Are you ready for this? We’re kicking off another round of RETHG where we read, create, fangirl/guy and dissect our favorite books and OTP.
Every week we read two chapters which are accompanied with questions and prompts that engage the fandom in various ways. You can choose to write/think/create/act on those, or do what you feel inspired to do. Just tag with #rethg and your post will be blogged on @everlarkedalways and many other blogs that regularly participate!
We always end the reread with a rewatch where we take a specific time to corporately watch the movies together! It’s definitely one of my favorite fandom things I’ve ever participated in. Join us! You will not regret it. :)
Let’s do this, THG fandom!
THE HUNGER GAMES
4/3-4/9 Ch. 1 & 2
4/10-4/16 Ch. 3 & 4
4/17-4/23 Ch. 5 & 6
4/24-4/30 Ch. 7 & 8
5/1-5/7 Ch. 9 & 10
5/8-5/14 Ch. 11 & 12
5/15-5/21 Ch. 13 & 14
5/22-5/28 Ch. 15 & 16
5/29-6/4 Ch. 17 & 18
6/5-6/11 Ch. 19 & 20
6/12-6/18 Ch. 21 & 22
6/19-6/25 Ch. 23 & 24
6/26-7/2 Ch. 25, 26 & 27
7/3-7/9 Ch. 1 & 2
7/10-7/16 Ch. 3 & 4
7/17-7/23 Ch. 5 & 6
7/24-7/30 Ch. 7 & 8
7/31-8/6 Ch. 9 & 10
8/7-8/13 Ch. 11 & 12
8/14-8/20 Ch. 13 & 14
8/21-8/27 Ch. 15 & 16
8/28-9/3 Ch. 17 & 18
9/4-9/10 Ch. 19 & 20
9/11-9/17 Ch. 21 & 22
9/18-9/24 Ch. 23 & 24
9/25-10/1 Ch. 25, 26 & 27
10/2-10/8 Ch. 1 & 2
10/9-10/15 Ch. 3 & 4
10/16-10/22 Ch. 5 & 6
10/23-10/29 Ch. 7 & 8
10/30-11/5 Ch. 9 & 10
11/6-11/12 Ch. 11 & 12
11/13-11/19 Ch. 13 & 14
11/20-11/26 Ch. 15 & 16
11/27-12/3 Ch. 17 & 18
12/4-12/10 Ch. 19 & 20
12/11-12/17 Ch. 21 & 22
12/18-12/24 Ch. 23 & 24
12/25-12/31 Ch. 25, 26, 27
RETHG MOVIE REWATCH
THE HUNGER GAMES JAN. 1, 2018 CATCHING FIRE JAN. 7, 2018 MOCKINGJAY PART 1 JAN. 14, 2018 MOCKINGJAY PART 2 JAN. 21, 2018
“My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people.”
caught in the woods with Gale for the night.
for the sake of this imagine we’re just going to say that Katniss and Gale
never really went hunting together, and I’m also going to make up a few things
that didn’t actually happen in the books so just go with it.**
You tiptoe behind a tree, careful not
to make a single sound. Bow and arrow in hand, you target it towards the deer,
just before you can pierce through the creature with your arrow, it falls dead. What
the hell. You walk over to it to investigate, but you are
stopped by a familiar, manly voice, “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Oh no, oh hell no. You are not
taking credit for that, I’ve been stalking that deer for almost 15 minutes now, I cornered
it, and you are not taking it!” You warn as he steps closer.
Gale was your hunting rival; you were two out of the three only people who ever
dared coming into these woods to hunt for game. You two were friends, but more
often than not, you and Gale would end up fighting for the same animal. However,
this deer was yours.
“But I killed it Y/N,” he
smirks. You’re not going to lie, Gale is attractive, but that
doesn’t stop you from fighting him every chance you get.
“Gale I’m serious this time,
you’re not getting that deer.”
