better than canon
I can’t trust in people that doesn’t understand Gale as a character.
I just can’t
Oh, don’t get me wrong. As you can see by my url, I adore Gale. He’s my favorite character ever. I can’t emphasize that enough. But I think a huge part of Gale’s character is that he’s an asshole. That’s not all there is to him, of course. He’s also incredibly strong. He’s selfless. He’s smart. He’s courageous.
I think the important thing to remember is what Elyssa said awhile go, “Gale is an asshole, but he’s not wrong.” It might be my favorite thing ever said by a person on this website. When he’s discussing the Nut? He’s an asshole about it, but he’s not wrong. When he tells Katniss he’ll never compete with Peeta after he’s hijacked? He’s an asshole, but he’s not wrong. When he and Katniss have the fight about her wanting to run away and him wanting to stay? Asshole. Still not wrong. When he tells Katniss, “I’m in pain, that’s the only way I can get your attention.” Asshole. Again, not wrong. There’s more, but you get the point.
It’s why I laugh when people say he’s manipulative. He’s not manipulative. He doesn’t know how to be. This boy just doesn’t know how to shut up. He says what he believes, what he feels. A lot of the time he’s callous. He’s harsh. He’s angry (as he has every right to be, but that’s another conversation). But he’s also not wrong.
Gale is the least manipulative character in that saga. He is honest. Brutaly honest. That’s what he is. He is many things, but not manipulative
At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks are celebrating the 100 day countdown to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1!
the games have spoiled even that
I hate you’all
I remember when I read a meta about how Gale did not rescue Peeta’s family in purpose because Katniss was in love with Peeta.
And, then, he volunteered to rescue Peeta. Gale must be really stupid with “his evil plan”, or maybe part of this fandom is under some kind of collective madness.
“Maybe I’ll be like that man in ‘The Hanging Tree’. Still waiting for an answer.”