Further Investigations

After numerous explorations, and boundless journeys through unquantifiable locations, it seems I've finally reached a place of solitude. Endless halls, long darkly-lit corridors, empty structures of no end; those are what I've become accustomed to. This, however, is my first instance of peace. Never have I witnessed architecture such as this; brightly-lit rooms with pools of blue water, surrounding one’s body like a warm embrace. White ceramic tiles make up the walls and floor, reflecting the light and leaving no corner untouched.

These places are not bounded in reality — they are a macrocosm of one’s mental state, a reflection of their emotions; they're a twisted parody of reality, extended interpretations of locations one does not typically consider whilst passing through. Whether they are finite, I know not; it's of my belief that these places reflect the headspace of those experiencing them, that one’s emotions are the impetus that keeps the rooms extending. There is no architect besides one’s mind.

Lightless Corners…

They're dreamlike realms one passes through, perceiving & subsequently continuing to the next, like a journey of sorts. I believe that one may be able to exit at any time with the right headspace; attaining it, however, would be no easy feat whilst traveling through looping hallways and decrepit offices with nonsensical geometry. While being illogical and foreign, these locations seem to be tailored to you. The places you commonly pass through without any thought become all you know.

I digress. In short, this place in particular truly amazes me. The effect it has on those who experience it is intriguing; while one feels peace and calmness permeating throughout, another can't help but notice a feeling of dread wash over them as they notice its strange, lightless corners. "What lurks behind them?" they likely wonder. ”Is it of blight, of malice?” some may feel moribund, whilst others may feel tranquil. This strange effect has never ceased to intrigue me. This place is without blemish or defect; an intricate design, a possibly infinite puzzle whose pieces form something peculiar — indescribably strange, yet indescribably perfect; it can only be the handiwork of a God.

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Further Reading

Further Investigations was written by egglordegglord with critique from ZENAJZENAJ, and Paldhin1016Paldhin1016. The images used inside the article are in order: Dream Pool 3 by Jared Pike, and Dream Pool 14 by Jared Pike. The ambience used is Enigmatic Level: The Poolrooms (The Backrooms Ambience) by The Soundrooms

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