The inevitable Hunger Games thread

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Apparently her other big series had huge star-nosed moles!

I thought this must be what "City of Ember" (the movie) was based on, since the film is also a YA thing in an underground city with a giant star-nosed mole and came out the year after the last book, but apparently it's completely unrelated! And apparently "The City of Ember" (the book) didn't have a star-nosed mole in, either.

Have not read the Hunger Games books but apparently a coworker's kid has been voraciously reading them, demanding multiple library trips per week to get the next one out, etc.

russ conway's game of life (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost Yeah, pretty sure the lead character is supposed to be a olive skinned, dark haired, etc. teen, so of course heads were scratched (or not) when they cast a blonde, blue-eyed twentysomething. The dudes they cast, btw, looked distractingly hunky to me, in the soap opera sense. But whatevs. I've got no dog in this fight, though I do like Gary Ross.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 11:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

100 pages into this and so far it's reminding me of michael swanwick's 'iron dragon's daughter.' very pleasantly surprised at how blatantly class conscious this is

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hate these books almost as bad as the rick riordan ones

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there any point in reading this if you've already read Battle Royale?

grey tambourine (wk), Monday, 11 July 2011 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's no point in reading it if you haven't

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha wait, you mean "just don't read it", right? not "you have to read BR first"

grey tambourine (wk), Monday, 11 July 2011 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

only riordan book i read replaces hogwarts with lucian's olympus. tone's a little different so far in 'the hunger games,' more pg-13 gene wolfe or michael swanwick

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

just started Mockingjay, haven't read anything so gripping and fun in a while. lots of gore for a YA book (or maybe they're all sex&violence these days, i dunno), be interesting to see how they handle it in the movies. the dumb names are starting to get to me though (Peeta, Cinna, Beetee blargh)

herbal bert (herb albert), Monday, 11 July 2011 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ for a YA series, I read the first two over the past week

herbal bert (herb albert), Monday, 11 July 2011 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

my objection is that these books are just ... easy fiction, kind of pandering 'boy stuff' w/ lots of graphic violence that milks video games and episodic TV for ideas and is otherwise woefully ignorant of the larger literary tradition or canon. it is written in present tense and basically free of any device or craft beyond basic storytelling aptitude. it perpetuates the same limerence-drenched soap-opera shit that's saturated YA for the past half-decade, and does a lot of the ham-fisted world-building that passes for 'imaginative' and refuses to allow the reader to experience wonder, confusion, or ambiguity. i like gore and gruesomeness in YA - it's such an overly mannered genre - but I think a lot of other authors have recently done better jobs conveying it, like Rick Yancey in his Will Henry series – 'The Monstrumologist' & 'Curse of the Wendigo'

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

never heard hunger games dismissed as 'boy stuff' before

Ayatollah Colm Meaney (Princess TamTam), Monday, 11 July 2011 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not dismissing them out of hand – i read all three of them. in my classroom, however, it's 99.9% of the time the boys who grab for the books before the girls.

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i avoided twilight so i might give these a go i guess

thomp, Monday, 11 July 2011 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

doesnt it have a huge female following because of, y'know, the strong and independent young female protag? theres a considerable number of feminist readings out there that seem to find value in it & i feel like its worth embracing just for that (NB. i havent read these but i hear in the later books she becomes more marginalized while the men assume a larger role, which is a shame if so)

Ayatollah Colm Meaney (Princess TamTam), Monday, 11 July 2011 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

in the year 2011, YA literature shelves are filled with strong and independent female protagonists – and this, i don't think is one of the better examples. the predominance of feminist readings are, to my mind, occasioned by the popularity of the books and not their quality.

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

so this appears to be an interesting set of books, being adapted into films by a decent filmmaker with a strong cast. as far as megafranchises go, we could do worse.

