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- How is it not as deep? They both tackle the similar themes, bu…
>rooting for foxgirl
But really, the Hunger Games series deals with uprising against a corrupt government. While I have not read BR or seen the entire thing, personally I think that BR
have a better battle... just the battle. I can't think of a better word for it. The part where the gladiatorial battle takes place. That may be better and cover more ground, allowing you to get to know all the characters to a good degree.
But HG is about one girl, and he struggle to get through the gladiatorial battle(which she does in like 1/2 the first book, so only 1/6th the story) then it's about how she will survive, how she puts on a facade to keep the gov. happy, then rebels with everyone and becomes the symbol of that rebellion.
They both have similar themes, but they're definitely different stories being told. HG is a story about one girl overcoming huge odds and inciting social change. BR is a tragedy covering survival in terrible odds at terrible costs. The battle was only "better" because it hurt more. It wasn't a bunch of well trained kids taking out a bunch of faceless goons, it was a bunch of scared kids trying to survive.
HR was much weaker and less impactful because Katniss never had to make any hard decisions in the first Games. She wasn't the one who killed Rue. She chose a different option than killing Peeta. She didn't even kill any kids from any of the non-comically homicidal distracts. I stopped reading at the first book because it was trying to tackle the same tough issues BR did but then pulled it's punches. It tried to present a merciless, terrible situation then gave us a deus ex machina to save her from getting too much blood on her hands.
Read "version" as "counterpart" for lack of a better word
Battle Royale was straight to the point, in that exact manner. Just because its "more human" and those single reactions, just one per contestant. It's straight forward unlike Hunger Games which had more complexity to why things were the way they were (why things in the games were being done). There was more background stories and various other arcs, I'm not going to go deep in it. The sequels to Battle Royale even just revolved one character killing people and revolting the government. They were similar themes, its just that Hunger Games had more to it. But whatever, I'm going to get thumbed down to oblivion for defending something that's in popular culture over the Japanese version.
HG may have tackled more issues, but it never tackled any of them in depth. They were mentioned but not explored.
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I know, my fav char so far has been a paladin
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Dude right? This game was severely underrated
- So Pratchett has a lot of books and a each book is pretty much…
Man, even though I'm not familiar at all with his literature and I, by coincidence, only found one of his books a couple months ago without knowing anything about him, I still felt a stab, I don't know how to describe this.
- Wait, you were permabanned for making a topic about weapons? Why?
Hating - file complaints,...
Because they're liberal shitlords. But I have appealled the ban. The admin agreed the mod that banned me was out of line and he dealt with her. Luckily the admin is cracking down on his mods so maybe things will get better.
- It's probably worth taking a break from Facebook for a while. …
But apart from facebook I don't really have anything else to do with my time.
- Not my thing, but as long as it harms none, do as thou wilt.
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