If there’s one thing I like about living organisms, it’s skin.
Skin is good, y’all. It wraps us up in a lovely package and makes it possible for others to look at us without vomiting all over themselves. Without skin, we’re terrifying muscle nightmares, all sinew and meat pipes. Nobody wants to see that walking around.
This is what makes zombies so horrific, after all – it’s us, just decomposed, with lips ripped off, revealing terrifying gums and yellowing teeth.
I believe this same logic applies to animals, too. Nobody wants to see a cat walking around without skin. Nobody wants to stroke that. Nobody wants to call that over and have it weaving between your legs.
One player in Red Dead Online got to witness this horrifying fact when a recently-skinned animal of unidentified origin – maybe a big cat, who knows, it has no skin – came back to life for some reason. Here’s a clip:
Even the way it reanimates is terrifying. Please shoot it in the head. While it doesn’t quite make up for the fact there’s not been an Undead Nightmare-style DLC for Red Dead Redemption 2 yet, I think you’ll agree that we all need to clean our eyes with bleach (disclaimer: don’t).
If you’re looking to jump into Red Dead Online’s new Frontier Pursuits update tomorrow, there’s details on how to get your freebies at that link.
In the meantime, check out this one Red Dead Online player’s brave journey, in which they carried a bowl of stew from Valentine to Saint Denis.