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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