Please forgive this mild rant, but I’ve recently seen someone making out Peeta is weak and a “delicate” flower, because he’s described as a “dandelion in the spring”.
I just want to say that dandelions are the actual opposite of delicate! They’re pretty much resilient to everything, are incredibly tough and thrive in the most harshest of places - pretty much everywhere!
They’re like incredibly difficult to get rid of too, and their roots go down a long, long way. Not to mention they’re an excellent healing plant and can be eaten too, providing food for insects.
So I just wanna point out that I don’t think Collins picked a random flower to use to describe Peeta - and I don’t think it’s difficult to see why she chose a dandelion out of all the spring yellow flowers!
And if you think Peeta is weak, maybe it’s time for a re-read of the books.♥ 16 Notes
Maybe it’s because of that underlying goodness…
I really hope they bring this up in the films - that Peeta is the real rebel and the true power and skills he has.
It’s not just all about power and strength (though Peeta has them too) and Peeta’s skills are just as, if not more important, than Katniss’.
Though only Snow seemed to fully appreciate the effect Peeta could have.♥ 3863 Notes
cf trailer and thg + peeta comparisons requested by cloudsong
The transformation mind blows me but makes me happy in places.
It’s so interesting just how much Peeta has changed in the few months since he won the Games. And I know Katniss changed too, but I think Peeta grew up much more than Katniss did in those few months.
I think it’s because Peeta understood a lot more of what was going on, and he wasn’t trying to fight to stay the same person in the way I think Katniss was. He seems to have accepted it and learnt to adapt, and it’s like he knows who he is now, whilst Katniss still seems to be fighting it.
At least, that’s my take on it! He definitely seems to be much more grown up and less naive than Katniss in CF and MJ.
And massive kudus to Josh and his make up team (gosh, that sounds so Capitol!) for making Peeta so much more grown up now.♥ 1639 Notes
“he’s her cousin.” Peeta’s got my other arm now, but gently. “and she’s my fiancée. so if you want to get to him, expect to go through both of us.” (pg.108)
Ok, have to confess one of my biggest worries when I first saw the CF trailer was missing Peeta out of the whipping scene.
BUT, later when I’d calmed down about all the overt Everthorne, I remembered this scene from the same trailer. Which shows CLEARLY Peeta standing in front of Katniss, protecting her.
Because that’s what they do, protect each other.
And it shows Peeta is more than a whimp along for the ride (which I worry the film will try and show) and he is willing to protect not only Katniss, but her friend Gale, who Peeta is actually pretty sure she is in love with.
So he’s selflessly helping not only Katniss, but Gale, his “rival”.
And I’m hoping, from this clip, this is one pro Peeta, Everlark moment the film actually gets right.
Oh and I love Peeta’s expression! How can you think him pathetic with a glare and a defiant expression like that!♥ 5901 Notes
- “Well, what’s this?” says Haymitch. “Did I actually get a pair of fighters this year?”
- “No, when the time comes, I’m sure I’ll kill just like everybody else. I can’t go down without a fight.”
- “Let him tag along. What’s the harm? And he’s handy with that knife.”
- “Was she dead?” asks the boy from District 2. / “No. But she is now,” says Peeta. Just then the cannon fires. “Ready to move on?”
- “Then let’s hope Cato kills him so we don’t have to,” says Peeta grimly.
- “Look, I can handle Cato. I fought him before, didn’t I?”
- “Let’s just go end this thing,” he says.
- “Two against one. Should be a piece of cake,” he says
- “I think he’s closer now. Katniss, can you shoot him?”
- “It’s just sometimes I can’t stand it anymore. To the point where…I’m not sure what I’ll do.” He pauses, then whispers, “Maybe we were wrong, Katniss.” / “About what?” I ask. / “About trying to subdue things in the districts,” he says.
- “We’re going to watch their Games and learn everything we can about how to fight. We’re going to put on weight and get strong. We’re going to start acting like Careers.”
