arise: (haruhi suzumiya ♥ open-minded)
Given that the movie of it is apparently A Big Deal, I went out today and tried to buy the first book of The Hunger Games, because I like to be up on what all the hip young kids are into and so forth. In what was genuinely a pretty cool twist, the bookstore I went to at the local mall was sold out of it, which was actually really nice to see. It's a pleasant thought that best-selling books can still be sold out in this day and age; it offsets the whole 'bookstores closing everywhere' doom and gloom. /cool story bro

It's been somewhat of an effort thanks to EA servers being crappy, but I've finally managed to set up Mass Effect 3. It's annoying, since it takes about two to three minutes just to load up the damn start screen, and I haven't actually gotten a chance to play yet. Sat down at about 1pm thinking "oh yay, everyone's out, time for a few hours with Shepard!". Turned out to be a few hours trying to load the Collector's Edition DLC and wrangling the constantly timing out EA servers. Bleh. Maybe tomorrow?

Practically no-one on my friends list is actually in Melbourne, but if you are or happen to be in the next couple of weeks, you should check this out. The person who runs it is actually my father-in-law, and it's a really fun show!

Date: 2012-03-30 09:06 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] mitbix
mitbix: Monkey Island 3 (can you say "bad idea"?)
One day I will actually be there for the Comedy Festival.

Date: 2012-03-30 09:47 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] mitbix
mitbix: SPAGHETTI CAT (SUDDENLY...!)
I don't actually know a lot about it beyond what gets aired on TV but I always love them.

... Damn, now was not a good time to remember I have enough Frequent Flyer points for a one-way trip.

Date: 2012-03-30 03:09 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] amielleon
amielleon: The three heroes of Tellius. (Default)
Hunger Games is fun and I enjoyed it. It's got some problems, but it also does some really clever story structure things.

Date: 2012-03-31 12:05 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] amielleon
amielleon: The three heroes of Tellius. (Default)
Eehh, "pretty good for female characters" is a bit of a stretch, but it does all right. The most demanding of feminists think it's horrible at it.
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