I finished rereading mockingjay
I’m going to go die again
I finished rereading mockingjay
I’m going to go die again
When Did Katniss Become so important to Gale… to be more then Friends Acording to him 6 Months before the 74th games and After. Is when they kissed for the first time. That was Katniss’s sign this just being friends is over. Tho Noted every single time she said Gale is my everything literally 5 seconds Peetas name would apper without fail. Katniss has no idea that for 6 months Prior Games Gale was keeping his feeling for her to himself.
Heres the Catch tho. Sure he good looking. But he is also to pretty for Katniss. Like Finnick is. To easy for her to lose. But with Finnick he is doing stuff to make sure he keeps his loved ones alive. But Gale who congrats for making it without his name being called. ( Also his sibilings never had a chance Yes Rory was of age for the 75th games but there was other plans as we know) but his other 2 sibilings never had to worry about it because when the war was over they were too young to be qualified for the games. Besides loosing his father he Still had the support of his mother. Who was able to work. he was older 14 and he knew how to hunt and something as a whiz with snares… His downfall wasn’t being accpected by the District people not like Katniss is. But Katniss lost the only man in her life at the time and the fact she was doing this without the support of her mother they almost took pity on her. It drove Gale crazy how better Katniss was treated then him..
Okay But heres the thing tho. Where Katniss Kissed like 2 men ( 3 if you count Chalfs surprise kiss). And he made her feel nothing but guilty for that. For kissing Peeta at least. Where as he was kissing girls left and right. When katniss wasn’t looking ( Now we don’t know how many during the Games but I personally think the second Katniss kissed Peeta which btw her first kiss. And found a pair of lips to kiss himself. During Catching fire Katniss is like she notices something going on between Gale and Madge and she isn’t a fan of it. At the same time Mr Jelaous himself Gale was like oh my god it was hell watching you two Have this act of a romanice…lets go kiss someone… He also said he had his own life outside of hunting with Katniss…. Honestly lets say Katniss Chose him over Gale would he pressure her to have kids? Would he cheat on her if she went to go visit friends in other districts in her absents? Like if he is kissing anyone she is with Peeta then anything could happen. ( I thank god everyday she chose Peeta)…But I can see this ended ugly. Like if she happened to choose Gale Peeta would of been like okay I can move on… During in the whole damn time Katniss was making up her mind he stayed loyal to Katniss… ( Hijaked Peeta doesn’t count for this). He never looked for another womens comfort. He wasn’t kissing girls left and right. and they were angry at you but still care about you terms for 6 months. It took Gale 6 Months before the games to show intrest in Katniss. ( as I said before). In fact Peeta waited like 2 years for her to offically make up her mind. Personaly tho the choice was always Peeta I never thought she actually loved Gale in the I way I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
Hunger Games Rewatch
So. I’ve rewatched all of the Hunger Games movies over the past 2 days. I will say, that I think these movies were probably one of the best book-to-movie adaptations we have been given. I do think that they did well casting the movies also, BUT I will NEVER be over the fact that we weren’t shown the characters correct ages!
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Okay so I have a weak spot for British and Aussie accents. Sam Claflin is from United Kingdom and Liam Hemsworth is from Australia. No wonder I am Drawn to Catching Fire and Both Mockingjay movies.
books I’ve read in 2020:
17: the ballad of songbirds and snakes by suzanne collins
rereading the hunger games as an adult really hits different™
So, during the pandemic a few weeks ago, I…you guessed it: watched another movie! Freeform was showing all 4 Hunger Games films and I’m a fan of those movies, so decided to take a watch.
Because the films overlap, I’m going to just review all of them in one straight shot, messing around and describing what I want to from those films.
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: Catching Fire is the best of them and on of the best book-to-film adaptations I’ve ever seen. We get to learn more about our favorite characters, and there are new ones such as Finnick Odair, that simply steal your heart. Mockingjay Part 2, though, isn’t too far behind, and has some of my favorite franchise moments in it: when Katniss shoots Coin, the “76th Annual Hunger Games” and a whole bunch of Finnick. (If you can’t already tell, besides Katniss, Finnick is my favorite character.)
What I will say, though. Don’t spend too much time watching these films or you might go crazy. They’re depressing, of course. And watching them straight through over a weekend made me realize exactly how dark and depressing they are.
Still, though, seeing Effie, Haymitch, Finnick and, of coutse, Katniss, just to name a few in action is worth it.
The books are better than the movies, of course, But these are all good, faithful adaptations. It’s no wonder they became so iconic., Even years later, I still love watching them now.
