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My Own Version Of The Hunger Games

Updated on February 3, 2012

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The hype is huge for the film adaptation of the Hunger Games, a Young Adult novel written by Suzanne Collins.

Signs that fans are eagerly awaiting the film? The 956 "likes" on Facebook and 7,122 followers for @HungerGamesMov on Twitter today are sure indications. The numbers will likely rise as we get closer to the March 23rd date set for release.

With that many followers and likeable people out there, I want to join in. As the plot concerns a death match between randomly selected districts, I'm not so eager to join in on that part.

However I do get hungry and I do like to play games.

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My Connection To Hunger And Games

As a youth, I played Monopoly and Scrabble with my parents. Card games were a common way to bond with my grandparents when I went to Vancouver, BC to visit them. I consider myself well-versed in the game arena.

Nowadays, I do get hungry if I miss eating lunch at the usual time of noon. When I have a load of laundry to tend to, I can get distracted from making a meal and my stomach will groan with displeasure. A sure sign I should eat.

This leaves us with a few choices.

Let's Play

Here are a few hunger games that I can play:

  • Get out the Monopoly board and every time I land on the "Jail" square I have to stop eating for one hour.
  • Keep track of the amount of times my stomach groans in an hour.
  • Invite friends over to play cards and lure them with promises of tasty appetizers. Fail to give them any food and listen for their tummies to start to growl in hunger.

Now the question here is whether anyone will pay the price of theatre admission to take part in my own version of the Hunger Games.

I wonder if Collins would write an extra book using my ideas? Game on!

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    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hehe thanks Felina, I'm glad you are laughing along with me :)

    • Felina Margetty profile image

      Felina Margetty 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      You are a scream, hehehehehe so funny.........

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Jon, LOL I would love to be in the movie thanks for the nod of support! Let's go talk to the casting directors.. Thanks for the comments here :)

    • Jon Kohan profile image

      Jon Kohan 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      it sounds like you have more experence to be in the movie then Lenny Kravitz. so if it were up to a vote, i'd vote you in.


    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hehe somehow I knew you'd sneak in a comment about the pic! Well actually I am rather hungry right now.. Off to eat dinner soon. Thanks for stopping by. Yes local information will be coming, you're good at encouraging me :)

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      Marc Babineau 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Gotta say, Lovin' the pictures!!

      Great post Christy! New 'ya had it in ya! Even though, it sounds like, you may not have much food in ya at the moment? Makes writing hard when your body and mind are distracted eh?

      Keep it up, let's see some pics of the great BC coast from ChristyTakesPictures!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I agree, starvation is not healthy for the body or for the mind. Thanks for stopping by to comment. I want to see MI4.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I saw the trailer when we caught MI4 at the theater and it is made to attract gamers and thrill seekers. I would not go to see this movie but may rent it later to see what it is all about. I would not encourage a theme of starvation to young teens who feel like a loser unless they are pencil thin (and unhealthy). Good post on this movie.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Paradise7 for stopping by to read. I am trying to keep up with the times, I will do my best to help you!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hello and thanks for stopping by. Absolutely, hunger can be a serious condition. My hub is meant to be playful rather than a serious look at hunger.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Good comment Wayne! Yes vanity certainly has its costs. In the long run those costs for one's own happiness often don't come cheap.

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      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      The actual plot of the movie seems to be centered around a dystopian aftermath to a huge social upheaval; the children chosen to play the games are in it to the death.

      Grisly, but fascinating. I actually ordered the book from Amazon, just to get in on the buzz.

      Thanks for the hub. You're helping to keep me up to date with the times!

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Ask any woman who has ever fallen in love with a body-builder who that person loves first and foremost. The hunger-gang crowd worships at the same altar of vanity. Being healthy is one thing...risking your health for a vanity payoff is a totally different outcome. In fact, "vanity" should be classified as the disease that it actually is. Thanks much! WB

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hehe thanks Cammie! No I don't want you passing out, this is all in fun. If you pass out I can't read any more of your hubs and that would absolutely NOT be fun!

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      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Very interesting. I love the masochistic ideas of just playing with your hunger. But you can't go too far, or else you become like me--a person who's stomach doesn't rumble anymore and you pass out before you feel hungry. I guess I played too many hunger games with myself.

      Interesting hub!


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