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Blue Whale

Blue Whale is an internet game involving a series of tasks that end in suicide, invented by Philipp Budeikin. Blue Whale It appears in Budeikin’s brain. Its baleen plates will filter the worthless krill from society, he envisages. Swimming alone, it catches teens. It challenges Varun in the ocean of dejection. He takes on the tasks: listens to the lunatic music, climbs on a crane, engraves a red whale on his arm with a pair of compasses… On the fiftieth day, he undertakes the last task and falls into death from the top of his broken psyche. Baffling the whalers, the blue whale swims with its mouth open. First published in The Literary Hatchet (Pear Tree Press, US)

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