Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Effie Trinket feels

"Effie, shining in a wig of metallic gold, lacks her usual verve."

I've decided to devote this post to HOW AMAZING EFFIE TRINKET LOOKS IN THE CATCHING FIRE TRAILER. I always loved Effie best, she's so sweet and funny and her costumes are, of course, amazing. A lot of fans hated her in Hunger Games, I mean, she's from the Capitol, she's preparing children to kill each other for entertainment, she dresses over the top and doesn't seem to have much of a heart, it seems she's ignorant and unaffected by the games. But I always liked her anyway. I reread the series recently and I was a little distressed because I couldn't remember what happened to Effie in the end and -without giving any spoilers- when she came back I was like PHEW PHEW YAY YAY YAY I MISSED YOU BABY! Or something like that.

 Now that the Catching Fire trailer has come out *insert major fangirling here* people are starting to focus on Effie because of this:

If it doesn't effect you then you have no heart. I'm sorry. Just look at her face, she is trying so hard not to cry, she has become so attached to Peeta and Katniss and now she has to send them back into the arena. After the first games she really thought she'd done something right, her tributes would go back to District 12 and it would all be happy but this time she knows that there is no chance it will end well. Now she's scared, and upset.

The outfit though, oh my gosh. I love butterflies, especially in that colour so it's possible the most perfect dress ever, she looks so beautiful. I've been scrolling the Effie Trinket tag on tumblr for ages now and I've come across various people talking about the symbolism of it. How the butterfly represents change, transformation, and we can clearly see how much Effie has changed since the 74th games. To me butterflies seem so innocent and I think that of Effie too, she doesn't really now what goes on in the Capitol, she doesn't know about the secret plans Haymitch, Peeta and Katniss have, so much goes on behind her back. Despite her Capitol background she is pure and kind, we don't get to see that until now, when she lets her optimistic mask slip.

I'm not gonna lie, I kind of ship Hayffie too (。◕‿◕。)

I'm guessing if you bothered to read that then you're a fan so, guys, we have 120 days to wait! I think I'm going to go and draw Effie, bye ♥

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