The 75th Hunger Games, also known as the third Quarter Quell, was the final Hunger Games ever held in Panem. Since this was a Quarter Quell, an extra twist was introduced.
#NO BUT#YOU DON’T REALIZE #IF I WERE HEAD GAMEMAKER I’D DO DINOSAURS EVERY YEAR #like everyone would be like ‘well they did dinosaurs last year so SURELY’ #and then BAM dinosaurs #and then the year after that i’d assure everyone in all my interviews that this year we wouldn’t do any dinosaurs #and then - right at the end - DINOSAURS #the next year i’d make all the tributes take care of baby dinosaurs while in the arena #like the baby had to live through the games with you or you’d lose #but then it would grow into an adult dinosaur all at once and they’d have to ride a raptor around for the rest of the games #very important very very important to me #everything is dinosaurs [x]
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
A moment of silence for Madge
THEY HAVE THE FUCKING AVOXES, THEY ARE THERE AND THEY ARE NEVER MENTIONED AND IT ENRAGES ME
I feel like the second director tried to sort of segue some of the stuff that got cut, like the Avoxes and Peeta’s leg, without totally fucking over movie canon. Because they couldn’t just suddenly start alluding to things that had never been explained, but they’re important! So Peeta is clearly injured (he falls down out of nowhere a couple times, and isn’t quick) and Katniss has PTSD, maybe even more clearly than in the book, and there are Avoxes. Avoxxi. But they can’t mention them in passing because they never did, the same way EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN HOGSMEADE gets erased from the Harry Potter movies because they forgot to give him permission to fucking go.
That said, why these completely relevant and important and RECURRING things were cut from the first movie? Totally beyond me, except that they tried to make this rather politically-neutral fun bland action movie out of an EXTREMELY political book. Can’t talk TOO much about race or poverty or disability! Gosh!
Thank god they switched directors, it’s at least a little better.
It’s the same way I feel about the (still ongoing but much less intense) marketing that’s like “dress like the Capitol! wear eye shadow inspired by MINING”. It made me want to scream at people, no, you’re not supposed to want to be the Capitol, you’re not supposed to approve of marketing dying kids, but that’s who we are, we ARE THE CAPITOL and watching this movie and rooting for Katniss doesn’t absolve us of that, it just makes us the same as everyone in canon holding their breath over a kiss or cheering when a Career dies and, apparently, picking their favorite district to paint themselves like because nothing’s prettier than children starving.
“What if Foxface realized where she was at that point – she was up against Cato, Thresh, and the team from 12. She wasn’t good with hand-to-hand combat, she relied on stealth and getting in and out of situations quickly. What if she realized that the chances were if up against any of her competitors, she’d die a terrible, painful death. Then, she sees the nightlock sitting perfectly in front of her as she followed Peeta, and thinks: “This is my painless way out. Why suffer more than I need to?” Maybe Foxface was more clever than we all believed.”
in which we are very weird.
Jess: It is, right??
It’s like Santa got chosen for the Hunger Games and Buddy the Elf was like “NO, not Santa!!! Who will deliver the toys?!”
this is my new canon
No. No wait.
Santa is another kid who’s been putting his name in for EVERY CHILD IN THE DISTRICT since he was 12 himself.
So his name is in like 400 times and it was fucking inevitable.
I have decided that Santa wanted every kid to get tessera(e?).
But Buddy knows if Santa dies those gifts won’t come anymore because no one else is brave enough to put their name in for everyone.
So he volunteers.
I am insane.
me: you are. but i love you anyway.
so is zooey’s character the other tribute?
Jess: CROSSOVER TIME!
Yes she is.
We’ve just made the best crackfic in ever and no one will see it.
me: I KNOW RIGHT
i feel the need to repost this on tumblr
When Zoë and I are together, we’re like Beavis and Butthead. We just went to her dad’s hotel room and got Gummi Bears and HBO. We racked up so many charges. Mr. Kravitz was like, ‘Did you guys order a lot of room service?!’
Jennifer Lawrence, on her BFF Zoë Kravitz (via lowkeys)
HAH I totally forgot that now she’s been in movies with both famous Kravitz..es. I hope she got over that: filming THG had to be weird if every time she had a scene with Cinna she was like “So Mr. Kravitz…”
Girl on Fire (The Hunger Games cocktail)
1.5 ounces white rum
3 ounces mango juice
1 to 2 teaspoon grenadine
Orange zest strip
Directions: From the creator, Khalil Hymore: “Fill a highball glass with ice. Add white rum and mango juice, then add grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of glass. Do not stir; garnish with orange zest and cherry. Of course, with this drink in hand, there’s only one way to toast: May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Drink created and photographed by Khalil Hymore of the Everyday Food Blog.
I wonder if there’s a way to make an alcohol free version of this. Obviously the rum provides the “burn” but at least you could get the pretty color and mango/cherry flavor. Hmm…
the hunger games | superwholockin
[I totally edited out this person’s migraine inducing gif: it just says “Holyfuckinshit Superwholockin” in Impact text on various colors flashing INCREDIBLY FAST - winged]
HOLY MOTHER OF CROSSOVERS
I would watch the fuck out of this.
On tumblr, it’s too much work to like lots of fandoms.
So increasingly we all just like one.
This is edited awesomely but man, I don’t think I could watch (or even read) a real AU like this since the upshot is everyone dies. I mean, even in the second book where not everyone-everyone dies? Everyone still dies.
It’s interesting to pit them against each other though…