sourcedumal:

lady-yuna:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

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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  • White People: *back flips over actual KKK members*
  • White People: *moonwalks past real neo-nazi blogs*
  • White People: *goes into PoCs inbox*
  • White People: You're whats keeping racism alive


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blackfashion:

pbstv:

Remember when we shared Chance The Rapper performing the PBS KIDS’ Arthur theme song at a concert? Well, he’s released an official recording and it features a slew of artists including Wyclef Jean and Elle Varner! 

What do you think of it?

I think I need that itunes link bruh.

http://pbstv.tumblr.com/post/93408030463/remember-when-we-shared-chance-the-rapper pbstv / "Chance The Rapper"

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  • Beyoncé: constantly spreads messages of female empowerment, independence, and sexual liberation through her music
  • Beyoncé: makes a song about body confidence and gets "Bootylicious" added to the Oxford dictionary
  • Beyoncé: raises thousands of dollars through Chime For Change, an organization she co-founded to support of female equality and education
  • Beyoncé: donates $500,000 dollars to said organization
  • Beyoncé: makes a name for herself as one of the top performing talents of all time and became Forbes' 2014 most powerful celebrity and one of the highest-paid black musicians of all time
  • Beyoncé: names her world tour after her husband
  • White feminists: BEYONCÉ IS ANTI-FEMINIST AND A TERRORIST SHE IS A SHAME TO WOMEN EVERYWHERE SHE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED


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littlestpetdjpinkie:

When people with bad grammar try to insult you like

image


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linguisten:

uniquelyevil:

This is adorable

Distinguishing Asian Scripts

linguisten:

uniquelyevil:

This is adorable

Distinguishing Asian Scripts


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awkwardnarturtle:

i-mahu:

There’s two types of anger one is dry and the other wet and basically wet anger is when your eyes water and your voice shakes and I hate that cause I feel weak when I’m crying while angry I like dry anger when your face is like stone and your voice is sharp I guess wet anger shows that you care too much and dry anger means you’re done.

This is the best description ever


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misotrashy:

knitmeapony:

ONE TWEET. THIS FIT IN ONE TWEET. IF YOU FUCK IT UP YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

So much of this. An apology is NOT “I’m sorry BUT here’s why I’m totally in the right and think I did nothing wrong.”

misotrashy:

knitmeapony:

ONE TWEET. THIS FIT IN ONE TWEET. IF YOU FUCK IT UP YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

So much of this. 

An apology is NOT “I’m sorry BUT here’s why I’m totally in the right and think I did nothing wrong.”


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blond-o-sonicscrewdriver:

papermategirl:

hi:

I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE A THING IM SO EXCITED IM SCREAMING

image

Everybody got abs except for Mr. Krabs. Poor old Mr. Krabs. 

I guess he’s just Mr Kr now


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prettyboyshyflizzy:

When you see a white kid talking back to their mom in public

image

When you see a black kid talking back to their mom in public

image


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  • Most girls on first day of school: -walks around school, finds old friends, gets new class list-
  • Me on first day of school: -stumbles into random music room, breaks expensive vase, accidentally joins a host club-


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machistado:

freshest-tittymilk:

4gifs:

Ninja germaphobe [video]

this is me.

This is probably my most valuable skill set. 

machistado:

freshest-tittymilk:

4gifs:

Ninja germaphobe [video]

this is me.

This is probably my most valuable skill set. 


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busket:

sixpenceee:

God forbid we teach the children psychology !!!

i wish the devil would have taught me all this and i wouldn’t have to pay for college

busket:

sixpenceee:

God forbid we teach the children psychology !!!

i wish the devil would have taught me all this and i wouldn’t have to pay for college


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sandvviches:

my dad just got a goat

sandvviches:

my dad just got a goat


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