Catching Fire protagonist Jennifer Lawrence a.k.a. “Jay-Law“ as she is known on the streets SYGU’ed pretty hard this year at the 85th Annual Academy Awards taking home Best Actress for her critically acclaimed portrayal of a beautifully flawed Tiffany in mental-health narrative Silver Linings Playbook. At the tender age of 22, #JLAW became the second youngest actress of all-time to take home the Trophy. Let’s just say this, folks. She’s no Zack Snyder.
Located on the continent once known as North America, Katniss’s native Panem underwent an unknown apocalyptic event. Ruled by a wealthy and tyrannical entity known as The Capitol, twelve impoverished “districts” are burdened with an annual and morbid Hunger Games; a brutal competition to the death that all twelve districts are forced to both watch and participate in. Selecting one boy and one girl from each district, The Games are a tragic reminder of a failed rebellion, and scarce resources.
Katniss Everdeen was born on the 8th of May in the poorest part of the poorest District: 12. Described as being lethal with a killer instinct, Katniss Everdeen has starved and struggled to survive for the entirety of her life. Indeed Katniss often concludes that perhaps nice people are the most dangerous people of all, because they have the potential to hurt you the most. A grounded realist, Katniss’s hardship (father’s death, mother’s depression, and constant starvation) has made her a survivor. Becoming a skilled hunter so she could eat, Katniss’s little sister Primrose was chosen for the 74th Hunger Games. Putting her inherent knack for survival to the ultimate test; Kat volunteered in place of Prim. Utilizing her innate hunting talent to pre-conceive each contestant’s demise, Katniss emerges victorious granted her freedom, and her life. Masterful, grounded, and instinctive: Katniss is quite simply adapting to her environment, something Artisan’s do with great fervor.
Far more than any other temperament, Artisans live and act in the present. Effortlessly tuned in to the here and now. Blessed with a keen tactical intelligence, Artisans have the uncanny ability to locate any and all available resources, and use those resources with unrivaled mastery. Indeed the SP’s true sense of pride stems from their ability to act fluidly: beautifully, with effortless grace and freedom. Becoming a virtuoso of their trade.— Please Understand Me II p. 50
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