I am so enamored of the Fred Armisan + Carrie Brownstein relationship
So I’m halfway through Hunger Games and like, I’m enjoying it, but it’s definitely doing that thing again…
This is pretty much why I stopped reading YA novels so early on, because typical YA Heroines are so difficult for me to get into…
Katniss is brave and independent and quick thinking and smart, she’s got a strong sense of self-preservation as well as selflessness. She’s more concerned with her physical Ability than her physical Appearance and is focused on being strong and fast instead of cute or desirable. All of this is Wonderful.
She’s also terribly shy, introverted, awkward, and stoic. She’s got the same “deer-in-the-headlights” act as every other YA Heroine whenever she’s confronted with the task of interacting with anyone. She’s nervous and reserved and “her smiles are hard to come by.”
Gimme a break.
I am so tired of this character.
But not because it doesn’t represent a Realistic teenage girl, it 100% does. I’m positive there are a million Katnisses running around on earth. And also not because I hate introverts or awkward people or something. That’s certainly not true. I just don’t feel that this character really represents 100% of teenage girls, and it certainly didn’t represent me. Reading these types of women gave me a really weird, semi-warped perspective of what makes Strong, Intelligent, Powerful women, and it made me feel all wrong for being loud and goofy and outgoing.
And I’m positive YA Heroines are written this way because a HUGE portion of the YA demographic are awkward and shy teenage girls who can relate to these characters. That’s pretty much a major part of being invested in books, is empathizing with the characters.
So I guess it just bums me out that I never could.
Anyway, having an easy read like this is doing me So Much Good like mentally.
I don’t trust any man who’s conversational tone sounds like he is reciting a letter he wrote with a quill pen.
god this is such a specific fucking style i keep thinking about it!! UAUGHGHHH
*angles my face up and slightly to the left* perchance.. you are talking about me? *bites so hard on my pipe it breaks*
my sister may be fucked up and scary but she is the only person who is into it when i text her spongebob quotes