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anonymous asked:

Hi, could you rec me your favourites fics please ?

anonymous: hey. sorry for bothering. im a new larrie and id really like to read some good larry fanfic but its been really hard for me to find it. id be really thankful if you could recommended me some. thanks❤️

Putting these two together into a list of fics that I’ve tagged with “fave” or “reread” (usually both), in no particular order because I could never pick a favorite. Enjoy :)

(Most of these will be pretty angsty, btw, as those are usually my faves, so make sure to check the tags for triggers)

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Masterlist: Post-Mockingjay - One Shots, Part 1

This masterlist features one-shot fics or drabbles that take place Post-Mockingjay.  They may be pre- or post epilogue.  

This list was so long, that it had to be broken into two parts.  Please see this post for Part 2.

Please make sure to read the tags and summary before diving into the fic. Some stories may feature subject matter which is not to everyone’s tastes

As with all masterlists, if you find a story that fits but is not on this list, let us know by sending us a message or fanmail with the story link.

157 Days - annieoakley1

A Baker’s Proposal - hanluvr (Bria)

 A Dandelion In the Spring - springsdandelion

A Dandelion On The Way - lucybrad33

A Day at the Beach - soafterr

A Different Kind of Hunger - italk-too-much

A Gift of Love (However Small) - Xerxia

A Good Kind of Pain - jackpotgirl

A Nightmarish Dream - orphan_account

A Simple Saturday - katnissdoesnotfollowback

A Spark Of Hope - orphan_account

Aftermath - 1f_this_be_justice

All I Can Talk About - apromptdisregarded

All I Need - Belladonnablush

All That Love’s About - starkist

All That Matters - rebelmellark

Always - italk-too-much

Always - JavisTG (javis)

An Illusion Of Peace - 1f_this_be_madness

An Orange Accident - optimus_pam

And Eventually His Lips - arollercoasterthatonlygoesup

And sleep comes to the weary - thenightskysighs

Another Game to Play - hawkins437

Any Other Wednesday - javisTG

Anytime You Feel Like It -  mrsbonniemellark

Apples and Cloves - titania522

Arkaios - rockme

As You Wish - fanficallergy

At Nightmare’s End - CrystallizedTears (*Added 7/18/17)

At the Broken Places - Della19

Away We Go - Abagail_Snow

Azure and Silver - ImBeautifullyHuman

Be My…? - marbee

Behind the Door - dedkake

Better Together - Pookieh

Between Us - titania522

Beyond This Day – PenelopeWeaving

Birth  - wolfpacklove

Black Beans - sec982

Bound - atetheredmind

Broken hearts & broken minds - The_Everlark_Life

Buttercup’s Plans - Varali

Cake Batter Therapy - ohmakemeahercules (*Added 7/18/17)

Canvas - serenityandroses

Careless Wishes - kismet4891

Catching the butterfly - keepyousafefrommybow

Centum - maxwellandlovelace (*Added 7/18/17)

Christmas Blessings - ella_rose88

Cold Courage - abrahamsdaughterraisedherbow

Cold Mornings - shesasurvivor (starkist)

Collections - lollercakes (A collection of one-shots)

Come Away With Me - titania522

Come Back To Us - CryingOverMockingjay

Contents Unknown - FanficAllergy

Cravings - springsdandelion

Crooked Heart - llmarmalade

Dance To a Music All Their Own - sabaceanbabe

Dancing under the snow. - JavisTG (javis)

Day Twenty-Seven: Katniss & Peeta - gabygenhart

Deal - victors_mockingjays

Delivery - gilmoregeek3

Diving In - JennaGill

Disconnected - HPfanonezillion

Do the wicked never lose - thenightskysighs

Do You Want To Build A Snowman? - titania522

Everlark fan fiction: Post-Mockingjay - Katniss and Peeta (Mockingjaysong92)

Evoke - purple-cube

Family of Choice - fanficallergy

Feel neverland014

Felinity - ForestFairy

Fields - serenityandroses

First day in spring - Sagittaria sagittifolia (*Added 7/18/17)

Five Dresses - sponsormusings

Fives - youarebeingridiculous

Five, Ten, Fifteen - madefrommemories 

For Him - NurturingSilence

For the Baby - AThousandLifetimes

Four in the Morning - ClarkWayne

Glove Buddies - thesagaciousowl

Good Again - forthegenuine

Good Things Will Strive to Dwell - forthegenuine

Go On Now - ThirtySomething

Great in the eyes of someone - tryalittlejoytomorrow

Healing - tryalittlejoytomorrow

hello my old heart (it’s me) - sleepingontheceiling

Here - sweetlovegone

His Girls - Mack6506

His Girls: Reflections on a Life in the Making - everydayescapeartist

Home Delivery - joshs-left-earlobe

Homecoming - serenityandroses

Huntress Hunted - ForestFairy

I Promise You Always - rnellark-everdeen

I Remember - sponsormusings

I Wouldn’t Change It - restlessness

I’ll count your every kiss as a victory - loveleee

I’m Home - victors_mockingjays

In Sickness and in Health - theweepysurfer

In The Meadow - melissaeverdeen13

In The Spring - Writingwife83

In the stillness of remembering what you had (and what you lost) -  tryalittlejoytomorrow

