Saturday, July 28, 2012
Katniss the Trendsetter
While we can only hope no one names their child Katniss because of The Hunger Games phenomenon, The Guardian claims that archery is cool again because of Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire whose deadly aim empowers and protects her in the deadly games. According to the article, young people, especially girls, are expressing interest in the sport, inspired by Katniss. I think it is a great surge for the sometimes overlooked sport, however, I'd say Katniss isn't the only one contributing to the trend. The Avengers brought us Hawkeye, Brave starred Merida, and who can deny the incredible skills and ultimate cool of Legolas in Lord of the Rings. Katniss may be a leader in the archery trend, but she's flanked with other bows and arrows. At this rate, archery may be the new vampires, penguins, and zombies, all of which have appeared all over pop culture. There's room for more than one arrow after all.