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Are you ready for a short riddle and my questionable wit? To solve this puzzle you will have to use your wisdom with a dash of grit! Focus on fiction, eighties, and games, then you’ll solve it!

I reside in fiction

I am a fantasy conviction

The eighties was my era

Everything was bigger, even the mascara

I will regale you with my games

I am abundant with familiar names

What am I?

Ready Player One

Fan of the Fiction

My gateway book was somewhere in fiction. I read a lot when I was younger and Redwall, The Hobbit, and books of its kin, were my kiddy jam. I don’t read much fiction anymore, I dive more into the 150ish self-help section. For those of you who don’t mention the Dewey decimal classification for funsies, I am referencing the library catalog system. When you peruse the nonfiction section, subjects are broken into categories. 150 equals my typically chill zone and also the super nerdy side of self-help. It’s like a therapist in a book without the awkward crying and the expensive bills.

Ready Player One is an epic fantasy about a poor boy making it rain digital currency with an epic journey through an all-encompassing gamer world. Its intense descriptions made the story pop plus it’s heavy on the 80’s trivia. It automatically makes you crave neon colored outfits. This saga was a great break from reality and a reminder of why I used to devour fantasy books. Nothing says, “See ya reality!” Like a trip to the fiction section!

The Epic Learning Era

I picked up on some subtle life hacks too, that only reaffirmed the self-help stuff I typically read. Okay, I have a problem, I’ll admit it! I’m addicted to those books formerly known as trees that reside in 150! The main character worked hard for a long time accumulating knowledge until he came across the perfect opportunity to use it. What an epic pursuit not only for a fictional character but a great motto for real human beings. It’s similar to many of our real-life endeavors. We went to school for over a decade before we received our diploma and were considered knowledgeable enough to survive the adult world. We may be unable to spend eight hours of learning in our current adult reality but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend some time there.

Games Galore

Gamifying things is also a great way to learn and make icky adulting a bit less…icky. I gamify my trips to the grocery store. I try to save as much money as possible and play a very uncreative game called: guess how little I paid, with Mr. BuLL. He plays, reluctantly, but he plays. I have used online gaming platforms to learn skills like how to play chess. I doubt I could play with real humans but the computer plays with me. There are many ways to gain skills and some of those platforms include internet games. What an age to be alive!

After high school graduation, 60% of those graduates never open a book again! What?! Crazy statistic I read from the Slight Edge. Insane, right? I have a warm feeling you’re a reader BuLL Crew, after all, you’re here reading this right now, I bet you read other stuff too. Congratulations for being a stellar reader!

What is your current knowledge quest?

You got this, BuLL Crew!

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