Okayyyy I took a break from reading for a min to write and turns out I did absolutely nothing. Soooo lemme get back to reading. 🥳🥳🥳
Here we goooo, chappy eighttttt 🥳
Idk why but Katniss lashing out in anger and immediately regretting it is very relatable to me 😅
Also the crying her eyes out for hours upon hours is very reminiscent of a young girl I still am slightly salty about the movies basically portraying her as an adult from the start
Also I always see the Sleeping Beauty (a cartoon movie from like the 40s if you guys don’t know) scene here idk why 💁🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
“I can hear the others calling me from the sitting room, but I fly down the hall into my room” this is such a dumb thought but this is the first time I’ve ever really considered that Peeta is also calling her and then watching her run off in tears, letting wondering like
“Y’all know what happened?”
“Haymitch and Effie are knocking on my door. I shout for them to go away and eventually they do.” This is such like a parenting image. Like Katniss is their teenage daughter who doesn’t wanna tell them what happened at school that day.
“I just lay curled up on the bed, stroking the silken sheets, watching the sun set over the artificial candy Capitol.” Not to tie everything back to me, but the candy Capitol line here is why I titled my fic Candy Coal. An unimportant sidebar, Samantha 🤐
“Since the training isn't open to viewers, the Gamemakers announce a score for each player. [...] one being irredeemably bad and twelve being unattainably high” flashforward to Catching Fire and Katniss and Peeta both get a score of twelve I’m so proud 🥲🥲🥲 yes, it was for the rebellion but ya know what lemme have a moment for my kids here
Alsooo not relevant but why did they show the score scene in the Catching Fire movie? People who only watched the movies must have been confused 🤣😅😧🥴💁🏼♀️
“I go to the bathroom and wash my face, but it's still red and splotchy.” Awww that’s a sad image 😔
Ewww they’re eating fish soup 🥵🤢🤮
“The saltiness reminds me of my tears” it reminds me of your shady personality, girlfriend 😅😂🥳🥰💁🏼♀️
“The adults begin some chitchat about the weather forecast, and I let my eyes meet Peeta's.” Theyre just always there for each other, silencing communicating, partners through and through 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 shut up, Samantha the shipper.
“Somehow Haymitch calling me sweetheart ticks me off enough that I'm at least able to speak” I always forget she hated the nickname sweetheart, at least at first. Lolololololol post canon Peeta calls her that to get on her nerves, y’all know it’s true. 😂😂😂
“I just lost my head, so I shot an apple out of their stupid roast pig's mouth!" Okay you know what? You people labeled her girl on fire. What did you think she’d be like? Even keeled and normal tempered? Hmmm? 🤨
“Without being dismissed?" “I dismissed myself.” She reminds me so much of me 🥲🥲🥲🥲 I’m so proud
Haymitch is like “sick 🤟🏻👍🏻, let’s move on.”
Awww Haymitch and Peeta cheering Katty Deen up 🥰🥰🥰 what a beautiful moment. Post Canon they’re a family and we all know it. 😭😭😭
Haymitch I actually feel here is using bad table manners to make Effie mad and take the heat off Katniss 🥺🥺🥺 he has a big heart underneath it all alright
We don’t stan Effie in this house but we do Haymitch Abracadabra or whatever his name is his last name is a mouthful ok I never liked it
Awww they’re all laughing together 😭😭😭
“One man tripped backward into a bowl of punch." Hello Plutarch Heavensbee 😂😂😂😂😅😅😅😅😅😅
Effie’s whole attitude about complimenting District Twelve is really like when white people in the early to mid twentieth century would begrudgingly compliment people of color.
"I hope that's how people interpret the four I'll probably get” part of me say, Peeta, believe in yourself, baby. The other part says he’s only saying this to make Katniss feel better and that’s very A plus sweet. Peeta was always written as her love interest from the start, that’s undeniable 🥰🥰🥰
“I grin at him and realize that I'm starving.” Awww Peeta really did cheer Katniss up 😭😭😭😭.
