Title: She waves me forth again
Characters/Pairing: Peeta Mellark, Katniss Everdeen, Haymitch Abernathy, Gale Hawthorne
Spoilers: some spoilers for Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
Summary: Two handfuls of berries, one cannon fires, and the winner of the 74th annual Hunger Games is District 12's Peeta Mellark.
( He’s not sure how it happens, but she squeezes his hand and lets go, the cannon sounds, and even the announcer is surprised.Collapse )
* = re-read
|The Hunger Games*||Suzanne Collins||Young adult||454||Feb|
|Catching Fire*||Suzanne Collins||Young adult||472||Feb|
|Mockingjay*||Suzanne Collins||Young adult||455||Feb|
|A Storm of Swords||George R. R. Martin||Fantasy||1177||Mar|
|The Hungry Ghosts||Anne Berry||Fiction||389||Mar|
|The Fault in Our Stars||John Green||YA||318||Mar|
|Hark! A Vagrant||Kate Beaton||Historical/parody/webcomic||166||Mar|
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The female characters of Doctor Who and Sherlock
Tiny preface! This was... going to be a small vent. But at essay-length I can safely say it got out of hand. If you make it through, I'd love to hear what you guys think, and I'd love to have a discussion about this!
Spoilers for Doctor Who (gonna be safe and say all the new series), and Sherlock (season 2).
The new series of Sherlock really bothered me at times with its portrayal of female characters, and the more I thought about it, the more uncomfortable I became with this show, and Doctor Who's treatment of its women.
I don't know how much I'm adding to the debate, the extent of which I am in either fandoms is following some Who/Sherlock-heavy blogs on Tumblr, and I feel like the issue has been explored really well, by people more articulate and more knowledgeable than I am – I'm basically just thinking out loud at this point.
( Both Who and Sherlock are shows that consistently fail the Bechdel test.Collapse )
An accurate representation of what my arms feel like right now, after moving a couple hundred kilos of bricks and retaining wall blocks:
My future career is obviously not in masonry.
I think of one word that could be replaced and I sprint to my computer, tripping on the stairs up.
Is it Yuletide yettttt
This entry was originally posted at http://heywilma.dreamwidth.org/361.html. Testing out the crossposting feature. Neat!
Oh my god, LJ.
I've stuck with you for so long, through all the changes. I won't leave, because pretty much all of my friends and communities are here, but I cannot with this new shit. Seriously reconsidering throwing money at them this year. Maybe it's time to dust off the DW.
That is at heywilma, by the by. And there is... nothing there, but hopefully at some point I will have time to set things up and explore the site some more.
Dear Yuletide author,
This is a placeholder! I will have my letter up very soon :)
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Hola from Barcelona, my tomodachi tachi.
(Yeah yeah it's the wrong language. Funny story about that: buying things and ordering food is pretty much just pointing and saying 'uno', except every once in a while I try to say 'this'. And then I tend to grope for a word I know, since I can never remember the word in Spanish. That's how I ended up saying 'kono' once.)
So this city, or at least all the things we've visited so far, is like a love letter to Gaudi, and that is so, so far from being a bad thing. It's also super warm. I remember at home we were all, 'well I could just buy coats or whatever over there if I don't have enough warm clothes', and now we're looking for shorts.
We got our first snorer in the dorm too. That was super amusing. I say this as a person who can sleep through pretty much anything, but still got woken up at about 2am with the sheer volume of those snores.
iPhone don't try to autocorrect snores to s'mores.
Today's plan: more Gaudi, oyea
Huh. You don't post an entry for a while and LJ's all changey.
So what's new? I quit my job; tomorrow's my last day at work. I figured with travelling, maybe not having anything lined up when I get back is the kick in the bum I need to look for a ~real job~ (not that being a check out chick isn't a real job, but you know what I mean). There's probably more to say about this, but damn I am exhausted just thinking about it. The last couple of months have been cray cray.
