Note: I’m not quite sure where the summer went or how I fell so far behind the past few months. However, I have a few topics I was planning on writing about during that time that I kind of let slide until now. I’m hoping to get back onto a fairly regular schedule, with some of these now-slightly-out-of-date posts coming up soon.
“Choose Your Own Adventure” books always drove me crazy. I wanted to read every possible journey through the book, so I would find myself constantly backtracking in an effort to see where every option would take me. It was confusing and exhausting. I also don’t know that they’ve published one of those books in 20 years, so perhaps my team won that battle.*
*A quick Wikipedia search revealed that CYOA books were published from 1979 to 1998. Nice 20-year run, but none in the last 14 years.
One of my greatest frustrations in life is the same thing as these books. I want to know every possible outcome, and it’s simply not possible. Countless time traveling/change-your-life-with-one-minor-tweak movies have focused on this very premise; the slightest alteration to a moment in time can have drastic effects on your life.