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I'm not sure I even finished the first one. My wife and I were listening to the audio book in the car on a trip, but I never made it past wherever the car trip ended. The last thing I remember is him being in a tavern or something, regailing people with how good he is at everything as soon as he picks it up. It's been years, though.

For Dark Souls, I was playing the remastered version of the first one. As I said elsewhere, there's a difference between difficult and unfair, and DS is firmly in the latter category. Dead Cells, meanwhile, is in the former: skill is a huge component of it, but it never feels arbitrary the way DS always did. I haven't seen anything to suggest there's anything there that's worth the frustration, so I'm done with it.

Social media generally was never super my thing. I blogged before it was cool (heh), using an off-brand site run by the same guy who hosted Pokey the Penguin. I started around 2000, and was really active in high school and college, then began falling out of habit sometime towards the end of law school, and it just kind of trickled out. I journal, but that's fully offline now since I couldn't find a platform or mobile app that was both good and sufficiently transparent about how they store what you write.

I started a Facebook account sometime around 2005 when my girlfriend at the time pushed me into it. I was active-ish for years, although never used Messenger (the degree to which it spies on you is ridiculous even by modern standards). But I'd already started to move away from it by the time of the most recent presidential election. But that time really cemented it, and I just stopped using it. After like a year I realized how much better I felt, so disabled my account entirely. I also used MySpace for about 6 months in 2005-2006, again due to social pressure (this time a roommate), but I don't recall ever actually posting anything after I set my account up.

That's the extent of social media for me: I started a LinkedIn account because I thought I had to (but I haven't updated it in 5+ years), but have never had instagram or anything else. It's all rubbish.

Foveaux  ·  632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That small joy in Dead Cells when you get used to that first few levels and you're just rampaging through at high speed. If I start with a Balanced Blade and an Infantry Bow, I know I'll get a good run in.

What is sealing Facebook off for me is my group of friends, and family, are having kids now. My nephew's days are all documented on Facebook and it's just making me really uncomfortable - he's going to be a teenager eventually and he's likely not going to want those photos flying around. I love him to bits and I love my sister, she's a great single mum doing her best but everything being on Facebook just seems off. Once I can convince the people I want to stay in contact with to just text me I'll do away with it.

johnnyFive  ·  632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

For you second point, this was actually part of the appeal. If someone wouldn't contact me but via Facebook (and vice versa), they're probably not a particularly important part of my life anyway. I'd rather spend the time on the people who are.