“But I was sick of the way she was making me feel. I was too nervous, too keen to not make a mistake, and I was being pathetic. If we were going to talk again, it had to be because she wanted to.”—From Slam by: Nick Hornby
“If you go to see ‘Catching Fire’ this weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to remind everyone that the Capitol cut food stamps for the hungry while giving corporate welfare to the rich, that the police ruthlessly suppress all dissent against the Capitol, and that the ‘Hunger Games’ is actually based on our current situation.”—
Do also remind them that in the books, Katniss was described with olive skin and long black hair, and the Seam descriptor was consistently used as an indicator of an oppressed ethnic group, making Katniss a woman of color despite the movie casting her as Jennifer Lawrence, and in fact flat-out refusing to allow any actresses of color to audition despite requests from organizations such as Racebending, and that the books in general had a racial dynamic that the movies just plain didn’t have.