The Hunger Games Edition: Day One

It is time ladies and gentlemen. The Bookish Games have officially begun!

[Update 19 Sep 2018: Original post contained a video of myself, Asti, introducing the Bookish Games. Said video no longer exists on YouTube so has been removed from this post along with relevant text. Just know it was lovely and I’m lovely.]

For those not in the game: If you have no idea what is going on, there is a link to the left called What is This? which contains a run down of what is going on.

There is also a discussion page for those not playing in the game where you can stop by and say hi, talk about who you think is on Team Katniss or Team Tributes, or whatever else you want to say.

I ask that you do not comment on these posts that go up each week so that you do not confuse the players!

For those in the game: If you need a refresher on who is playing the game, The Hunger Games Edition page will contain a list of active players (along with those who were eliminated as the game goes on).

Also, I have a small request that when commenting, you type in a comment as if replying to the post and not hit the button to reply to another commentor. That way the comments are displayed in chronological order and it is easier for everyone to keep track.

May the odds be ever in your favor! Good luck and have fun everyone. 🙂

119 thoughts on “The Hunger Games Edition: Day One”

  1. Ho-ho-ho, I love your voice! Mine sounds really weird on the phone/video, so I avoid stuff like that like the plague ;D

    And I’m exciteddd about the games!

  2. Awww, great video Asti!

    Hello to all the other tributes! Let’s get this started!

  3. Love the video, you are exactly the same on it as you are in your blog 🙂

    I come in peace to say hello to all tributes, not to make accusations or to cast untimely vote offs. So hello all! I’m not going to wish you luck as I don’t know yet who is deserving of luck but I’m watching and listening eagerly!

  4. I’ve already got questions so I’m stepping in to clarify. The game starts now. You interact with each other in this comment section. Talk, throw random accusations, do whatever you want. When you decide you want to cast a vote, type VOTE: PLAYERSNAME in a comment here (where everyone can see it!). You can change your vote multiple times, so don’t be afraid to do it now.

    This first week is sort of random because you have nothing to work off of, so just feel free to be crazy. Every day I’ll try to stop by to provide a vote tally and when Thursday comes around I’ll let you know who was officially eliminated by majority vote. If you have not read the email I sent to you a week ago, please read it not because it explains everything in detail! If you have any other questions, please email or DM me!

  5. Hi, players! *waves while looking around for any signs of danger* Everyone is… suspiciously nice LOL

    Asti, love the video! <333

  6. Trish I would love some tea, but there’s no way I’m taking it from you now. No offense. 😉 Don’t wanna be the first off the Hunger Games island just cause I got poisoned tea!

  7. I’m tempted to start trouble, just because everyone’s being so friendly, but I also don’t want to look suspicious. So.

    *waves*
    *grabs a packpack from the cornucopia, in hopes that there’s a book inside*
    *finds herself a cozy little cave somewhere*

  8. Thank you for the vlog, Asti! It was very nice to see the person behind the blog. 🙂

    Also, I see the games have started! And there’s no bloodshed on the cornucopia, yet. Is it a good thing or bad?
    So, I guess I’ll just…
    *look around suspiciously*
    *say: Hi everyone!*
    *look around trying to figure out who’s with whom. (where’s the other tribute from my district? wait, do I see a face I know in that group chatting and having tea over there? they are too far away, can’t see the faces that well.)*
    *carefully approach the center of the cornucopia and grab a pack while we’re all in a welcoming mood…there’s plenty of supplies and weapons around, since so few of are interested in them…. actually, I think better about it and grab two packs*
    *smile during the process while keeping an eye on all the lovely tributes*
    *run like the wind to the forest, hoping no one has noticed me*

  9. First: Asti, you are ADORABLE.

    Second: Gah, Shannelle! I kinda wanted to be the first person to vote, and it’s okay, I forgive you. But it’s really quite sad that you voted for me, because you know how bloodthirsty I am… I will get my revenge. *cackles evilly* For now, I shall vote for Trish. First person to offer us drinks. I’m guessing she must’ve sprinkled some nightlock berry powder into it… 😉

  10. Hello tributes! I am looking around too… seeing all these new faces. I too try to grab a bag with food and supplies. Which I eventually get. I vote for Debby since she was the first one to reply… maybe a little too anxious to get started? 🙂

  11. I’m glad to see everyone getting involved. Just wanted to mention a quick note. Please put your votes in CAPLOCKS so it is easy for me to spot them. I will still count the two votes that have been stated so far, but try to remember for future votes!

