Thursday, April 26, 2012

Five Factions, Five Days: Day One, DAUNTLESS

My publisher had the very cool idea of assigning factions to fifty book bloggers (ten for each faction), and distributing Insurgent ARCs to those bloggers only. Each faction of bloggers has been competing to get the most page views, and at the end, the winning faction will get a prize. They've also been recruiting anyone who feels they belong to their particular faction. It's been really fun to watch for the past few weeks, and I even got a Dauntless button and an Amity bracelet out of it (so cool!).

Since we're counting down the last five days until Insurgent comes out, for the next five days, each faction will be taking over the Divergent facebook page and sharing faction party tips, fashion tips, and other fun things. Today is DAUNTLESS DAY.

To celebrate, I am wearing a faction-inspired outfit every day until May 1st. Since most of my closet is full of black clothes, this day was the easiest.

Want to dress like a Dauntless? First let's see what they wear:

My father calls the Dauntless "hellions." They are pierced, tattooed, and black-clothed. (Page 7)

They still look strange to me--a mother with a pierced eyebrow, a father with a tattooed arm, an initiate with purple hair, a wholesome family unit. (Page 177)

Well, I already had the hair:

So all I had to do was put on a pretty normal outfit, for me:

And of course, I wouldn't be Dauntless if I didn't have guns and a tattoo:

(Yeah, that tattoo is fake. Shh.)

For more fun Dauntless faction stuff, check out the tumblr here. (There's a "how to throw a Dauntless party" guide that I find amusing.) And if you, too, want to don your black clothes and bare your sweet tattoos/piercings/unnatural hair colors, or tell your Dauntless stories, TAKE TO THE STREETS. Or rather, the facebook page. Or Twitter! Or here in the blog comments! (tag @harperteen or use #DivergentNation)

And now I guess I should do something Dauntless, like...light firecrackers, or take the El, or fearlessly change a lightbulb WITHOUT TURNING OFF THE SWITCH. Damn. I am a rebel.

Be brave.

Author out.


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