so many of these are katniss

I keep seeing tweets like “okay so america is a dystopian novel now wheres the 16 year old girl to save us” and other condescending shit like that and i just….

where are the girls who are saving us you ask?

oh i don’t know, they are at the Oceti Sakowin camp fighting for the right to clean water and treaty rights. They are protecting their land and water against heavily militarized police forces.

They are and have been at many Black Lives Matter protests. Girls have fought against police brutality in black communities. Women, in fact, are among the top leaders of that movement.

They are the muslim girls who continue to fearlessly wear their hijabs in public despite rampant islamophobia.

And there were plenty of teenage girls at the women’s marches across the country. 

So while a single Katniss Everdeen figure has yet to emerge, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t exist. Because young women are protesting every day. They are the Katnisses and the Laia of Serras and the Aelins and the Mare Barrows and the Nehemia Ytgers and the Lihn Cinders that you’ve all read about. These girls exist. 

Realize that the fallacy of most dystopians, and many books, is that they often presents a single cohesive narrative of revolt and change. And in our huge, wide world, that is not how change works. But the books themselves are not incorrect in assuming that young women will be the arbiters of change. They are spot fucking on. 

“if i’m not supposed to ship it, then why’d they go and make it so deliciously shippable?” - an informative lecture and powerpoint presentation by me

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PROJECT ROBS’ FAVES

I got my amazing beautiful friend Roberta for secret santa (❤️) and I drew a bunch of her favorite female characters so I could make a pattern to decorate her box! Here’s the final results, and I’ll be also posting the separate characters. I’m very proud of how this turned out and I think she liked it too! (Salem sure did)

Part 1 - Clarke, Lexa, Raven, Eretria and Helena

Part 2 - Kara, Alex, Felicity, Peggy, Beckett and Nikita

Part 3 - Korra, Asami, Toph, Ginny and Hermione

Part 4 - Katniss, Daenerys, Rey, Mulan and Eleven

Josh Hutcherson AMA Transcript

This is the transcript from Josh’s AMA on Reddit on February 16th, 2017.  All spelling and grammar errors are as written by the original people  This is very long, so the majority is under a read more.

Q:  Do you miss working with the Hunger Games cast?

Josh:  yes… they were the best! family forever. i miss them all dearly… however we still hang now and then and keep in touch.


Q:  Hi! What’s your favorite television show to watch?

Josh:  the Bob Ross painting show… i can benge for hours


Q:  Hey Mr. Hutcherson, is there any actor (that you have not yet worked with) that you wish to work with someday?

Josh:  so many…. joaquin phoenix is up there for sure.


Q:  Hi Josh, You got second class treatment from Rosemary Telesco and continued with Katniss Everdeen. Does it hurt your feelings?

Josh:  hahaha…. life imitates art…

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The Essential Everlark

A few months ago, I saw a post where someone asked for a list of essential Everlark blogs. So, I decided to make one. These are the Everlark blogs I follow, and consult, on a regular basis, but I know there are many more out there. Please, feel free to reblog and add your own essentials.

Let’s make this list as comprehensive as possible.


Automated AO3 feed for Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark. The perfect place to discover new fics and authors.

Weekly prompts for Everlark drabbles. 

Use their tag search to find your next favorite fic.

Spreading joy through the THG fandom, one drabble at a time.

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Mockingjay Thought

As I drift off, I try to imagine that world, somewhere in the future, with no Games, no Capitol.  A place like the meadow in the song I sang to Rue as she died.  Where Peeta’s child could be safe.  -Catching Fire, p. 354

Whenever I read comments or a post where someone is discussing how Katniss only had children because Peeta wanted them so badly, I always remember something.

I remember that during the middle of the 75th Games in Catching Fire, someone had a dream.  One about Peeta becoming a father and in a place where that child was safe.

I remember that this dream was not Peeta’s.  It was Katniss’.  She is the one who had this vision.

