Anonymous said: I'm pretty sure it was confirmed in Mockingjay that the reason why Johanna's family was killed was because she refused to be sold into prostitution. So no, she wasn't sold. Or maybe she was sold once or twice, but was so broken by the experience that she refused immediately after and was punished for it.

Ok, thanks :) If someone has a quote where it says that, it would be great. Because I’ve been trying to find some more information in CF or MJ and can’t find anything that would clearly state that she refused or didn’t refuse. I want confirmation so I can stop my manic searching lol

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Anonymous said: so I saw someone asked a question about prostitution in thg and was just wondering what your thoughts of Johanna and Prostitution with Snow is? Do you think she refused to be a prostitute which is why her family was killed? or do you think she agreed for sometime and then snapped?

Sorry it took me a while to answer this. I wanted to think about it for a few days. And I’ve been thinking about it for a while before and I never up with an answer or a headcanon I’d stick by. But I have a few possible scenarios that could’ve happened

I don’t think we have 100% certain evidence that she was prostituted. I don’t think it says that straight up anywhere in the books that she was sold (someone correct me if I’m wrong). We’re told she has a connection with Finnick, and that could imply that their connection came from being stuck in the same horrible situation. Or it could be that they became friends during mentoring of tributes and they connected because they were both hurt by Snow- Finnick was prostituted and Johanna’s family was murdered. Maybe their suffering was what was connecting them. If Johanna wasn’t prostituted, it is possible she refused when she still wasn’t aware of the consequences. Maybe no one warned her in time of what would happen. Like, she was a young Victor, won the Games a few days ago, still riding that high of winning, thinking she’s going home, she’s going to have money to support her family now and she is going to be free from Reaping forever. Free and safe. She’s not completely ok, she’s struggling with what she did in the Arena, but the promise of freedom and safety for her and her family is what gives her that high. She didn’t even have time to think she was going to have to be a mentor and how horrible that would be. And like within days of her win, while she’s still in the Capitol they set her up to be sold to some person who sponsored her during her time in the Arena. Or not even sold, just told to go to that person. And that person tells her she owes him her life, so maybe she could return the favor. And she’s still riding the high, thinking she’s free now and refuses. Probably doesn’t even understand that it’s not about just one sleazy person trying to manipulate her into their bed by telling her she owes them that. It’s not one creep that just now thought of it, but it’s how Capitol operates. She refuses without knowing the consequences and her family is dead before she even gets home. So that’s one possible scenario.

Or the other scenario is that she was prostituted. Haymitch says he was used as an example for Johannas and Cashmeres. Which would imply that Johanna was blackmailed into prostituting and was told they were going to do to her what they did to Haymitch. I think this scenario is more likely. But I don’t see Johanna as someone who would snap easily. I don’t see her snapping at all while the lives of her family are at stake. Though, even if she did snap, who could blame her? I know I would snap real fast in that situation. So it is possible that she just couldn’t take it any more at some point.

There are a few other scenarios too. Maybe she made a mistake during the prostitution, like said something vaguely rebellious to someone she thought she could trust, but who told all about it to Snow.

Or maybe she did all that Snow wanted, but her family still got murdered. Image this- young Johanna first refuses to be prostituted. But Snow reminds her of what happened to Haymitch and she agrees. But during the time in the Capitol there are “problems” with how she acts- like her “clients” complain that she didn’t do everything they wanted to (and maybe they just asked for something horrible and she couldn’t do it), or some other “client” wants his money back because she came to him high on morphling, another complains she was snappy. All minor stuff and really rare, but it still happens and Snow hears about it. And it’s tolerated while she’s bringing in money. But after a while, the interest in her fades. Fresher, maybe even hotter Victors come and people are not that interested in paying for Johanna. Snow doesn’t need her anymore and it doesn’t matter that she was really obedient and did everything he wanted. She had those few minor problems and Snow doesn’t like even the smallest disobedience. He tells her they won’t need her services any more, she goes home thinking that maybe she did it, maybe she really is free finally. Maybe the Capitol will forget all about her now. But before she even gets back home all of her family is murdered.

