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you-wish-you-had-this-url asked:

I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?

fishingboatproceeds:

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.)

the-universe-is-a-hologram:

sherlockianfeels:

malicemidnight:

gypsiesneversleep:

thesunandthesea37:

flomation:

musicallyharmonized:

koalicorn:

My boyfriend and I were kissing. Then all of the sudden my phone starts ringing.  We were interrupted by this.. 

IM CRYINGGG THIS IS WHAT BAND KIDS SOUND LIKE WHEN THEY ALL SING THEIR PARTS IN MY OPINION OMG I CANT BREATHE 

ISNT THIS FROM SHREK

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT BAND KIDS SOUND LIKE WHEN THEY SING ALL THEIR PARTS AT THE SAME TIME OMG

its from sherlock im fucking losing it omGh

HOLY SHIT

THE GUY WHO SNEEZES JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
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Anonymous asked:

White people making fun of white people isnt appropriation. But it IS a way for white people to distance themselves from 'those other white people' which is inappropriate. Its important to remember that as a white person your work of unlearning racism is never done, and its not your place to distance yourself from whiteness in that way.

neilcicierega:

Yes, This.

basically strive to be more self-aware and conscientious, but don’t use your marginal efforts as an excuse to go on some narcissism of small differences ego trip. I’ve fallen in that trap before!!

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