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Hunger Games au

So, I love taking classic aus, and twisting them, and I’m doing the same here.

Which basically means they don’t all die.  Not in the games anyway.

(Some of this (everything about Winn and Vasquez for starters)  is from @change-the-rules)

We start with Alex, 17 years old, from District 4.  Absolutely nobody who knows her is surprised when she volunteers to take her sisters place in the games.  That she wins is slightly more surprising.  She doesn’t kill at first, focusing more on surviving, but then Rick, the other District 4 tribute, attacks her, tries to drown her, angry that she turned his advances down in the past.  She bashes his head in with a rock.

Her kills after that are absolutely ruthless and nobody ever sees them coming.

After her victory tour, J’onn, her mentor, introduces her to some other victors.

Maggie Sawyer, the victor from the year before Alex, is from District 12.  Half starved when the reaping happened, she wasn’t expected to even last the bloodbath.  She won without killing a single person.  Her victory was one of surviving, hiding from the other tributes until they killed each other.

Lucy Lane was a career tribute from District 2, who’s father won one of the first games.  She was highly favored to win her games about five years back, but what nobody knew what that Lucy had been fully disillusioned from the Games when, as a child, she watched her sister sacrifice herself for a District 10 boy, Clark Kent, and letting him win.  The Capitol had expected her Game to be as exciting as Lois’, but instead, Lucy was barely on camera the entire time.

Winn Schott, district 6, another legacy.  His father went crazy during Winn’s victory tour, and managed to rig the train’s engine to blow, killing himself and various others in the process.  Winn was one of the youngest victors,

M’gann M’orzz, district 11.  She won after the Gamemakers set portions of the arena on fire and she failed to pull the tribute she had allied with up a cliff to safety, leaving her as the only survivor.

Then, J’onn tells her about the rebellion forming.  It’s mostly comprised of victors, but there are some Capitol citizens.

Cat Grant, the Queen of the Games.  She hosts the tribute interviews, and gives commentary on the games.

Max Lord, a Gamemaker.  After his parents died due to a safety malfunction in an experiment he wants the Capitol taken down.

They both use their positions and power to help the rebellion.

Then, there are others, such as Vasquez, a tribute from District 3 the year Lucy won.  The two had bonded during training, with Lucy eventually telling Vasquez her real thoughts about the game.  Vasquez wasn’t scored high, the only skills she showed being a base level with a quarter staff and survival skills.  Only, she was actually a technical savant.  She taught Lucy how to take advantage of the arena, manipulating traps and sabotaging cameras and such.  She had been thought dead just minutes after the bloodbath, killed by the environment, but had instead managed to break out.

They all work together in secret, slowly planning and piecing everything together.

Then, four years after Alex’s Games, Kara’s name is pulled again and everything is forced into motion.

Freelancer Hunger Games AU 

Director Leonard Church is President. Aiden Price is Head Gamemaker. 

A few years before the present plot, the tributes notably included a brother and sister team from one of the Career Districts, a charming roguish character, a quiet and deadly giant, a stealth specialist, and the president’s own daughter, who snuck in to make a point about the games being inhumane. 

When the Director finds out his daughter is among the tributes, he lets the game go on and she’s killed. The youngest tribute that year, David Washington, becomes the Victor and a mentor, though he’s not without mental and physical scarring. 

Unbeknownst to the public, Carolina also survived, and becomes one of the leaders of the resistance.

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‘I will slaughter every single blonde s**t I see’: Seven people killed as son of Hunger Games assistant director carries out drive-by shooting 'because women rebuffed his advances and he was a virgin at 22’

  • -Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a shooting rampage in Santa Barbara, killing six
  • -Rodger also died of gunshot wound to the head; authorities have not confirmed if it was self-inflicted
  • -He posted a video to social media Thursday in which he rants about how women have rejected his advances
  • -Lamenting that he was a 22-year-old virgin, Rodger promises 'retribution’ and 'punishment’
  • -He says he plans to enter the 'hottest sorority on SCSB’ and 'slaughter’ the girls inside
  • -Rodger is believed to be the son of The Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger

Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence Teaming with James Cameron on ‘The Dive’

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and her “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence are reteaming on “The Dive,” which is being produced by James Cameron, TheWrap has learned.

