Posts Tagged: the hunger games

Photo Set






Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.


This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

(via wolvensnothere)

Source: taylor-swift
Photo Set

You’re a little hard to swallow. With your tacky romantic drama and your defender-of-the-helpless act. Only it isn’t an act, which makes you more unbearable. Please feel free to take this personally.

(via themarysue)

Source: everdeenkattniss
Photo Set

catching fire memesix thg parallels
          ↳  the interview [1/6]

(via theladymonsters)

Source: hawthorrn



…about your fandom?

Whatever it is you are a huge fan of, comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, cosplay, whatever.

What is it in that fandom that makes you happy right now?

The Hannibal Fandom is just the best thing.  We’re so excited that our show is coming back, and it’s the politest, happiest, fandom for a show about a vicious serial killer you ever did see. 

For real, it is probably the funniest, most joyful fandom I’ve ever experienced. I love that it’s kind of this “equal but opposite reaction” to the tone of the show itself. 

Sleepy Hollow’s not coming back until the fall, but I can rest easy at night knowing that Orlando Jones is still out there, somewhere, trolling.

I love people getting together to livetweet a show like it’s a big party every week. 

I love hunting down that one song in an episode that you can’t get out of your head afterwards.

And jewelry, makeup, perfume? Like, indie creators and Etsy shops who make fandom-inspired pendants or eye shadow or nail polish, I love that. Official merchandise to a lesser extent, but small batches of handmade things make it feel more personal and less manufactured, so it feels closer to the communal/DIY spirit of fandom generally. And I always feel like I want tokens of some sort when I love something (I admit to having a chain bracelet with a crystal heart charm from Etsy, to commemorate my time in the Twilight trenches), which is where I think the urge to buy merchandise comes from. Like, I know that Hunger Games makeup is dangerously ironic, but I like being able to look down at my fingernails and think about how tough Katniss is. I think that’s basically why we’re all in fandom(s) anyway, because art resonates with something already inside us, and it acts as a discovering mirror, helps us find those feelings and express them.

Source: gailsimone


takin selfies with your friends like


(via 1901-a-space-odyssey)

Source: yugiohslavic
Photo Set



Re: the last gif: I admit, for me, this movie was The Hunger Games: Waiting to See Jennifer Lawrence Lose Her Shit In All Known Dimensions.

(via theladymonsters)

Source: brookeelizabeths
Photo Set


No matter how many times I see this, I still can’t decide whose face is the best.

(via kdhart)

Source: fassyy
Photo Set




So this guy


is this guy


and this girl


is this girl


Mr Bennet sent his own daughter to The Hunger Games.


Well, he never had much patience for Lydia 

(via maryrobinette)

Source: martinfreecake