Abandoned(-ish): The Half-Life Of St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. (Photos)

Previously: Zombie Subdivisions

There’s a reason I’ve tagged an “-ish” to the heading for this installment of “Abandoned”: St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. isn’t totally abandoned. A new building adjacent to the historic East Campus was opened in 2010, providing an updated psychiatric facility that is still in use today, and there are big plans in the work for much of the remaining grounds.

But although there are currently plans to revitalize it, much of the hospital has for years sat largely vacant, not in a state of complete decay, but certainly neglected.

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If You Like The ‘Rabbits’ Podcast, You Might Also Like…

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I remarked at the end of my… well, I’m not sure I’d call it a review, but let’s go with that for now. Anyway, I remarked at the end of my review of Rabbits’ first episode that I thought the podcast’s main strength is the world it’s building: The game itself, and the way the game hides in plain sight, are by far the most fascinating elements at this point in the story. So, let’s play a game a game of our own, shall we? No, not that kind of game — I mean one of those, “If you like This Very Particular Thing, you might also like…” sorts of things that sometimes pop up on forums and other online gathering places. If you like the podcast Rabbits, you’ll probably like at least a couple of the things on this list I have painstakingly curated here.

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The ‘Rabbits’ Podcast Has Declared “Game On” & The Stakes Are On The Rise

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Previously: The ‘Rabbits’ Podcast Wants To Play A Game With You.

It’s not often spoken of — not aloud, at least — but in some circles, and in some of the darker corners on the internet, you’ll hear… chatter about it. It’s a game, of sorts. A puzzle. A challenge. Although its current iteration surfaced sometime around the late 1950s, it’s believed to date all the way back to the ancient world. Frequently, the game is called Rabbits, although that’s not its real name.As far as we know, it doesn’t have a real name.

There’s a prize, of course, although it’s more than just a trophy or bragging rights. The prize is power — real, actual power.

But that power comes at a cost. The price of admission for this game is steep — and I’m not talking about money.

So: What would you do if you found out someone you cared about had anted up?

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