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reblogged 15 hours ago @ 17 Apr 2014 with 17,808 notes via/source

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. 

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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jk-im-god-as-fuck:

5 year old Robert Downey Jr. in his first role.

Robert has no regrets.

reblogged 2 days ago @ 15 Apr 2014 with 275,186 notes via/source

darthclarke:

Fuckin made my night.

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silenthill:

*puts my bro’s dick in my hand*

see, its a metaphor. it’s only gay if i jack it

reblogged 2 days ago @ 15 Apr 2014 with 73,581 notes via/source

osointricate:

Excuse me, Marvel?

Yes hi.  Big fan.  Really.  But um, could you maybe, you know:

  • Black Widow put her in everything okay
  • More Falcon even if it’s like he shows up and eats pizza and tells everyone to believe in themselves 
  • Like a lot of Hawkeye movies at least four Hawkeye movies
  • Take care of Chris Evans he’s special to me
  • Bucky okay like let him cry on screen that’d be nice please

Love,

A fan

PS Please

reblogged 2 days ago @ 15 Apr 2014 with 18,635 notes via/source
squintyoureyes:

thebestthaticouldbe:

I’m laughing so fucking hard.

GET OFF TWITTER AND FINISH YOUR BOOKS

squintyoureyes:

thebestthaticouldbe:

I’m laughing so fucking hard.

GET OFF TWITTER AND FINISH YOUR BOOKS

reblogged 2 days ago @ 15 Apr 2014 with 18,118 notes via/source

Actors & Actresses accidentally swearing when they’re not meant to.

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elicrotch:

v0ciferation:

checks grades

*bastille voice* how am i gonna be an optimist about this

well if you close your eyes

reblogged 3 days ago @ 14 Apr 2014 with 171,885 notes via/source

yahooentertainment:

lupita is the best

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pastelmorgue:

cottoncandy-dreams:


Ah Jason, he is a total legend. Yes, our first ever meeting in the lobby of a Belfast hotel did start by him rugby tackling me to the floor yelling “WIFEY!!”
- Emilia Clarke


I AM SO BEYOND FUCKING DONE

pastelmorgue:

cottoncandy-dreams:

Ah Jason, he is a total legend. Yes, our first ever meeting in the lobby of a Belfast hotel did start by him rugby tackling me to the floor yelling “WIFEY!!”

- Emilia Clarke

I AM SO BEYOND FUCKING DONE

reblogged 3 days ago @ 14 Apr 2014 with 112,894 notes via/source

bycliffords:

Get to know me meme- Favorite Bands (1/3): Bastille

Your body lies upon the sheet, Of paper and words so sweet. I can’t say the words, so I wrote you into my verse. Now you’ll live through the ages, I can feel your pulse in the pages (Poet, 2013)

reblogged 4 days ago @ 13 Apr 2014 with 2,158 notes via/source
start-missing-everybody:

Winter Soldier spoilers

start-missing-everybody:

Winter Soldier spoilers

reblogged 4 days ago @ 13 Apr 2014 with 11,866 notes via/source

roro-l-money:

one of the best things is introducing people to achievement hunter and listening to them go on about how they think michael looks because hes such an angry fuck but then they see him for the first time and hes just

image

reblogged 4 days ago @ 13 Apr 2014 with 11,783 notes via/source