Quote of the Weekend

Snake: “I won’t scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea. I’ll always be with you. Plant your roots in me. I won’t see you end as ashes.”

Kaz: “We’re not burying them at sea? What then?”

Snake: “We’ll make diamonds of their ashes. Take them into battle with us.”

Kaz: “A shining light, to our brothers in arms even in death.”

Snake: “We are Diamond Dogs.”

-Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by Hedio Kojima

(My husband and I are big fans of the MGS franchise. We’ve been waiting three years for this latest game to come out. It hasn’t disappointed. In this scene, Snake was forced to execute a bunch of his men who had become infected with a parasite. He had to kill them to keep it from spreading. They salute him while he kills them. Afterwards, they burn the bodies and went to scatter their ashes at sea. Broken by what he was forced to do to the men who trusted him, Snake turns them to diamonds and has them sown into his uniform patches. It was a moving scene which brought me to tears and proved video games can be art.)

 

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