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I feel so useless and nothing I say or do can make the situation better. Life can really suck sometimes.
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Why are some people sooooo much prettier than others?

Couldn't it have been spread around a little more evenly?

So put together, great hair, gorgeous skin and a glowing smile.

I can't even figure out the hair I've had for almost 37 years and look a mess more often than not.

Maybe some have a gift for working with what they have better than others.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I think the last sentence nails it. I love makeup and often buy it. But I never use it. Maybe 5 times a year I will. And then I have no idea what I am doing. I am just bad at hair styling/makeup applying stuff. I have no clue. I also have very deepest eyes so I even if I had the skills I am not sure why I should bother. I have no skills in this area-I think I have a gene missing.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Then there's the flip side of it, if we weren't all different our lives sure wouldn't be very interesting.

If we all had "it" then "it" wouldn't be "it". And yes, I'm well aware that barely makes sense.

When I typed those thoughts earlier I was watching TV and the camera panned to the audience and of all the people this one woman stood out. She had stunning hair, a gorgeous face and beautiful glowing smile and her outfit was so well put together and pretty.

In the grand scheme of things I'm glad I'm me, but it doesn't mean I don't admire the folks who have it all together in the appearance department. I know even those people aren't perfect, though.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
We really need to get on that!

I just finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy, and trauma is a good word to describe it. I really hate when a good idea is ruined by mediocre writing. I think this is one of the rare situations were the movies could be better than the books.
Originally Posted by legends
I thought the writing was adequate enough that it didn't ruin it. It's just that last book really was stressful to read and took a toll. I will say that the actors playing Gale and Peeta look just as I would have pictured them.
Originally Posted by Saria
I agree that Mockingjay was stressful. I've read Katniss's behavior described as PTSD and I think that's pretty accurate. While I didn't have any problems with the events of the book, it bugged the hell out of me that we were told about instead of shown a lot of the action, like Peeta's rescue, and pretty much the whole climax of the trilogy. Limitations of the first person POV, I guess.

And maybe my problem with the writing wasn't that it was mediocre but that the books were YA fiction? So many times throughout all three books I kept thinking, "Okay, that part needs to be taken further, given more complexity, etc." I would love to read a non-YA version of The Hunger Games.

All that, along with the fact I had so many issues with the way Katniss was written, made for a really frustrating read.
Originally Posted by legends
I think that's a huge part of the stress. Katniss is just strung about the whole time, and she's just barely hanging by a thread to her sanity.
I do think the writing was consistent for her, though, and I like the character. Plus I love Peeta, Finnick, Johanna, and to a lesser extent, Gale.
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Legends, what issues did you have with how she was written?

I do think the movie should be rated R. I get that because it's a YA series they want to keep it PG-13, but this is one very violent, gory series.
Originally Posted by Saria
I felt that Katniss, as strong as she was, was almost completely powerless. You know how Peeta would say that she has no idea of the effect she has on people? He was right, and it drove me nuts. That made sense in the first book, but I had expected that to change, for Katniss to grow in that respect. I went into Catching Fire expecting to see Katniss have some role in the rebellions in the districts, not one of leadership, obviously, but I expected her to take an active part, even a tiny one. Instead she was completely clueless about everything that was going on.

There were moments in Mockingjay that had me thinking that was changing, but everytime I got excited, she was smacked back down, once again the completely reluctant hero, the rebels' pawn. I kept waiting for her to develop a sense of her own power, to enjoy it just a tiny bit, and it never happened. And then that awesome scene with Coin near the end happens, and...oh, we get to be inside Katniss traumatized mind again instead of seeing the aftermath.

And I can't help thinking that that's not how it all would have happened if Katniss had been a man.
Originally Posted by legends
I didn't like Mockingjay. Katniss being so utterly useless and hiding in cupboards drove me nuts. I have so many issues with that book lol. Gale, Peeta, Prim, her mother, Snow, the epilogue...

I enjoyed the first two books but I do think it gets a bit too much hype/credit than it's deserved *looks around in fear*. Every dystopian gets compared to it now and there are other (better) books out there. In my humble opinion

But any series that encourages reading is great. Im really excited about the movie - love the trailer music.

