"no regret though"
Hershel + Daryl
Hershel is one of people who saw Daryl’s scars and probably knew a part of his past. And Hershel himself had a alcoholic father as well. I think he could sympathize with Daryl and they built a good relationship. I love Hershel’s eyes that expressed his concern about Daryl enough when he told Daryl to wear gloves and a mask. I love that tough son of a bitch and wanted to see those two badasses together more.
this is my new shoe we’re bbfs fo life
oh shoe, you so funny
ugh her sister is sooo annoying
i luv you shoe xoxoxox
what fake foot
I KNEW YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME.
I’M SO SORRY I DIDN’T KNOW
HOW COULD YOU? I FEEL SO BETRAYED
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS?
do you know how much fucking money yahoo paid for this fUCKING WEBSITE?
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?
THIs is actually the reason I thought the book was so thoughtful. western society IS the capitol.
I think the reason people talk about the romance (I’m talking about in real life here, not in the book) is because we know that it is fiction. If it was real, people would care about the deaths, of course they would care. Sure, there would be some people who only focus on romance or fashion or whatever, but there would certainly be people caring about the death and doing whatever they can to make it stop.
I can say personally that I don’t care about the death, not only because it’s not real, but also because the book doesn’t mention them. Take Finnick - I think he’s an amazing character and I was devastated when he died. When anyone dies in THG I was like, “Aw man, there goes another one.” But I don’t care about the “no-names” because I haven’t grown attached to them due to their lack of mentions. Of course it’s still sad that this kind of thing is going on, but nobody is gonna waste their time crying over FICTIONAL dead people who we know nothing about - not even their name.