THIS IS SATIRE BTW (Simon H.), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm the first guy i know who's reading it. lots of ladies i know have though. so far the girl from 'true grit' would make a way better katniss than the girl who played mystique in the last x-men. that's who they cast, right?

remy, are you serious that you expect literary erudition to shine throughout young adult novels? i just want them to invoke the spirits of the greats, like mervyn peake and joy chant. so far, so good

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

remy, are you serious that you expect literary erudition to shine throughout young adult novels? i just want them to invoke the spirits of the greats, like mervyn peake and joy chant. so far, so good

absolutely, and i often find it. YA isn't the 'junk' genre it (largely) was 20 year ago. laurel wil back me up on this, i think, but there are a number of incredibly talented, capable, and innovative writers working in the field b/c its lack of pretension, willingness to bend genre and story conventions, and relative ease of getting published make it a good place to try out new ideas.

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

the girl who played mystique in the last x-men. that's who they cast, right?

Yeah, but I prefer to think of her as the girl from Winter's Bone, which makes her seem more promising, tbh.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i avoided twilight so i might give these a go i guess

― thomp

Those two things need to be decoupled: Everyone should avoid Twilight no matter what you plan to do later in the day/month/year/life.

xp remy is right! Don't lower your standards for young peoples' sakes, they don't need it!

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't consider young adult fiction junk or i wouldn't be reading it. but have you ever read harold bloom's young adult fantasy novel, 'a flight to lucifer'? yuck

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

remy, are you serious that you expect literary erudition to shine throughout young adult novels?

Also this is a patronizing and makes you sound like a jerk. Don't do that.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't see how a lifelong reader/critic not turning out to be a great YA author in the genre of fantasy is proof of anything, btw. False dichotomy, or at least an extremely lazy one.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

the girl who played mystique in the last x-men. that's who they cast, right?

Yeah, but I prefer to think of her as the girl from Winter's Bone, which makes her seem more promising, tbh.

Yeah she really has nothing to prove in the confident-lead department.

THIS IS SATIRE BTW (Simon H.), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

like harry potter, i think these stories may succeed better as movies than books: there's very little in the story besides a kind of reportorial narrative.

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

laurel do you like hunger games

Ayatollah Colm Meaney (Princess TamTam), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

laurel & r.bean recommend two or three good YA novels i should read for contrast to 'hunger games', if i read 'hunger games'

thomp, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haven't read 'em. Storyline seemed a little too pat, and then they got the commercial success to match so I just didn't make the effort. remy is saving me from having to try again.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Remy already did!

Rick Yancey in his Will Henry series – 'The Monstrumologist' & 'Curse of the Wendigo'

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

@thomp, for the sci-fi/horror/gore/monster angle i'd recommend rick yancey's 'the monstrumologist.' it isn't really my cup of tea, but i think it is a well-written book and a good read for a certain type of kid. it introduces a lot of great elements, and ties well w/ frankenstein, lovecraft, etc.,

for total contrast w/in the genre i recommend peter cameron's 'someday this pain will be useful to you' for great, deceptively simple, characterization.

i've recently enjoyed green & levithan's 'will grayson, will grayson' and paolo bacigalupi's 'ship-breaker'

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

halfway through ellen klages 'the green glass sea' if historical fiction is your thing

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yay, Ship Breaker!!

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

so good, right?

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanking u

just out of curiosity, how would you rate the possibly-not-as-ubiquitous-as-i-think-they-are franchises:

i. artemis fowl
ii. diary of a wimpy kid
iii. skulduggery pleasant

thomp, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, actually quite busy so reduced to being cheering section. Also in terms of new stuff, I get most of my reading from work these days and our YA is extremely "commercial" so apart from SB'er and some others, most of it isn't what you're asking for.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

you attacked me for reading 'the hunger games.' then you call me a jerk? sorry if i offended you somehow

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

(my vested interest here is that my nephew is being put off reading by being deluged with brightly coloured FOR THE KIDS type books that people get him which largely appear to be .. kind of awful, and it is a lot harder to go into the bookstore and buy YA books than it was to buy picture books)

thomp, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a general-purpose YA thread somewhere, isn't there? maybe i should revive that one

thomp, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

you attacked me for reading 'the hunger games.'

