notanislander replied to your post “[[MOR]Thanks everyone for your patience, understanding, and comments…”
No need to apologize! So with you on all counts! These are books that should cause us to think about our actions- and LG and others on the media just…don’t. It’s infuriating really. And so are some of the publics comments. So I say- You Go Girl!
Oh, thank you!
I mean, even accounting for the fact that I have spent a disproportionate amount of time thinking about these books, the themes were evident to me on my first read, which is why these books DID become some important to me. So it’s super disappointing when people whose job it is to understand the books so completely fail to do so.
I always really enjoy your discussion on the hunger games. It's just so disheartening to see a book series will such meaningfully content and discussions be misinterpeted in the worst way possible.
Oh, wow-thank you! That really means a lot to me. And, truly, I am so grateful to have found great people on tumblr (such as yourself!) with whom I can discuss the various aspects of the books/franchise because it has added SO much to my experience of the books and of the fandom.
Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red: The Tower of London Commemorates 100 years since the Outbreak of WWI. London Borough of Tower Hamlets, EC3N
This month marks the 100th anniversary of when Great Britain declared war on Germany and became part of the conflict in WWI. In London, this event is being remembered by a beautifully poignant installation at the Tower. Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper have created an amazing, evolving display of ceramic poppies. By the time November 11th is here, 888,246 flowers will fill the Tower’s iconic moat, one for each of the British military killed in one of the worst and arguably most senseless conflicts the world has ever seen.
I personally cannot think of a better way that London could have paid it’s respects to the memory of all those lost. Standing with so many others and looking down at the sea of red was a moving, beautiful and reflective experience that enabled me to feel grateful for what I have and come face to face with the true horrors of war. I would encourage anyone who is in London in the next few month to do the same.