    Current Votes:
    Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    Debby (1) – Voted by Angie

    Voting continues until Thursday at 6am EDT! 🙂

  12. I see Rita and Trish talking too much about an awesome group of tributes. I’m getting suspicious and thirsty for blood.
    *ducks behind a bush*
    *discretely picks a hatchet from one of my packs*
    *throws it at Rita*
    *runs*
    VOTE: RITA

  13. Oh snap, seems like I’m running a little behind. I’ll grab whatever I can find around the cornucorpia and run to higher grounds for now! *ducks a stray flying knife on the way, sweats at the close proximity of it, sprints for my life*

  14. Ouch, I get a vote just for being here? =/ Not overly suspicious or anything.

    Trish is so eager… so VOTE: TRISH. Seems like she’s trying to overcompensate.

  15. Hmm, I find it slightly suspicious that Pat grabbed two bags & took off, so I think my first vote will be Pat.
    VOTE: PAT @ The Girl Who Keeps Reading

  16. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (1) – Voted by Angie
    – Trish (2) – Voted by Meg and Debby
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Pat
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (1) – Voted by Stormy

    Looks like the tributes are starting to get antsy, and small attacks are starting to appear. Dum dum dummmm!

  17. *cries because of the hatchet* I better not talk about people being nice anymore…haha! I’m very sorry if you’re actually innocent but VOTE:TRISH

  18. I shall justify my vote! I didn’t want to be the mean person who goes and votes for the person that votes for them, if you know what I mean! I just voted for Trish as I agreed with Debby and Meg! Sorry Trish!

  19. @Rita: I think Debby’s implying that we are allies!! 🙂 Be careful fellow tributes, that one has keen eye for details.
    @Debby: Perhaps we’re allies, perhaps we’re not… Perhaps that whistle in the wind is my hatchet flying to meet your heart! (muuaahah) 😉

    *starts feeling hungry. hatchet throwing is exhausting and so is threatening tributes. I need my strength for tomorrow. disappears to find food and shelter*

  20. I’ve got to the party a little late (thanks a lot, work! now the cornucopia’s empty!) so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do… Not Shanmelle, though! Very eager to get the blood flowing, which is highly suspect. 😉 So my vote goes to SHANNELLE.

  21. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (1) – Voted by Angie
    – Trish (3) – Voted by Meg, Debby, and Rita
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Pat
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (1) – Voted by Stormy
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    Not Voting: Eve, Trish, Ema, Laura, Andrea, Cayce, Reem, Leanne, Jenn, Lauren, Sana, Jessylyn, Kelley, Tory, Daphne

    NOTE: When replying, please reply using the reply-to-post comment box and not by replying to a specific comment. Instead, just indicate who you’re talking to like players are doing so above by using @PlayersName. This makes it easier for everyone so the comments appear in chronological order and they don’t have to reread every comment to make sure someone hasn’t added anything! Thanks 🙂

  22. I don’t feel evil enough to vote for someone I don’t know, so I’m sticking to silent observation 😀

    I’m pretty sure I earned myself at least one nomination with this *sigh* My evil self rejoices while the winner in me cries in semi-defeat…

  23. Sneaks back in from the woods and sees nothing but unfounded, untrue accusations! Sometimes a cup of tea is just a cup of tea!
    Hides all the Barry’s tea bags for myself.
    *glares around*
    VOTES MEGAN for starting a spiteful vendetta on me.
    *scurries back to my hiding place to drown my sorrows with more tea*

  24. Sees everything that’s going on and runs in the opposite direction as fast as my legs will carry me.

  25. I bet someone’s going to play the Johanna Mason card….*looks around suspiciously* If they start crying and pretending to be a weakling…..hmmm….
    *climbs tree*

  26. Rita’s climbing trees…. sounds kind of like Katniss.

    *narrows eyes*

    I don’t trust this. VOTE: RITA.

    *runs away*

  27. Wow. I just keep digging a bigger hole for myself, don’t I?
    @Debby *cries* Everyone else is doing it!
    I’m very sorry Debby, but now I change my vote… VOTE: DEBBY

  28. @ Nikki, no I was just at work when most of this was going on and trying to play it as I would in real life, so I run lol

    Looks for bugs in logs to eat, because was too scared to get pack.

  29. Hmmh, thinks Emma is hiding her skills pretending she can’t hunt or use a weapon.

    *scribbles notes in notebook and adds a question mark beside Emma*

    And Pat is very handy with that hatchet, possibly a career tribute from District 1 or 2?

