The Hunger Pains! The Mainly Death Games! The… Mockstrich?!
THE HUNGER PAINS! THE MAINLY DEATH GAMES!
Yes, a mockstrich.
If you’re wondering what are these “Hunger Pains” and “Mainly-Death Games” that I’m talking about, feast your eyes on these Hunger Games Parodies that have just hit the web.
The Hunger Pains which was written by members of The Harvard Lampoon, is set to be released on the 7th of February 2012.
As excitement surrounding the Spring 2012 release of the major motion picture The Hunger Games reaches a fever pitch, the Harvard Lampoon‘s TheHunger Pains takes on the story of a young girl forced to join a survival contest in order to save her community in dystopian, post-apocalyptic Panem.Beyond a scene-for-scene parody of Suzanne Collins’s book, The Hunger Pains lampoons not only Collins’s writing and characters, but cleverly tackles the themes of morality, government control, and personal independence. The Hunger Games trilogy has sold more than 3 million copies in print; The Hunger Pains is the perfect gift for the millions of fans of the book universally hailed as addictive, exciting, poignant, complex, and brilliantly plotted.
Meanwhile, The Hunger but Mainly Death Games, is another parody story which features the lovely *coughCANNIBALISTICcough* Mockstrich. The Hunger but Mainly Death Games was written by two of the masterminds who created Nightlight (A Twilight Parody) and is set to be released on 18 November 2011.
From authors of Nightlight comes The Hunger But Mainly Death Games, the only parody brave enough to suggest that The Hunger Games was way more about death than food.
Or at least this is what Bratniss Everclean discovers, when she shortsightedly volunteers for a teenage death tournament. But she soon realizes there are fates worse than death…like having to kiss her fellow competitor and lifelong stalker, Pita Malarkey.
The Hunger But Mainly Death Games will make you laugh so hard that you die. The authors assume no liability for any reading-based deaths. Read at your own risk.
As much as I dislike having parodies for books with such a deep message in them, it is a sign that The Hunger Games is quickly becoming a phenomenon.
I mean, The Harvard Lampoon themselves described the excitement surrounding The Hunger Games as a ‘fever pitch’.
So let’s just enjoy these parodies.
And while you’re waiting for these parodies to be released, try stomaching this Fan-Written Hunger Games Parody.
May the Hamburjays be ever in your favour!