The Hunger Games, by Maike Plenzke
#IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY WHEN PEOPLE CALL PEETA WEAK #HERE WE HAVE A 16 YEAR OLD BOY WHOS ABUSED BY HIS OWN MOTHER #AND AT THE SAME TIME HES IN LOVE WITH KATNISS #AND THEN HE GETS REAPED INTO THE GAMES #AND KATNISS PRETENDS TO FALL FOR HIM JUST FOR SURVIVAL #THEN THEY HAVE TO FAKE AN ENGAGEMENT JUST TO PROVE TO SNOW THEY’RE IN LOVE #BUT HE REALLY DOES LOVE HER #AND THEN HE FINDS OUT THAT HES GOING BACK INTO THE ARENA ALONE BECAUSE LIKE HE SAID NOBODYS NEEDS HIM NOT EVEN IF FAMILY #BUT THEN HIS FAMILY DIES IN THE BOMBING OF DISTRICT 12 #AND THEN THE CAPITOL CAPTURES HIM AND MAKES HIM THINK THAT THE GIRL HE LOVES THE MOST IS A MUTT AND EVIL #AND HE’S TORTURED AND HE WANTS TO DIE BUT AFTER THE WAR HES STRONG #HES STRONG FOR THE FACT THAT HE DID EVERYTHING ON HIS OWN #I LOVE PEETA MELLARK
The Hunger Games - Vanity Fair [x]
IS THIS WHAT THEY CALL “HEAVEN”?
I stand there, feeling broken and small, thousands of eyes trained on me.
“Actually, I painted a picture of Rue,” Peeta says. “How she looked after Katniss had covered her in flowers.”
There’s a long pause at the table while everyone absorbs this. “And what exactly were you trying to accomplish?” Haymitch asks in a very measured voice.
“I’m not sure. I just wanted to hold them accountable, if only for a moment,” says Peeta. “For killing that little girl.”
Ok, moment of talking about this…
First off, you realize (at least in the books) Peeta never saw how Rue looked covered in flowers?! The Capitol never showed that footage, it was too inflamatory. So even when the Victor (or in their case the Victors) re-saw their games in the closing ceremonies, he didn’t see Katniss cover Rue in flowers (they showed her singing though), so he literally painted that by his memory of what Rue looked like and how Katniss described it, alone. And the Gamemakers knew what it was. They knew what he was doing and it scared them. While Katniss was always the shocking Girl on Fire, Peeta was the soft-spoken boy in love with her. That was what the Capitol’s image was of him… but right then, he shows to be just as angry, just as passionate and just as rebellious as Katniss. While Katniss has shocked everyone with her dresses, her actions against the Capitol in both games, and later the war, and has the government scared of her and trying to kill her because of it, Peeta’s thing runs even deeper in that moment. Peeta’s painting reminds them that Rue wasn’t just some little prop, some random tribute that Katniss covered in flowers and sang to at one point… she was a little girl. A little girl that they helped kill. And he didn’t even need to put it into words.
Seriously, Peeta is pretty badass and brave and anyone who says shit about him will feel my wrath.
Nobody ever wins the games, period. There are survivors, never winners.
→ fancast: Q’orianka Kilcher as Katniss Everdeen requested by ladyoliviers
Just a friendly reminder as to why everlark is endgame for a reason.
So stop saying that Katniss chose Peeta because he was all she had left and because Gale went to another district.
Katniss chose Peeta because she grew to love him throughout the books and she even admired him from the very beginning. She only ever had the “hunger” when she was kissing him and she broke down when they were apart.
I feel like everyone who makes the Galeness argument completely neglects that this is a thing
Hunger Games. Just for fun.
i really have no idea what this has to do with survival skills
Actually she has identifying which plants and berries are poisonous. She was quizzing herself. It’s foreshadowing because she later dies from eating poisonous berries; in the book, it’s seen as a foolish mistake, but because of this scene, it has implications of suicide.
Well the Hunger Games just became even more devastating than it already was.
yeah when they find her body, Katniss says “she’s smart…too smart”.
Katniss and Prim || The Hunger Games + Catching Fire.
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.