Category Archives: Books

A Bit More Hunger Games Trailer

I guess this was on the super bowl. I don’t know, I didn’t watch it.

The first one is a little bit different, but the second one, starting toward the end, is super fancy! The only things bad I have to say is that she didn’t get the pin from herself… and I don’t know why Cinna would find it necessary to sneak it onto her person, seeing as they have ONE thing they can bring in…

I’m super excited despite the fact that I just found out that it comes twenty days after the day I thought it was coming out, and now have to wait that much longer.

The Hunger Games (7)

This is my first time seeing these pictures, and I am VERY pleased.

And the ones that I am most especially happy about:

Looks like Woody has our drunk Haymitch DOWN!
I like how they’re cold toward Effie but seem to have secrets between themselves and Cinna. If stills portray that- I can’t wait for the movie.

I am still worried, however, of what kind of– rating this is going to have. Not to say that I want to see kids getting slaughtered but I want them to stay true to the book. Will know it will mean that they might have less viewers, because I imagine some of the readers are under age but I would imagine to do everything justice, it would have to rated R. I mean– its efin scary- its gruesome…

We shall see.

I also never posted the trailer- so here:

I love how they have Effie just kind of disgusted with having to be there. I almost cried when she volunteered. I was ridiculously impressed with how they ended the trailer with her coming up onto the platform, and you get the littlest glimpse of the others. And I LOVED how they cut to Prim and Gale unable to watch. If a trailer is this good…

I just worry- because only ONCE has a movie every lived up to its books. (Scott Pilgrim)

I also didn’t realize how close it was until the movie comes out! A little over a month! I remember finding out about the movie and thinking, oh no! To long!

I’ve got a list of people who said ‘I have no one else to go with, please go with me’ to the midnight showing- because apparently everyone whos read the books finds it impossible to get any of their own friends to read them. (Don’t deny you tried and failed too)

Goodie for me. Pics and trailers to tease me, and not so long to wait.

The Hunger Games: Official Trailer

This doesnt really prove anything as to the acting, because its kind of choppy- BUT, as far as EVERYTHING else- it looks pretty freaking spot on! Enjoy!

What did you think?

Dude– when they have him couting down on the platforms, it made it so real I could not help but think about someone purposely stepping off just so they dont have to endure the games. Doesnt that happen the second time they go into the games? One or two of the older people?

And then when they start running, Im like- HOLY COW! So excited.

Thats not I imagined the fence for 12, but I actually like that one better then the one in my mind.

Replay #4…

Fanfiction Distraction

So since I’ve been taking a break on my school work I allowed myself to read stuff not so academically incline and got sucked into reading two amazing supernatural fanfics of the Kingdom Hearts genre, more specifically in the riku/sora and akuroku and zemxy pairing groups! (so you no like-y shounen ai* you no read-y, yeah??)

In that case I bring you the links of my most recent bout of procrastination!

Warnings: Shounen Ai; Porn: None

All three stories were written and are owned by: LoquitorLatinae

Haunted by an Angel – It was Sora’s first real crush, and it had to be with a dead person. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be love. RikuSora, LeonCloud, AxelRoxas, others. AU. Author’s note addition up.**

Song of the Condemned – Sequel to “Haunted by an Angel”. Two years have passed when a new supernatural enemy arises, and now Roxas has to finally come to terms with his feelings for Axel and just try to survive! AxelRoxas, RikuSora, LeonCloud, DemyxZexion. Author’s Note added!**

Memories of the Forgotten – Oneshot from the “Haunted by an Angel” story arc! Halloween gift from Loqui! Reno thinks Shinra’s HQ is haunted and comes to Axel for help. But what the team will find is much deeper than their typical case and brings back buried memories.**

I haven’t had a chance to read the third one, the oneshot, but I’m sure its just as interesting as the original two stories.  So, if you got time to spare (or even if you don’t but you don’t care) give these fics a read.  I’m sure you’ll be entertained by their suspenseful action and imagery! Happy reading, yo!

