Friday, February 10, 2012

When Fiction Becomes a Game.

I made this shirt yesterday:



I'm going to wear it to my daughter's school where they are reenacting The Hunger Games. That's right, you heard me. Except, I don't think they're killing anyone.

They all read the book, they got split into districts, they had a reaping, interviews and the kids who aren't tributes are stylists and mentors. Oh yeah, and they are getting sponsors from the seventh and eighth graders.

I know. Awesome.

I'll let you know how it goes. My daughter is in District 10 (they excluded District 12 for obv. reasons) and is a stylist. She wishes she was tribute, of course. But we've spent the week sewing faux leather vests and making black and white cow-patterned skull caps. I think Cinna would be proud.

Happy Hunger Games!

Also, I wonder if when Suzanne Collins wrote this book she ever thought that people would care enough about it to work an entire curriculum around it. I love it when people get nerdy about characters from books!

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  1. COOLEST THING EVEEEEEEEEER.

    I'm so jealous.

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    1. Yes. It was really amazing. Her teacher deserve a raise for pulling it off.

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  2. Oh, I am so jealous! And I LOVE that the school would be willing to do this. So dang awesome. Eagerly awaiting updates!

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    1. One of the best parts was the parade around Panem, where they paraded through the entire middle and grade school. The kids came out of their classes and cheered for their favorite district. It was awesome!

      The games were minute to win it games and a few times an entire flood or fire ball took out several of the tributes (especially when they were short on time).

      The principal was Effie Trinket and she did a damn fine job.

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  3. This is awesomeness. And I love the t-shirt.

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    1. I'm glad you like the tee shirt because it took, like, forever to cut out the fabric and sew on the tiny letters for the applique. I totally love it though. It's my nerd shirt. Or one of them. I happen to be the owner of several nerd shirts (including NaNo).

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    1. Thank you. I love my new nerd shirt!

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  5. Wow! Such a cool school project-wish I was a part of it.
    LOVE the shirt. Looking forward to updates:)

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