Hunger Games at the VMA’s!!!

I’m back from my posting break!! I’ve got a new computer, other new hardware, and a new passion to… POST THINGS! Yes, it’s true. And there’s been a lot of new Hunger Games info that I need to keep everyone updated on. Yep. Because I’m the only source of Hunger Games news, after all! Now down to business…

There’s only one thing that’s important today. TONIGHT AT THE MTV VMAs A PROMO FOR THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE WILL BE SHOWN! Yes, you read that right. Tonight (Sunday, August 28) at 9/8c Jennifer Lawrence will make an appearance at the VMA’s, where she will introduce the promo for the film. This is awesome news!

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The Hunger Games ≠ Twilight

You are all gathered here today to please me with your ear-full indulgence as I smack your brains with a big-stick-like rant that’s been a long time coming. No, I won’t smack everyone. This rant is meant for those few who revel in the defamation of the beautiful. Those impious few who compare The Hunger Games and Twilight. Those who infuriatingly say “The Hunger Games is basically the Twilight love story, yuh know? Ya-uhh” (read with a prissy, preppy male/female voice). I’ll warn you now: if you like Twilight, you might want to stop reading here. I don’t want to offend anyone with any of this, just slap them for offending me. See? So let’s now just agree to all be happy! After I slap you in the face. *Ahem* Let us start our completely dispassionate discourse at the base of this totem pole of rotten logic.

The Hunger Games and Twilight. The first mistake here is placing them on common ground as written works. Right off the bat every silly comparison FAILS. This is the primary heresy upon which every other bad argument here is based. To use the accusers’ own second-grade logic: The Hunger Games is good writing, Twilight is not. There is no fair connection between these two works of fiction. The Hunger Games is deeply thought through and written from a realistic emotional standpoint. It’s not written in a simple, limited style. There’s not a simple description of events coupled with outbursts of emotion. You only know Katniss and what matters to her at that moment. That fact may annoy some readers, but it’s a rather ingenious way to tell the story. In fact, the story really couldn’t sensibly work any other way! No over-arching descriptions of the world or events. Just the basic emotional connection to the moment. And, ultimately, it’s what matters to her that drives Panem forward.

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