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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Posts Tagged “the hunger games”

Netflix, you magnificent patoot

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but Netflix just unleashed THE MOST MAGNIFICENT LINEUP OF NEW STREAMING CONTENT EVER.

I found out sometime last week that The Powerpuff Girls was on and I was like “oh.em.gee.” Talk about a blast from the past. I didn’t get a chance to log on and look for several days (see: my life last week), but my mind started racing with the possibilities that Cartoon Network just opened a contract with Netflix. What if they had Dexter’s Laboratory? What if they had Samurai Jack? Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends? JOHNNY BRAVO?

All. of the. Above.

EVEN BETTER, they have 26 episodes of ADVENTURE TIME.

We have a problem though.

A very big problem.

Netflix. Listen to me. Everyone on semesters in universities across the country are TRYING TO WRITE PAPERS, TAKE EXAMS, AND FINALS RIGHT NOW. Could you have waited one stinking month to release these magnificent shows?

(If cartoons aren’t your thing, they also released: Hatfields vs McCoys, Witness, The Mask of Zorro, The Hunger Games, and a ton of other things I’m too excited to be bothered to remember right now.)

Netflix you are the biggest patoot in the world.

More thoughts on The Hunger Games, just because.

I just have lots of things to say right now!

I had to try and articulate just what’s so important about these books and why everyone’s all crazy about them. I think a lot of people sort of write off fandoms like this because they think it’s vapid, or I don’t know, never as good as Harry Potter. Especially with the advent of Twilight, any young adult series that gets any attention is probably regarded as “just another stupid romance book.”

In the case of the Hunger Games, I’ve found that most people start pointing fingers that it’s “the same as that one movie/book/anime.” And that’s fine. If you haven’t read the book and all you know is its synopsis, then yeah, you’ll probably think it’s a straight hack. Well, guess what? Lots of things are reminiscent of previous works. Did you know The Lion King is Hamlet? Do you hate it now?

Anyway, I think The Hunger Games isn’t just some pointless love story. The main character is female and 16/17, so if you’re a 25 year old guy, I don’t really expect you to read the book and find it awe-inspiring (but if you do, yay!). But Katniss is really important as a strong character, especially in the light of a certain someone named Bella.

Katniss does not care what other people think about her. Personally, I care very much about what other people think about me. So I spend too much time on my hair, I buy a lot of makeup, I always want the newest and cutest clothes. Katniss, however, knows what’s important–her family and friends, and self-preservation (because, y’know, she’s under the constant threat of getting killed/starving to death!).

Katniss also has rather low self-esteem for being such an important part in the trilogy. I would say she’s humble, but there are times when she gets down on herself. Watching that struggle is just so interesting to me. I feel like I can relate to that.

And lastly, while the romance plot is central to the trilogy, it isn’t … stupid. Is that descriptive enough? Okay–Katniss isn’t defined by the romances. She is controlled and swayed by them (for self-preservation reasons, I can’t go too far into them without giving anything away), but this is always portrayed as highly negative, confusing, and undesirable. In the beginning, Katniss actually doesn’t want to ever get married or have children (breaking down the gender roles! ish. Don’t call me out on this. gawsh). Any time she’s forced to do something traditionally female (wear dresses, try to be nice and funny and “desirable”), she fails miserably. Because she doesn’t want to be that way, and neither do we if we don’t want to.

This got reallllyyyy long. I’ll leave you with my favorite creepy song from the soundtrack and something pretty from Tumblr.

I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE HUNGER GAMES.

I saw the Hunger Games this weekend and I couldn’t be happier with it!

That was an overstatement. They forgot some stuff and, let’s be honest, this movie should have been rated R (it’s okay, though, they edited it for the kids!). But I get it, book-to-movie adaptations aren’t always perfect. Still, it was awesome.

I’ve been scouring the Internet for Hunger Games-related stuff, and I found that you can get your own Hunger Games inspired name (mine’s Fannia Wishart) and also find out what District you belong to. Spoiler alert: I got District 5 (the “power”/electronics district and they said I would be an engineer. I will break EVERYTHING.

Sooo that’s what my lil’ Panem card looks like! I don’t know what the QR code there does. Scan it and let me know? ;)

 

SB2012? More like THE HUNGER GAMES 2012.

For once, it wasn’t entirely necessary to travel for spring break to find good weather. It was in the 70s and sunny all week here in Indy!

That said, I spent most of my break inside. Reading. Reading THE HUNGER GAMES. I got through the first two books in a matter of 4 days. Third book has been slower because I actually had to leave the house for the latter half of break.

But yes, I have Hunger Games fever. Every time I hit up a store, I’ve had to buy every magazine with Jennifer Lawrence’s face on it. (This includes Seventeen magazine which was sort of a mistake.) Also, I’m Team Peeta.

I mean, he paints AND bakes AND is a hopeless romantic? Y’all can have rugged Gale. Team Peeta forever.

(I also have a tiny crush on Woody Harrelson, but that is an aside.)

Anyway, the movie premieres THIS FRIDAY and I’m super pumped. It’s nice to have another fandom to look forward to now that Harry Potter’s done. On top of that: a young adult series with a strong female main character? GASP. So much better than that lovesick sissy in Twilight. (There, I said it.)

May the odds be ever in your favor!