So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
I challenge the Supernatural fandom to find a gif that accurately represents the Sherlock fandom.
Now it would be great that the Sherlock fandom showed us the true identity of the Supernatural fandom via a gif.
this is beautiful
i feel we really understand eachother
How about one that describes us both?
this was the dumbest thing i hate that everybody thinks this is so deep and wise if a guy tried to tell me something like this id punch him in the face this is the reason people think teenage girls are so stupid they swoon over dumb stuff like this from little fuck boys we’re losing, you guys
…I don’t think you understood the point of the book or the character at all??
we’re not supposed to admire the way Augustus Waters applies metaphor to his life. it’s a defence mechanism that he uses because he has a deep obsession with heroism that he uses to cover up his crippling fear of his own mortality.
"Sure, anyone can name fourteen dead people. But we’re disorganized mourners, so a lot of people end up remembering Shakespeare, and no one ends up remembering the person he wrote Sonnet Fifty-five about." (152)
Gus is terrified that he will be the person about whom Sonnet Fifty-five is written.
Augustus Waters is a teenage boy who is in remission from osteosarcoma; he’s allowed to be a little deluded. Hazel’s relationship with Gus stems at least in part from the fact that she recognizes how ridiculous some of his more grandiose mannerisms are and loves him in spite of this.
And even though he’s not forgotten in the least, Gus doesn’t get the heroic life or death that he wishes for near the start of the novel. He does not fight his disease staunchly until the very end because that’s not how real life works and human beings are not put on this Earth to fall victim to transience after having made A Difference in the world. We live and breathe and die for the sake of being human, and—though this is just me—I think that’s the resolution of Gus’ character arc. He doesn’t need a one-song-glory to go out on; he existed and lived and that is all that matters.
tl;dr: this got away from me. but TFioS is a book/movie. characters aren’t going to mimic reality.
This is the type of Jedi I would be
Things I will not judge you for:
Things I will judge you for:
•Not signalling while driving
•How you treat wait staff
•Which way you think the toilet roll goes
From Thor facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.578522665517273.1073741829.113589202010624&type=3
nETFLIX CAPTIONS I AMM SO 500% DOEN
If you knock on my door and I say “yeah” it doesn’t mean “Come on in!” it means “stay where you are and state your business.”
WHERE DO ACCENTS GO WHEN PEOPLE SING
accents come mainly through vowels and when you sing most of your vowels are extended into a neutral accent it’s not that difficult really i can’t believe 70k of u are this dumb
Don’t be a lil shit all ur life just because you know some random fact that obviously some people didn’t get
Frozen Peas from SuckUK; a fantastic piece of design as metaphor (as well as a super convenient way to make a spherical ice “cube”.
If you truly love me you will buy this for me.
ALRIGHT TUMBLR PEOPLE LISTEN UP FOR FUN SCIENCE TIME!
Sphere basically take less energy to form because of SURFACE ENERGY. Sphere have a lower surface area to volume ratio. Because of this, ice sphere melt slower than your usual cubes. This is the reason at fancy fancy bars with those $30+ glass of bourbon or scotch may serve your drink using these instead of normal ice.
thank you nerd