I love the score. It feels so much more complex than the first, which only really had a few tracks that stood out as truly remarkable (Rue's Farewell, Horn of Plenty, etc). But this one is just fantastic. I really love the theme for Katniss.
I've got planned a novel series, that I've been thinking up the last few years. I want to really iron out the kinks and make the plot and character developments perfect before I actually start to write it though.
^That's the attitude I'm talking about. You know, there are actually talented writers out there on the internet who deserve attention. Yes, they may be writing about a pre-existing fictional universe, but I have seen a lot of people bring magnificent stories by creatively using some of the many elements of someone else's vast universe to make something great. People can write amazingly articulate stories, some far, far longer than standard novel length. Why would they do that? They don't do it for profit. They do it because they enjoy it. The entire point to a fandom is to celebrate fiction. Yes, there are awful, stupid fanfictions in the world that shouldn't see the light of day, because some people are unintelligent fucks who can't write or use their imagination. But fanfiction can be used as a stepping stone for budding writers these days who can one day make their own thing.
I'd also like to add that Queen Rowling herself has said that she encourages fanfiction for that very reason. But of course, you're welcome to a snobbish, ignorant opinion as much as anyone is.
I watched this simply because it was Peter Capaldi's most famous role, and I'm rather huffed I didn't discover this sooner. Terrifically funny, intelligently written and excellently performed, it makes you believe that government really is, out of the public eye, run by a bunch of panicky incompetents who resort to backstabbing, leaking information, and basically winging it in order to keep up appearances. The 'Office' like setup is used to a good effect, and the actors are so convincing you can't tell whether it's scripted or mostly improv. I really wish it had a longer run than the total of twenty three episodes, because it's one of the funniest, most witty shows I've ever seen.