From 'To the Victors', Chapter 3:
"They’ll come for you," Haymitch grumbles. "Just see if they don’t."
An empty sneer twists her lips. She ignores Haymitch and continues to whittle the wood in her hands. The sinewy strip of pine is nearly smooth and straight from her efforts. Haymitch is her unfortunate company while she carves the shafts of a new set of arrows, and he sits beside her on her porch, shooting her disapproving looks over his ever-present bottle of white liquor. The knife handle has started to dig uncomfortably into her palm, but the mndless repetition of the chore is soothing. And what was another callous to add to her collection?
"Your doctor said you miss one more appointment and there’s nothing he can do. They’ll come for you and drag you back- those were the conditions of your release, Sweetheart."
Doctors in sterile white, masked and gloved, already prepped to operate, go into action. Peeta’s so pale and still on a silver table, tubes and wires springing out of him every which way, and for a moment I forget we’re out of the Games and I see the doctors as just one more threat, one more pack of mutts designed to kill him. Petrified, I lunge for him, but I’m caught and thrust back into another room, and a glass door seals between us. I pound on the glass, screaming my head off.
Through the glass, I see the doctors working feverishly on Peeta, their brows creased in concentration. I see the flow of liquids, pumping through the tubes, watch a wall of dials and lights that mean nothing to me. I’m not sure, but I think his heart stops twice. […]
The next thing I know we’ve landed back on the roof of the Training Center and they’re taking Peeta but leaving me behind the door. I start hurling myself against the glass, shrieking and I think I just catch a glimpse of pink hair - it must be Effie, it has to be Effie coming to my rescue - when the needle jabs me from behind.
- The Hunger Games, chapter 26
In July 2013, Ryan Carr tweeted what he thought was a “funny joke” and then probably forgot about it. One year later, Asishpal Singh stepped in.
His comeback, posted on Tuesday, quickly went viral and for good reason: It’s brilliant.
Not only did he respond flawlessly to an utterly stupid case of blatant bigotry and misplaced paranoia, he also did so in just 126 characters. You can write an opus fighting against prejudice and racism but, as Singh proved, sometimes the most effective comebacks are the snappiest.
flashbacks and echoes (1//1)
Flashbacks and Echoes
(i’m going to take these broken wings and learn to fly)
A Hunger Games Fanfic
Disclaimer: The Hunger Games series and its characters were created by Suzanne Collins and are copyrighted to their rightful owners; no copyright infringement is intended.
Rated: M for themes and language
Set after Mockingjay and contains spoilers for all three books.
Summary: Peeta’s good days outnumber his bad days, but Katniss doesn’t believe there’s anything good left in her to love, so she goes to District Two, thinking she’s found a way to drive a permanent wedge between herself and the boy with the bread. She twists and spirals, but always she circles back to him. (Scenes are set before the Reaping, during the Victory Tour, during their time in District 13, and after the war. Mostly canon compliant.)
Mockingjay Part 1 Character Posters
THEORY: Beetee and Coin are facing left full-on because they are 100% about the war effort and the rebellion. Plutarch is turned towards the left, but part looking ahead because while he supported the war effort he realized the destruction it wrecked on humanity. Effie is facing forward because she’s indifferent really. She just wants to survive. Finnick and Haymitch are facing right because they’ve already been through the trauma of the games and it’s hard for them to fully support another war of violence and death despite it’s necessity.