that changes everything. . Wis tlt,. I felt that the The Hunger Games was a poorly-plotted story that simply managed to coast on it's goriness and stereotypical love triangle.
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#58 - bluzzerstream (01/17/2014) [-]
I peed in your drink
#59 to #58 - bluzzerstream (01/17/2014) [-]
But we switched drinks
#98 - manirock ONLINE (01/18/2014) [-]
IF TRAPPED IN HUNGER GAMES INITIATE THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE
1. Run as far away from starting point as possible
2. Construct a shovel out of... I don't know, **** you, just make one
3. Dig a series of wide, 4 meter deep pits
4. Cover pits with sticks and leaves
5. Wait for first person to fall in
6. Strip them naked and cut off their head, dispose of head
7. Fill neck hole with sticks and twigs and flowers
8. Insert several small branches and sticks into corpse
9. Carve the word "Croaton" into their chest
10. Place edible food in pit
11. Cover up pit again
12. Light a fire to attract people and wait for someone else to fall in pit
13. Leave them in there until they eat the food
14. Approach them once food is gone
15. Tell them they have eaten turitoptiutis nuricnalicus or some other weird ass name you come up with
16. Say that a plant has begun growing inside them and in two days it will rupture their organs and burst through their skin
17. Say you have the antidote but first you want to play a game
18. Tell them to carve "Croaton" into their own chest
19. Once done give them hemlock or some other deadly plant as the antidote
20. Cut off their head and fill their neck hole with sticks and shove branches in their skin
21. You will amass many mutilated corpses, cover up pit with all them in it
22. Repeat until you win hunger game, wait for next hunger game group to find pit
User avatar #104 to #98 - matttimm (01/18/2014) [-]
The arena location changes every year.
User avatar #118 to #98 - tietseks (01/18/2014) [-]
but if someone dies in the arena, their bodys gets picked up...

i really like your plan tho
#122 to #98 - lazragoon ONLINE (01/18/2014) [-]
As cool as this would be, they don't like crazy people winning the games. They purposely killed a maniac that went cannibalistic.
User avatar #125 to #98 - SLaPSoMeJuAN (01/18/2014) [-]
BUT, can't the people who control the game set the pit on fire or something
#99 to #98 - dopplepopolous (01/18/2014) [-]
I think you might belong on 4Chan...
#102 to #99 - dagreatmax (01/18/2014) [-]
I agree with dopple.
I agree with dopple.
User avatar #130 to #98 - Crusader (01/18/2014) [-]
A few flaws

1 - The people controlling the games would drive you away from that site and into conflicts
2 - They create a new arena for each Games, each previous arena becomes a vacation attraction
3 - They collect the dead bodies after the person has died
#93 - zzforrest (01/17/2014) [-]
So am I the only one who thought that the book was pretty good? I mean, it's nowhere near the best, not even my top 10, but for a teen fiction it's well done, with a good display of an oppressive universe. It's writing was a bit bland, as with a bit more description it could have easily been much better, but at least get gets to the point quick enough. Given the target audience, they don't want a lucrative description of a distopian sci-fi universe, they just want action and interesting emotional development, which is exactly what the book does.
#109 to #93 - anon (01/18/2014) [-]
I liked the books but I found Battle Royale to be much more compelling
#52 - icametocomment (01/17/2014) [-]
I felt that the The Hunger Games was a poorly-plotted story that simply managed to coast on it's goriness and stereotypical love triangle.
User avatar #67 to #52 - drtrousersnake (01/17/2014) [-]
So, like SnK?
User avatar #110 to #67 - quasatranquility (01/18/2014) [-]
>Poorly plotted
>SnK

Dude, the anime has yet to hit the complete ************** of the manga. The story is more interesting than probably any other anime/manga I've ever watched/read and it gives room for so much speculations and ideas. The anime though is pretty ****** compared to the manga. It lacks a lot of interesting parts that includes a lot of relations between characters and character development, it's not nearly as good at portraying certain events which makes them feel bleak, and it tries to force the Eren and Mikasa love story down our throats. For example, in episode 25 where Armin and Jean leaves Eren alone with Mikasa for an emotional lovey-dovey scene. In the manga Jean and Mikasa is never there and it's just Eren and Armin, focusing more on their friendship. But the anime has kick-ass music and excellent animation and is just generally super well done when it comes to the technical parts. So basically it has the same book/movie relationship as most other fictions that are made into movies/TV-series.

