I just realized how many reviews I forgot to respond to last year when I was buried in work during my last year of grad school. I’m so sorry if I didn’t reply. Thank you so much for sending a review then. I may respond in the next few days to it. Please know that I appreciated it then and I love rereading them today.

More Information on Ch. 4 of Unto Dust

Here are few things that went into planning and writing the most recent chapter.

The cartoon short that Katniss remembers Prim loving is “When the Cat’s Away” which was released in 1929 and featured Micky and Minnie Mouse. It’s available to watch on YouTube. Coincidentally once of the songs they play in it is “Listening to the Mockingbird.”

I did a lot of research for Katniss dress. I found a few dress pattern images from McCalls:

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Ultimately I chose the pink dress pattern. While I don’t say it explicitely in the story I believe that Prim traded her goat cheese with the baker and he helped her acquire the fabric. Interesting fact about that period many flour sacks were printed in fabrics that could be made out of dresses. While Katniss’ dress was not made from flour sacks, many of their practical day dresses were.

Times are starting to feel tough in Panem, Oklahoma. Since the price collapse in wheat to $.25/bushel many of the suitcase farmers have pulled out. Many fields lay bare. The families that stay remain hopeful despite drought conditions. Planted crops are not only stunted due to lack of rain they are starting to die off so Katniss has reason to worry.

dispatchesfromdistrict7:

Ch. 4 of Unto Dust is updated and available on FFN and AO3.
Historical AU: Katniss Everdeen comes from a family of wheat farmers in Panem, Oklahoma, a town in the panhandle. This is the story of how she and her loved ones survive the dust bowl and great depression in the 1930s. 
Thank you to all my readers who have been patient for an update. I plan on focusing on this fic going forward. I’m already working on ch. 5, which will hopefully be published in a couple weeks. My goal is to update twice a month.
Thanks to pookieh for being an amazing beta.
Please review and let me know what you think.

dispatchesfromdistrict7:

Ch. 4 of Unto Dust is updated and available on FFN and AO3.

Historical AU: Katniss Everdeen comes from a family of wheat farmers in Panem, Oklahoma, a town in the panhandle. This is the story of how she and her loved ones survive the dust bowl and great depression in the 1930s. 

Thank you to all my readers who have been patient for an update. I plan on focusing on this fic going forward. I’m already working on ch. 5, which will hopefully be published in a couple weeks. My goal is to update twice a month.

Thanks to pookieh for being an amazing beta.

Please review and let me know what you think.

marvelandponder:

hubmag:

Don’t just describe your characters emotions with adjectives. 

Show it with their actions.

Writing cheatsheet of body language to show your character’s emotional state.

via hubmag

Of course, these aren’t the only ways to show instead of tell, but I like this.

yourearsarelikerocketfins replied to your post “What’s one Hunger Games-related anecdote from your life that you’ve never mentioned on tumblr before? Also, I”

I’ve had the same plan! not necessarily british shorthairs, although I would love it, but a grey girl and a blond/cream colored boy :)

I’m glad I’m not the only one. I figure once Ivy and Biscuit go 15 years from now will be the perfect time to get a breeding pair.

When the Cat’s Away (1929) - Animated Disney Short featuring Mickey Mouse

I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.

Elizabeth Gilbert (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)

Exactly

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What’s one Hunger Games-related anecdote from your life that you’ve never mentioned on tumblr before? Also, I <3 you :)
Anonymous

I love you too! 

I plan to someday get a pair of British Shorthairs, a female blue girl, and another cream boy that I want to name Katniss and Peeta which I want to breed and create toast!kittens. 

Let’s talk about our villain! What is your favorite thing/least favorite thing about President Snow? Also, I <3 you! :)
Anonymous

My favorite thing is that he is a smart politician. He recognizes that he has a job, which is to keep his constituents happy. It’s that oligarchy that is really responsible for the perpetuation of The Hunger Games and oppression of the districts. 

My least favorite thing: He’s lying to Katniss when they promise each other to never lie to one another. He’s being a master manipulator.

I love you too!

What song(s) give you the most Hunger Games feels? Why? Also, I <3 you! :)
Anonymous

I <3 you too!

I’m super behind on these! Okay this was hard because I have an entire play list so I’m just going to list a few.

Adventures in Solitude by The New Pornographers - Major feels for Katniss and Peeta’s recovery after the war.

Dance with me to the End of Love - Catching Fire Victory Tour

For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsalanti by Sufjan Stevens - major Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch feels

Full of Grace by Sarah McLachlan - Katniss feels

Keep Yourself Warm by Frightened Rabbit - Finnick feels

Disarm (Civil Wars Cover) - Mockingjay Peeta Feels

What Can I Say by Brandi Carlile - Katniss in the first half of Mockingjay

Half Moon by Blind Pilot - Makes me think of Peeta post the first book through Catching Fire

Okay this is more than a few.