Jennifer Lawrence – Michael Baumgarten Photoshoot for Dior Magazine 2013
I read that Jezebel article about how Katniss shouldn’t have to choose between Peeta & Gale, she should just be polyamorous - and ok, it’s really dumb and completely off about how she interacts with the both of them and ignores her actual character. Whatever. But what actually bothers me about the discussions that always branch off from this kind of thing are all the people saying they wished she’d ended up alone.
What is with this insistence that romance is somehow “beneath” Katniss? Why isn’t she allowed to care about survival, aiding the rebellion, and her personal relationships? I get that she says she “doesn’t have time for it” in the books. But every time she says that, it’s either immediately before or after she goes on some long diversion about Peeta’s eyelashes/Gale’s hands/what they mean to her. She clearly cares. It becomes increasingly clear in her interactions with both of them that she does experience romance and desire, whether or not she’s willing or able to admit it.
And THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. It doesn’t make her Bella Swan to devote some of her time and energy to considering her confusing feelings for two of the most important people in her life. Especially when Katniss is a character who has shown time and time again that she is motivated by a desire to protect the people she loves. Not by some higher calling to lead a rebellion and free her people. IMO, that makes her way more interesting, multi-dimensional and realistic to boot.
Basically, if you are trying to promote feminism and strong female characters, a really shitty way to do it is to devalue the importance of love and relationships in the same breath that you equate those things with femininity.
END OF ANNOYING RANT. CARRY ON. I know I’m preaching to the choir here but yeesh. And yes, I might have been drinking a little tonight.
Tell me she doesnt love him I fuckin triple dog dare u lil bitch
when a character dies but looks super hot doing it
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1. Synchronicity by Everlark_Pearl
A collection of one shots and stories examining Katniss and Peeta’s relationship post-Mockingjay.
2. Everything Grows by Everlark_Pearl
During a pregnancy, everything grows. Love grows, fears grow, bonds grow, bellies grow and most of all, families grow. My take on Katniss and Peeta’s first pregnancy.
3. A Good Kind of Pain by JackpotGirl
What happened between Peeta and Katniss growing back together and “So after, when he whispers, ‘You love me. Real or not real’” Filled the gaps.
4. Benefits by stella luna sky
She thinks she’s found the perfect title to describe their relationship, but Peeta changes her mind. Again. Maybe even forever. “Don’t. Don’t hide.”
5. Favor Fire by stella luna sky
"…As I watch the strong lines of his arms and the way they steadily hold that brush to create beautiful things, my stomach churns with acidic butterflies, and I think, real or not real?" Katniss embraces being the girl on fire at last.
6. Just a Little Faith by Springsdandelion
Peeta reflects on parenthood and the long road to healing.
7. i) The List by Silvercistern
"The list that Dr. Aurelius and I had made together was burning a hole in my pocket. A list of triggers. A list of things I should avoid." Peeta comes home after the war.
ii) The Good Wife by Silvercistern
"You’re an awful wife, sweetheart." He’s said worse, and so have I, but something about this, maybe the fact that this is the second time I’ve been told the same thing in one day, makes me burst into tears. Katniss discovers that being married is hard.
iii) The Grandmentor by Silvercistern
"Sweetheart, don’t you wanna talk to your mom or Annie or something? Or Johanna? Or literally any woman? I don’t know what you expect me to say." Adventures in child-rearing from the perspective of everyone’s favorite drunk.
8. Everything But by Msdisdain
Katniss and Peeta have missed their entire teenage experience. Johanna suggests some ways they might…catch up.
9. Retribution by Margaritaville08
Peeta has always protected Katniss, after the hijacking leaves him scarred, Katniss will now have to try to bring back the man he once was.
10. Routines by cali-chan
Dr. Aurelius had encouraged her to develop routines. Routines were good. Routines could make her feel better.
11. Only The Joy by cali-chan
"You should’ve known we’d have the most annoying kids ever."
12. Real or Not Real? by JackBadJuJu
A series of one shots about Peeta & Katniss after the third book.
13. One Last Time by Lieselmemingers
Katniss and Peeta, and the process of healing.
14. Cold Embers by Lieselmemingers
What is life without feeling?
15. Paper Cuts and Patchwork Phoenixes by Belladonnacullen
When one paragraph just isn’t enough… When fade to black’s not an option. From planting primroses to Katniss saying “real”, the expanded, hopefully inoffensive, unauthorized version.
16. The List of Words by MyKonstantine
"I’ll add it to the list of words I use to try to figure you out." Katniss and Peeta are forced to confront their demons as they struggle to make sense of their new complex relationship back in District 12.
17. The End is The Beginning bySpanglemaker9
An expansion of Katniss and Peeta rediscovering each other.
18. The Sun Is Gonna Shine by Monroeslittle
"But whatever the reason, if you are pregnant, would it be so bad?"
19. Sky’s Still Blue by loveisallwereallyneedtosurvive
"Every day it gets a little easier to breathe and the pain from the war loosens its grip on my heart just a bit. I start to think less about the past and more about how Peeta makes me happier than I ever thought possible"
20. When She Knew by loveisallwereallyneedtosurvive
On the night she felt that hunger again everything changed. A look at how things developed between Katniss and Peeta after they made love for the first time.
21. Reconstruction by Pearl-and-Locket
After returning to district twelve Peeta and Katniss grow together, but the road to is long and rocky.
22. Words Aren’t Enough by loveisallwereallyneedtosurvive
"Being intimate with him makes me feel more alive than I have been in months." Takes place the morning after "You love me. Real or Not Real?" Katniss learns to embrace the new physical side of their relationship.
23. The Luxury And the Necessity by Devanrae
Post-Games, life slowly returns to normal in District 12. Katniss, healing, finally begins to turn to Peeta for affection and accept his love.
24. Some Lullabies by Springsdandelion
"That’s what you and I do. We protect each other." Katniss is there for Peeta as he struggles to put his life back together.
25. Where The Truth Lies by Cosmogirl7481
My take on how Katiniss and Peeta finally figured out what was “real.”
26. Baby Steps by Ronja
Assorted stories of Katniss’ and Peeta’s life after the war, framed by Katniss’ first pregnancy.
27. Forever Until by Lieselmemingers
He runs ahead of me.
28. A Thousand Kisses Deep by Orea-domina
Peeta’s version of Mockingjay and the epilogue.
29. Snapshots by loveisallwereallyneedtosurvive
5 moments from Peeta’s POV, from before the reaping to married with two children.
30. Five, Ten, Fifteen by DeeDeeINFJ
A story in three parts.
31. Grey Skies and Sunshine by Dakota423
Fifteen years after returning to District 12, she finally said ‘yes’. A chronicle of the ups and downs of the Mellark’s first pregnancy.
32. White Pearls and Orange Sunsets by JustAudrey07
The story of how Katniss, Peeta, and Panem grew back together.
33. New Biginnings by CriminalMindsChick6
My name is Katniss Everdeen. I survived two hunger games. I was the Mockingjay in the rebellion. I killed President Coin. I overthrew the Capitol. I married Peeta. I’m pregnant with his child. We’re going to have a beautiful baby.
34. Worse Games To Play by Belmione
"In this moment I’m not sure how I’ve said no to him for fifteen years. Peeta Mellark hasn’t smiled like that since the day on the rooftop of the Training Center before the Quarter Quell." My take on Katniss’s decision to have children with Peeta.
have you ever shipped something so hard that you started crying
i don’t trust people who insult mockingjay