Just ranted to my parents about the implications of THG film and why I haven’t gone to see it yet. I remember being excited to see it when the adaptation was first announced, but lately I’ve just lost interest. Realizing all of the problems that come with such an adaptation just got me concerned. I’d say I blame V, but that makes it sound like analysis is a bad thing.
I feel like most people stop being my friend when they realize I wasn’t kidding about wanting a beta for a 40k+ fanfiction.
I would totally read it for you, I just don’t know how truly helpful I would be.
#if you’re wearing a fancy designer outfit #standing in a decadent city covered in lights#watching a parade of overworked and exploited teens and young adults prance past you #wearing specially-crafted clothes for the occasion #to be judged and commentated on before a spectacle #and you’re carrying a sign that says #‘this capitol girl <3’s peeta!!!!’ #and you don’t see the irony in your damn self #then i really do have to question whether you read the books #and that doesn’t make you a bad person #i’m just saying that it makes me have less faith that you read the fucking series
I am forever afraid that this is me. Not this instance specifically, but I just worry that for all my proclaimed intelligence (note, not self) and attempts at being self-aware that I just fail miserably. I want desperately to e a self-aware young adult who can feel informed and responsible, but I always worry that I miss things and do things that I don’t even realize go against what I believe. This doesn’t just apply to THG fandom, either. I’m talking everything in my life. It just terrifies me that I could be that way - because after all, there are plenty of people my age who are exactly who I fear I will become/have become.
you know it’s a sad state of affairs when you have to turn off anon every time you make/reblog a post about katniss being racially ambiguous.
Honestly, it’s nothing against Jennifer Lawrence as an actress or a person. Or Liam, or Woody, or 97% of the extras, or 85% of the tributes. It’s simply a matter of following what the books say — and brownfaced or not, they’re all still pale and American Moviegoing White.
THIS. I actually quite like Jennifer, but the closer the release date of the movie, the less I am liking the idea of it all.
Well, thank you. :3
I LIKE writing long fics — I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t really enjoy it — I just always end up annoyed with myself that I put that many words towards fic instead of original works. But I’m also not a good enough writer for original works, so, hey.
I think you’re a wonderful writer, dear. But I totally sympathize - this is exactly how I feel and I actually tend to agonize over it.