We need to discuss my Hunger Games evangelism. MY EXCITEMENT IS UNQUENCHABLE!
Like, did you see this behind-the-scenes thing from Entertainment Tonight? Cannot stop watching!!!
(Katniss/Peeta hug! Liam Hemsworth’s hot accent!)
I’m basically tweeting clips nonstop and need to get a grip. My Hunger Games evangelism is at an all-time high…I just want everyone to be as excited as I feel! And I feel like using a lot of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My “evangelism” has, of course, includes convincing more people, aka my mother and sister, to FINALLY pick up the books. It cracks me up to be able to talk books with them, so I just had to share the resulting conversations…
After finishing Mockingjay, my big sister (that’s her up there) frantically called me and basically said this instead of hello:
BIG SISTER: What I want to know is why is Katniss so mean to her sister’s cat?
I chose to ignore this comment (after an eye roll at the cat lady!) and moved on to the most important question:
ME: What I want to know is if I were picked as tribute, would you volunteer on my behalf?
BIG SISTER: (Hysterical/maniacal laughter, then a long pause.) Um, sure. Of course, sister dear.
Katniss she is not, but she won back my love with her next assessment:
BIG SISTER: Gale is such a half-ass character. There’s no reason anyone should like him.
YES! I KNEW I WASN’T ADOPTED.
Unfortunately, she then launched into a large discussion about the Quarter Quell and rebel tactics and clocks and forcefields and hovercrafts and about how they should have just staged a sit-in at the Cornucopia (you hippie!) and blah blah blah I sort of stopped paying attention because I just wanted to talk about Peeta.
As for my mother, her only thoughts were:
DARLING MOTHER: I read that Catnip book! I’m so hip and with it.
Yeah, you are, Ma! COOL MOM AWARD WINNER, 2012.
Soo…are you guys keeping your YA evangelism in check? Or are you flipping out like me? And if you converted anyone to the cause, what was their reaction?
Meanwhile, I’ll be at a midnight showing tomorrow night rockin’ my Peeta shirt. I hope I don’t frighten my friends when I show up.
May the odds be ever in your favor.