[crawls out of dank cave] hi
You wanna know what happens when you think about LISA for a year and then Don't Starve for one afternoon? You think about themes n' whatnot, cycles of abuse and pain. Maxwell himself is a survivor of sorts, and indeed, that train wreck was a turning point in his life. Something out of his control went so wrong he changed, from William the Normal Person to Maxwell the Absolute Villain. Charlie got closely involved with him shortly after, and was the second to be corrupted, turning into a literal monster. Then Maxwell, partially controlled by ambiguous demons, starts reaching out and seeking victims to subject to the same hell. Wilderness survival, where everything is out to hurt you and you must be constantly vigilant, constantly working just to be alive. And when you do fail, you can't help but blame yourself. This is starting to sound anti-capitalistic as well.
Many of Maxwell's victims are vulnerable people in the first place. Isolated (Wilson), abused (Willow), traumatised (Wendy). Easy pickings for manipulative people like Maxwell and Charlie. And thanks to the cruel actions of a few, the rest of their lives are spent in constant struggle.
Back to my hole for an indeterminant amount of months now. Bye.