TL;DR: Read the manga for the plot, watch the anime for the animations and music.
User avatar #146 to #110 - drtrousersnake (01/18/2014) [-]
I haven't even watched the anime but I read the manga until chapter 51 when couldn't force myself to read anymore. Because each chapter is 40 pages long, that's over 2000 pages.
The "complete ************** " you are talking about I am guessing are plot twist where either characters that haven't been developed or have recently been minimally developed turn out to be titans, or the the wall that they are hiding behind is apparently made out of sleeping titans. The only real character development I have seen is when the lead heroine's obsessiveness with the protagonist is explained.
So over 2000 pages in and the plot has gone basically nowhere and none of the characters are really developed.

2000 pages in other popular mangas
Bleach: Ichigo had just finished his second fight with renji
Naruto: Sasuke had is just about to fight gaara
Dragon ball: Goku is about to fight his grandpa
Dragon ball Z (starting on chapter 195 of dragon ball): piccolo is about to fuse with Neil
One Piece: The Arlong arc ended and the crew is getting ready to enter the Grandline
Ruroni Kenshin: Kenshin has finished his training to be the successor of the Hiten Mitsurugi style
Yuyu Hakusho: It's the final round of the big tournement arc
Fullmetal Alchemist: Ed is fighting Envy, manga is almost half over
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Have only found up to chapter 17 which is less than 700 pages in. The manga goes into more detail than the anime. The lifespan of Kamina, one of the most iconic characters in anime, was limited to less than 600 pages.
User avatar #149 to #146 - quasatranquility (01/18/2014) [-]
I talking about the whole thing going from "we gun fight them titans" to "we gun hide from the **************** police cuz titans are in the wall, we have no idea what's going on and everyone wants us dead for reasons unknown". It started out with a simple goal and a rather simple plot, but has progressed into something more complicated. As for character development, I agree neither Eren nor Mikasa (The angry titan dude and his childhood friend who is obsessed with him) are developing much, but Armin for example went from a little whining sissy to a psychotic genius. Also Jean, Sasha, Reiner, Bertholdt, Christa/Historia, Connie, e.t.c. They've all matured and changed, but apparently you've completely missed this somehow. Also, the whole thing about what the titans are, where they come from, why is the cult so protective of the secrets regarding the walls, why is the military police out to kill those who try to meddle in it, where is Eren's father and what is he up to? A lot of that **** . You can't really compare the length of the manga with the others, some progresses more slowly or quickly that other manga's and that's ******* fine by me. Besides, what has happened so far in SnK:
- The titans breached the wall
- Colossal titan showed up again 5 years later and the same **** is repeated, but Eren is killed
- Badass ******* titan shows up, kills a lot of titans, turns out to be Eren
- Mission outside the walls, Female Titan shows up, Levi squad is annihilated, epic fight between Rouge Titan and Female Titan
- They return, Annie is revealed to be Female Titan and there's one more fight (which is done way more badass in the Anime to make the season 1 finale a little more interesting)
- She is captured and the titan in the wall is revealed

