it takes me like 3 days to wake up in the morning
oh my god
fucking fandom references
WHAT FANDOM? THE JESUS FANDOM?
THEY PREFER THE TERM CHRISTIANITY
This is the post that killed me
This is the post that killed him.
That’s whit at its finest.
This is how many children that died in their Hunger Games, without even being mentioned throughout the three books. All these children were under 18. All these children had parents. All these parents’ hearts sank to their knees during their child’s reaping. All these parents saw their terrified child off at the train station. All these parents heard the sound that signified their child’s death. All these parents received their cold, dead child in a wooden box. All these parents’ lives ended there. All these parents could say or do nothing. All these parents were merely thanked that they gave up their child. Thanked.
And the media focuses on the love triangle.
All these children and all these parents aren’t real
Yeah, sure, I guess that’s true. None of these people were real.
But let’s focus on what this series, and this fact, say about our society.
In the series, the Capitol’s media focuses entirely on the ‘fun’ of the Games- the fashion, the plot twists, the favorites, the strategies, the romance. And the entire time, they completely overlook the fact that 1,678 children between the ages of 12 and 18 have died. Usually brutally murdered by other 12 to 18 year old children.
And how does our real-life media react to this story when news of a movie adaptation reaches them? They talk about the romance. This tragic story of a girl who must choose between her long-time best friend and her new love. Even if she chooses Peeta, they still must fight to the death. The star-crossed lovers of District 12. And many readers of the original novels saw the books through the same lens. You would tell them that you read/ were reading the books and their first reaction was, “Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta?”
Meanwhile, children are fighting to the death.
The fact that our media, and many every-day people reacted to the Hunger Games the same as the Capitol media scares me.
I don’t want this world to be anything like the Capitol. I don’t think any of us do.
And the fact that most of us (including myself) never really considered how many children had died in the games also scares me. But, hey, it didn’t happen now/ in the current story, so it doesn’t matter, right?
I’m not sure about that math though. I think it’s MORE.
Let’s talk about just the first 73 games, ok? Every year before Katniss and Peta.
24 Tributes (1 girl + 1 boy x 12 districts)= 1 Victor + 23 Dead Every year
23 x 73 = 1,697
EXCEPT, the 50th games (The games Haymitch competed in) had DOUBLE the number of tributes. An extra 24 kids died that year.
Now, 22 kids died in Katniss and Peeta’s first game, because they both live.
In 74 years, the brutal, violent murders of 1,725 children aired on TV in Panem, and in both the Capitol, and on the red carpet in our world, the first question people want to ask it “Team Peeta?” Damn.
i’m not even in this fandom, but damn, that’s scary
And here we have people who GET the hunger games.
#until this moment#i didn’t realize there were still people who haven’t figured out that our reactions to media are an important indicator of our values#it doesn’t matter that they aren’t real#our reaction on a story primarily about children killing each other#was to focus on the romance#it wasn’t a romance#it’s a story about a tyrannical governemt sentencing children to death as a means of intimidating the sectors into submission#and we reacted to the games exactly the same way the capitol did
you can be as meta as you can but you can never be this meta
Have any of you people actually seen the second movie? Maybe how it focuses on how the games are what they are to the core: evil and terrible.
so i came across this (here) and wanted to post it because it’s awesome
IM IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH CAS AND GET KILLED BY DEAN CAN WE SAY JEALOUSY
Best friends with Nine, first kiss with Eleven, living with Lestrade, in a relationship with Moriarty, profession will be consulting detective, killed by Sherlock.
Guess he’s really protective of the “only one in the world” bit.
Best friends with John Watson, first kiss Sam Winchester, living with Lestrade, in a relationship with the ninth doctor, working as a detective inspector, and killed by Moriarty.
Sounds almost like Sherlock, ay?
well hey there roommate!
Best friends with Nine, first kiss with Eleven, living with Cas, in a relationship with Eleven, profession will be consulting criminal, killed by Eleven.
but but eleven whyyyyyy
To say the least Walt Disney Animation hasn’t had nor seen a hit like this since the Lion King. Let the Storm that is Frozen rage on.
For the first time in forever Walt Disney animation is back in the game.
Frozen is now the highest original grossing animated Film of all time, Frozen has now out performed the Lion king, Frozen has also crossed the 1 Billion dollar mark worldwide. Finally Frozen is the only original Animated film to cross 1 billion.
Frozen is now the first oscar that Walt Disney animation has won since the best animated feature category was created back in 2001. Congrats again, and let the storm rage on frozen fandom, the cold never bother us anyway.
#THIS HURTS IN UNEXPECTED WAYS #BECAUSE IN THE FIRST GIF SHE’S SAYING GOODBYE TO HER NORMAL BORING LIFE AND TRADING IT FOR ALL OF TIME AND SPACE #AND IN THE SECOND ONE SHE’S DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE #SHE’S GIVING UP ALL OF THE ADVENTURES SHE MIGHT HAVE JUST TO LIVE A CALM MARRIED LIFE WITH RORY #and i bet you anything that the young amy pond in the first gif would have never expected herself to make such a decision #this is what you call character development ladies and gentlemen