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.

(Source: taylor-swift, via ishouldhatemarrymyself)

Fictional Worlds

yousucksir:

Grade 11 Student: “Sir, why do we read fiction? It’s all make believe.”

Me: “There are lots of reasons, but my favorite is that it allows us to imagine the limits of our character and ways to develop ourselves.”

Him: “Like, what you’d do in case you ever come face to face with a…

Love it.

mishasmisha:

castiel-hasfallen:

pardon-my-frenchh:

annetdonahue:

ilaughatcats:

callingoutbigotry:

angiewarhol:

WHAT THE FUCK

I just NOPEd the most forceful nope of my life

Wow.

And the next time someone asks you why you care about feminism or rape culture, you show them this. Because there is a shit-ton of work to do.

what the actual fuck is wrong with people? and the fact that WOMEN actually said yes to this. disgusting.

also, this poll is about women being raped, but men can be raped too so this is even more of a nope than it already was

And it’s even more fucked up when you consider that the question isn’t even ‘is rape okay’ but WHEN it is okay, which implies that it is okay in some cases i’m gonna puke

mishasmisha:

castiel-hasfallen:

pardon-my-frenchh:

annetdonahue:

ilaughatcats:

callingoutbigotry:

angiewarhol:

WHAT THE FUCK

I just NOPEd the most forceful nope of my life

Wow.

And the next time someone asks you why you care about feminism or rape culture, you show them this. Because there is a shit-ton of work to do.

what the actual fuck is wrong with people? and the fact that WOMEN actually said yes to this. disgusting.

also, this poll is about women being raped, but men can be raped too so this is even more of a nope than it already was

And it’s even more fucked up when you consider that the question isn’t even ‘is rape okay’ but WHEN it is okay, which implies that it is okay in some cases i’m gonna puke

(Source: bonitabreezy, via posh-brit-guys-are-hot)

That man you called a psychopath? He’s a high functioning sociopath. See that man with the limp? He fought in Afghanistan. That detective inspector you call useless? He’s good at football and has five children. That man over there whose face puts you off? Well, actually he has no excuse. Fucking Anderson ruins everything. Post this if you’re against bullying at 221B Baker Street.

cumberdame:

micchu-mi:

loki-s-army-at-221b:

sandetiger:

 #FUCKING ANDERSON #SGJSKGJAHHAHHAAHA

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(Source: freshprinceofbeleriand, via benedict--cumberbatch)

"During a rehearsal of Brahms’ Symphony 2, Lawrence Loh turned to the orchestra and said, “I know you’ve all played this a hundred times. But tonight, I want you to play this for two people: the person who is hearing Brahms 2 for the first time, and the person who is hearing it for the last.”"

John Lithgow, during an interview with Chris Hardwick of The Nerdist

"The therapist’s task should not be a proselytizing of the patient with his own beliefs and understandings. No patient can really understand the understandings of his therapist nor does he need them. What is needed is the development of a therapeutic situation permitting the patient to use his own thinking, his own understandings, his own emotions in the way that best fits him in his scheme of life. (Milton Erickson)"

Erickson, 1965/1980, p. 223.

"Psychotherapists cannot depend upon general routines or standardized procedures to be applied indiscriminantly to all their patients. Psychotherapy is not the mere application of truths and principles supposedly discovered by academicians in controlled laboratory experiments. Each psychotherapeutic encounter is unique and requires fresh creative effort on the part of both the therapist and patient to discover the principles and means of acheiving a therapeutic outcome. (Milton Erickson)"

Erickson & Rossi, 1979, p. 233-34. In Freedman, J. & Combs, G. (1996). Narrative therapy: The social construction of preferred realities. New York: WW Norton Company

Medicine wheel, for use with mandalas.

Medicine wheel, for use with mandalas.

"Often the moment when we most need to pause is exactly when it feels most intolerable to do so. Pausing in a fit of anger, or when overwhelmed by sorrow or filled with desire, may be the last thing that we want to do. Like the high-altitude pilots, letting go of the controls seems to run counter to our basic and instinctual ways of getting what we want."

Tara Bruch, Radical Acceptance

"The poet Rumi saw clearly the relationship between our wounds and our awakening. He counseled, ‘Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.’ When we look directly at the bandaged place without denying or avoiding it, we become tender toward our human vulnerability. Our attention allows the light of wisdom and compassion to enter."

Tara Bruch, Radical Acceptance