Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hunger Games is coming!

Are you pumped for the release of Hunger Games... the movie?? Can't get enough dystopian literature?
You find yourself muttering things like, "Down with the Capitol!" and you don't know where that came from??? Well satisfy all you Hunger Games needs with this link...

If that's not enough check out Taylor Swift's video....

Hunger Games Quotes

Latest Jabberjay Transmissions:
Quotes for the week of January 31 – February 4, 2012

Archived Jabberjay Transmissions:
Part I:  “The Tributes”
My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This is the day of the reaping.Katniss Everdeen, p. 3
Prim’s face is fresh as a raindrop, as lovely as the primrose for which she was named. My mother was very beautiful once, too. Or so they tell me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 3
Entrails. No hissing. This is the closest we will ever come to love. Katniss Everdeen, p. 4
But there is always food if you know how to find it. My father knew and he taught me some before he was blown to bits in a mine explosion. I was eleven then. Five years later, I still wake up screaming for him to run. Katniss Everdeen, p. 5
District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety. Katniss Everdeen, p. 6
In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself. Gale. Katniss Everdeen,  p. 6
Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it. Gale Hawthorn, p. 9
How could I leave Prim, who is the only person in the world I’m certain I love? Katniss Everdeen, p. 10
Once it’s in the soup, I’ll call it beef. Greasy Sae, p. 11
I protect Prim every way I can, but I’m powerless against the reaping. Katniss Everdeen, p. 15
Quack. Primrose Everdeen, p. 16
I could be shot on a daily basis for hunting, but the appetites of those in charge protect me. Katniss Everdeen, p. 17
Anyway, Gale and I agree that if we have to choose between dying and a bullet in the head, the bullet would be much quicker. Katniss Everdeen, p. 17
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor! Effie Trinket, p. 19

Where is Panem anyways?? Check out the map, from the official fan site...
So Regina, Saskatchewan is just above District 9... Good to know....

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There is some debate about what exactly the map of Panem looks like; and if you’re anything like me, while reading The Hunger Games you found yourself wishing Suzanne Collins would have painted the picture in a little more detail.  Perhaps that is some of the lure – the mystery and opportunity to imagine it on your own.  That is exactly what V. Arrow did, in very thorough detail.  While authoring Smart Pop’s The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games  (December), she researched not only the novel, but also the placement of tectonic plates and possible flood regions.
I chose to center part of the cataclysm in the Gulf of Mexico as a tectonic shift and moved the Yucatan Peninsula, rather than sinking it. Mostly this is because I ♥ Finnick/Annie and wanted them to have a little island for the D4 Victor’s Village. Plus, it doesn’t really alter the topography of any other District, so hey!  While feasible, it wasn’t really jelling for me.  [Her collaborator] brought up that there would be a natural floodbreak at the Sierra Nevadas and, likely, the Grand Canyon.  Incidentally this went into a long discussion about the Mississippi River being the dam that broke in the 70th Games, but that’s not really pertinent!.”