i just love it so much.
here is katniss everdeen, who has been made a symbol of something she never wanted, and she never asked for it, and she just wants to be in the woods and be free and not have other people dictate her life for her. and in the midst of the slow realization that her life does not belong to her anymore, of realizing that she is required to put on a show for the rest of her life to save the people she loves from a fight she is not interested in, she is petty enough to declare another human life as belonging to her. to cling to this last vestige of something that by necessity belongs to her. it is hers. gale is hers. she will not share. and she will willingly declare herself as being an equal partner; gale is hers, she is gale’s. it’s a giving over of self, a self katniss no longer has autonomy over. but this is the last thing she has that belongs to her, this relationship, this man, and he is hers.
anything else is unthinkable.
Words. I think of words and i think of Peeta. How people embrace everything he says. He could move a crowd to action, I bet, if he chose to. Would find the things to say. Peeta’s the good one. The likable one. He can make people believe anything. There. He’s done it again. Dropped a bomb that wipes out the efforts of every tribute who came before him.
are we just not gonna talk about the fact that peeta’s words are likened to a bomb dropping and how he can literally make anyone believe anything
are we not going to talk about this
this is terrifying
This is why I keep telling people this boy is a snake in the garden. For the most part he means well but he has the ability to make people believe anything he says because of his sincerity and the genuine quality of his words. However, it’s problematic for all kinds of reasons as well. Namely the first time he does it in which he strips away Katniss’ ability to choose her own narrative. He trapped her in a love narrative that she did not ask for and how she was perceived in the games depended upon that narrative and that narrative alone. Yes, it made her desirable but she had to work within a construct that she was unfamiliar with because her survival depended on it. Yes, she could have acted outside of the construct Peeta built but that would have been stupid and would not have anyway benefited her in the short term or the long term. Just because she accepted, worked within, and later helped build Peeta’s narrative does not mean that it was okay for him to do what he did.
Fandom treats Peeta’s gesture as romantic which it is not. Peeta’s reasons for it can be considered romantic (though they don’t have to based in love but they can be based in deep concern and care) but the actual act of carrying through with that narrative without Katniss’ consent was not romantic. It was an issue and will forever remain an issue in the narrative structure of the PK ship.
is that dirt on my computer screen or punctuation .
White feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants, don’t slut shame her”
Actual feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants but she crossed a line when she started using another culture as a means to rebel and utilized black women and little people as shocking accessories in her music videos and live performances”
you’ve had nicki and rihanna for years you don’t need a miley
watching the hunger games like [karen from mean girls voice] if youre katniss and gale then why are you white