I haven't posted one of these in awhile! A fanmix for Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games
- I know he is a little unpopular but I hope everyone enjoys!
Gale is actually my favorite
character from THG (this is close with Cinna, though a lot of what I love about Cinna is from fandom works, so I prioritized Gale over him oop). When people bash him I understand why, but I think they fundamentally mistake what his character is. I love Katniss, but she is not the book's revolutionary. Gale
is. Gale is the one who wants to fight for everyone
, who wants to tear the government apart, who wants people to have food, shelter, rights. It's not that I don't think Katniss wants those things, too, but Katniss has always been about survival and protection (primarily and almost solely of Prim). What she does, she does to survive. What Gale does, he does to liberate. And I just really FUCKING LOVE that about him!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Waaaaargh tragic Gale feelings spiral.
I really wanted to hit his spirit, that anger in him that nearly blinds him, and then the disillusionment, the displacement, the regret. Gale is a revolutionary, but the revolution does not happen the way he ever wanted, I think. He had to become a monster to fight monsters. That's something Gale will live with for the rest of his life, and it's something he'll shoulder in hope for a better future for the rest of Panem. F u c k i n g bury me I can't take him goodbyeNotes:
Fanmix includes front and back covers and a .zip file of all 10 songs. Enjoy! :)
( i used to think i was not like them, but i'm beginning to have my doubts, my doubts about itCollapse )