knifepics:

by Strider

One of the many weapons Naima keeps stashed around the District 2 apartment.


Impatience Is A Virtue | Open to Mentors/Sponsors

Tonight was a scotch night.  Slow nights were always scotch nights.  The past week had been nothing more than a series of slow nights.  Naima had expected her return to the Games to be exhilarating, but she found watching the Games this year severely unsatisfying.  

Naima couldn’t quite put her finger on what the problem was.  Over half of the tributes were dead.  Her tributes were both alive and thriving.  They were dominating the leader boards.  Their kills were being played and replayed on every media outlet in the Capitol.  Bets were up and potential sponsors were lining up to speak with her.  The girl had an alliance the audience was loving.  The boy was playing the lone wolf card as if he had invented it.  It was a good year for District 2.  

But it wasn’t a good year for her.  She set down her empty glass, flexing her fingers as she realize how tightly she had been grasping her drink.  Her eyes were trained on the television screen a few feet away.  It was showing footage of the arena, but no action was taking place.  The glowing screen felt out of place in the dark bar.  Usually this bar, located in the center of the Capitol only a short distance from the Training Center and District Apartments, was too high-end to have televisions mounted on the walls like a common sports bar, but all rules of class were broken when bringing the Hunger Games to its Capitol audience, especially during a Quarter Quell.  Naima wished she had some way to kick the tributes into action, or better yet, to go in and take care of things herself.  She sighed and ordered a second round.  Relying on tributes to bring her success was so taxing.  Naima loathed having no control.



OOC

wren-golde:

I know I haven’t been super active lately, I’ve had school and touristy things going on, but I have a favor to ask.  In one of my classes we’re talking about how Americans are perceived by others.  If anyone who is from somewhere other than the USA could fill out a quick survey (shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes) I would really appreciate it.  Thank you in advance.

Here’s the link.

On the topic of replies, I have one left until I’m all caught up and will be trying to get some more paras started soon.  Let me know if you’d like to para with any of my babies.


Cannon 8 - Wyatt Crowley

from-the-capitol:

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Deceased: Wyatt Crowley of District 9

Killed by: Alaricus Keir of District 2

Holy cow, folks! Alaricus is on a rampage. And even with our flair for the dramatics here in the Capitol, this is a kill to shield the eyes of your children from! Alaricus took his time with the killing of hopeful Victor Wyatt Crowley of District Nine. With a lack of trees in District Nine, Wyatt had no idea how to properly climb one, and almost literally fell into Alaricus’ lap, breaking an arm in the process. The former Career Trainer then went on to cut open Wyatt’s back and break each of his ribs up and out of his body – while the man was still alive – before tearing out his lungs. Wow. What a show, ladies and gentlemen. Alaricus Keir is a strong and scary force here in Day Two. Stay tuned to see what happens next!

Para can be found here.


Cannon 7 - Fawn Caswell

from-the-capitol:

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Deceased: Fawn Caswell of District 10

Killed by: Alaricus Keir of District 2

Well, folks, we knew it wouldn’t be long until District Two’s Alaricus Keir showed up to the game. After receiving a very generous sponsor package, he spent little time finding his first victim. Young Fawn Caswell of District Ten was getting a drink of water when Alaricus found her. He slashed her neck and the cannon sounded. Keep your eyes on District Two this Games, folks! They’re fierce!

Para can be found here.


Cannon #3 - Matthias Nox

from-the-capitol:

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Deceased: Matthias Nox of District 8

Killed by: Ravinia Lux of District 2

We knew it wouldn’t be long until our Careers showed up, ladies and gentlemen. Ravinia Lux of District Two spent a long time tracking and stalking Matthias Nox of District Eight before attacking him in a river. Matthias tried to fight back, but Ravinia quickly broke one arm and one wrist, rendering him defenseless. In a great show of strength, she held the man underwater until his cannon sounded. What a wonderful way to continue the Games! We can’t wait to see what our Careers have in store.

Para can be found here.

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That’s my girl *smug hair flip*



Caesar Flickerman: Ladies and gentlemen, let us welcome to the stage Naima Creek Mentor from District 2.  Everyone give them a round of applause. How are you tonight?

Reply: I’m great, Caesar, thank you for having me. 

Caesar Flickerman: How are your Tributes feeling about the Games?  Do you feel that you have prepared them as much as possible for the arena?

Reply: Oh Ravinia and Alaricus are both overwhelmed with confidence right now.  I’ve been working with both very closely to prepare strategies and plans.  I can’t reveal anything just yet, but I think the audience and Gamemakers alike will be impressed. 

Caesar Flickerman: With this being the Quarter Quell, do you think having Tributes of various ages has been any more challenging than usual?

Reply: Of course.  The minds of teenagers work very differently than those of children and adults.  We’ve never seen a mix like this.  I’m sure it’s going to be a year to remember.

Caesar Flickerman: Now, outside of Training with your Tributes, how has your time in the Capitol been?  Any noteworthy events since arriving?

Reply: I’ve met with a few of my old Capitol friends, though I haven’t had the chance to see everyone I’d like to.  It’s only been a few years since my last trip to the Capitol but it feels like so much longer.

Caesar Flickerman: How are your relationships with the rest of the Mentors?  We always love Mentor drama as well as a Mentor romance!

Reply: Oh all the other mentors are lovely.  It’s great to get to catch up with them all over the games.  We only ever get to be all together during the few short weeks of the games.  I don’t expect you’ll see any romance from me this year.  Ravinia and Alaricus are going to be taking up all my time this year.

Caesar Flickerman: Thank you Naima and we wish you and your Tributes the best of luck!

posted 6 months ago

accidentist:

“Your eyes will always be closer to your soul than to any other part of your body except the heart”