tfios-changed-my-life:

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. 

tfios-changed-my-life:

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. 

(via gingersincardiff)

(originally from tfios-changed-my-life)
# tfios

typette:

tetsuoatehimbread:

*draws*
wow i cant draw
*keeps drawing*

image

proper fucking attitude.

(via maggins)


interrobang-ler:

how to be a writer

  • start to write something
  • pause and read over what you have so far
  • cringe
  • backspace everything
  • exit out of your computer
  • cry on the floor

(Source: jaclcfrost, via aspirateur-killeuse)

(originally from jaclcfrost)

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

(via spock-a-doodle-doo)

(originally from siriuus)
# nope # one is enough

eldrkevinprice:

if the broadway and theatre community dislikes bootlegs so much and don’t want people filming their shows they need to work on making theatre a more accessible form of media by filming shows professionally because you know they talk a lot about being a very open welcoming community but don’t do anything to make that community welcoming to people who can’t afford to see shows or people who live in rural areas and are literally unable to attend shows at all

(via hannibalsamique)

(originally from eldrkevinprice)
# FUCK FUCK FUCK YES


buriedwings:

that’s how the scene went, right?

(via mayagaga)

(originally from buriedwings)
# omg # game of thrones

rnugler:

thecaucasian-asian:

nutellaesmerelda:

Animated art gif

squint at it when you look at it

this is incredible

rnugler:

thecaucasian-asian:

nutellaesmerelda:

Animated art gif

squint at it when you look at it

this is incredible

(Source: giphy.com, via spock-a-doodle-doo)

(originally from nutellaesmerelda)
# art

heathyr:

I have this problem where I am insanely attracted to intelligence but I also feel really intimidated and/or intellectually inadequate when I talk to smart people.

(via spock-a-doodle-doo)

(originally from heathyr)

everyone:

hazelgrace:

augustuswaters:

okay?

okay

[SOBS VIOLENTLY]

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(originally from mockingjs)
# tfios


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