“You say that every time
You push him, “Don’t call me
“Sorry sweetheart,” He teasee again, “Now quit whining Y/N, we’re gonna be late!” Every
evening at around 8:00 the peacekeepers would turn on the electricity in the
fence, if you didn’t get out before that, you’d be stuck in the woods for the
night. But you weren’t going to let Gale just take your deer.
“Alright then go, you don’t want
to get stuck, so go. I’ll bring the deer.”
Gale sighs, “Alright Y/N you
caught it, I killed it, we’ll both take it back and spilt whatever we get for
“Fine,” You breathe.
The two of you pick up the deer and
carry it towards the fence, once you’re close enough, you hear the gentle buzz
coming from it, “We’re too late, the electricity had been turned on.”
“Thanks for letting me know
Captain Obvious,” You say rolling your eyes.
“Get back into the woods before
we get seen in here, we’ll find some where to camp out for the
Once you’ve settled down and got a
small fire going, Gale sits close to you, putting his arm around your waist,
"I guess out of all the people I could have gotten stuck with, I got
You look at him surprised and he just
smiles back before turning his attention towards the fire.
“We could do it, you know.” – This feels like he’s jumping in the middle of a thought. One that’s been running on repeat in his mind all night and all morning and it just bursts out of him.
“Gale says quietly.” – When is our boy ever “quiet”?? I think we are getting a glimpse of what is really on his heart right now. Just as Katniss wears a mask to protect herself and hide her vulnerability, I think Gale does the same thing. He might discuss ideas, rant against the Capitol, but right here right now he’s cracking his heart open for Katniss to see.
“Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it,” says Gale. – WE, YOU and I. As Katniss states in a moment, he could have any girl for the choosing. But he chooses Katniss. Entrusts her with this crazy idea he had that’s probably been running in his mind for weeks or months even, but he never knew just quite how to say it or approach it, knowing his friend is skittish when it comes to emotional things and how likely she is to run away or shut down if he tries to get too close.
“If we didn’t have so many kids,” he adds quickly. – He’s already anticipated her response and is probably kicking himself now. Embarassed. She’d never leave w/o her mother and Prim. And how could he leave his family? But for a moment, freedom was something he could imagine. And sharing that freedom with his best friend.
“I might [want kids]. If I didn’t live here,” says Gale – It’s impressive that after everything, Gale is thinking about the future he’s putting some treasured hopes out there, for freedom, marriage, kids. He’s got 42 slips in the bowl this reaping and no false illusions of being safe. So I think these things are on his mind because he wants to escape it, he’s wondering, what if I get reaped and have to go to the Capitol, it’s his last chance to let Katniss know how he feels about her, and how he’s felt about her for the past six months though he couldn’t figure out how or when to tell her.
She snaps at him and he snaps back. In her shock and surprise at the sudden turn to sentimentality and hinting at marriage and kids, Katniss shuts Gale down and has unwittingly trampled on her friends heart. He drops the sensitive topic, they hunt, gather, trade and go on with their day. There’s no pressure, no nagging, no manipulation. Just his offering, her rejection, and hunting and resuming things as normal.
He does really well considering he’s just as young and immature as she is, and I don’t know if he had all that many people to confide in, so I don’t know if he’s been able to talk about his growing feelings for Katniss with his mother or a friend or anything.
Imagine: Being the eldest Everdeen sister,
you’re absolutely broken after Prim’s death. Your boyfriend Gale decides to
take you to District 2 to take care of you and build a new life for yourselves.
You sit outside,
staring off into the woods in District 13, the war was over, Snow was dead,
President Coin was dead, your little sister, Prim was dead, and you, you wished you were dead. You feel a hand
rest on your shoulder as someone sits down next to you, you don’t need to turn
to see that it’s your boyfriend Gale, “Have you eaten Y/N?”
“No, I’m not
are you going to be ‘not hungry’?