You can keep thinking that's what I was "attacking" you for, or you can re-consider about how dismissive you were about the literary "merit" of books for kids/young people.

thomp, honestly I haven't read any of any of those three. They give me the lip-curl when I see them around...hadn't realized Skullduggery Pleasant had become a thing?

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is an excellent YA sf/f thread somewhere but it's probably like 700 posts.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

artemis fowl are kind of silly –- they've got some good ideas, but they seem a little too calibrated (?) cynical (?) for my taste. there's definitely an audience, but they're so commercial that they sometimes seem more like a product than a series of books in their own right. whenever i'm reading artemis fowl, i sort of wish i were reading diane wynn jones

diary of a wimpy kid is fluff, but its formatting is obv. very appealing for struggling readers (marginalia, text design, illustrations, limited words/page) and it's pretty funny, i think. they series isv. easy, and doesn't go to any depth or characterization so the books don't have a cross-generational appeal in the way they might the format was used to better, and more interesting effect in tom angleberger's 'the strange case of the origami yoda' which came out last year.

i haven't read skulduggery pleasant; it hardly made splash over here. i've got an ARC of it sitting on the sofa and i'm meaning to get to it.

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry abt. poor editing above ^^^

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

@thomp: how old is your nephew? how is his reading?

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the really good stuff ends up coming out in areas that aren't popular at the time, it just goes unnoticed a bit until things quiet down. I don't think the repetitive and increasingly sensational sf/f that's everywhere right now is going to be the stuff of this era that lasts -- not when we've got Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and some gender-bendy/LGBTQ "issue" books by Julie Peters and others that are also v good and will probably burrow into kids' thinking more deeply and, one hopes, lastingly, but aren't going to make headlines now.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I normally dislike like "issue" books, I'm just sayin'.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i sort of wish i were reading diane wynn jones is basically my motto in life.

manager expects you to work past 6PM but won't allow you to change into (Laurel), Monday, 11 July 2011 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

when was i ever dismissive about the literary merit of books for kids/young people? i haven't said a single negative thing on this thread . . . that i revived! how very district one tribute of you

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sorry. i said something negative about harold bloom

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 July 2011 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, help yourself to that. he's kind of a turd.

remy bean, Monday, 11 July 2011 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just thought the aping of Depression-era tech and fashion was obviously v effective as a shorthand for "these people have it tough" but unimaginative and pretty unlikely, not two qualities i really want from speculative fiction

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 17 August 2012 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

and there are still seamstresses and dressmakers and tailors in district 12 i would think
and katniss has her dad's leather jacket and who knows where that came from - the past! i assume
the hunger games is obv so full of holes, as previously pointed out, but whatevs!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 17 August 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

TH otm. I hate this movie and I haven't even seen it.

check the name, no caps, boom, i'm (Laurel), Friday, 17 August 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

this conversation reminds me of how my parents rave over a movie or tv programme's attention to costume detail and barely care about the plot or characters while i'm the other way around

you are all probably right that the costumery is inaccurate but it's not something that matters to me, really

lex pretend, Friday, 17 August 2012 16:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

there's no "accuracy" here, it's sci-fi, it just seems dumb, much like the plot and the characters

it's a shame because the PREMISE and the general outline of the setting is just killer (no pun intended), sort of a mashup of lord of the flies, the lottery, the most dangerous game, battle royale and brave new world - right in my wheelhouse

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 17 August 2012 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

Catching Fire trailer. Phillip Seymour Hoffman's in this?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jyPnQw_Lqds

DavidM, Monday, 15 April 2013 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I didn't know where else to put this but LOLOLOL

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 20:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

(JLaw photobombing Sarah Jessica Parker at Met Ball - Marillon Cotillard and Lena Dunham loling in background)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 20:10 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Maybe it's just me, but for me, this movie doesn't really BEGIN until Lenny Kravitz walks on screen.

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Sunday, 30 June 2013 03:46 (9 months ago) Permalink

Also, Alicia Keys? You totally just read Hunger Games before you wrote that song, don't even front like you didn't.