Representatives for Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

“The Dive” tells the tragic true story of freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air.

Lawrence will play Mestre, who died during an attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet. Ferraras paid tribute to his late wife by diving to the same depth in an attempt that was filmed by Cameron.

California drive-by shooting: 'Son of Hunger Games assistant director' Elliot Rodger suspected of killing six - Telegraph

WHAT THE FUCK YOU PSYCHO PIECE OF FUCKIN INCEL NICE GUY SHIT. This is male entitlement this is why we are scared to flat out reject a guy this is why we are scared of every man when we first meet them. Don’t you fucking dare tell me we are irrational for being weary of men. Fuck fuck fuck
To Hollywood, Men Are the Bigscreen Heroes

The theme for this year’s Oscars was “Heroes in Hollywood.” Although the show referenced the subject with clips of predominantly male heroes, best actress winner Cate Blanchett pointedly noted in her acceptance speech that audiences also want to see women-centered stories, remarking, “The world is round, people.”

It seems that everyone but those at the top of the Hollywood hierarchy has gotten the memo that the big-budget film world remains desperately behind the curve on gender diversity. In 2013, female characters comprised only 15% of all protagonists and just 30% of all speaking characters in the top-grossing 100 films, according to a study released last week by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film (see for more on the study). Women of color were even less visible.

Behind the scenes, women accounted for 6% of directors and 10% of writers working on the top-grossing 250 films in 2013. These percentages are actually lower than those recorded in 1998. For all of the talk about gender diversity on various blogs and industry panels, little has changed in more than a decade. How can this be?

The fact is, there has been a profound lack of leadership and action on the issue by film studio heads and union executives. Typically, when journalists question studio execs about the dearth of women directors, they politely sidestep the question, listing the four or five such women they have ever worked with as proof that no such underemployment problem exists. So when Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal commented in a Forbes magazine article last year that “the whole system is geared for (women) to fail,” it seemed like the acknowledgement that many who had cited gender inequality — from both within and outside the industry — had been waiting for. By making that statement, Pascal publicly recognized the systemic failure of the studios and unions to institute practices that would enable women directors, writers and those in other behind-the-scenes roles to work more.

The community’s reluctance to right the skewed gender imbalance is curious given the fact that movies with female leads and women working behind the scenes are a win-win for all involved. As Blanchett pointed out, women are not a niche audience. They purchase 50% of all movie tickets and comprise 52% of moviegoers, according to the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Films featuring females in leading roles interest boys and girls, men and women. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” had the biggest November debut of all time, and grossed $864 million worldwide. To date, Disney’s animated feature “Frozen,” headlined by a female protagonist and co-directed by a woman (Jennifer Lee) has seen its box office fortunes surpass $1 billion. “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock, has earned $703.3 million globally. We need leaders working at the major studios and unions who are willing to establish clear guidelines and practices that will result in greater numbers of women working behind the scenes and on screen.

Every indicator suggests there are plenty of talented, well-trained and ambitious women ready to work. When one considers film genres and venues that are more welcoming of women, gender balance — and the talent of women — becomes clearer: Women account for 39% of directors working on documentaries screening at high-profile film festivals around the country, according to the Center’s latest Independent Women study. Compare that with the aforementioned 6% directing top-grossing films produced and marketed primarily by the larger studios.

The lack of women on screen and behind the scenes is a big problem requiring big leadership and big solutions. We need some heroes.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Photo Hacking a “Sex Crime”

“I was just so afraid. I didn’t know how this would affect my career.”

That’s just the beginning of what Jennifer Lawrence has to say about her stolen-photos saga in the cover story of Vanity Fair’s November issue, the digital edition of which will be available Wednesday, October 8, and which hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday, October 9.

