Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.
I want to open a really angry coffee shop called “I’m Not a Morning Person” and name all the drinks really angrily
like “can I get a Fuck You” or a “I’m Studying for Finals” or “My In-Laws are in Town”
and they all have shots of tequila in them
who wants to be my business partner
LETS DO THIS SHIT
this this this this this
girls screenshot everything and then send it to their friends in a group chat and then laugh at people and that is why you should never trust us
IM A TEENAGER I WANNA BE DANGEROUS I WANNA DO SOMETHING CRAZY I WANNA GO STEAL A TRAFFIC LIGHT
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE A LOT SMALLER
YOU THINK THAT’S BIG?? CHECK OUT THIS STOP SIGN I JUST GRABBED
STOP STEALING ROAD NAVIGATIONAL ESSENTIALS.
My friends and I took pictures when those signs they put in the median to tell you what street you’re on, THEY ARE REALLY BIG
I love when that first kid in the class that screams “OH MY GOD ITS SNOWING” and the whole class turns and looks out the window and freaks out like they’ve never seen snow
Last year when it snowed in Tucson, my friend said she saw people park themselves in front of windows in the Psych building on campus and not leave for hours because they didn’t know what to do.
Listen to the girl, as she takes on half the world.
He was asked on some talk show what he whispered and he said he forgot.
Tonight was a special night thought Major League Baseball as we honored the legacy of Jackie Robinson. 67 years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color barrier at Ebbets Field before a crowd of 26,623 spectators – aproximately 14,000 of whom were African-American. For the game today, baseball families came together to remember his lasting legacy with every payer and coach wearing number 42 to celebrate the diversity and connectivity of our National Pastime.
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.
I think a lot of teenagers already do this, but seeing the transformation in him when the cancer returns is just terrifying and heartbreaking and suddenly the facade breaks and you begin to almost miss it.
We don’t like the facade, but without it, people are weak and I think that scares us more than anything.