One more day, one more reason!

>> Monday, August 23, 2010

Heeeeyyyyyyy!! :D
Haha. So yeah, I went to the beach today. I froze to death. It was so windy!! But yeah, I had fun. And I'm still exhausted...gosh, I dunno when I *won't* be exhausted! Okay, well, time for today's reason!

• An extremely strong, brave, FEMALE protagonist.

(for those of you without literary knowledge, that means main character).

Yes. Katniss. I find Katniss an example for female main characters around the globe. =P

I mean, seriously! So many times, female characters are portrayed as weak or dumb or at least not overly resourceful. But Katniss is the opposite of all those things! You must admit, she is pretty dang awesome (and I definitely know a few guys who would agree with that fact. Team Katniss anyone?). ;]

But yeah, I do love Katniss. Of course I'm many times frustrated with her, but hey, I always get frustrated with the main character in books. Who doesn't? And yes, she can be rather...dense at times. But heck, that's another reason I was going to mention-she's HUMAN. Very much so. Yet another thing I love about SC's characters! They're all so believable.

Anyway. Yes yes. I kind of want to get plenty of sleep tonight, so I'll be rested up for tomorrow! What's tomorrow, you ask? ...well you'd better not be asking that!!!! Mockingjay. BRING IT ON.

Haha, okay, I'm done being a dork. Toodle-oo! May the odds be ever in your favor, especially when it comes to getting your copy of Mokingjay! :]

Mood: happy! And tired, yeah.

Quote of the day: 'I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.'. -Katniss

Listening to: Fave playlist! Currently it's on Haven't Met You Yet by Michael Bublé. I love this song! :]. (the funny thing is, right after that song finished, The Kill by 30STM came on. That song AKWAYS seems to be playing while I'm typing this part!)

Mockingjay countdown: ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!! less than 24 hours! OH GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!


I really don't know.

>> Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hey there y'all. I am so proud of myself for posting right now. Why? Well for many different reasons. For one, I really don't know what my reason is going to be today. =P I am just bad at thinking up reasons why I love things! And two, I'm still in the middle of rereading Catching Fire, AND I'm going to the beach tomorrow so i'll barely have time to read it. I'll probably have to make myself car sick from reading in the car... Heh heh. Oh, and on a final note, I am EXHAUSTED! Not. Even. Kidding. But I feel waaayyy better than I did earlier, so it's okay. I'm also stressed about a few things, though, so it's annoying. Anyway! Here's reason number...oh, I don't even know. Just let me think of it.

(oh yeah! I remembered one I had thought of earlier :D!)

• The complexity of the plot.

Yes indeedy. There are so many elements of THG that might seem simple at first, but when you think about it, are really quite complicated. And SC rarely puts something into the story that isn't explained later or has something to do with the plot. That's another reason I'm excited for Mockingjay, to see all these loose ends tied up!

And there are so many theories people can think up. I'm not too fond of theories, but I think everybody has at least one. I'm trying to think of some examples of complex plot points...well there's the thing with Plutarch Heavensbee and his Mockingjay watch (Catching Fire pg. 82). I don't even think that's fully been explained yet! There are just so many little things woven in together tightly to make a GREAT story. I love it. :)

Mood: um. Not sure! Haha
Listening to: The Kill by 30 Seconds To Mars. LOVE THIS SONG!
Quote of the day: "I wanna buy you everything except cologne, cause it's poison." (from the song If Its Love by Train)
Mockingjay countdown: twoooooooooo!!!!!!


Oopsie. Heh heh.

>> Saturday, August 21, 2010

So yeah, I'm a bad girl, I didn't post yesterday. But I went to the fair! And it was fun! And then I was freaking EXHAUSTED afterward. Even so tired that I didn't finish rereading The Hunger Games like I was supposed to! Yeah. So that's why I didn't post. But it's okay, because today you get an EXTRA GOOD reason to make up for it! :D
Are you ready?


YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. He is definitely a whole reason. Wow this post is going to be fun. :D

So anyway, who WOULDN'T love Peeta? I wonder if we have any Team Gale people reading this...crazies. I'm serious, Peeta is amazing. If he wasn't in The Hunger Games...well I don't know what I'd do! It would be a totally different book. Because Peeta adds such a wonderful element to it, really. He is such a sweetheart and deeply cares for Katniss and, and...oh gosh. I'm such a girl. And I really don't know how to properly write this post, because I really can't place a finger on everything that is so amazing about Peeta. So how about a few quotes! :D

"Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it." -Peeta Mellark

"You here to finish me off, sweeheart?" –Peeta

"I want to show them that I'm more than just a piece in their Games," -Peeta.

"Trust me. Killing things is much easier than this," I said. "Although for all I know, I am killing you."
"Can you speed it up a little?" He asks.
"No. Shut up and eat your pears," I say. -Katniss+Peeta

"Peeta," I say lightly. "You said at the interview you'd had a crush on me forever. When did forever start?"
"Oh, let's see. I guess the first day of school. We were five. You had on a red plaid dress and your was in two braids instead of one. My father pointed you out when we were waiting to line up," Peeta says.
"Your father? Why?" I ask.
"He said, 'See that little girl? I wanted to marry her mother, but she ran off with a coal miner, '" Peeta says.
"What? You're making that up!" I exclaim.
"No, true story," Peeta says. "And I said, 'A coal miner? Why did she want a coal miner if she could've had you?' And he said, 'Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen." -Peeta

(And OHMYGOSH page 130...) "'Well there is this one girl. I've had a crush on her since i can remember. But i'm pretty sure she didn't know i was alive till the reaping."
. . .skipping a lil . . . ..
"'I don't think it's going to work out. Winning . . won't help in my case'"
. . .Skipping again .. . .
"Peeta blushes beet red and stammers out. 'Because..because..she came here with me.'"

Okay, I think that's enough for some artwork! (Yes, I am obsessed. Shut up.)

Look! It's Peeta! :D (I love burdge-bug's artwork)

Personal favorite. ^_^

Another by burdge-bug. :]

And these next two are just hilarious. :D

Okay! Wow, this is totally not even about Peeta anymore. Well, I'm just gonna wrap up so I can go read:


There we go! That was easy! :]
Ttfn! :]

Mood: exhaustie-d. Yeah, try and figure that out.
Listening to: summer playlist! :D right now is Technicolor Phase by Owl City.
Quote of the day: "I have kept track of the boy with the bread."
Mockingjay countdown: 3 days!! That's THREE, people!


>> Thursday, August 19, 2010

This will be a quick post! Why? Cause I was in the middle of reading (well, re-reading) The Hunger Games when I realized I hadn't posted yet today! And I'm at an exciting part so I gotta hurry. But it's okay because that'll just help me with today's point! Which is, are you ready?:


Yes, that's right. Suspense. You know what the word means. I love it! One of the hardest things for me in writing is creating suspense, especially to end chapters with. Because everybody loves suspense! I mean seriously, think of the endings of both the first two books. "I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading for the moment when I will finally have to let go."
I mean, GOSH!! I know for me personally at least, when I read that I was dying inside. I had to know what wad going to happen! And then the second book, and "There is no District 12". ...


Seriously!! I know that so many of us were, well, frustrated with SC for leaving us hanging like that! But, it's a good frustrated. And it's one of the best skills to learn as a writer.

Now, I could go on and on about how GREAT the suspence and ALL the dramatic elements of THG is, but heck, I wanna get back to reading it! So instead I want YOU to post some examples. Kay? Everyone got it? Comment stuff!

Okay well I thought I had something else to post, but I don't remember it! So okay! Bye. I'm gonna go read more! :D

Mood: Tired. Happy. I love THG.
Listening to: my parents talking. =\
Quote of the day: "It's so fluffy I could DIE!!"
Mockingjay countdown: FIVE FREAKING DAYS!!!!!! :DDD


Reason number 6 of my countdown!

>> Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Here I am again, everybody! See what wonders this countdown is doing for my blogging life? And it's totally helping me get even MORE excited for Mockingjay (and I didn't think that was possible!).

But anyway. Here we go, reason number 6!

• It's written in present-tense.

Yeah, okay, so maybe my inner author is showing today. But seriously! Writing in present tense is really hard (trust me, I've tried) and Suzanne Collins pulls it off perfectly. I mean, she makes it all seem so realistic, like it's really happening at the time, which is exactly what present tense is supposed to feel like, and she also fits in the memories in past tense without it feeling strange. So I totally admire her for that!

