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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.)

23 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 18,234 notes

Things almost every author needs to research

clevergirlhelps:

the-right-writing:

  • How bodies decompose
  • Wilderness survival skills
  • Mob mentality
  • Other cultures
  • What it takes for a human to die in a given situation
  • Common tropes in your genre
  • Average weather for your setting

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completelytwitterpated:

ROTBTD AU » Guardians of the Galaxy
"We arrested these five on Earth, check out these skill sheets."

Based on the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. If you haven’t already seen it, you can check it out here!

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clara-oswald-and-the-whos:

spaceplasma:

This spring, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. It’s an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by Carl Sagan

The thrilling new 13-part series premieres Sunday, March 9 at 9/8c on FOX. Watch the trailer: 1, 2.

SO EXCITED!!!!

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aflawedfashion:

The Doctor is very particular about his kidneys.

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callino-fucking-way:

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