HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BITCHES!
It was on June 13, 2011 that The Girl With The Pearl officially launched Victor’s Village with this post. She did so after zero luck while applying to other fansites, with only one affiliate (The Hob) and no idea what the site would grow into (though I’m not going lie– I secretly hoped to be “Internet famous”, which would pretty much put us on par with a D-list celebrity).
But I didn’t get to one year all by myself, despite that being my original plan. There are a lot of people I need to dedicate this first year to, so HERE GOES NOTHIN’:
To the “writers” who originally agreed to work on Victor’s Village, then stopped responding to my e-mail a week before launch.
To Them There Eyes and Twiffidy, two amazingly fantastic writers who came on board in September and do not suck at life like the previously mentioned “writers”.
To Savanna and Adam of Hunger Games Fireside Chat, who put us on the map in The Hunger Games community by inviting us into their little family. Also, for our domain name, because technically they own it!
To the other amazing fansite friends we’ve made, especially those who joined us at the premiere of The Hunger Games.
To all the readers who leave smart, hilarious, insightful comments and rebuttals that make our lives a little better with each one.
To the readers who ONLY comment when they want to give us shit. You bastards know who you are… Just kidding! Sort of.
To the pervy fans who only stumbled across our site while looking for Hunger Games-related smut.
To all the Hunger Games fans who don’t realize there’s an apostrophe in “Victor’s”. LOOK IT UP.
To the actors who have read and responded to our articles. In our minds, everyone has read our blog. In reality, we can only confirm Jackie Emerson, Armie Hammer, and Daniel “my fake cousin directed me here to defend myself” Newman.
To the actors, filmmakers, and all the other people behind The Hunger Games, for providing a constant source of inspiration.
To the media sources covering The Hunger Games, for providing constant fodder for us to facepalm about.
To Suzanne Collins, the Mac Daddy to end all Mac Daddies
And YOU. No matter where you fall in that line of dedications, if you’re reading this right now… Thanks.
Now it’s time for us to give something back to you!
Entering is simple: Leave a comment on this post discussing favorite Victor’s Village post and why you love it (and INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, otherwise we can’t contact you) and you’ll be entered to win some brilliant prizes!
One poster signed by Willow Shields (Prim) and Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove) from the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games!
Your choice of one Hunger Games propaganda/District 12 business poster from Blueleaf Creative!
Mockingjay pocket watch from Sevinoma
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. This giveaway is open to ALL readers, including the international ones! You must enter by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June 17! Winners will be chosen by numbering the comments, then choosing three numbers on random.org! Mays the odds be… nevermind, that’s overused like crazy.
1, 2, 3, GO!
Only we would invent a contest in which the only real qualification is to flatter us,
The Girl With The Pearl
P.S. We don’t mean to sound like big ol’ jerks, but…
1) If you sound totally disingenuous and name some random post surrounding this one, we reserve the right to delete your entry.
2) If you try to put in multiple entries using different names, we will delete BOTH.