Just finished writing my review for Josh Earl, which should be posted on the website by tomorrow. Exciting! If anyone is thinking about seeing some stand-up at the Adelaide Fringe over the next couple of days, definitely check him out. He’s only playing until Saturday (tomorrow), and his show is chaotically amazing. When my brother asked me what the show was like, the first thing I told him was: “He writes a letter to Ita Buttrose while the theme tune for ‘Murder, She Wrote’ is playing!”
Tonight I went and saw Alexis Dubus’s show about nudity, which would have been many, many times more enjoyable if it weren’t for the lady-kid in the back row laughing like a child at every second. It just made everyone uncomfortable.
Poor scheduling has created the disastrous scenario where I had to miss LOST last week, and I will miss it this week also, so I will be nice and confused by next Wednesday, because there’s no way this connection will agree to downloading/streaming the episodes online. But I’m missing it for Josh Earle, so that’s cool. Maybe I’ll just read the transcripts on Lostpedia. Lord, I’m a sad individual.
In the meantime I’ve neglected Robin Hood (BBC) Season 1, as well as Brothers & Sisters Season 2 DVD I got for my birthday, not just because all of the three episodes of it that I’ve watched so far have actually made me weep like a lady (not not in the same way that Robin Hood makes me weep), but because I’ve become hooked on The Wire.
I absolutely love this show, mostly in the way that, much like LOST, it assumes that its audience has the mental capacity to be able to follow a storyline that spans more than just an episode or two. I also like the way that it follows the stories of the police and the people on the street and handles them with the same respect as the other. I can’t think of many other shows that could execute a scene like (my favourite so far) from 1x03, where D’Angelo is allegorising the rules of Chess with the rules of the drug trade.
It’s awesome, also, that each season seems to focus on a different aspect of police activity and street crime. I cannot wait to get to the media season.
No one in the real world likes to discuss video games with me, which is why I have a blog.
Trying to defeat Wesker and Jill in Resident Evil 5 on Professional while trying to achieve an S Rank is almost impossible. I’ve found that there are two ways to get the Wesker part out of the way; either run around the outer corridors, hoping to blast him with the rocket launcher when he’s unsuspecting; or, again with the rocket launcher, continually blast a wall that he’s standing next to, but which is also far enough away from Jill that you don’t kill her aswell.
But if I happen to get past that part without having Sheva die, the Jill section is impossible because I never know if I’ve shot Jill in the chest device (good) or on her body proper (bad), and therefore cannot tell when I’ve shot the device seven times, which is when I am then supposed to try and rip it off. Which of course never works, because I’ve miscalculated how many times I’ve shot the device, she counters my attempt to remove it manually, knocks me on the floor and Sheva is way too slow and dumb to heal me in time. Which means I need to restart the entire thing again, because I can’t record more than two deaths without giving up the S Rank.
And that’s why people don’t like to talk to me about video games.