president of district 13

Some love Peeta

Originally posted by vivere-militare-est1991

Some love Gale

Originally posted by hiyaimabs

But everyone loves Finnick

Originally posted by hermionewinchester

If Tumblr takes this down again, I swear I’m gonna scream

Does anyone else ever think about how it was Coin’s fucking superiority complex that ultimately killed her? 

And by that I mean she had no protection whatsoever at Snow’s execution. Sure, there were officials, guards, military people, whatever who grabbed Katniss after the assassination and dragged her away, but come on. This is the future. And there exists a little something called forcefields, which we have already seen used for personal protection. The Gamemakers put a forcefield up for Training after Katniss shot the apple from their pig’s mouth. They learned their lesson. But Coin, President of District 13 and front runner/expected next president of Panem, who just lead a fucking rebellion that overthrew a tyrannical government doesn’t have a forcefield up at the public execution of the former president? Because I don’t know, but if you ask me, that’s kind of the sort of place one in her position might expect to get assassinated by some angry Capitolite or woke rebel (like Katniss) who knows she’ll be no better than the one chained to the post. When you are that type of public figure, security is just something you do, you know?

Now, the only reason I can think of for why the fuck Coin didn’t go to better lengths to protect herself is her raging superiority complex. She is too good. She’s above it all. Firstly, the forcefields are Capitol technology. D13 has hovercraft, nuclear weaponry, other fancy weaponry, and the technology of a thriving underground civilization like sunless greenhouses and nice-ass ventilation systems. Coin is too good to use the same technology that the Capitol owned and used to protect their Gamemakers and surround their arenas. Second, she has such an inflated sense of power that she thinks she’s too good to be at risk. She couldn’t even consider a situation where she might want some kind of protection at this event. She’s Coin, of course, the liberater of Panem. Who would want to hurt her, deign to hurt her, or be able to hurt her? She’s better than them.

So ultimately, yeah, on top of being a horrible person, it was her above-it-all attitude that got her killed. How awkward would it have been if Katniss shot at Coin, only to have the arrow bounce off air and clatter on the ground? Pretty awkward for her. Pretty sweet for Coin. But that didn’t happen, because Coin was too cool for a forcefield. 

did anyone else notice finnick smiling or laughing at the most inappropriate times/situations or was it just me? it was still cute though lol

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As we approach what used to be the grand entrance, Gale points out something and the whole party slows down. I don’t know what the problem is at first and then I see the ground strewn with fresh pink and red roses. “Don’t touch them!” I yell. “They’re for me!”

The sickeningly sweet smell hits my nose, and my heart begins to hammer against my chest. So I didn’t imagine it. The rose on my dresser. Before me lies Snow’s second delivery. Long-stemmed pink and red beauties, the very flowers that decorated the set where Peeta and I performed our post-victory interview. Flowers not meant for one, but for a pair of lovers.

I explain to the others as best I can. Upon inspection, they appear to be harmless, if genetically enhanced, flowers. Two dozen roses. Slightly wilted. Most likely dropped after the last bombing. A crew in special suits collects them and carts them away. I feel certain they will find nothing extraordinary in them, though. Snow knows exactly what he’s doing to me. It’s like having Cinna beaten to a pulp while I watch from my tribute tube. Designed to unhinge me.

No one will fully understand — how it’s not just a flower, not even just President Snow’s flower, but a promise of revenge — because no one else sat in the study with him when he threatened me before the Victory Tour. Positioned on my dresser, that white-as-snow rose is a personal message to me. It speaks of unfinished business. It whispers, “I can find you. I can read you. Perhaps I am watching you now.”

Mockingjay part 2 opens tonight

I can’t believe it’s over

Originally posted by bitemytonguedarling

The Hunger Games Tumblr
  • Katniss: Hunting things
  • Peeta: Baking posts
  • Gale: THAT blog that tries to be tumblr af, but isn't
  • Haymitch: Funny posts about drinking where he makes fun of himself but doesn't know it becuase he is so drunk
  • Prim: Photography
  • Finnick: The blog that IS tumblr af
  • Snow: Poems that seem harmless, but have secret meanings and are actually his way of giving you a headsup that he is a bad dude and plans on taking over
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The Evolution of Katniss Everdeen

“In the beginning of this adaptation you’ll see that we made a jump from the book. The book opens with Katniss walking through the ruins of District 12 and we kind of only hear in her thoughts the backstory of her time in District 13. Pretty quickly we knew that wasn’t going to work and we were going to have to see Katniss getting acclimated to District 13 and meeting President Coin for the first time as opposed to jumping in the middle of the action.” 

- Francis Lawrence, director

December Book Photo Challenge (via books-cupcakes)

Day Eight: Best cliffhanger

Well it’s definitely shocking, and also happens to be the only one I can even think of. 

-Gerk

During the bombing attack on District 13 “it was a big priority for Francis that you really see President Coin’s intelligence and her posture as a leader. To see her psych out the Capitol and not just survive the attack through luck.” - Jacobson

“One of the things that Peter, the writer, and I talked about a lot in this sequence was a Wolfgang Peterson movie called Das Boot. There’s a great scene where the submarine gets stuck in sink mode and goes further and further down and while everybody panics, the captain keeps swearing that the sub can take it even though it’s passing the limits for how deep it can go. Peter and I liked the idea that Coin would show real strength here by saying ‘you know what, we’re being bombed but don’t send out the fleet, don’t shoot our guns – hide and let them bomb us, we can take it.’ And that it would be horrible and it would be scary but she has such confidence in her decision and in the way District 13’s been built. And it had the same claustrophobic feeling of being in a sub 300 feet below the surface of the ocean.” - Lawrence