• lionsgate:hmm... how should we promote mockingjay part 1?
  • fandom:the catching fire promotion was pretty good
  • lionsgate:what? yeah you're right we shouldn't use it
  • fandom:then what about stills and stuff?
  • lionsgate:there's a katniss still
  • fandom:the movie is coming out in less than 3 months and we have 4 stills and a minute of footage.
  • lionsgate:right right we should photoshop mockingjay signs on places around the world
  • fandom:what? why? what about a normal trailer?
  • lionsgate:a trailer? that's so 2013 we're giving you an amazing app
  • fandom:some of us can't use it...
  • lionsgate:this is so cool we should give ourselves a self high five
The 'Hunger Games' Paradox


So this is a bit of a heavy topic today.

In thinking what I wanted to write about this time around, I though back to my last two posts about The Maze Runner and The Giver, two topics that brought up issues in the young-adult fiction genre, and noticed a subject I mentioned in both, however briefly. The Hunger Games basically stands as the identity of the young-adult fiction in mainstream pop-culture, and as I’ve said before, my feelings for the genre are complicated as they are, seeing as I am a young-adult. I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games franchise and have been following it faithfully for years, reading the books, looking forward to every new film, and being impressed by each as they came out. However, taking into account the baggage that comes with The Hunger Game’s being a pop-culture phenomenon; there are some complications that, after a while, lead me to realize an astoundingly ironic hitch.

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Katara, destroying the patriarchy.