Katniss and her bow will forever remain in my mind because of these movies. They are one hell of a ride, that’s for sure!
★★★★★ to The Hunger Games Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Trying to find right color palette for this two 🤔
So this is rather rough but somehow I love it 😅. Also they are both 25 years old here (no kids yet but married already I suppose).
Peeta is the owner of a bakery for sure but what about Katniss? What’s she doing? 🤔
Page 13: “He must have been eating field mice. I refuse to consider the alternative.” —> Damn.
Page 16: “Bonnie and Twill, the District 8 refugees who I encountered in the woods last winter, weren’t so far from their destination after all They apparently didn’t make it, though. When I asked about them in 13, no one seemed to know who I was talking about. Died in the woods, I guess.” —> I don’t believe this for a second.
Page 22: “And finally, how our mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, betrayed us both for a cause he pretended to have no interest in?” —> Which cause is she referring to? Where even is Haymitch?
Page 31: I’m already not nearly engrossed in this book as I was in the first two. Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading all of them consecutively. Or maybe because the storyline has dulled.
Page 35: “They have nutrition down to a science. You leave with enough calories to take you to the next meal, no more, no less. Serving size is based on your age, height, body type, health, and amount of physical labor required by your schedule.” —> This sounds terrible.
Page 45: One thing I really appreciate about Suzanne Collins’ writing is that she spells out numbers in dialogue and uses the figures for everything else. This pleases me.
Page 51: “’Of course you are. The tributes were necessary to the Games, too. Until they weren’t,’ I say. ’And then we were very disposable—right, Plutarch?’” —> Yup, exactly.
Page 67: “I find the whole thing bizarre because I can’t imagine anyone raised in District 13 being a threat the government would have to guard against. Have these precautions been put in place because of the recent influx in immigrants?” —> Oh. Is that what this is an allegory for?
Page 76: “‘We’ll spread the word that she lost the baby from the electrical shock in the arena,’ Plutarch replies. ‘Very sad. Very unfortunate.’” —> I was wondering how they were going to deal with this. I figured a miscarriage would be the way to go, but I wasn’t sure how they were going to pull it off. They still haven’t, so I guess we’ll see.
Page 77: “’Wash her face,’ says Dalton. Everyone turns to him. ‘She’s still a girl and you made her look thirty-five. Feels wrong. Like something the Capitol would do.’” —> Yes. Good.
Page 82: “Now that the flurry of activity leading up to this mission is over, I realize I have no idea what I’m facing on this trip to District 8. In fact, I know very little about the actual state of the war. Or what it would take to win it. Or what would happen if we did.” —> This is why they all approached it all wrong, and why Haymitch was the only one in the right when he suggested Katniss go outside. Katniss can’t be the face of your revolution if she has no idea what’s going on.
Page 84: “’Don’t look so suspicious; it’s worked before.’ ‘In books,’ Haymitch mutters.” —> Lol democratic republic. That’s funny.
Page 187: “I can’t help noticing the strain on Fulvia’s face, though. I think how hard this must be for her, watching Haymitch’s idea succeed under Cressida’s direction, when Fulvia’s studio approach was such a flop.” —> Well, I mean, it was an exceptionally terrible idea, though, so I don’t know what the problem is.
Page 113: “He looks directly into the camera, right into my eyes. ‘Don’t be a fool, Katniss. Think for yourself. They’ve turned you into a weapon that could be instrumental in the destruction of humanity.’” —> They’ve also turned you into one, Peeta, so I don’t know who you are to talk right now.
Page 121: “Gale turns and meets my eyes and I know he’s thinking about our last meeting here. When we fought over whether or not to run away.” —> Ugh, this is brutal, thinking about all that’s changed since then.
Page 123: I remember seeing trailers for this movie with the sinister minor key of this song in the background.
Page 125: “He calmed me down and told me everything was fine, only we’d better not sing that song anymore. My mother just wanted me to forget it. So, of course, every word was immediately, irrevocably branded into my brain.” —> Lol relatable.
Page 130: “Gale, who I have never seen cry, has tears in his eyes. To keep them from spilling over, I reach forward and press my lips against his. We taste of heat, ashes, and misery. It’s a surprising flavor for such a gentle kiss.” —> I actually really like this. It’s powerful and evocative and poignant.
Page 141: “My mother and Prim haven’t arrived, but I was one of the first people to reach the bunker. Both of them are probably helping to relocate hospital patients.” —> I still think one or both of them will be used for leverage against Katniss.
