Argo you little shit
Sooo I saw Catching Fire yesterday.
And let me state this first- I really fucking hated the books. I don’t generally like YA fiction, and YA first person narrative is even harder to do. It’s like, I hated myself when I was in high school, why do I want to be in another high schoolers head?
The thing with the movies is that a) they remove Katniss’s narration and b) they are forced to show instead of tell. In the books, Katniss will say shit but you never see WHY- like all the stuff about her being an inspiration. Since we are locked in Katniss’s head, we are told, told, told all these things about the plot but never shown them.
Movies don’t work like that- THEY HAVE TO SHOW. Twilight is another good example of an annoying narrator and a bad case of ‘tell not show’. I like the Twilight movie compared to the book.
So anyways, one of the other beefs I had with the book is goddamn Peeta. I really don’t like Peeta. It’d be one thing if he was lying his ass off about being in love and they were both play acting to stay alive in the games, and then realized that they were actually developing feelings. But no, Peeta legit does love Katniss, Katniss is unsure, so he uses their position in the games to bribe her to kiss him and be cuddly. Ew. Then he gets super pouty when she’s like ‘dude, I was keeping us alive’ because he wanted her to love him too and yuck.
So, the first movie cut most of that out- you got that Peeta did care about Katniss, but he wasn’t using their ruse to get her to kiss him or be affectionate. And while he was being an ass at the beginning of the second movie, HE APOLOGIZES FOR IT and says it was unacceptable behavior and that he wants to be friends.
YAY SCREENWRITERS FOR FIXING THAT. I loved that so much.
Also, one of the things that tended to drive me nuts was how narrow Katniss’s world view was- it was HER family starving not the distract, HER family in danger, not other peoples. Which, is a human thing, but it’s never remarked on.
I loved the scene where Katniss is like MY FAMILY OMG MY FAMILY and Peeta’s like UH HELLO, I HAVE A FAMILY TOO KATNISS. And then Haymitch is like YOU TWO ARE IDIOTS, WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE.
It really brought up how big of an issue this thing is- it’s not just katniss or peeta or gale- it’s everyone. Everyone is suffering.
So yeah. Movie is so much better then the book.
This snake guys. This fucking snake.
I offered her the pinky and she starts hissing and head butting at it before taking it. She strikes in the middle and tried really hard to eat it from there before figuring out ‘nope can’t do that’ so she arranges it so she has an end… and then she eats it ass first. Oh Argo.
The princess managed to pop herself in the face with her OWN TAIL and then jumped. Oh Argo.
This is totally my snake guys. It was meant to be.
My newest addition, Argo! She’s a two month old Western Hognose and omgshe’stoofuckingcuteLOOKATTHATFACE!!!
She is TINY. Only 6 grams. I work with a bunch of insects and all of them are bigger than this snake! I can’t wait to see her grow up and seriously guys, that little nose omgomgomg she’s so cute<3<3
thelupinprincess said: Dogs handle EACH other with touch, not clickers, he’s only mimicking how mothers discipline pups or how dogs discipline each other, I use Cesar’s techniques on my dogs, it’s NOT abuse, he’d be in jail if it was, and it isn’t, ur blowing it up ALOT
It has been…
But you are not a dog.
Yes, dogs use touch to handle each other but ubless you know a 100% what you are saying, you should not be trying to correct a dog using dominance methods because you might be sending contradictary or aggressive messages without meaning too.
Like you know that dominance roll where milan forcibly rolls a dog on its back? In wolf thats basically saying I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU KNOCK THAT SHIT OUT
Dogs are not wolves and do not have the same pack structure (yes there are dominant/submissive animals but newsflash every single social animal on the planet have bossier and shyer animals in a group). If you do that to your dog, you basically just told your dog that you hate him and want to kill him. Is that really a positive platform on which to build a foundation of trust? Your dog thinking ‘jesus mom is gonna kill me’? Because I don’t