- “But even if that happens, everyone will know we’ve gone out fighting, right?” Peeta asks.
- “As bad as it makes you feel, you’re going to have to do some killing, because in the arena, you only get one wish. And it’s very costly.”
- “Killing Brutus myself.”
- “None of the people we lost were idiots. They knew what they were doing. They followed you because they believed you really could kill Snow.”
Yeah, yeah, I mean Peeta’s clearly a pacifist. He clearly isn’t at all rebellous and just wants everything to be bread and rainbows.
On a less sarcastic note, it makes me wonder about Peeta after his hijacking. Maybe his personality wasn’t so altered after all, he just lost his ability to rein things in with the hijacked memories he now has…♥ 57 Notes
How is the love of your life?
I wonder if they’ll start the second film with Peeta already knowing parts of Katniss’ feelings towards him were for the Games. I have a feeling they’ll just go straight from them already knowing tbh. In fact, I bet we don’t see a lot of Everlark at all - that it’ll all seem like being there for the Games. I hope I’m wrong, but I somehow doubt it - at least until the Quarter Quell.
But I also wonder when book Peeta realised that Katniss actually DOES love him. I mean, he knows she needs him and the support he gives her fairly early on I reckon. He knows she cares about him as a friend and that she’ll risk her life for him. But when did he start to clock onto the fact that Katniss’ actions were starting to get a lot more “real?”
I’ve never been sure, but I think, if he hadn’t been captured, after how she was with him in the Quarter Quell and the star crossed lovers cherade not really required now, I think he might start to get suspicious…
And on another note, if he hadn’t been captured, do you think 13 would have wanted them to continue the “star crossed lovers?”♥ 247 Notes
peeta mellark in catching fire teaser trailer.
Ok, so even though he’s hardly in it, he completely rocks the scenes where he is. I mean, look at those expressions! Look how much he conveys and how complex and hard they nearly all are!
At least I can be confident about one thing. Even if they screw up Everlark, even if they continue to ignore the importance of Peeta’s character, at least we know that Josh will give the role everything he’s got and completely make the most of every second of screen time they give him.♥ 585 Notes
Remember first reading The Hunger Games and not being sure what to make of this Peeta Mellark guy?
Nope, because as soon as we heard the bread story I was a goner! He wouldn’t have done all that for Katniss (and the writer wouldn’t have made it such a big deal) if he wasn’t going to be the hero of the book.
I know Gale appeared first, and I liked Gale, but I just couldn’t get behind them as a ship - right at the start it just felt too much friend-zoned.
Then Peeta came along and right from the bread story I became a massive Everlark shipper. And I knew that Peeta would be genuine and end up being a great guy - why else would he risk a beating to feed Katniss?
Yep, I was definitely a Peeta fan right from the get-go!♥ 138 Notes
There. He’s done it again. Dropped a bomb that wipes out the efforts of every tribute who came before him.
Just poking my head around the tumblr door.
I love this quote from CF, and it goes well with the Capitol Portrait. It shows that, yet again, there’s so much more to Peeta!
He’s the real rebel, the one who really lights the spark and the one with the best and most clever of ideas.
Katniss may be the Mockingjay - but Peeta is definitely (to quote a terrible cliche, but i can’t resist) the wind beneath her wings.
Sigh… And still so many people in the fandom (including the film makers it seems) say Peeta’s weak and boring and sappy.
Sigh…♥ 1632 Notes
Some of my favorite Peeta Mellark Quotes in The Hunger Games
I love all these. My favourite here is definitely the “sweetheart” comment. I so, so wished they’d had that in the film.
I know later they show Peeta having a joke, but IDK, that line, more than any other, shows me not only Peeta’s quirky sense of humour and that he isn’t all serious/boring, but also that he isn’t at all sure what to make of Katniss.
This is was a much more black comedy, darker sort of meeting and I felt the film version was a bit verging on soppy.
Still, Peeta does have some great one liners!♥ 2543 Notes
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