FUCK FUCKING FUCK I SHATTERED MY PHONE SCREEN BECAUSE I’M AN IDIOT WHO SHOVED IT IN MY MOUTH BECAUSE OF A BABY IN DISTRESS & NOW IT’S CRACKED AND FUCKKKKKK
feeling super guilty & super lonely & super like I’m bothering anyone I try to talk to~
This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!
SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.
THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.
Hello yes I am a 20 year old woman who is “not allowed” to have caffeine
Literally kill me.
I never know what to do with my face in selfies. Esp my mouth. Smile, frown, pout, tongue out???? Idk I’m bad at this
This is how many children that died in their Hunger Games, without even being mentioned throughout the three books. All these children were under 18. All these children had parents. All these parents’ hearts sank to their knees during their child’s reaping. All these parents saw their terrified child off at the train station. All these parents heard the sound that signified their child’s death. All these parents received their cold, dead child in a wooden box. All these parents’ lives ended there. All these parents could say or do nothing. All these parents were merely thanked that they gave up their child. Thanked.
And the media focuses on the love triangle.
All these children and all these parents aren’t real
Yeah, sure, I guess that’s true. None of these people were real.
But let’s focus on what this series, and this fact, say about our society.
In the series, the Capitol’s media focuses entirely on the ‘fun’ of the Games- the fashion, the plot twists, the favorites, the strategies, the romance. And the entire time, they completely overlook the fact that 1,678 children between the ages of 12 and 18 have died. Usually brutally murdered by other 12 to 18 year old children.
And how does our real-life media react to this story when news of a movie adaptation reaches them? They talk about the romance. This tragic story of a girl who must choose between her long-time best friend and her new love. Even if she chooses Peeta, they still must fight to the death. The star-crossed lovers of District 12. And many readers of the original novels saw the books through the same lens. You would tell them that you read/ were reading the books and their first reaction was, “Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta?”
Meanwhile, children are fighting to the death.
The fact that our media, and many every-day people reacted to the Hunger Games the same as the Capitol media scares me.
I don’t want this world to be anything like the Capitol. I don’t think any of us do.
And the fact that most of us (including myself) never really considered how many children had died in the games also scares me. But, hey, it didn’t happen now/ in the current story, so it doesn’t matter, right?
I’m not sure about that math though. I think it’s MORE.
Let’s talk about just the first 73 games, ok? Every year before Katniss and Peta.
24 Tributes (1 girl + 1 boy x 12 districts)= 1 Victor + 23 Dead Every year
23 x 73 = 1,697
EXCEPT, the 50th games (The games Haymitch competed in) had DOUBLE the number of tributes. An extra 24 kids died that year.
Now, 22 kids died in Katniss and Peeta’s first game, because they both live.
In 74 years, the brutal, violent murders of 1,725 children aired on TV in Panem, and in both the Capitol, and on the red carpet in our world, the first question people want to ask it “Team Peeta?” Damn.
i’m not even in this fandom, but damn, that’s scary
And here we have people who GET the hunger games.
#until this moment#i didn’t realize there were still people who haven’t figured out that our reactions to media are an important indicator of our values#it doesn’t matter that they aren’t real#our reaction on a story primarily about children killing each other#was to focus on the romance#it wasn’t a romance#it’s a story about a tyrannical governemt sentencing children to death as a means of intimidating the sectors into submission#and we reacted to the games exactly the same way the capitol did
you can be as meta as you can but you can never be this meta
gETTING HUGGED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY TALLER AND BIGGER THAN YOU IS AMAZING
ITS LIKE BEING WRAPPED IN A BIG WARM PROTECTIVE HEAT BLANKET AND ITS WONDERFUL
HUGGING PEOPLE THAT ARE LITTLER THAN YOU IS GREAT TOO LIKE THEY FIT PERFECTLY IN YOUR ARMS AND THEY’RE LITTLE AND ADORABLE AND REMINISCENT OF HUGGING A SMALL ANIMAL
JUST HUGGING PERIOD
I have a headache because I have no caffeine or anything caffeinated & I have to spend time with my sister who is going to make me want to jump off a bridge & I’m already grumpy and tired and in pain & my mother is being a fucking bitch about this & fuck all this
morbidmandy422 turned 3 today!
wear your armor
whether it’s makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said “no”
wear your armor and kick ass
So I reached 2K recently, and decided (along with my followers) to do tumblr awards in celebration! :)r u l e s :
- mbf jinny (aka moi)
- must reblog this post
- must reach 50 notes or i’ll cry
- i’ll add a runner up for each category every 20 extra notes
- please don’t like, only reblog
- reblogging ends on july 31c a t e g o r i e s :
- cupcake award (best theme)
- cake award (best url)
- ice cream award (best icon)
- candy award (best edits)
- cookie award (nicest blogger)
- pudding award (best posts)
- popsicle award (best custom domain)
- muffin award (best harry potter)
- pie award (best tmi/tid/tda)
- custard award (best doctor who)
- whipped cream award (best teen wolf)
- popcorn award (best hunger games)
- chocolate award (best percy jackson)
- donut award (best multi-fandom)
- pastry award (best overall)
- lollipop award (jinny’s favourite)w i n n e r s w i l l r e c e i v e :
- +follow from me if not already
- MY ETERNAL LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP <333
- a spot on my updates tab for one month
- three requested promos anytime
- promo when announcedr u n n e r - u p s w i l l r e c e i v e :
- +follow from me if not alreaady
- MY ETERNAL LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP :DD
- a spot on my updates tab for one month
- promo when announced