the hunger games best movie ever

lalatheheartless  asked:

A question, if you don't mind answering: I'm starting a new novel, and I'm having difficulty starting it. I've written several novels before, but with this one, I'm having trouble deciding what to put at the start. There needs to be a lot of world building, and since friendship is the biggest theme, those friendships developing; but I've always heard that you should jump right into the action. So my question is, should I skip ahead and do a prologue and then go back, or is that too cheesy?

Hello!  Because I haven’t read your story, I’m not equipped to fully weigh in in this context.  

However, I personally think the best way to approach world building is to integrate it into the plot.  Book series such as The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, American Gods, et cetera, do this incredibly well, as do movies such as Bright, which is on Netflix.  These examples all create a vivid landscape around the audience without ever halting the plot to explain what’s going on.

A note on “jumping right into the action:”  this doesn’t mean jumping straight into quests and fight sequences, though a lot of people mistakenly take it to think it does.  Just that the plot should be rolling at a lively pace from the first page, and not take any amount of drudgery to start reading.

I hope this helps, and happy writing!  <3

How To Deal With Specific Fandoms (not all of them).

Supernatural: They are good people, just don’t mess with them because they are gonna fucking invoke a demon and stab you with a freaking knife.

Sherlock: They are also really nice but they can get a little crazy and start to cry with no apparent reason, but believe me, they have.

Doctor Who: They are strong as fuck. They have been through a lot so they can handle most of the stuff that you tell them because their fandom is big as hell. JUST DONT TELL THEM THE POEM “Roses are red, violets are blue..” just don’t, for your own good.

Hannibal: They are scary, and a little psychopaths, but they are cool. You can get scared with them.

Pretty Little Liars: Yes, they have waited a lot, but they will always say that they are the fandom that have waited the longest, but it is not true.

The Walking Dead: Crazy, traumatized, but nice.

Glee: They are really good people, and you can count on them, just don’t mention their fandom right now, they are passing through a tough time.

Harry Potter: Amazing people, you can count on them, they will understand you, they will be there for you, and they are not creepy (yes very important information).

The Hunger Games: They may want to start a revolution so you have to calm them down. 

The Mortal Instruments: They are still going trought a very difficult process because the last book has just been released and it is a tough fase. A little bit obsessed with drawing symbols in their arms. 

Percy Jackson: They are just as the potterheads, they are nice, just don’t ever, I repeat EVER tell them that you loved the movies, for your own good and safety.

How I Met Your Mother: They are one of the best people of the entire fandom family. They are nice, kind, hilarious, but when you say that you don’t like Barney, then you’re getting personal.

Disney: DON’T YOU DARE TO SAY THAT THE FILMS ARE FOR KIDS.

And remember, mess with one of us, you’ll have to face us all
How to annoy everyone you know in 5 minutes or less.

Current Mood: Contemplative

Drink of choice: Uhhhh a lot of things.

Count: ????

I’m not doing politics. I’m gonna basically sum up the plot of shows I’ve never seen before.

Avatar series: Some bald dude with an arrow AKA the most ego centric person since Kanye gets a bunch of his friends together to fuck up China in the most convulated way to say that ego man is America nad his friends are Europe. Also has good representation I guess. Also the bald dudes mom is married to a girl? Which I’m happy about? All the bald dude is his mom? And there’s some weird fedora wearing group in the second series that wants everyone to be equal or some shit? But does it all the wrong way I guess. They tip their fedoras to bending atheism. Also bending did not mean genderbending and I was infinitely disappointed.

Dr. Who: Dude goes through time and space and spends a huge chunk of his time on Earth. Can reincarnate into anyone and always picks a white British man. This cosmic being has a blue police call box as a spaceship. Again. THIS COSMIC BEING DECIDED ENGLAND IS WHAT HE WANTED TO MODEL HIS SHIT AFTER. Apparently some guy named Moffat is a tosser. 

RWBY: Spelling is irrelevant, only sword guns from FFVII are relevant. Does not contain enough magnum gun for me to care? Apparently is better than sex and the second coming of Christ, but at the same time, worse than dead babies and Space Mecha Hitler. There’s an academy and they’re people and Kathleen Zeulch is in it too. Monty’s actual baby.

Hunger Games: Jennifer Lawrence’s quest to use a bow and arrows to take down a regime populated by the most fucked up people ever. Also there’s a bird and some weird death match with kids. Totally family friendly.

Harry Potter: Boy is The One. Turns out everyone else is a tosser save for the boy and his friends and everyone but the people who aren’t tossers.

House of Cards: Kevin Spacey’s autobiography.

Orange is the New Black: Better representation than your average liberal arts college. Also there’s a prison or something.

