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Fandom Friendships - The "100 Days of Mockingjay" Week 2 Theme - #THGBFF

By Kelly Rivera

As we found out last week, The Hunger Games is much more to our fandom than a series of novels or a movie franchise. We were OVERWHELMED, in the best way possible, by the outpouring of emotional, heartfelt, funny and interesting stories you wrote to us last week on our site and all across social media. Read all about last week’s feature, “Your THG Story” here.

Our fandom is also a place where many of you have created close and lasting bonds with other tributes - your THG BFFs. Kelly Rivera (AKA allhailthehutch on tumblr) introduces you to our "100 Days of MJ" Week 2 feature #THGBFF and what fandom friendships mean to her:

How many of us can say that we've made lasting friendships because of our love for The Hunger Games? We've created unbreakable bonds because of our love for this amazing series. There's always someone to freak out over it. There's always someone to cry with about new trailers or stills. It's your THG BFF.

I've made many friends because of this incredible series, and I want to talk about it a little bit. We only have a few months left, and it's time to really soak in all the important memories.

I met my best friend because of The Hunger Games. I know I can't be the only one one. It's important to have people you can share the love with. That's your THG BFF.

When the last trailer came out, I was busy messaging so many of my THG BFFs, and we were freaking out and YELLING IN ALL CAPS. Those are moments that I will always remember. It's not just the fan moments that make a good friendship. When you have a bad day, they are there for you. It's a special bond that should be cherished.

I've traveled across the country to meet the friends that I've made in The Hunger Games fandom. I've cried with them, laughed with them. We've made the best out of the last few years, and I don't want to see it end. The movies may be ending, but the friendships won't be. We will always have one another and we can share new memories.

I wish I could name all the friends that I've made in The Hunger Games fandom, but I don't want to leave anyone out. You all know who you are. I'm thankful that these books and movies have brought such joy to my life in the way of friendships. Now is the time to appreciate your friends. Tell your stories.

When I've been so low, all my friends were there for me. Sometimes all you have to do is have an in depth talk about Peeta Mellark and why he is the definition of perfect. That's why it's important to have a THG BFF. You need someone in your life who understands what's in your heart.

Cherish the friendships and the memories. Make the most out of this time. We have so much fun stuff coming up in the next few months. I'll be heading to NYC to enjoy the final movie with some of my best friends. I hope that you all get the chance to do the same.


If you are a fan of Josh Hutcherson and you aren't following allhailthehutch on tumblr you're just wrong. You can also kind Kelly on twitter at @kellywithayy.

This week in our 100 Days of Mockingjay celebration it’s all about Hunger Games fandom friendships - our hashtag of the week is #THGBFF. Find out how to participate in our weekly social media activities and enter our weekly giveaway HERE

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