Gale Hawthorne (c) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Continuing with the streak of THG fanart with the same style (backlit + symbol).
I realize quite a lot of people dislike Gale (for understandable reasons) but he's one of my favorites.
Like Katniss, I see him as a person of color. Unlike Katniss, he's always been very certain of his state of oppression, his hatred for his oppressors (the Capitol), and he's going to do something about it, peaceful resistance be damned.
Peaceful resistance seems nice and moral, but think about it in another way. As a woman of color, I see Gale's type of violence as mere self-defense to the widespread and institutionalized violence wrought against all people, not just those who don't live in the Capitol.
Hence the noose as his symbol, and hence my uploading on MLK day. Because Martin Luther King was far more faceted than just the peaceful-lovey-dovey icon many make him out to be: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable [...] We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." --From "Beyond Vietnam" Time:
openCanvas 4 and PS CS3
Thanks for all the birthday wishes, and happy MLK day. Think about racism and other systems of oppression today, and think about all the revolutionaries who have fought and will keep fighting the good fight.