with the emotion attachment to characters in entertainment. Unfortunately I never felt a bond with Joel while in his shoes and I don’t really know why. My second play-though on PS4 allowed me a second chance to redeem Joel’s soul but alas as the credits rolled the thought that crossed my mind was ‘If Naughty Dog return to TLoU IP at least I won’t have to play Joel again’.
…today is my birthday apocalypse. Wish me luck!