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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

amazingshannonisnotonfire

Man, I love that one Disney movie

marauders4evr:

That opens up with chanting in a different language

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With the royal family

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And the adorable children

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And the tragic death(s)

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And then our hero runs away

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And sings a really catchy song about being free

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Without realizing that the kingdom is in ruins

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And is being ruled by a villain who wants to be king

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A villain who is really good at causing guilt trips

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And so our hero goes back

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And they all live happily ever after

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It’s such a great movie

suck-mypokeballs

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. 

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. 

suck-mypokeballs
dontgigglesherlock:

its-usually-subtext:

thorki-hiddlesworth:

tugamaggie:

mylastchances:

hammer-in-my-pants:

LET YOUR POWER SHINE

Make the clock reverseBring back what once was mine Heal what has been hurtChange the fates design Save what has been lostBring back what once was mineWhat once was mine 

THIS WAS MEANT TO BE FUNNY, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT

ACTUAL TEARS.  You have my actual tears on your hands goddammit.

I HADN’T EVEN FINISHED LAUGHING YET GOD

Literally my reaction:

And then I cried

dontgigglesherlock:

its-usually-subtext:

thorki-hiddlesworth:

tugamaggie:

mylastchances:

hammer-in-my-pants:

LET YOUR POWER SHINE

Make the clock reverse

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Bring back what once was mine 

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Heal what has been hurt

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Change the fates design

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Save what has been lost

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Bring back what once was mine

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What once was mine

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THIS WAS MEANT TO BE FUNNY, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT

ACTUAL TEARS.  You have my actual tears on your hands goddammit.

I HADN’T EVEN FINISHED LAUGHING YET GOD

Literally my reaction:

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And then I cried