I mean. How many times in the whole series does Katniss utter the line “I grin” like that girl is a lil scowler and he makes her grin in a moment of despair like so cute so presh so sweet I stan forever 🥰🥰🥰🥰
Awww Katniss is so selfless with her prioritizing her family over everything else. Even as she claims to not be certain of loving her mother 🤐 this is what is meant when peeps say Katniss is an unreliable narrator.
“The Career Tributes naturally get in the eight-to-ten range.” Hmmm so basically, if I had to guess, Four gets eights, One gets nines and Two gets tens?
“Most of the other players average a five.” So ... I’m guessing everyone but Thresh got a five then? Because that dude def got a nine, at least. 😧😅🥴
Did lil Rue just show them what a good climber she was or did she show off her knowledge of plants or???? She scored just under the kids who’d trained a lifetime for it sooo? Or is this that thing Katniss was talking about that they give out higher scores to unexpected players to create an interesting show?
Peeta gets an eight too? So uh? Maybe I’m the only one who never picked up on it but Peeta got the same score as like two of the Career tributes??? And a bigger score than almost like 16 tributes like .... my baby, you are a player. Stop putting yourself down! 🤧🤧🤧🤧 And before anyone says it or even thinks it, Peeta would be such a bad tribute to try and give a higher score than earned, like potentially Rue, because he’s already supposed to be a fairly big guy, like why give him a falsely high score? Nope nope nope. Peeta earned the low level Career score, fair and square. 🤗🤗🤗
Katty with her eleven 🥲🥲🥲🥲😭😭😭😭🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 I’m so proud of you, baby
“Katniss, the girl who was on fire” .... is this line a lil different from the movie???? Hmmmmm I suppose I never read the distinction before? Well, to be fair to the movies though this line isn’t as catchy as when you eliminate the the from the phrase. 😶😬
“Peeta and I congratulate each other, another awkward moment” I got an eleven, congrats on your lil eight 🥰🥰🥰
And Peeta is just like “good score.... please don’t shoot me in the arena, babe.”
The Gale stuff does seem really tossed in and contrived as an afterthought. That stupid editor that pushed the love triangle. 🙄🙄🙄
Lolololol Katniss’ tiny self is like “he’s six feet, he’s a grown up to me 😲”
Gale and Peeta both like to remind Katniss about the rules and laws. And neither of you boys are saints or exactly on the up and up throughout this series. Take a seat, why don’t cha? 🙄🙄
“As the seasons went by, we grudgingly began to share our knowledge” I think people interpret me as putting down their friendship but I’m not trying to I’m just pointing out, that Katniss states herself here that her friendship with Gale was slow growing. They’re close friends / hunting partners by the start of the series but Katniss says several times throughout the first book that Gale and her took a long time to become friends.
I feel like it’s really significant that Katniss says “Gale gave me a sense of security I'd lacked since my father's death” but in the cave, she says “since my father died, no one’s arms have made me feel this safe” about Peeta. It’s like the difference between security and safety. With Gale she felt less unsure and more trusting, but with Peeta she felt protected and loved. I’m not putting Gale down stop looking at me like I’m a hater I love that sexy Liam Hemsworth looking man.
Yes I know he wasn’t supposed to look like Liam but I get one pass for this okay we all get one movie actor we just push into the book role ok
“I can't help comparing what I have with Gale to what I'm pretending to have with Peeta.” Girl, you ain’t even started pretending yet 😅😅😅
And also, Katniss won’t come right out and say it but I think what she’s really comparing is the growing feelings between her and Peeta and what she knows Gale has started to feel for her. Honestly this is why I think a lot of the love triangle in book one was construed in the editing after the fact. Gale’s portion throughout the whole book just seem very randomly placed and if you take them out, nothing narratively changes in book one.
