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merlinsassbutt:

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. 

As Hazel says in one of my favorite quotes, “When surprised and exited and innocent Gus emerged from Grand Gesture Metaphorically Inclined Augustus, I literally could not resist”

merlinsassbutt:

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. 

As Hazel says in one of my favorite quotes, “When surprised and exited and innocent Gus emerged from Grand Gesture Metaphorically Inclined Augustus, I literally could not resist”

tfios-changed-my-life

luciawestwick:

do you remember the scene where Steve shows page from his notebook with all the things he missed while he’d been napping? so, this page is different for Russia. here it is

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moreover, I found another 7 versions.

US page

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UK list

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version for South Korea

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page for France 

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Italian version

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Mexican one

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list for Spain

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quite interesting, isn’t it? let me know if there are other versions)

update! Australian list (via idkvader)

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Unless I am very much mistaken, does the top of the UK list say: TV Show - Sherlock? XD

luciawestwick

cadburycreamcoolator:

Sydney Corcoran poses at the finish line one year after she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. More here

cadburycreamcoolator

aneternalscoutandabrownie:

bellecs:

This is literally a Tumblr classroom.

Bonus!

And:

bellecs
tastefullyoffensive
fuckyeahkylekiefer:

I’m going to use “Out-Of-Context Motivational Joffrey” whenever I can.

fuckyeahkylekiefer:

I’m going to use “Out-Of-Context Motivational Joffrey” whenever I can.

fuckyeahkylekiefer

ilovedora03:

youreworththesacrifice:

bowariella:

yungswaqq:

F*ck reblogging half naked girls, this is beautiful

for all the people who think they wont find someone to love them, flaws and all…

I can never not reblog this.

i will always reblog this,

mynameiscollins

crazypeoplejail:

thisgirlgames:

notxam:

in case you needed a reminder that humans are incredible and terrifying

I was only a minute and a half into this video before the urge to reblog completely won over.

wait how is he doing that thing that he’s doing? what is this

notxam
thelibrarina:

basingtei:

madameatomicbomb:

catsarejudgingyou:

We’re rightfully terrified right now.

"BE PREPARED FOR THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! BE PREPARED FOR SENSATIONAL NEEEEEWWWWWSSS!"

A shining new era is tiptoeing nearer!


And where do we feature?!

thelibrarina:

basingtei:

madameatomicbomb:

catsarejudgingyou:

We’re rightfully terrified right now.

"BE PREPARED FOR THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! BE PREPARED FOR SENSATIONAL NEEEEEWWWWWSSS!"

A shining new era is tiptoeing nearer!

And where do we feature?!

rafi0pafi

myherocomplex:

well-metaphoricallyspeaking:

avalonwolf:

This is what I do with my evenings

oh. my. god.

You should have opened your heart and not your mouth.

avalonwolf