Donkey Kong Country is not an easy game. I have this vague idea that I’m going to finish all of the SNES games I own before I buy any new ones, and starting with Donkey Kong I seemed like a good idea last night. It’s got physics that are kind of foreign to someone used to playing Mario Bros III, but even after getting around that fact, the game is just not easy. The level at the end of world III (“Millstone Mayhem”) was especially giving me some trouble. I have no doubt that I’m going to be able to finish DKC, but I’m also sure that it’ll take a bit of dedication. That and Chrono Trigger (which is going well by the way).
I went to the Upright Citizens Brigade again last night, this time bringing along a few roommates and Jen, who had all heard about it and wanted to see what was up. We left about 90 minutes before the show was scheduled to start, and we still ran through the frigid air to make it to a decent spot in the line. In the process of running, Eric, Leo, and I left London and Jen behind, as they were lagging a little bit. So we three got to the theater about fifteen minutes later, only to find that the 9:30 show had been canceled and another act had been tacked on to the 7 o’clock. We managed to get in (we were luckily the last three they let in), but London and Jen were too late! I was disappointed, and felt bad for running ahead, even though there was of course nothing I could have done about it. In fact, if I’d stayed with them, none of us would have gotten in. It’s just a good thing we ran, as we made it to the back row of the room right as they were coming on stage. It worked out, and I hope we’ll all be able to make it next time. So it was a good evening for me, and I got to bed quite early in preparation for my first day of classes.