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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.)


"'Where is my chance to be somebody’s Peter Van Houten? He hit the steering wheel weakly, the car honking as he cried. He leaned his his head back, looking up. ‘I hate myself I hate myself I hate this I hate this I disgust myself I hate it I hate it I hate it just let me fucking die.’"



http://thedoctorheretohelp.tumblr.com/post/82959467205/augustus-waters-is-supposed-to-be-pretentious-that

alphatier:

the cigarette metaphor was supposed to sound pretentious  

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shezzatective:

There are literally only two types of tfios posts on tumblr right now

  1. People who dislike Gus and hate the cigarette metaphor
  2. People who actually read the book

dalestuckies:

i hate seeing people my age who’ve got their life together already like what the fuck


zaynandharrypls:

Beyonce makes me wanna go get ready for no reason


queernipple:

if u have boobs ur a slut


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