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quotes i wish were in the movie

Peeta’s beside me dressed in an outfit identical to mine. “What did Finnick Odair want?” he ask.
I turn and put my lips close to Peeta’s and drop my eyelids in imitation of Finnick. “He offered me sugar and wanted to know all my secrets,” I say in my best seductive voice.
Peeta laughs. “Ugh. Not really.”
“Really,” I say. “I’ll tell you more when my skin stops crawling.”
Do you think we’d have ended up like this if only one of us had won,” he ask, glancing around at the other victors. “Just another part of the freak show?”
Sure. Especially you,” I say.
Oh. and why especially me?” he says with a smile.
Because you have a weakness for beautiful things and I don’t,” I say with an air of superiority. “They would lure you into their Capital ways and you’d be lost entirely.”
Having an eye for beauty isn’t the same thing as weakness,” Peeta points out. “Except possibly when it comes to you.”

Peeta’s argument is that since I chose you, I now owe him. Anything he wants. And what he wants is the chance to go in and protect you.
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Haymitch, Catching Fire

I don’t really understand how people can say that Peeta manipulated Katniss for his own gain. If he was truly using her, he could have killed her in the first Games or not volunteered to protect her in the second one. He could have just let her go in with Haymitch and let them figure it out themselves.

What I think people fail to understand when reading SC’s books, is that she was using these books as a vehicle to portray war, the effects it has on humanity and the ability to overcome it. If we look at it from that perspective, we see these characters as more than just two guys and a girl. 

Katniss being the protagonist and symbol for change. 

The men in her life representing the two methods to change:

Peeta being the innate good in humanity and hope that spurs us on to live.

Gale being the self-destruction in humanity and our ability to hate one another.

We get to see the different effects of each method and its consequences throughout the book. When we choose Everlark, we choose hope, the promise that life can go on, that things can be good again. 

This post is for Carrie @notanislander whose birthday is today. I hope you had a great day and your Kindergartners were extra nice to you! Here is some Peeta to make you smile. :)

self deprecating

on fire

brave

slightly jealous

protector

artistic

broken

hijacked

handsome

wise

charming

worried

adorable

sassy

And last but not least…

Her dandelion in the spring

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‘Katniss,’ says Haymitch in my ear.

'Still here,’ I answer.

'Interesting turn of events with Peeta this afternoon. Thought you’d want to know,’ he says. Interesting isn’t good. It isn’t better. But I don’t really have any choice but to listen. 'We showed him that clip of you singing ‘The Hanging Tree.’ It was never aired, so the Capitol couldn’t use it when he was being hijacked. He says he recognized the song.’

For a moment, my heart skips a beat. Then I realize it’s just more trackerjacker serum confusion. ‘He couldn’t, Haymitch. He never heard me sing that song.’

'Not you. Your father. He heard him singing it one day when he came to trade at the bakery. Peeta was small, probably six or seven, but he remembered it because he was specially listening to see if the birds stopped singing,’ says Haymitch. 'Guess they did.’

Six or seven. That would have been before my mother banned the song. Maybe even right around the time I was learning it. ‘Was I there, too?’

'Don’t think so. No mention of you anyway. But it’s the first connection to you that hasn’t triggered some mental meltdown,’ says Haymitch. 'It’s something, at least, Katniss.’

—  Mockingjay, chapter 15
Six Sentence Sunday - Drifting Between Grey and Blue

“You’re avoiding my question,” Nolan said bluntly, and Peeta bit his lip. The old man saw through him every time.

“You’re right. Sorry. Look, I…” he glanced out the window, at the people hurrying past to get on the train. He was prepared to turn his dad down flat - but at the last minute, something stopped him. He sighed. “I don’t know. Things have changed in the last few months.”

“Really?” The surprise, and curiosity, in his tone was evident. “In what way?”

“I…I don’t really know. Things just feel different. So I can’t promise anything. But…maybe.”

“Kiddo, I will take a maybe any day of the week!” His dad sounded so excited, Peeta felt the pang of guilt heavy and strong in his chest.

Geez, guilt was rearing its ugly head a lot lately.

“What’s the change?” His father was asking as he tuned back in, and his stomach pitched at his next question. “Have you…have you met someone?”

Monkey Paw

Peeta was rescued instead of Katniss, but today she’s back.

Warnings for drug use, character deaths, and angsty angst.

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“She wants to see you,” Gale tells him, his jaw tense with pain that Peeta senses has nothing to do with the wound on his shoulder. “You’re the only one she wants to see.”

