“… but I just hate the way architects, city planners, and everyone else responsible for urban life seem to have lost sight of what cities are for. They are for people. That is obvious enough, but for half a century we have been building cities that are designed for almost anything else: for cars, for businesses, for developers, for people with money and bold visions who refuse to see cities from ground level, as places in which people must live and function and get around. Why should I have to walk through a damp tunnel and negotiate two sets of stairs to get across a busy street? It is the curse of our century - too much money, too little sense …”—Bill Bryson, Neither Here Nor There
“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally.
“No,” Sunny answered.
“Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.”—Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator (via shellybort)
“All the world had frowned on her,—for seven long years had it frowned upon this lonely woman,—and still she bore it all, nor ever once turned away her firm, sad eyes.”—The Scarlett Letter (via kyliekollmeier)
There were a bunch of scenes in Mockingjay that I really liked. One being when Katniss discovers her prep team alive. Geez, I mention the prep team constantly, but I was happy that Octavia, Venia, and Flavius were alive. … I like the entire scene when Katniss finds them, and the suspense that was built up beforehand.
I like the cast … I don’t love it, but it has grown on me. I think that Stanley Tucci as Caesar is spot on, along with Woody Harrelson as Haymitch. Jennifer Lawrence has really grown on me, but I think Dakota Fanning could have done Katniss justice.
Looking to the future Coin should be played by Meryl Streep, and I’d go with Ian Somerhalder as Finnick.
Call me crazy, I am choosing Katniss’s prep team. I was a huge fan of Cinna, Flavius, Venia, and Octavia. … and I feel like they are some of the most underrated characters in the series.
I loved how devoted and loyal Cinna was, and I was so upset when he was beaten and later killed. Likewise, one of my favorite scenes is when Katniss discovers her prep team alive. Lastly, “I’m still betting on you” is one of the best and most endearing lines in Catching Fire.
hmm … do Peeta & Gale count? … well now it just seems funny to consider them a pair, nonetheless … I feel like there was not enough tension between the two of them. Maybe there should have been more drama? … or distaste for each other? … or fighting for Katniss’s attention?
“The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color or women, it’s all of our burden, all of us.”—Viola Davis, SAG Awards acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Help