Tuesday, March 27, 2012

hunger games ya'll...

I have a fierce love for The Hunger Games. 
For reals. Those books make me feel like dying inside-in a good way. 
So when the movie came out, the roommates and I were all over the midnight premiere like Katniss on a loaf of burned bread (haha). Armed with our Hunger Games hair wraps, tee shirts, and books, we ventured to the theater to wait for seven hours. Won't lie, I wanted to punch out some kids who tried to cut us in line at the very end. Don't be messing with me and my Hunger Games love. Also, I almost got lynched when I mentioned to some eight graders that I didn't love Peeta the first time I read the book. 
Which brings me to my next point...dudes, we were like the oldest ones in our theater. Surrounded by teeny-boppers up the wazoo. 

 When I first walked out of the theater, I didn't know what I just saw. I just sat there in a dumbfounded silence. I feel like when you watch a movie based on a book that you so dearly love, you need a few days to process it. I wasn't sure if I liked it after I saw it. I was very on the fence. But the longer that I've had time to process and digest, I do really really really like it. The only struggle I had with it was that there was one scene that I personally and so deeply wanted to be in the movie. I understand the reasons why it wasn't placed in the movie completely, but for myself, that scene is so dear and wonderful to me that I couldn't imagine the story without it. 
 But guys, the casting is so spot on. I couldn't find a character that I did not like. The filming is so raw. It's so Hunger Games-esque. If you haven't read the books, spoiler alerts ahead. If you haven't seen the movie, I'll try my best not to give anything away that you didn't know about. 
-I cried. A lot. It might have to do with the fact that I was already emotional, or that it was late, or that it was so freaking heart breaking to watch The Reaping, Katniss before the enters the arena, Rue, and Peeta's sheer love for Katniss. Probably the last one. 
-I renounce my earliest fears about Jennifer Lawrence portrayed as Katniss. Jennifer Lawrence is the MOST perfect Katniss. Amen. 
-Peeta freakin' Mellark. And Josh Hutcherson as Peeta freakin' Mellark. I swear, he's perfection on that screen you guys. I wanted to die-in a good way, every time he spoke or looked at Katniss. 
-The Tributes, especially the Careers are spot on. Cato gives me the heebie jeebies. 
-Caesar Flickerman is hilarious. And Effie and Haymitch are amazing. CINNA IS MIND-BLOWING. 
-The Mutts almost made me pee my pants I was so scared. 
 -Cave Scene. The berries. Peeta hugging Katniss. I DIE.

 I'd like to just write every freaking thing down but that would take days upon days. I'll just leave you with one last thing.

braid touch.

I died.

Monday, March 5, 2012

marchy march...

remember last year how i didn't want to move out of my apartment and i began lamenting it clear back in january?
it's about ten times worse this year.
this apartment this year is affectionately referred as THE DREAM TEAM.
Because we are.
We are a mash of five different personalities that combine together oh too well.
there's never a boring moment.

this year i've been mostly absent from my regular blogging habits. and i'm sorry, but my blogging habits will still probably tend to be more sporadic.

i am happy and content.
i hate moving. packing things into boxes makes me cranky.
but i love the plans that have been made for the next few months and the summer. spring break, the hunger games movie premier, the festival of colors, being an EFY counselor for the summer, just to name a few. and THE DREAM TEAM is still together for a few more months.
gosh, life is so great.