*shounen ai = boy love; as in boys fall in love with boys…
**all summaries are the original summaries provided by the author, nothing has been changed (except for the addition of two asterisks .__.** )

MMORPG King of Acronyms

Ever walked into a book store and seen those “sci-fi” literary versions of WoW (World of Warcraft)?  I’m sure there is some WoWfreak out there freakish enough to actually buy them and read them (and worse enjoy them!).  I had a friend who read Halo books for fun (so they do exist).  However, the book I bring to you guys today is not as shamefully nerdy as a WoW book but it definitely mentions things that only WoW gamers would understand!

Today, I bring to you For the Win (by Cory Doctorow) a book about gamers from all around the world uniting to receive better wages.  What are they getting paid to do?  Well, to play of course!  In For the Win, gamers are hired by big time factory owners to “gold farm”. Gold farming is when players get together to make as much “in-game” gold as possible then “sell” it for real money (like dollars or yuans or laks/rupees).   Gold is the in-game currency a player buys things with within the game.  The more in-game gold the more real money you can trade it for.  However, those players are paid minimum wages while the owners gain the most revenue.  Well those players fight back and try to unionize the gold-farming industry.

It’s an interesting book in my opinion, however, there are strong economic references that can confuse the hell out of a reader who isn’t familiar with the inner workings of supply and demand and/or product value.  Also for those who aren’t so much the gamer type there are many words and references to MMORPGs (massive multiplayer online role playing game) that can also confuse readers.  He does a good job of explaining or inferring the meaning of some of the lingo being used here, but mostly to really like this book you have to have some knowledge or some understanding for MMOs (and why/how they can be so addicting).  Those would really be the only cons to this book.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Tom Felton on Conan

Watched this the other night and thought I might share.

This was HILARIOUS! Tom Felton reacted perfectly to all the questions Conan asked. I was laughing so hard when Conan mentions fanfictions. I myself wrote Drarry fanfictions in my day and– well, even though my Harry and Draco were written before the movies, it creeps me out to think that actors for their characters might have been reading any slash. Just another reason I’m glad I’m not famous.

Hunger Games Movie Updates (6)

I was traveling through the grocery store, looking at the gum at the check out when I glimpsed what I thought was Katniss. I shook my head thinking that I was imagining things, but alas- another look showed me that:

It IS Katniss! I’m happy with how she looks. I also bought that magazine and read the article, and its ironic, whether she was just saying what we needed to hear, or telling the truth, how much she’s LIKE Katniss. I also understood what she meant about not wanting to get into a movie that becomes popular like Twilight popular. I am REALLY hoping that they make the movies as dark as the books so that it kind of– stops certain ages from being able to watch it… I maaaay let my kids read the books, because maybe they don’t have the imagination I do- but I’d think twice about letting scaring them about there very probable future. haha

Its been months since I read it and I still have nightmares similar to it- or find myself thinking about it and getting freaked out. She told the director though that if they didn’t hire her they better find someone who knows that when Katniss kills she doesn’t act bad ass, she acts broken. This woman knows who she’s playing.

Also, for those of you who that haven’t come across it- our Haymitch:  Woody Harrelson. Ummm, I can deal with it. Not at all what I imagined for him when I read the book, but- obviously not everything can be as I pictured. I am basing that on looks though- I’m possitive that he can pull of the drunk of a teacher that is Haymitch.

They also have a few of the other region kids too- which you can find on the updates IMDb HERE. It doesn’t have who I am most excited about though, which is Rue- Amandla Stenberg. I am actually really happy with both of the 11 tributes.

As I was looking around today, I came across this– which I found interesting. This is what Jennifer has to say about her Peeta and Gale-

“PEETA (Josh Hutcherson): “Josh is so charming,” she says. “He’s so charming! And when you read in the books about Peeta being able to manipulate anybody — I mean Josh could get, well, I don’t know a metaphor for [this scenario] except for dirty ones. But he’s charming, he’s sweet, he’s down to earth, he’s normal. He embodies all of it and brings it all to Peeta. So when you meet him he’s got all of these great qualities and every single one of them come across in every line he says out loud as Peeta.”

GALE (Liam Hemsworth): “Liam is just a solid brick of muscle and you look at him and you’re like ‘Oh, okay great!’” she says. “But he’s got depth and he’s interesting and at the same time he’s natural and he flows.””

I found this to be interesting because, if again she is saying what she truly thinks and is being rightly quoted, our other characters are being played by people similar to themselves.