liamselfworth asked:

I just have to reply to that anon who said those who think Peeta is weak think badly of Katniss and Haymitch as well. NO. I think he is weak because Katniss is ALWAYS forever picking up after him while he trails behind, and if it weren't for the Games, he'd have been a mediocre whipping boy FOREVER. He's words>actions person and I don't really like that, but that doesn't mean I'm some mindless hater. I read the same books, the beauty of it is just that I & others got something else out of them!

mellarksloaves answered:

Wait.. hold the fuck up. HOLD THE FUCK UP. 

You think that Peeta is weak because, what? Because Katniss is “always forever picking up after him while he trails behind”? Can we take a minute to talk about WHY this happens to Peeta? Can we? I think we can. 

First a foremost, let’s remember what I said not an hour ago. If it weren’t for Peeta talking his way into an alliance with the careers and subsequently swaying them from putting all of their efforts into finding and killing Katniss, she would have been their very first kill. And I’m sorry, Katniss is tough and she’s skilled with her bow, but let’s also remember that Katniss did not have that bow because Glimmer got to it first. Katniss was unarmed except for a small knife while the careers were on her tail. She would have never stood a chance against them if Peeta hadn’t thrown them off the trail the way he did. Is he weak for this because he used words over action? Because that’s what you just implied. 

Next, and I just said this not an hour ago too, after Katniss dropped that tracker jacker nest from the tree onto the careers, it was Peeta that saved her from death again. While she lie on the ground hallucinating, Cato was on his way to kill her until Peeta took Cato on himself, while also telling Katniss to get out of the area. Peeta fought Cato just so Katniss could get away and escape death and because of it, was injured gravely.

Do you consider Peeta weak simply because he was unable to run at full speed and had to hobble away from the mutts to the cornucopia because of his injured leg? The injury he got while saving Katniss’s life? Is he weak because the mutt got to that same leg and tore a hole in his calf but only missed Katniss by inches?

Is there weakness in a human who puts himself at the front of the line, the riskiest and most dangerous position to be in, during his second go around in The Hunger Games ? Is it because he didn’t see the force field? Is he weak because he didn’t have Katniss’s super human hearing in one ear to notice the buzzing? Or because he wasn’t aware of what to look for like Katniss was? 

Or maybe it’s because he has to be carried by Finnick because he can’t keep up while running from the fog. I mean, how dare he be unable to keep up after having just died and, you know, also only having one good leg because.. hey, remember that one time he sustained two very serious injuries while protecting Katniss and had to have that leg cut off? Because I remember that. 

Or how about those damn monkey mutts? I mean, you have to be pretty damn weak to fight off dozens of them at once. God forbid one actually makes its way through and attempts to eat him alive before he can kill it. He must be the weakest human being alive for allowing such a thing. How dare him. How fucking dare him. 

I guess he’s also weak because he was captured by the Capitol right? So I guess that means Johanna is also weak, right? Right? Is Johanna weak?

Hijacking. You’ve gotta be pretty weak to be hijacked, huh? Peeta must’ve been the biggest wimp on the planet to have survived that, fought against it, and lived with it forever since most people who are hijacked end up killing themselves. 

Now I’ll stop with the sarcasm, because I’m tired of trying to think of any way that someone can consider Peeta weak. Your argument that Peeta is words over action is actually what is weak here. His words are his strength not his weakness. His tenacity and compassion are not a weakness. Peeta Mellark is many things, but weak has never and will never be one of them. Have a nice night.

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(Footnote: If you are too embarrassed to buy condoms, you are not ready to have sex.)

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Five: Don’t put anything in her butthole you wouldn’t want in your own.
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Six: When you go down on her—and you will go down on her, and if you are my son, you will be amazing at it—tell her how good she tastes. Stop in the middle and kiss her deeply so she knows how good she tastes. Do the same when she goes down on you.

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Ten: If sex with your partner lasts no longer than this poem, you are not making love. You are masturbating with her body instead of your hand. Shame on you. Go back to step one. You’ve got a lot of learning to do.
Love, Dad.

Big Poppa E., “How To Make Love” (via kushandwizdom)


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