thank you blacklist
can’t blacklist a gif
I wonder if people fully grasp the ironic beauty of Suzanne Collins choosing to end The Hunger Games series with Katniss saying the word “Real” to Peeta. It’s ironic. And it’s beautiful. Because for the span of three books, the main protagonist’s survival lingered on a fake relationship. A relationship that was an act. A relationship that wasn’t REAL. And Katniss continually tried to convince herself of this. She continually reminded herself and others around her that it was never real. And then, on the very last page of the very last book… we get that word. That one, beautiful, word. We get “Real.” And even though it seems like Katniss is saying this to Peeta in an effort to help him get through one of his episodes, she is really saying it to herself more than anyone. She is finally accepting that she loves this person and that she has loved him all along. That her love for him is, and has always been, REAL. It is an affirmation of Katniss’s love for Peeta. It’s so ironic and beautiful. That we never get to read about Katniss’s marriage to Peeta. We never get to read about them having children. We never even get an “I love you.” But we get something so much more powerful. We get “Real.” We don’t just get a declaration of love, but we get an ANSWER. An answer to whether or not ANY of it meant anything. And by Suzanne Collins choosing to end the series with this affirmation, she completely shuts down any doubt left in the reader’s mind. Not JUST doubt about whether Katniss really loves Peeta now, but she shuts down any doubt about every instance and moment of affection that Katniss had towards Peeta throughout the entire series. She sums it up so perfectly in that one word. Real. Ironic beauty at it’s finest.
You’ve got to go through it to get to the end of it.
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i saved the “surprise bitch” gif to my phone so when someone looks at my photos without telling me they will see that and be ashamed of themselves