Miscellany

Pretty much my reaction.  It’s going to be an interesting experience….

mellarksloaves replied to your post “.”

That sounds terrible
allies-person replied to your post: “.”:
Ugh, how terrible. I hate it when people force others to do that kind of thing.
latinaspitfire replied to your post: “.”:
horrifying

Right??  And it seems like one of them is supposed to be a musical number-who honestly wants that?  In grad school, I always thought that the skits really should have been left to the fifth-year grad students (who generally give zero fucks about anything except defending and, importantly, know where the bodies are buried).  Maybe I can paint scenery or something….

Because our fandom is filled with ridiculously talented writers and artists and no one knows your awesomeness better than yourself, what is the favorite THG piece you’ve ever written (line, story, analysis, post-- anything!) or drawn? Please tag it “THG fandom favs” so everyone can check out just how amazing you are!

Aw, thank you! 

In thinking about my word salad meta, I’m kind of torn between this piece (part of a discussion re the war in Mockingjay) and that piece (re my thoughts as to why the Mockingjay epilogue ISN’T anti-feminist).  I have pretty strong opinions about politics and about internalized misogyny masquerading as feminism, so these discussions are also fairly personal pieces of writing.

daddykinkcapaldi:

decibelsandpaperbacks:

This week on Tumblr:

It’s a metaphor. You’re a metaphor. I’m a metaphor. Your keybord is a metaphor. Everything is a metaphor. The universe is turning into one giant metaphor on a molecular scale. Run. It’s too late.

hail hydra

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April 18, 1971

sassy-lesbian-lorax:

do you ever just wonder what the fuck is going on in stock images

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pikarar:

When you suck at something you’re supposed to be good at
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khansfringe:

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

thedinosaurprince:

my dash did a thing

ow

I’M LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW SO THAT I DON’T CRY

khansfringe:

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

thedinosaurprince:

my dash did a thing

ow

I’M LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW SO THAT I DON’T CRY

mustachio-furioso:

marymorstan:

neyruto:

a dystopian novel about some guy who works in the government and is just trying to get by while some shitty kids try and overthrow society

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one-direction-rocks-me:

work-it-out:

people who put the video link in a little “x” under their gifs are my favourite kind of people

people who put the “x” under their gifs and you think it the link to the video but is really a link to their blog are my least favorite kind of people

consultinggodlokiholmes:

jaquaid:


I’m not gonna kill anybody with a sack of flour.

well not with that attitude


You have to take lessons from Coulson.

consultinggodlokiholmes:

jaquaid:

I’m not gonna kill anybody with a sack of flour.

well not with that attitude

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You have to take lessons from Coulson.

So I completely misread jeniezee's very lovely question, and I'm working on a proper answer to that.  But this is my answer to the question I thought she asked re identifying favorite works.

I’m immersing myself in canon right now, and, for me, The Hunger Games is a series that has a great deal of thematic complexity that often goes unappreciated in the media and the like.  While there is a lot of direly simplistic and reductive “analysis” out there, these are a few pieces that I’ve read where I particularly appreciated the author’s take on the series (even if I don’t necessarily agree with all points made). 

And if anyone knows of other good articles, please, please, please let me know!

1.  Roxane Gay, “What We Hunger for” (trigger warning for rape and sexual assault described in the article)

Throughout the books, Katniss endures the unendurable. She is damaged and it shows. At times, it might seem like her suffering is gratuitous but life often presents unendurable circumstances people manage to survive. Only the details differ. The Hunger Games trilogy is dark and brutal but in the end, the books also offer hope—for a better world and a better people and for one woman, a better life for herself—a life she can share with a man who understands her strength and doesn’t expect her to compromise that strength, a man who can hold her weak places and love her through the darkest of her memories, the worst of her damage. Of course I love these books. The trilogy offers the kind of tempered hope everyone who survives something unendurable hungers for.

2.  Bryant Dillon, “A Love Letter to Peeta Mellark”

It is not a sign of weakness to forgive others—especially when they may not deserve it. It is a sign of weakness to abandon control and give one’s self over to revenge….But, in a world where pop culture heroes prove their worthiness, masculinity, and frankly, heroism, by delivering cold-hearted justice to those who have done them wrong, I thank you for having the integrity to find the strength in your capacity to forgive.

3.  Mark Reads The Hunger Games, Mark Reads Catching Fire, Mark Reads Mockingjay.

Really, the site’s tagline “you are not prepared” perfectly describes my reaction to the entire trilogy, and especially, uh, chapter 12 of Mockingjay.  Also because I was not prepared as to how much these books would resonate with me and stay with me even two years later. But the recaps and the comments are interesting, and I really appreciate his appreciation of the epilogue.

I actually enjoy the epilogue to Mockingjay quite a bit because it seems natural. I feel that this very brief look into the future fits the tone and themes of the rest of the novel. It’s not often that epilogues actually work, for that matter, so much applause to Collins for that.

Collins has to be praised for what she’s done here: she has not given these characters a fairy-tale ending. She has not erased their experiences to wrap the story up in an easily-digestible package. She has not said that people cannot survive or love or raise a family if they suffer from a mental illness or trauma.

The New West End Cast of Once: The Musical performing “Gold" at the Laurence Olivier Awards.