Seriously Y/N, you haven’t eaten since, never mind, the point is that you need
to eat,” Gale insists.
are you here?” You sigh, feeling exhausted.
leaving,” You look up to him shocked, leaving?
“I was offered a job in District 2 with Beetee; it’s an amazing opportunity for me Y/N.”
going to leave me too?” You ask spitefully, you know you shouldn’t be angry at
Gale, you didn’t want to blame him for Prim’s death, especially since your
younger sister, Katniss, already did, but you couldn’t help it. As much as you
loved Gale, it was impossible for you to not blame him a little.
“No, this is
what I wanted to talk to you about, Katniss is moving back to District 12 with
Peeta, I-I was wondering if you’d,” He pauses, being careful not to say
anything wrong, “if you’d be willing to come with me?”
“You want me
to leave my only remaining family and move to a whole new district with you?”
“I could be
your family. I love you so much Y/N, and I know you’re hurt, and I know I’m
partially to blame for it, bu-but I can’t live without you Y/N, please come
know Gale,” You say before getting up to leave.
calls after you, but you interrupt him without turning back around.
Gale, I’ll come with you,” You say before you continue walking. Of course, you
wanted go with him, but at the same time, you felt like you were betraying your
hugs you from behind as you cook dinner, “Hey sweetheart.”
how was work?” He smiles against your neck.
pauses, “But not as good as being here with you.”
You and Gale
have been living in your new house for just over a month, Gale has been helping
you through everything and at times you’ve even felt happy, however, you do miss your family, insanely. You can’t help
but wonder what Katniss is doing back in District 12 as you set the table for
dinner. You’re finally distracted from your thoughts as Gale’s story about
Beetee’s amazing new idea consumes you.
you’re sitting in your’s and Gale’s shared bedroom reading a novel when your
boyfriend walks in, “Y/N, can I ask you something?”
You look up
from your book and shift over, giving Gale space to sit, but he remains
standing and takes your hand, “When I brought you here, I told you that I would
be your family, I told you that I didn’t want to live without you, and that
stands true Y/N, I just want to make it official.”
words can sink in, he gets down on his knee and pulls out a small, simple ring,
“I know it’s not much, bu-but will you marry me Y/N?”
gasp, trying to hold back the tears, “Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes!”
He puts the
delicate ring on your finger and examine it, “Do you like it?”
I love it Gale, and I love you,” You pull him up from the ground and onto the
“I love you
too Y/N,” He says before pulling you in for a kiss.
Buttercup….beautiful, beautiful Buttercup. We know that he’s a parallel representation of Katniss throughout the books. Explain the descriptors Suzanne Collins uses to describe him in regards to Katniss’s character at the beginning off THG.
Why was the system used for Reaping targeted toward the poorer citizens of the district and how did that keep the country under the rule of the Capitol? How many times would your name be entered if you took the maximum amount of tesserae for your family?
Gale & Katniss. The conversation in the woods is a powerful picture of who they are, both in ideology and in relation to one another. What’s one aspect of their relationship that you admire and one that you detest at this point?
The bread in the rain. Katniss experiences several different emotions, desires and choices in this pivotal moment of her life. Why do you or don’t you think bread is a good metaphor for life? How does this introduction to Peeta contrast with her introduction to Gale?
Create a post stating a fact from the first two chapters that you had either forgotten or just realized. You can quote it, write about it or illustrate it in some way.
Take a screenshot in the THG movie (up to the handshake between K & P) and pair it with its book quote.
Create a post with your favorite bread fanfiction moment. You can quote it and source it. You can make a list of your faves. You can create a visual for it. Whatever you want. Make it about the bread.
Send an Ask to five THG bloggers telling them why you appreciate them.
Do as much or as little of the questions and prompts that you want to do. Rethg is meant to be a fun, thought-provoking and engaging event. Your participation, whether you create, dialogue or reblog, makes this an amazing way to interact with the books and each other.
Tag all your posts with #rethg and they will be queued to reblog on here. Let’s do this!!!!