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:00 (9 months ago) Permalink

btw tho this is my 2nd viewing

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:01 (9 months ago) Permalink

hunger games is like the cure, you know. Like "subsersive" stuff for normals.

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

Uniforms in the arena are like 2004 u.s. badminton team uniforms.

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:04 (9 months ago) Permalink

girl power

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:11 (9 months ago) Permalink

I saw this about two months ago at home with my wife on DVD. It was ok. The story was tethered to the book, so it had more exposition than the movie actually needed and (I don't doubt) far less than the book contained. The costumes, sets and effects looked good enough that you knew what they were aiming at. The acting was nothing special, but the lead who played katniss carried her part well enough on the whole and she was the only person who really mattered. Of course the veteran actors were much better in their small roles.

It struck me as a decently workmanlike adaptation of a very long book written for a YA audience. I'm sure that audience lapped it up. Good for them. Just ok for me.

Aimless, Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:26 (9 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Just finished books two and three in short succession. It might be just exhaustion from doing too much at once, but boy did these fall off. Book one had lots of problems but it was relatively tight, and the central questions/conflicts for the main character locked in with the themes of the book and basically it made sense.

Books two and three, besides being just a brutal exercise in thinking up every sadistic thing you could do to the cast (and blaming it on the villains) are repetitious, flabby and unfocused - episodic rambles punctuated by unearned deaths, indistinguishable convalescence scenes, and a thousand sleepless nights. On one level I get some of this: our protagonist is a subaltern trauma victim many times over and I'm glad that's not prettified out of the picture; as well, I think she (mostly) manages to make the violence totally unglamorous and horrifying, and keep up the attack on the world that finds it entertaining (in the first book) and a necessary evil (in the last). Even the endlessly fretted-over romance story has all kinds of good ideas going in - I imagine the line between liking someone and performing that affection resonates like crazy for the teen audience. But things are just so unimaginative. She has more or less 1-2 ideas per character, all based on how they relate to Katniss and nothing more, and they almost never surprise you. It's all about plot, then, but the plot is stuck on replay for so much of the series. There are huge chunks of the second book I can't remember and I read the entire thing yesterday.

Also suffers intensely from the Harry Potter problem where our protagonist grows nowhere and learns nothing, or maybe learns the same lesson repeatedly to no avail. This is a real problem for a series whose climax hinges on a big, ambiguous moral choice (the outcome of which being btw covered up by both characters and author); the reasoning behind it is fuzzy and can as easily be chalked up to the same kind of emotionally-driven impulse with which she starts the series. It's telling that the other characters can interpret it as insanity, and that so many times the narration has to insist how much has changed since page one of book one, because you might otherwise not realize it. Versus something like the end of Nausicaa (with a similar choice made), it's all very hollow. And I agree about how undeveloped the world feels - very detailed in certain ways and bafflingly vague in others.

It's annoying, because the outline/major themes really SHOULD be in a smash kids' book series. Like, this is basically Society of the Spectacle crossed with The Culture Industry, set in the Tripod trilogy by John Christopher, and specifically trying to make a point about reality TV and pro sports and what they might say about us. Okay, sure. But they could be better books along the way.

I did like a few things - the political intrigues, some of the monsters/etc., and everything we learn about the past winners (which is coincidentally some of the most useful world-building, maybe because it's Katniss finding things out rather than her laying them out for us, and there remain unanswered questions).

The ending is bugging me more and more even as I'm typing this. Ugh!

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 05:48 (7 months ago) Permalink

Also something very ''Star Wars prequels'' about a lot of the characters from later on...sketchily introduced and they show up constantly in conferences/battles but all they do is talk and die. If they have physical traits or individual personalities or speech patterns or ways of moving around a room, the book doesn't let it show. They just talk and die, talk and die, in shot-reverse-shot.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 05:55 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I saw this Catching Fire film and I can safely say beyond any shadow of a doubt that it was the worst most incredibly dull film I have ever seen.

bets wishes (jel --), Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

you are nuts.

