Monday 20 June 2011

Pash, Pick or Pass: The Hunger Games Guys

Pash, Pick or Pass (a.k.a. Date, Do or Ditch a.k.a. Marry, Mate or Murder) is a fun game I sometimes play with the girls I work with; I thought it might be interesting to introduce it to my blog. If you've never played before, the idea is that you choose from a particular grouping of guys who you'd pash/do/mate with (as in a "wham, bam, thankyou ma'am" kinda deal); who you'd pick/date/marry (ie have a long-term relationship with) and who you'd pass on/ditch/murder (in other words, get rid of altogether!). It's funny to see everyone else's answers and their reasoning, so I was thinking of hosting this as a meme, focusing on book guys, if there's interest in it. To start it off, here's my selection for this week - let me know in the comments what you think, who you'd pick (and pash and pass on) from this trio, and if you'd be keen to participate if I turn this into a proper meme with a linky thing and a different group of guys each week. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

The Contenders (as I picture them)

                Peeta                    Gale                  Finnick
My Choices

Pash: Gale. What with all the hunting and mining and manly stuff he gets up to, he's gotta have a killer body on him. 'Nuff said, really.

Pick: Peeta. He's super sweet, loyal, smart, passionate and likes to talk about his emotions - totally the long-term type. Oh, and I also really like bread.

Pass: Finnick. I know Gale and Peeta are the two main guys to choose from, but I actually really liked Finnick and this game demands three options so I threw him in (I almost put in Haymitch just for fun). Finnick is brave and devoted (despite his reputation), but on the downside he's a little... unstable. So I'd have to pass on him if the other two guys are available.


  1. I love this post, a lot of fun!
    I havent read this book but from the few quotes i've read i'm liking the sound of Peeta.
    - abbeys bookshelf

  2. Hi there! I'm a new follower! *waves*

    I just had to throw in my two cents here because I finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy last week and adored it.

    I spent most of it wanting to throttle Gale though, so I'd pass on him. He's so whiny and clingy and pushy! I'd choose Finnick for 'pash' and then Peeta for 'pick.'

    I loved Peeta, he's one of my favourite literary characters of all time :)

  3. @abbey you have to read these books stat!

    @hanna, I will take Gale off your hands! Poor Gale is copping a beating everywhere I turn :(

    Pash: Finnick. there's a reason why Katniss describes him as a sex symbol and I really liked the way he handled himself in Catching Fire.

    Pick: Gale. Without a doubt. Tall, dark, handsome and those hands...

    Pass: Sorry Peeta. You're so sweet and I like you but you just don't do it for me that way.

    The Write Obsession

  4. @abbey - Thanks Abbey, glad you like it!

    @Hannah - Hi, thanks for stopping by and following! Excellent choices! I have to admit I was stuck in the middle of Peeta and Gale for the first two books, but I'm currently in the middle Mockingjay and definitely leaning towards Peeta! I love him.

  5. Hey Lan! LOL good on you for giving Gale some love. Thanks for commenting :)

  6. Oooh, this is definitely a fun game! I cannot play yet as I haven't start with the series (I know how lame that sounds like! :P) but from all those Twitter war that I followed, I think most people will surely go with your choice as well :D

    Anyways, I am here from the comment exchange program. Hope you have a great week!

  7. LOL this is an awesome game! I completely agree with your answers especially about Gale being great for a pash!

  8. Ooh I love this! I agree with you though 100%.

  9. This is a fun post :)

    I totally agree with you about Gale being good for a pash. Though I would pick Finnick and pass on Peeta. Finnick is my favorite character :)

  10. Lol, I think I have to agree with Lan up above:

    Pash: Finnick (*swoons*)
    Pick: Gale (*swoons again*)
    Pass: Peeta (Nice guy, but after the third book, he kind of freaks me out)

    Such a fun post! :)

  11. haha, this is a great idea!

    Pash: Finnick. Yeah, he's a little unstable, but he is a golden water god...and yum!

    Pick: Peeta, he really has that long term thing going for him. He's been in love with Katniss for ages and even though he got turned against her, he still overcame that....that's devotion!

    Pass: Gale. Sure, he's a great body, but he's a little emotionally distant and...I already made my picks. He's great though, but somebody had to be left out.

  12. Loving everyone's choices! Thanks for playing ladies :)

  13. Great idea! I play this with my friends as well.

  14. What a great idea! I haven't read this series so can't play, but looking forward to seeing who you feature next time!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

  15. I'm sorry...I couldn't get past the three hot actors you chose for the pictures to think about characters...swoon... now that's my idea of a threesome