A lot more **** has happened since then in the manga, so don't say nothing is happening. And please, Bleach is the same ******* **** over and over again, it should've ended long ago.
User avatar #152 to #149 - drtrousersnake (01/18/2014) [-]
As for bleach, i lost interest in it during the Fake Karakura town arc. The whole plot twist at the end of every chapter got old week after week. Yes the characters have matured, but the aren't really developed. Its like seeing one of your little brother's friends that you don't really know much about after an extended period and now he has a little stub of facial hair.
User avatar #153 to #152 - quasatranquility (01/18/2014) [-]
I lost interest because it felt like the same thing over and over again, and it was waaaaaaay too over the top like "guys this is max-level, no one can go beyond it. But this guy went like 10 levels beyond that level". And as for the Shingeki no Kyojin characters, I'll kind of agree with you. The two "main" characters Eren and Mikasa are pretty generic and Eren has nearly no depth at all unless you read the manga where he shows signs of some kind of personality while most of the Anime he's just all like "KILL TITANS". But to me, the best thing about the manga is the story and the plot which I find interesting and I love to specualte and discuss, which SnK is perfect for as it leaves so many question-marks. It's not like "Those are the bad guys, and we're gonna kill them", it's more like "Who are really the bad guys, are they the bad guys, why would we be the bad guys, and what is going on here?". I'll say let's agree to disagree.
User avatar #147 to #146 - drtrousersnake (01/18/2014) [-]
The first panel of the page I was on when i gave up says "In other words, these titans were human" which was the last crappy plot twist I could take before I gave up on reading
User avatar #150 to #147 - quasatranquility (01/18/2014) [-]
Yeah that they were somehow related to humans was no ******* surprise for anyone, but the point is that humans seemingly for no reason at all transformed into titans within the walls. It's later revealed by Ymir that they were transformed by the Ape Titan somehow.
#89 to #67 - akultaxras (01/17/2014) [-]
My thoughts exactly. A thumb for you, sir.
User avatar #108 to #52 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (01/18/2014) [-]
Hunger Games is pretty much a poor mans Battle Royale.
User avatar #54 to #52 - fuzzyballs (01/17/2014) [-]
I didn't even watch the movie because the trailer and pictures of it look like absolute boring ****
User avatar #56 to #52 - philliyoMLB (01/17/2014) [-]
I honestly think it is kind of bad, but I love the directing in it, such as the way they shot the movie. The lighting, camera angles, everything. It is really close to the way I pictured it in the book.
User avatar #62 to #52 - Grom (01/17/2014) [-]
the books were mediocre
I read them before I had ever heard of them, like 3-4 years ago, and forgot about them completely until the movie came out. it had potential but it was written to be discussed in a 7th grade english class.
User avatar #83 to #52 - darkangeloffire (01/17/2014) [-]
I disagree. I've read the entire trilogy about 20 times (I didn't have a huge book collection at the time so I read and re-read them all several times) and it didn't really focus on gore. Plus, as Crusader said, Gale didn't do jack **** after the beginning of book 1. He got whipped (literally, by Romulus Thread) and Katniss cried over it. That's literally it.
User avatar #85 to #52 - AdamBaum (01/17/2014) [-]
It's exactly what it is. But apparently it's the story of a revolution.
#101 to #52 - MasterManiac (01/18/2014) [-]
While I agree on your other points, I do feel that The Hunger Games are very much PG-13 and not at all gory, especially considering how creepy it should have felt. Watching Battle Royale was brutal, as should have been the case for the entire concept of The Hunger Games. Also character development was so 			****		. Most of the kids died off screen and you genuinely couldn't care less that they died. That being said I haven't seen the second film yet, so maybe this changes.
While I agree on your other points, I do feel that The Hunger Games are very much PG-13 and not at all gory, especially considering how creepy it should have felt. Watching Battle Royale was brutal, as should have been the case for the entire concept of The Hunger Games. Also character development was so **** . Most of the kids died off screen and you genuinely couldn't care less that they died. That being said I haven't seen the second film yet, so maybe this changes.
#136 to #101 - bilbobagginshield (01/18/2014) [-]
the second film is better than the first.I suppose it has to do with the fact it was the first movie but in CF it lets you get to know at least half the characters better,plus the the graphics are better,although it is still not as gory and graphic as it should have been.I say the books are overall better
the second film is better than the first.I suppose it has to do with the fact it was the first movie but in CF it lets you get to know at least half the characters better,plus the the graphics are better,although it is still not as gory and graphic as it should have been.I say the books are overall better
#133 to #52 - bariummanisback (01/18/2014) [-]
While I disagree with your opinion, I respect your right to say it, especially since you did not say it in a "HURR DURR, HUNGER GAMESS SUCKZ GUYZ" kind of way, but actually explained your reasoning.

