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Hello,

I wanted to share a list of resources that have helped me in my life to be able to process the subject matter presented in Good People. Like Lucas, I grew up gay in a Christian home that did not affirm who I was a person. As a result, I started to experience suicidal ideation beginning at 13 years old and continued to have severe mental health battles throughout my teen years where I wanted to kill myself nearly every day. Even into my 20's, I have had to deal with the scars of what I went through as a young teenager. Through my own interrogation of the homophobic messages being sent to me, as well as therapy and engaging in healthy community, I was able to overcome the struggles I went through during that time of my life, and I am now in a better place as an adult.

The following are just a handful of links for those who would be interested in examining the intersection of queerness and Christianity further. There are countless more resources out there than what I have list…

Hint Page

This page contains hints for how to progress the story if you are stuck. The hints are white text against a white background. Simply highlight the text underneath each hint heading to reveal the text by holding down your mouse and dragging across the hidden text. It is recommended to view the hints one at a time to avoid spoiling more than is intended.

HINT ONE
The first website you should visit after exploring all of Zachary's blog is linked to on the post for Zachary's first podcast.

HINT TWO
The second website you should visit is mentioned by Marciella in Zachary's second podcast.

HINT THREE
There is a puzzle to solve on the final entry of Berenice's Mailbox, which is located on the Funeral 4 Lucas website. Focus on the underlined words, in the order they appear, to find a web address. This is the fourth and final website you need to find.

HINT FOUR
An entry on Lucas' blog gives the information on how to solve the password on the Administrator Area. See Hint Five and H…

Good People

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To my wonderful audience member,

Hello! This is the introductory landing page for Good People, a digital narrative project from the 2020 IGNITE! Festival. Thank you so much for being here and supporting this project.

First and foremost, I want to acknowledge that even though this piece exists in digital space, the creative team that produced this work exists in the physical world. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge that this piece was developed upon Treaty 7 land, upon the traditional homeland of the Blackfoot First Nation tribes, the Siksika, the Kainai, and the Piikani; the Îyâxe Nakoda First Nation; the Tsuut'ina First Nation; and the Métis Nation (Region 3).

Before deciding to explore this narrative, please be advised that Good People deals with heavy themes such as sexuality, religion, homophobia, and suicide. If you are uncomfortable with these themes, feel free to take a step back from this narrative for now without fear of judgment. As someone who has had many mental h…