frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Hunger Games: District 11)
Note: major spoilers for all books and currently released films below!

I love the Hunger Games, but I don't love it the way I love other books and movies and television shows. I don't love it for the characters -- though there are many that I like, or admire, or care about quite a lot. I love it for the story, the themes, for what it does. (Not to say that I don't find much to love in story, plot, and theme in other media, but in The Hunger Games this plays a much more prominent role vs characters than in anything else I love.)

The Hunger Games is the multi-million dollar franchise of my marxist anarchist heart. I'm only slightly kidding. )

An aside about movie Coin vs book Coin. )
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Hunger Games: District 11)
...to see Catching Fire at the Imax. !!! It's funny, I usually see things, especially movies, 6 months to 10 years after they're released. (I still haven't seen Avatar.) It's a little weird to me that I'll be among the first in the world to see this. For once the international dateline is working for me. :)

Relatedly, last night I rewatched The Hunger Games with some friends and was reminded that I do indeed love this series a bit more than it deserves. More than any other fandom, I love THG as much for what it could be, i.e., what it is in my head, than for what it actually is. But that's a big part of what fannishness is about, I suppose.
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Vid all the things!!!)
I was inspired by [personal profile] settiai to take stock of my vid WIPs.  I love vidding and I have so many ideas, but sometimes I get a little lazy, a little undisciplined.  So, if nothing else, I can use this to keep myself on top of my goals and how well I'm meeting them?

Maybe if I use Cinelerra and don't have to clip I can make these? Maybe???? )
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My brain doesn't usually come up with strong visuals when I read fiction.  If anything I tend to imagine places I've already seen and characters who vaguely look like people I know.  Imagine my surprise when I watched The Hunger Games and was overcome by how odd President Snow looked.  Then I realized that I had very strongly pictured Joel Gray in the role.  Wouldn't that have been fun?



Then again, Donald Sutherland did a fine job so far. 

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