Shipping Sunday #2

Sunday, September 28, 2014


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So, there's probably some sort of meme about this somewhere, but I haven't seen any so I decided to make my very own. In this meme, you talk about your favorite coupling in a book, or pit two "teams" against each other. We all have those "Team" stickers on our blogs, so why not devote a post or two to defending them? If you like this idea, feel free to do your own posts, just make sure to keep my link. Feel free to share your posts with me as well! I'd love to get to know all my blogger friends and followers a little better. =)
 
I figured we'd get back to the basics this week and pit the two boys from The Hunger Games against one another: Gale and Peeta!
 
 
First of all, I admit - Yes, they're both awesome eye candy. But, ultimately, that's not what this meme is all about. So, let's move along. But feel free to take a glance every now and then while reading my post. =P

Team Gale? I can understand why there are Gale Shippers out there. Gale was always Katniss's best friend. The fact that both their fathers died in the same mining accident really helped to solidify their friendship and they were able to connect with one another, seeing as they were really the primary providers for both their families. And, to be fair, I don't really think that Gale is all that bad a guy. He was caring enough and the fact that he was willing to sacrifice so much for his family says quite a bit about his character. But, in my opinion, he really has nothing on "the boy with the bread." The fact that he didn't even reveal to Katniss that he liked her until AFTER the first Hunger Games (after Peeta stated he liked her) really left a bad taste in my mouth. Like he was trying to win her back, after she'd become so popular and sought after.

Team Peeta? As you can see from my sidebar, I'm a big Peeta fan. I found the fact that he secretly pined for Katniss as a child incredibly cute, particularly the incident where he was beaten by his mother in order to give Katniss a loaf of bread to eat when they were younger. My love for Peeta only grew when the 74th annual Hunger Games started. While I was initially suspicious of his actions - associating with the top players and the like - he really proved where his loyalties lied. He proved over and over again throughout the series how much he cared for Katniss. I mean, who didn't full-on swoon when he volunteered as tribute in the 75th Hunger Games? While I still don't think Katniss ever truly deserved Peeta and his devotion, I still think he's the ultimate book boyfriend.

My final verdict? 


So what do you think? Are you Peeta or Team Gale? Feel free to tell me in the comments! I'd also like to know if this is a meme that you'd enjoy seeing more of in the future.

16 comments :

  1. I am so Team Peeta. Don't get me wrong, if I were forced to be with Gale, I wouldn't mind, but Peeta... That kind of dedication just makes me swoon!

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    1. Same here. He was definitely not a bad choice, I was just a little irritated by the fact that he waited until after Peeta had declared his love for Katniss to even make a move. But hey, if I were forced to be with him, at least I'd have something nice to look at. ;)

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  2. Definitely Team Peeta. I agree with everything you said! :D
    Gale is definitely nice to look at and he's also an amazing friend but Peeta is just ... i don't know. He's great and I love him and and and, haha. :)

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    1. Yes, Gale is nice and all, but Peeta is just perfection. ;)

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  3. I'm Team Peeta all the way! I don't dislike Gale but in the end I think Peeta and Katniss had more in common basically because they both had to go through the games and Gale, even though he might have liked Katniss he was just more focus on bringing the Capitol down. Peeta has always cared for her and he had no problems in showing his feelings for her since the beginning so yeah! he wins!

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    1. You hit the nail on the head about everything! I definitely felt the same. In fact, sometimes I wonder if Katniss was even worthy of Peeta's love. Cause he's just that awesome. Lol.

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  4. ugh, this is such a hard question !!!
    I think I'm team Peeta as wel, sorry Gale !!!

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  5. Peeta. Lol. Easy. I felt like any romance between Katniss and Gale was all one-sided and sort of tacked on, to be honest. Whereas her relationship with Peeta grows, develops and turns into something where they don't only love each other, they actually need each other. Quite beautiful. :)

    Jules @ The Book of Jules

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    1. I wouldn't say Gale/Katniss was necessarily tacked on, seeing as they knew each other from the very beginning, but I definitely feel like Gale just decided to like her after Peeta made his feelings known. Sorry Gale. You snooze, you lose. XD

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  6. I just found your blog, and I'm so glad I did :)

    I'm definitely team Peeta, and agree that he's the ultimate book boyfriend!
    - Cambrie @ and so the book begins (http://andsothebookbegins.blogspot.com/)

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    1. Thank you! That was very sweet. ^-^ I followed you!

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  7. By the way, I've tagged you for the Book Cake Tag!
    http://never-anyone-else.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-cake-tag.html

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    1. Thank you! I'll get to it as soon as I can!

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