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rehfan:

rainnecassidy:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

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.

SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

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.

I just got fucking chills. I don’t think I ever realized this before.  I need to reread those books again.

I just loved that this little girl, this catalyst, was named “Rue”.

To “rue” something means to REGRET. (As in: “You’ll rue the day you crossed me.”) And the Capitol has a lot of regret to come to it.

And then there’s the homonym: “Roux”. A “roux” in cooking is a mixture of wheat flour and fat used as a base for sauces and stews as a thickening agent. It’s the beginnings, the catalyst for something richer, something more.

God I LOVE clever character names!


posted 1 week ago | 333644 notes | via lucy-in-the-sky-with-paul | (© taylor-swift)
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khaleesi-mother-of-assbutts:

ofhorriblesanity:

capitole:

youreagoodliar:

There are three things that the Harry Potter fandom seems to universally agree upon:

1. Umbridge is awful

2. Maggie Smith is a perfect Professor McGonagall

3. Everyone should be at least slightly bothered by DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!

4. book ginny is 100 times better than movie ginny

5. where the fuck was peeves

6. Voldemort’s movie death was stupid.

7. Albus fucking Severus


posted 3 weeks ago | 152672 notes | via arbitraryjoy | (© youreagoodliar)
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The Hunger Games piano sheets.


posted 1 month ago | 7166 notes | via quarterqquell | (© jenniferlawrenceshrader)
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confusedcaboose:

frxshvixws:

cloudmonstachopper:

oh

THIS FUCKED ME UP..


posted 1 month ago | 511701 notes | via deluxesherlock | (© thejediramblings)
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Getting to be myself at last.

Getting to be myself at last.


posted 2 months ago | 6860 notes | via nearlyheadlessfinnick | (© braverdeen)
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Cast on the set of Mockingjay - May 9th, 2014 (x)

Cast on the set of Mockingjay - May 9th, 2014 (x)


posted 2 months ago | 14896 notes | via katnnisseverdeen
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daenystargaryens:

get to know me meme:  [1/5] favorite movies → catching fire

The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. the symbol of the rebellion.


posted 2 months ago | 1569 notes | via circenses | (© mseverdeenes)
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You’ve given them an opportunity. They just have to be brave enough to take it.”


posted 2 months ago | 6483 notes | via peeta-everdeen | (© peetas-token)
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eyesopenkattniss:

hpstuffs:

"A big part of the story is lost when it becomes a movie."

a big part of the story is lost when you cut a fucking circle out of it

eyesopenkattniss:

hpstuffs:

"A big part of the story is lost when it becomes a movie."

a big part of the story is lost when you cut a fucking circle out of it


posted 2 months ago | 391500 notes | via radiomonkeys | (© hpstuffs)
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When the time comes, I’m sure I’ll kill just like everybody else. I can’t go down without a fight. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to show the Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their Games.

Hp


posted 2 months ago | 2951 notes | via nearlyheadlessfinnick | (© haymitch)
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Mockingjay

I’ll tell them how I survive it. I’ll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things because I’m afraid it could be taken away. That’s when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I’ve seen someone do. It’s like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play.


posted 2 months ago | 2877 notes | via greatesthungergamesfans | (© hundredlifetimes)
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beyoncevevo:

catswithbenefits:

catswithbenefits:

where did the little girl go when the bomb went off?

everywhere

image


posted 3 months ago | 145417 notes | via noselikeringo
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nice-wig-janis:

mockingdream:

tartar-us:

Catching Fire is actual proof that if you stick to the book’s plot, the movie will do fantastic

THIS

^


posted 4 months ago | 126504 notes | via fuckyeathehungergames | (© lithuania)
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gweena:

THIS IS FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC WHY DIDN’T ANYONE THINK OF THIS BEFORE OF COURSE THE PICTURES OUGHT TO MOVE!


posted 5 months ago | 159678 notes | via bill-holmes | (© buckyofasgaard)
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