Parks and Recreation: the reason Aziz Ansari can’t tour all year long. Amy Pohler is a better Michael Scott than Michael Scott. Moustacheses. Fat Chris Pratt. A stereotype of the uncaring millennial.

The Big Bang Theory: Revenge of the Nerds for the people who thought that movie was too nerdy. 

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The only way we’d ever stop yelling at Marvel for murdering the FUCK out of best fucking character from the Avengers. MARVEL WHAT THE FUCK.

Marvel’s Agent Carter: Way better character than Captain America gets a show because she is way better than Captain America. 

sappy post time.

let me start by saying - i can’t believe that our journey all together is almost coming to an end with the final movie coming out this week. 

i can still remember my lil baby self in 2012, fresh out the books, seeing the hunger games for the first time in theaters. i remember seeing the trailer for the first time and getting chills over my entire body. once i saw it on screen, i was a freaking goner. i wept. 

catching fire was a whole different animal. everyone got HOTTER and the hype was so so so real on tumblr. ive never felt more of a community on here than i did when catching fire promo/hype was happening. when the movie came out, it was unreal. we all know this. we all experienced it together. 

mockingjay pt. 1. i had grown up a lot. i think we all had. it was like a stepping stone, and we stayed together. we’ve always stayed together.

and now…we’re here. the final installment. ive known some of you since day 1, day 1 of the hunger games fandom. and we’ve laughed together, cried together, freaked out together, grown to know and love each other.

we’ve been lucky to have also been given some of the best actors we could have ever asked for. i feel like they’re part of our fandom too, and we owe so much to them. you guys on tumblr have become my fandom family, and i wouldn’t trade this feeling for the world.

here’s to one more movie together. i wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.

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Since Taylor loves that we update her on how our lives are going, this post is mainly for her, because honestly I think she’d freak out if she knew this. So.. @taylorswift hi :) About a year ago you sent me this journal and commented on my acting which meant the entire WORLD to me (and still does). Since then, I’ve still been auditioning and training and working like CRAZY to be the best I can possibly be. About a month ago, I sent in an audition tape for a project called The Rejects. The cool thing about this project is that it’s not just one movie, it’s an entire franchise. So eventually there will be 4 movies total (kinda like The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc). Long story short, I made it to final callbacks. It was the best audition experience I’ve ever had, but don’t get me wrong…it was hard. I’ve never pushed myself as hard as I did in preparation for that final callback. I’ll spare the details since I don’t want this post to be 20 pages long, but basically………..I got the part. My character is one of the lead characters, her nickname is Ice, and she’s basically a badass with powers that could kill someone….and I GOT IT??? SWEET LITTLE MAC??? I’m so happy. Taylor, I just want to thank you for always ALWAYS inspiring me to go after what I want. You giving me this journal for me to “write it all down” has been my number one source of motivation. When we met and I told you I was moving to LA and there wasn’t ONE ounce of doubt or judgement in your eyes??? It just meant the world to me. Even if you don’t see this, I know you’re probably proud of me for reaching this milestone. My first role…is a lead. Keep your eyes peeled for The Rejects next year……Hope you enjoyed this #MacUpdate. :)

The insistence of something being trash if it doesn’t suit that particular reader really bothers me. I am not talking about issues such as homophobia or racism– those things should be called out and with a quickness. Definitely criticize those issues because the only way a writer is ever going to take notice is if they get called on their bullshit. That criticism can also inspire new writers to be different, to be more. 

What I am talking about is simple style differences that people get mocked for regularly. For example, first person gets ridiculed constantly in fandom, which I honestly don’t understand at all. Many works of literature are in first person. Hell, I think the Hunger Games movies definitely lost something for not having Katniss’ inner thoughts because they were integral to understanding her character in the books. First person can be done well and when it is done well, it is amazing. If ivyblossom​ had listened to that nonsense about how no one likes or reads first person fics, the Sherlock fandom would have been deprived of what many people argue is some of the best fic in the fandom.

So any time someone comes out with a post saying “If you do ______, you are the worst writer ever,” I think about all the budding authors that those posts are discouraging and I just want to say them:

Fuck them. Write what you want. Write what makes you happy. Write what inspires you, moves you, or gives you a voice. Don’t deprive us of your writing. Give us everything ya got and then give us a little bit more. I’ll be over here watching your back and cheering you on. 

variety.com
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Final 'Hunger Games' Most Anticipated Fall Releases Ever (Survey)
Moviegoers can't wait to see Katniss Everdeen lead the people of Panem to freedom or witness the Millennium Falcon roar across the screen after three decades in dry-dock, according to a recent surv...
By Brent Lang

Moviegoers can’t wait to see Katniss Everdeen lead the people of Panem to freedom or witness the Millennium Falcon roar across the screen after three decades in dry-dock, according to a recent survey by Piedmont Media Research.

