Yume nikki theory:
that guy murdered in the forest is yume nikki's significant other/father/parental figure who died in some sort of ambush with nikki. She survived, but was raped. What's interesting about this location is that it feels distinctively grounded in reality vs the other areas which are often times more abstract. Along with all of the other imagery, like the uterus(s) on the road, and the hands & eyes scattered throughout the entire game, I feel that the most likely reason we come across yume nikki as a complete shut in is because of the trauma associated with rape, combined with losing a significant other.
Murder is a theme throughout Nikki's dreams, she can use a knife to kill almost any NPC character. She can afford to be a complete shut in because of the leftover money from whichever significant other that was murdered in the ambush she was raped in. Nikki literally kills herself at the end of the game, something really terrible (sometimes psychological problems but in this case I don't think that theme aligns with Nikki's dreams) pushed her to taking this action. I believe that terrible thing is the ambush and associated rape.
I'm really ADHD so my thoughts are super disorganized here, this was pretty low effort anyways but sometimes I think my writing is frustrating to read. What do you guys think about my theory, I literally just started playing this game today and am connecting dots. I don't really have a huge ego about a lot of things but I am really good at reading comprehension and interpreting art I scored perfectly in that subject on my SATS, so idk I could just be a complete fucking idiot though im probably wrong and havent seen enough of the game.
How much do you wanna bet you just replied to a bait post?
I was about 70% sure.