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What I would do if I were in The Hunger Games

was inspired by a random tumblr-

me in the Hunger Games

Announcer: 5..4...3...
Me: *trips*
>>BOOM<<

a poem by Amaranthine

//feeling a bit inspired today. Enjoy.//




little Johnny's mother slapped his hand
warning him away from the cookie tray
placed hot and steaming fresh on the kitchen counter
which he knew he shouldn't touch
but the cookies looked so sweet and piping hot

those were the days
when Johnny learned what he thought was life
that you shouldn't cheat
or the playground monitor would whistle
and drag you out of the game.
when you play play fair.
that no one likes a liar.
if you shatter a window, it'll catch up to you
when the grown ups find out

And most of all,
don't touch a cookie tray
hot out of the oven.
It looks good but burns worse.

Now Johnny wishes for those days,
when the rules still applied
Now cheaters win
no playground monitor to drag them out of the game
People lie and they do just fine
They shatter lives and never look back
and no one finds out.

And Johnny saw the cookie tray
searing hot on the table
He knew that it would burn
but it was all laid out with any numbe…

Hey.

What's up.

Let's see...how's life been doing. I'm soo pumped for Spring Break, but I have all these assignments to get in first...ehhh... I need to write an entry for the Maximum Ride Nevermore contest..technically I already have two entries, but they both suck.

Not to mention finishing my NaNoWriM

Like I"ve already ranted to most of you, GAM is coming up, I'm one of the only experienced people going, all my friends are AWOL, we have tons of newbs, tons of stuff to learn and prepare, and not a lot of time to do it in.

Right now life is just bleh. I think I'll shower and go to sleep. Or write.

I can't bear posting a post with no substance though...


the hunger games pre-movie post

Mostly a bunch of gifs/pics/vids in tribute(haha, see what i did there? Tribute?) to the ginourmous Hunger Games fandom. I criticize it all the time, but hey, the series is good XD.

And besides, the new Dance Moms episode is taking forever to load.

I've been preparing for the movie by watching an appropriate amount of behind the scenes, interview, and released clip vids as well as parodies. And can I just say Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson might be my two new favorite celebrities. I've seen Josh Hutcherson in two movies before, Bridge to Terabithia and RV.I still can't believe it's the same guy. He's so funny XD



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1. Did you read The Hunger Games before or after you knew about the movie?
Before.

2. How did you find out about The Hunger Games?
Mostly word of mouth. A bunch of people, my best GS friend, some people we were camping with, and Qui all helped.

3. Which is your favorite released scene?
This one.

4. Which scene are you looking forward to the most in mo…

Elements of a Literary Blockbuster

Have you ever wondered what differentiates Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon, Artemis Fowl, The Hunger Games, etc. from other books? What the heck makes them so famous? Besides being well written and all that. I know a ton of well written books that aren't nearly on the same level they are!

This is more of a thought/opinion post than anything.



I just finished reading two books, Eldest and The Floating Island. Both well written fantasy novels, that while good, would not make it near the top of my "Best Ever" list. I bet you've read Eldest. It was everywhere a couple years ago. I bet you've never even heard of The Floating Island. (This isn't really a fair comparison, as Eldest  is Older Teen and TFI is Children's, but hey, it started the discussion)

Suzanne Collins. What did you just think of? Yeah, her beyond-blockbuster series The Hunger Games. She wrote another series a couple while back. It was called Gregor the Overlander. I read Gregor, and it was …

(wipes tears from eyes)

Crazy Woman's History Month Lady Gaga parody is making me cry a bit.
But seriously, watch this video. It's weird, but I dare you not to tear up.
It's gotten ugly
They passed the 15th
Still women have no right
Nor guarantee
To liberty
Child, health, wealth
Or property Hey! We’ll raise our banner
Across this land hey!
‘Cause franchise isn’t just
The right of a man
Universal
Yuh, yuh, yuh, it’s universal!
Yuh, yuh, yuh, universal! You know we don't want to
Take freedoms from you
Just want our rights and nothing less We cry for freedom
Oh, hear our voice
And see we’re equal to all men!
Oh oh oh oh...
We the whole people
Not just male citizens
Formed this most perfect Union!



Gone

 My highschool dreams are gone
My childhood sweets are gone
Life is a song that doesn't last for long

This is one of my favorite songs because it introduces a simple idea that so many people forget. The idea that most what we worry about, dream about, put so much stock in and hope in, will soon be gone. And what we have now, what we depend on to fulfill us and make us who we are, won't always be around.