  30. once eaten, runs back to cornucopia to find any weapons/ packs/ food left and picks it up, then runs back to hiding spot.

  31. Who’s foxface again? Need to read the books again I think.
    Observes what everyone else is doing, but keeps hidden.

  32. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (3) – Voted by Angie, Rita, and Trish
    – Trish (1) – Voted by Meg
    – Rita (2) – Voted by Pat and Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (1) – Voted by Stormy
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (1) – Voted by Jessylyn
    – Emma (1) Voted b y Sana
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, Laura, Andrea, Cayce, Reem, Leanne, Jenn, Lauren, Kelley, Tory, Daphne

    NOTE: Because this has popped up today, I want to shoot out a reminder about the rule to not discuss The Bookish Games outside of Twitter. Conversation has to remain on the post where everyone can see it, otherwise it could be considered cheating! Thanks 🙂 Voting continues until Thursday at 6am EDT!

  33. *comes out from hiding to have a look around.*
    @ Trish: are you trying to spread the evil rumor that I’m a tribute from District 1 or 2!! tsk, tsk… my hatchet will fly for you! 😉

    *sees Trish and Sana too eager to track down possible Team Tribute members… are they secretly forming an alliance in favor of Team Katniss?*
    *watches other players carefully…can’t spot forming alliances in Team Tributes so far*
    *trusts no one. self-defense and survival is now priority. hatchet close at hand, runs back deep into the forest to hide and wait for further developments*

  34. I am definitely suspicious of a few people…..not naming anyone *cough* Debby… Some people seem like they like Katniss…or even support her *GASP*
    *narrows eyes*

  35. Craaaaap. Sorry, Asti. I got halfway through the comments and was replying to specific comments before I saw your note about just replying to the overall post instead. I hope I didn’t screw up your system! (And I hope you saw my vote up there. Ugh, I feel like a jerk now.)

  36. No worries Kelley. This is the first week so I understand people are still getting used to it! Now you know for next week 😉 I’ll post a voting update before I head to work in a couple hours!

  37. Asti, what a cute video!

    I’ve come out of lurking and reading all the comments, my vote is for DEBBY. I think at the moment until we know anything majority rules? 🙂

  38. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (4) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Trish, and Daphne
    – Trish (1) – Voted by Meg
    – Rita (2) – Voted by Pat and Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (2) – Voted by Stormy and Kelley
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (1) – Voted by Jessylyn
    – Emma (1) Voted by Sana
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, Laura, Andrea, Cayce, Reem, Leanne, Jenn, Lauren, and Tory

    Voting continues until Thursday at 6am EDT, at which time whoever has the most votes will be eliminated from the game. Unless there is a tie of course, in which case no elimination will occur.

  39. @Kelley & @Stormy: *ouch* *sinks to the ground bleeding* Why, why, why? Why do you keep throwing murderous knives at me? I took two packs because they were there…completely abandoned and at my disposal… while everyone was too busy having poisonous tea!! 🙂
    *feels the pain of being greedy. tries to gather all the packs and fails. eventually decides to keep the hatchet and leave one pack behind. hides in a cave somewhere in the arena.*

  40. Sees Pat’s returned pack and gives a snide smile. Nice try Pat, I’m not falling for that! As soon I bend down to pick it up, I’d feel a hatchet slicing through my skull.
    Wonders if any one else will try to retrieve it.

  41. *peers out of my hideout and sees Pat scurrying into a cave, did not miss the hatchet she was carrying*

    Well, that’s just too close for comfort. Need to sneak off to another hiding place now before I get cleaned out. D:

    … VOTE: PAT, at least for now.

  42. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (5) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Trish, Daphne, and Lauren
    – Trish (1) – Voted by Meg
    – Rita (2) – Voted by Pat and Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (3) – Voted by Stormy, Kelley, and Tory
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (1) – Voted by Jessylyn
    – Emma (1) Voted by Sana
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, Laura, Andrea, Cayce, Reem, Leanne, and Jenn

    Voting continues until Thursday at 6am EDT, at which time whoever has the most votes will be eliminated from the game. Unless there is a tie of course, in which case no elimination will occur.

  43. I am suspicious of Debby, but I still agree with Mel. Why does Trish think that being on Team Tribute is a bad thing??? Hmmm….

