Hmm, well it turns out I can be pretty obsessive. I just spent my entire lunch hour playing the new interactive game called Symbol Quest on DanBrown.com. At first I was trying to win without Googling anything, but I soon realized that I was being soundly defeated even with Google and Wikipedia open. Ugh. Some of them are intuitive enough: “Age in the Hair of Broadway.” But then there’s stuff like “Casanova, Mozart, and Houdini had this in common,” to which I still don’t know the answer; I just guessed right. (If you know, COMMENT!)
Then after an hour of window-hopping, I finally get to the end and it gives me this message:
“CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE REACHED THE 33RD DEGREE WITH ONLY 2 ERRORS. PLEASE NOTE: THOSE WHO ASCEND PERFECTLY (WITH NO ERRORS) WILL BE REWARDED WITH SECRET KNOWLEDGE.”
I don’t get the secret knowledge!???!!! You know what, Game? I don’t like your tone. Demanding perfection, psh. Who do you think I am? A librarian? I’m in a cubicle here. I don’t have the resources. I quit.
I wish all of you better luck. You may just emerge a more knowledgable person for it, even if you’re a little embittered.