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.
|voldemort:||let me be your ruler|
It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.
I was trying to remember why this picture of this cat looked so familiar
then I realised
Anonymous asked: I just wanted to point out that no one thinks Ted didn't love the Mother because he ended up with Robin. But the transition was executed poorly in the episode (as in - the viewers didn't get time to get over the fact the Mother was dead, and there he was standing in front of Robin's apartment). Cheers :)
Yeah I completely agree with you! I may have misunderstood some people’s anger then. It seemed to me like some people thought he didn’t love the Mother because he moved on to Robin and I just wanted to clear that up. :) I thought it was poorly done and they spent 9 seasons telling us how Robin and Ted didn’t work and then they spent five minutes putting them back together and I was so angry haha.
Thanks for expressing your opinion in a kind way and I hope I have done the same! :)
Sherlock’s eyes appreciation - His Last Vow
ok I didn’t like the HIMYM finale either but you can’t say that Ted didn’t love the Mother because he moved on to Robin because it was 6 years after and when someone’s partner dies often they get another partner some time after the death of their first partner. That does not necessarily mean they never loved their first partner. And actually, I’m sure the Mother would have wanted Ted to find somebody else.
however, if you’re saying he never loved her because the whole time he was in love with Robin, it’s possible. But I don’t want to see anyone saying that he didn’t love the Mother because he moved on to Robin. It happens all the time. It happened in my family.
if you have good reasoning for your opinion though then I’d love to hear it! :)
well, i don’t know the girl in the “don’t support fag marriages” picture, but i did come across this:
and i feel really bad that she’s getting so much hate for a simple misunderstanding. i’m not tumblr famous or anything, so this probably won’t go too well, but i’m trying to get the word out because i feel bad for this girl. thanks
Signal boost the fuck out of this, someone who didn’t do anything wrong doesn’t deserve hate.
HAVE YOU EATEN RECENTLY?
ARE YOU HYDRATED?
IS THERE MEDICATION YOU NEED TO TAKE?
HAVE YOU LAUGHED TODAY?
FRIENDLY REMINDER BECAUSE I KNOW I NEED THEM EVERY SO OFTEN.
ALSO HERE HAVE A KITTEN:
YOU I ACTUALLY FORGOT TO TAKE MY MEDS TODAY
this is the third time this post has reminded me to take my meds
we’re all gonna die
dude i haven’t had any water today or taken my meds thank you for this post
I am sad because I’m starting to see people getting “attacked” for being cis or cishet on tumblr when they haven’t done anything wrong - or especially if they are trying to support trans people - and while I acknowledge that there are certainly many, many more difficulties for trans people, I also don’t think that cis people should get any hate either for being who they are. I just want to see everyone getting along on tumblr and being accepting and kind and no one should attack anyone else for who they are (that goes for attacks against cis and trans people and everything else). A human being is a human being and if someone is trying to help someone else then I think that should be acknowledged and accepted. If they’re not doing it in a good way, then they can be informed kindly. There’s no need for anger or hate in my opinion. I hope everyone can respect this opinion and I will respect yours as well.