image by Johan Andersson, mandelwerk.com

Imagine a man who, as the result of a demonic deal, is trapped in a tower where he is compelled to endlessly repeat a series of cruel, tortuous labors. But because of a magical enchantment he perceives them to be the most delightful sensual and intellectual pleasures. That’s what games are like.

No, not the actual man in the tower, the imagining.