“I get up and take a quick shower, being a bit more careful about the buttons I hit” flashback to last chapter and her hoping foot to foot because she can’t figure out a fancy shower 😅😅😅😅
“Peeta, Effie, and Haymitch are huddled around the table talking in hushed voices.” So uh.... were they talking about Peeta’s massive lifelong crush on Katniss here or ??? Just some casual breakfast convo, ya know, the usual 🤗🤗🤗🤗
Katniss just describes her food at every meal 😅😅😅😅 poor kid, food means a lot to her. That Blind Side movie quote about how when food is scarce you’d be surprised how much time you spend thinking about it .... I hurt my own feelings once again 🥺😩😫😭😢
😅😅😅 Katniss just sat there for like half a meal, porking out while everyone else was like “😶😶😶”
Katniss is all “I’m nonchalant, I’m game, I’m a team player”
“Peeta has asked to be coached separately."
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Tues 11 May ‘21
Louis saw us all coming up with wacky theories about what the BMG announcement might mean and came to tell us what’s going on… wait no he just retweeted the same article from yesterday with the partnership wording! Haha, but in seriousness while I know not everyone agrees I think it’s pretty clear at this point that BMG is his new record label. The tweet he posted was captioned with another easily misconstrued statement, THANKS FOR THAT LOUIS, but I will repeat what I said yesterday, which is that by far the likeliest explanation of his announcing to a fandom that’s rabid for label news that he’s joined a label is that- it’s his new label! And all the evidence I see supports that. The post he retweeted said (in the words of Music Week) “After five One Direction albums and one solo LP with Sony Music and Syco, now Louis Tomlinson is officially an independent artist with BMG”. Some believe this means he’s NOT signed to BMG but is putting out his own album and simply using them as a distro; I personally would say it seems pretty clear at this point that that simply refers to the fact that BMG are, as a label that isn’t one of the Big Four, considered an independent label, making Louis, as someone on their roster, an indie artist- like the tweet said. If he’d gone rogue and started his own label there would be articles everywhere about it and that article would have talked about it (instead headlines read “Louis Tomlinson Signs Record Deal With BMG”), plus we have plenty of quotes that would be frankly odd if he weren’t signed to BMG, such as the vice president of A&R at BMG UK, saying "We are delighted to welcome Louis to BMG. He is already busy working on new music, and we are excited to join him on the next phase of his extraordinary career,” a BMG sales manager saying “BMG will have the new album” and referring to the fact that they’ll do promo for it (in a DM conversation that actually appears to be real, unlike SOME going around today), and Charlie Lightening posting “Congrats @louist91 on the new deal with BMG UK excited for LT2, gonna smash it lad”.
More to the point-- why do people want so badly to think he ISN’T signed with BMG? This is GREAT NEWS!! They’re an indie (what everyone has wanted for Louis forever), and they were founded specifically to give artists more control than the majors (after splitting off from Sony; they were more or less founded as a direct push back against Sony’s business model), but they’re big enough to give him the support an artist of his size needs, which would be very hard for him to pull off running his own label-- I’d much rather see him putting his energy into writing songs, touring, making documentaries, and running his management company, rather than doing his own promo and wrangling with distro deals and shit. He should be signed to a label to do that work for him! And BMG seems like an awesome choice! But the weird ideas out there just continue right on-- not just people saying he’s not on a label, but also others, who don’t think him being on a label completely unconnected to Sony will be able to prevent Sony from dropping a piano on Louis’ head like the moustache twirling masterminds they are er sabotaging BMG somehow (the whole point of them being an indie is that this shouldn’t be an issue?), and such amazing takes as “louis has signed to a queer label” (evidence? “we just know that they are queer”; an actual dialogue from tiktok), are unlikely to be affected by any number of facts, as are the twitter folks getting excited about him ‘unfollowing’ accounts he never followed to begin with (Syco etc).