  44. *ouch* *cries*
    @Tory: that was close! you almost killed me! good thing I was half inside the cave. Must keep an eye on you for now on…. 😉
    @Trish: Happy with my misery, ah? I’m getting overly suspicious about you. Rita’s right…you’re too eager to save Katniss and kill everybody else. Didn’t like that snide smile of yours and those evil rumours. VOTE: TRISH

  45. This is turning bloody and violent. I APPROVE. 😉 Okay, honestly, I don’t think it’s Trish anymore. Sometimes a cup of tea REALLY is a cup of tea, right? Pat seems to be the one doing the most action, so maybe she has something planned up her sleeve…? VOTE: PAT – for now.

  46. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (5) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Trish, Daphne, and Lauren
    – Trish (1) – Voted by Pat
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (4) – Voted by Stormy, Kelley, Tory, and Meg
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (1) – Voted by Jessylyn
    – Emma (1) Voted by Sana
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, Laura, Andrea, Cayce, Reem, Leanne, and Jenn

    Voting continues until Thursday 6am EDT, which means you have 40 hours left.

    ETA: I have two players who have not yet participated by commenting at all. A warning has been sent to each player, and if they do not participate by Thursday they will be removed from the game (with possible replacements). If you ever think you cannot participate a week, please just shoot me an email in advance so this does not happen to you! 🙂

  47. Just to clarify Reem, you don’t HAVE to vote. If you’d like to end the day as not having voted, that’s okay. I was just putting a reminder out there for those who want to! 😛

  48. Sorry guys! I’ve been so busy that the only time I seem to remember to remind myself about this is when I’m about to sleep. I’m commenting early in the morning because it seems like the only time, haha. I’m just going to go along with the flow. I feel so bad for Debby. I feel like all the Team Katnisses are ganging up on her. So in the end.
    VOTE: PAT

  49. @ Laura: And now all the team Katnisses are ganging up on me! *ugly sobbing*

    *my body is shattered, severed by all these murderous attacks. tributes who are eager to support Katniss decide to attack me as one single and strong pack of wolves. I no longer find protection in my cave, my arms can longer throw my little hatchet. I lay helpless in the floor, waiting for salvation and knowing it will not come. I have no food, no allies, no strength to use a weapon. this are the hunger games, and the odds are no longer in my favour. I must wait for the final blow…*

    (no matter what happens at the end of this Day phase, it was awesome to be part of the games with you! 🙂 and find all your blogs!! this is really fun, isn’t it? for a first timer in these kind of games, I think it is going really well)

  50. Oh no, feel oddly sorry for Pat. Not changing my vote but hope someone sends her a parachute to cheer her up a little.
    Gah! Feel bad, bet my conscious won’t let me sleep tonight.


  51. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (4) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Daphne, and Lauren
    – Trish (1) – Voted by Pat
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (7) – Voted by Stormy, Kelley, Tory, Meg, Trish, Sana, and Laura
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (2) – Voted by Jessylyn and Reem
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, Andrea, Cayce, Leanne, and Jenn

    Voting continues until Thursday 6am EDT, which means you have approximately 35 hours left!

  52. @Pat, aaw, sorry Pat! I feel so bad but I really think you might be on Team Katniss. Everyone seems to have read good reasons. I would change my vote but I wouldn’t know who to change it to. I’m happy that I’m a part of this too though!

  53. *summons all my strength to whisper a reply to Laura*
    @Laura: I think I’m being attacked by people I suspect belonging to both Team Katniss and Team Tributes. Poor me, a doomed and misunderstood lonely player… I guess I asked for it when I started swinging my hatchet. Things needed to get bloody, though. After all, we are in a Hunger Games! 🙂

  54. @Pat: Actually, I change my mind, I think your right. I’ve thought about it over and over. I don’t know, you just seem innocent. I think you’re on my side. 🙂 I’ll change my vote to who you voted for. If you think Trish is Team Katniss, you’re probably right.
    VOTE: TRISH

  55. Hmm, I’m thinking Pat in trying to play a bit too innocent there.

    VOTE: PAT

    *crawls back under log to spy*

  56. Also, in case you’re wondering why Pat, nothing against you, but you just seem suspicious to me for a few comments 🙂

  57. No pack for me either… I ran off into the woods and have been hiding! And waiting. And watching the beginnings of bloodshed.

    Pat seems a little too handy with those hatchets, regardless as to whether she is still throwing them around. She’s garnering some sympathy now, either from being sneaky or being vulnerable. Either way she’s dangerous.

