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These Are The Names, Chapter 5
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 9th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feedback and More Typos

I'll grab those. It was definitely a typo on the last -- Caesar may well have some speech quirks, but he'd be very aware that they'd peg him as non-Capitol, so I see him as very carefully controlling his image in that way.

I think you're right that a lot of the people exploiting Finnick later on probably have no clue that there's anything questionable about it. They just think of sex as one more commodity to trade, and, while Finnick is high dollar, it's not anything alien to them, conceptually.

I think from canon that Haymitch hates himself quite a lot, and other people do tend to notice it. So, yes, in exactly the same manner that Effie thinks she'd never be good enough for such a famous man, he thinks a nice girl like her shouldn't be tainted by being around a person like him. (She's got herself pretty convinced, after all, that she's the main problem in her life.)

Hmm, Effie not carrying a comm -- we don't see a lot of evidence in HG that there's much in the way of instantaneous connection -- there's the earpiece in the military, and threats of an implant, but when push comes to shove, Katniss has to be brought to the phone in the field, and we don't see any evidence that the Capitolites have so much as cell phones on them to keep in touch. (Which makes sense -- satellites have fallen down and no one is relaunching them, so they'd be dependent on line-of-sight radio waves and so on. Come to think of it, the live broadcasts of the Games must be using some technology other than the current stuff.) By the time of the canon stories, it's entirely possible that this kind of technology is reserved entirely for military purposes.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 9th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feedback and More Typos

As an oppression tactic, it makes perfect sense. If nobody has a cell phone, nobody can post about ongoing events on twitter, and the government doesn't need to do anything obvious (like censoring tweets) to suppress non-sanctioned news.

On the other hand, Capitol Twitter would probably be one of the more inane distractions in the multiverse. It'd be like CNN, only worse!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 9th, 2014 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feedback and More Typos

Capitol Twitter is a frightening thought. Dear God, the things they would be posting. Imagine the selfies! (Deviant Art -- I need Capitol Selfies! ;p)
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