The consumer tracking company polled 3,000 people about upcoming fall movies and found that “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” were the most hotly anticipated upcoming releases. In fact, both films scored some of the highest ratings Piedmont has recorded since it began polling audiences five years ago. The company rates consumer engagement on a scale of zero to 1,000, and the fourth and final “Hunger Games” had a 514 rating, beating last summer’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and its score of 509, as the best overall number it has ever recorded.

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Best Songs of 2014:

1. “Flawless Remix” - Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj

“We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators. Of course sometimes shit go down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

OF COURSE SOMETIMES SHIT GO DOWN WHEN IT’S A BILLION DOLLARS ON AN ELEVATOR. Beyonce recruited the top rapper of the year just to remind you she woke up like this (***FLAWLESS).

2. “Rather Be” - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

“We’re a thousand miles from comfort, we have traveled land and sea. But as long as you are with me, there’s no place I’d rather be.”

In creating probably the happiest song of the year (aside from Pharrell’s namesake of course), Clean Bandit have landed international fame (and a Coca-Cola commercial).

3. “Stay With Me” - Sam Smith

“These nights never seem to go to plan. I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?”

With Smith’s heartfelt voice and a drink in hand, the world mourned the loss of potential love (whether real or imaginary).

4. “All of Me” - John Legend

“Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections.”

Surprise! John Legend and his magical piano wrote a moving love ballad and the radio played it all day and night. Shocking.

5. “Blank Space” - Taylor Swift

“Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane. But I’ve got a blank space, baby, [pen click] and I’ll write your name.”

Swift takes to the song as the man-eating serial dater the media portrays her as and it sounds wicked.

6. “Take Me to Church” - Hozier

“I was born sick, but I love it. Command me to be well. Amen.”

This hauntingly beautiful look at love/sexuality and the Church unexpectedly took over the airwaves.

7. “Uptown Funk” - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Stop!…..Wait a minute. Fill my cup, put some liquor in it. Take a sip, sign a check. Julio! Get the stretch!”

Bruno Mars and his curler set take us back to the ‘70s on Mark Ronson’s funky new single.

8. “Chandelier” - Sia

“I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier. I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist, like it doesn’t exist.”

Don’t you just love a catchy pop anthem with lyrics that turn out to be deeply depressing? Obviously we do.

9. “Yellow Flicker Beat” - Lorde

“But I got my fingers laced together and I made a little prison, and I’m locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me.” 

While the Hunger Games: Mockingjay movie drew in waves of fans, the soundtrack also held its own leading with Lorde’s unique and dark take on electro-pop.

10. “Hot Boy” - Bobby Shmurda

“I swear to God, all I do is cash out. And if you ain’t a ho, get up out my trap house.

Okay, it’s certainly not the BEST song of 2014, but Bobby Shmurda definitely started a viral movement with the Shmoney dance.

anonymous asked:

I just realized something.... I think the movies happened for a reason, which is to bring joshifer together. I mean the scenes are really intimate and everything, (pretending to be in love then suddenly really being in love, having kids in the future together, etc) (1/2)

it’s like a parallel of their relationship in real life, don’t you think? They’re pretending to be in love in the movie and (we believe) that they really are in love. Then jen thinking about their wedding instead of katniss and peeta’s (in the unscripted catching fire interview). And then there’s also katniss missing peeta and caring about him so much, which is similar to how jen misses josh and cares about him as well. I guess everything does happen for a reason. Lol. (2/2)


Even though I’m not that person who believes that things are happening for a reason, having both Jennifer and Josh playing roles of Katniss and Peeta in Hunger Games series is definietly the best possible choice for this franchise. I mean Josh IS Peeta. He said it himself couple of times, so did Jen. And Jennifer is portraying Katniss so much better than I could have ever imagine. While reading the books you have one version  of character in your head but when there is a movie and you have it in actuall,physical form it can turn both ways. In this case, at least for me, Katniss is so much more appealing. Jennifer made her real. You can literally see every emotion just by her face acting. Emotions that Katniss sometimes really struggled to transmit to readers. 

And I would have to be blind not to see the chemistry between Jennifer and Josh. They are just such a perfect match. Their personalities, already such lovable separately, make such an uniqe,rare,amazing and geniuine combo. It really makes you think that somewhere, someone made these two meet so they can create this incredible relationship. No doubs in my mind that they both realize how special they are for each other. You can see it every time they’re together. If it wasn’t that way we wouldn’t have milions of people who’s believed their love on screen as well as off. There is one thing that actors cannot act and it’s compatibility. So yeah, maybe it was just meant to be?


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