Archive for January, 2013

The following parody is inspired by the recent brouhaha over Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend, sparked by the deadspin article, “Manti Teo’s dead girlfriend, the most heartbreaking and inspirational story of the college football season, is a hoax

That got me thinking: What if Snow decided to leak the information that Peeta was lying during his pre-Quell interview?  It would serve to discredit him as well as distract the populace from the serious issues (like, full-scale WAR).   Also, note that the Capitol public went from pretty much eating out of Peeta’s hand in CF, to being so enraged against him, that an angry mob lynched a blond man who had a passing resemblance to him at best.   Why?  Well, if they found out he had punked them, I can certainly see them responding angrily to that.  Yeah, he did other things, too, like give away the Capitol plan to bomb D13 on national TV, that might also get them upset.  Not sure about the Capitol footage of him attacking Katniss, maybe the Capitol people would actually count that in his favor.

But this is the Capitol we’re talking about.  And their treatment of the Victors seem quite similar to how we treat pro athletes in the US (and other countries too).  Can’t you just imagine a Capitol version of the Lamar and Khloe Show, starring Enobaria and her string of boyfriends, who all eventually head for the hills  because they’re scared to death of her?  Or an X-rated version starring Finnick (likely only available on a very expensive premium channel)?

So, I now present to you, an excerpt from the Daily Capitolian!

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Just a quick note to let you all know that Part 2 of my guest blog series on Katniss Everdeen at Victor’s Village has been posted!

Here’s the link!

Will the Real Katniss Everdeen Please Stand Up? Part 2

(This was originally posted in reply to a hilarious Victors Village post mocking Hollywood rumors about Josh Hutcherson’s romantic life, titled, “Josh Hutcherson, P.I.M.P.” It’s been edited a bit.)

Let me take this opportunity to say, that I do NOT want Josh and Jen to hook up a la Rob and Kiersten. Since it seems even some usually level-headed people in the fandom responded to the news that Jen had broken up with her boyfriend, with “oh, now that she’s free, wouldn’t it be cool if she got together with Josh?”

No, it wouldn’t be cool. Well, scratch that. It would only be cool if they wound up married with two kids like Katniss and Peeta.  If they broke up, or were embroiled in a scandal like Robsten were, it wouldn’t be cool at all. If cynical people decide that they’re just together for the publicity, that (while somewhat ironic) also wouldn’t be cool. Besides, wasn’t Jen also “rumored” to have something going on with Bradley Cooper?  J-J shippers, get ready for “Bradifer” shippers from SLP to invade and attack!

Now, I understand that Hollywood romantic leads having real-life romances has been going on (often even if one or the other already had a partner, or was even married) for a long time. So I’m not saying that if it DID happen, I’d accuse either Jen or Josh of anything scandalous. BUT, I’m sure nor expecting or hoping it would happen. People have enough time getting this whole fantasy vs. reality thing down, as it is.

I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, here’s a prior Victor’s Village post with the same sentiment

So I have finally taken the plunge and started my own Hunger Games blog!

I’m not sure how often I’ll be updating this, but I spend so much time posting on THG fansites that I figured I might as well post some of ramblings here as well.  Most of my posts will likely be revised versions of comments I post on other fansites.

To start, here are links to my guest blog posts on Victor’s Village.  (I also need to thank them for giving me the idea to use as a blog host!)

The Movies Are Not Meant for YOU – originally posted August 24, 2012
(in which I point out that the movies are NOT books on tape with pictures)

Haters, Sheep, and the True Fan – originally posted September 12, 2012
(my take on the question of what makes a “true fan” in the context of THG fandom)

Will the Real Katniss Everdeen Please Stand Up? (Part 1) – originally posted December 11, 2012
(pretty much what the title says; an attempt to clear up some controversies about Katniss’s character and personality.  Part 2 should be posted soon!)

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