So many years later, when we see this…just remember, that Katniss was simply making her dream come true.

The Hunger Games series is about a dystopian future in which America’s one percent live in luxury in “The Capitol,” and host an annual reality TV show in which children from the subservient Districts are selected to fight each other to the death, for reasons that are never satisfactorily explained.

The bloodthirsty elite citizens of The Capitol were notable for the gaudy and ridiculous fashions they sported. CoverGirl liked these looks so much that they released a tie-in makeup range celebrating the unique style of those casually murderous sociopaths.

Please note that the heroes of the story, led by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss, are simple farming folk who dress in outfits cobbled together from animal skins and potato sacks. It’s only the entitled, narcissistic villains who paint themselves up like Cirque de Soleil performers, right before tuning in to an annual child murder spree for entertainment.

It’s one thing to dress up like a movie villain because you think they’re badass – many of us spent at least one Halloween dressed up like Heath Ledger’s Joker. But The Hunger Games painted the villains’ faces like this to make them look fucking stupid, in contrast with the salt-of-the-Earth heroes. 

6 Movie Tie-Ins That Totally Undermine The Entire Movie

What happened on the drive to the port of national city
  • Lena: So mother, why 'Cadmus' ?
  • Lillian: My goal is to end Alien-
  • Lena: No, I mean why'd you name it Project 'Cadmus'... It rhymes with so many things
  • Lillian: what are you-
  • Lena: Like 'Can't Miss' or 'Katniss'
  • Lillian: ???
  • Lena:
  • Lillian:
  • Lena: Cadmiss Everdeen
  • Lillian:
  • Lena:
  • Lillian: *Face palm*
What’s astonishing even now is to look at the cast line-up of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Not just Buffy herself, but also best friend Willow the witch, Willow’s girlfriend Tara, nemesis-come-wary-ally Cordelia, ex-demon Anya, mother-in-a-trying-situation Joyce and latterly, the mystically-created sister Dawn.

So often now, a “strong woman” in a TV show or a movie will be almost entirely isolated from other women - from Katniss Everdeen trying to survive the Hunger Games to Sandra Bullock’s character in Gravity, from Carrie Mathison in Homeland to Daenerys Targaryan in Game of Thrones - female friendship, let alone having conversations with several women, seems utterly impossible for many of today’s female characters.

What Buffy showed us is that having one strong female character per show - even if she’s well-written, interesting and complex - just isn’t enough. After all, you can’t pass the Bechdel Test with just one woman in the cast.

When I first saw Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I naively thought it would spell the beginning of a new wave of television and movies - ones where the women characters could be written as well as the men, where women would take the lead as often as men and where they would be surrounded by many other female characters.

It hasn’t happened yet. But I continue to hope that it will. And until we’ve made TV like that, Buffy will continue to seem new, fresh and revolutionary

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Legacy of the Teen Heroine

thelettersfromnoone  asked:

hi there, my birthday is february 13th. I really love any a.u., in particular fantasy settings! thank you for all that you guys do <3

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To help celebrate your special day, the incredible @booksrockmyface has written this sweet little Everlark drabble, just for you! Enjoy!


Bouquet

Rated: T

Katniss groaned as she lowered herself to the couch. She’d been on her feet coaching for so many hours. Gale had tried to make her sit down dozens of times, but even eight and a half months pregnant she was stubborn when it came to giving up so much control of the coaching.

She heard the door open and Peeta called, “Hey, where you at?”

“I’ve become one with the couch.” She called back. “We need to order take out for supper so you can massage my feet for the rest of the night. I’m never standing again.”

He leaned over and kissed the top of her head. “Lucky for you I picked up pizza on the way home. And I made you something before I left the bakery.”

