Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Hunger/Racism Games

So "Hunger Games" flippin killed it over the weekend. Despite fawning reviews and record-breaking ticket sales, some fans of the blockbuster young adult trilogy by author Suzanne Collins were livid (wrongfully so) by the decision to cast an African-American actress as Rue, one of the supporting characters. who unless you blind is clearly described as having "dark brown skin" in the  first installment.

As Jezebel notes, many "Hunger Games" viewers resorted to sending racist tweets over the fact that Rue (played in the film by young actress Amandla Sternberg) was black.
"Why does Rue have to be black," wrote one ignorant fan, whose Twitter page no longer exists. "Not gonna lie, kinda ruined the movie."
"Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the innocent blonde girl you picture," wrote another user, whose account has also been deleted.
Of course, the occasion of "The Hunger Games" arriving in theaters isn't the first time some fans were upset with the casting. Last year, after the character posters for "The Hunger Games" debuted -- showing both Sternberg as Rue and Lenny Kravitz as stylist Cinna -- reactions on the Internet were equally harsh. Now To Be fair lol which is far from racist, i did NOT see Cinna as Black, but i also didn't know what i thought Cinna Looked like, but to be soooooo surprised The Rue is Black just cracks me up, it only means these people are horrible readers!!!! pick up more books kids, lets learn ya how to read! maybe start off with Huck fin, or tom sawyer, so you can also learn about being a racist bastard.

anyways! "The Hunger Games" is out in theaters now. For more on the racist "Hunger Games" tweets, head over to Hunger Games Tweets, a Tumblr created to "expose the 'Hunger Games' fans on Twitter who dare to call themselves fans yet don't know a damn thing about the books."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Game Of Thrones Book One

A Game of Thrones is the first book in the amazing Saga   A Song of Ice and Fire, a series by American author George R. R. Martin. It was first published on the 6th of August in 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award, and was nominated for both the 1998 Nebula Award and the 1997 World Fantasy Award. The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novella. In January 2011 the novel became a New York Times bestseller and reached #1 on the list in July 2011, now i don't wanna just throw stats at you, but man, i have been little enthused for a book since i finished Lord of the rings, waaaaaaaaaay back when i was in middle school, now yeah i loved Harry Potter, yeah i got into Hunger Games, but rich story telling that immerses you into the world, is unlike any feeling a reader can have, its easy to be intimidated, i grant everyone that looks at those books and turns away that right, but if you miss this saga, you truly are missing out on an absolute great adventure.

I am currently on Book One (Game Of Thrones), half way done, and it is probably my favorite series ever written, i loved lord of the rings, like no other, i have collections of bobble heads, action figures and special editions, all in my closet like the geek of geeks, but there is something about George R.R. Martin's brain and patience with telling a story that hooks me, I'm addicted to every word, every page, i have an app on my iphone!, to get myself more familiarized with it, i bought a shirt online! i am a fan of one week!, and i am only going to geek out more! lol i suggest you read the series if you are curious. Just do it!!!!!!!