Read them all here, I felt like this should be remembered somewhere because it’s really good.
If you try to tell me the Hunger Games isn’t good enough to go toe-to-toe with shit like 1984, Lord of the Flies, and Farenheit 451 then we are gonna have to throw the fuck down
#oh it’s just a love triangle#NO IT’S ABOUT THE DEMEANING NARRATIVE GIRLS ARE FORCED TO PLAY#AS OBJECTS AND ROMANTICS#TRIVIAL AND SHALLOW AND RULED BY PASSIONS#IT’S ABOUT HOW MUCH OF KATNISS’S LIFE GETS WARPED THROUGH THE LENS OF TRITE TEENAGE ROMANCE#WHEN ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS BE HER OWN WOMAN#AND PROTECT HER OWN FAMILY#literally the female relationships in the book are devalued by everyone#the capital doesn’t give a fuck she’s doing all this for her sister they wanna see her smooch peeta#and isn’t it fucking hilarious that that’s what hollywood’s serving us as well???#ISN’T GODDAMN FUNNY#i will fight people about the hunger games forever don’t you test me
All of this is an awesome read
And maybe I’ll have to actually read the Hunger Games now…
OKAY AND ANOTHER THING CUZ I’M STILL EXCITED about the hunger games is how much of it is about exploitation and denial of agency, how katniss’s body is absolutely a microcosm of her cause and her nation. it’s about the exploitation of resources, about control, control, control, of image, of options.
katnis is handled—she fights for her very most basic right to live and keep alive her family like the starved districts she comes from and so she accepts—has to accept— the role the capitol and later the rebellion itself lays out for her. step here. shoot this. sacrifice that. obey. and smile! and as she’s dragged through her paces so too is the exploited underclass, step for step…. and critics don’t notice, critics dismiss it, as we dismiss women and we dismiss girls.
we’re complicit in the exploitation of women. we’re complicit in the exploitation of the working class, in the consumption of cheap labor, in the consumption of bodies. these are comfortable narratives, lies we’re happy to buy— the author wrote for tv. she knows what sells and why, and she rips it all up and shows you how it works from the awful bleeding underside and still to promote the movie girls are sold capitol makeup.
katniss’s world, her whole story, is a brutally direct allegory of the society in which collins wrote her books.
what a kick in the teeth.
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”"
"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"
"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"
"don’t give me that French shit."
X in Dissidia Duodecim
The body music in the Dragon Age: Inquisition “тнe нero oғ тнedαѕ” trailer.
I wonder how Ambassador Kelemar will feel, when all those Horde Emissaries around him will have updated models, and he’ll still have an old model.
I wonder how he feels about leading literally the same tour every hour for the past, like, 8 years of his life.