Intertwine Me - littlemissmionie

It Was Raining - notanislander

It’s like the first time all over again - Xerxia

It’s Not a Game - fyrebirdrises

It’s the Thought that Counts - everlarktoast (*Added 7/18/17)

It Won’t Be Long - forthegenuine 

I’ve come to talk with you again - shesasurvivor (starkist)

Katniss and Peeta First Time -  Browncoattiff

Lemonade - JLaLa

Less of This - HPfanonezillion

Let Me Take Care of You - Everlarked

Like A Sound Caught In My Throat - littlemissmionie

Little Christmas Bun (A Good Again Outtake) - titania522

Little Things - Jenye

Long Time No See - A Hunger Games Fanfic - Glowstick_ofdestiny

Looking back, looking forward. - Everlarked

Look After You - TandyHard

Love and Marriage - HPfanonezillion

Love&Denial - The_Everlark_Life

Making Cookies with the Mellark’s - AULOVER (mega-aulover)

Melodramatic - theweepysurfer

Memorial - moonice20408

Midnight Clear - blanketed_in_stars

Miles Cross - Mejhiren

Mockingjay’s Baby - batbaby

Monsters In My Head - 1f_this_be_madness

More - titania522

More - victors_mockingjays

Morning Light - maddmaddworld

Mother and Daughter - odair4

Moving On - Ronja

My Kingdom For An Eggplant - sabaceanbabe​

No One Left - chraezanty17

Not Forgotten - CircularGallifreyan

Not Such a Bad Thing - beccabecalm

One Last Time - lieselmemingers

Only Dust and Fragile Clay (flying far, miles away) - thenightskysighs

Our Victory - hanluvr (Bria)

Painted Houses - optimus_pam

Painting the Hurt - HPfanonezillion

Paper Cuts and Patchwork Phoenixes - belladonnacullen

Paper Flowers - muttpeeta

Pictures at an Exhibition - LolaBleu

Praeteritum - Littlemissmionie

Pressed Herbs - JennaGill (*Added 7/18/17)

Pride and Joy - infinitegraces

Prim, Promise, and Progress - everydayescapeartist

Primrose and Cinnamon - askboo

Rain - xerxia31 (*Added 7/18/17)

Raisin Nut Bread - Kary

Ravished by Dead Words - whitelilly0989

Real is My Always - hutchhitched

Rebirth - rita hayworth

Rebirth - perksofbeingpeeta

Remind Me - Pookieh

Requiem - thesagaciousowl​ 

Safe and Sound - Ronja

Seasons Change - victors_mockingjays

Shades of Blue - melissaeverdeen13

She Let Me In Her Bed - thegirlonpeetamellark

Silver Linings - sponsormusings

Simple - NotAnIslander  

Sing - titania522

Six Times Katniss Was Happy She Chose the Baker - soafterr

Skimming the Surface - bubblegum1425

Something New - tigers24

Spring to Come - herainab

Stealing Moments - JudeAraya

Still Here - grangerbutstranger

Stitching - MalTease

Stitch Us Back Together - falafelwaffel

Sunrise and the Flame - MalTease

Sweetest Devotion - JennaGill (*Added 7/18/17)

Completed: 4/28/16

Updated: 7/18/17

Katniss isn’t the mockingjay… but her children are

I don’t mean to insinuate that Katniss isn’t the central character of The Hunger Games series or that she isn’t the catalyst for a revolution or the symbol of rebellion to her people. She is all of those things and more. She is cast by the rebellion as the Mockingjay, and she comes to identify as that role, albeit reluctantly. I would argue, though, that she just isn’t the mockingjay. There’s a qualitative difference between the two. One capital letter can make a world of difference. So let’s talk more about that little “m.”

The Hunger Games is, among other things, a treatise on how we, as a society, care (or don’t) for our children. It’s a pacifist call to stop using our children in the theater of war. This is corroborated when Katniss thinks, “[S]omething is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children to settle its differences.” She even comes to embrace what Peeta cautioned against in his first Capitol interview, that humans as she knows them ought to die off so that “some decent species [can] take over.” (MJ 377)

This new species of human is the mockingjay.

