My favorite part of Catching Fire is when Johanna and Finnick find each other in the arena and they act like sixteen year old girls who just ran into their #1 bitch in the high school hallway.
I read that Jezebel article about how Katniss shouldn’t have to choose between Peeta & Gale, she should just be polyamorous - and ok, it’s really dumb and completely off about how she interacts with the both of them and ignores her actual character. Whatever. But what actually bothers me about the discussions that always branch off from this kind of thing are all the people saying they wished she’d ended up alone.
What is with this insistence that romance is somehow “beneath” Katniss? Why isn’t she allowed to care about survival, aiding the rebellion, and her personal relationships? I get that she says she “doesn’t have time for it” in the books. But every time she says that, it’s either immediately before or after she goes on some long diversion about Peeta’s eyelashes/Gale’s hands/what they mean to her. She clearly cares. It becomes increasingly clear in her interactions with both of them that she does experience romance and desire, whether or not she’s willing or able to admit it.
And THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. It doesn’t make her Bella Swan to devote some of her time and energy to considering her confusing feelings for two of the most important people in her life. Especially when Katniss is a character who has shown time and time again that she is motivated by a desire to protect the people she loves. Not by some higher calling to lead a rebellion and free her people. IMO, that makes her way more interesting, multi-dimensional and realistic to boot.
Basically, if you are trying to promote feminism and strong female characters, a really shitty way to do it is to devalue the importance of love and relationships in the same breath that you equate those things with femininity.
END OF ANNOYING RANT. CARRY ON. I know I’m preaching to the choir here but yeesh. And yes, I might have been drinking a little tonight.
how to find the racist in two easy steps:
step one: post a fanart of katniss with book-compliant skin tone
step two: wait
Ironically, without Peeta, Katniss wouldn’t have lived long enough to meet Gale in the first place.
catching fire was really good
i’m so glad they stayed so close to the book
now i hope they change mockingjay completely
I just realized that Panem allows the brutal horrific murder of children on TV but they still censor the word ‘fuck’….
READ THE LAST ONE OUT LOUD
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
the fact that elizabeth has actually said “Effie definitely has a crush on Haymitch” is enough to get me through anything