We just don’t have enough clues so we could piece together what happened with Johanna. So this are the possible situations I thought of, but if someone else has any other ideas or headcanons or any kind of imput, please share :)

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This is why you shouldn’t click on the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

fabulouslyfreespirited:

If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies.
In what’s being called the biggest celebrity hacking incident in internet history, more than 100 female celebrities have had their private nude images stolen and published online. The bulk of the images posted have been officially confirmed as belonging to Jennifer Lawrence, but a complete list of victims’ names - including Krysten Ritter, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rihanna, Brie Larson and Kirsten Dunst - has been subsequently published. (Link does not contain pictures, only names.)
The images were first uploaded by an anonymous member of the underground internet sewer known as 4chan and have since been enthusiastically shared across platforms like Reddit and Twitter. A representative for Lawrence has confirmed the images are real, condemning the theft of them as a “flagrant violation of privacy” and adding that “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos.”
There are a few different issues that a criminal act like this brings up, but before I get into them it’s necessary to make one thing clear: If you deliberately seek out any of these images, you are directly participating in the violation not just of numerous women’s privacy but also of their bodies. These images - which I have not seen and which I will not look for - are intimate, private moments belonging only to the people who appear in them and who they have invited to see them. To have those moments stolen and broadcast to the world is an egregious act of psychic violence which constitutes a form of assault.
The people sharing these images are perpetuating an ongoing assault. The people gleefully looking at them are witnessing and enjoying an ongoing assault. When you have been asked by victims of a crime like this not to exacerbate the pain of that crime and you continue to do so anyway, you are consciously deciding that your enjoyment, your rights and perhaps even just your curiosity are more important than the safety and dignity of the people you’re exploiting.
That out of the way, let’s get a few other things straight.
1. This is not a ‘scandal’
It’s a crime, and we should be discussing it as such. Some media outlets are salaciously reporting it otherwise, as if the illegal violation of privacy involving intimate images is little more than subject for gossip. When associated with sex, the word ‘scandal’ has been typically interpreted as something that assigns responsibility to all parties involved, a consensual act unfortunately discovered and for which everyone owes an explanation or apology. Remember when private nude photos of Vanessa Hudgens (whose name also appears on the list of victims) were leaked online and Disney forced her to publicly apologise for her “lapse in judgment” and hoped she had “learned a valuable lesson”? Never mind that Hudgens was an adult and a victim of privacy violation - the ‘scandal’ was painted as something for which she owed her fans an apology. Which leads us to:
2. These women do not ‘only have themselves to blame’
While depressing, it’s sadly unsurprising to see some people arguing that Lawrence et al brought this on themselves. Part of living in a rape culture is the ongoing expectation that women are responsible for protecting themselves from abuse, and that means avoiding behaviour which might be later ‘exploited’ by the people who are conveniently never held to account for their actions. But women are entitled to consensually engage in their sexuality any way they see fit. If that involves taking nude self portraits for the enjoyment of themselves or consciously selected others, that’s their prerogative.
Victims of crime do not have an obligation to accept dual responsibility for that crime. Women who take nude photographs of themselves are not committing a criminal act, and they shouldn’t ‘expect’ to become victims to one, as actress Mary E. Winstead pointed out on Twitter. 
Sending a photograph of your breasts to one person isn’t consenting to having the whole world see those breasts, just as consenting to sex with one person isn’t the same as giving permission for everyone else to fu*k you. Victim blaming isn’t okay, even if it does give you a private thrill to humiliate the female victims of sexual exploitation.
3. It doesn’t matter that ‘damn, she looks good and should own it!’
Stealing and sharing the private photographs of women doesn’t become less of a crime just because you approve them for fapping activity. I’m sure many of the women on this list are confident of their sexual attractiveness. It doesn’t mean they don’t value their privacy or shouldn’t expect to enjoy the same rights to it as everyone else. It also doesn’t mean they want strangers sweating over their images. That line of thinking comes from the same school which instructs women to either ignore of welcome sexual harassment when it’s seemingly ‘positive’ in its sentiments.
None of these women are likely to give a shit that you think their bodies are ‘tight, damn’. Despite what society reinforces to us about the public ownership of women’s bodies, we are not entitled to co-opt and objectify them just because we think we can defend it as a compliment.
I will not be seeking out these images out and I urge everyone else to avoid doing the same. I hope that all the women who have been victimised here are being appropriately supported by the authorities and their network of friends. And I hope sincerely that more people take a stand against this kind of behaviour.
Because this incident aside, it strikes me as deeply ironic that we will vehemently protest a free Facebook messenger app because we’re outraged at reports that it can access our phone’s numbers, and yet turn around and excuse the serving up of women’s bodies for our own pleasure. Our appreciation is no less disgusting just because it’s accompanied by the sound of one hand clapping.

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I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips.
by dandelion-sunset 

I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips.

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promptsinpanem:

No one is sure what to make of it when the two tributes from District Twelve confess their love for each other the night before the Games — least of all their older siblings. In-Panem AU. Older brother!Peeta. Part one of three. 

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Choosing Katniss - Real or Not Real?

"I might try to persuade him to run away… But he’s not alone and he’d never leave his family. Or me. CF, Ch.3

"Peeta would have nothing to come home to, anyway. Except me…” MJ,Ch.1

Gale tells Peeta in Tigris’s cellar that Katniss will choose whomever she can’t survive without. We often discuss Katniss’s decision, but Katniss wasn’t the only one who had a choice to make. She describes a loyalty and connection to both Gale and Peeta in the quotes above, but only one was ultimately true. Because only one was based on a Katniss that was completely real.

