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Just Updated: My Favorite Mistake, Ch 8 - Inertia

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Summary: They begin as acquaintances who quickly become confidantes. When Katniss Everdeen’s friendship with a very-married Peeta Mellark morphs into something deeper, mistakes are made that will change their lives forever.

A/N: I can’t thank @eala-musings enough for betaing this story. She works so hard and asks all the right questions, challenging me think about the decisions I make in this story, which I appreciate so much (be sure to follow her for the debut of her newest fic Forged Love, coming soon). An extra special thanks to @akai-echo for the gift of her banners. She is such a great motivation and friend in this endeavor.

Chasing Hope

Summary: “If I ask you to name all the things you love, how long will it take for you to name yourself?” A story on finding hope, forgiveness and love in a world they never imagined they would survive. Post-MJ. Previously


A/N I know it is not the weekend but nonetheless, enjoy this weekday update (bc I am excited for you to read chap 9 next weekend!) :)

8. The Monster Wakes

“I still get nightmares. In fact, I get them so often I should be used to them by now. I’m not. No one ever really gets used to nightmares.” Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Despite Peeta’s openly curious look, Haymitch dropped on the chair without a word.

“Well?” Peeta prompted when nothing was forthcoming.

“It went fine,” he muttered an answer which, to Effie, failed to shed light on the situation.

“You sure? Then where’s Katniss?”

“Gone. She needed to clear her head, get some air.”

“So it did not go as well as expected,” Effie lamented, peering at him.

“Were we expecting the meeting with her mother to even go well?” Haymitch snapped before he let out a breath when he saw the indignant look on Effie’s face. Effie did nothing wrong and she shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of it. “Sorry,” he muttered. “It went… It was…”

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I keep seeing tweets like “okay so america is a dystopian novel now wheres the 16 year old girl to save us” and other condescending shit like that and i just….

where are the girls who are saving us you ask?

oh i don’t know, they are at the Oceti Sakowin camp fighting for the right to clean water and treaty rights. They are protecting their land and water against heavily militarized police forces.

They are and have been at many Black Lives Matter protests. Girls have fought against police brutality in black communities. Women, in fact, are among the top leaders of that movement.

They are the muslim girls who continue to fearlessly wear their hijabs in public despite rampant islamophobia.

And there were plenty of teenage girls at the women’s marches across the country. 

So while a single Katniss Everdeen figure has yet to emerge, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t exist. Because young women are protesting every day. They are the Katnisses and the Laia of Serras and the Aelins and the Mare Barrows and the Nehemia Ytgers and the Lihn Cinders that you’ve all read about. These girls exist. 

Realize that the fallacy of most dystopians, and many books, is that they often presents a single cohesive narrative of revolt and change. And in our huge, wide world, that is not how change works. But the books themselves are not incorrect in assuming that young women will be the arbiters of change. They are spot fucking on. 

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I laughed so hard when I read it

Credit to owner
STOP TELLING WOC TO WAIT FOR THEIR TURN!

franchise films carried by white actresses

franchise films carried by actresses of color….

Person: They’re a fictional character, it’s not like you can ever date them anyway 

Me:

Originally posted by overthinking-nothing

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With Wonder Woman’s release we seem to be forgetting that there have been other amazing female role models in the past, so I decided to make a post dedicated to some other bad ass females and awesome role models. Unfortunately, I’m apparently only able to upload ten photos, so I’ll have to leave my fave Disney and Ghibli characters out of this list, maybe I’ll do another one.

Shout out to Maria from The Sound of Music, Veronica from Heathers, B'elanna and Seven of Nine from Star Trek Voyager, Arwen and Tauriel from LOTR/The Hobbit and literally every female from Star Wars (I could do an entire post on them).

And if you have a problem with Elle Woods, fight me. She’s the best role model here.

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Someday I’ll explain it to you, why they came, why they won’t ever go away. But I’ll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head, of all the good things I’ve seen someone do. Every little thing I can remember. It’s like a game. I do it over and over. Gets a little tedious after all these years, but… there are much worse games to play.