diloolie:

girljanitor:

sapphrikah:

moniquill:

poopitypooppooppoopers:

gingerhaze:

fornax:

Finished The Hunger Games on break at work, had a pretty clear image of Katniss in my head! quick cool-down before bed, trying to get more oomph in character designs

wowowow 

yes perfect

Actually olive-skinned and dark-haired? Actually sharp and underfed-looking? Grim, blank stare of closeted emotion?


Wow, accurate Katniss is accurate.

this will always be MY katniss

I prefer this one, actually: 

Because of the EYES. The eyes that kill. 

diloolie:

girljanitor:

sapphrikah:

moniquill:

poopitypooppooppoopers:

gingerhaze:

fornax:

Finished The Hunger Games on break at work, had a pretty clear image of Katniss in my head! quick cool-down before bed, trying to get more oomph in character designs

wowowow 

yes perfect

Actually olive-skinned and dark-haired? Actually sharp and underfed-looking? Grim, blank stare of closeted emotion?

image

Wow, accurate Katniss is accurate.

this will always be MY katniss

I prefer this one, actually: 

image

Because of the EYES. The eyes that kill. 

(Source: kreugan, via lightspeedsound)

moniquill:

poopitypooppooppoopers:

gingerhaze:

fornax:

Finished The Hunger Games on break at work, had a pretty clear image of Katniss in my head! quick cool-down before bed, trying to get more oomph in character designs

wowowow 

yes perfect

Actually olive-skinned and dark-haired? Actually sharp and underfed-looking? Grim, blank stare of closeted emotion?

moniquill:

poopitypooppooppoopers:

gingerhaze:

fornax:

Finished The Hunger Games on break at work, had a pretty clear image of Katniss in my head! quick cool-down before bed, trying to get more oomph in character designs

wowowow 

yes perfect

Actually olive-skinned and dark-haired? Actually sharp and underfed-looking? Grim, blank stare of closeted emotion?

image

(Source: kreugan)

The Hunger Games movie

Anyone looking for the new Twilight will be disappointed.

As will anyone looking for The Hunger Games.

nopantsrevolution:

dauntlessbuttercup:

How I feel about this election.

ALL MY FEELS.

(Source: nightl0cked, via dynastylnoire)

The Dark Days: The mountains form a natural barrier between the Capitol and the eastern districts. It is almost impossible to enter from the east except through tunnels. This geographical advantage was a major factor in the districts losing the war that led to my being a tribute today. Since the rebels had to scale the mountains, they were easy targets for the Capitol’s air forces.

(via welcome-to-district-12)

It means thanks, it means admiration, it means goodbye to someone you love.

The colour difference just makes this scene horrible to me.

Rather than an image of solidarity, an image of understanding and of equality, instead we have the bold (WHITE!) heroine leading the (BROWN) masses in THEIR OWN SALUTE.

And that’s just unpalatable bullshit to me.

(via ezekielu-archive)

blackaudacity:

I actually liked the Hunger Games books…I didn’t think race was examined realistically, but I got over it, because she did try. I actually liked the story.
I was ecstatic when I found out Lenny Kravitz played Cinna. Thought that was pretty damn cool. Anywho, I liked the character Rue in the story. She was one dimensional, a character specifically used for her similarities to the main protagonist’s sister. If you read the books, you know that the bond and love shared between the two sisters is pretty much what sparks the entire story.
So…though I was not at all surprised to hear there are racists complaining…racists who somehow missed that an important character was actually Black, I was SHOCKED that the character was Rue.
Up until I read this article, I didn’t get how ANY reader could be so lazy and idiotic as to miss that. I would have understood much more if they were pissed about Cinna being Black, because his race was never really cemented in the book.
After reading this though…I get it. And I’m way more pissed.

Perhaps the greatest twist in all this is that Rue is described as having “dark brown skin and eyes” and “thick, dark hair” in the novels. While it was never explicitly stated that she was Black, one would expect that “dark brown skin” would lead a reader to that assumption, particularly given the fact that the book takes place hundreds of years in the future and race is never a factor in the story. Author Suzanne Collins was closely involved in casting the film.It would appear that certain racist fans have retroactively whitewashed the character, because she’s portrayed as an innocent, pure, sweet, and selfless child — and racist brains have trouble equating those qualities with someone who isn’t pale and blonde. 

I think its MUCH more so that racist brains have trouble equating those qualities to anyone who IS BROWN.
This actually DOES make me wish that she had worked a little harder to explore what race could be like in a dystopian society. Realistically, WAY MORE of the main characters could have been PoCs.

blackaudacity:

I actually liked the Hunger Games books…I didn’t think race was examined realistically, but I got over it, because she did try. I actually liked the story.

I was ecstatic when I found out Lenny Kravitz played Cinna. Thought that was pretty damn cool. Anywho, I liked the character Rue in the story. She was one dimensional, a character specifically used for her similarities to the main protagonist’s sister. If you read the books, you know that the bond and love shared between the two sisters is pretty much what sparks the entire story.

So…though I was not at all surprised to hear there are racists complaining…racists who somehow missed that an important character was actually Black, I was SHOCKED that the character was Rue.

Up until I read this article, I didn’t get how ANY reader could be so lazy and idiotic as to miss that. I would have understood much more if they were pissed about Cinna being Black, because his race was never really cemented in the book.

