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In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.

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thedistrict4coast asked:

Hey!! Just wondering if you knew the answer to this... but someone and I have been talking about Mentorship and THG and they said, "Am I understanding right that you think all victors of a district might act as mentors at a given Games?... That doesn’t seem very practical to me. Also, canon indicates otherwise. Uh, you probably meant something else here." do you know of any canon's that explain mentorship completely? or fit into what this person is telling me? it's really bugging me:( Thanks! xx

To my knowledge, there is nothing in canon that really explains mentorship.  There are a few references to mentoring, but it’s not laid out anywhere that I could find.

I read the excellent discussion you and Trovia were having (and if you’re not following her, you totally should be - she’s awesome), and it looked like the two of you covered about all the references to mentoring in the books, so all I can add would be my own thoughts on the matter, based mostly on the trilogy (although I can’t guarantee that a particularly well-thought-out piece of fic hasn’t influenced me).

I think if a district has more than one victor, they will also have more than one mentor for a given Games, if only so they can spell each other instead of being on call 24/7 for however long the Games run in a given year.  The more victors the district has, the more chances they have for rotation of who is mentoring that year.  I’ve never thought that there were more than two mentors — one for each tribute — for any district in any year except maybe the 50th Games, since there were twice as many tributes that year.

That being said, based on my read of canon, I think there are more victors in the Capitol during the Games than just those acting as mentor.  Some would be there because Snow had set them up on dates.  Some would be there to give moral support to their districts’ tributes and mentors.  Some would be there to make their district look good.  I suppose it’s even possible some would be there because they actually enjoy the parties and such, if not the Games themselves.  On the flip side, some would not be there because it’s too traumatic for them or because they are literally physically unable to attend.

Until I read your post, it never occurred to me that all of the victors might be there to act as mentors every year, but it’s an intriguing idea.  It certainly could fit with the idea that the Games are a really big deal in the Capitol and the more victors are there, the better, as far as its citizens are concerned.

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Anonymous asked:

If you were a victor of the Hunger Games, what would you want your talent to be? Also, I <3 you! :)

Once upon a time, I used to draw and paint.  It was even my major in college (fine arts, with a desire to become an illustrator), so I would probably consider that for my victor talent, rather than writing. 

I’m pretty sure Snow would want any potentially rebellious victors (and face it, they’re all potentially rebellious, even the 2s, if they start thinking about things) far away from any talent that could readily influence others.  Writing would be totally out, and painting/drawing could be just as disallowed.  Come to think of it, my third choice - singing - could be problematic for him, too, so I might end up having to go with something safe, like knitting.  :P

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How in the world does this one-shot ficlet have over 11,000 hits?  It’s only 3,000 behind Treading Water, and I only have 2 fics over 10,000 hits in the first place.  The closest one after that only has 2,600 hits.

Why so confusing, fandom?

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egberts:

im really pissed that palindrome isnt palindrome backwards

Ah, yes but emordnilap is a word!

An emornilap is any word that, when spelled backwards, produces another word. Examples of emordnilap pairs include:

  • desserts & stressed
  • drawer & reward
  • gateman & nametag
  • time & emit
  • laced & decal
  • regal & lager

And therefore “emordnilap palindrome” is an emordnilap palindrome.

Which I, for one, think is really frickin’ cool.

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Why Guardians of the Galaxy was awesome

comicconverse:

  • wicked hella music
  • it made me cry more than once
  • "we are groot"
  • the queen of sci-fi and chris pratt
  • basically it was just a band of misfits, not heroes, saving a planet
  • tiny dancing groot
  • it never took itself too seriously, and even though it was an action movie, it was still funny and heartfelt
  • there was about 12% of a romantic subplot, but it never went very far
  • just groot in general
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