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The Hunger Games. What to say, what to say? I enjoyed it. I really did. It got the heart pumping in the right places, a little tear too. But I'm not seeing it as my new fandom. I just didn't appeal that much.

I will admit it, I suck at reading. I've books on my bookshelves that are over five, six or more years there and are still unread. Laser eye really set me back. An addiction to the Internet didn't help either.
Many times I started books just before the movie has come out, twilight springs to mind, I finished it in two days. The final day, that evening I had planned to go see it. Only reason why.
The same can be said for THG. I only out aside my Agatha Christie's and took out the first book in order to prepare for the film coming out in March. And to finally read the Empire and Total Film magazines when they've done features on the film. I wanted to remain as spoiler free as possible. I didn't want to know who was cast as who. Granted it was hard not to know Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss, and I was spoilt by seeing Woody Harrelson as Haymitch.
I decided to read it now and get it done so I could read the mags without quickly covering the pages and saying "la la la I did not just see that. I did not just see that."

I liked Katniss. I didn't love her for some reason. I didn't love anyone really. But I am all ooh Peeta, or Gale, or Peeta, or Gale, and so on and so on.
Despite Peeta being a doll and me wanting one. I felt Gale was the one for Katniss. Though I have the feeling it'll be Peeta to win out in the end. But I'm not sure. Will have to see when I read the other two books.
And that's the nail on the head. I can wait.
I can easily wait until the next book's adaptation is approaching before I feel the desire to pick it up. And it will be for the same 'I want to read the film magazines' reason more than a need to find out what happens to these characters.

I think perhaps it is the future, dystopia aspect of it. I am a history girl. It's where my heart belongs. I am drawn and love stories set in the past more than I do in the future. In fact I'm trying to think of a book I love that is set in the future. I'm coming up empty.
Then the whole love triangle aspect too. I'm not one for those.
Another thing is, perhaps it's embarrassing, but I'm sure I'm in no way the only one who does this - I like to see myself in the story. Not as a character already in there. I don't like that whole 'ooh I do that too. That character is so like me' crap. But just as myself, my own little traits and flaws. And I think my flaws would get be killed in the Hunger Games within the first two seconds. (Actually in know my flaws would. My gammy ankle and asthma would see to that.)
Where's the fun and wishfullfillment in that?

Date: 2012-02-25 07:30 pm (UTC)
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I loved Cinna!

And Rue. That scene with Katniss and Rue will end me in the film.

Didn't really care for the other characters, but I loved the plot.

Date: 2012-02-25 07:37 pm (UTC)
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It wasn't so much the character as the pain of that scene -- having to comfort someone while they die. Katniss's singing to her tore me to pieces.

Date: 2012-02-25 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I was crying for Katniss -- having to be so strong and hold both of them together while Rue dies.

I cry for Katniss.

Date: 2012-02-25 07:55 pm (UTC)
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*rude finger gesture*

Date: 2012-02-25 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Ha ha.

I can never tell with you.

Okay, I am hunkering down to write for the afternoon. So. Much. Fucking. Trauma at the barn this week. One horse dead, two almost dead, two more sick. I just cannot take any more of these extreme temps -- 5 C one day, 37 C the next. Their systems are so freaked out, they just keep shutting down. :(

You'll probably hate my Tim/Ivo, but that's okay. I wrote it for me anyway. LOL

*hugs*

Date: 2012-02-25 09:40 pm (UTC)
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I was so fed up with all the bullshit surrounding E/C that I left the fandom. That fic was E/C.

Now I do I/T <3333333333333333333333


*points to icon*

Date: 2012-02-25 11:48 pm (UTC)
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I really loved E/C as characters and I started that fic with them in mind. The fandom killed the characters for me so when I bailed, I didn't want any memories of them. I deleted the whole thing and left LJ. I don't have an account over there anymore.

Date: 2012-02-25 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Did you know that princessbloomy made a bunch of those icons? love that girl!!

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