citibyrd:

citibyrd:

I highly recommend giving up music snobbery. It makes life 1000% more fun.

#liking things is just so much more fun than not liking things

whoops haha

prom shoes!!!!

TEN FEMALE CHARACTERS  ANYA JENKINS (1/10)

The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
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"I got soul, but I’m not a soldier"

musical-treasures:

So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.

This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3

zicms:

One Direction Singles

landonsphotography:

AB14 Friday: Really cool Cecil with a glow cloud, like woah. I believe the Cecil is dehearmont! Can also be viewed on flickr.

musictoasoul:

tfios-changed-my-life:

tito-burritto:

tfios-changed-my-life:

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 realize it. 

You sound like an English teacher. Unless you are John Green, i’m going to guess half of that is probably just in your head and the metaphor was simply that, a metaphor. Though if I am actually wrong, then I apologize.

Actually, pretty much all of this has been said by John Green himself, and, I’m not sure if you’ve read the book, but there is plenty of evidence for all of this in the book.

The fact that people are getting hateful because of that scene, which is basically a scene right out of the book, means you either just want to complain about something to seem smart and above the rest of us, or because you really didn’t understand the book.
^This person explained it perfectly.

musictoasoul:

tfios-changed-my-life:

tito-burritto:

tfios-changed-my-life:

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 realize it. 

You sound like an English teacher. Unless you are John Green, i’m going to guess half of that is probably just in your head and the metaphor was simply that, a metaphor. Though if I am actually wrong, then I apologize.

Actually, pretty much all of this has been said by John Green himself, and, I’m not sure if you’ve read the book, but there is plenty of evidence for all of this in the book.

The fact that people are getting hateful because of that scene, which is basically a scene right out of the book, means you either just want to complain about something to seem smart and above the rest of us, or because you really didn’t understand the book.

^This person explained it perfectly.