Suzanne Collins goes through great pains to relay a few basic truths to the reader from the outset of The Hunger Games:

  • Katniss is a “mini me” version of her deceased father. Whereas her mother and sister are delicate and fair like the merchant class, Katniss is Seam Strong: she’s not only darkly complected like her father, but she shares his rebellious and free spirit. There is nothing merchant class about Katniss. She is, to her core, Seam.
  • Katniss can’t bear the thought of having children in the world she knows. If it strikes you as odd that Suzanne Collins would have a 16-year-old girl talking about having (or not having) children within the first several pages of the series, then you’re onto something. This is an overarching theme and preoccupation, and it’s perhaps the most important one to Katniss as a character. Having, or not having children, is representative of Katniss’ future. By not wanting to have children, she is resisting the system in the only way she can as a disenfranchised person. It’s her way of opting out of the future altogether.
  • There is a specific mythology behind the mockingjay as a species, and Suzanne Collins wants us to get it exactly right. (we’ll talk about that more in a sec).     

Why do these three points matter?

Let’s start with the mythology behind the mockingjay. Here’s what Collins tells us:

“They’re… something of a slap in the face to the Capitol. During the rebellion, the Capitol bred a series of genetically altered animals as weapons. The common term for them was muttations, or sometimes mutts for short. One was a special bird called a jabberjay that had the ability to memorize and repeat whole human conversations. They were homing birds, exclusively male, that were released into regions where the Capitol’s enemies were known to be hiding. After the birds gathered words, they’d fly back to centers to be recorded. It took people awhile to realize what was going on…Then, of course, the rebels fed the Capitol endless lies, and the joke was on it. So the centers were shut down and the birds were abandoned to die off in the wild.

Only they didn’t die off. Instead, the jabberjays mated with female mockingbirds, creating a whole new species that could replicate both bird whistles and human melodies.” (THG 42-43)

Apologies for the extended quote! But this is some heavy stuff… it’s the heart and soul of the series. The Capitol creates a weapon against its people, the male jabberjay, a bird excellent with words. Ultimately the jabberjay proves useless to the Capitol- worse than useless, even. Destructive. The rebels use it for their own cause. And then the jabberjay mates with the female mockingbird and creates a new species that should never have existed. Suzanne Collins might as well have put a “spoiler alert” before this paragraph. This foreshadows exactly what happens in the series. And she just told us on page 42. That saucy minx.

Katniss is the mockingbird. She isn’t a mutt of anything; she is purely her father, a product of the Seam. She is so “Seam” she is practically a monolith. As a child, she overhears her father singing and spouting anti-Capitol political rhetoric, and she replicates his call, getting scolded by her mother. (THG 6, MJ 123) When her father would sing, all the birds would stop to listen to him. And lo and behold!, the same is true of Katniss. (THG 301). Throughout the series, Katniss only ever sings the songs her father taught her, those she heard as a child. She doesn’t have a song of her own. The mockingbird, in literature, symbolizes innocence and purity. And, despite the countless horrible things Katniss thinks about herself, she is an innocent. She isn’t privy to the political machinations of the adults around her. She doesn’t even know the content of her own heart. She’s pure (but for Peeta she’s perfect).  

….Which brings us to Peeta. He is the jabberjay. He is described by Katniss as being good with words more times than it’s useful to recount. One of my favorite examples is when Katniss thinks, “Peeta doesn’t need a brush to paint images… He works just as well in words” (MJ 22) In fact, following his first interview with Caesar Flickerman, she adds, “I don’t care [that he is a traitor]. Not what he says or who he says it for, only that he is still capable of speech.” (MJ 27) He is the voice of reason in her world, the leader she envisions in a just society. Just as Peeta hears her call and is “a goner,” so too is Katniss for him. They are two songbirds impossibly, irrevocably attracted to each other.

Peeta isn’t just a songbird, though. He is, specifically, the jabberjay.  He is tortured by the Capitol, turned into an “evil-mutt version” of himself, and is sent to destroy Katniss and, therefore, the rebellion (MJ 243). When he is rescued and brought to District 13, the Capitol’s scheme has apparently worked. He tries to kill her (let’s not talk about that), and his attraction to her is “gone” (her words, not mine). He uses the “L” word with Katniss for the first time- in past tense (ouch! it burns!!!). And he says to her, “You’re not very big, are you? Or particularly pretty?” (MJ 230) Let’s just say that hijacked!Peeta isn’t immediately a fan of the bird in front of him. But he’s a homing bird, and time after time, he finds his way back to her. In the beginning of Mockingjay, Katniss notes that “Peeta would have nothing to come home to anyway. Except me…” (9). And he does. Again and again, he finds his way back home to her.

If Katniss is the mockingbird and Peeta is the jabberjay, that makes their children the mockingjay. Katniss had been drawn to the mockingjay since she was a child, admitting that there was “something comforting about the little bird” (THG 43). Despite her insistence on not having children within a totalitarian regime, the mockingjay always served as a symbol of hope for her, even if she didn’t want to admit why. Katniss and Peeta’s children are that hope- and “only Peeta” could give her that. Peeta finally gets Katniss to buy into that future, to allow herself to feel the hope he has always represented to her. Falling in love and having children together is the way to show the world that they, as people, are more than just pieces in anyone’s Games.

