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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. 

2 days ago on April 17th, 2014 |86,990 notes

captainmjolnir:

People criticizing TFIOS because Gus sounds pretentious???

that was the point???

like literally at his fake funeral his best friend talks about how fucking pretentious he is and how annoying it was???

It was one of his character flaws? He was deliberately written that way?

You’re not being clever or critical by pointing it out, you are literally stating a fact about the novel that the author deliberately wrote

3 days ago on April 16th, 2014 |58,449 notes

officialfrenchtoast:

It’s a metaphor, see: you hold a pen with your homework in front of you, but you don’t do it, you don’t give it the power to do its killing

3 days ago on April 16th, 2014 |56,726 notes
4 days ago on April 15th, 2014 |17,355 notes

"I’m extremely protective of Shai by nature. I don’t even let her go to the bathroom, to be honest, without me standing outside the door"


This is so cute

"I’m extremely protective of Shai by nature. I don’t even let her go to the bathroom, to be honest, without me standing outside the door"

This is so cute

4 days ago on April 15th, 2014 |49,995 notes

greenmegandham:

nicolerichiest:

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

This shit hurts.

6 days ago on April 13th, 2014 |38,814 notes
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slaterton:

romangod:

what if augustus and hazel’s couple quote was “Aight? Aight.”

i fell in love the way u fall asleep. slow then mad quick u feel

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adventuresonpaper:

booktown:

Hello Mr. Mustachio 

oh my god you’re adorable

adventuresonpaper:

booktown:

Hello Mr. Mustachio 

oh my god you’re adorable

1 month ago on March 13th, 2014 |39 notes

heyboo4:

theanti90smovement:

John green is exactly everything I don’t want to be when I’m in my 30s

I mean, he’s written successful books, has an internet cult not completely made up of bumblefucks, has educational video series with his brother, and appears to be financially stable so why not

1 month ago on March 12th, 2014 |2,395 notes

slaterton:

romangod:

what if augustus and hazel’s couple quote was “Aight? Aight.”

i fell in love the way u fall asleep. slow then mad quick u feel

1 month ago on March 9th, 2014 |194,183 notes
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