I can’t believe it’s not an achievement


It’s been a while since I stopped aiming for completion in Spelunky. It’s a bit like Proust’s À la Recherche du Temps Perdu: Someday, you tell yourself, someday I’ll do it. I’ll sit down and wrestle that son of a bitch to the ground. Until then I’ll just have a gander every now and again and enjoy it without setting my sights on anything above and beyond that. That’s for Spelunky, that is. I don’t know if there is a Proust analog. Just leafing through Swann’s Way or sniffing Sodom and Gomorrah and dreaming of the day when you’ll do it for real.

I’m getting sidetracked. Actually I just wanted to celebrate a Spelunky first, the first such in a long time. It is – as the headline hints – not an achievement but it bally well should be. I got knocked out by a stupid monkey on the altar of Kali. And she accepted my offering. What a way to go.

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