    VOTE: PAT

  58. I know, I meant it jokingly. darn internet makes it hard to convey things like that…lol

    But you’re still suspicious o.0

  59. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (4) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Daphne, and Lauren
    – Trish (2) – Voted by Pat and Laura
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (6) – Voted by Stormy, Kelley, Tory, Meg, Trish, and Sana
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (2) – Voted by Jessylyn and Reem
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, Andrea, Cayce, Leanne, and Jenn

    Voting continues until Thursday 6am EDT, which means you have approximately 19 hours left!

  60. After having hid in the woods these past few days, I’m sketchy about all of you. Two of you do stick out more than the others however.. Sketchy business going on and I don’t trust any of it.

    Yes, Pat was throwing hatchets, but this is the Hunger Games and isn’t it the point to stay alive by any means necessary? Can I fault her for that? Or, do I turn my sights on Trish who offered tea as a sign of welcome and friendship to a venue where we fight to the death? Not to mention, she then hid all her Barry’s tea bags? Rude.

    VOTE: TRISH

  61. @Stormy & Jenn: Not trying to play the sympathy card. Just adding some drama to my imminent death. I think it makes the game more interesting that just saying “oh…well. I’m voted of.” 🙂 😉
    @Laura: Thank you! We both see Team Katniss’ evil ways. 😉 My guess for now is that Trish, and Sana are definitely Team Katniss. I suspect Meg may also be. Maybe you are too… Who knows?? 😉 I think Debby is innocent and is just trying to survive. I guess I scared all Team Tributes with my hatchet. 🙂 (I hope it’s ok for us discuss guesses!)

  62. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (4) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Daphne, and Lauren
    – Trish (3) – Voted by Pat, Laura, and Andrea
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (8) – Voted by Stormy, Kelley, Tory, Meg, Trish, Sana, Jenn, and Leanne
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (2) – Voted by Jessylyn and Reem
    Not Voting: Eve, Emma, and Cayce

    Voting continues until Thursday 6am EDT, which means you have approximately 15 hours left!

  63. Does not have a clue who to trust or who to side with, not sure if people are bluffing or double bluffing, Think I will leave any voting this week. By the way it’s looking, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway.

  64. I have no clue who is lying, but I want to vote! Voting is half of the fun and the point of the whole game, so…

    VOTES: PAT

    the way things are she is going to get killed anyway. Sorry, Pat! But at least a few more hours and your suffering will end.

  65. This is the last time I will be able to comment before the “day” ends.

    This week was SO HARD with trying to figure out who to vote for 😦 I’m leary… just leary.. 😛

    I will leave my voting the same, SORRY DEBBY!

  66. Voting Update!
    – Meg (1) – Voted by Shannelle
    – Debby (4) – Voted by Angie, Rita, Daphne, and Lauren
    – Trish (3) – Voted by Pat, Laura, and Andrea
    – Rita (1) – Voted by Debby
    – Kelley (1) – Voted by Mel
    – Pat (9) – Voted by Stormy, Kelley, Tory, Meg, Trish, Sana, Jenn, Leanne, and Cayce
    – Shannelle (1) – Voted by Nikki
    – Eve (2) – Voted by Jessylyn and Reem
    Not Voting: Eve and Emma

    This will probably be the last update for this “Day”, since I’ll be going to bed soon. You have just over 8 hours to change your vote if you desire. Voting ends tomorrow at 6am EDT, any votes/comments after that will not count!

  67. I’ll stick with my vote for Rita. I don’t trust her naivete for a second.

    I wonder why people suspect me… but… *shrug*

    *goes back into hiding*

  68. Day one has been stressful. I have been finding odd pieces of supplies that people are leaving around. Do I pick them up or were the left behind for a reason? Who is out to get who? Debby may have had me fooled at the beginning of the games and she is really innocent after all. Must study her more. Trish too. I head off into hiding for the night.

  69. “Day One” has officially ended. The person with the most votes (9) is Pat, who is now eliminated from the game. Pat was actually Whytt Redpath, the Team Tribute boy from District 10. That means Team Katniss is off to a good start.

    It is now “Night One”. If you have a special role that allows any “Night” actions, please submit the form to me by tomorrow, 6pm EDT (36 hours from now). The form can be found under “The Bookish Games” tab above. I will more than likely be sending out emails/DMs later today as a reminder since this is the first week.

    If you have no night powers, be sure to visit back on Saturday when “Day Two” will start. I will have another video recapping what went down “Day One”, and I will also be providing information on which tribute has been eliminated by Team Katniss, if they choose to take advantage of their killing powers.

    Thanks to Pat for playing and being a good sport!

    For the rest of you,
    May the odds be ever in your favor 😉

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