A Special Tribute to The Last Hunger Games Movie
Friday, 13 November 2015 @ 12:32// 0 comment(s)

Only a few more days until the finale of one of the most anticipated movies in 2015. Well, the title says it all, this post is going to be a special tribute for the last Hunger Games movie, which is....



I started being a tribute (a fan of The Hunger Games series) on 2013. I know.. I know.. I'm one of those losers who read the books after watching the movie. Some might say that people like us aren't real fans, but then again, who are they to judge us like that? What matters is that we're all on the same fandom, no need to give your us the cold shoulders. But, the thing is, before the movie hit the theaters, I didn't even know there was a thing called The Hunger Games, I only found out a week before the premiere. During that time, I was head over heels for Joel Courtney, the guy who from Super 8. One day, I was reading his biography and found out that one of his favorite books was The Hunger Games, I looked it up, and was thrilled to see that it was going to be in theaters, IN TWO DAYS! So, without knowing what the movie or book is about, I watched the trailer and decided to give it a shot. 

And BAM!

I was in love.

I fell in love with Peeta Mellark, Katniss Everdeen, and everything else. The story was amazing. The romance was swoon-worthy yet so sad. The CGI was superb. The arena was so cool. Everything was so unpredictable (of course, I haven't read the book yet). I remember walking out of the cinema and being able to hear my heart drumming in my ears because of that feeling. That feeling you get when you've just watched something that will ultimately change the course of your lives forever. I remember talking about the movie non-stop with my sister. I also remember that I didn't want to hear the radio on the way home because I needed to let the feeling sink into me some more. 

And so after that, I started reading Catching Fire. 

I simply decided to read the second book first because I thought, why not? I've watched the first movie, surely reading the second book after that wouldn't be a problem, right? Well, I wasn't entirely wrong, but reading Catching Fire without reading The Hunger Games first felt kinda weird. So, after finishing Catching Fire, I continued on reading Mockingjay, and finally, The Hunger Games. I remember memorizing my favorite lines and writing them down on my book so I could read it later. I also remember how overprotective I was every time someone wanted to borrow my complete trilogy set. 

Waiting for Catching Fire to come out was a torture. It was my favorite book of the three, so I guess it was pretty much expected. I remember how happy I was when I finally got to watch it. I was in a boarding school with very strict rules, so I had to make up some kind of fake excuse in order to go to the cinema with my whole family. 

A year after that.. Mockingjay Part 1 came out. I don't know why, I think it was my least favorite of all the movies so far. It had a lack of action and dragged too much. I remember being sleepy in a few parts. Perhaps Lionsgate was just trying too hard to make more money. But, oh well, YA movies these days are split into two parts, aren't they? I guess it's a trend now.

And now.. Out of nowhere.. After a whole year of fangirling, waiting, and crying. Mockingjay Part 2 is only a few days away from me. I can already feel its presence. It's going to haunt me in my sleep. I'm going to sleep with Peeta's face on my eyelids and Katniss's children's faces in my dreams. I hope it will be a great finale. I hope everything will be satisfying. I hope they don't mess it up. And I truly, truly hope that they don't change Peeta and Katniss's children's genders (I read somewhere that they cast JLaw's nephews as the children, which means the children will be both males). I hope all my waiting will be worth it. I hope.. I hope.. I hope everything will be perfect.

Oh, great. I think I'm tearing up a little.

Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you to Suzanne Collins for creating this amazing series. I also wanted to say thank you to all the crews and casts of the movies for making this series come alive. Nothing can describe how thankful I am for you all. I know they won't be reading this, I even doubt anyone will so much glance at this post. But, then again, my gratitude needs to be expressed, or else I'd burst.

Oh well.

I've just finished writing a very angsty blog post, I think we all need a distraction to continue on living our lives peacefully and happily.

Oh, they're so cute! What were we talking about again?

Written by Inas

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Cover Reveal: The Crown//Feat. Me Trying Hard Not To Puke
Friday, 6 November 2015 @ 14:51// 0 comment(s)

It's no longer a secret that I've been having high expectations for the last installment of The Selection's series. I've been very giddy since I finished The Heir around six months ago, since then, I couldn't stop talking about the book with my fellow fangirls. We've been talking about the title's possibilities, and well, we got it right. My friend and I came up with many possibilities and one of them was The Crown. We couldn't stop fangirling over it, we thought it was a good sign that we got the title right. Maybe the stars would align for us and Kile would be the one Eadlyn choose in the end. Maybe the cover would be so freakin-amazeballs that I would make it my desktop background the moment I laid my eyes on it. 

But, then..

The cover was revealed..

And it looked like this..

Look at that! How could it turn from something like this

into something like that?!

Here is what the author says about the cover (as quoted from Yahoo!),
"I think the purple of The Crown goes well with the gray of The Heir, making the two stories look like they go together,” Cass says. “I also really like Eadlyn’s pose. I think she looks super strong, which suits her. She’s one tough girl.”
Well, how about no?! The new cover shows nothing about her personality. She's supposed to be independent, strong, and most of all, always goes her way to get what she wants. But, instead of looking like that, she looks as if she's not sure whether to smile or not. And what's wrong with her hair? Can't we see more of it? I liked the way she turned her head on The Heir's cover and how we got to see her beautiful hair from the side, but The Crown tells me nothing about her hair. The gown isn't exactly a good one, either. I was super in love with the gown on The Heir's cover, so of course, getting a purple gown with nothing special about it and looks as if it'll fall over any second really ticked me off. 

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't think the model isn't pretty or something like that. I adore the model, I even follow her instagram! But I think her beauty isn't really captured on the cover of The Crown. On The Heir's cover, she looks mysterious, super hard to approach (that's what I liked the most about her), and radiant, as in the way loyalties do. But, on the newest cover she just looks like a teenager trying one of her mom's gowns. 

Maybe my problem isn't about the color, or the background (it's gorgeous, believe me, I like the way it sparkles and looks as if she's in some kind of night ball. My problem is probably her pose. I would have liked it better if she had looked the other way, or instead of just holding a tiara, I would've liked it better if she's wearing it. I mean, the cover is The Crown! The least you could do was wear the thing that is used as the TITLE of the BOOK! And her expression! I thought she was going to be expressionless or so high-almighty like she thinks so lowly of people (because that's how she is), but no.

And, please, can we take a look at the model's pictures and how beautiful she actually is?

(Source: Stacey Farnet's Instagram)

Her hair is GORGEOUS! Why couldn't they just let it cascade smoothly down her back, or instead of pulling it into a bun and showing nothing about the silkiness of it, turn it into something else? They could make it into something prettier, like in The One, or just let it FALL DOWN! Oh, I bet it'd be truly madly deeply beautiful if they did that.

Oh, God, I could go on and on and on about how much I dislike the cover, but then you would grow tired of it and unfollow me. So, yeah. I guess that's all. Oh, and also please note, I'm not blaming Kiera Cass AT ALL about this inconvenience. I know she had nothing to do about it, all she could do was pray and hope that it would be a good cover, but oh well. I guess things don't always go the way you want them to be.

What about you? What do you think of the cover? Is it pretty or nay? If not, how would you like it?

Ranted and Written by Inas

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