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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. 

geeknip:

literallyrad:

today there was a snowboard race at the resort i’m staying at and i’m a pretty decent snowboarder so i thought why not try right. so i wear all black just because it’s the only color i own and i ended up winning and when the announcer came over to me he said “dude! that was pretty awesome bro, what’s your name?” and i took my helmet off like in the movies and let my hair fall out and was like “caitlin” and everyone was liKE OOOOOOH

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igivetoomanyfeels:

this guy right here needs a bigger fandom

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his little self was charming

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he’s cute as a dozen of kittens

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and puppies

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dat acting skills though

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btw he’s actually hot

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shirtless alert

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and let’s all admit that his joffrey was legen-freaking-dary

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just look at this evil little asshole

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but he’s the way he is because of this amazing actor

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so appreciate

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and kneel for the king Jack Gleeson

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niftynicky21:

thesoulwithinthepuzzle:

katkid10:

hell-music-destiny-money:

sliferexecutiveproducer:

variable-agent:

deevalentine:

yourfriendlyneighbourhoodladyl:

Slug Terra? Awesome!

Transformers Rescue Bots

ok

Hannibal

SHIT

Attack On Titan

Oh well, I lived a short life

Criminal Minds. Am I part of the BAU or am I an Unsub hmmmmm… 

The Young and the Restless

The Secret Circle

House, M.D. Woot!

Bad Girls Club… accurate

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