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Pardon the I read them, and though they are chilling and disturbing, I wouldn't exactly call them evil, though the government definitely is evil in the series. It is what COULD happen, if America fell, and a corrupting central government seized power and stripped people of their freedom. Of course, that is exactly what happened to bring about those horrific hunger games. I read the series as what it would be like if people had no concept of God whatsoever. In the books, there was not a single reference or utterance of God or hell. There wasn't even a "thank God" or "Oh my God"--not a one. It was if the government just "erased" God. It was also like a peek into just a few minutes of the Tribulation. (side note: of course that little subtlety was lost on Hollywood, so in the movie they injected a few "Oh my God"s and a "What the h***". ) I can totally see pitting kids against each other (to fight to the death!) for television entertainment. I have to say that the end of the series was disappointing to me. I would have liked to have seen a spark of the Divine--for them to realize where their "heart" came from. I have written my own ending of the series (in my head ), and when the rebels take over the Capitol, Katniss finds a Bible and becomes a believer. She shares her Bible with Peeta and Gale, and they start a Bible Study. *sigh* What could have been.

gracecarrie, rapture ready 38 Comments [9/3/2012 8:51:15 AM]
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fishtank

Please don't spoil decent fiction you hack.

9/3/2012 8:54:01 AM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

Good quote harvest, but I am deducting points for missing their ridiculous smileys. Besides insanity, that's the signature trait of an RR post.

9/3/2012 8:55:48 AM

Filin De Blanc

"I can totally see pitting kids against each other (to fight to the death!) for television entertainment."

This from the website where they eagerly await being able to see everyone who doesn't kowtow to their whims being eternally tortured.

9/3/2012 8:58:37 AM

BobsOldSocks

You've obviously never read your bible. The inhuman behaviour described in it, *mandated* by your god, is beyond anything found in the Hunger Games: slavery, murder, torture, rape, smashing babies heads off of rocks, stoning kids who back-chat their parents to death, the list of immorality and brutality goes on and on.

9/3/2012 9:02:33 AM

Oh My Dog!

Keep your preaching out of my entertainment, Miss Churchy.




9/3/2012 9:19:45 AM

Anon-e-moose

"The Hunger Games" is basically Hollywood ripping off Japan's earlier light novel/manga/films "Battle Royale", and repackaging the scenario for teens.

Moral: The phrase 'Don't believe everything you read'. it exists for a reason.
It also applies to your Bible, grace(get)carriedaway.

9/3/2012 9:25:13 AM

RinellaWasHere

Ma'am, fanfiction.net is over thataway.

9/3/2012 9:32:01 AM

freako104

"It is what COULD happen, if America fell, and a corrupting central government seized power and stripped people of their freedom"


Which is the aim of theocrats and Rapture Ready


And I have not read it but isn't the book supposed to be some post apoocalyptic story?

9/3/2012 9:44:26 AM

Papabear

Of course, this is why you're not a published author.

9/3/2012 9:49:31 AM



I think you missed the point of the books.


9/3/2012 10:24:43 AM

Nagol

Yes, the whole series could have been a complete shit-fest if you were the one who wrote it.

9/3/2012 10:26:46 AM

RiJayden

@Anon-e-moose:
Hollywood may have made the book into a movie because of the Battle Royale-esque style, but I seriously doubt that the author of Hunger Games has watched Battle Royale. The original, or the remake. Just saying

9/3/2012 10:30:59 AM

JSS

Aww. I'm sure the popularity of the books as of now shows that Suzanne Collins doesn't need extra chefs sticking their spoons into her gumbo thank you very much.

9/3/2012 10:31:54 AM

J. James

"What could have been" was a shitty book. The hunger games is awesome.

9/3/2012 11:24:27 AM

Xotan

"... if America fell, and a corrupting central government seized power and stripped people of their freedom..."

Nixon, anyone? Manshrub II

9/3/2012 11:28:37 AM

Xotan

Oops - doublie post. Apologies

9/3/2012 11:30:37 AM

Pule Thamex

Let's reduce fiction to dreary and tedious biblical pontificating.

9/3/2012 11:54:11 AM

Old Viking

"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived." Isaac Asimov

9/3/2012 12:05:20 PM

farpadokly

One wonders if gracecarrie misses the point of everything she reads and watches.


9/3/2012 12:20:57 PM

Skyknight

@Anon-e-moose: 1. The author of HG was inspired by reports of, if I remember this correctly, child soldiers.

2. WHAT light novel? Normative novel, yes.

9/3/2012 12:34:54 PM

Often Partisan

Leave The Hunger Games alone I enjouyed that series!

9/3/2012 12:42:01 PM



So, if the books don't mention socks or kumquats or cats, you automatically assume they portray a world in which those things are also unknown?

9/3/2012 12:54:21 PM



"It is what COULD happen, if America fell, and a corrupting central government seized power and stripped people of their freedom."

Kinda like if the GOP had even more control than they already do, and they got to achieve their wet dream of being able to tell you you can't control how many pregnancies you have, and force you to have the baby of some guy who jumps you and rapes you in a parking lot.

9/3/2012 12:58:20 PM

The Duelist

You're fucking retarded and your fan fiction makes the anime erotica currently infesting the Web look like William Fucking Shakespeare.

9/3/2012 1:20:38 PM

John

A better ending would have been for God to come down and put a stop to all that crap. But given that He allowed a third of the human population of Europe to die of the Plague and allowed the Nazis to kill six million Jews, that would be too much of a fantasy to be believable.

9/3/2012 1:39:48 PM
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