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  1. I don't watch Black Mirror, but I did watch the Bandersnatch episode. Someone else told us to watch it, so we did. We had no idea what it was though and we didn't even get anything at the beginning telling us what it was, so we thought it was just a normal show. The PS4 controller vibrated on our coffee table, which is actually a wodden trunk, and scared the crap out of us because we had  no idea what was happening lol. We got to see about three different endings in one session. 

    Personally, I really liked it. But I don't see it being duplicated very well. I just don't see other stories working with the choose your own adventure mechanic. 

  2. I've never met anyone that actually says "new year, new me" I think that might just be some sort of media thing (around here anyway). But I know many people that make resolutions and stick with them for the entire time. So I think saying most people give up is also inaccurate. I personally don't make resolutions, but I can see the appeal of using New Years as a simple starting point and a clear timeframe

  3. Oh, that's awesome you're doing that! Years ago, my family and I used to look after a group of yard cats (as we called them). We used to have these neighbours who owned a cat and it turns out that she got pregnant. Rather than taking responibility for a pregnant cat, they abandoned her when they moved away. She took shelter under the shed in our yard. We didn't think much of it, and we didn't realize she was pregnant, it wasn't uncommon for cats to hang out in strangers' yards. We thought she belonged to our NEW neighbours, who happened to have a cat with similar markings. One day, she's lying far down the yard, basking in the sun, when she stands up and three kittens go running and playing all over the place, they had been sleeping on her and we couldn't see them when she was lying down lol. Soon, we realize this mum cat (and thus, her name became Mum Cat) was living in our yard. So we go over to the neighbours and ask them about their cat. Not only is their cat sitting on the stairs, theirs is a boy! It didn't take us long to realize the old neighbours had left her behind. The SPCA wouldn't come to get Mum Cat and her babies, unfortunately it's quite poorly run here. And we certainly weren't about to let them die. Unfortunately, Mum Cat, once a domesticated kitty, had turned a bit feral, and the babies were born feral. They wouldn't come to us, but we could feed them and make sure the birds didn't steal the food. Eventually they got comfortable with us. Being unfixed cats, and ourselves owning an unfixed, outdoor, male cat, you can easily deduce that the yard cat family...grew. Only one of the original three kittens survived the first winter and Felicks (our cat) had a tendency to chase off any other males. The only male cat he didn't chase off was the only one that lived out of the first litter, who we started to call Oscar. Years went by, and by the end of it all, we were looking after around 21 wild cats (NO ONE had rat problems in our neighbourhood lmao). At this point, Felicks and Oscar are starting to get quite up there in years, but they still look after the family. We had been consistently trying the entire time to get the SPCA to come help us. Sadly, what made the SPCA finally come, and what Oscar and Felicks couldn't protect the family from, was poison. Six of the cats were found dead due to someone leaving poison out for them. One of those cats was found by one of our neighbours' little girls, she was like...4 years old. We made sure Felicks stayed inside for a few days so he wouldn't get caught up with the rest of the cats, and the SPCA came and did their thing. The managed to catch all but one of the cats, Oscar. Oscar was gone, he just vanished. Living in an area with coyotes and cougars (and bears, but they don't bother kitties), we assumed the worst. Fortunately, almost all of the cats captured were able to be domesticated and all but two of them found new homes. The two that couldn't be domesticated got sent to a cat sanctuary for wild cats, so they could live outside and be comfortable. And then a few months after it all happened, we see a cat lounging in the yard, it's none other than Oscar himself. He ran away when the SPCA came, and then came back when he felt it was safe. He remained with us (albeit in the yard) for several years afterwards. 

    Sorry for the super long comment! I'm just very fond of all those cats. Felicks has been gone for years now, and Oscar we can only hope the best for him (we weren't able to capture him and take him with us when we moved out of town, so we let the SPCA know what's up and hopefully he found a good home). And then our indoor cat (who lives with mum), Mollie, she'll be 17 in March (all skin and bones and a little senile, but it's looking like she'll live for another ten years. That's a siamese for you)

    Aaaaanyway, I think it's awesome you've taken that kitten in :)

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