You know, Peeta’s unconventional masculinity is as relevant for traditional gender subversion in The Hunger Games as Katniss’s unconventional femininity.
It’s a bit annoying to see everyone and their mother praising Katniss for being such a unique action female hero, and…
This is great. The other thing that struck me in the books was the emphasis on Peeta being the more charismatic/diplomatic of the two. Peeta got people. He was able to manipulate people into fulfilling his agenda, every single time he tried. He is, pardon the pun, a smart cookie, and he knows how to play his cards.
The only person he doesn’t actively manipulate to achieve his goals is Katniss. If anything, he actively refuses to do so at his personal expense. The only exception I can recall is in Catching Fire, when he tries to guilt trip her into surviving.
Peeta sure as hell ain’t a wuss. He’s Katniss’s foil in a very complex way: she’s the master of the Hunger Games inside the arena. He’s the master of the Games outside it.
Okay, before you watch this do you know what the Talking Carl app is? Well it’s his app where this little red fucker repeats back anything you say to him in a higher voice. That’s all I’m saying. Now click play and get ready to not be able to breathe
I want this to play on a loop at my funeral
Reminds me of my prom date.
Aka This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Two Avatars - >First - I’m looking at this in a very specific context, and that is that a story meant to wrap up in one season got the greenlight for not one but three more. What does that mean, execution-wise? A lot of mining conflict supposedly resolved by the end of Book 1. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing - it gives the creators the opportunity to address some complaints about season 1 and build a stronger narrative for it. On that note! Some thoughts.
After “Night of A Thousand Stars”, my sentiments towards Varric: