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Incomplete PJO HOO/Hunger Games crossover where Leo is the Boy On Fire

The seven (plus Nico) are randomly and magically transported to the Hunger Games universe on the day of the reaping. They each arrive in the district representing their power at the exact time of the reaping.

Piper goes to the Capitol

Hazel goes to district 1

Annabeth goes to district 3

Percy goes to district 4

Jason goes to district 5

Frank goes to district 8

Leo goes to district 12

And Nico goes to district 13

This is all completely unexpected and of course they’re all a bit disoriented. But of course Leo is the one who, ending up in a crowd of boys between the ages of 12 and 18, puts up his hand and says “Excuse me, could anyone tell me what’s going on here?”

No one hears what he says, but a loud voice with a funny accent comes from the stage: “How wonderful! Two volunteers at the same reaping! Come up here, now, don’t be shy!”

Everyone looks to the boy with his hand in the air, and Leo is ushered onto the platform. The blonde boy who passes him on the way back down looks very confused.

He still has no idea what’s going on, but being Leo he soaks up the attention naturally and improvises nicely. Everyone already thinks he’s slightly crazy so they all assume that he's rather air-headed too. It’s the only explanation.

He opens up (slightly) to Haymitch on the train. Katniss is extremely wary of him, especially after he tries to flirt with her. Haymitch explains stuff, but Leo doesn’t take the “killing other kids” part very well. By the time they get to the Capitol, he’s pretty much made up his mind to undermine the system somehow.

When everyone cheers for the flaming district 12 tributes in their carriage, Leo decides to make it a little more spectacular. Luckily the costumes are fire-proof, and everyone assumes it’s all part of the act. Only Cinna knows different. Katniss only gets slightly singed.

Leo is advised to keep his powers secret for as long as possible and only use them in emergencies in the arena. Effie isn’t even told about it.

During training, Leo can’t stop watching the girl who looks so like Hazel. Eventually he confronts her, and tells her outright to stay by him in the arena, and that he will protect her at all costs. He even hints that the games might go a little differently this time. (He has no idea what he’s going to do, but he knows he has to do something)

Later he’s surprised to find Thresh glaring down at him, asking about his conversation with Rue. He doesn’t lie, but Thresh doesn’t believe that he can help or that he’s worth anything, so he makes sure no one is looking then lets Thresh see a flame run across the palm of his hand. “Want to fight me now?” Leo’s still not confident in himself and thinks Thresh could still beat him up but has to act as if he knows what he’s doing. The next day Thresh is like “right I have come to a decision we are going to fight the Hunger Games we will create our own career pack but not kill each other” (His ultimate plan now is to take out everybody else and let Rue win but he doesn’t say that) so Katniss joins up and Leo also ends up making friends with the district 3 tributes (they bond over gadgets) so they join the gang and maybe a few others idk this is where I leave off because there’s so much more to this crossover like what are all the rest of the 7 (plus Nico) doing? Someone please continue this and add your ideas!

Oh hail Nina, O Captain my Captain

I have watched *every* Hunger Games commentary and I’ve noticed something - having since watched the Mockingjay Part 2 commentary as well - there is no bigger Everlark shipper in that production team, than Nina Jacobson.  Francis is up there, but he doesn’t compare to her. Love her talking in commentaries.  Here’s just some of the golden nuggets…

Catching Fire Commentary

*Regarding the Finnick/Katniss dynamic*
FRANCIS LAWRENCE: It was really interesting when working on the screenplay with everybody sort of tracking this distrust of Finnick was one thing, but when you suddenly start doing these sequences and this scene, all the different things that he does, it is getting harder and harder to not trust him. Cause you realize very early on that, he could’ve killed her, but he didn’t. Instead he kills someone that was coming after her, and saves her life. He then he goes and finds Peeta, goes and tries to help save Peeta, he carries this old woman around on his back, in the jungle, and now, saves Peeta’s life. And how it’s pretty – it’s pretty honorable. You sort of have to have a deep level of distrust in your soul to, uh, to not trust Finnick. And it’s one of the things about Sam (Claflin) he’s so likable. And so warm. And so emotional which I think becomes a huge part of Finnick’s character.
NINA JACOBSON: On the other side of the relationship is Finnick checking her out, seeing what she’s made of, and I – one of the things I love in this scene is, uh, he’s watching this unfold between them, and um, he’s seeing for the first time her love for Peeta is not an act. That she really feels for him and, cares for him. And he sees her differently after this too.
FRANCIS LAWRENCE: Yeah, yeah. Both he and Snow. And something is key for the very very ending of these next stories is, starts to take place when Snow sees that hug, and see that she really does care for him. And I think plans begin to form in his head.


