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I'm just a girl with a blog... I laugh uncontrollably...so much so I wake up from funny dreams laughing...my friends love that I can make them laugh, and always ask me what I'm on...my answer is milk of course :) I miss my friends like crazy! I was born and raised in Canada, T.O. to be exact :D currently living in Greece, still trying to get settled...uuummmm I can't start my day without blasting some tunes first, music puts a groove in my step and it's just how I like to start my day...I love drawing,reading, hair, makeup, and clothing...all the girly things in life...and my dream is to travel the world...i hope it comes true ~xoxo Stephi~

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

the name of the game

Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung gold gown for the Hunger Games Premiere ~DOESN'T SHE LOOK AMAZING?

I've been hearing so much about the Hunger Games, and knew absolutely nothing about it so I googled it and thought I'd share what I found, not to mention share how absolutely gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence looked for the premiere of the movie.  She looked like an ethereal phoenix goddess, I really don't know how to describe her, except breathtaking!!!
Here's the background info
The Hunger Games is a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is written in first person and introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle in which only one person can survive.
The Hunger Games is the first novel in The Hunger Games trilogy, followed by Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.
A film adaptation, co-written and co-produced by Collins herself and directed by Gary Ross, will be released worldwide on March 23, 2012. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale.

Inspiration and origins
Collins says that the inspiration to write The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two "began to blur in this very unsettling way" and the idea for the book was formed. The Greek myth of Theseus served as basis for the story, with Collins describing Katniss as a futuristic Theseus, and that Roman gladiatorial games formed the framework. The sense of loss that Collins developed through her father's service in the Vietnam War also affected the story, whose heroine lost her father at age eleven, five years before the story begins. Collins stated that the deaths of the young characters and other "dark passages" were the hardest parts of the book to write, but she had accepted she would be writing such scenes. She considered the moments where Katniss reflects on happier moments in her past to be the more enjoyable passages to write.
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please if anyone has read the books let me know how you liked them!!!! :)
hope everyone is having a fantastic day
XO Stephi

23 comments:

  1. Hello :) I loved finding your blog! I'm like you, love to laugh, even with problems .. Here in Portugal I have a friend who was invited to the premiere of hungergames, but parents would not let go because he was in Berlin. Here she has a site that does the marketing of the film and I've seen the trailer and I'm eager to see the movie!, maybe you can also see my blog? :). Kisses and see you soon I hope :)

    http://amoridoce.blogspot.pt/

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  2. she looks so stunning in that dress, gorgeous <3

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  3. I read all the books last summer and while I was a bit skeptical because people were comparing them to twilight I had had so many people tell me how good they were that I bought the first one and plowed through all three in like a week and a half. It's seriously an incredible series, hands down one of the best I've ever read. They get really dark and gritty in a lot of parts but they are amazingly written and I cannot wait for the movie!!!! I would for sure say try to read the books before seeing the movie though! Xo Lori

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  4. I don`t really like fantasy/SF books but I`ll be checking the movie out because I`m curious why everyone is talking about it. Maybe if I like it, I`ll read the book as well.
    And I agree, Jennifer Lawrence looks stunning! If I had a dress like that I would wear it even to school! xx

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  5. I don't know about that, but I like it!
    xoxo
    Faby

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  6. Oh my! The Hunger Games! Great to see this in a blog! I've been obsessed about these books recently. The series is soooooo good, I ended up reading 3 books in a week! I cannotttt wait for this film! So so so excited :)

    Great blog btw, I'm deffo following you now :) Follow me back? :3
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  7. Hey Stephi, have heard so much about the film, apparently the blockbuster of the year they say! We will wait and see.

    Whats your email address? Thought it would be better to email re the swapbox, very excited!! ;-) My email is juliet1688@hotmail.com. Looking forward to the emails x

    YY x
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  8. hello again, my name is not coradinha :) but it's like my boyfriend affectionately calls me because I blush easily by shyness and here we say "coradinha":). thank you for coming to see my blog :). if you want we can follow the blog .. each other? see you soon I hope! kisses from coradinha:)

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  9. PS: yes I do everything on my blog one day that you come to Portugal you are invited to taste the pies :) ok? kisses

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  10. I LOVE the Hunger Games, I read the first book last weekend and it's amazing! I am now reading the second one. I can't wait to go see the movie and Jenifer Lawrence looks so gorgeous in that dress :)

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  11. Wow thanks for this post. I was in the dark about Hunger Games and was wondering what the hype was about :) I'm still iffy about reading the series though...It does seem interesting though.

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  12. I still haven't read this book, but I definitly will.. everybody is saying it's wonderful.
    I like your blog, following you now <3

    check out mine, if you want :)

    Much Love,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi Stephi:) you can call me katie(cátia in portuguese):) or Bibiana, i prefer:)thank's for your comment too:) kisses from Bibiana:)

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  14. so cool!!! We can't wait to watch it!!

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  15. It is a must read! Loved all three books so much!

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  16. I LOVE this trilogy! I read all 3 books in 2 days and have re-read them at least 10 times since being on vacation, it is truly the BEST! I am going to see the movie tomorrow night as well, super super excited!

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  17. I'm the same as you, I've heard a lot of hype over the film adapation but know nothing about it all. Thanks for sharing what you researched, sounds intrigueing! Also glad you like my HK posts :D

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  18. Nice post!

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  19. I, too, know nothing about the Hunger Games! I've decided not to read the books or synopsis about the movie yet. I am excited to see it especially with all of the hype!! Jennifer is stunning. Oh, and don't worry about blabbering too much! I do that as well ;) I feel so great that my photos evoked a beautiful memories of yours. It's such an honor to hear your story! I love magnolias as well!!! I always get so sad when all of them fall off :( It always happens when you least expect it! I have no idea what the material of the shoe was, the sides I mean, but when I first saw them they instantly reminded me of a fish!! Amsie just lives a couple of states over, but you know, I haven't seen her in 3 years now and it does seem so far away. I hope you have a great day as well ;D

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  20. Gorgeous. A lot of my friends have read the books and say that they are absolutely addicting! I tried to take it out from my library, but it was obviously taken. I want to read the book before I see the movie!

    xo Rachel

    glamhampton.blogspot.com

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  21. hey brace yourself cause this is going to be one loooooong comment!
    i loveeeeeeee the hunger games, i just watched the movie and i have read all three books and although i loved the first one the most all three of th
    em are well written and with some great intense, romantic, funny, dark and dynamic moments.
    the first one was trully amazing to read. the second book didn't stand as well but not all books can be as great. as for the third one is the first time a book has affected me so much, i was all red eyes and crying and devastated and it rarely happens to me.
    the movie which i just watched was sooooo much better than i imagined it to be.
    you should definetely read all three books and watch the movie
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    i hope to hear from you soon. write me a comment on my blog and let me know what u thnk ok?

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  22. Hey sweetheart :)

    Unfortunately, I'm probably one of the very few people who aren't going crazy over the books nor films. I know of the plot, but I just think that Suzanne Collins may have been influenced by more than just channel surfing. Just read up on or Watch Battle Royale and you'll see what I mean sugar :)

    xoxo,

    Liz

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Make my day and comment... i read every single one :)
xoxo Stephi

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