Lawrence originally met with V.F. contributing editor Sam Kashner on August 13. News broke that hackers had stolen personal photos of her and posted them online on August 31—two weeks after the interview and a month after her July 29 cover shoot with Patrick Demarchelier. So Kashner followed up with Lawrence’s team in hopes of giving the actress “a chance to have the last word.”

“I could just sense after having spent a little time with her that she would come out swinging,” Kashner tells

The 24-year-old actress had not previously commented on the incident, but she spoke to Kashner at length about the anger she felt. “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world. ”

She had been tempted to write a statement when news of the privacy violation broke, she says, but “every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

Lawrence also addresses the legal ramifications of the hack. “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” she tells Kashner. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

In the cover story, the Hunger Games star vents her frustration not just with the offending hackers but also with those—including people she knows—who viewed the images online. “Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

Lawrence also shares a message for the tabloid community: “You have a choice. You don’t have to be a person who spreads negativity and lies for a living. You can do something good. You can be good. Let’s just make that choice and—it feels better.”

Lawrence speaks of the wrenching moment when she had to call her father about the hack. “When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened … I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games,” she says. “I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it.” She allows herself to joke a little about that terrible moment: “Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood.”

With her words now out in the open, the F.B.I. on the case, and a billion-dollar franchise to carry over the finish line, Lawrence seems to be regaining her footing.

“Time does heal, you know,” she tells Kashner. “I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”

In Kashner’s more than 3,000-word piece, Lawrence speaks extensively about a variety of subjects, including what she needs in a relationship (“I would so much rather be bored than excited and have passion”), her adoration for the Real Housewives franchise, and her love for comedian Larry David. Kashner also speaks to Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, Serena director Susanne Bier, and actor Woody Harrelson, who says of Lawrence, “You know, it’s not terrible, people telling you you’re great; what’s terrible is when you start believing it. She never got fucked up.”


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Jennifer Lawrence and Francis Lawrence Teaming with James Cameron on ‘The Dive’

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and her “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence are reteaming on “The Dive” which is being produced by James Cameron.

“The Dive” tells the tragic true story of freedivers Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, who competed to travel as deep as possible underwater on a single breath of air.

Lawrence will play Mestre, who died during an attempt to beat her own world record of 557.7 feet. Ferraras paid tribute to his late wife by diving to the same depth in an attempt that was filmed by Cameron.

Interview: How to Get Josh Hutcherson to Star in Your Movie

Ever wonder who would play you in a movie? It could be Josh Hutcherson.

The Hunger Games actor and director Ron Howard are teaming up for Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer. The contest is seeking submissions from film lovers of any skill level; all you need to do is create a trailer based on one of the everyday moments from your life.

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Movie Review: My main problems with The Scorch Trials movie

What bothered me the most about this movie was the rebellion they invented and Thomas’s new hate for Ava Paige. It feels like a bad copy of The Hunger Games. It’s like the director thought he needed a male version of Katniss and her antagonism with Snow to have a succesful movie. Not every movie has to be a THG copy. The Maze Runner isn’t about a rebellion, it’s more post-apocalyptic, than dystopian in that sense. It focuses more on the consequences of the Sun Flare and the virus, than the control of WICKED and their totalitarianism. It’s a story about survival, not rebellion. And losing that in the movie means they completely lost the purpose of the books and the developments of these characters.

Talking more about the plot itself, Aris didn’t have a big role in it, neither did Theresa. They didn’t have as much importance and power as in the book, which is a huge part of Thomas’ character development in this book. Also the ending with Minho didn’t make sense story-wise. And we didn’t get to see Group B much, it’s like the girls didn’t really matter.

The Cranks were much more zombie-like à la Walking Dead than mentally disturbed humans as in the book. Which adds tension and it will definitely attract viewers, since it gives the movie a very Resident Evil Apocalypse vibe, but it doesn’t reflect the consequences of the Flare that happen in the book, which are very important in The Death Cure. 

To me, these changes lost the sense of the book. I can’t understand what was the point of these changes. I don’t understand what’s going to happen in The Death Cure movie after all these changes. It’s like they only kept the names of the characters, but they changed everything else.