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Peeta, the rebel, part 2

“We’re already married,” says Peeta quietly. The crowd reacts in astonishment, and I have to bury my face in the folds of my skirt so they can’t see my confusion. Where on earth is he going with this?
“But … how can that be?” asks Caesar.
“Oh, it’s not an official marriage. We didn’t go to the Justice Building or anything. But we have this marriage ritual in District Twelve. I don’t know what it’s like in the other districts.  But there’s this thing we do,” says Peeta, and he briefly describes the toasting.
“Were your families there?” asks Caesar.
“No, we didn’t tell anyone. Not even Haymitch. And Katniss’s mother would never have approved. But you see, we knew if we were married in the Capitol, there wouldn’t be a toasting. And neither of us really wanted to wait any longer. So one day, we just did it,” Peeta says. “And to us, we’re more married than any piece of paper or big party could make us.

-Catching Fire, ch.18

Recently while thinking about the whole Peeta rebel thing, I remembered this quote. It’s followed by the baby bomb, so it falls into the shadows a bit, but it’s just as rebellious as the baby statement. Just think about it- today you can hear people say they didn’t get married because it’s just a piece of paper to them. They are (at least most of the people I’ve heard say that) dismissing the institution of marriage. But Katniss and Peeta in Peeta’s story did get married through toasting. So it’s not like he’s dismissing the institution of marriage, but he’s dismissing the papers, which you have to sign for the Capitol. He’s dismissing the institution of the Capitol. It’s like he’s saying:“Your papers mean nothing to us because we don’t respect you and your rules and regulations. We don’t recognize you as an authority to us.” And he says that while the whole country is listening. The districts are on an edge of rebellion and he’s standing in the middle of Capitol dismissing the Capitol’s authority. Just imagine what kind of effect that had on the people wanting to rebel in the districts.

So, while the baby announcement is the bomb in his interview, this part of the statement is more subtle, but still a direct slap to Snow’s face. Delivered in front of everyone.

Peeta, you smart, rebellious, cheeky bastard :) 

Josh Hutcherson for TeenNow

So, Josh, is the second installment in The Hunger Games even more epic than the first?

I think so. In this movie we have to go back into The Hunger Games after Katniss and I have just won and have paraded around the country to all the districts. So it’s about the uprising of the people, and about us having to fight for our lives one more time.


Do you think Peeta and Katniss are reluctant heroes?

Neither of them wants to be there, that’s for sure. So yeah, they’re definitely reluctant heroes. They have to go about the Hunger Games differently this time, though. So it’s a really new experience for both of them.


So, is there more action for Peeta in this one?

There’s a lot more action this time, which was a challenge because there was so much more choreography to learn. It made me more difficult to actually focus on developing the character and that side of things. But I love doing stunts and always have. I got to learn some sword skills and more fight training. It was actually very good!


Wowsers, sword training sounds amazing!

It’s like the most masculine thing you can do! It is pretty awesome. I want to pretend like it was really hard work, but actually I was just having a blast. Luckily, there were no mishaps during the sword work.


How did you find filming in the jungles of Hawaii?

I’m not sure if unpleasant is the word I’d use, but it was definitely challenging. The hardest thing about filming in Hawaii is that…. you’re filming in Hawaii rather than having a vacation! You’re in a beautiful place and you just want to relax and sit by the sea enjoying the sun , not working! After a day of filming in the jungle you just want to be at the beach but you can’t so that sucks a lot.


What about all those jungle bugs and creepy crawlies?

Spiders and snakes are the two I’m really not a fan of. There aren’t too many of them in Hawaiian jungles, though. They do have a lot of centipedes, though, and they can be terrifying when you’re lying on the ground and all of sudden, there’s this five-inch centipede crawling over you. That freaks me out a lot!


What keeps your feet on the ground?

I think a lot of it is to do with how I was brought up. I owe a lot to my family and friends who’ve made me into who I am today. That’s important, and I think some people in this situation lose sight of that and find themselves in trouble.


You’ve got millions of fans now. Can you lead a normal life?

People are really cool most of the time. They’re usually pretty low-key, but it does depend on where you are. I just got back from Spain, and it was so nice there. If people did recognise me, it was always very pleasant and calm, not like being mobbed by crazy screaming people as it can be in the United States. But really, I pretty much do the same things now as I did beforehand. It’s just a little more challenging at times.


What are your best memories of filming Catching Fire?

When we were filming, I always liked going back to the house that I was staying in and having barbecues on the beach. One day a group of us decided to take these kayaks from behind my house out to these two little islands. It was a crazy adventure. The rain started coming down and the wind got up but we fought for it anyway. We thought we might get blown out to sea and be lost forever but we survived! That was a legendary bonding of souls. When we made it back, we all looked at each other like, ‘We actually did that?’. But we survived!


So, go on then, tell us more about the proposal scene…

We had one really funny moment when we were filming some of the scene where I’m proposing to Katniss. It was the first time I’d ever proposed to anyone in real life or on film. I’d never done the whole dropping down on one knee thing before. And the very first time I did it, I split my pants right down the middle. That was a really funny moment and probably a horrible omen for every proposal I ever make.

