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Dear God, Why: An Evening With Catching Fire

gyzym:

Me: Okay, I finished The Hunger Games, and now I’m going to go about my business like a normal person and pick up the next book when I have time. 
Catching Fire: ~Welcome to the Hotel California~
Me: What? 
Catching Fire: ~Last thing I remember, I was running for the door~
Me: Dude, what the hell. You skipped the rest of the chorus.
Catching Fire: ~I had to find the passage to the place I was before~
Me: Okay, I get it. You’re really cute. Shut up now. 
Catching Fire: ~Relax, said the nightman, we are programmed to receive~
Me: STOP SINGING
Catching Fire: ~You can check out any time you like, but you can never leaaaaaaaaave~
Me: If you weren’t an ebook, I would set you on fire.
Catching Fire: Speaking of which, Ray Bradbury called. He wants his dystopian future back. 

A word of advice, guys: any book whose siren song is Hotel California is a book you want to avoid. These novels aren’t Tiffany twisted; they’re just twisted. TWISTED AND EVIL AND AFTER MY SOUL. With that said, please feel free to enjoy the follow-up to my Hunger Games recap, with a special guest appearance from George Cooper from the Tortall books! As before, this is very much intended to be tongue-in-cheek; I actually had trouble putting this together, because these books are HARD TO MOCK due to darkness. Mockingjay is going to be a bitch to do, but I promise I’ll try. 

Catching Fire: A Recap

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Oh man. I can’t wait to see her recap of Mockingjay.

What…Just Happened: An Afternoon With The Hunger Games

gyzym:

March 10, 2012, 10:35 AM: In the wake of traditional Saturday morning family breakfast, I find myself in a bookstore with my twelve year old brother. Unsurprising: the copy of Dave Egger’s How We Are Hungry clutched in my fist like spoils of war. Surprising: the table full of Hunger Games paraphernalia and paperbacks that said brother is lingering over. 

“Haveyou read this?” he asks me. “My friend is reading it. You should read it and tell me if I’ll like it!” 

Having discovered an unanticipated new meaning for the phrase, “Everyone and their brother has told me to read this book,” I purchase it. Sibling status: awesome. Fate status: sealed. 

Me, 11:15 AM: Oh, I’ll just read a couple pages. 

Me, 11:35 AM: Oh, I’ll just read a couple more pages. 

Me, 11:57 AM: Goddamn it I, I have shit to do today. I’ll go buy coffee. I will put this book down. My resolve is strong. 

Me, 12:15 PM: My resolve is so not strong. My resolve is the opposite of strong. What is resolve? Do they have it in Panem?

Me, 12:16 PM to 3:00 PM: NOTHING ON EARTH MATTERS EXCEPTING FINISHING THIS FUCKING BOOK

So join me, tumblr, on an ~exciting recap~ of my journey through this life-killer of a novel. You will laugh! You will…no, you’ll probably just laugh. At me. I don’t care; I must get it out of my brain before I like, break from sanity and buy the next two on my computer and end up bleeding out my eyes trying to finish them as rapidly as possible. I just. Hunger Games, what even are you.

Please note before we begin that this is a) very very very much meant to be tongue-in-cheek and b) I hate Peeta so much. So. Much. If you like Peeta, I do not hate you! I just hate Peeta. Be warned. With that said: 

The Hunger Games: A Recap

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This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read.

So, uh… this happened. But let me backtrack a bit.
In case you hadn’t heard, during last night’s MTV VMAs, they showed a quick teaser scene of the film adaptation for Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. At the end of the teaser, there’s this:

Of course, many people instantly noticed the Twitter hashtag and started using it, thinking it was just a tool that Lionsgate set so that fans could share their thoughts of the scene. I plug it into a tweet without giving it much thought and went to bed.
Cut to this morning, I wake up to a @reply from @TheCapitolPN asking me to “identify myself.” I do so by replying to them and then they ask me to "proceed to The Capitol to verify my identity" which is kind of strange, but I’m starting to pick up on something here. This isn’t a Hunger Games bot that someone set up overnight to reply to people, this feels like something more. I never played the ARGs for The Dark Knight or TRON: Legacy, but I knew enough about them to figure this was probably a puzzle of some kind. I tweet back, asking for some guidance and receive the following clue:

@rural_juror To locate the address of The Capitol, PN, please refer to our Location, as specified above. #whatsmydistrict

Now this is where it took me a little while. On Twitter, you can add a Location for your profile to let people know where you live, for example:

On @TheCapitolPN’s profile, there was this:

Yep. A period. Just a period. Fuck.
So I figure it’s got to be directing people to a website of some kind. ARGs always do. I try everything I can think of:
thecapitolpn.com
thecapitolpn.net
thecapitolpn.org
etc. etc. etc.
Eventually I have a brainstorm, what if the period wasn’t a placeholder? What if the period was the clue? Finally, I figure it out. Which leads me to post:

Boom goes the dynamite. I figure I can’t possibly be the only one who has figured this out, someone has to have gotten there before me, right? According to a Twitter search, wrong. Could this possibly be my “FIRSTIES!” moment?! Guess so:

With that, @TheCapitolPN went dead… but not before sending me the above DM request.
As for thecapitol.pn, it definitely looks like the beginnings of an ARG. When I first found the site this morning, it was all static-y and jumbled up. As more and more people visit and “identify themselves,” it appears that an image is coming more and more into focus.
Oh, and ComingSoon.net must have done a Twitter search too, cause they attributed the discovery to me in their post today too. So that was kind of awesome.
Hopefully tomorrow morning, it’ll be finished loading. Also, I’ll post whatever it is that The Capitol, er Lionsgate, is sending me.

So, uh… this happened. But let me backtrack a bit.

In case you hadn’t heard, during last night’s MTV VMAs, they showed a quick teaser scene of the film adaptation for Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. At the end of the teaser, there’s this:

Of course, many people instantly noticed the Twitter hashtag and started using it, thinking it was just a tool that Lionsgate set so that fans could share their thoughts of the scene. I plug it into a tweet without giving it much thought and went to bed.

Cut to this morning, I wake up to a @reply from @TheCapitolPN asking me to “identify myself.” I do so by replying to them and then they ask me to "proceed to The Capitol to verify my identity" which is kind of strange, but I’m starting to pick up on something here. This isn’t a Hunger Games bot that someone set up overnight to reply to people, this feels like something more. I never played the ARGs for The Dark Knight or TRON: Legacy, but I knew enough about them to figure this was probably a puzzle of some kind. I tweet back, asking for some guidance and receive the following clue:

@rural_juror To locate the address of The Capitol, PN, please refer to our Location, as specified above. #whatsmydistrict

Now this is where it took me a little while. On Twitter, you can add a Location for your profile to let people know where you live, for example:

On @TheCapitolPN’s profile, there was this:

Yep. A period. Just a period. Fuck.

So I figure it’s got to be directing people to a website of some kind. ARGs always do. I try everything I can think of:

  • thecapitolpn.com
  • thecapitolpn.net
  • thecapitolpn.org
  • etc. etc. etc.

Eventually I have a brainstorm, what if the period wasn’t a placeholder? What if the period was the clue? Finally, I figure it out. Which leads me to post:

Boom goes the dynamite. I figure I can’t possibly be the only one who has figured this out, someone has to have gotten there before me, right? According to a Twitter search, wrong. Could this possibly be my “FIRSTIES!” moment?! Guess so:

With that, @TheCapitolPN went dead… but not before sending me the above DM request.

As for thecapitol.pn, it definitely looks like the beginnings of an ARG. When I first found the site this morning, it was all static-y and jumbled up. As more and more people visit and “identify themselves,” it appears that an image is coming more and more into focus.

Oh, and ComingSoon.net must have done a Twitter search too, cause they attributed the discovery to me in their post today too. So that was kind of awesome.

Hopefully tomorrow morning, it’ll be finished loading. Also, I’ll post whatever it is that The Capitol, er Lionsgate, is sending me.