It is in my world.

People use it frequently for rooting out sources (some of the sources are actually valid, usable sources). But an article that anyone can edit? No way. I would not dare put a Wikipedia article as a reference on a paper.
Originally Posted by curlyarca
Yeah - I did my dissertation 2010/2011 - they were very clear that you could not use it as a source - and really. Its not that hard to find websites or a book with the info you need - only incredibly lazy people use Wikipedia for a paper.
Originally Posted by kat180


I'm using wikipedia for HPV research right now.



I use to find other sources rather than use it alone. I think it has a place in research but shouldn't be completely relied on.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Lol! Sorry.

No - I'm sure I glanced at it when writing an essay as a starting point - I'm talking about the people who rely on it, or try and quote it.

But then I found books far more helpful then websites, particularly Wiki, when I was writing my dissertation.
Kat, some people mentioned the Uglies trilogy as being better. Have you read that series?
Kat, some people mentioned the Uglies trilogy as being better. Have you read that series?
Originally Posted by Saria
Sorry to butt in, but... I read them a while back, and they were okay, but I definitely wouldn't say they were better. I liked the first book, but after I got to the second and third books, I was pretty frustrated by them. I'm not a Hunger Games fangirl, either.

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And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

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Kat, some people mentioned the Uglies trilogy as being better. Have you read that series?
Originally Posted by Saria
I hadn't heard of that trilogy, looks interesting!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Kat, some people mentioned the Uglies trilogy as being better. Have you read that series?
Originally Posted by Saria
Sorry to butt in, but... I read them a while back, and they were okay, but I definitely wouldn't say they were better. I liked the first book, but after I got to the second and third books, I was pretty frustrated by them. I'm not a Hunger Games fangirl, either.
Originally Posted by SCG

Who asked you!
Just sorting through the comments on Mark Reads, some commented the writing was stronger and the main character superior. I might check it out sometime. I'd like to not end up wanting to slit my wrists from the helplessness and confusion like I did with Mockingjay, though.
When someone sends an e-mail, with their name spelled correctly in their signature, WTF with people DECIDING FOR ME HOW TO SPELL MY NAME!?! I HATE it when people see my gashdarn name spelled correctly and then do it their own freaking way! How stupid do you have to be to do that?!?

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Argh! Being that this is marshmallow-making day, I just finished a batch of strawberry marshmallow batter. It's soooo pretty with its light pink color. And it tastes great except that I should have reduced the sugar even more than I did. I hate to not give them away as I planned, since making them is quite a workout for me, but I just think they're a little too sweet.
Although, they'd still be pretty nice in a mug of bittersweet hot chocolate. Hmmm.
Kat, some people mentioned the Uglies trilogy as being better. Have you read that series?
Originally Posted by Saria
I've read the first book and enjoyed it

I'd highly recommend Patrick Ness, Chaos Walking trilogy. Those are the some of the best books I've ever read.

Blood Red Road by Moira Young is great as well.

And I haven't read it in many years but I do remember loving The Wind of Fire by William Nicholson.

I also really liked Gone by Michael Grant.

Inside Our by Maria V Snyder is pretty good - less action-y though.

And your comments about Mockingjay made me laugh so much!

Last edited by kat180; 01-19-2012 at 04:04 PM.
Although, they'd still be pretty nice in a mug of bittersweet hot chocolate. Hmmm.
Originally Posted by Saria
Your "too sweet" might be someone else's "just right".




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Well, they'll just have to be thrown into hot chocolate or dipped in some chocolate by the recipients, since they're lovely otherwise.

Oh, it's time for another round of "**** the poor" aka "I got mine so you get yours" on NC.com, it seems.
My friend and I just found each other in the Omegle chat rooms... I mean, we were trying to. But figured it wouldn't work, since there were supposedly 20k other people on at the same time!

So yeah. We win.

"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Holy $hit. I gotta have one, pronto. And it matches your NAILS!!!!! Have you tasted it yet? What did you think? I can't imagine it being bad.. lol




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.

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