Not Real:

"In the woods waits the only person with whom I can be myself. Gale." THG, Ch.1

The Katniss that makes this claim is the girl Katniss wants to be. Brave, self-sufficient, a skilled hunter and a successful trader. A girl who isn’t crippled by fear, who provides for and protects her loved ones. A girl who doesn’t need anyone. 

This is the Katniss that Gale knows and wants. The girl who only needs a hunting partner to complete her. A fellow rebel who hates the Capitol as much as he does and shares his desire to destroy Snow and his regime regardless of the cost.

But this image that Katniss creates for herself masks the fragile girl underneath. The girl who is afraid and distrustful. The girl who finds it easier to embrace the fires of anger than face her emotional vulnerabilities or risk immobilizing pain from rejection, abandonment or death of a loved one.

Gale is unfortunately unable to deal with a traumatized Katniss. When she doesn’t live up to his expectations, and begins to vocally disagree with his tactics, their friendship begins to suffer. He fails to recognize or respond to the hurt and desperation she is experiencing which should be apparent to him as a best friend.

By the time they reach the Capitol all they have left is their well-honed teamwork as hunting partners which they effectively utilize in the Capitol mission, and his role as fellow protector for their families. Once the ‘last shot of the war’ is fired and with Prim’s death theoretically on Gale’s hands, the ‘glue of mutual need that bonded’ them is gone. He finally sees a broken, depressed girl and can’t reconcile this person with the heroic hunter and fierce warrior that he wanted. And he is not capable of dealing with her pain in light of his own sense of loss. They both know they are no longer the two kids who would have run off into the woods if it was only with each other.

Gale chooses to leave Katniss.

Real:

"I do. I need you." CF, Ch. 24

Peeta and Katniss’s relationship follows a more complex and less linear path. He finds himself in the unique position of being the person Katniss turns to when she is the one who is in need. He remembers the starving little girl who would have died without his intervention. He begins to see a Katniss who needs his support and comfort, not just for physical survival, but emotional stability. But he is also someone she pushes away when he gets too close. Her confusing coolness towards him coincides with his own issues around self-worth.  

He understands the concept of presenting an image for the world as a coping strategy. He no doubt learned to do it himself growing up with a less than ideal home life. He uses this strategy as he experiments with ways to get through to Haymitch, and then win over the audience and the Careers in the first arena.

While Peeta is able to see both the vulnerable and the dauntless sides of Katniss, his own struggles with self-image and self worth further complicate his relationship with her. Unlike Katniss, Peeta isn’t afraid to show his vulnerabilities, but given the chance to protect her, he discovers a noble purpose. However, in THG and CF, the very thing that feeds his sense of nobility in sacrificing for her sake, is also a point of weakness. He idealizes her to the point of believing that his life isn’t of much value in comparison, but it gains worth by his willingness to give up everything for her, even if she, unsurprisingly in his mind, probably doesn’t love him in return. 

Peeta eventually realizes the truth. Katniss reveals her vulnerability and need on the beach in the QQ. His hijacking is ironically cathartic in that it strips away the idealized vision of Katniss and allows him to see himself as a person of worth. He deserves the truth, and he challenges Katniss to be honest with him and herself, too. 

Katniss idealizes pre-hijacked Peeta, too, by the time time they are in the QQ. In MJ, Katniss alternately devalues herself as a ‘fraud’ that he finally is able to see, and strikes out in anger at his post-hijacking accusations.   In the aftermath of the Capitol mission, Katniss eventually is stripped bare of her indomitable persona and her unjustified self-loathing, and she allows her whole and true self to be revealed. Peeta sees the fragile but fiercely devoted and heroic girl, who uses an image as a means of self-protection in a frightening world.

Peeta knows that they have shared a close, if at times confusing partnership. But it is because he understands her at the end, that he knows how broken she is. Where Gale leaves because she has not lived up to his needs and expectations, Peeta sees the real Katniss under the facade. He loves and accepts the whole Katniss. Peeta recognizes the reasons for her reluctance to love. He knows that if she will be honest with herself, she is capable of both deep affection and courageous spirit.

Peeta is prepared to build a relationship that recalls them at their best, but firmly rooted in reality giving them balance in their need and love. And Katniss, finally honest in acknowledging her needs and desires, chooses him, too. No longer a source of weakness for each other, they are stronger and better together. They just need to reassemble the pieces.

Peeta chooses to come home to Katniss.

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kleinecharlotte:

Art History Meme [1/6] Themes or Series or Subjects
↳ Rose Windows

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