to quote finnick

  • Katniss: From now on, we'll be using codenames. You can address me as "Mockingjay One". Gale, codename- "Been There, Done That". Peeta is "Currently Doing That". Finnick is "It Happened Once in a Dream". Johanna, codename- "If I Had To Pick a Chick". And Haymitch is..."Mockingjay Two".
  • Haymitch: Oh, thank God.
Like, for example, with Finnick, I had effort-ly felt one hell of a pressure to make them believe I was their Finnick, or worthy of Finnick. […] I think that’s what you quickly realize with books; everyone uses their imagination and no one sorts of sees the same things over and over again. So all I can do is try to do my best Zac Efron, Brad Pitt, Grant Gustin impression, you know?
—  Sam Claflin on the pressure of portraying a book character from readers (x)

Books Read in 2017: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

“The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the mockingly. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion”

Y’know the quote from Finnick?

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

And I think we can all agree that by the end of Mockingjay, as in by the end of the war, the end of the Rebellion, Katniss has well and truly fallen apart. 

And that spanned about a year and a half? From her first games to the end, right?

So it took her 1.5 years to fall apart.

And it took her “Five, ten, fifteen years…” to agree to have children.

1.5 years… 15 years… ten times.

She was finally, mostly, back together. Not back to normal, but back together and able to accept everything. And then she could have Peeta’s child.