MFW You
User avatar #63 to #52 - shadowhorn (01/17/2014) [-]
are you referring to the book or the movie?
User avatar #65 to #63 - icametocomment (01/17/2014) [-]
Book. I read it in like, sixth grade. Had to put it down when they got to the part about kids killing eachother with maces.
User avatar #123 to #65 - shadowhorn (01/18/2014) [-]
I agree with your statement about the plot, but I think the world that Collins created was very interesting.
User avatar #55 to #52 - cantfindausername (01/17/2014) [-]
The books didn't really focus on the love triangle. Mostly the fake love for sponsers, when it did talk about love.
But the story was alright. I wouldn't read them again.
User avatar #75 to #52 - Crusader (01/17/2014) [-]
I don't see how.

It didn't really focus on the gore, it was descriptive, but remember the narrative, it's all about this one girl's thoughts about everything that's going on.

Of course she is going to notice someone getting torn in half more than she notices what a room looks like, and therefore, more description.

It's like saying "Harry Potter only got by on it's magic and love triangle"

Not to mention this book hardly had a love triangle, Gale didn't do **** after the beginning of the first book, he was hardly more than a friend/brother. The whole love theme was essentially "Well this guy said we're in love, so I either love him, or everyone's hope dies"
User avatar #1 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
I guess it's a good thing she ends up being blown into little bits, then.
#3 to #1 - anon (01/17/2014) [-]
**** you. Few things have ever pissed me off more than that little plot twist.
User avatar #4 to #3 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
Yeah, it was completely unneeded.
User avatar #5 to #1 - enemyoftrn (01/17/2014) [-]
The little girl died? When? How? Why?
User avatar #6 to #5 - sheathedfang (01/17/2014) [-]
..... he ruined the end of the third book. The author basically wanted to show how things aren't fair in life.... the end of the third book literally takes a **** on like every character.
User avatar #7 to #1 - meganinja (01/17/2014) [-]
I don't remember that part?
User avatar #8 to #7 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
Book 3.
User avatar #9 to #8 - meganinja (01/17/2014) [-]
Yes but I don't remember it. Also it's pissing me off how they're going to put book 3 in two parts.
User avatar #82 to #9 - jibb (01/17/2014) [-]
What the **** ? Are they?
User avatar #14 to #9 - baaltomekk (01/17/2014) [-]
Like they are doing the Hobbit in three parts. Get your **** together, Hollywood.
User avatar #10 to #9 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
She got a bomb dropped right on top of her whilst attempting to treat some of the wounded outside of the capital building.

There's not even enough book to get two movies out of it.
User avatar #16 to #10 - kjftiger ONLINE (01/17/2014) [-]
I think they are going to end it right when Peeta gets back.
User avatar #11 to #10 - meganinja (01/17/2014) [-]
Ugh kinda rings a bell but not really.
#139 to #11 - cokemule (01/18/2014) [-]
the bomb blows up the kids, then prim is a medic and runs in, but then she gets blown up by the second explosion. (the rebellion used Gale's idea against their own people to make the capital look worse
User avatar #13 to #1 - omninickk (01/17/2014) [-]
SPOILER ALERT
User avatar #28 to #13 - heartlessrobot (01/17/2014) [-]
Book's been out for a long time dude.
User avatar #30 to #28 - omninickk (01/17/2014) [-]
I put it there because i'm aware that some people only watch the movies. I read the books like, 2 years ago.
User avatar #74 to #1 - captainrattrap (01/17/2014) [-]
**** you spoiler fag ******* bitch gosh you ruin everything for me I was just about to finish that part too...
User avatar #112 to #1 - earloflemondgrab (01/18/2014) [-]
Spoiler thread?
Joffery dies at his wedding by poisoning.
#137 to #112 - cokemule (01/18/2014) [-]
Honestly, I didn't know that, and I am glad I do now. I hate that guy ._.
User avatar #44 to #1 - TheSammixQueen (01/17/2014) [-]
Nu uh. She doesn't get blown up.

