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If the Hunger Games chatacters went to Hogwarts, which houses would they be in? 29 Replies

So, the other day I was thinking...if the charaters from the Hunger Games went to Hogwarts, which houses would they be in? I'm pretty sure Peeta would be in Hufflepuff, and IMO Haymitch would be a…Continue

Started by Rachel Anne. Last reply by Jessica DeRemer Jul 27.

Guys, this isn't Twilight. Let's not make it become so. 24 Replies

What I mean by that is the worrying amount of 'Team Peeta' and 'Team Gale' stuff I've seen around the interwebz lately. It bares a concerning resemblance to the 'Team Edward' and 'Team Jacob' thing…Continue

Tags: gale, peeta, games, hunger

Started by Ani Ceiri. Last reply by Jessica DeRemer Jul 26.

Peeta v. Gale 66 Replies

Ok, who do you prefer, Peeta or Gale?

Started by Kat Marie. Last reply by Jessica DeRemer Jul 26.

Mockingjay discussion and spoilers 57 Replies

So, I've just finished Mockingjay.  I'm not really sure what I think.I read it very quickly, in just a few hours.  I'm going to take some time to sort my head out on the matter, and then read it…Continue

Started by Joyful. Last reply by Joanne Jul 3.

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Comment by Joyful on August 23, 2010 at 1:13am
I am not very patient. My copy of Mockingjay was shipped a few hours ago (I totally ordered it 2 months ago, lol) and I want it to get here so I can read it!
Comment by Joyful on August 20, 2010 at 2:58am
So, my fiance finally started reading the books. He's about a third of the way through Catching Fire. He got really irritated about how Gale was acting when Katniss tried to convince Gale to run away with him, and walks into the room and says, " I know I'm usually against this whole "'shipping" thing, but right now I'm totally Team Peeta, because I think he's the lesser asshole."

And I just looked at him and said, "Are you freaking kidding me? Team Madge, all the way."

He just sort of stopped and looked at me and then went, "Huh. You know, I can kinda see that."

Although, a couple hours later he decided he's "Team Haymitch" because Team Haymitch is Team "Screw it all, let's go get drunk."

I really am a huge fan of Madge though. I kinda fell in love with her in her two short scenes in the first book. Then my love for Madge was completely cemented by her appearances in the second book. I think there is definite material for an analysis of Madge--just like Gale and Peeta--being in love with Katniss. I think that Katniss draws people in and makes them care for her. And Madge just sort of decided one day to be Katniss' friend without telling Katniss. She sat at her table during lunch, and I don't think they even spoke much. But like everyone else, Madge was focused on Katniss.

And while I get really huffy at fans who try to make the whole story about the romance, I think romance definitely plays a part in the story, just not the part many fans want it to play. I think what's more important than "Will Katniss choose Gale or Peeta?" is the fact that Katniss doesn't want to fall in love. The very idea of falling in love, getting attached, and being dependant on another human being terrifies her, and makes her skin crawl. The idea that she could someday have a baby, who would be subject to the Capitol scares her shitless. She doesn't look at the work and see possibilities, she looks at the world and sees terror, danger, and mouths she needs to feed. People fall in love with her, and that confuses her and scares her even more. Because love isn't quantifiable. It's not something she can count and order, and it definitely won't put food on the table.

But back to the romance, I'd argue that it isn't a live triangle. I think Peeta, Gale and Madge (yes I think it, and I'm sticking by it) are all in love with Katniss, and Katniss is incapable of returning the desired love.

Not every human being is capable of romantic and/or sexual love. Love is important. Intimacy, closeness and intense relationships are important. I'd say forming intense and intimate relationships is the most important mandate we have as people. But that doesn't necessarily mean romance and sex. I think culture today has a hard time grasping the idea of a positive, intense, emotionally intimate relationship that doesn't end in marriage and/or sex and/or "happily ever after." And I find that devastatingly sad.

Katniss is emotionally stunted. She has created this in herself. And I don't like the idea that she is required to fit into the Western concept of a heteronormative relationship.

/rant

Sorry I went so crazy there. I think I take too many literary analysis & gender studies classes. I'm also a bit older (assumption and generalisation) than the majority of people who hang out on the Ning, (I am approaching 30) so I have a different outlook that many of you who are still teenagers. (Not better, just different).
Comment by Deanna on July 5, 2010 at 8:51pm
I meant "in real life"*
Comment by Deanna on July 3, 2010 at 7:15pm
These books rock.
Even though my government isn't a twisted evil dictatorship who likes to keep everyone else miserable and poor and obsessed with absolute control and appearance (in theory.....) I feel called by these books to rise up to social injustice even if it means putting my life completely at stake. These books put us in positions where we have to make horrible and gut wrenchingly important decisions and sometimes they aren't the options we really like.

that is why we love these books.

In reguards to the whole "romance" thing going on here, I'm sick of it. I am sensative, when other people are hurting, I tend to over empathize with them. (Which is why my friends wont see movies with me that have a hint of sadness or romance in them.) But in these books? the pain of Peeta and Gale freaking sucks. and makes me depressed.

But MORE importantly, why is it even happening? In real like people aren't faced with two people that love and want to marry her at the same time, people that are competing for her as a life and death thing. And a normal person can make the decision of who they want to be with for the rest of their life pretty easy given the situation that she knows just about everything about both of them. What the heck? ATTENTION YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS OUT THERE! You're twisted three people love triangles are not a healthy model of what real relationships are like, even if in the end you are trying to get a point across with them. The whole Edward/Jacob thing going on is really truely sickening. The main readers are young developing teenage girls! They need to read books that truely show love and what a relationship is really like, and how they should be approaching them.

I love the books, let me know what you think of what I've said.
-Deanna
Comment by Trish on June 14, 2010 at 12:41am
All this "Team Peeta" and "Team Gale" stuff turns my stomach. Is this the horrible affect that Twilight has had on society? Or has this always been there, and Twilight brought it out, with all this "Team" business?
I think I noticed it during the whole Jennifer Aniston/Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt debacle when shirts like these where coming out:

Comment by Joyful on June 3, 2010 at 4:58pm
You know, the more I look at pictures and video of her, the more I think Jodelle Ferland would make an awesome Katniss. Most of the actresses people are suggesting are just too old to play a slight, underweight, sixteen-year-old girl.
Comment by Joyful on May 25, 2010 at 2:40am
So, I just poured through both books, crying repeatedly. They're amazing, and I can't wait for Mockingjay to come out. But I've been looking around the internet for a while, and I find myself a little distressed. After the first two books, all people seem to talk about is Peeta vs. Gale. All this "Team Peeta" and "Team Gale" stuff turns my stomach. Is this the horrible affect that Twilight has had on society? Or has this always been there, and Twilight brought it out, with all this "Team" business?

The Hunger Games books are beautiful. Violent and terrible and achingly sad. They're disturbing social commentary, and a reminder that words and actions matter, and that the tiniest pebble can start an avalanche.

There is so much important content in these books, why is it that all anyone can seem to talk about is the romance, and whether Katniss will choose Peeta or Gale?

At least this forum seems to be less about the romance than most of the others I've seen.
Comment by Kimber on May 8, 2010 at 10:27pm
I can't wait either. :D :D :D And I love Cinna too.
Comment by Katie on May 8, 2010 at 10:23pm
Oh my gosh I loveee this series. My favorite characters are Cinna, Rue, Katniss.... I could kind of go on forever. But I REALLY love Cinna. And cannot wait for Mockingjay <33. The Capital is going down!
Comment by Haley on January 9, 2010 at 11:05pm
Just finished Catching Fire. Loved it. Can't wait for the third.
 

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