And also, since some of you might not think that's a legit reason, or at least not a good one (although I think it is), and I promised to add some little extra things, it's time for *drum roll* Megan's Theory's Time! :D
YAY! Haha...okay then.

So, I started re-reading The Hunger Games again today. And, when I was still on *page FIVE*, I noticed something. Something about Katniss' dad.
Here, straight from the book: 'My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. There was nothing even to bury.'
Nothing to bury, huh? Guess what I was thinking...

Okay, I do seriously doubt it myself. But wouldn't that be amazing? I mean, if there was no body to bury, where's the proof that he's dead? He could be hiding out in District 13! I know, it's crazy. Very crazy. But what are your thoughts? I CAN'T WAIT to find out what's going to happen!!!!! :D

Mood: hmm. kinda hungry. foooooood!
Listening to: my summer playlist- right now is My Paper Heart by the All-American Rejects
Quote of the day: "You've got about as much charm as a dead slug." from The Hunger Games! :]
Mockingjay countdown: 6 more days!


Countdown Reason number 7!

>> Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Whoops, I almost forgot to post this before going to bed! Good thing I didn't. :)
Oh, and just a note before I start: these aren't nessicarily in any order. Just whatever I think of, I'll write! That's always worked for me, so yup!

Okay, here we go. Reason number seven of Why I Love The Hunger Games So Much:

• I can read them over and over and they never get old.

Seriously! I've already read them multiple times, I'm not even sure how many. And I'm planning to read them again starting tomorrow, in another preperation for Mockingjay! :D
There's just something about these books that never gets old. Every time I read them, I'm still surprised, still see new things. I have some books I've read that I love just as much as this series, but I've only read once or twice. They just seem weird when I read them again. But not The Hunger Games! I think it's awesome that I can re-read them multiple times, personally. And it makes owning them so much more useful! :D

Okay, there's today's reason. It's not the best, but hey, I'm tired. Okay, well, until tomorrow's post!

-Megan, crazed Hunger Games lover

Mood: tired but fulfilled
Listening to: The Kill by 30 Seconds To Mars
Quote of the day: 'Monk: Nobody's shaking hands. Everybody's saluting. Maybe I should enlist.
Natalie: No.
Monk: Why not?
Natalie: Because I love America.'
Mockingjay countdown: one week!


Update + Countdown! Yes yes yes!

Why hello there! Yes, I'm a terrible person, I haven't blogged in forever. But, I'm here again, and I have something extra special to make up for it! =D
Yay! Aren't you excited? Haha...not. But anyway.

Guess what? There is exactly ONE WEEK until Mockingjay. Yes, one week. 7 days. And when you've been waiting for 2 *years* (like ME), those numbers are sweet relief. And they keep getting smaller. But yes, one week until the 24th, until the 3rd and final book of the Hunger Games trilogy is available to the public. And on a personal note, may I please just say


...Oh. Sorry about that. Whoops. Anyway, as I was saying, there's only one more week! Therefore, like so many other people are doing, I'm going to have a countdown of sorts.

Once a day, every day until the 24th (Mockingjay day!!) I'm going to post one thing I like about The Hunger Games. Like, one of the reasons I like the books so much, you know? And if I can think of anything, I'll also post some sort of...surprise or something, I don't know. But yeah! I'm excited. Definitely. I doubt anyone else is, but whatever. It'll be yet another thing to help me get excited for Mockingjay! Not that I NEED anything. But what can I say except ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR THE HUNGER GAMES?!?!?!

Cause I am. =)

Well, yeah, so, I'm trying to decide if I should actually post the first thing right now. Because this post is probably getting kind of long. Um. I dunno. I guess I'll wait, think something up, and then post it in a while. So be looking for that later tonight! Yay. I'm excited!!! =) Okay, well, bye for now everyone!

Mood: supremely happy
Listening to: nuttin'. But I got headphones on. Huh...
Quote of the day:

Monk: Nobody's shaking hands, everybody's saluting! Maybe I should enlist.
Natalie: No, Mr. Monk, please don't enlist. Don't even joke about it.
Monk: Why not?
Natalie: Because I love America.
Mockingjay countdown: 7 days!


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