Airports are the worst, but I love flying and at least I’m going home. I’m so excited to see my niece! I don’t look too pleased because I’ve been waiting at my gate for an hour, and I’m bored out of my mind.
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.)
There is a debate in my Western European Politics class today, and no joke, all of the guys are wearing pastel striped button downs. They all match.
These are gold.
I just watched a kid break down in the bookstore because his books for the semester totaled $600 and that’s the american university system in a nutshell
I was on the verge of tears when I got to the cashier so yeah, that’s messed up
Super serious post about Steve and his extra capabilities—
- Steve Rogers is shown to be worthy of carrying Mjolnir, is one of few people capable of accessing Iron Man’s armory, and is one of two foreigners entrusted with the Black Panther’s technology. Steve is also one of the very few people that Wolverine truly trusts.
- Steve loves apple cake.
I am terrible at being motivated and doing things! But oh well. I am going home for the weekend tomorrow night and I am very excited to see my parents but mostly my niece. Also I get to have a birthday dinner with my family where I open actual presents (unlike last year when I opened a postage box alone in my room while talking to my mom on the phone), and there will be cake! Since Lent will be done and it’s my birthday dinner. So to summarize I am excited to see my niece and eat cake. That is what is happening this weekend.
Also look at my pretty nail art! I am proud of it. Considering getting that semi colon made slightly more permanent too when I go in to get my tattoos on the 12th next month.
I need some sleep. Or coffee. I had coffee though and still tired. But I get to sleep in my bed this weekend and it’s going to be magical! (add that to the list of things I am excited for this weekend).
EDIT** I AM ALSO SEEING THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH MY DAD THIS WEEKEND AND I AM SUPER EXCITED!!! (he made me wait to see it with him)
Had never heard of a few of these!