Monday, March 26, 2012


Yes, I said it! Wondering what prompted such a title?

Stupid Hunger Games "fans"

I consider myself a fan of the series but jeeze, people, if you read the book like you claimed, then it shouldn't surprise you when they cast a character based on the description in the book.

Quick synopsis: The Hunger Games takes place in a future after the US has crumbled and the lands that one made up the US is renamed Panem and divided into 13 Districts surrounding a Capital. After a huge rebellion, District 13 is destroyed and the Capital, to keep the remaining Districts in line, starts the Hunger Games. This requires each District to supply two Tributes, a boy and a girl between 12 and 18, that are randomly selected to fight each other to the death. 24 go in. 1 comes out.

In the book, both Rue, a 12 year old Tribute from District 11 and her male counter part (not sure of his age) are described as having "dark brown skin and eyes"* (Cinna's, Katniss's Stylist, skin isn't mentioned in the book so he was free range)

In the movie, Rue is played by Amandla Stenberg (Columbiana). Thresh is played by Dayo Okeniyi (this is his first major film) and Cinna is played by Lenny Kravitz (yes the "American Woman" singer)

Enter the so-called fans

They are all upset because the three characters are played by black actors. Uh, were you not paying attention when you read the book? Now When I read the book, I actually pictured Cinna as black. But I digress.

But the reactions of all these people to the fact that *gasp* a black character is portrayed by a *gasp* black actress is just flipping ridiculous. Who cares? The characters in the book were portrayed exactly how the author described them. Usually people are throwing hissy fits because a book to film isn't like the book. But they're throwing fits because a beloved character is black.

I love little Rue. She's such a sweetheart and such an innocent character. Tears are shed over this little girl, yours truly included. And it upsets people because this little girl they cried over is black?

Racism is still alive and kicking, unfortunately.

And this really pisses the Ice Queen off

*The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Back from the Dead

No I didn't really die but I have had a lot of things going on since Dec. A bit of a computer problem didn't help things at all.

Starting around Nov and Dec I had a bit of a problem with my computer freezing at the worst times. Like in the middle of making a post for my other blog or working on my newest project. Turned out I was over working my poor computer. YouTube still doesn't work as well as I'd like with a lot of buffering but hey at least it stopped freezing.

Nov and Dec was also the start of the Hoiday traveling season. We also saw a lot of critters that were eating stuff they weren't supposed to. By the time I got home during those months, I was way too tired to blog. I barely working on my book.

Jan and Feb I focused on my book, mostly. Feb was also when we found out the apartments my husband and I rented were income based and, surprise!, we made to much to continue living there. You can imagine the stress that caused. After a little bout of "Woe is me" and my sisters and brothers (I love you guys) helping me through that tough time when I lost faith in myself, we found a lovely apartment about a mile away from where we had been living. I miss the neighbors we had but hopefully we'll meet some knew friends. I did meet the neighbor that lives to the left of us and she seems very nice.

So here we are in March. Still a bit on the exhausted and stressed side but things are looking up. I'm slowly getting back to work on my book and I'll be setting up some book signings soon.

Until next time

The Ice Queen