The maurauders (I can’t belive i haven’t drawn them before… around their 5th year at hogwarts or so…
The Threshing Floor: A Rural Painting of the Dutch School
The story of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 2:1-4:13), set in Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, with a minor dash of Dutch!Peeta.
(Subtitle shamelessly borrowed from Thomas Hardy’s Under the Greenwood Tree.)
Written by porchwood, née Mejhiren
Warnings: Biblically based M content. :D
In the sunbaked sea of whitened wheat and working men and women, dressed neck to ankles in their lightest, palest cottons, one figure stands out. The girl in the red dress.
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
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The small white bird tinged in pink dives down, buries her claws in my chest, and tries to keep me afloat. “No, Katniss! No! You can’t go!” But the ones I hated are winning, and if she clings to me, she’ll be lost as well. “Prim, let go!”
And finally she does. Deep in the water, I’m deserted by all. There’s only the sound of my breathing, the enormous effort it takes to draw the water in, push it out of my lungs. I want to stop, I try to hold my breath, but the sea forces its way in and out against my will. “Let me die. Let me follow the others,” I beg whatever holds me here. There’s no response.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I’ve considered the possibility that Peeta might have tried to save Katniss but I never drew a solid conclusion because the textual evidence is oblique at best. However, there are some small clues here that might support the fact of Peeta being involved in that fateful moment of the bombs:
1. Parallel language - When Peeta blocks Katniss from taking the Nightlock after shooting Coin, she asks Peeta to let her go. He responds “I can’t.” This conversation is foreshadowed here though there is no response this time, likely because he’s unconscious.
2. Burns - Peeta spends more time in the burn unit. If he somehow blocked her from the consequences of the explosion, this would makes sense.
3. Time lapse - on the previous page, Katniss ends up beneath a lamp post, unable to account for the last few seconds. Could he have made it in that time? Possibly the weakest piece of evidence.
It pleases me if they have altered the script in this way. Is there sufficient textual evidence for this? For my standards, no, but I would not fail a student for making this argument.
- In the Hunger Games book there is a foreshaddowing of that scene in Mockingjay. Right before the Tributes Parade Katniss and Peeta wait anxiously for Cinna to light their black capes on fire. Peeta says to Katniss
"I’ll rip off your cape if you’ll rip off mine"
- Right before Katniss enters the City Circle in Mockinjay she flips her cape around from red to black, mirroring what she was wearing the first time she was there.
There are two other instances where Peeta saves/helps Katniss in Mockingjay that Katniss isn’t directly aware of.
- The first is when the reptile mutts are attacking the squad and Katniss freezes up. Peeta, though hands are cuffed, lifts her to the ladder and forces her hands on the rungs.
- The second is more ambiguous. The day Peeta returns to 12 and Katniss comes back to life she passes out on the living room floor, after sobbing to Buttercup that Prim was dead. She woke hours later tucked in her bed. It’s pretty unlikely the Haymitch did that, though possible.
SC was very methodical with the plot points. Check out this article:
The phone rang. I picked it up.
“Are you sitting down?” Curran’s voice asked.
I listened to the disconnect signal. If he wanted me to sit, then I’d stand. I got up. The chair got up with me and I ended up bent over my desk, with the chair stuck to my butt. I grabbed the edge of the chair and tried to pull it off.
It remained stuck.
I would murder him. Slowly. And I’d enjoy every second of it.
Kate Daniels Series | Ilona Andrews