Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm Hungry For Some Hunger Games!

So to subdue my appetite until the movie comes out, here's my own choice cast for the movie:
(It hasn't been officially cast yet but some names have been thrown around)

Katniss Everdeen- Olive skin and dark hair
   Hailee Steinfeld


   Lilly Collins

Peeta Mellark- Blond and Stocky/Tall

      Alex Pettyfer


     William Moseley (My personal favorite)

Gale Hawthorne (I have no real personal preferences- perhaps someone new) 

     Aaron Johnson

Primrose Everdeen

Savanna Kylie Lewis- a fantastic undiscovered actress. She was Rue in this short film The Hunger Games- Katniss and Rue




  Orlando Bloom 


Jeff Bridges- Dude, totally! 


     Gerard Butler 

Mrs. Everdeen  

    Charlize Theron- or someone new who looks like this. 

Effie Trinket  

   Kristen Chenoweth- she's even been interviewed talking about THG! That's legit. 


Abigail Breslin


Pretty with blond hair- 
like Taylor Swift here.


An actress who's tall and a good, uh, actress.


Me of course!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


 I feel rather silly posting something about this book series- mainly because it's so gigantic already. But perhaps for those who are unware this will be of benefit. (What?! Who wouldn't know about THG?!? I know right!)

This is a fabulous book series about a post-apocalyptic world called Panem. The story is told from the sixteen-year old Katniss Everdeen's point of view. 
There are 12 districts, each fulfilling a purpose to supply the all powerful Capital with whatever they need. Food, clothing, diamonds, coal, etc. Each district has a job they are forced to do. Katniss is from District 12, the poorest and the least "controlled" district. 
 Panem had gone through a horrible world war. The Districts had rebelled against the government and many cities and people were wiped out. North America ultimately became Panem. The Capital decided to create The Hunger Games, a fight-or-die game where a boy and girl from the ages of 12-18 would become tributes from each district. 24 tributes and only one survivor. The Games were created to simply remind the Districts of the Capital's power. To remind them of their dictating power over all of Panem. 

Only Katniss Everdeen does not expect her younger sister Prim to be called in the Reaping. She does not expect to volunteer for her. Does not expect the boy who once saved her life to be facing her in the Games. She does not expect to find love. She expects only death, as everyone does who lives in Panem and is forced to view the Games on TV. Only expectations are best left behind. William Shakespeare seems to say it best, "Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits."

Hope I gave a justifiable description of THG. It's hard to describe something you know so much about- without giving too much away! 
Read this book! (There are two sequels too: Catching Fire and Mockingjay)

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Sitting here 
on this piece of earth 
More peace than deserved,
more peace than I feel.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Confession Time

The left picture is in 8th grade when I started "dieting" or rather starving myself. The right is about 4 years later and 10 or so pounds gained. I may weigh more now but I am way more happy!
In all honesty, I have not been spending my time wisely. I'm a big procrastinator, I spend way too much time on the computer, I watch more television than I should, and I'm prefer to be lazy. I'm definitely  not perfect. I've had my fair share of sufferings, some which I'd can't elaborate on. For the past few years I've dealt with eating problems. Hopefully I can overcome them, hopefully I can work out my body issues and learn to love myself for who I am. 

I weigh about 135. I'm 18 years old and am 5 feet 6 inches. I'm normal! But there's a part of me that wishes I could always be better, thinner, smarter. It's ridiculous. It seems since about 8th grade I've tried to become someone else. I started dying my hair red, wearing green contacts, and became super thin. I thought by transforming myself I'd become happy. Only it made things far worse. I'm now obsessive with food, my body, and little things I know don't really matter. In a way, even if it pretty much sucks to admit, I'm a wreck. But then again who isn't these days? 
Perhaps I'll take my transgressions and use them in a way that will help me grow. If I become an actress, a writer, photographer, or what ever I find do with my life, I know I'll have my past to influence my choices. 
I pray I can discover the path to happiness. 
Looking is the first step. 

Some Pictures taken this Fall