Once Upon a December

18 | London | History of Art Student at The Courtauld
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  • HIMYM writers: Oh Tracy
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  • HIMYM writers: If there was only someone who loved you
#nohusband #failgujju

how dare u

i will find someone who loves me despite my flaws ok

(that or just find some who doesn’t eat eggs lol)


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. 


Rules: In a text post list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see…

toakarou tagged me…

  • Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Ma
  • Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Kitchen by Yoshimoto Banana
  • Macbeth by guess who?
  • Fundamentals of Physics (saved me for physics last semester)
  • Sekai no Chuushin de Ai wo Sakebu (the first Japanese novel I read ><)
  • Some english handbook from primary school (Ms. Vasu, remember? The horrorrrrrrrr)
  • The Warriors Series by Erin Hunter (read it for like over 5 years)
  • Princess Diaries

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let’s catch up soon k

also erm yeah books

  • Harry Potter (obvs)
  • Enid Blyton books actually, specifically St. Clare’s, Malory Towers and Faraway
  • Eragon (I don’t think I can ever let go of Ellesmera, I WANNA BE AN ELF THERE)
  • Percy Jackson (love greek myths, modern day twist)
  • ASOUE because its just so damn well written
  • Running in the Family because goddamn Michael Ondaatje made me feel all the identity feelz
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood
  • Ariel by Plath
  • What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompretz
  • lol lol Beacon Street Girls omfg

tagging aspiring-rainbow vhickles gingerp1e loveateverandeversight contradictionaddiction anyone else who wants to do it really go for it


Hannibal is nsfw as in not safe for Will

(Source: chepibola, via radiorcrist)



do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing 

I believe Douglas Adams and John Lloyd came up with a word for this feeling. image

(via contradictionaddiction)

made the worst scrambled eggs ever