But today, I want to talk about toilets.
|Here's where James starts his crappy adventure.|
Just like real life, there are a lot of johns in the world of Silent Hill. A giant, freaky portal to other dimensions resides in poor Henry Townshed's bathroom right next to the crapper in Silent Hill 4: The Room, Heather discovers her fair share of grimy pisspots in a desolate mall of the third SH game, and Alex Shepherd comes across a nasty, bloodstained surprise when he tries to answer the call of nature in Silent Hill Homecoming.
But it's the protagonist of Silent Hill 2 who takes the most crap from the commode: James starts his misadventure in a bathroom, surrounded by porcelain thrones. He also finds Eddie for the first time tossing his guts into the toilet, like so:
|Eddie proves that there's many things you can do with a toilet, not just what your parents taught you to do.|
All of that is disheartening, but longtime Silent Hill players are cringing right now, thinking about James's most infamous interaction with the thunder throne: About halfway through his first real challenge - the apartment - James finds a a wallet floating in what appears to be Satan's personal potty.
So of course, James does what any reasonable human being would do:
|"The Toilet" By SH Hell|
So until I write my Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams manifesto, I hope this post has been good *cough, cough* bathroom reading for you. See you next time for Silent Hill Sunday!