After reading this though…I get it. And I’m way more pissed.

Perhaps the greatest twist in all this is that Rue is described as having “dark brown skin and eyes” and “thick, dark hair” in the novels. While it was never explicitly stated that she was Black, one would expect that “dark brown skin” would lead a reader to that assumption, particularly given the fact that the book takes place hundreds of years in the future and race is never a factor in the story. Author Suzanne Collins was closely involved in casting the film.

It would appear that certain racist fans have retroactively whitewashed the character, because she’s portrayed as an innocent, pure, sweet, and selfless child — and racist brains have trouble equating those qualities with someone who isn’t pale and blonde.

I think its MUCH more so that racist brains have trouble equating those qualities to anyone who IS BROWN.


This actually DOES make me wish that she had worked a little harder to explore what race could be like in a dystopian society. Realistically, WAY MORE of the main characters could have been PoCs.

youmayalreadybeananarchist:

this is how I imagines the Hunger games film to be. I was so disappointed.

youmayalreadybeananarchist:

this is how I imagines the Hunger games film to be. I was so disappointed.

(Source: stenchbastard, via nukulele)

gingerhaze:

Hunger Games comics! Spoilers maybe.

gingerhaze:

Hunger Games comics! Spoilers maybe.

(via psionichounds)

Stop it with the “White People”

ladyatheist:

evolutionofda:

Regarding Trayvon Martin & The Rue/Alamanda Stenberg controversy…

I am seeing many comments from people who do not Indentify as white saying “White people this” and “White people that”.

As if the actions of SOME people who are white means that all white people hold the same views.

I see arguments like, “Well Trayvon Martin died because someone made the assumption that all black people in a hoodie’s are bad”.

Yes that is a ignorant view yet people hurl the SAME fire back. Making sweeping statements about a large population of people based on their skin color. Fighting fire with fire. Ignorance with Ignorance. It’s not the answer.

Someone is going to have to take the higher ground. We will have to meet everyone as a individual, I know I like to be treated as one.

One person or even a large group doesn’t represent the all. The one christian doesn’t represent them all. That one Muslim doesn’t represent them all.

One of the tweeters regarding rue was Asian, yet you still hear those darn white people.

If there are 1000 blue people and 999 of the blue people think onions are evil aliens from another planet and 1 doesn’t. You can’t make statments such as “Those blue people”, “Blue people are dumb” because just because of the ONE person it’s not true.

Words like most, the majority, some, would make more sense. But blanket statements and views are the reasons for the state of the world.

A trending topic on twitter reading: Don’t fight racism with racism, has at least given me some hope in humanity.

(Source: foxxyanimool, via womanistgamergirl)

"should be Caucasian, between ages 15 and 20, who could portray someone ‘underfed but strong,’ and ‘naturally pretty underneath her tomboyishness.’"

Just a reminder that casting directors asked only white people to apply for the role of Katniss Everdeen. A role of an “olive-skinned” woman, “caucasian” or otherwise. (via feministfilm)

Oh for the love of god. Of course they did.

(via suzy-x)

Ugh. See, I loved Jennifer Lawrence in the role, but the fact that they phrased the casting call this way is horrible and another example of Hollywood being stupid and racist.

(via iaquariuschicken)

Blows the whole “Maybe no Black people showed up to the audition?” argument out of the water.

(via cijithegeek)

(via badndngirl)

"…And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that’s she’s very like Prim in size and demeanor…"

A little heads up for Tumblr (via pengaling)

(via choongcommunist-deactivated2012)


May The Odds Be Ever in Your Favor by sanya

May The Odds Be Ever in Your Favor by sanya

(Source: katnissisoliveskinneddealwithit, via jhenne-bean)

I hate that when Clove was killed, the theater cheered. I understand that Katniss is the heroine, and we all want her to survive, but how dare you cheer when Clove fell to the ground dead. How dare you have the nerve to be happy that a young girl just lost her life. I know Clove was from District 2, where they train to be vicious killers. That she’s nothing more than a monster. But that’s what the Capital has encouraged them to become. To be able to fight and kill without any remorse; because all they want is a good show. Some will say that I’m taking this far too seriously. But although The Hunger Games may be a work of fiction, I’m truly scared that it could very well become a reality one day. Suzanne Collins cleary saw where we are headed, and I hope that soon we realize what monsters we are becoming, and change our ways before it’s too late.

goodbyemidnight:

THIS. ALL OF THIS. 

People in my theater cheered too, for her and Cato and Marvel’s death. Sorry, but you completely missed the fucking point of the books/movie if you cheered for anyone’s death! And it wasn’t celebrating Katniss’s victory it, it was celebrating their death. DISTURBING AS HELL.

(Source: malibuboo, via lipsredasroses)

feministhistorian:

I haven’t seen the movie but I don’t like him has Peta. He doesn’t look how I imagined him at all.
Okay, I lied. I will be blogging about the books and who they cat while I read them. I’m not very far into the book but I adore Katniss.

feministhistorian:

I haven’t seen the movie but I don’t like him has Peta. He doesn’t look how I imagined him at all.

Okay, I lied. I will be blogging about the books and who they cat while I read them. I’m not very far into the book but I adore Katniss.

(Source: imfuckedupnthehead, via lipsredasroses)