1. 21:25 31st Jul 2014

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    Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

    Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

    But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

    The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

    It starts with Rue.

    SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

    This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

    It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

    But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

    So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

    When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

    Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

    And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

    And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

    She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

    In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

    Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

    Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

    Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

    The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

    The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

    So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

    Rue was the real Mockingjay.

    Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

    Rue’s whistle.

    Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

    The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

    That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

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Valentino HC FW 14

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    how long until woody allen dies

     
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    before storm / after storm

     
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rape culture simplified by Lil B

    im-a-walking-paradox:

    rape culture simplified by Lil B

     
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U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.
Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

Fuck this

no money for water in detroit
no money for public schools
no money for student loan debt relief
no money for healthcare 
no money for crumbling infrastructure
no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country
no money 
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    parteira:

    scifi-fantasist:

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    anarcho-queer:

    U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.

    Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

    Fuck this

    no money for water in detroit

    no money for public schools

    no money for student loan debt relief

    no money for healthcare 

    no money for crumbling infrastructure

    no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country

    no money 

    no money 

    no money 

    no money

     
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    5 Reasons It’s Time for a 4-Day Work Week

    salon:

    1. It makes workers more productive
    2. It’s good for the environment
    3. It makes employees happier
    4. It creates a healthier workforce
    5. It brings America into the 21st century

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    atomicdomme:

    a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.