The Hunger Games movie premiered last weekend and I still need to see it. I read the first book and thoroughly enjoyed it (although I saw Battle Royale in high school and it was basically the same thing with less plot development/background stories.)
It inspired this post. I put way too much time into being accurate with book themes/info. Enjoy, nerds.
Let’s start with the districts.
Lol y’all saw this coming right? The Capitol is full of weirdos who for some reason actually like watching weirdos get thrown into a track arena and duel to the death. Lotta hype but this is mainly because nobody else has the power or will to step up and take it’s place.
District 1: Makes luxury spikes/track uniforms for the district, is the wealthiest district.
Runners from this district have some of the nicest kicks to wear to the games but due to their relatively easy lifestyle and luxuries they have more access to as compared to the other districts, they are pretty worthless in the arena.
District 2: “Mining, stone cutting, and weapon-making” are the products of this district in the HG. For our purposes District 2 creates Javelins, shots, and hammers.
While useless at running away, the tributes from this district probably don’t ever need to, they’ll snipe you with a jav from over 200 feet away.
District 3: (originally specialized in explosives and electronics) District Three makes FAT Timing Systems and the Flotrack streaming equipment.
While knowledge of explosives and webcasting equipment is nice, these tributes don’t last long at all in the arena and end up meeting an untimely end . Sorry, Ryan.
District 4: (originally a fishing district) District Four…S*** what do I change here? Fishing? Umm District 4 for our purpose is full of fat joggers that have a little bit too much of their own product.
Much like in the book/movie, these tributes also don’t last long. Try too eat a little less Long John Silver’s y’all.
District 5: (originally responsible for generating power and electricity) Dammit Suzanne, also hard to manipulate. Let’s just say these tributes are responsible for keeping the lights on at the stadium. Making 3 useless and unfunny districts in a row. Blame the author.
District 6: (Transportation originally) These tributes are well versed in driving the gator that leads xc events.
District 7 (Jesus I forgot there are so many districts.. D7 originally lumberjacks). District 7 tributes for our purposes will also be lumberjacks. The Northern Arizona lumberjacks.
These dudes don’t last long at all in the book/movie. In the Runner Games these guys go much further, NAU ain’t nothin to f- with.
District 8: (originally produces clothes/uniforms). The tributes from this district in the Runner Games are responsible for making uniforms. Just as long as they abide with the IAAF and USATF Uniform rules!
Fact: Nick Symmonds HATES this district and all their cray cray rules.
District 9: (originally produces grain). This district is responsible for producing all the bread and pasta for the pre-Runner Games carbo-load meal the night before.
Thanks for the meal y’all! Too bad y’all die first day in the bloodbath (pre-lims).
District 10: (originally a cattle-raising district) District 10 raises cattle and all of it’s members attend Oklahoma State.
Ironically the boy from book one/the movie has a hurt/crippled foot. If you follow track, you know why this is ironic (*cough* German *cough*)
District 11: In the book this district is described as a poor agricultural district with inhabitants of dark brown skin color. So District 11 is Kenya.
In the book/movie, Rue and Thresh are from D11. In the Runner Games it’s probably safe to say a tribute from D11 would win. Why? Kenya. Duh.
District 12: (Originally the poorest, coal-mining district) District 12 is in the mountains of Colorado in the Runner Games. The runners have awesome beards and the girls, like Katniss, are pretty good at steepling (via Jenny Simpson).
Can these hard working mountainous people take on the Kenyans from District 11? Maybe, Jenny S. does have a gold medal. She’s basically Katniss.
District 13: District 13 was destroyed and that’s all you know if you’ve only read the first book silly!
I may do more on the Runner Games after I see the movie, I have a meeting to attend in 5 min and I’m gunna be late, all so I could get a post up for y’all <3 <3 <3
PS- I finally broke 9 in the steeple!