She burns to death.
User avatar #12 to #1 - therealtjthemedic (01/17/2014) [-]
That bit pissed me off. Katniss had become an unlikable bitch by that point and I sympathised with Prim.
User avatar #15 to #12 - kjftiger ONLINE (01/17/2014) [-]
I agree...I liked pretty much everyone else besides Katniss and disliked the third book in general.
User avatar #19 to #15 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
Yep. Katniss wasn't a good character at all.

Those around her were cool, though.
#20 to #1 - ripgeckosncherios (01/17/2014) [-]
dude thing of the poor movie watchers
jk readers masterrace
User avatar #21 to #20 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
Honestly, if you're going to see the movies without reading the books, you're doing it all wrong.

It's like the Game of Thrones thing. "Oh no! My favorite character is dead!" "That was so eight years ago...
User avatar #23 to #22 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
They're two different experiences. Television simply isn't my medium of choice.
#24 to #23 - lemonpledge (01/17/2014) [-]
yeah, i dont really care.. i had that pic in my folder from earlier today, and it seemed like an opportunity..sorry if i offended you.
yeah, i dont really care.. i had that pic in my folder from earlier today, and it seemed like an opportunity..sorry if i offended you.
User avatar #26 to #24 - Mortuus (01/17/2014) [-]
Nah, it's cool. I take **** too seriously.

Have a nice day, man.
User avatar #27 to #26 - lemonpledge (01/17/2014) [-]
you too.
User avatar #91 to #21 - AdamBaum (01/17/2014) [-]
Just because you read the books doesn't mean someone else did. Just because the books have been out for a long time doesn't give you the right to blame the people for not finding out about it. Treasure is found. I'm sure you have found out about music that was created before you were born in this decade that you love.

What gives people the right to spoil things for them when it comes to television or movie adaptations of a book? It's the journey that matters, not the destination, but sometimes spoiling the ending just ***** up the journey. Just my 2 cents.


But I'd totally ******* spoil the ending of a show or movie that someone I don't like loves. I'm a spiteful son of a bitch. But someone who has done nothing to you? I can't.
#100 to #21 - powellrebecca (01/18/2014) [-]
yet you get all these assholes that get pissed when you reveal a Walking Dead spoiler. from like comic #100. that came out over a YEAR ago. NEWSFLASHPEOPLE! shut up. Glenn dies, get over it.
yet you get all these assholes that get pissed when you reveal a Walking Dead spoiler. from like comic #100. that came out over a YEAR ago. NEWSFLASHPEOPLE! shut up. Glenn dies, get over it.
User avatar #115 to #21 - commontroll (01/18/2014) [-]
Personally I don't give a **** about spoilers. But I watch movies first because the books are always better. Then I'm not disappointed in the movies, I just get even more stuff that couldn't fit in the books.
User avatar #96 to #21 - McFuckUp (01/17/2014) [-]
I read the books before watching the series, but I was late to the game of thrones and actually had Rob's death spoiled for me because some asshole posted it on a ******* ESPN blog.
User avatar #41 to #21 - vigilum ONLINE (01/17/2014) [-]
Dude, dude
Movies first, then books. If there are currently movies being made. Or else you'll be spending hours in annoyance.
#148 to #20 - ripgeckosncherios (01/18/2014) [-]
I meant think goddamit -.-
User avatar #2 to #1 - SlowpokeForever (01/17/2014) [-]
Ha.
User avatar #31 - KayRed (01/17/2014) [-]
This may cause a ********* , but in the spirit of debate, I'll say it any way. In the case of Hunger Games, the movie is better than the book (in my opinion). The writer of the book seemed like she wanted to make it sci-fi, but she didn't quite get how to do it, the movie filled in the gaps left in the book, and it expanded the universe.
#38 to #31 - ilikepatatas (01/17/2014) [-]
this may cause a ********* but i didn't like neither the movie or the book
User avatar #39 to #38 - KayRed (01/17/2014) [-]
Dude, despite what people think of it, it's still teen fiction, which generally isn't that good. It is definitely the shiniest piece of **** in the genre though.
User avatar #40 to #31 - shashashanasha (01/17/2014) [-]
I disagree, and also the writer of the book wrote the screenplay for the movie.
User avatar #51 to #31 - octaviano (01/17/2014) [-]
I've only read the first two books, and not watched the movies, but lemme tell you this:

The most memorable scenes are both Peeta's interviews. ******* . Bombdrops.
#33 to #31 - anon (01/17/2014) [-]
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo.

