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. 

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Anonymous
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10. Favorite scent? I don’t really know I just love kinda manly smells I don’t like flowery scents but more of something that smells of men’s cologne.
20. Anything making me happy or sad? Um I’m kinda neutral right now but more happy cause people keep telling me how great of an impact I have had on them.
21. Dogs or cats? Both.
53. Three things that attracted me to my current crush? I honestly don’t know cause most of the time I don’t realize I have a crush on someone until I’m in too deep but I kinda have two crushes and it’s all in personality they both know how to bring me out of a horrible mood! Just know how to be there for me.


the-butt-prince-ike:

tastefullyoffensive:

Coloring Book Corruptions

Related: Hipster Dinosaurs

ok i’ve been staring at the one with Goofy and Pluto for like 10 minutes now and still don’t get it. Someone more clever or less innocent explain?

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ethanwearsprada:

megstielshipper:

twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

cell-mate:

crackerhell:

ethanwearsprada:

i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense

yes

pluto is smaller than russia. why did we ever even consider it a planet?

BECAUSE IT’S A PART OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

OHANA MEANS FAMILY

OHANA MEANS NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND

Except Adam

literally leave my post alone i will hunt you down

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Watching the Tony Awards like:


captainjaybuscus:

nerdinessboundaries:

candle-lit-fornication:

hazelgranger:

there is not a better feeling than someone playing with your hair

Or running their fingers down your back.

Unless you thought you were alone.

And now, the weather.

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28, 33, 40-50, 52
Anonymous
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28. What makes me attracted to the person I am right now? Like every person I ever liked it personality and if they can make laugh when I’m in the worst mood possible.
33. Have a recently made any big decisions? Yes. Kinda. Not really I suck at making decisions. Most of the time I make split second decisions and hope it’s right :P
40. What is too serious to joke about? Love, sexuality, basic human rights, things all that line.
41. Famous person I’ve been compared too?? Um? Emma Watson?
42. Two things that irritate me about the same sex? Um? Idk I try not to not pick or anything… I don’t like girls who act like they should just get everything (aka spoiled). And um prissy girls??
43. Two things that irritate about the opposite sex? Meat head guys? Guys who only want sex.
44. Best thing that’s happened to me this week?? Um I don’t really know its been a crazy week… Probably how excited my chorus teacher and other music teachers were when I told them I was becoming a voice major.
45. Something that makes you sad when you think about it? How horrible two of my relationships ended. One ended with me pushing one away and the other ended because I fell for lust with another guy…
46. Would I rather be stranded on desert island with some I love for ten years or someone I hate for a month? Someone I hate because if it was someone I loved I would probably grow to hate them.
47. Longest relationship? Officially: 6 or 7 months. Unofficially: 2 1/2 years
48. Have I ever been in love? Yes!
49. Am I currently in love? I don’t know…
50. Why did my last relationship end? Sex is not love.
52. What jewelry am I wearing and where’s it from? I wear the same key necklace everyday. It’s a skeleton key with faith on one side and a bible verse on the other. I got in myrtle beach two or three years ago.