Anyway Louis, on a roll of giving us what we want today, also gave us a VIDEO with his HAT OFF! I don’t even care that it’s a silly ad (for samsung), or that he trimmed his luscious locks a little, it’s Louis! Talking and stuff!! Showing off his still wonderfully long hair all pushed up and back! Gorgeous, amazing, perfect… and yes I am ignoring the slides and socks thank you very much, though I will mention that they are literally exactly the same as Harry’s slides and socks. He also followed BMG, one of his (no doubt many) NFT trading profiles was found (@LT282828, LMAO), and new shows are being added as the tour dates finalize (though ticketmaster showing a Harry date for the same day/place as one of them was a glitch, we don’t have Harry’s updated dates yet)
And speaking of Harry! MP filming was indoors today, so Harry was only seen walking to his car, but he showed up at the Brits!!! In an amazing geometric patterned (or, uh, “macro framed sequence print” I GUESS) brown and tan suit (that clashed just HORRIFICALLY with the neon pastel Brits décor and his award, I fucking love that) and a cute lil handbag and sneakers to accept his AWARD for Best British Single!! (For Watermelon Sugar oddly, but hey a wins a win). CONGRATULATIONS baby and WOW great to see him! He popped in with pal Tomo Campbell, last seen by us when they drove to Italy together last summer. He thanked “my fans, for being so generous to me, always, and everyone in my life who has my back, thank you so much I love you.” Question, did he make the choice to swap out the pink and yellow award he was handed onstage for the blue and green version he had later? Either way, lol. Lots more people will have nice things to say about him now with this high profile win, but even before that people were gushing about him-- Joshua Bassett came out as queer by calling Harry hot (”I guess this is me coming out”), we got Billy Porter on the Brits pre show carpet saying, “I am seeing change! You know Harry Styles on the cover of Vogue Magazine that is change. You’re welcome!” and someone from his recording studio telling us he “was very nice wasn’t he, he brought doughnuts for the assistants and gave everyone a lift home. He came into reception and offered to make everybody a cup of tea,” awww Harry! Lift home from Harry, that’s my new meeting-one-of-the-boys goal.
Niall wished “everyone involved at the Brits” good luck, and Liam wished an NFT creator luck on his sale.
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my brain is actually a winteriron au reality show so: new promt!
modern!Bucky in his twenties meets pre-im!Tony in early thirties, they start dating, everything’s great… only not really, because Tony has self-worth issues and thinks that he’s absolute failure at this dating thing because he’s not meeting this (very improbable) perfect boyfriend idea. And Bucky doesn’t notice this, because they never talk, and doesn’t notice a lot of things, actually, like his partner’s or his own discomfort at stuff, because he has a fairytale in his mind about a perfect relationship that he’s having. Both of them are really bad at talking to each other.
Well. Obviously perfect fairytale relationship should have a grand gesture proposal. So Bucky had a plan, and a ring, but he did not a have a conversation with his boyfriend about plans in life and commitment, which, y’know, probably important? So Tony sees him being weird and secretive and discarding usual patterns. And, very Tony-like, he thinks: oh hey he wants to break up with me, oh, I’m not going to deal with that well. I really really can’t handle it. So instead of doing a normal thing and fucking talk to his partner he just breaks up first and ghosts Bucky completely.
So they’re both miserable. Blame themselves for looking for something that wasn’t there. Then Tony gets kidnapped, Bucky becomes a soldier and also gets kidnapped, has some modern short version of hydra trash party.
Tony’s not really the person to ever let go of love so he still loves Bucky, but is very very good at self-denial.
Bucky goes through usual torture-loosing a limb-depression-identity issues shit. And he still longs for closure. Especially around all iron man related stuff. (That’s actually real shitty position to be when you’re trying to get over your ex)
Then avengers movie happens. Steve is your canon captain america Steve, no connection to Bucky. well. Until he starts living in the same building. And Steve is friendly and nice and lonely and has some shared experience; Bucky tries to tell himself that befriending your ex’ friend and colleague is kinda shitty idea, but, well. It’s Steve and Bucky. They hit it off, no matter how reluctantly.
And years come, both Bucky and Tony go through lots of therapy (Pepper/Sam-mandated), they’re working through their issues, they change. They understand very clearly how non communicating/projecting insecurities fucked their relationship up. So they are actually both at that point of life when they could to have an adult conversation. And a healthy relationship, maybe, and they both came through horrible shit that they can understand and relate.
So. When Tony goes to see Steve without bothering to call beforehand and Bucky’s opening the door…
Things are about to get very dramatic.
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