The movie filled in no gaps. The movie was less detailed. The movie was even less sci-fi than the book. Everything the book described- the costumes, the city- was all lacklustre in the movie. They ****** up plot points like the fact that the arena was way too small. Their attempt at violence was not very good. They portrayed the struggles of the Districts horribly- I mean, ffs, in the book it was shown they were STARVING, yet Katniss just laughs when Gale scares off a deer she was about to shoot, a deer that could have fed her family for a week at least. It didn't portray their struggles well.

It was good, eh, but not better than the book.

noooooooooooooooo.
User avatar #32 to #31 - milkandboners (01/17/2014) [-]
I never really noticed that until now. I completely agree.
#34 to #31 - novus (01/17/2014) [-]
It wasn't supposed to be sci-fi exactly. It is a dystopian future where the poor live like rats and the rich have all the fancy toys. It parallels modern life actually, where people in third world countries live in centuries-old conditions, all while making things for us fancy rich citizens with fancy toys.

The book is an adventurous social commentary, the fact that it takes place in the future is just a matter of setting; she wasn't trying to just write a sci-fi adventure. The movie strips all the depth from the book and makes it a sci-fi adventure. Which is clearly what you were looking for, and why you think the movie is better.
User avatar #36 to #34 - KayRed (01/17/2014) [-]
That's the subjective reason why I liked the movie better, but there is another flaw that the book had. Regardless of what genre it was, it is supposed to take place in a big, complex fictional universe. Now, I love fictional universe, that's why I like series like Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time, because they have very complex universes with stories within the story. Hungers Games writer felt like she was trying to do this, but she made two critical flaws, she wrote it in the first person perspective, and made the central character a girl from the middle of nowhere with now "Obi-wan" character. Imagine Lord of the Rings written from Frodo's perspective, and Gandalf doesn't exist, it'll just be Frodo talking about how amazing everything is, but he won't be able to explain cuz he has no idea what he is seeing.

Now, if she (I don't remember her name) made is so the universe is a complete mystery and didn't elaborate at all, it would've been better, but she couldn't seem to commit to either idea.

The movie does a better job at expanding the universe (and turned it into sci-fi, which I like better).

Basically, it felt like the writer couldn't quite to commit on anything in the story.
#111 to #36 - anon (01/18/2014) [-]
I only watched the movies and heard some thing about the books, so my knowledge is limited and probably incorrect. The story isn't about the universe, it's about overthrowing a corrupt government and showing the cruelty of the actions the government takes. if i articulate i will end up with a huge paragraph like yours, but probably longer The futuristic setting is to make the story interesting and to help justify the battle royale that is The Hunger Games. The battle royale and rebellion are the 2 main points of the story.
#35 to #34 - allinallout **User deleted account** (01/17/2014) [-]
adventurous? that theme has been beaten to death with the same poor people no one gives a **** about.
User avatar #64 - extravix (01/17/2014) [-]
All these people are talking about how bad the books were in the comments as if they could write a better one.
#66 to #64 - randomserb (01/17/2014) [-]
"You can't dislike Justin Bieber because you don't know how to make music."
~You, 17/1/14
User avatar #68 to #66 - drtrousersnake (01/17/2014) [-]
neither does he
User avatar #69 to #68 - randomserb (01/17/2014) [-]
What does that even mean? Who are you referring to?
User avatar #70 to #69 - drtrousersnake (01/17/2014) [-]
JB doesn't know how to make music either. He doesn't make the beat and he doesn't write the lyrics. He is basically given a song and he sings it.
User avatar #71 to #70 - randomserb (01/17/2014) [-]
That's not exactly my point. I was adressing the awful logical phallacy this guy put forward as an argument. Critics don't have to be authors.
User avatar #84 to #71 - drtrousersnake (01/17/2014) [-]
Although I agree with you, I'm saying you are using the false analogy logical fallacy.
User avatar #87 to #84 - randomserb (01/17/2014) [-]
Then make it whoever you consider to be good at making music, it really doesn't matter. I just used Justin Bieber as an example.
I know a guy who hates Beethoven and loves Green Day, yet when someone criticises the latter he gets his panties in a bunch and claims that they can't make better music.
#45 - riayl (01/17/2014) [-]
Ugh. These books were crap. At least spend some time thinking about the setting and the themes before you write yet another preteen fapfest excuse of a book.
User avatar #57 to #45 - philliyoMLB (01/17/2014) [-]
I don't think the writing was that good, but the book is deeper than that in my opinion, heck she said it herself, this is what would happen if socialism took affect in America.
#49 to #45 - anon (01/17/2014) [-]
Says the guy with the one piece picture.
User avatar #50 to #49 - stadic (01/17/2014) [-]
I don't see how this relates
#95 to #45 - riayl (01/17/2014) [-]
For example, the ways in which the districts work is physically impossible. I'm talking about communication between the districts.    
   