“Nina and I and Peter used to all talk about Breaking Bad,” said Lawrence with a laugh. “And for a while we were talking about, like, that’s kind of the Breaking Bad ending. But you [only] have to wait a week, and if you binge-watch it, you don’t have to wait at all before the next episode.” Lawrence chuckled. “To me, there’s a difference between ending on a note that really makes people want more, and ending on a note that just makes people angry.”

Instead, the filmmaking team decided to allow Katniss — and the audience — to learn how Peeta had been hijacked, and to see President Coin begin to seize greater control of the rebellion as Katniss’ focus turns even more to the deeply damaged Peeta.

“It wound up feeling like a really natural place to break the book, because after Peeta’s back, and you have a whole different set of priorities,” said Craig. “There’s a whole different process that Katniss goes through with him once he’s back. … This look she gives Peeta — she’s looking at somebody who she really loves who isn’t just a pawn in this chess game the way he is to everybody else. I always really liked it ending sort of intercutting between Coin and Katniss there, and how their priorities have suddenly split at the end of the movie. We’re actually ending a little bit at a fork in the road. Then there really is a feeling of completion right there. [In] the next movie, I think, everybody will feel that we’re starting at a much different place.”

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Somebody who she really loves…

Yeah, Katniss loves Peeta, simple as that.

Hey yo. It’s October. Can you believe it? Before the-craziness-that-is-November starts, I wanted to make it about us. The fandom. Talk about our daily, interact with one another and just spread the love. I’ll also be blogging your goofy posts from over the years. 

Week One: Simply Everlarked

Everlarked is when daily life reminds you of Katniss & Peeta. The dandelion, an arrow, the random pastry, a squirrel, anything really. Make a graphic, an edit or text post with “You’re Everlarked when…” and finish the thought.

Week Two: Top Three

For Week Two, every day there will be a Top Three theme. You make a post with your Top Three of that day’s theme, e.g., Top Three Everlark blogs, Top Three Hunger Games blogs, Top Three Everlark Fanfics, etc.

Week Three: THG Slam Book (More like Adore Book)

A Slam Book is a way to corporately share your thoughts on something. Typically written in a notebook and passed around, we’re going to use the reblog button to pass it. I’ll post several questions and subjects throughout the day, add your comment to the post and reblog. It’s really simple.

Week Four: Always

We’ll be sending each other Asks throughout the day with a specific prompt. “You always make me smile because…” “You’re always an idiot because…” You get the gist.

Let’s have fun and make it amazing. THIS. IS. IT.

As always, submit or tag your posts with alwaysreal.

A while back, I was pondering Peeta’s parents, which led to me more fully imagining Peeta’s mother’s personality. This is just my headcanon, but I thought I’d share it.

Peeta’s mom is pretty terrible, so I started wondering what Peeta’s dad could have possibly seen in her. Surely there had to be something, right? Some redeeming value. 

I asked myself, What qualities cause people to overlook horrible character flaws in others? The first answer I came up with was good looks. Maybe it was just that simple; the great beauty Peeta’s dad had wanted to marry chose someone else, so he found the next prettiest girl. But that idea bored me.

The next idea I had was humor, and this idea instantly grabbed me. So many times we hear (or say) something like “Yeah, he can be a total jerk, but he is really funny.” We’re willing to forgive a lot when it comes to people who can make us laugh.

I also like the idea that Peeta could have gotten an important piece of his personality from his mom, awful as she could be. Her example helped Peeta develop his humor, skill with words, and ability to read people. Peeta tried to use these skills in kind ways, though, while his mother had far less of a problem putting someone down to get a laugh.

I imagine Mrs. Mellark was often a lot of fun, and Peeta enjoyed making jokes with her. Other times, however, something would set off her temper and she’d be cruel, either verbally or physically. If she was just mean all time, Peeta would become desensitized to it. It would be more hurtful if she shifted unpredictably between fun and mean. Then there would be those common moments when she would be funny and mean at the same time. I can see her making a cutting joke about someone and Peeta having to choose between laughing along to avoid her turning onto him, defending the target of the joke, or using humor himself to redirect the conversation.

This headcanon helps me make sense of Peeta’s statement that his mother told him Katniss might win the Hunger Games “as if to cheer [him] up.” I always wondered how in the world she could think that might cheer him up, or else how she could be so rude to her own son whom she would probably never see again. Maybe she said it as a joke, and that’s why Peeta said it was supposed to cheer him up. She was in this super uncomfortable emotional situation, and tried to lighten the mood with an incredibly inappropriate and insensitive wisecrack. Jokesters often make this mistake, though rarely to this degree of wrongness, fortunately.

Thoughts on a Manipulative Peeta??

