I'm older than you think, and feel older than that sometimes.

 

habitualspontaneity:

thoroughlyamused:

JK Rowling: So I have another idea for Harry Potter
United Kingdom: ohgodshesBACKSHESBACKSHEBACK
JK Rowling: But it’s in the 1920’s in America
United States: *bust down the doors* ITS OUR TIME FUCKERS

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generalconsent:

stickinemwithpointyendsandlace:

calmb4tehpwn:

adrivashkov:

theherondaleangel:

5evamore:

goregeousity:

i really have no idea what this has to do with survival skills

Actually she has identifying which plants and berries are poisonous. She was quizzing herself. It’s foreshadowing because she later dies from eating poisonous berries; in the book, it’s seen as a foolish mistake, but because of this scene, it has implications of suicide. 

Holy shit

Well the Hunger Games just became even more devastating than it already was.

My wife and I have actually had very extensive conversations about Foxface. Specifically, my argument is that Foxface is in love with Katniss, or had another reason to want her to win, or survive.
Foxface excels in subtlety and observational awareness, she is always aware of where the other players in the game are, but when ever Katniss is in trouble, Foxface shows up to show her the way. She shows Katniss how to bypass the mines at the food cache. She shows Katniss that she can make it to the “feast” and back out safely.

But there’s a question. Why would Foxface steal a handful of berries from Peeta? She was hungry? But she could just harvest her own berries, without needing to potentially reveal herself. I find it hard to believe Foxface would steal 20 berries, when Peeta just showed her what the bush looks like. So the argument is, she wanted to kill herself, to save Katniss, and Peeta (since she knows two can survive). But why not just go eat her own berries? At any point during this whole thing?

My argument is that she ate Peeta’s berries for two reasons. One, she wanted to show Peeta that the berries were poisonous, because she didn’t want Katniss to lose him. And, Two. She wanted Katniss to know, or have the opportunity to deduce, that Foxface was in love with her. There’s any number of ways she could kill herself, but she did it publicly, revealing that she’s not only been following Katniss and Peeta, but to put the question in her mind: Why steal 20 berries from Peeta?

Why?

This is a fascinating theory.

THAT IS THE MOST HEARTBREAKING QUEER HEADCANON I HAVE EVER READ

HEADCANON ACCEPTED

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pol102:

From theatlantic:

China’s 10-Year Government Shutdown

Last Friday, my colleague James Fallows posted an e-mail from a China-based reader suggesting a list of China-related subjects Fallows could write about instead of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. The first of these? Why “this would never happen in China.”
Actually, it did. And it lasted for ten years. But it’s known by a far more familiar name: The Cultural Revolution.
Now, of course, the Cultural Revolution in China and the American government shutdown differ so much that it’s hardly worth spelling out the ways. But at a fundamental level, both events are the results of structural failings in their respective political systems—flaws that, in the Chinese case, proved disastrous.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]


Interesting. Hadn’t thought about this (I don’t study Chinese politics). But if memory serves, the Cultural Revolution was an effort by ideological driven fanatics who sought to abolish the state (as all orthodox Marxists do), wanted to transform the political culture in their image (which included rabid nationalism), and hoped to establish a new system in which those who worked enjoyed benefits and those who didn’t were simply put to work (or starve).
I guess that does sound familiar.

pol102:

From theatlantic:

China’s 10-Year Government Shutdown

Last Friday, my colleague James Fallows posted an e-mail from a China-based reader suggesting a list of China-related subjects Fallows could write about instead of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. The first of these? Why “this would never happen in China.”

Actually, it did. And it lasted for ten years. But it’s known by a far more familiar name: The Cultural Revolution.

Now, of course, the Cultural Revolution in China and the American government shutdown differ so much that it’s hardly worth spelling out the ways. But at a fundamental level, both events are the results of structural failings in their respective political systems—flaws that, in the Chinese case, proved disastrous.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

Interesting. Hadn’t thought about this (I don’t study Chinese politics). But if memory serves, the Cultural Revolution was an effort by ideological driven fanatics who sought to abolish the state (as all orthodox Marxists do), wanted to transform the political culture in their image (which included rabid nationalism), and hoped to establish a new system in which those who worked enjoyed benefits and those who didn’t were simply put to work (or starve).

I guess that does sound familiar.

dlubes:

im literally playing pokemon and drinking an espresso martini in a bar right now what is my life

I’m not seeing a problem here.

dlubes:

im literally playing pokemon and drinking an espresso martini in a bar right now what is my life

I’m not seeing a problem here.