(Spoilers if you haven’t read the books)
Much of the buzz around The Hunger Games has been that it’s the “new Twilight.” I could go on and on about how that isn’t true (e.g. Bella wants to be worthy of someone loving her, Katniss is concerned about saving those she loves, which actually makes her worthy of love, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…), but I thought links to some fan tattoos would do as much for my argument as a rant could. Twilight fans (or Twi-hards) are all focused on the love story and the strength of Edward “the lion” to Bella’s “lamb.” I mean, how much more metaphor about female weakness do you need, people? On the other hand, Hunger Games fans, well, they focus on the Mockingjay, the symbol of Katniss and the political rebellion she inspires against a totalitarian regime. So, yeah, totes not the same.