“Here’s what I know: death abducts the dying, but grief steals from those left behind.”
Time to start preparing for all the hate there will be when the TFIOS movie actually comes out..
How to color eggs with onion shells.
gettin real tired of my own bullshit
Types of people who romanticize small town life:
- People who didn’t grow up in small towns
#THE LOCALS AREN’T QUIRKY#THEY’RE RACIST
#THERE’S NOTHING TO DO
#EVERYONE’S ON DRUGS
I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?
I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.
Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.
And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.
Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.
Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.
(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)
“who cares if they do it for the attention, what difference does it make, it doesn’t matter. they need help, they don’t need you to judge them. you saying “he’s only doing it for the attention” or “she only wants people to notice her” isn’t going to help anyone, it isn’t going to help you or them. stop letting them suffer. even if it is a goddamn cry for help, don’t you think you should help them instead of blowing it off? they have a problem and they need help. why does it matter if they’re doing it for the attention, doesn’t that alone make you want to help them, they obviously aren’t getting the attention they need, why make it worse by trying to make it seem like their problems aren’t important. the bottom line is if it’s a cry for help, they need someone to get them that goddamn help.”
Words my teacher said that I wish were better known. // k.c.w. (via dreamingtravesty)