Lesbian has fucking riffs for days (Neanderthal), Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:03 (5 months ago) Permalink

like ok if you didn't like it but if you think this is the 'worst most dull thing' ever I got a stack of DVDs for you.

Lesbian has fucking riffs for days (Neanderthal), Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:04 (5 months ago) Permalink

Well, I may have been going for dramatic effect...

bets wishes (jel --), Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:07 (5 months ago) Permalink

Walter Chaw/my thoughts exactly:

It'll make the money it will make, earn no new converts to the flock, and be the type of movie you hope no one ever brings up in polite company because you don't want to look like an asshole.

a fifth of misty beethoven (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 November 2013 17:10 (5 months ago) Permalink

I loved it. But I also loved the first film.

Murgatroid, Sunday, 24 November 2013 17:53 (5 months ago) Permalink

if it was worse than the first one "worst most incredibly dull film" seems entirely possible bring on yr stack of dvds bro

resulting post (rogermexico.), Monday, 25 November 2013 03:14 (4 months ago) Permalink

The first one felt like it was five hours long. Not bad so much as interminable.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Monday, 25 November 2013 03:16 (4 months ago) Permalink

Some movies should be labeled clearly "This movie is for someone else, but not for YOU!" I'm pretty sure that those who found the movie insufferable are just not in the intended audience demographic. I don't plan to see it any time soon for just this reason.

Aimless, Monday, 25 November 2013 05:22 (4 months ago) Permalink

See also: the Twilight film series.

Aimless, Monday, 25 November 2013 05:36 (4 months ago) Permalink

I already saw The Running Man and Rollerball and Battle Royale, I think I'll sit this whole thing out out.

Viceroy, Monday, 25 November 2013 06:06 (4 months ago) Permalink

So weird how it's always art geared towards women, children, etc. that people (I won't say that I know you well enough to say that people doing this are always men, like the poster above me) feel they should announce that they're not partaking in. I'm not saying it's a strict rule, there's definitely stuff geared towards straight white men that people do this to as well, but it's mostly stuff like Hunger Games, Twilight, Taylor Swift, pop music in general, etc. that dudes are like, I'M GONNA SIT THIS ONE OUT AND LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW.

Murgatroid, Monday, 25 November 2013 06:19 (4 months ago) Permalink

buzza, Monday, 25 November 2013 06:22 (4 months ago) Permalink

Murgatroid OTM

This was pretty good

goth drama is universal (latebloomer), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:33 (4 months ago) Permalink

First one was pretty entertaining too.

goth drama is universal (latebloomer), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:38 (4 months ago) Permalink

Seriously, I'll take the vaguely left-leaning dystopian scifi action over boarding school wizards any day

goth drama is universal (latebloomer), Monday, 25 November 2013 06:43 (4 months ago) Permalink

I honestly don't get why people are saying how Catching Fire is a MASSIVE improvement over the first movie. I mean, it IS an improvement, but the improvements are subtle (more moments of levity, the cast seems generally more into it this time, etc.) so the improvements don't make it that much better.

Murgatroid, Monday, 25 November 2013 06:43 (4 months ago) Permalink

Artforum:

"What are The Hunger Games books, and now movies, really about? Exactly what it looks like: war. ...

Two things are certain in America: War and sequels."

http://www.artforum.com/film/id=44211

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 December 2013 18:47 (4 months ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

i went with mr veg to see this today -- haven't read the books...i was kinda bored through most of this. dug PSH but mostly just because he was just being PSH without a mohawk ponytail or a tophat or stupid circus clothes

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 December 2013 02:27 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

It's a good thing we have important satirical works like The Hunger Games to remind us of the horrors of a possible future where human life and death become irrelevant to the needs of narrative in a palliatory mass-media spectacle.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 9 March 2014 15:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

that's not what hunger games is about at all!

balls, Sunday, 9 March 2014 16:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

i love the voice of cinema blend

mustread guy (schlump), Sunday, 9 March 2014 16:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

it's in there! xpost

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 9 March 2014 16:45 (1 month ago) Permalink


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