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The Last Tribute: Chapter Thirteen - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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The Last Tribute: Chapter Thirteen
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: September 21st, 2014 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Catches

Oh, no I got it... I forgot that I hadn't answered it.

What Marvel does to Rue is pretty cowardly -- it's one thing when it's little fourteen-year-old Finnick against the bigger tributes; it's another entirely when it's an eighteen year old boy against a small twelve year old girl. But at the same time, it's the sort of thing that I feel like someone who's uncomfortable with the Games (and uncomfortable with his discomfort) might do. It's impersonal. Set a trap on one end, then let the person fall into it.

I think Haymitch probably wasn't even thinking about Elmer. He's spent the last 24 years convincing himself that he's been useless. Elmer's thank you would stick with him less than Elmer being eaten by a lion.

Haymitch really has been stuck in arrested development for a long time. I think he knows it, and in Maysilee's voice, hes' trying to tell himself to grow up. Which he does need to do.

Defanging Katniss was almost certainly a major point of concern, once they realized that she was going to make a real go of it (and when they realized how popular she was on the street). Turning her into a silly girl in a sparkly dress would have been very effective if she'd obliged by dying in the next few hours. Unfortunately for the Capitol, she easily dodged that particular fireball.

Plutarch may not have had much choice in the attack. He's not head Gamemaker yet. Of course, Haymitch imputes great power to him, much more than he might have even the next year.
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