'Hunger Games' Fans, What Should We Call Ourselves?
"Harry Potter" has decades-long Potterheads and "Twilight" its hardcore Twihards, so it's only natural that the vocal "Hunger Games" followers would end up with their own nickname now that the first movie's release is less than nine months away.
But after E! Online's The Awful Truth referred to Katniss devotees as "Jabberjays" yesterday, fansite Down With the Capitol launched a campaign to get the fans themselves to decide what they're called and Lionsgate followed suit on the official Facebook page. Suggestions on Twitter and message-boards ranged from character-specific ("Peetaphiles," "Katniss-heads") to the obvious ("Tributes," "Gamers") to the artfully composed ("Buttercuppians," "Hungerjays").
Probably the most earnest suggestion came from one of DWTC's readers named Michelle, who said: "I vote for 'fans.' As a fan, I have no desire to have the stigma of a nickname."
Whether you agree with Michelle's conscientious objection or not, E! Online's "Jabberjays" christening makes it clear that everyone's itching to call the Hunger Gamers (see, we can do it too) something.
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