I'm coming back to PC gaming, so I'm thinking a lot these days about the PC games I used to play. Back in the day, I played Myst, of course. I think everyone in the early '90s tried it.

A month or so ago I was rummaging through my childhood bedroom and found the official Journal of Myst that came with the game. It's a stapled, blank notebook with a cardboard cover and pages yellowed to look old on day one. The fine print on the back dates the notebook's printing as some time in 1993. I would have been 16 or 17 then, a high school kid.

What follows is what I wrote in the notebook. At the time, these were solutions I was sketching in order to solve the game's puzzles. They were the answers. Today, I don't remember what any of the puzzles were, so now it's these answers, scrawled in my handwriting, that are the puzzles in need of some solutions. What did they solve? I don't remember. I could check a Myst walkthrough, but, as always, that would be cheating.