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.)
YES. THIS. i guess everyone on tumblr FORGOT GUS’S ENTIRE CHARACTER.
I Don’t Want To Live On The Moon - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
learned this on guitar a few years ago so that in case someday i’m at a karaoke club and he happens to be there and he hears me do this then we can just speed up the falling in love process.
remember when hellogiggles used to be about fun and comedy and now it’s just pointing out one controversy after another?
if i wanted controversy, i’d watch fox news and read jezebel.
we all have this one character death that we will never be over and fine with
if you don’t know whose death i’ll never be fine with, you don’t know me at all AT ALL.
In 2004, I drove to another state just to buy beer.
In 2014, I suggested we get an in-home laminator because “I think we’ll really use it!”
can anyone provide me with a download for photoshop that works with win8? It’s been over year since I’ve had it and I’m finally losing my mind. I need to do SOMETHING creative again.