The Dark Souls games are some of my favorite of all time – and that’s no exaggeration. I’m not alone, of course. The series’ punishing difficulty, unique storytelling, and interesting game mechanics have wowed countless others. However, it’s hard to get Dark Souls fans to agree on which game is the best. The common thread is that Dark Souls II is by far the worst.
Early this summer I decided to read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline since it sold really well and was getting a movie. I’ve wanted to post my thoughts since then but haven’t had the time until now. Here are my thoughts on it in no particular order (spoilers for the book, obviously):1. I was REALLY worried this book was just an excuse for the author to do gratuitous 80s nostalgia fan service…and that’s kind of what it was! Cline used 80s culture to fill in the gaps of his own creativity.
The news: Director Ignacio F. Rodo's one-minute horror movie, Tuck Me In, is creepier than some of Hollywood's big-budget flicks. The movie: The idea was the spawned by a post on reddit's AskReddit forum, where users submitted their best two-sentence horror stories. Tuck Me In brings the the thread's most popular entry to life:I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, 'Daddy check for monsters under my bed.'
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".