If Native Americans, Nazi Prisoners, and Revolutionary soldiers can all send far distance messages to eachother with various low levels of technology and freedom, then a poor town of people can come up with SOME way to send a message to another district.   
   
Also, I appreciate the comparison between the rich and the poor in the books compared to real life, but even here there are inconsistencies. For example, it's not economically  possible for a small group of outrageously rich people to live off such a poor populace. Who converts the raw materials into the products that they want? And if you answer robots, then who builds and maintains the robots? And if you raise a small subset of people to the level required to care for you (i.e. house slaves vs. field slaves), there will always be the chance of coordinated revolt.   
   
I would rather not read a poorly written analogue of high school life with preteens fighting and killing each other.
For example, the ways in which the districts work is physically impossible. I'm talking about communication between the districts.

If Native Americans, Nazi Prisoners, and Revolutionary soldiers can all send far distance messages to eachother with various low levels of technology and freedom, then a poor town of people can come up with SOME way to send a message to another district.

Also, I appreciate the comparison between the rich and the poor in the books compared to real life, but even here there are inconsistencies. For example, it's not economically possible for a small group of outrageously rich people to live off such a poor populace. Who converts the raw materials into the products that they want? And if you answer robots, then who builds and maintains the robots? And if you raise a small subset of people to the level required to care for you (i.e. house slaves vs. field slaves), there will always be the chance of coordinated revolt.

I would rather not read a poorly written analogue of high school life with preteens fighting and killing each other.
User avatar #53 to #45 - fuzzyballs (01/17/2014) [-]
hey, if it makes money, it works
User avatar #72 to #45 - Crusader (01/17/2014) [-]
"thinking about setting and themes"
I understand the setting part, they don't really explain the geography, but they do elaborate and explain the differences between the locations like "district 12 is poorest, full of coal miners and slums, etc"

As for themes, there are tons.

Totalitarian Power
Forcing people to watch their children die is going to spur them on
How to force people down
Forced love

I really don't see anything wrong with a book that was openly pointed towards young adults having themes and settings that young adults like reading about.
User avatar #134 - kwag (01/18/2014) [-]
This post made me hungry
#121 - kmichel (01/18/2014) [-]
Fun Fact: They called the main actress Catpiss Neverclean because she peed in the woods and didn't bathe.
#138 - serefth (01/18/2014) [-]

