I had a dream so big and loud
I'm just a fucked-up girl searching for her own peace of mind.


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Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.
Matty Healy (the 1975)
8 hours ago on April 17th, 2014 | J | 403,511 notes
Tagged as: #amen 
Sudden urge to take selfie
(If you notice my hair is terribly faded and that’s because I’m dying it a new colour really really soon so wheee exciting things)

Sudden urge to take selfie
(If you notice my hair is terribly faded and that’s because I’m dying it a new colour really really soon so wheee exciting things)

8 hours ago on April 17th, 2014 | J | 4 notes
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.)

19 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 16,525 notes

People who make us happy are never the people we expect, so when you find someone you’ve got cherish it.

19 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 1,256 notes
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Song: Serial Killer
Artist: Lana Del Rey
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weekendplaylist:

Serial Killer // Lana Del Rey

20 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 10,431 notes
Tagged as: #music 
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.
C.S. Lewis (via ewcersei)
20 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 135,211 notes
tashainthetardis:


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. 

yaaaaaaaaaaashowever the metaphor posts circling around tumblr are still funny as hell i will continue to reblog thembut ain’t no one fuck w/ gus mkay

tashainthetardis:

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. 

yaaaaaaaaaaas

however the metaphor posts circling around tumblr are still funny as hell i will continue to reblog them

but ain’t no one fuck w/ gus mkay

20 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 67,664 notes
you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell

Anonymous

fishingboatproceeds:

There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.

First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.

I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them. 

Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.

But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out. 

21 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 19,330 notes

we are advertisements for men like you, kpk

we are advertisements for men like you, kpk

22 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 1,018 notes

green-tea-rex:

It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.

22 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 43,620 notes

Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.

22 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 5,283 notes

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22 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 49,368 notes


"I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”

"I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”

22 hours ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 518 notes

devidsketchbook:

WAR PHOTOGRAPHY X VINTAGE COMICS PROJECT BY BUTCHER BILLY

Brazil, Curitiba-based Art Direction Butcher Billy (tumblr) - "The visual experiment ended up bringing different results to each piece - from giving a whole new meaning to the picture by modifying the original concept, to reinforcing the same idea by making clear just how the elements were influenced by the history depicted in the photos, or even saying a lot about the psychology behind fiction and reality. While we see the contrast between the black and white photos and the colorful vintage comic books elements, it’s interesting to notice how the superheroes and supervillains world was actually "black and white" in a metaphoric way, while the strong war scenes are established in the real world, where the grey shaded line between good and evil isn’t always clear."

  1. Original: by Joe Rosenthal, 1945, Iwo Jima. 
  2. Original: “Falling Soldier”, Spanish Civil War, 1936, by Robert Capa.
  3. WWI, photographer unknown.
  4. Original: “General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executing a Viet Cong prisoner”, Vietnam, 1968, by Eddie Adams.
  5. Original: “Napalm Girl”, Vietnam, 1972, by Nick Ut.
  6. Vietnam War protest in Philadelphia, back in the 70’s. Photographer unknown.
  7. American Soldiers Blowing Up a Japanese Bunker - Original by W. Eugene Smith, Iwo Jima, 1945.
  8. Original by Max Alpert, depicting WWII Battalion Commander A. Yeremenko leading his soldiers to the assault.
  9. Original: “Raising a flag over the Reichstag”, World War II Battle of Berlin, 1945, by Yevgeny Khaldei.

1 day ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 13,452 notes
I wanted to be where nobody I knew could ever come.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (via cclbaldwin)
1 day ago on April 16th, 2014 | J | 6,775 notes