Now that uni started again, there’s no better time to supply people with the possibilities to procrastinate, probably indefinitely. And deadra, who was so nice to jump in when I didn’t write a list last week, basically challenged me to do my own version of her list. [Well, in my head anyway.]
So, I give you: Top 10 Free Time Wasters (provided you have an internet connection.
Please enter at your own risk.
10. This Is Not Tom and 9. Not Pron and 8. Zahada
These are three extremely hard riddles. And if you’re like me, you’ll be completely overwhelmed but unwilling in any way to give up. Like ever. And then you’ll spend hours staring at the screen until you really need to pee and then you quickly find something else to do lest you fall into that trap again. That way, you’ll never get it finished, but you keep your sanity.
7. Free Rice
Training your vocabulary and donating for a good cause at the same time? What’s not to like about that?
Samorost is a flash adventure/puzzle game with beautiful graphics. And did I mention it was addictive?
Kingdom of Loathing is so awesome it would deserve a better spot on this list. Unfortunately, the people there had the good sense to limit the number of adventures you can play per day, therefore limiting its time wasting potential.
4. TV Tropes
I’m not going to say anything about that since xkcd has said it the best way possible:
I don’t visit flixter any more. At all. Because of that damn quiz. Even though the questions constantly repeat themselves and are user submitted and therefore suck more often than not, I can spend days with it. Not healthy.
We’ve all been there: you just wanted to check out that scene from that movie you want to quote real quick and then you come to three hours later after having spent hours watching cats playing musical instruments and getting the better of generally everybody and look there’s this show from the US/UK that I always wanted to see – oooh, look here and that and this!
The related video feature is evil.
1. Regularly Writing a Blog
The hours I spend here are absolutely amazing. If you add them all together and add them to the end of my life, I’ll probably live to be 150.
But the thing – like with all the things on this list – it’s fun. And I love spending my time on it. And I love my readers and I love having a record of what I’m doing.
So, thank you, internet, for being so utterly, adorably pointless. I really need something like you in my life.