So, I read an analysis of the Katniss/Peeta love story on the web a while back.  You can check it out in its entirety at:

https://letterpile.com/books/Katniss-and-Peeta-A-Realistic-Love-Story

It was a very in depth look at the relationship and I enjoyed reading it. It talks about their love story being complicated and realistic.  And I do believe it is. 

 One issue in particular really got me thinking.  The author was very adamant about the character of Peeta being manipulative.  That in a sense he uses certain tactics to manipulate Katniss and ultimately win her heart.  

The author states:

The problem with Peeta is that he and his actions are complicated. He is sweet and kind but he also is out for his own wants and needs. He does want to be there for Katniss and he does want to look out for her. He does want good for Katniss and he does want her to make it out of the games alive and for her to have a future. But he also wants Katniss. He wants her for himself, and he wants Katniss to want him; and in order to get Katniss and to get Katniss to want him, he needs Katniss to need him and he does manipulate her to get there.

Now, do I think Peeta uses his very adept speaking skills to manipulate the situation he is in??  Yes, I think he does.  Does he want Katniss?  Of course. But, do I think he si manipulating Katniss to that end?  After much contemplation, I have to answer no.  

Now, when Peeta says lines like “Remember, we’re madly in love, so its okay to kiss me anytime you feel like it,” I don’t think his audience for manipulation is Katniss herself.  His target instead, is the Capitol.  It is the the people and their hearts he is trying to sway and move towards support of Katniss.  It is why he came up with the scheme in the first place.  He is manipulating the situation itself so that she may win.  By his making that particular statement, he is simply reminding her to play along.  At this point in the story he was seriously ill anyway, so winning her heart is probably far from his mind.  He wants her to win.  The same goes for the Quarter Quell in Catching Fire.  Everything…pushing her to train, the baby bomb, the locket.  All are part to ensure that Katniss gets out.

And this leads to the main reason why I feel that Peeta isn’t manipulating Katniss herself.  Because, if he is manipulating her simply to get her to need and fall in love with him, then I have one big argument against it.  Getting Katniss to fall in love with him was never his endgame, because in both the first games and the Quarter Quell, he never expected to come out alive.  Why would he be manipulating a girl to fall in love with him if he was so sure he was going to die?  That doesn’t make sense.  And then in Mockingjay, his hijacking took away once more any plans he may have had for love.

So, I think Peeta’s manipulation is all about getting Katniss out of the arena alive and back home.  I truly believe that she didn’t fall in love with him because of that, but in spite of the fake romance and situation, Katniss found what she needed.  And she did need Peeta, the hope that was left in her life when everything else was destroyed.  

They grew together in spite of the circumstances.  When everything had passed, it was just them with no more Games to rule them.  And they found a true love and even some  “joy” as Katniss states.  Katniss and Peeta do have a complicated relationship, but that’s why so many of us love it.

So, any thoughts out there on Peeta and his being manipulative?  I would love to hear what everyone thinks!

All the best,

Bookgirl318

Cards Against Humanity an outtake from the Dirty Yet Virginal universe

Prompt 7: Playing Cards Against Humanity which leads to A getting really flustered and B just laughing his/her/their arse off and A just getting worse so B has to comfort him/her/them - maybe it can be opposite from the book and Peeta is the one who gets flustered :) and maybe the other person doesn’t have to laugh that hard ;) also, use the opportunity to create the CAH cards you want to have! (I got this one in my box once and could never write it). [submitted by @titania522 ]

Dear Anon: I tried my best to fulfill this wish humbly this is my: Cards Against Humanity Prompt (From the Dirty Yet Virginal Universe) – Un betae’d so I apologize about the mistakes. - @mega-aulover

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Katniss sat on Peeta’s bed trying to read the sonnets of Shakespeare for her Lit Class. She peered over the edge of the book toward the coffee table near the large flat screen television where Peeta played a silly game with his friend Finnick, Cato, Marvel and Thresh.

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Scarlett O’Hara, Gone With The Wind

It was for the best, every time.

Lily Potter, Harry Potter

There wasn’t really much to say about it. They were barely into their twenties and on the run from a powerful, genocidal maniac. Years later, after Neville Longbottom fulfilled the prophecy and destroyed Voldemort, James was the one to bring it up.

“I know we said we wouldn’t,” he began. “And it isn’t that I’m not happy now, just the two of us.”

“I would,” she said. “I would if you would.”

He smiled. “You don’t mind I’ll be a little bit old?”

“You’re not old,” she said, and she meant it.

Katniss, The Hunger Games

Peeta had really wanted children, but that was just too fucking bad.

The Last Drop by toastbabeis

Inspired by seaquell’s text post: “do not think about how katniss and peeta dealt with haymitch’s death do not think about it”

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We knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time before he left us. But knowing this fact didn’t make it any less painful.  

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