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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. 

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. 

(Source: tfios-changed-my-life)

einblickvaughn:

insertunnecessarygeekiness:

yesterday no one was answering a question correctly in class and my teacher became so incredibly depressed at our lack of potential that he just

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right out the window

i love this post. 

it’s back

Tacoman313: WTF is this bullshit?

radicalmenofcolor:

padarnaalat:

radicalmenofcolor:

padarnaalat:

radicalmenofcolor:

padarnaalat:

kushitekalkulus:

radicalmenofcolor:

yogpaccino:

"Such a strange display of male arrogance."

I hate this joke.

It’s actually a display of vulnerability.

-D

I have never sent a woman a picture of my dick in my life.

That just seems stupid.

sending someone a dickpic is now a display of vulnerability

Because when it’s too soon, that’s considered just as creepy, if not creepier than the dick pic. And hurts more for those things to be rejected.
Comes off as creepy, Or pathetic, or clingy, or coming on too strong unless you’re already in a relationship. Drake jokes ensue.
You don’t think there’s a reason for every thing? Well I’ve got news…

Just read this post.

And this post.

Obviously I don’t think those men aught to have sent you dick pics, but this flawed understanding of the issues at hand is part of this and other problems.

Sentiments like this abound.

And this

And this.

"Eye smearing."

And then The Vagina Monologues actually exist… ugh.

-D

are you seriously starting off your morning with a defense of dickpics???? 

you are creepy/pathetic/thinking-with-the-wrong-head-if-at-all/etc. for thinking that a dick pic is a better act of intimacy early on in a relationship than opening up to someone. 

p.s. your dickpics are eye SEARING

Obviously I don’t think those men aught to have sent you dick pics, but this flawed understanding of the issues at hand is part of this, and other problems.

And you seem to lack an understanding of the conditions that result in it making sense to do that. And no self-reflection about your gut-reaction?

SERIOUSLY imagine someone pouring their heart to you in the place of every dick pic you’ve ever gotten. That would be alot of women knowing more about any given guy than they care to know, and guys having such things trampled on a regular.
You pretend like men don’t try that too. It’s considered needy/desperate/pathetic/too soon/not confident unless you’re already in an established relationship.

None of it’s guaranteed to be appropriate outside an established relationship, but getting there is the problem.

But seriously. Either show men how it’s done, by example, or you only have room to complain about men not taking “no” for an answer.

-D

1) no one complains about dickpics unless they’re unsolicited, and a vasty overwhelming majority of them are. that’s it. that’s literally it. I dont give a shit what makes you send them out because its not important to the conversation. 

2) I, and literally the entire population, would rather know more about someone than see a picture of their genitalia. also how the fuck are you comparing one picture of your measly underwhelming penis to a holistic understanding of what makes you, you? (Granted the former tells me everything i will ever need to know about you but…)

3) Either show men how it’s done, by example, or you only have room to complain about men not taking “no” for an answer. what the fuck is wrong with you????? why is it on women to show men how to act, especially in this case when it requires simple common sense? and what the fuck does the second part mean? its suddenly my fault men aren’t taking my no for what it is??

shut the fuck up, don’t engage with me anymore and go delete those dickpics you were just about to send out. 

I agree that men should not do that, and I don’t.

I don’t think you quite understand the conditions that incentivize such behavior

But I won’t try explaining more.

-D

Interesting point that any time these individuals ended their comments, they did so with an implication that D sends/takes dick pics, even though he straight up said he doesn’t. Mmt.

(Source: missconceptions)

Tacoman313: WTF is this bullshit?

alpha-beta-gamer:

What if you saw the world with your ears? Devil’s Tuning Fork is a first-person exploration/puzzle game in which the player must navigate an unknown world using visual sound waves. Inspired by M.C. Escher’s classic optical illusion and the echolocation of dolphins, The Devil’s Tuning Fork allows the player to explore a new mode of perception through sound visualization.

As a mysterious epidemic causes children everywhere to fall into comas, one child wakes up in an alternate reality.  It is up to this child, the player, to determine the cause of the epidemic and save the other children trapped here.  By way of the devil’s tuning fork, a magical instrument that allows the player to perceive sound waves, the player must find all the children and successfully escape this alternate reality, thereby waking up from the coma.

Devil’s Tuning Fork was created over 6 months by a group of DePaul Students for the Independent Games Festival, in which it won the student showcase award.  A full playthrough takes less than an hour, which feels just about right as your eyes might melt if exposed to its visuals for too long.  It’s an unsettling, disorientating, beautiful first-person puzzle/platforming masterpiece.  Highly recommended.

Download the full game, Free

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truelladeville:

theblogchoseme:

truelladeville:

I wanna see pictures of your lowest moment from 2013 go

I was in a Toy Story play.

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And I loved it.

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You’re an inspiration to us all

Tacoman313: WTF is this bullshit?

quatral:

askahomestuckfanatic:

I FOUND IT AGAIN YES

i was scrolling and i nearly had a subliminal heart attack when i saw it.

(Source: iraffiruse)

Reblogged from K-li Whatever.

Tacoman313: WTF is this bullshit?

cheredyles:

Look at this!!! LOOK AT THIS! Spread this shit like wildfire! Safe Trek!

This is important

mamalalonde:

mamalalonde:

mamalalonde:

i have this friend, his name’s jamal, and when we were younger, he was obsessed with pokemon, and pretended he was a pokemon trainer. one time we saw this stray cat, and he pretended it was a pokemon, and tried to catch it, and somehow he actually managed to get a hold of it. his family’s had it ever since

now we call him “got a cat” jamal

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hentaiviewer666:

reasons why babies are not needed:

  • head to body ratio is uneven
  • when was last time baby contribute to dinner time conversation
  • baby unable to hunt for the clan
  • baby is slow and usually racist

(Source: frankiehentai)

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Tacoman313: WTF is this bullshit?

klondikekun:

chgreenblatt:

This board was drawn by Pete Browngardt, creator of Uncle Grandpa! (Note the extremely sarcastic use of the word “hilarious” in scene 133.)

This is literally a dream job

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fuckyeahsexeducation:

katelucia:

Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:

“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”



I’m pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before but seriously this is something we should be teaching all our children. Their bodies are theirs, not ours as parents. As soon as you tell someone their body doesn’t belong to theirs you take away so much from them.

fuckyeahsexeducation:

katelucia:

Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.

Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:

“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”

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I’m pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before but seriously this is something we should be teaching all our children. Their bodies are theirs, not ours as parents. As soon as you tell someone their body doesn’t belong to theirs you take away so much from them.

Tacoman313: WTF is this bullshit?

directioner843:

While my son Henry is very bright, he is also three and a half years old, so he rarely says things that really surprise me because I taught him all of the words he knows.

Germans.

(Source: yolandawinsston)

jakemalik:

jakemalik:

jakemalik:

MY PARENTS LEFT ME HOME ALONE FOR THE WEEK EVERYONE COME OVER FOR A HUGE PARTY

update: it’s been 5 minutes and i’m walking around my house just in my underwear and moon shoes, party is getting pretty wild

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my teacher in class the other day said “Make sure you don’t do things on the internet you might regret, because they will most likely affect your future badly” then my good friend just looked at me and whispered really quietly “Moon shoes…”

(Source: hi)

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