Burn the Rose

➵ Hi, I'm Maya. I have a sick obsession about the hunger games and it's cast. I only post hunger games related stuff :)

Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.

Fandom is people you don’t tell your mother you’re meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby.

Fandom is you in Germany and me in the US and him in Australia and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in New York, a roadtrip to Oxnard, a friend behind a face in London. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.

Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky’s law and Godwin’s law and Murphy’s law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you’ve ever had them.

Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you’re really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.

Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn’t create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn’t create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.

Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.

Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.

Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.

Fandom is where you found yourself.


I had to re-post this giveaway since all of the notes wouldn’t show!

Since I have reached 500 followers I’m celebrating by doing a little giveaway!

The things the winner of the giveaway will get are:

  • Hunger Games District 12 t-shirt (probably in size L)
  • District 12 key chain
  • Hunger Games pin set (Buttons)
  • And maybe a little surprise! (if I find something more)


  • Must be following me (riseoftherebellion, I will check!) since this is a giveaway for my followers!
  • You can reblog 3 times a day!
  • Likes DO count.
  • You must be willing to give me your address, or else I’m picking another winner!
  • I will ship internationally.
  • The winner must answer in 24 hours or I will pick another.
  • I will pick the winner by a “reaping” oh god if this gets alot of notes
  • The giveaway ends JUNE 22 2012! I will pick and message the winner JUNE 23 2012!
  • I will order everything new for the winner! :)

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Welcome, welcome, to the my first ever annual Hunger Games Giveaway done by imusthavelovedyoualot Volunteer as tribute and make sure you join in on the bloodbath in Tumblrcopia before June 20th

The Prizes

  • District 12 Peeta Notebook
  • A  Mockingjay pin.
  • A Mellark Bakery Apron
  • Mockingjay “May the odds be ever in your favor” magnet
  • Mockingjay Poster
  • Prim’s Dairy Magnet
  • Remember Rue Bag
  • The Hunger Games Wristband
  • The Hunger Games Pen
  • This all costs more than £100


  • MUST BE FOLLOWING ME (imusthavelovedyoualot) as this is a giveaway for my followers. I will check.
  • Reblog to have a chance to win everything above. You can reblog as many times as you’d like.
  • You must be willing to give your shipping address away to me.
  • I can ship internationally.
  • The winner will be randomly “reaped” through random.org.
  • This giveaway will end on June 20th 2012. The winner will be contacted through their ask box so make sure you allow people to ask you questions, otherwise I will pick someone else.

*I will order everything new for the winner

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!

13 DAYS LEFT.     

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