Whats with all the retarded **** looking costumes in THG
User avatar #142 to #138 - stealingbikes (01/18/2014) [-]
In that future, everyone is Lady Gaga
User avatar #144 to #138 - rocksteady (01/18/2014) [-]
I always tell people that hunger games just ripped of Battle Royale
User avatar #145 to #144 - serefth (01/18/2014) [-]
So do I. Ive only seen the first HG and wanted to stab my eyes with forks
User avatar #129 - zerotonin (01/18/2014) [-]
To hell with _Hunger Games__. Battle Royale was the **** !
User avatar #140 to #129 - serefth (01/18/2014) [-]
Right you are. we'll just get a ********* of redthumbs because of all the twelvies on the site for saying so.
User avatar #143 to #140 - badmotorfinger (01/18/2014) [-]
that's because Battle Royale isn't for preteen little ***** that are sad because Twilight ended
#124 - anon (01/18/2014) [-]
The original, and also the greatest:

Battle Royale
User avatar #127 to #124 - Crusader (01/18/2014) [-]
It's all based off Theseus and the Minotaur
User avatar #94 - Rexegotistic ONLINE (01/17/2014) [-]
prim dies anyways in the third book
User avatar #97 to #94 - McFuckUp (01/17/2014) [-]
Joffrey chokes to death at his wedding
User avatar #105 to #97 - hazardpay (01/18/2014) [-]
hey dick, you could at least wait for it to be on the show before spoiling it asshole Walter white dies in breaking bad.
User avatar #113 to #105 - McFuckUp (01/18/2014) [-]
I used spoiler eye. And if he's going to ruin the movie for people, I'm going to ruin that for him.
User avatar #114 to #113 - hazardpay (01/18/2014) [-]
well you could have personally messaged him, less collateral damage
User avatar #126 to #114 - McFuckUp (01/18/2014) [-]
In my defense, if one is going to click on a spoiler eye, they should know that something is about to be spoiled. Whether or not it has to be relevant to the topic at hand so that an unsuspecting person has something else spoiled for them is another debate.
User avatar #128 to #126 - hazardpay (01/18/2014) [-]
i'm assuming you have seen people use it like this before
User avatar #46 - wonderdash (01/17/2014) [-]
explainjoke !
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User avatar #48 to #46 - wonderdash (01/17/2014) [-]
Or jokeexplain , not sure.
User avatar #80 to #48 - justmedude (01/17/2014) [-]
The name is jokexplain ;)
User avatar #151 to #80 - jokexplain (01/18/2014) [-]
I appreciate your correction.
otherwise I wouldn't have caught this thread.
keep this up if you can
User avatar #81 to #46 - jokexplain (01/17/2014) [-]
something from the hunger games, I guess.
sorry, I'm a bit tired right now.
User avatar #17 - footballmaniac (01/17/2014) [-]
Am I the only one who would volunteer just for a chance to kick some serious ass?
User avatar #29 to #17 - HardyUndertook ONLINE (01/17/2014) [-]
**** the only way i'd volunteer is for my sister....but i don't think they allow that
#117 to #17 - capslockwut (01/18/2014) [-]
Have a Snickers™ friend, you get edgy when you're hungry.
User avatar #43 to #17 - thebrownydestroyer **User deleted account** (01/17/2014) [-]
>getting hacked to death by sword weilding bodybuilder from another district.
#18 to #17 - anon (01/17/2014) [-]
I bet you'd be the first one dead
User avatar #154 to #18 - tisjunkisdamnfunny (01/18/2014) [-]
but it would be a hell of a way to die
#107 - anon (01/18/2014) [-]
PRIMM YOU BITCH I'M GLAD YOU DIE IN THE THIRD BOOK!
User avatar #119 to #107 - TrickyTehDj (01/18/2014) [-]
Wow. I was never going to read that since someone spoiled it for me already, but still a dick move.
User avatar #131 to #119 - GtAhMeE (01/18/2014) [-]
I'm glad I read the book but still :/ that's low
User avatar #103 - soggypancakes (01/18/2014) [-]
I didn't like Hunger Games.
User avatar #106 to #103 - jefferyboomhauer (01/18/2014) [-]
**** you, not everyone has read the books you asshat.

This **** exists you cunt
User avatar #120 to #106 - TrickyTehDj (01/18/2014) [-]
I'm no expert but you might have replied to the wrong comment.
#135 to #120 - jefferyboomhauer (01/18/2014) [-]
Son of a bitch, i'm so sorry soggypancakes, you're not a asshat.
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