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The more I watch and read The Hunger Games series, the more I grow to hate Katniss. She hurts so many people, and personally leads to the death of several people who trusted her. Yeah, she was a tool to be used by two terrible dictators, but Mockingjay really drives it home that the choices she made were hers, and the repercussions cost her the life of one of her closest friends, and people that were trying to protect her. The war would have gone on without her, but she had to go an inset herself into the Capitol. She made no real difference when she was there, other than killing people who would have lived otherwise. 

I love the Hunger Games trilogy. I think it’s one of the best metaphors for and a reflection of our society. I loved every character, even the hateful ones because they’re part of a story that affected my life in so many ways. I don’t care how people tell me it’s “too mainstream”, or that I’ve “only liked the book because of the movie” ( no shit, I’ve read the books even before the film adaptation was announced), I love it. I can go on and write so much about it, but I’ll stop now. I just want to express how much a story can change a person’s view of life.

Just Updated: The Pearl of the Antilles, Chapter 13 - The Wheel of History

Banner by the amazingly generous and talented @wwrebel1992 .  Peeta and his blue eyes!

now on AO3/ffnet

Summary:   Historical AU set in Saint Domingue (French Territory) in 1790, one year before the Haitian Slave Uprising. Capitaine Peeta Mellark is the incorruptible Captain of the French Army in Le Cap, Saint Domingue. Katniss Everdeen is the daughter of a wealthy French merchant and mulatta mother. After the death of her parents and the dissolution of her father’s estate, Katniss survives by becoming one of the most sought after courtesans in Le Cap. A chance encounter in a Saturday market leads to a passionate affair set against the backdrop of one of the most brutal slave uprisings in recent history. Based on the novel, The Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende.

So many thanks to the incredible @eala-musings@everllarkingnewtina , @thegirlfromoverthepond and @akai-echo for betaing this chapter, not once, but twice. They are lovely and work so hard and I am very grateful for them.

There are now approximately five chapters remaining in this story!

Happy reading!

now that i think about it no show or movie that is based around survival or like the apocalypse or even ones based off of history have talked about body hair or periods?

literally the only thing i can recall is when Katniss is getting waxed in the hunger games but thats…..literally it???

The 100 hasn’t talked about, the walking dead AND fear the walking dead haven’t talked about it, falling skies didn’t talk about it, game of thrones doesn’t talk about it either

why are so many women hairless in these shows when that really does not make sense?? why are women not talking about their periods in these shows or movies like these are serious things….

The Firebird - Chapter 13

Chapter 13: The Longest  Day

To the Fantastic Four helping me with this story - @xerxia31, @dandelion-sunset, @titaniasfics for the betaing help and @akai-echo for the banners and aesthetics - thank you. Thank you for believing in me and in this story, and giving up so many hours to help me make it better.

So… we’re heading into the second half of this story .. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it :) Please do not hesitate to leave a message, or a review :) They truly make my mornings :)

Without further blah blah … Here on AO3 // FFN

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She apparently didn’t think it through thoroughly.

Because his idea of taking her home was to drive her to her place so she could take a quick shower and change out of her dirty clothes, then bring her to his place so they both could rest and he could keep his word of looking after her, in case she had a concussion.

She threw a fit, didn’t want to go to his place, didn’t want to change, or move, but he had the patience of a saint, the ability to make her bend, and a stubbornness that equaled her own, which was saying something. He made sure she understood that the only way he was going to move from his spot, leaning against her kitchen counter, would be to take her back to his place.

She caved.

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Joshifer Daily Reminder: There were so many amazing moments at the 2015 SDCC, but this one is my favorite. Josh is answering a serious question about Peeta and his struggle to come back from his hijacking, and Jen can’t help but tease him about not being able to stay away from her. You can say she was talking about Katniss and Peeta, but we all know that Josh traveled across the country to visit the set several times when he wasn’t needed. It’s almost like he had to be there. He couldn’t resist staying away. I love Jen’s mischievous face and Josh’s sheepish smile. Busted!

HE WOULD TRAVEL 2,000 MILES JUST TO BE NEAR HER!

