So the stylus for my beloved Nintendo DS seems to have vanished into thin air, which is a little annoying. But even more annoying is buying a new one. Apparently if you want a new stylus, you also have to buy a case, “screen protector” (read: sticky back plastic), game cases and/or headphones (or “earbuds”, as most of the packs seem to call them. Does anyone call them that in real life?)

Eventually I managed to find one sans all the extras. Well, when I say one, I actually mean four. To quote Oscar Wilde:

To lose one DS stylus may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose 4? Seriously? What the hell is wrong with you?

Actually it’s not really four. Two are short styluses (styli?) for the DS Lite, and two are long styluses for the DSi. Of course this is even more illogical. I now have two DSi styluses which are almost useless as they don’t fit in the hole of my DS Lite.

To top it off, they come in absurdly large packaging, and it’s that damned plastic which I needed the help of my trusty swiss army knife to open.


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  1. Oh how I understand your frustration. My stylus for the DS has been long gone years ago. I lost the one to my Nintendo 2DS XL months ago, so my strategy was “buy a big fat stylus!” And I did. Fast forward two weeks (to now) and here I am sitting in utter frustration as to where it went. I literally sat down, was using it to play Puzzles and Dragons. Set it down, and gone. Gone forever. There has to be a damn stylus ghost thief out there. I looked under, over, around, and in between the couch I was sitting on. It absolutely vanished in thin air. If you’ve ever played Puzzles and Dragons, you’d know it’s nearly impossible to play without one. Sigh.

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