Finished the Katniss plushie for my good friend Quentin (dannylaceys, who is amazing, go follow them!!!).
Progress on the Katniss plushie I’ve been working on. I made a braid for her (my first time making this kind of hair), and attached it to the back of her head. Now I am sewing her head onto her body. Once I am 3/4 of the way done with that I’ll finish stuffing the head and close her up.
The process of making Katniss Everdeen plush’s face!
She is being made especially for my friend dannylaceys who wanted a non-whitewashed Katniss based on her description in the books: olive skin, black hair, grey eyes (the pictures don’t show it, but I used metallic grey paint for the eyes)
i think with all the new catching fire things we should take a moment to remember the passing of a great character
seneca crane’s beard, you will be missed
YES! Olive skin. And obviously the racist hierarchy of the 12 districts means that people of color would be in the lower districts. But then the stupid movie… :/
not to mention straight black hair…
sigh. im getting real tired of movies doing that. like that horrible A:TLA movie. the water tribe, katara, and sokka are explicitly people of colour, based on the Inuit.
and then they go casting these whitebread people, who aren’t even good actors. im so sick of seeing the same faces in movies. give people a chance, casting agencies. geez.
ticks me off and makes movies super homogeneous and… boring
THIS ALL OF THIS ^^^
THG was a pretty boring movie and seriously, Peeta was soooo bleh
“what if they couldn’t find a poc to play the role, and that’s why there are only white actors—”
lol because casting calls don’t explicitly ask for “caucasian actors” (like with The Hunger Games and their call for Katniss) and cast white people in every role unless the story requires a POC because the film is about race itself?
Hollywood is fucked up.
The Girl on Fire (The Hunger Games cocktail)
1.5 ounces white rum
3 ounces mango juice
1 to 2 teaspoon grenadine
Orange zest strip
Directions: From the creator, Khalil Hymore: “Fill a highball glass with ice. Add white rum and mango juice, then add grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of glass. Do not stir; garnish with orange zest and cherry. Of course, with this drink in hand, there’s only one way to toast: May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Drink created and photographed by Khalil Hymore of the Everyday Food Blog.
Is it just me or Gale was going for a kiss?
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that, in the books, Katniss Everdeen not only has body hair, but loves her body hair, and feels wrong without it? There are paragraphs devoted to her mourning the loss of her leg hair after the prep team removes it.
Do you have any idea how rare it is to find a heroine who’s explicitly stated to have body hair? In fact, I’m pretty sure this is the only young adult book I’ve ever read that explicitly states that a female character has body hair. With the books’ popularity, I really hope some people take their cue to give young women more positive female role models with body hair.
Of course, the movie is different. They couldn’t ask Jennifer Lawrence to grow out her leg hair! That’d be unheard of! It’s one thing to have a heroine in a book have leg hair, but on the screen? Where audiences can actually see it?
I’m still waiting on more positive portrayals of women with body hair on the screen. I’m waiting for female body hair to be more than just a gross-out gag in comedy movies. Without a Paddle comes to mind; Seth Green’s character initially responds with disgust upon learning that a woman has body hair- which, to be honest, is probably how some guys would react. However, as the film goes on, he comes to accept that she can be hot and hairy, and he ends up with her at the end of the movie. And guess what? She’s still hairy at the end. This is a guy who got the fuck over himself and learned that women can be sexy and hairy. I think America needs to learn something from this character.
“Deep in the meadow, under the willow, a blade of grass, a soft green pillow…”
apparently Phillip Seymour Hoffman is now officially casted as Plutarch Heavensbee