This is how many children that died in their Hunger Games, without even being mentioned throughout the three books. All these children were under 18. All these children had parents. All these parents’ hearts sank to their knees during their child’s reaping. All these parents saw their terrified child off at the train station. All these parents heard the sound that signified their child’s death. All these parents received their cold, dead child in a wooden box. All these parents’ lives ended there. All these parents could say or do nothing. All these parents were merely thanked that they gave up their child. Thanked.
And the media focuses on the love triangle.
All these children and all these parents aren’t real
Yeah, sure, I guess that’s true. None of these people were real.
But let’s focus on what this series, and this fact, say about our society.
In the series, the Capitol’s media focuses entirely on the ‘fun’ of the Games- the fashion, the plot twists, the favorites, the strategies, the romance. And the entire time, they completely overlook the fact that 1,678 children between the ages of 12 and 18 have died. Usually brutally murdered by other 12 to 18 year old children.
And how does our real-life media react to this story when news of a movie adaptation reaches them? They talk about the romance. This tragic story of a girl who must choose between her long-time best friend and her new love. Even if she chooses Peeta, they still must fight to the death. The star-crossed lovers of District 12. And many readers of the original novels saw the books through the same lens. You would tell them that you read/ were reading the books and their first reaction was, “Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta?”
Meanwhile, children are fighting to the death.
The fact that our media, and many every-day people reacted to the Hunger Games the same as the Capitol media scares me.
I don’t want this world to be anything like the Capitol. I don’t think any of us do.
And the fact that most of us (including myself) never really considered how many children had died in the games also scares me. But, hey, it didn’t happen now/ in the current story, so it doesn’t matter, right?
I’m not sure about that math though. I think it’s MORE.
Let’s talk about just the first 73 games, ok? Every year before Katniss and Peta.
24 Tributes (1 girl + 1 boy x 12 districts)= 1 Victor + 23 Dead Every year
23 x 73 = 1,697
EXCEPT, the 50th games (The games Haymitch competed in) had DOUBLE the number of tributes. An extra 24 kids died that year.
Now, 22 kids died in Katniss and Peeta’s first game, because they both live.
In 74 years, the brutal, violent murders of 1,725 children aired on TV in Panem, and in both the Capitol, and on the red carpet in our world, the first question people want to ask it “Team Peeta?” Damn.
this is the single gayest thing this show has done
let’s take gif one
where we have cas lightly stroking his beer bottle as he smiles and looks at Dean through his lashes (keep in mind he is supposed to be drunk)
then we have gif two
where he winks at Dean and Dean looks away from him and looks down.
and onto gif three
where Cas clinks their bottles together and smiles
Like Dean is 100% like “omg Cas you’re so drunk and Sam is here this is so embarrassing” because Cas is a flirty drunk and he is flirting with Dean
ENOUGH! That is quite enough, human.
AU MEME | Disney Princesses [fairytale series]
Rose (Sleeping Beauty/Aurora), the girl who dreamed of adventure and her dream came true once she found her prince charming who would save her life many times over.
Martha (Princess Tiana), who never wanted the easy way out and learned that love wasn’t an easy thing to come by. However when she least expected it, she could have both love and a career and only then would she find true happiness.
Donna (Megara), the sarcastic woman who never wanted a man’s help. Yet when she comes across a God, she finds out it’s not that bad to have a best friend by her side.
Amy (Princess Merida), the young girl who thought running away from her future would be an easy thing, but in the end she found out she was the only one to control her destiny and with that came the good and bad things she must conquer through.
Clara (Belle/Beauty), the misfit beauty who only ever wanted to cross to distant lands. Even when she comes across a “beast” she only sees him as a man who needs a helping hand.
She also forgot How Far Can I Spit This Water Out Of My Mouth.