Page 156: “On Snow’s visit before the Victory Tour, he challenged me to erase any doubts of my love for Peeta. ‘Convince me,’ Snow said. It seems, under that hot pink sky with Peeta’s life in limbo, I finally did. And in doing so, I gave him the weapon he needed to break me.” —> Ohhhh.
Page 162: I get that she’s the mockingjay, the symbol of the revolution. But it also seems like her time would still be better spent actually fighting instead of getting these canned video messages to air all over Panem. Instead of seeing her face, why doesn’t she actually travel to these districts to inspire hope? I also understand that wherever she goes, she creates risk. But there’s risk anyway. So why not travel and fight like any ordinary revolutionary would do? (I’m thinking of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata mostly right now, starkly different though they were.)
Page 165: Whew. Now this book is getting me right in the feels.
Page 167: “Haymitch shakes his head. ‘It’ll never happen. You’re too valuable and too vulnerable. There was talk of sending you to another district to divert the Capitol’s attention while the rescue takes place. But no one felt you could handle it.’” —> Very fair point on Haymitch’s part. But then also, what do they have to lose? Katniss is right that even if she dies it will bolster the revolution’s purposes because she’ll be a martyr. Especially if she goes out trying to rescue her star-crossed lover. So I see no cons to this situation, really.
Page 170: “I want to interrupt the taping and beg Finnick’s forgiveness for every false thought I’ve ever had about him.” —> :(
Page 171: “‘How, you must ask yourself, did he do it? One word. That’s all you really need to know. Poison.’” —> Katniss will use the nightlock against him, then. If that’s both of their weapons, both symbolic and tangible, that’s what it will come down to.
Page 172: “I’m left with Haymitch in the rubble, wondering if Finnick’s fate would have one day been mine. Why not? Snow could have gotten a really good price for the girl on fire. —> Jesus.
Page 181: “’Recall is made more difficult because memories can be changed.’ Beetee taps his forehead. ‘Brought to the forefront of your mind, altered, and saved again in the revised form.’” —> Ahh, so the Capitol altered Peeta’s memories with tracker jacker venom to make him forget he loves Katniss and wants to kill her. Something like that.
Page 183: “I no longer feel like crying. In fact, I can only manage to hold on to one simple thought: an image of Snow’s face accompanied by the whisper in my head. I will kill you.” —> Fuck yes.
Page 183: Why hasn’t the Capitol started bombing District 13 again now that Peeta is gone? They executed his whole team, yes, but it seems like Snow would also want to continue torturing Katniss by forcefully showing her what she’s done again.
Page 192: “At the center of the district is a virtually impenetrable mountain that houses the heart of the Capitol’s military.” —> The place formerly known as Colorado Springs, perhaps? Now the military base of District 2?
Page 184: “’They should at least have a chance to surrender,’ says Lyme. ‘Well, that’s a luxury we weren’t given when they firebombed Twelve, but you’re all so much cozier with the Capitol here,’ says Gale.” —> Ooooh shit. It’s true, though.
Page 208: I suddenly had this terrible thought that it’s one of those “chosen one” plots, where there was some kind of prophecy that foretold Katniss and that’s why they killed her dad and kept her in starvation. The Capitol was behind the mine collapse that killed her father. Something like that. Something that Katniss learns about her father’s death that’s a huge game-changer.
Page 226: Oh god. Another terrifying thought. What if Prim starts taking care of Peeta, and then they fall in love, and then they end up together. Why. Please no.
Page 227: “This could go on all night if not for the last event planned in Plutarch’s propo. One I hadn’t heard about, but then it was meant to be a surprise.” —> Oh no. This can only go horribly awry.
Page 241: “All around the dining hall, you can feel the rejuvenating effect that a good meal can bring on. The way it can make people kinder, funnier, more optimistic, and remind them it’s not a mistake to go on living. It’s better than any medicine.” —> True.
Page 247: “It’s part of a new propos series to show the rebels preparing for the Capitol invasion.” —> Why would they film this, though. Seems like a bad idea if the footage falls into the wrong hands or if anyone from the Capitol sees it. It could thwart all of their plans. And just for some propaganda commercials for the cause.
Page 251: I feel like we need more of a background on Plutarch. He was playing both sides for so long; there has to be a story there. Not that I’m that interested in knowing all of it, but I feel like a little information might be helpful here.
Page 257: “’Now get to the Capitol and put on a good show.’” —-> So this is just like the Hunger Games, huh, Plutarch. Just dispensing orders and entertainment for people.
