danascullys:

mcsofty:

i should really stop developing crushes on people i can’t touch

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(Source: nothomo, via eve-on-the-line)

Ansel Elgort at ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ press conference

He’s so adorable and lovely <3

(Source: watersgust)

timeywimeyhobbit:

tfios-changed-my-life:

"Augustus is soooo pretentious!!!"

Ohmygod, no way?? It’s almost as if that’s exactly what John Green intended.

"Augustus Waters talked so much that he’d interrupt you at his own funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production."

I was WAITING for someone to just come right out and quote Isaac’s hole thing! haha. 

(via william-sherlock-scott-watson)

Can I just have one day in my life where I can just sit and chat it up with John Green and Darren Criss all day? Pretty please? I’m pretty sure it would be the best and most interesting day of my life, to just sit with them and hang out and soak up their beautiful, intelligent thoughts and words <3 

lumpycurvy:

billieyoarmstrong:

people who think John Green romanticizes cancer need to read the book. jesus christ

do people really think that???

as a cancer patient it was incredibly relatable and very poignantly expressed some feelings about being sick that i couldn’t articulate myself. everyone i know who has cancer and read it felt the same way

I’ve seen that argument a LOT, sadly, and appreciate having an actual cancer patient’s testimony to back up that it in no way does :) 

It’s the anti-TFiOS argument that angers me most, honestly, because like… it feels so clear to me that John took great care to make sure the story didn’t romanticize cancer. To me, romanticizing cancer would be more the idea of “a boy meets a dying girl and they fall in love and she teaches him very important lessons about appreciating life” and whatnot; exactly what John made a very clear point (and has said as much) NOT to do.

With TFiOS, it’s very very clear that the cancer itself is NOT even a little bit what is romantic about the things that happen in the story. In fact some of the most memorable scenes are so memorable because they look at what it’s like to see someone you love dying and struggling so hard to maintain any bodily autonomy or even any sense of dignity with brutal honesty. 

Some people just can’t seem to get the difference between having a story that’s romantic and sweet despite the sickness also there, and having a story that actually makes the sickness what’s romantic (which, yes, is absolutely problematic. But TFiOS never once does it). 

billieyoarmstrong:

people who think John Green romanticizes cancer need to read the book. jesus christ

phandopebands:

I want a Patrick in my life

Patrick is the bestest :D :D 

(via cchristianne)

dizzy-darkeyed-dreamers:

Wow TFIOS would be SOoO much more interesting if Augustus was kind and smart and exactly like Hazel!!! How RIVETING! Dynamic couples don’t happen!! Pretentious boys?! How unrealistic! The author MUST be trying to romanticize bad character flaws!!!

Actually I can’t even be sarcastic about this….

All of this! 

Also I’d like to state for the record that being pretentious and being an asshole are not one in the same. Augustus IS hella pretentious, but he is also a genuinely good person. This is the problem when people judge a character based off of one single scene from a story. They see the part where he’s being the most flirty/cocky/overdoing it, without getting to know him as a character past that point, or seeing how he takes like a whole week off to be with his best friend after he goes blind. Or how when Isaac is newly blind and miserable he comes in with “Wonderful news! [That] you’re going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you can’t even imagine yet!” Or how he has such genuine, deep love and respect for Hazel.

So yeah, just… his pretentiousness being a legitimate character flaw does not in fact make him an asshole, as so many people seem to think from that clip. And I get it; based on THAT particular clip, and the way you only seeing him messing with her without seeing any of the context that goes down afterward, he does come off a bit like a douche.. certainly at least with the “oh man” part and stuff. Doesn’t mean he actually IS one, though. And people would get that if they’d just postpone their judgments until they know something about the damn story

spookyram:

so I haven’t read TFIOS yet but now that that clip came out and sparked a new tumblr meme thing about how pretentious he is I feel like it needs to be stated

I’ve seen people say that he’s supposed to be pretentious as part of how his character puts on a mask to hide his distress and frustration…

For me it’s not that I mind people joking about how pretentious he is- not at all, I’ll gladly joke about it too and I love Augustus Waters as a character! haha. It’s when people start laughing off the story, and using it as a criticism of John Green as a writer that I’m just like “… dude, IT’S INTENTIONAL. It 100% has everything to do with Gus’s trajectory throughout the story. Bad writing it is not.”

So yeah, that’s all. And I think most other people are in that boat too- it’s not the Gus being called pretentious that’s annoying, it’s that a lot of people who are saying it seem to be under the totally false impression that that’s a legitimate criticism of the book/story over all. Character flaw, yes. BOOK flaw? No. 

In addition to the “uh, yeah, DUH Gus is pretentious!” commentary going around (which is 100% ACCURATE.. like seriously, people, his best friend says it plainly outright in the story and Hazel basically acknowledges it too!), I’d like to add another thing on that front: 

Read the book and you’ll see that the cigarette metaphor actually has a reason for being there. Like, yes, absolutely it’s a uniquely pretentious Gus thing to do to take his vulnerabilities and turn them into metaphors for himself. But it still makes sense in context why a kid that had to deal with cancer and getting his leg cut off and happens to really like metaphors WOULD choose that particular one: One about putting a killing thing right between your teeth but not giving it the power to kill you. One that allows him to feel a little more in control in a situation where he’d had very little control over his fate.

So yeah, just sayin’… it’s not like he’s some totally healthy kid who, out of absolutely nowhere, decided to come up with this metaphor just to look cool. It’s Gus taking his feelings of lack of autonomy/ability to control his situation and finding a way to mask them under what he thinks passes as a facade of cool-ness. There’s a big difference there. It’s about his own personal journey (again, read the book and you’ll see exactly where that focus on the cigarette metaphor goes…people who’ve read it know just the scene I’m referring to). Not about him being an “oh so cool and hipster” character or anything like that.