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March26_2012_Monday_at Zumi's
Monday March 26, 2012_I needed a purse, Lauren needed shoes, so we went malling. At Zumiez's, the skateboards, where we didn't buy anything.

March28_2012_Wednesday_Zelda
Wednesday March 28, 2012_Lauren and I went with the Hadleys to see The Legend of Zelda: The Symphony, performed by the George Lucas Symphony and chorus at Davis Symphony Hall in San Francisco. In a word...fabulous. The screen showed the games, but also showed the orchestra, chorus, and prettily dressed audience members
This tells a little about it.
here
This is the schedule:
here

March30_2012_FridayHunger Games
Friday March 30_2012_Hunger Games_It's a little hard to read but we attended the 7:30pm showing. Lauren and I had both read the trilogy, David hadn't. Nonetheless, he enjoyed the movie as much as we did and had only a very few questions.

the flickr of our lives

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secretsolitaire
Apr. 5th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
The skateboards make an awesome shot!
gaeln
Apr. 6th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re:
thank yo, I love all the colors combined with text :)) My skateboard sure was as cool as these :DD
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gaeln
Apr. 6th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
This was only one of several displays, the only one I could get without the clothing also showing.

The concert was amazing, the second we've attended that was 'gaming' related. I hope we do more :D

If you like a narrative set in a dystopian future, the story takes place in a post-holocaust North America, revolving around kids with revolution not too far off, you'll like these books. As young adult novels go, they are very well written.
spike7451
Apr. 5th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Such great photos. :D
gaeln
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
thank you!! and such great memories surrounding each of them :))

I like your icon, very festive :D
flashfly
Apr. 5th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
I like that all three pictures have a sequence of regularly spaced lines in them - they all match! I haven't seen the movie (read the trilogy), and don't really care if I do though right now, I'm leaning toward not seeing it because I heard about some of the changes and I got pissed off.
gaeln
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what changes you mean, everything I've heard has been extremely positive, I now our responses were, except for the idiots who were upset (seriously???) that Rue is black, the actress couldn't be more perfect IMO :D

What have you heard?
flashfly
Apr. 7th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Let's see, I heard the pin does not come from the mayor's daughter, Hamish doesn't pitch head first into the crowd, the cornucopia is square, the dogs at the end don't have the tribute's faces, they don't really show the meadow and them hunting in the woods all that much, you see one squirrel? that's all i can remember.
gaeln
Apr. 8th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
You're right except the cornucopia isn't square, it's angular, made of metal, sculptural and huge, didn't bother us at all.

Lauren was bothered by the dogs faces but I decided that trying to do 21 dogs with the faces of dead kids we hardly knew would have been very confusing, and particularly unsettling to the younger kids in the audience, the five or six vicious dogs they did do was enough for me.

I was bothered with Katniss getting the pin a different way but not so much that it detracted from the film. And as for Hamish, I don't remember that so I obviously didn't miss it.

The thing I missed that wasn't included was how District 11 still sent the bread intended for Rue to Katniss but they showed the district rebelling instead, moving that arc forward, which worked fine. Still, I could hear the sniffles all around me as Katniss sang to Rue as she died, it was enough.

No movie can ever be a direct translation of a book, very little hunting is shown but enough is to prove her prowess at it and what Gale means to her and her to him. I was surprised at how many in the theater hadn't read the books, you could tell because of the way they would gasp or react obviously not knowing what was coming next, mostly adults accompanying their kids, still they all knew exactly how Gale felt when he would watch Katniss with Peeta on the screens.

This is one of the best adaptations I've seen. People can pick anything apart or they can enjoy what it is for itself. I watched David's response since he hadn't read the books and he thoroughly enjoyed himself, in fact was surprised by how much he enjoyed himself. Lauren and I having read the books thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Enough for me.

If you ever do see it, let me know what you think.
flashfly
Apr. 9th, 2012 07:03 am (UTC)
I decided my response this morning (prior to coffee!) was too rambly and all over the place. This one will be short. :) If I ever see the movie, I will definitely tell you what I think.
gaeln
Apr. 9th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, thanks for short. I look forward to your review :D
gaeln
Apr. 11th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
guess what? even though you deleted the previous four comments, I got them all in my email so...guess what? I'm going to read them all, have already read the first and very informative one, and then, I'm going to get back to you ;DD


flashfly
Apr. 12th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
I knew you had them all in email and was cool with that, it was my half-formed thoughts in your public journal that had me fretful. When I reread them, they struck me as somewhat loony. Which is not to say, I'm not looney, but I would have preferred eloquently loony. :)
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