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?
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.)
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So, I’m in Kentucky for work and today when we got back, 1000 high school students had checked into our hotel. They had been making quite the ruckus tonight, but then did this to celebrate the start of the Olympics. Not the best video, (cause my fear kept me pretty far from the edge) but that’s 18 levels of them singing! Amazing!
Video credit: Michelle Johnson (Facebook)”
i got f*cking chills omg
THAT SOPRANO D*MN. F*CK
Holy fucking shit
Watch this video from Cadillac. Note a few things (actor, white, rich guy, workaholic, typical cocky American, very unrealistic). This is not a parody video, they’re being completely serious.
I can’t explain it very well just please watch both of these videos okay Ford burns Cadillac so bad okay it’s so good.
"That’s the upside of giving a damn."
You better hope winter is coming, bitch. You’re gonna need it for that burn.
So happy that somebody out there didn’t let that white dudebro bullshit fly….
Oh, everything about that Ford commercial is awesome.
OKAY SPEAKING OF BRILLIANT FUCKING MARKETING WATCH FORD’S RESPONSE.
Supercut of Robert Pattinson talking about how bad “Twilight” is. Compilation of clips from various interviews.
OMFG IF THERE IS ONE THING YOU DO TODAY, WATCH THIS VIDEO. AHAHAHA OH MY FUCKING GOD.
I wonder if he knows that he has won the approval of the entire population of tumblr because of his beautiful hatred of his own damn movies.
DYING. Nobody hates Twilight more than poor Robert.
Harry Potter as a teen comedy.
Evidence that music placement is very important.
I swear I watch this every time it comes on my dash.
0.0 so worth the watch =]
I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING MORE AMAZING IN MY LIFE.
Let’s be honest. Half Blood Prince is 50% sadness and 50% teen comedy.