I have been searching for new books to read for after i finish the book thief so those are now at the top of the list. i’m excited. i’ll come yell to you when i read them.
yes please do!!! i’m glad i could recommend some for you!!
sometimes i imagine a film adaptation of on the jellicoe road, i don’t even know how it would translate to screen but i just. i just want it because i have this vision of a gifset where each panel shows the 5 kids and contrasts them with taylor’s friends and then the caption under the gifset would be "it’s a game, these territory wars, they loved each other!" and then we’d all cry and it would be beautiful it would be a beautiful fandom and i have too many emotions
i haven’t read those?? now i feel like i need to.
The Scorpio Races is the kind of book you want to live in forever. the main characters are like real people. titling the book The Scorpio Races was probably a mistake though hahaha, the races don’t happen until the end, the book is more about self discoveries and relationships. i really want to gush about it more but i don’t want to give high expectations!
and On The Jellicoe Road is like… a coming of age story? it ruined me it’s beautiful
THEY ARE MY FAVOURITES
it makes me feel a bit weird when people back writers of YA novels up 100%
i am creating a new twitter account and learning how to use it because marina, that’s why
hey guess what *leans closer, whispers* our entire society is built to maintain the structures that support those in power and to justify their status at the top and the only way to end the tyranny of the ruling class is to rip it out of their miserable bleeding hands *kisses yr nose*
Ladies and gentlemen, the star-crossed lovers from District 12.
man i just realized that i recognize one of the actresses who’s been cast in 50 shades because i was in a hallmark movie with her
When Katniss is with Peeta, she does a form of masculinity in relationship and reaction to his behavior and vice versa. Because Peeta “calls out” protection, Katniss steps up. When Gale calls out nurturing, she plays the part. In other words, not only is gender a “doing” rather than a “being,” it is also an interactive process. Because Katniss is in relationship to both Peeta and Gale, and because each embodies and calls out different ways of doing gender, Katniss oscillates between being the “movie boyfriend” sometimes and the “movie girlfriend” other times and, it seems, she’s facile and takes pleasure in doing all of it. If Katniss has to “choose” Peeta or Gale, she will have to give up doing gender in this splendid, and, dare I say, feminist and queer way in order to “fit” into her and her “girlfriend’s” or “boyfriend’s” relationship. (x)
disclaimer!!! i have a definite objection to combining deeply heterosexual pairings as ipso facto queering anything, and this post isn’t meant to be much about polyamory at all, so that’s not what we’re gonna talk about.
that said, this paragraph provides some important launching discussion for the way gender operates in the hunger games, particularly through the relational context in which katniss operates. cutting off one of them cuts off part of her and it just shouldn’t have happened. it’s a futuristic dystopia—we can bend some normative practices here. not to mention that i continue to see no need to reject the feminine qualities of any character, let alone katniss, when we are perfectly capable of incorporating both stereotypically masculine strength and stereotypically feminine vulnerability into holistic characters, which katniss is.
but let’s talk about gender the hunger games a bit, particularly through the trio but actually beyond that. there’s a lot more gender complexity in the series than a sole focus on the trio allows (but a lot of stuff that the trio allows).
I’ll see you in the future when we’re older
And we are full of stories to be told
Cross my heart and hope to die
I’ll see you with your laughter lines
have you ever been so attracted to someone that it upset you deep within your soul
“He tilts his forehead down to rest against mine and pulls me closer. His skin, his whole being radiates heat from being so near the fire, and I close my eyes, soaking in his warmth. I breathe in the smell of snow-dampened leather and smoke and apples, the smell of all those wintry days we shared before the Games. I don’t try to move away. Why should I anyway? His voice drops to a whisper. “I love you.” That’s why.”