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is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

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thedistrict4coast wondered,
hello :D so I don't think I have the # of followers to actually get a response to my post... so I'm here in your ask box because I always love your answers! but what do you think everyone knew about Finnick and his trips to the Capitol? Do you think they knew he was being prostituted... or did he manage to tell them secretly without Snow getting pissed? Or do you think he was known for sleeping around in the Capitol by his own choice? Or just there for celebrity business? Thanks a bunch xx

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rosalui:

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sabaceanbabe:

I think that the victor prostitution was a strictly held secret — only those who Snow wanted to know about it knew, the people he could reward by giving them a victor for the night or those who had enough money to afford to buy a victor for a few hours — and he used it as a layer of control over them, to blackmail them if he felt it was necessary.  If the victor prostitution had been a widely known thing, it would not have been such a huge deal for Finnick to make that propo that kept people in the Capitol occupied long enough for the rescue of Peeta and the others to succeed.

As far as the people back home and in the districts were concerned, again, I think it was assumed that he was some Capitol playboy who liked to party and sleep around — they probably saw it as his own choice.  He had to maintain that illusion so his loved ones weren’t harmed.  His family and friends in 4, other than the other victors, probably thought all the Capitol glitz and glamor went to his head, since he won at such a young and impressionable age.  And, again, making his own people (district citizens) look down on him for his apparent promiscuity and shallowness was a way to isolate him from possible allies and keep him under Snow’s control.  Keeping those closest to him in the dark would have been important to Snow just for that isolation/control thing.

Katniss’ view of him as being flighty and shallow along with his good looks is a good indicator of how most of the people outside the Capitol saw him.

And just because I can…

One of the things I find hilarious - by which I mean sad and gross - is the whole ‘Finnick won the Games at 14 but only started the prostitution thing at 16 thing.’

Like.

Yes, we are going to force you into sexual slavery and murder innocent people as collateral to keep you in line all because you won the Hunger Games by MURDERING A BUNCH OF CHILDREN AT OUR BEHEST but

oh

no

we’ll wait until you’re of age.

HA HA HA THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE

EXCEPT NO D:

I wonder if Collins was literally not allowed to make the age any younger because she was confided by it being a YA book, or something.

I actually quite like the way she handled it, as a writer reading another writer’s work. The thing is, if you go there, it’s this whole new can of worms; it means suddenly pedophilia is a part of your story and you can’t just put that in there and then not do anything with it. It changes the tone of the entire series. 

So she just implies through Kat that it started when he was sixteen, and she’s done with it. We all know Kat is an unreliable narrator, and how would she know anyway? It also makes perfect sense that Finnick didn’t go on public dates with anybody as a fourteen-year-old. This way, everybody who thinks about it can reach the right conclusions, but at the same time it’s not a part of the story, and she doesn’t have to worry about addressing it. 

I also understand fic writers who make him sixteen just because they don’t want to go there mentally. I don’t blame people who don’t want to do that. 

I feel like it could just have been not mentioned? Or she could have made him win a bit older?

I totally understand the reasons you list - for author and fic authors both - but by poking around at some of the fic and meta that’s out there, I feel like there’s a lot of people who have looked at it and gone, ‘yeah, that sounds like it makes sense.’ Or even worse, ‘Well he was of age so it’s… not too bad, really….’

Which. ?????????

There’s a lot of weird conceptions around - also like the amount of people who seem to think Finnick only had female clients? ?????????

I don’t know why I’m surprised that these two… headcanons? tropes? IDK? exist, but BLEH.

….yeah. I get that. 

If she’d have made him win older, I feel like she would have taken the coward’s way out. She would have just refused to address a real issue of the world she created, a problem that definitely would have arisen at one point in such a world. But yeah. I get your reaction to fandom. I’m with you on that. 

I choose to believe that people think he’d only have had female clients because people think that gay folks would never ever do such a thing, or because they don’t want to depict gay folks being evil. :)

Lol, that is very glass-half-full! I would also like to think that they don’t want to write gay people being evil, but I AM SUSPICIOUS THAT IS NOT THE CASE.

I just assume the worst of people and get progressively grumpier. >.>;;;

Katniss’s unreliable narration is the source of much pain for me, because I can honestly occasionally not tell if it’s her being oblivious, or the author. I probably tend to give Collins less credit than she deserves, but it’s sometimes hard to know what the intention of xyz was when the unreliable narrator never goes back to the topic with a more enlightened perspective.

