On this 4th of July, some of the Hunger Games fandom weighed in on what we thought our favorite characters would be planning to do on Panem’s Independence Day – if the Capitol had won. Take a look at some of our ideas!
Elena & Lauren – HG Movie Site – Finnick
[Finnick’s POV] Food is the basis of life (and hard to come by most of the time), so what better way than to have an “Underdogs BBQ” to stick it to the Capitol? I’ve invited some of my closest friends but it’s Annie I’m looking forward to seeing the most. In my mind, she’ll forever be the Capitol’s biggest underdog of all. With fireworks in the distance and our bellies full from the seafood feast, I can’t help but wonder where Annie could be since she never showed earlier. Trident in hand, I decide to make the most of this time and roast some marshmallows over the bonfire. No sooner than the gooey ball of sugar starts to brown, a familiar hand tries to pull the marshmallow from the trident, fire and all. Oh, Annie. After quickly consuming the rare treat (and almost burning our mouths in sheer delight), I lead the two of us to my woven net/hammock to take in the rest of the firework “celebration”. Lying with Annie in our makeshift hammock is the perfect ending to our day. Finding love in our precarious situations is our own act of rebellion.
Arianna – Down With The Capitol – Haymitch
Since Haymitch is all about the “celebratory beverages” for the holiday, or rather any day of the year, he will naturally have red, white, and blue alcohol drinks for the occasion. A drunken Haymitch then stumbles his way to the District 12 town square where he proceeds to set off an array of homemade fireworks. After startling a few citizens and wandering donkeys, Haymitch stumbles back home while humming the national Panem anthem.
Kelsey – My Hunger Games – Effie Trinket
[Effie’s POV] I will celebrate our hard earned independence at the gala in honor of the esteemed President Coriolanus Snow. He may have seemed a bit harsh during the rebellion, but Panem is reunited yet again and whether or not you agree, our dear Snow is to thank for that. First things first, I must make a good impression now that we have a second chance at peace. I’ll be buying a festive new pair of red, white and blue pumps, complete with synthetic sparklers, of course. I know how much Coriolanus adores sparks; they are all he talked about during the rebellion! Pairing those my star spangled dress suit, I’ll tie the ensemble together with a matching sparkler wig designed by my friend Cinna. He muttered something about it being “on fire” once, but I’m sure he was simply joking about that.
You can read the full article here, and for all of you celebrating the 4th of July, happy Independence Day!