Classic Lara kept me from committing suicide multiple times, simple as that. Whenever I was having a bad day or feeling overwhelmed by life in general, I sat down and wrote fanfictions/drabbles or played the games. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with her, when she didn’t inspire me to push forward and dream big, no matter my current circumstances or boundaries. Because of her, I got into extreme sports, into martial arts, into climbing and diving and bouldering. Because of her, I am now studying classical archaeology – and thanks to her, I’m not afraid anymore. I’m still alive and forever grateful to Core for giving me hope and someone to look up to when I had nothing and no one.