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guys please, I cannot answer all 0 messages

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Robin Williams Is NOT Free (via Phoebe Gavin)

Did you know that suicide is contagious?
Yep. A great deal of research has been done on cases spanning the last three hundred years the show that suicide rates spike after a highly publicized suicide – especially when it’s a celebrity suicide.
Does that mean we shouldn’t talk about suicide or Robin Williams? No. It means we should talk about suicide and Robin Williams responsibly.
From the CDC: ASPECTS OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT CAN PROMOTE SUICIDE CONTAGION
  • Presenting simplistic explanations for suicide
  • Engaging in repetitive, ongoing, or excessive reporting of suicide in the news
  • Providing sensational coverage of suicide
  • Reporting “how-to” descriptions of suicide
  • Presenting suicide as a tool for accomplishing certain ends
  • Glorifying suicide or persons who commit suicide
  • Focusing on the suicide completer’s positive characteristics
"But Phoebe, they’re basically saying don’t talk about suicide."
No, they’re saying is don’t make it sound attractive. 

An example of what not to do: 

Robin Williams is NOT free.

Please watch this. 

I knew that Disney message bothered me for some reason.

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thedistrict4coast wondered,
hello :D so I don't think I have the # of followers to actually get a response to my post... so I'm here in your ask box because I always love your answers! but what do you think everyone knew about Finnick and his trips to the Capitol? Do you think they knew he was being prostituted... or did he manage to tell them secretly without Snow getting pissed? Or do you think he was known for sleeping around in the Capitol by his own choice? Or just there for celebrity business? Thanks a bunch xx

trovia:

rosalui:

sabaceanbabe:

I think that the victor prostitution was a strictly held secret — only those who Snow wanted to know about it knew, the people he could reward by giving them a victor for the night or those who had enough money to afford to buy a victor for a few hours — and he used it as a layer of control over them, to blackmail them if he felt it was necessary.  If the victor prostitution had been a widely known thing, it would not have been such a huge deal for Finnick to make that propo that kept people in the Capitol occupied long enough for the rescue of Peeta and the others to succeed.

As far as the people back home and in the districts were concerned, again, I think it was assumed that he was some Capitol playboy who liked to party and sleep around — they probably saw it as his own choice.  He had to maintain that illusion so his loved ones weren’t harmed.  His family and friends in 4, other than the other victors, probably thought all the Capitol glitz and glamor went to his head, since he won at such a young and impressionable age.  And, again, making his own people (district citizens) look down on him for his apparent promiscuity and shallowness was a way to isolate him from possible allies and keep him under Snow’s control.  Keeping those closest to him in the dark would have been important to Snow just for that isolation/control thing.

Katniss’ view of him as being flighty and shallow along with his good looks is a good indicator of how most of the people outside the Capitol saw him.

And just because I can…

One of the things I find hilarious - by which I mean sad and gross - is the whole ‘Finnick won the Games at 14 but only started the prostitution thing at 16 thing.’

Like.

Yes, we are going to force you into sexual slavery and murder innocent people as collateral to keep you in line all because you won the Hunger Games by MURDERING A BUNCH OF CHILDREN AT OUR BEHEST but

oh

no

we’ll wait until you’re of age.

HA HA HA THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE

EXCEPT NO D:

I wonder if Collins was literally not allowed to make the age any younger because she was confided by it being a YA book, or something.

I actually quite like the way she handled it, as a writer reading another writer’s work. The thing is, if you go there, it’s this whole new can of worms; it means suddenly pedophilia is a part of your story and you can’t just put that in there and then not do anything with it. It changes the tone of the entire series. 

So she just implies through Kat that it started when he was sixteen, and she’s done with it. We all know Kat is an unreliable narrator, and how would she know anyway? It also makes perfect sense that Finnick didn’t go on public dates with anybody as a fourteen-year-old. This way, everybody who thinks about it can reach the right conclusions, but at the same time it’s not a part of the story, and she doesn’t have to worry about addressing it. 

I also understand fic writers who make him sixteen just because they don’t want to go there mentally. I don’t blame people who don’t want to do that. 

I feel like it could just have been not mentioned? Or she could have made him win a bit older?

I totally understand the reasons you list - for author and fic authors both - but by poking around at some of the fic and meta that’s out there, I feel like there’s a lot of people who have looked at it and gone, ‘yeah, that sounds like it makes sense.’ Or even worse, ‘Well he was of age so it’s… not too bad, really….’

Which. ?????????

There’s a lot of weird conceptions around - also like the amount of people who seem to think Finnick only had female clients? ?????????

I don’t know why I’m surprised that these two… headcanons? tropes? IDK? exist, but BLEH.

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christinefriar:

Unwilling to speak about anything but how gently this baby says “cheese” today. Thank you for understanding.

gookgod:

in addition to the metafilter post revealing that ferguson pd is running the darren wilson gofundme, if you click on the forum link providing the proof that ferguson pd’s public affairs officer is fund raising it you’ll see the icon of his forum account 

image

image

if you cant see the icon well its a literally picture of two white cops beating a black man

aint that some shit 

is this legit O_O

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maraudler:

why didn’t james transform that night, like he could have just shocked voldemort so much and then rammed those fuckin antlers right into him

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