So, in this game, Love Nikki Dress UP Queen, you buy (with game money, not real money) or win pieces of clothing to recreate the game’s outfits, or put the pieces together to win contests or to just dress up your avatar. Each piece has qualities, with hearts signifying the strength of those qualities, and each piece has a description. Sometimes the descriptions get pretty … odd.
This one threw me. I thought they thought it extolled a desirable quality, and I went, “ExCUSE me?” Then I recognized it as the philosophy it is.
The description reads: “Life is a beautiful and luxurious gown that is crawled all over by fleas.”
I may like that better than Tom Lehrer‘s “Life is like a sewer: What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.”
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character uses an unusual expression of life outlook.