I’ve been coming at you all hot and heavy lately with the quasi-serious metaphysical discussions. Death, the afterlife, precognition – none of these are your usual topics of conversation in a nail blog. So after that hopefully interesting diversion, let’s take a moment and go back to what we do best around here, nerd nails!
This manicure is for my husband, King of the Nerds (King of the Dipshits, in the parlance of Sixteen Candles.) As of some 325 playable hours ago, my husband became quite enamoured with Ubisoft’s latest Tom Clancy-branded video game, The Division. In it, you run around a nearly deserted, pandemic-stricken New York City as one of a team of random badasses handing out supplies to ill stragglers whilst gunning down enemies and former allies-turned-enemies (also known as rogues; also also known as asshole 12-year-olds who just play video games to f**k shit up.)
Fans (Mr. Finger Candy included) will insist that they play this game because of its online tactical first person shooter open world RPG and blah diddy blah, blah, blah. That’s the smokescreen they throw up to hide the real thing they love about this game – collecting. Oh yeah, The Division is a collector game all right. Clothes, mostly (“I got a Sentry Call Backpack last night!” was the first thing my husband said to me this morning, by way of greeting) but also weaponry and parts of weaponry, and probably one day very soon some household/base items as well (the nesting instinct is strong among the agents of The Division.) It’s the Sims if they offered a Post-Apocalyptic Stuff Pack.
Don’t say I don’t love you, man (never any question, particularly if you look back at that 325-hour number.)