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.
is some creep trying to pester you into a relationship? are you ready to shut them out of your life once and for all and look cute as frick doing it?
here’s a video to help you boot that sucker so far into the friendzone they’ll wish they’d never met you in the first place!
taylor’s amazing god bless
'When he touches me, I feel like everywhere his skin meets mine is charged by the connection. It sends a thrill through my stomach. Not just fear. Something else, too.
A wanting.’ - Divergent, Chapter 31
i wanna talk about it but i really dont wanna talk about it
you both have lives here. beautiful, messy lives. that is what makes you so fabulously… human.
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I wonder what my friends say about me when i’m not around because i’m sure it’s not nice things
hufflepuff values loyalty and fairness and friendship and hard work and drive and determination and love and acceptance and kindness and if that sounds shitty to you then get out
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no matter how many followers you have the same 10 people will reblog posts from you
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I made this a while ago and I don’t know when I’d ever use it so I’m just gonna post it whatever man
literally my anime opening
I never found the most graceful way to say fuck you, until now.
Emma Watson (April 15th of 1990)
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