So Mockingjay must end with the children, with a girl and a boy who possess traits of each of their parents and who are a new species of mutt that the Capitol never intended to exist. These children are the most important characters in the series. Katniss and Peeta’s children are the symbol of hope that we were promised, as readers, from the very beginning. They are the mockingjay. They don’t know that they dance on the ashes on the dead, and that’s okay. The fire and ashes are in the past, and the mockingjay is the symbol of a hopeful future, freewheeling in a sunshine-filled meadow. Suzanne gives us that token to carry with us, to take into whatever games we find ourselves forced to play.

(And a shout-out to everlarkedalways for inspiring me to write this)

princessribbon1996  asked:

Why do you think execs think that girls aren't a good demographic? Aren't girls like half the population?

There are a few known reasons that execs do stuff like this, and most of them are… pretty stupid.

1.) The most common reason that execs try to target boys is because “common wisdom” is that girls will see boy things/(watch/read/play) something with a male protagonist, but a boy will not (watch/read/play) girl things, or (watch/read/play) something with a female protagonist. Now, this is largely untrue and I think that this myth is alleviating in recent years with things like Hunger Games and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

2.) Things aimed exclusively at girls have had… not the best past in the mainstream. In animation, for every Kim Possible, there was like 5 G3 My Little Pony’s. In video games it was even worse. This probably lead to the above myth. And this leads to a feedback loop “things aimed at girls have repeatedly failed, so why should we put too much money or effort into this next thing aimed at girls.”

3.) Aiming something at females tends to incite more controversy and criticism than aiming at boys. How many times as Disney been criticized for their princess brand? Prince Eric has never been criticized in the same way that Ariel has for instance. Remember, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, one of the better things aimed towards a female audience was declared “homophobic, racist, and smart-shaming” by Ms. Magazine. If there’s the indication that it could send even the slightest inkling of a bad message, it will be criticized to hell and back. Characters that have realistic human flaws can be seen as bad role models.

But I’m held here both by the hovercraft walls and the same force that holds the loved ones of the dying. How often I’ve seen them, ringed around our kitchen table and I thought, Why don’t they leave? Why do they stay to watch? And now I know. It’s because you have no choice.

The Hunger Games, pg. 348 

In which Katniss pretty much inwardly admits her feelings for Peeta. This is such an underrated quote?!?

On Gale's so-called selfishness and the like

My favorite thing is people who truly believe Gale only took care of Katniss’s family while she was in the Games so Katniss would owe him something or she would be with him. Really. R e a l l y. Is this REALLY an argument?

Like, first of all, that’s Gale taking on two more mouths to feed when he can barely feed his own family. Do you honestly believe he’d add two more people to his list just so Katniss will love him? I mean seriously.

Second, Katniss and Gale never EVER talk to or about each other in terms of owing each other things so I have zero idea where this concept comes from. Katniss, who looks at nearly everyone in terms of what she owes them, never believes she owes Gale a thing for what he did while she was in the Games. Know why? Because they were BEST friends. Because it’s what they do and what they had always done. Katniss told her family Gale would take care of them before she even saw him after the reaping. Because she knew that he would. And she would’ve done the same. No questions asked. If you’re looking for someone Katniss felt like she owed, you’re not looking for Gale, you’re looking for someone else. I’ll just leave it at that.

And also, the idea that Gale expected Katniss to owe him something for taking care of her family would make sense, I suppose, if he ever brought it up. But well, he doesn’t. Because, contrary to this fandom’s belief, he’s not a complete dick. He just loves Katniss and he cares about her family. Remember when he walked home with Katniss just to see Prim’s face when she got her goat? Or watched most the Games with Prim and Mrs. Everdeen? Or went back in District 13 to rescue Prim (risking his own life, by the way)? Or was that selfish, too? Was that just to make Katniss love him or feel like she owed him? Too bad he just handed her Prim and then said where he would be if she needed something.

So like honestly, if you’re going to say things like this, fandom, at least have them make sense. Because really, it’s ridiculous, this idea that Gale is SELFISH for taking care of Katniss’ family, for rescuing Peeta, for playing such a large role in the rebellion. I don’t understand. He keeps people alive and you call him selfish. He risks his life to rescue Peeta and you call him selfish. And, the whole rebellion thing? That he was only in it for selfish reasons? What does that even MEAN? Is it selfish to want your freedom, to want to be out from under the hand from an oppressive government? Does that make someone selfish? Because honestly, if it does, I think I’d be selfish, too, if I was in Gale’s position. I think a lot of people would be.

Selfish. Please.