NINA JACOBSON:This is also i think the movie in which she realizes how deeply she loves him. And you know at the end of this movie in the arena Peeta and Katniss have what is in the book described as her first passionate kiss. Her first kiss that’s not for the cameras at all and it’s truly rooted in her own feelings.

NINA JACOBSON:  I love where we are now in terms of the love story between Katniss and Peeta. She’s really chosen him now. They don’t get very long together, but she’s made her choice. And I think he’s really earned her love. And really I think, feel why she’s ended up coming to this place with him.


Mockingjay Part 1 Commentary

NINA JACOBSON:  I think Liam does an amazing job in this movie actually. You really feel for him, you feel for a guy who, he’s in love with this girl, and yet, and this is his first time to have time with her when he’s not overtly competing with Peeta. And yet, now, Peeta is tugging at her heart in a way that’s impossible to compete with.


NINA JACOBSON:  …she does fall in love with [Peeta] over time.


NINA JACOBSON:  It’s important for Gale and Katniss to have this fight…we really want to see them break apart on a philosophical level. They have different world views. While she also feels this great concern for Peeta, she also sees to the degree Gale has fully aligned himself with Coin, fully aligned with 13 and with his role as a warrior above all else, and seems to have lost empathy for Peeta and Peeta’s situation.


Mockingjay Part 2 Commentary

NINA JACOBSON:  Gale loves her. And even when he has her attention he doesn’t really *have* her attention.


PEETA: We’ve been here before you know?
KATNISS: What?
PEETA: That look.
FRANCIS LAWRENCE: This is a scene I always liked from the book, always found it very moving. The sort of beginnings of - Katniss and Peeta growing back together again. What’s interesting about it, is that, it’s a relationship that becomes an obstacle to her. To her goal now, her goal that if she’s going to take off and she’s going to get that Holo and take off with Gale and go on her own and go rogue, that somehow seeing the glimpses of the real Peeta again and feeling the connection to Peeta again becomes an obstacle to that objective.
PEETA: Fiancee. Enemy.
NINA JACOBSON: It’s also the beginning of “Real or not real,” which I think thematically is such a brilliant motif for the series and for their relationship because *that* is the question they have both asked themselves from the beginning about their relationship, if it is real or not real. And in the Games the demands that are placed on them and their responses and the sense of constant surveillance and how you behave when you’re being watched. And are your actions real or not real?
KATNISS: …not bright orange. Soft, like a sunset.

And just because she’s like the queen of our ship, here’s another little thing she has said in an article… 

NINA JACOBSON: at the same time its clear during that great moment at the beach in Catching Fire that she has fallen in love with Peeta.  That scene I love where she says “I need you” is so romantic and she’s clearly come to realize the depths of her feelings for him only to lose him.

Mockingjay part 2 :0

Ok so I went and saw mockingay part 2 (personally I thought it was the best movie out of all four) and I thought I would share the highlights and stuff from the movie :) Having read the books in advance not much was the surprising but it was still awesome (sorry if it’s kinda boring :/) 

(-SPOILERS-)

When Finnick dominated with the trident

When she showed up at snow’s assassination and we were all “Byeee coin” 

Well then there was this and Hayffie shippers were like KJLFHKLASHDFKJDS

And. Then. Tigris.

THE EPILOGUE

When Katniss was goals

The moment I realized Katniss was under water in the first place

And lastly this… because arrows are amazing

Volleyballs & Bows

Prompt 12: Spring break beach volleyball fic!! [submitted by @peetabreadgirl]

 This fic was submitted by the lovely @peetabreadgirl, I hope I did justice to this… love @mega-aulover

 Rated K/G / warning Unbeat’d

 Volleyballs & Bow’s

Katniss watched Peeta as he stood hands braced on his knees watching for the serve from the other team.  Her eyes zeroed in on a small drop of sweat that drip from his forehead down to his chest.  It rolled down his shoulder blade, cascaded down past his man nipple, zigzagged over his washboard abs and down into his cut-off shorts. Katniss licked her lips. 

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