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Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ginasketch
Re: Hunger Games.

I don't think it's the film that is the problem, I think it's racist and sexist little twerps projecting their own prejudices onto the film/book.

I just finished the book out of curiosity and found it gripping, though I realize it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

And yeah, it's mentioned more than once that Rue is black.

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bagfish
Totally agree with you. It's very clear in the book that Rue and Thresh are black.

I spent some time reading a Tumblr which documents racefail Hunger Games tweets (http://hungergamestweets.tumblr.com/) which is really interesting. I think that this whole furore has actually brought the whole "default white" casting thing out in the open which is good as it's actually being discussed and the "default whiters" are being challenged which can only be a good thing.

I loved the book btw, and thought the film was fantastic.

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
sashajwolf: photo of Blake with text: "reality is a dangerous concept" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sashajwolf
Even in 1915 feminists had a sense of humour.

Don't be too quick to assume they were joking. I've just read Emmeline Pankhurst's autobiographical account of the suffrage movement - I'll post a proper review at some point, but one of the depressing things about it was the discovery that she really did oppose universal votes for men.

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (o rly?)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
The post office is not a dying industry. Who do you think delivers all those things people buy off the internet?

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (wtf)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
*reads the article*

"Cost less than a chocolate bar"

What kind of ridiculous crazy 70p chocolate bars are these people buying?

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
davegodfrey: South Park Me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] davegodfrey
Ones in vending machines and the shops outside the tube.

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (thank you)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat

I believe you (and the article). It just conflicts with what I heard from a postie a few years ago. Guess things are really changing.

Putting up the price of stamps will only help in the very short run as people stockpile this month.

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
bagpuss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bagpuss
But with the postal costs what they are the best thing we can do to save the royal mail is not to send mail as they loose money on every letter don't they

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