Everyone wants to be remembered in some way, but everything fades. All kingdoms and governments fall. Once-hot clothes go out of fashion. Technology that was once cutting edge is replaced by some Apple product. 

This principle is common in the entertainment business. One minute you're the hot young new thing, and the next minute you're not. Names that were once all the rage "immortal" are fading faster and faster in our memories. Like some critic said, "the worst day of Lady Gaga's life will be the day no one remembers or cares about her." In …

Happy Pi Day Everybody!

Today is pi day.Happy pi day everybody. Unfortunately I do not have any pie in my possession. So eat a piece of pie for me, okay? If you haven't already, be sure to check out Allie Brosh(aka the most epic blogger EVER)'s post on Pie Vs. Cake. Language warning :P.




.http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/03/pie-verus-cake-scientific-approach.html


] For some reason, I'm also in a poetry mood. Here's a poem I really like that also describes how I've been feeling lately, sometimes. I love the rhythm of this poem, especially when read aloud.

Life is Fine by Langston HughesI went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water!  It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I ho…

what IS this?

National Unfollow Amaranthine day? I used to have like 123 followers. Did you find my dance moms GIFs THAT offensive?

I always lose followers, but that doesn't mean I have to like it ;( I never unfollow unless they haven't posted in a couple months.)

...

So, how's life? I'm reading A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court right now. It actually is a bit hard to understand, but I like it. It's for school. I like how the guy uses dynamite on everything and makes all the knights sandwich boards and advertising toothbrushes and soap and stuff.

I've always considered myself to read faster than normal, but it depends on what book I'm reading. Like The Hunger Games is really easy to read quickly, everyone always finishes it really fast. But Pride and Prejudice? I started that book three years ago and I'm still not done yet. I'm reading Eldest, and I read that one in large chunks, but time passes in between the chunks and I haven't picked it up in …

updates on life(aka excuses to post tumblr gifs)

If I had to describe my life in one word right now, it'd be cold. Brr.


Let's see..what's happening?

I got my back bend kickover from le ground in acro. It's awesome. :) I never thought I'd be able to do it XD

Of course, it's not with straight legs(yet). And I don't hit my splits in the middle. Come to think of it, it's actually sort of a back flop-over.



I read Skeleton Key and Eagle Strike(next two Alex Rider books) last night. The series has gotten better, but it still has the same problems. Just like Suzanne Collins makes the simplest events seem chilling and scary, the numerous random deaths in Alex Rider are just like "meh...whatever."

They all still have similar plots. Such as:

1. The book opens with some sort of mysterious circumstance. Usually an assasination or an exchange where one of the members gets stabbed in the back(sometimes literal, sometimes not) and killed. Either way, someone usually dies.
2. Alex Rider is hanging out drinkin…

Dance video from first competition of the season :)

From my studio competition's team first competition of the year. They were nominated for Video of the Year! They rehearse right after my jazz class and I know most of the kids on the team, so it would be nice if you(with facebook accounts) could "like" the video so they could collect the most "likes" and win. :)

For the rest of you, just enjoy the dance! I love it XD

"Baby I'm  A Star" Pacific Dance'

http://www.facebook.com/rainbowdance/videos#!/photo.php?v=10150838361862576&set=vb.164934027374&type=2&theater

and of course you can watch it even without a facebook account. :)



My all-time top book recommendations(with ratings, short reviews, etc.)

I've been looking forward to this post for a long time! Here are my all time favorite books. Now, whenever someone asks me for recommendations, I'll redirect them to this list. My taste in books is developed from a lot of reading, so if you have a similar taste, you should enjoy this post! I've probably mentioned these books over and over again, so hopefully you aren't sick of them XD.
These are in rough recommended order(from best-not best). I've also included some quotes from the books which I think characterize the books pretty well.
I know most of these books are already ridiculously popular. But there are some lesser-known ones down the line so hang in there.

Artemis Fowl (Books #1-7 ) Eoin Colfer “I hope you’re as clever as you keep telling everybody you are.” “I never tell anyone exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.” Family Friendly: 9/10(minor cussing and gruesome violence) Dark: 1/10  Synopsis(Artemis Fowl #1): With his father missing and mother driv…