“I’ll tell them how I survive it. I’ll tell them that on bad mornings, it feels impossible to take pleasure in things because I’m afraid it could be taken away. That’s when I make a list in my head of every act of goodness I’ve seen someone do. It’s like a game. Repetitive. Even a little tedious after more than twenty years. But there are much worse games to play.”
With ‘The Hunger Games’ finally coming to a close, producer Nina Jacobson takes stock of the franchise and her own career, and candidly discusses the state of the industry when it comes to women on both sides of the camera.
I think the most heartening thing has been to see how close [Jennifer, Josh, and Liam] have become with each other. Often times fame divides people and makes people individuate or be competitive with each other. They never turned that way. They became a family, they became incredibly close, they grew up together. Other people of that age are going to college, and they instead had this experience. Certainly their freedom of movement has been impacted, but they have had a good role model in someone like Woody. Everywhere you go people recognise him, and he’s really gracious about it, and really appreciative. It’s not like you appreciate it when people bother you at dinner, but appreciate that success of that kind is nothing to be taken for granted. They all come from good families, of people who have their head on straight, and are surrounded by good people and not yes people.
She sat there in a daze, staring at nothing. Her brain bounced from subject to subject without landing on anything in particular. Every time she thought of her family at home so far away, her heart hurt too much to stay there for too long. And every time she thought of what happened with Peeta, the confusion filled her to the point where nausea filled her belly and burned her heart. The thing is, she had always expected to put up with the situation, to shut down her emotions and be an owned woman. Closing off her emotions was second nature to her now. She never expected to actually feel something for the stranger who would hire her though. To unexpectedly feel a connection that could not be explained. This was too much for her to handle. She couldn’t go there, shouldn’t go there. It was supposed to be simple, he was her new boss, she worked for him. This was a business relationship nothing more and she needed to get her head back into the game.
How To Save A (Tribute’s) Life: Francesca’s Hunger Games Story
Hello, my name is Francesca, I’m 19. Today I would like to share my Story with you Tributes and tell you how The Hunger Games saved my life. It must sound crazy, I know that. How can a book series and a movie can save somebodies life? But that is what happened.
Summary: Katniss is in District 13 with a small population of refugees after all
of the districts have been destroyed by the Capitol. After a disastrous
loss of population, the leadership has declared that men and women age
18-35 will be reaped and paired together in marriage. They are then
given one year to conceive a child. Katniss’ name is one of the names to
be matched. Who will she have to marry?
Why I chose this fic: This is a different take on the reapings: to be married off instead of fight to the death. I hope the author continues this intriguing story.
Warning/Trigger: Major character death, depictions of violence
Summary: “Her boots are dusty instead of muddy on the first day of June, and she has an acute sense of impending danger.” Fire ravages District Twelve, and Katniss loses one of the last
pieces of her father that she has left- his bow. Badly injured and
stretched to the ends of her own endurance, just how much is she willing
to sacrifice to keep herself and those she loves alive?
Why I chose this fic: This is a suspenseful and entertaining story. Kat always has me guessing what’s going to come next!
Summary: “Effie always thought he was lazy. But with her now gone, he set out to prove her wrong.” Now all he had to do was find the kids–a meeting, a plan, and finally the reunion of our “Three Minutes” Katniss and Peeta.
Why I chose this fic: A great story and I love the idea of Haymitch and Effie being together and adopting kids.