7. Super Mario Brothers 2, Ice Level.
8. EDN III in Lost Planet. It was Halo, but Japanese, and really cold.
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9. I’m running out of steam. The end of AI, I guess? When it gets really cold? And Haley Joel snuggles with his mommy?
10. “Darkness,” by Lord Byron. Lord Byron, bitchez. This should be #1, except it’s more dramatic to end on it.
I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went–and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill’d into a selfish prayer for light:
And they did live by watchfires–and the thrones,
The palaces of crowned kings–the huts,
The habitations of all things which dwell,
Were burnt for beacons; cities were consum’d,
And men were gather’d round their blazing homes
To look once more into each other’s face …
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