"The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick."

reddit user mr_chip saying it how it is
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Women of the Revolution

Character meme part three: ranking favorites

Again, prompted by veteranfangirl.

003 | send me 5 characters and I will rank them in order of preference
Toph (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Minako (Sailor Moon), Umi (Magic Knight Rayearth), Anna
(Frozen), Nadja (Ashita no Nadja)

  1. Minako
  2. Toph
  3. Umi
  4. Anna
  5. Nadja

But the Minako/Toph margin is SO NARROW. SO NARROW. They basically tie but I have to pick so
I’m putting Minako first because she’s been in my heart for fifteen years.


sixteen, so, technically a teen


sixteen, so, technically a teen


Strange Things in Gravity Falls

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Strange Things in Gravity Falls

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Character meme part two: about favorite characters.

Again, all prompted by veteranfangirl.

KAORU (Ouran High School Host Club)
How I feel about this character: Kaoru is so fantastic. I love as the series progresses and you get to see his actual identity and how it differentiates from Hikaru; Kaoru is so smart and observant and really good at moving people around in situations to benefit them without them realizing he’s doing it (a trait I melt for in fictional characters). The pumpkin metaphors epitomize it. He’s so sweet and dear and I just love love love him. And while their twincest act portrays him as the submissive one, in reality I think he’s the stronger of the two twins, as a person in general.
All the people I ship romantically with this character: Sort of Hikaru and sort of Haruhi but kind of only if it’s both of them.
My non-romantic OTP for this character: Hikaru. Obviously.
My unpopular opinion about this character: I don’t think I have one?
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I don’t knoooooooooooooooooooooow.
my OTP: Don’t really have one.
my cross over ship: Again, don’t have one. I’M SO BORING.
a headcanon fact: He and Hikaru started sleeping in the same bed because Kaoru was comforting Hikaru after nightmares.

MINAKO (Sailor Moon)
How I feel about this character: She is my badass warrior babe decoy princess angel goddess queen of my heart waifu. I FUCKING LOVE MINAKO. She’s been my favorite since I was eleven watching the DiC dub. I will never not love her best. She is amazing and my hero and I love her.
All the people I ship romantically with this character: None officially, but sort of crackship Rei and also Mako sometimes.
My unpopular opinion about this character: I don’t know if I have one. Um I really love her original dub voice actually? I don’t know if that’s unpopular or not but it’s true. (I also love love love her original seiyuu holy shit.)
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: I wish she hadn’t worn that godawful outfit for that idol competition dear god.
my OTP: None, honestly and truly.
my cross over ship: My sister planted the seed in my head that Minako and one of the characters from one of my books would be amazing together WHICH IS EMBARRASSING BUT TRUE.
a headcanon fact: Artemis is her best friend. Period. (Which is kind of canon but not explicitly so whatever headcanon it is.)

I could never break your heart, Mabel.

Fandom character meme part one: ships

All prompts from veteranfangirl, haha.

KRISTANNA (Kristoff/Anna, Disney’s Frozen)
when I started shipping it if I did: Pretty much as soon as I saw gifs of them on veteranfangirl before I even watched the movie.
my thoughts: Honestly they’re really good for each other. Kristoff grounds Anna, reminds her to use her common sense; Anna brings fun out in Kristoff, loosens him up and lets him be a little more free. They’re super adorable/hot/cute together OH MY GODDDDD. Also they develop such a deep, deep trust and care and devotion that’s so amazing. I personally think they have really good communication; not always immediately, because Anna can be fiesty and fly off the handle while Kristoff can be gruff and bottle things up. But I think they always end up apologizing for spats and talking it out and really taking care of each other’s needs in every way. Oh, and they bang like a screen door in a hurricane.
What makes me happy about them: EVERYTHING.
What makes me sad about them: That Kristoff had to watch Anna die right after he really realized he loved her. That it probably took Anna longer to realize she loved Kristoff than it did for him to realize he loved her. That she probably occasionally has freakouts about their relationship of a PTSD fashion based on what happened with Hans (and it’s not Hans, it’s Kristoff, and Kristoff would never ever hurt her, she knows this, but sadly that’s not how these things work; like bri-ecrit wrote a great engagement fic where Kristoff proposes and Anna FREAKS THE FUCK OUT and has a panic attack and literally runs away, and when they work it out later she tells him it’s because of flashbacks to Hans - like I think this is A Thing that happens sometimes to them and it makes me sad).
things done in fanfic that annoys me: The author forgetting about Kristoff’s sass.
things I look for in fanfic: Dominant Mountain Man Kristoff. Banter. Teasing. Adorableness.
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: Nobody in canon, honestly.
My happily ever after for them: It takes a lot of fanangling (because really the princess SHOULD NOT marry a commoner) but with some help from Elsa they end up getting married and have a few adorable kids and Kristoff is an amazing daddy and they grow old and sassy together.
who is the big spoon/little spoon: Kristoff kind of has to be the big spoon due to size difference. Anna can try but she barely gets her arm around his side.
what is their favorite non-sexual activity: I think Anna really likes going up into the mountains with Kristoff - not all the way up to ice-harvesting territory but like out in the woods, hiking, just being outside and walking and talking together.

ROSEMANDO (Rosemary/Fernando, Ashita no Nadja)
when I started shipping it if I did: I don’t remember how it started but I know veteranfangirl was largely to blame.
my thoughts: It’s total crackship with them aged up. The concept in my head is that post-series, Rosemary stays working as a servant in Fernando’s estate. She works in the laundry and brings his fresh clothes up to his rooms, which is how it all starts. They’re terrible for each other; they constantly fight to gain the upper hand; the whole affair (because it’s an affair, not a relationship) is very competitive and power-play (and not in a healthy way) and sometimes cruel. Rosemary ends up fully seducing him and they have a torrid secret sexual affair. They begin to have some sort of feelings for each other but they both know they’re messed-up feelings and not really healthy ones. Sometimes this bothers them but mostly they just keep the game spinning and don’t think about the future when it’s inevitably going to fall apart. It’s a delicate delicate balance between “I don’t give a shit about you, I just use you for your body and to feel powerful” and “I feel a tenderness towards you that I will never fully admit but comes out sometimes in gestures” (both feelings occuring in both parties). It’s really fucked up and I love it.
What makes me happy about them: They’re like fuckin firecrackers and it’s awesome.
What makes me sad about them: God, everything when you think about it too much.
things done in fanfic that annoys me: Haha none exists so N/A.
things I look for in fanfic: Again, N/A.
Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: ANYBODY GOD.
My happily ever after for them: They don’t have one. Because while they feel a fondness for each other, they’ll never be in love, so Fernando would never do the backflips necessary to get away with courting a commoner. Their best-case scenario is ending their affair on equal footing and Rosemary leaving the estate forever.
who is the big spoon/little spoon: Fernando grabs onto her in the night because he gets night terrors, especially if the windows are closed. Fernando gets really claustrophobic when he sleeps.
what is their favorite non-sexual activity: They don’t have one oh my god.

A message from froth

-001- kristanna, rosemando!! -002- Minako, Hitachiin of your choice, Nyth (post on a-c if need be)!! -003- Toph, Minako, Umi, Anna, Nadja.

OH SHOOT I FORGOT ABOUT THESE. I’ll get on this right now hahaha.

Great Episodes of Great Cartoon in 2013

Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated: “Through the Curtain”

We all go together. No splitting up, ever again.

Guess what I just finished binge-watching.