I haven’t had so much fun with a hidden object mystery in such a long time as I have had with Surface: Mystery of Another World Collector’s Edition. Even though it was a mystery, there was not really a horror element to it, but there was very much a story that needed to be told and uncovered. It definitely had an Olde Worlde feel to it, with the steam train and the nondescript town that we end up in.
While on the train, our role is as mother to a fair-haired boy of about ten. A dark-haired woman enters the train cabin with a boy of about the same age dressed in satin robes, and asks if the kids can play together. The kids seem to like each other, and have no problem with the idea. So, we agree, and the boy’s mother goes off while we babysit the kids. It turns out that the woman was not the boy’s mother, but a sort of nanny, but the kid is some kind of magic-using mystic from another world, and we have a sinister villain out to get him, and our own kid. Oddly, enough, boys look like they could be twins! Read more...(341 words, 31 images, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)
Adminisphere (aed-min-is-feer) n. The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
It doesn’t matter if the adminisphere is in a small business or the top of a great nation or global corporation. Those who are in the adminisphere tend to forget about those whom they are affecting with their silly decisions that usually have no place in what those under them are trying to accomplish. We don’t know why those living in the lofty adminisphere do things the way they do. Maybe we are not supposed to understand it, but just accept it. As if! It seems the only way to fix the adminisphere is to infiltrate it, but that takes some things many of us don’t have access to. Lots of charisma, and lots of cash. So why do those in the adminisphere seem to forget exactly why they were put there in the first place once they get there? It’s a mystery no classic sleuth can ever unravel, but it keeps on going. Sure, we can attempt to topple the adminisphere, but sadly, like John Cougar Mellencamp says “Authority Always Wins”. Read more...(212 words, 1 image, estimated 51 secs reading time)