✈️❤️✈️❤️✈️❤️✈️❤️

Gifs by @seaquell

Happy birthday, Bonnie!

This isn’t at all fluffy, but it is Everlark. I hope you like it. Thank you for being born. Thank you for being you.

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The first time Peeta Mellark saw Katniss Everdeen, she stole his heart with the first note she sang. It wasn’t really the first time he’d ever seen her, but it was the first time it really mattered.

The second time it really mattered was one of the worst days of his life. Little did he know there were many far worse days to come. It was an awful thing, hearing his name called at the reaping. It was far worse, years later, hearing hers, and it didn’t matter that hearing it then was an inevitability wrapped up in a farce.

Somewhere in between hearing her voice lifted in song and hearing it lifted in fear and love – “I volunteer! I volunteer as Tribute!” – Peeta fell in love with the girl whose voice put the songbirds to shame and whose love and determination kept her family alive. Or at least, he fell in love with the idea of her.

But then fate threw them into a crucible. Her indomitable will brought them both out of it alive if not entirely well. He saw first-hand just how strong she was and he saw first-hand just how thick was her shell. He had tried to keep her alive, but in the end it was Katniss who saved him.

Between one fateful reaping and the next, he saw yet another side to Katniss Everdeen. He saw her humor and her vulnerability. He saw the little things she hid from everyone else as they helped each other heal. He was no longer in love with the idea of Katniss Everdeen; he was in live with the living, breathing, laughing, hunting, protecting, flesh-and-blood woman.

He thought that would be enough.

But then another reaping happened.

Another arena happened.

Snow happened.

It took a long time for him to find that little girl whose voice was so pure the songbirds stopped to listen. It took an even longer time for him to find that flesh-and-blood woman inside the monster Snow had created. But he did find her. Through all the loss and pain, he found her. And she saved him again.

But in the process of saving him, of saving Panem, she lost herself.

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It began with the sweet scent of primroses. From the moment Katniss woke to Peeta Mellark planting primroses outside her window, she finally – finally! – began to heal.

Healing for her was made of scents. The scent of the primroses. The scent of the sun warming the loamy earth. The scent of the rain on a stormy day. But most of all, healing was in the scent of fresh-baked bread.

After the primroses, Peeta took to bringing her bread. It was a peace offering, she always thought, a way to apologize to her for trying to kill her, for screaming horrible things at her, about her. He never said anything about any of it, not at first; if he had, she would have told him there was nothing he had to apologize for. He wasn’t the one who did or thought those things.

That was Snow.

As spring turned to summer, they both continued to heal. They wouldn’t have been able to do it quite so well if they had done it alone, but they had each other. They learned to live again. They learned – together – to laugh again. Peeta brought her bread. Katniss brought him squirrels or rabbits, dressed and ready to roast.

First, they ate their evening meals together. They spoke in fits and starts of the things they had done – or not done – during the day.

Later, when those evening meals and those comfortable conversations became easier, became normal, or at least their normal, they began to branch out. Peeta would go hunting with Katniss. While she did the actual hunting, he sketched. Sometimes he sketched her, sometimes the animals she hunted or the trees, the grasses, the flowers and rivers. But sometimes the just talked.

She told him about her father, his fierce independence and his love for his family. He told her about his father, living so much in his mother’s shadow but still able to do little things to make Peeta smile. She told him about her mother and how she broke utterly when her father died. He told her of his mother, in fits and starts, not all in one conversation but spread out over many. And as he spoke, Katniss ached for his loneliness and his pain.

He drew pictures and left them in her house to find, pictures to make her laugh. She mended his socks and patched his shirts and his trousers, usually by cutting up the ridiculous things the Capitol had left him to wear.

She taught him to swim. He taught her to dance. Together they sang, she like an angel and he like a… Well.

Days grew into weeks grew into months into years. There was never a specific moment Katniss could point to and say, “This is when I fell in love. This when I realized that he is part of me.”

But it happened, all the same.