I’m just gonna come right out and say it, Yukon Trail is way more fun than Oregon Trail.
This post gave me quite a trip down memory lane. Yukon Trail, Amazon Trail and Amazon 3rd edition, Oregon Trails 1-4…
(My very limited-in-view nostalgia goggles proclaim Oregon Trail 2 as the retroactive class of the lot for me, but I would be curious to go back and play them all again and judge anew, since I would likely have more success with them now—e.g. never got anywhere in Amazon original.)
And Yukon definitely had some interesting points to it—the fact that so much of the travelling is done by hiking, for one. Also I recall it having an ending minigame based around trying to find the best places to search for gold…
Romanticized vs. Realistic
as a member of Scotland I can confirm
Ireland reconfirms. But since I’ve also lived in LA and visited Tempe AZ, I prefer damp to desert.
Dessert is another matter entirely…
DEAR PEOPLE WHO MADE “THE GIVER” MOVIE:
THERE ARE NO FUCKING HOVERCRAFTS IN THE BOOK
NO HOVERCRAFTS ABDUCT JONAS IN THE BOOK
JONAS AND FIONA DO NOT FALL IN LOVE IN THE BOOK
THE INJECTIONS ARE PILLS IN THE BOOK
JONAS IS TWELVE IN THE BOOK.
I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT HOW DO YOU FUCK UP THAT BADLY
"Let’s try to be more like Hunger Games. Only bad."
in one of The Giver trailers, the narrator literally says “In a world where love is forbidden, they will fight to bring it back.” like okay that’s not what the book is about at all
Now. Technically that is part of “what it’s about”, but if they’re choosing to present THAT SPECIFIC ASPECT—and more so that form of love in particular, and no others because obviously the others are unimportant in this society—then at minimum the people in charge of marketing have utterly missed the central point of the book.
This does not AUTOMATICALLY mean the actual makers of the film have done the same.
But it’s not a good sign.
I HEARD HER IQ IS OVER 9000
Actual dub quote, Sailor Moon, Viz Media (via yen-sama)
Actually, given how TV shows tend to treat “IQ” at the best of the times, I’m on-board with the idea of just directly, openly treating it as an absurdist joke. Because it is.