April 5, 2012

Engulfed in Flames

The Letter E Chapter 5: Engulfed in flames

In the Remake center one of Flavius, Venia's and Octavia's task is to strip and wax the hair off the body. Haymitch had warned both tributes that they aren't going to like what they do to the both of them but they should just grin and bear it. He was right of course because getting the hair ripped off your body isn't pleasant. I know after my eyebrows are waxed it feels kind of numb.

They also remove all the dirt by using some gritty foam that removes the slough and dead skin cells 3 layers deep. Katniss gets a manicure and pedicure. I think I would enjoy it apart from the pain.

It's funny that the Prep Team thinks this is the way a human should look like, but the irony is that compared to the stylists in the Capitol, they are the monsters for being dyed, stencilled, and surgically altered. It's gross. Cinna, Katniss' stylist, is an exception. He looks normal. Cinna thinks Katniss' hair braids her mother made, are classic. How else would they have appeared to him? How does the Capitol styles and fashion appear to Katniss? She thinks they're disgusting!

Time to eat. Cinna invites Katniss to lunch. He pushes a button and out comes some chicken and chunks of oranges cooked in a creamy sauce laid on a bed of pearly white grain, tiny green peas and onions, rolls shaped like flowers, and for dessert, a pudding the color of honey.  Expensive edibles like this would require days of hunting.

Cinna and Portia plan an unforgettable ensemble for Katniss and Peeta. Their focus is on coal except they use it to set them on fire, hence, the girl who was on fire.


  1. I love these Hunger Games posts in the A-Z. You are sort of brilliant.


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