Page 261: “‘It won’t matter,’ Peeta tells the rest of us. ‘The president assigned me herself. She decided the propos needed some heating up.’” —> Yup. Just another president controlling the narrative.
Page 294: “Snow congratulates the Peacekeepers on a masterful job, honors them for ridding the country of the menace called the Mockingjay. With my death, he predicts a turning of the tide in the war, since the demoralized rebels have no one left to follow.” —> Does Snow really believe Katniss is dead, though? This seems like way too quick a reaction for him to give without some sort of suspicious reason behind it.
Page 296: “Two doors down, a vertical tube connects our row of apartments to the tunnels. To reach the tube apartment, we will need to squeeze through a maintenance shaft that runs the length of the building. We can enter the shaft through the back of a closet space on the upper floor.” —-> All of these designs and floorplans or whatever have become so boring to me. I hate it when action plots have really elaborate things like this. It makes my eyes glaze over.
Page 302: “Slowly, as I would with a wounded animal, my hand stretches out and brushes a wave of hair from his forehead. He freezes at my touch, but doesn’t recoil. So I continue to gently smooth back his hair. It’s the first time I have voluntarily touched him since the last arena.” —> Aw.
Page 306: “and I wonder what form these mutts will take. Whatever snow thinks will scare me the most.” —> So Peeta, then, probably.
Page 316: “‘When I feel myself slipping, I dig my wrists into them, and the pain helps me focus,’ says Peeta. I let them be.” —> Yikes, dude.
Page 323: Seems like Finnick’s death should hit her hardest, but she hasn’t really said anything about that yet. No time to, I suppose. But I kind of thought she would have some sort of pang of horror or sorrow either right when it happened or shortly after when it dawned on her that he’s gone.
Page 334: “The Head Peacekeeper says the president himself has ordered part of his mansion readied to receive citizens tomorrow.” —> Well there’s your in, guys.
Page 346: “The hovercraft vanishes, five second pass, and then about twenty parachutes simultaneously explode. A wail rises from the crowd. The snow’s red and littered with undersized body parts. Many of the children die immediately, but others lie in agony on the ground.” —> But why though? What is Snow’s motive or purpose in having all of these children being a human shield for him?
Page 352: “Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire.” —> This is dark now that she’s been burned in the explosion, but it’s more fitting than ever, I guess.
Page 355-356: “I’d supposed he would be secured in the deepest dungeon that the Capitol had to offer, not cradled in the lap of luxury. Yet Coin left him here. To set a precedent, I guess. So that if in the future she ever fell from grace, it would be understood that presidents—even the most despicable—get special treatment. Who knows, after all, when her own power might fade?” —> This is fucking stupid and corrupt.
Page 369: “’We hold another Hunger Games using Capitol children,’ says Coin.” —> Stupid idea. Not only for the horror of it, but for the sheer lack of imagination. Also, it’s not the children you want, it’s the adults. Punish the adults, if you’re going to follow through on a revenge plot. God, Coin is the worst.
Page 374: “He sees, he knows, but the doesn’t follow through. Just as I didn’t when he was captured. Sorry excuses for hunters and friends. Both of us. I’m on my own.” —> Fair point.
Page 376: “I begin to sing. At the window, in the shower, in my sleep. Hour after hour of ballads, love songs, mountain airs. All the songs my father taught me before he died, for certainly there has been very little music in my life since.” —> Aw. For Rue, after all this time, here at the end.
Page 377: “I no longer feel any allegiance to these monster called human beings, despise being one myself. I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences.” —> Yeah.
Page 386: This is one tough cat.
Page 388: I suppose after all the Hunger Games stuff, Gale would never be able to understand anything about what either Peeta or Katniss have gone through, huh. So this was a logical choice. He always was growing apart, just by not experiencing the same things as her.
I love these lines. It’s such a full circle moment. Snow talks about how his tendancy to obsess over something and not see anything else would be his undoing, and he was exactly right.
He was too focused on Katniss and what she was doing as the Mockingjay that he paid little attention to Coin, who was the real threat.
The parallels in this series are insane and so fun to explore.
“There’s only one last thing you could do to add fire to the rebellion.”
“Die,” I say quietly.
“Yes. Give us a martyr to fight for,” says Boggs. “But that’s not going to happen under my watch, Soldier Everdeen. I’m planning for you to have a long life.”
“Why?” This kind of thinking will only bring him trouble. “You don’t owe me anything.”
“Because you’ve earned it.”
—Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
I’m back at the hunger games fan art!
This is my Johanna Mason sketches)))
Not sure which dress I love better 🤔
And of course this oil scene 😂