you were doing so well.
tbh a lot of jokes on tumblr that start out funny get rly annoying after a while but none pizza with left beef hasn’t gotten any less funny in like two years and I’m not sure why
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.)
"At last, we are alone. At last we are, all of us, alone together. At last, every human, alone together, on this earth. Welcome to Night Vale."
- Cecil Palmer
reminder that a good chunk of the fault in our stars is based around subverting augustus as being dashing and whatever, and instead showing how he’s just a guy despite some construction he displays
ie: yeah, he looks like a douche in the trailer, he’s kind of supposed to be
I’ve been feeling kinda down in the dumps lately, so I watched the Game Grumps AMA to cheer myself up earlier today.
Dan’s hair is magical and I will never be able to understand it.
Gample Gust animated.
:< *hugs* I hope that you feel better soon <333333
thanks, i hope so too. i think i know what’s bugging me, and normally it doesn’t bug me a lot, but it’s just one of those days, i think…
"Look at you and your gross fuckin’ 50 year old meatball and 3 hotdog franks."
danny’s pokemon commentary is my favourite