Well, the good news is that the car seems to be running much better now. The downside is that it cost me almost a thousand bucks. Oh well. It could have been much worse, and I could easily have decided to hold off on the service - if I hadn't driven on 37 this week, I wouldn't have had the car at that speed until tomorrow, which is a much longer trip and would probably have been really bad news. On the positive side, I don't think I was crazy all those times I thought I smelled burning as I got out of the car - the transmission fluid was really bad. There was also an oil leak, and the shuddering that I brought the car in for was a locked brake caliper that needed to be replaced. And a few other things. But they got it all done today, and they washed it for free like always. Can't argue with that.
I think playing through inFAMOUS 2 as Evil Cole is a bit harder, because the stunts required to unlock some of the evil abilities are trickier. I could probably pull them off much more easily if I waited a bit to get more plot-related abilities, but I hate waiting. The evil missions are also trickier (there's one that took me quite a few tries to beat, and the good version of it was absolutely no effort at all), and I've been killed by angry pedestrians more than once. At least the game set the difficulty to Hard, since I forgot to do that myself. That's not really contributing to my comparison - the enemies may be tougher, but I honestly think the good abilities (so far, at least) were much better. That's the opposite of the first game, at least as I remember it. I'm sure some people preferred some of the good abilities, but I liked the evil ones more. I'm hoping I just forgot which abilities were neutral and simply unlocked at higher tiers. I'd check, but I accidentally saved over my Good game. Not that I had anything left to do, but I wanted to keep it. I can always just beat the game yet again. It's fun enough. But I'll definitely have to do something else between beating it Evil and starting fresh. Debating whether to start from scratch on Folklore or pick up where I left off.
Speaking of where I left off, there's one more episode of My Little Pony queued up before I get back to the game. And other stuff I should do, like finish the Space Quest video, but today's probably not that day.