Jun. 10, 2014

angryseawitch:

lightsharpnesssong:

dont-be-a-pichu:

femmeboyant:

still upset that the films never acknowledge that Peeta loses a limb in the first arena and goes through the Quarter Quell with a prosthetic leg

or that Katniss has suffered permanent hearing loss in one of her ears and now requires a hearing aid

or, you know, the Avoxes

because, you know, why show disabled people doing things

(via lucysaxonbooks)

#the hunger games #ableism


Apr. 20, 2014
The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick.
— reddit user mr_chip saying it how it is
[please don’t delete the quote credit] (via mockingfire)

(Source: jerichoes, via welcome-to-district-12)

#the hunger games


Mar. 14, 2014

tyrianterror:

You know, what I find interesting, is there is at least two works in the past fifteen years or so about kids killing each other, mostly isolated from any adult supervision. 

What’s the classic example of that? Lord of the Flies.

When I studied that in grade eight, it was held up as this example of society, a look at what we would be like without authority. (Written by an old white British dude raise your hand if you’re surprised.)

So, lets look at Battle Royale and Hunger Games as the modern-day version of that.

What’s the key distance that time has made with these microcosms of children murdering children?

These days, it’s not being shown that we default to savage murder without authority. These works show authority forcing us into it.

I think that’s fucking fascinating.

And much more accurate.

(via bethrevis)

#books #violence #battle royale #the lord of the flies #the hunger games #authority #war


Mar. 9, 2014

#the hunger games


Jan. 29, 2014

#mags #catching fire #the hunger games


Jan. 14, 2014

i-was-once-a-tortoise:

teamfreewifi:

-as requested by anonymous

IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE SHE’S SAYING IT

(via turd-nerd)

#the hunger games


Dec. 19, 2013

#cookie monster #the hunger games #sesame street


Dec. 15, 2013

#woody harrelson #the hunger games


Nov. 29, 2013

the trail to katniss’ heart is made of cheese buns

(Source: abrahamsdaughter-raisedherbow, via fuckyeahthehungergames)

#the hunger games


Nov. 27, 2013

thenovl:

A Textual Analysis of The Hunger Games | Slate.com (spotted on io9)

Love this like whoa. 

#books #charts #the hunger games #twilight #harry potter


Nov. 20, 2013

#the hunger games #josh hutcherson #jennifer lawrence


Nov. 1, 2013

People are looking at you, Katniss. You’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.

(Source: eeverdean, via fuckyeahthehungergames)

#the hunger games #catching fire


Oct. 27, 2013

Cinna has turned me into a Mockingjay.

(via welcome-to-district-12)

#the hunger games


Oct. 19, 2013
downwiththecapitolfansite:

Well ain’t that the truth though lol. #CatchingFire #HungerGames 

downwiththecapitolfansite:

Well ain’t that the truth though lol. #CatchingFire #HungerGames 

#charts #the hunger games


Sep. 23, 2013

katnissisoliveskinneddealwithit:

submitted by paperbackscausemetrauma

(I’m submitting this because it’s waay too long to fit in a message)

You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s been bothering me for ages and I wanted to say it.

Going by basic grade 10 biology, it should be obvious that most people, by the time of Katniss’s Panem, would have the colouration or features of the current North to Mid Indians- meaning, light to mid brown skin, similar hair, and grey-black-brown eyes (southern Indians are much darker due to their vicinity to the equator). Basically, exactly what is described in the books.

 Due to Panem’s (presumably) low population (see; Beetee’s concern in Mockingjay), offspring produced by distantly incestuous relationships would be the norm. As any biology student could tell you, DARK skin and Dark hair and DARK eyes are the genetic standard, and any lighter coloured features- blonde hair, green eyes- are a mutation. In an area of low and diminishing population- for example, District 12-, the chances of these mutations would be increasingly small, as they would be breeded out, which means very few people in Katniss’s world would be the typically described ‘Aryan’. I.e., the very small  merchant class. The majority of the people- the Seam (KATNISS)- would have olive skin. Not ‘dark white’, not ‘tanned’: BROWN.

Even with the world’s current population, we are experiencing this phenomenon- redheads are expected to be extinct with a century- so imagine how much faster this would happen in a population of their size. (If this is happening, with our current population of roughly seven billion, so quickly, imagine how fast it would be, given that it is about five hundred year between the present day and Katniss’s time, and that her entire world has a population of 1-2 million).

Considering the USA’s current ratio of ‘dark-skinned’ to ‘white’ people, the chances of this happening, and thus the majority of the characters in the Hunger Games being dark skinned, are even higher, proving that the cast of the movies are undoubtedly whitewashed. I mean, if one fourteen year old girl can rationalise Katniss’s race in under 2000 words, why can’t the hundreds of people working on the Hunger Games franchise figure this out?

(btw the answer is whitewashing and erasure)

hey look I found a picture of exactly how Katniss would look as a kid (ignoring the eyes):

image

#the hunger games #whitewashing


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