Exclusive: A Conversation with Peeta and Peeta, Part II

We continue the second part of our two-part interview with Peetas @PeetaPN12 and @PeetaTheBaker discussing more of the 74th Hunger Games, and also getting into some info after the 75th Hunger Games as well.


TheFandom: Aside from her singing, what is it about Katniss that you love?

PeetaPN12: I love her passion.
PeetaTheBaker: Her strength. She’s got more strength than a lot of people in District 12.
PeetaPN12: Everything she does, she does with a passion that cannot be disregarded.
TheFandom: I can kinda tell that about her.

TheFandom: What do you remember about your hallucinations when you were stung by the tracker jackers in the arena?

PeetaPN12: I remember a very large loaf of bread telling me that the odds were probably not in my favor.  Almost sounded like Haymitch.
PeetaTheBaker: A lot of fear and wandering around the forest. Though, yes, there were some…interesting things that I saw out there. I swear, there was a tree that turned into my brother and started squawking at me like a bird.
PeetaPN12: Ahhh yes, the brother tree
TheFandom: Wow, doesn’t sound like a whole lotta fun
PeetaTheBaker: Fun and funny afterwards, but at the time, it was just really scary. Especially with the thought that I could have wandered into who knows what kind of trap.
TheFandom: True

TheFandom: On a scale of 1-10, how was Katniss’ kiss?

PeetaPN12: 11. It was something I had wanted for so long, so it adds a little bit to the scale!
PeetaTheBaker: I have to agree. You can’t put it on a scale of just one to ten, because it’ll blow past it every time.
TheFandom: Understandable.

TheFandom:  Uhh… how smelly are Haymitch’s feet?

PeetaPN12: WOW!  That is another thing you could never scale. They were awful.  Which brings us back to the sock shortage in district 12…
PeetaTheBaker: You don’t even want to know. Probably one of the worst smells I’ve ever seen.  Or smelled for that matter.
TheFandom: I’ll take your word on that!

TheFandom:  Now that your District gets monthly parcels, has your mother’s attitude toward you improved much?

PeetaPN12: Not since I told her she couldn’t move in with me!
PeetaTheBaker: Well, she is happy about getting more, that’s for sure. Me on the other hand…well, I’m not so sure. It’s still to be determined.

TheFandom: How do you feel about fans who are Team Gale?

PeetaPN12: They are certainly entitled to their opinions. I have no problem with that. Most probably just understand that they would want Gale over myself, but there is no debating in the end for Katniss.
PeetaTheBaker: I say, like whoever you want. The guy obviously deserves some affection. He’s talented and provides a lot. I have nothing against him.

TheFandom: If you weren’t a baker, what would you do for a profession?

PeetaPN12: Well other than painting, probably run for mayor.  I think I could help and do some good. I dont mind the speaking
PeetaTheBaker: Hmm, that’s actually an interesting question. I never really thought about it.  But yeah, probably something where I could do some good for other people. More than just making them happy with pies and bread.
TheFandom: Sure, sure.

 Okay, there are some questions here that take place after the Games…

[Spoiler Questions (beyond The Hunger Games)]:

TheFandom: Do you still hear from anyone you fought with back in the rebellion days? How are they doing?

PeetaPN12: Johanna will contact us every once in a while. She likes to relive all the stories, though me and Katniss would like to forget.
PeetaTheBaker: Johanna. Her and I actually have this strange friendship since our days in the Capitol. It just carried over into everything afterwards.
TheFandom: PTB, I can see that

TheFandom: What do you say to the people who say you forced Katniss to have children?

PeetaTheBaker: Well, I certainly didn’t. It took years to even bring up the subject, let alone have kids. Things were just different after the rebellion. And I think she came to realize that.
PeetaPN12: Well its really hard to force someone to get prego… it just happened. It was a gift. And we understood that the world we now lived in was safe enough for us to bring children into it.
TheFandom: Nice to know. I know you didn’t either. 🙂

TheFandom: What do you and Katniss do in your spare time?

PeetaPN12: Katniss still hunts. I still bake and paint. We visit Haymitch alot, who has really sobered up. We like to travel to the other districts in our spare time.  Well, I guess aside from writing your book, baking, and hunting
PeetaTheBaker: I was about to say, most of the time, she’s too busy hunting and I’m too busy baking. But there are occasional days when we do out for picnics or just take a walk together. Nothing too fancy. I think all our time spent in the Capitol sort of took the need for fancy out of us.
TheFandom:  Yeah, simple is nice.

[End of Spoiler Questions]

TheFandom:  Chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla?

PeetaTheBaker: Do you even need to ask? Chocolate.  Hands down.
TheFandom: Haha. Cool
PeetaPN12: Chocolate! We can afford it now!

TheFandom: There seem to be a lot of people in the Twitterverse that want to be like you, or BE you. Any thoughts on that?

PeetaTheBaker: I suppose I can’t necessarily stop them from wanting to be like me, even though I wouldn’t necessarily say I made all the right choices. I would hope that people would take the best parts of me and try to live by that, rather than live as me. It’s perfectly fine to want to be like someone, but actually being that person…well, it’s a little different. Just make sure that you’re secure in yourself before you try to be someone else.
PeetaPN12: Well I will say this: Desire to add qualities from others, but make sure you are being you. Things may happen in life that are stressful and painful, but never let that change who you are.  Remember that no matter what everyone else does or what you do, at the end of the day you have to look at yourself in the mirror an be able to live with that person. And above all else… Dont be a piece in their games.
TheFandom: Nice nice!
PeetaPN12: Happy Hunger Games!
PeetaTheBaker: And may the odds be ever in your favor.

You can read Part I of the interview here.

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By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary