The Underland Chronicles

chroniclesofpanem:

i’m going to write a book and give little to no physical descriptions on any of the characters at all and then hopefully my book will become a film and i can watch and laugh at everyone who is arguing over what race my characters are

*Our* fandom isn’t arguing, but you know. She is very ambiguous.

Ripred

What I think he looks like:

What I think his actual size is:

submitted by ibkallajane

A couple of people have asked, so…

I was re-reading the Underland books this summer and thinking about the whole controversy over Rue. I realized that nearly all of Suzanne Collins’ characters are racially ambiguous (besides a few—Luxa is white, Rue is black). So, I don’t think it’s really cut-and-dried what race Gregor and his family are, but a few hints here and there have led me to believe that it’s more likely they’re black. At one point, Boots’ skin is described as “light brown.” At another part, the rats say “mark you his shade.” They recognize the color of Gregor’s skin and recognize that it connects him to his dad. Neither says 100% that they are black—light brown could describe a tan-looking white person, and the rats could have been referring to his shade as an Overlander (but I’m inclined to think it was something more, because it also led them to his dad). Taken together, though, it makes me think they’re black.

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Amandla Stenberg as Lizzie.
Submitted by shireenstark

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Amandla Stenberg as Lizzie.

Submitted by shireenstark

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Tembi Locke as Grace, Gregor’s mom
All right, so this is another cop-out. I kept thinking she was perfect as Gregor’s mom… and then I realized that her character on Eureka is also named Grace. So maybe this is partly/mostly the result of an unconscious association, but I still think she’s a fantastic actor and completely adorable. 
Also I would just like to add that I would LOVE submissions for these! Even if I or somebody else has already cast someone, feel free to submit! :)

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Tembi Locke as Grace, Gregor’s mom

All right, so this is another cop-out. I kept thinking she was perfect as Gregor’s mom… and then I realized that her character on Eureka is also named Grace. So maybe this is partly/mostly the result of an unconscious association, but I still think she’s a fantastic actor and completely adorable. 

Also I would just like to add that I would LOVE submissions for these! Even if I or somebody else has already cast someone, feel free to submit! :)

Hey, Boots,” he said. “Hey. You can finally say my name.
Gregor and the Code of Claw (The Underland Chronicles), Suzanne Collins (via thefinalwordsofbooks)
(Sorry. Stock photos are expensive.)
I’ll start! In case it isn’t obvious, this is Boots. This is probably the easiest one, because two-year-olds don’t really have acting careers (as far as I know…?) so I can basically just pick whoever I think looks right. Actually, if you know of a two-year-old with an acting career, I want to know about this. I even think the shirt she’s wearing is very Boots. Boots loves flutterflies. 

(Sorry. Stock photos are expensive.)

I’ll start! In case it isn’t obvious, this is Boots. This is probably the easiest one, because two-year-olds don’t really have acting careers (as far as I know…?) so I can basically just pick whoever I think looks right. Actually, if you know of a two-year-old with an acting career, I want to know about this. I even think the shirt she’s wearing is very Boots. Boots loves flutterflies. 

Fancast Submissions

I’m fairly certain that The Underland Chronicles will never become a movie (which is a misfortune for the world at large) but that won’t stop me from trying to fancast it. Nope, the only thing that will stop me is a lack of dedication/time/inspiration.

SO I would really love for people to submit their own fancasting! This can be one or many characters. I would also love to see people’s ideas for the voices behind some of the non-human characters. SUBMIT!! :)

(I will post everything I get. Maybe later on we can vote on our official fancast or something… Is an official fancast even a thing?)

circlique:

Seriously, if you’ve read The Hunger Games, you need to read Suzanne Collins’ other series, the Underland Chronicles.

Best Bromance Award

Gregor and Ares

quote from Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins

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Ares the flier, I bond to you
Our life and death are one, we two
In dark, in flame, in war, in strife
I save you as I save my life
Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins
snapes-tattoo:

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS HEY I MADE A GIF! I ACTUALLY MADE A GIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (FREAKING OUT OVER HERE!!!!)
Now if I could just remember what I did…

snapes-tattoo:

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS HEY I MADE A GIF! I ACTUALLY MADE A GIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (FREAKING OUT OVER HERE!!!!)

Now if I could just remember what I did…

I would like to have an Underland-related avatar, but I’m not sure the book cover would serve best for that. Suggestions?

photohappiness:

“Beware Underlanders, time hangs by a thread The hunters are hunted, white water runs red. The gnawers will strike to extinguish the rest The hope of the hopeless resides in a quest. An Overland warrior, a son of the sun May bring us back light, he may bring us back none. But gather your neighbors and follow his call Or rats will most surely devour us all. Two over, two under, of royal descent, Two flyers, two crawlers, two spinners assent. One gnawer beside and one lost up ahead And eight will be left when we count up the dead. The last who will die must decide where he stands The fate of the eight is contained in his hands. So bid him take care, bid him look where he leaps, As life may be death and death life again reaps.”

-“The Prophecy of Gray” ; as at appears in Gregor the Overlander (via cheerscc)