They’re both like “WTF, dude?”
Tag reader in the How to Train Your Dragon fandom is fun, because on a gifset of a completely happy scene from the first movie, or some random screencap from Defenders of Berk or something, you get tags like these:
And there’s absolutely no explanation anywhere for why those tags are on such a happy post, but everyone in the fandom just knows
HTTYD Fandom in a nutshell
Hemp is a Sensible, Sustainable, Highly-Industrializable Plant
We should utilize it. Hemp could solve many problems.
END PROHIBITION. It is NOT just about smoking.
This is wonderful.
HOLY-WHAT-IN-THE-HECKITY WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK ERET
Best frame in the movie
Like can you imagine how hard the animators were laughing when they were making this?!!??
Katniss Everdeen “The Girl On Fire!”
We now interrupt your regular, scheduled broadcast to bring you this important notice from District 13.
The media has missed the point over and over again when it comes to the Hunger Games. From the coverage on entertainment news outlets to the movies’ own marketing campaigns, it’s gone far beyond the area of reasonable doubt. This isn’t them drawing a clever and deliberately problematic parallel to the Capitol - it’s them mirroring and celebrating the Capitol without a second thought.
The Harry Potter Alliance’s Odds In Our Favor campaign has been taking a stand against the Capitol - not just the ideas it represents but the reality it is becoming. This video highlights some of the most powerful parts of what we’re trying to do.
~check out the newest campaign from the harry potter alliance~
This is why, even though I didn’t really like the hunger games from an entertainment standpoint—I didn’t really like the characters, the way it was written unnerved me, and the ending just…I’m not even going to touch that with a ten foot poll.
But do I respect it? FUCK yes I do. Because it is SO relevant. It hits SO many important points head-fucking-on. This is shit that should not be ignored or glamorized. This shit is REAL, and it needs to be brought to the forefront of our minds—and Suzanna Collins did good by making sure it was the youth who she expressed her message to. The youth are the future, and if she can reach them even just a little through those books, she did the world a public freaking service.
Well…just in my opinion.
The Hunger Games isn’t about love triangles or “just another ripoff of Battle Royale” or whatever. It is about systematic inequality. It is about this glamor culture, it is about insidious oppression, corruption, and manipulation. It is more than just a cautionary tale, it takes everything that is wrong with the world RIGHT FREAKING NOW and brings it all to the forefront.