If you haven’t yet seen Netflix’s latest hit, the South Korean TV series Squid Game, you should either close this window right away or read on knowing that you might learn a little about its plot and its features. characters.
In other words: CAUTION SPOILER. Please don’t @ me.
Now that we’ve established that you shouldn’t send death threats to reporters for sharing widely known and easily accessible facts, watch these dudes playing ddakji at Toronto’s Bloor subway station.
– blogTO (@blogTO) October 13, 2021
If your first instinct upon seeing the clip was to shout ânooo! “On screen, it’s understandable – but don’t worry: the man who runs the game isn’t, in fact, a psychopathic salesman trying to recruit” zombies “for a sick life and death contest .
He is simply a huge Squid Game fan and wanted to recreate a scene from the fascinating show to keep people entertained.
âI set up the game because honestly it was one of the easiest to remake right now out of all the games,â Kishka, a Toronto-based content creator and YouTuber, told blogTO.
âThe player got the money at the end for playing with me during his time, even though he didn’t win. I think we would have been there for a long time if I had waited for him to win. “
To achieve what he called “public art,” Kishka found a YouTube video with instructions for making the folded paper tiles from the scene, in which an infamous salesman approaches protagonist Seong Gi-Hun in a subway station and challenges him to play ddakji game for korean kids.
Similar to POG, the object of this game (sometimes called ttakji) is to flip square origami cards by throwing something hard at them (a slammer, in POGspeak.)
After creating her own red and blue cards, just like the ones from Squid Game, Kishka took them to Bloor Station on Saturday, October 9.
“I chose the Bloor tube station because I know the platforms are twice the size of a regular station, so it would be fine to play the game and I would be away from the tracks,” explained the artist.
His opponent ended up being a man who he said actually reminded him of Seong Gi-Hun.
âThe person in the video is actually a man I see regularly asking for money at the Yonge and Dundas intersection every time I walk through that intersection,â he said.
âI asked him if he would like to be in this game with meâ¦ I would definitely use this guy for any other music video I needed a paid actor for. He was amazing.â
Although this participant was compensated for playing the game with Kishka, no one got 10,000 won or a disturbing business card with a phone number that no one should ever call.
As for the famous slaps given out by the Squid Game vendor when someone loses, Kishka tried to recreate them as best he could without causing pain.
âI wanted to make him as authentic as possible, so I agreed to slap him while playing the game, but I warned him about a million times before we approached and after we played,â the creator said.
âIn the video you can see me slapping the guy with a winter glove to make him less painful,â he said, noting that there had been four light slaps in total.
“I even told him to panic like I was slapping him real hard, but I promise you he was totally okay with that.”
While the full, edited Bloor Station video has yet to be released, behind-the-scenes footage of Kishka and her player slamming cards was uploaded to 6ixbuzzTV on Sunday and have since racked up around 135,000 likes.
âI knew this shit would happen,â one commentator wrote, no doubt because of the sheer size of Squid Game and people’s obsession.
With 111 million viewers in its first 28 days, the program now holds the title of the biggest series launch ever for Netflix. Halloween should be fun.