I've been reading A Clash of Kings, and I have a lot of feelings. Mostly towards the Starks, and one of them had better win the game of thrones, just sayin'. Hopefully I can finish it before going overseas, so I can take A Storm of Swords for travel reading. It's a good length for this trip.
Finished watching Avatar: the Last Airbender tonight, and it also gave me a lot of feelings. Honestly, it's one of the best show's I've seen recently, and despite it being a kid's show, it's complex, it's epic, it has good writing, a fantastic cast. It's got a great mythology and it's interesting visually, and it passes the Bechdel test. It's not perfect- some of the episodes were a little bit superfluous, but overall it's great. Can't wait for Legend of Korra ngl.
I kind of, maybe have a little crush on a boy. We'll see how it goes.
Europe is almost all booked. The plan is: Madrid - Toledo - Barcelona - Rome - Florence - Venice - Vienna - Munich - Fussen - Berlin - Amsterdam - Paris (and surrounds) - London (and surrounds) - Taipei. Words cannot describe my excitement right now.
And in November I'm going to this. THAT'S GONNA BE AWESOME TOO.
- travel insurance
- ANZ travel card
- plane bookings: needs passport #
- global roaming: phone
I'm probably forgetting something, in my "holy crap I am totally going to Europe in one month" excitement.
In the – apparently – grand tradition of Liv bringing boys to my door, no need for milkshakes or anything:
This meme has been going on over at IJ, it's kind of an exercise in vanity, but whatever, I am vain so I'm gonna roll with it.
Ask me questions/to do things/opinions/etcetc and I will answer them in a video!
Unrelatedly, I think I figured out why Glee
bothers me so much, other than the inconsistency of the writing – I don't have a favourite character. Usually in ensemble shows, I either have a favourite, or I love the whole cast pretty much equally. See: The West Wing
for #1 (CJ), and Modern Family
though, due to the characterisation fluctuations, and the fact that all the major storylines involve the 'main' four kids (EVEN THOUGH IT IS AN ENSEMBLE SHOW. I know Lea Michele sells songs, and she is the best singer, but there has got
to be some way where she still sings but other people get plot as well), makes it hard to like the secondary characters, especially when the few they focus on are so unlikeable.
The closest thing I have to a 'favourite' on this show are Brittany and Mike, but other than sprouting some random awesome lines, we know nothing
about them. Mike has never gotten a real storyline (I'm not counting like a half-episode arc as a storyline, no), and Brittany is only just getting more screen time, even then it's mostly in support to Santana.
That irks me. And as I've said before, if Rachel and Finn get back together I cannot anymore with this show.
I need a new TV show to follow like I need a hole in my head, which is why, I guess, I watched two pilots recently, first being The Borgias (which is like Sexy Cardinals the way The Tudors were Sexy Tudors and Rome was Sexy Romans), and the second being Camelot (aka. Merlin Is An Asshole, Or Just An Excuse To See Eva Green Naked). Liking them both so far, for different reasons.
On the bright side, it's almost the end of this current season? Which also means ALMOST TIME FOR DR WHO OMG.
I just started The Hunger Games yesterday, to see what the fuss is about, then I ended up staying up until about 2:30am reading it. I have ~80 pages left.
Today some casting decisions for the movie came out, and LJ (and I assume the general fandom) is in a huge uproar cos they all wanted Hunter Parrish as one of the characters. But as I adore him right now, can I just say, FUCK YEAH JOSH HUTCHERSON.
I find that I tend to be more impressed by bad movies upon initial viewing. Unless something completely blows me away, I often need to watch a movie a second time to register how good they are. Case in point: Speed Racer (look I make absolutely no apologies for loving this movie), Lords of Dogtown (not one person I know has seen this, why why why), Mean Girls (I know), Sense and Sentibility (I'm sorry Mr Palmer), etc etc. Now The Kids are All Right has to be added to that list.
This is problematic because I tend to overrate bad movies and underrate good ones. If I could take back my glowing reviews of X-Men: The Last Stand, I would. If I ever recommend you a movie I've just seen, and just saw for the first time, ask me if I mean it.