April 19, 2014

notspeakingisnt-notlistening:

annalisah:

COUNTER // CULTURE

For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…

this is SO COOL oh man

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April 19, 2014

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. 

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. 

(Source: tfios-changed-my-life, via stovepipeboys)

April 19, 2014

it’s 3 am and what am I doing instead of sleeping you may ask?

I am currently juggling writing a slam poem about being a girl in the music business, watching some slam poetry, listening to lyric less “writing” music, listening to Bollywood, and sending audio files to the always lovely Dan Mur so we can collab on some shit.

April 19, 2014

parisjemm:

thatbagelgirl:

sizvideos:

To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter - Video

I love this so fucking much

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

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April 19, 2014

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April 19, 2014

indevampire:

i think there is no greater dark magic than the cha-cha slide

you will never get a group of people obeying every command so quickly as you will by putting on that song.

every previous conversation grinds to a halt as everyone goes to the left and then takes it back now y’all

(Source: indevan, via myminiatureromance)

April 19, 2014

saltyvessels:

thathickstergirl:

magicalbeautifulkibi:

ive-been-tired:

kuneria:

Bob Ross used to be a drill sergeant but quit because he hated having to shout at people. 

That at is why he always talked in such a calm voice.

Bob Ross is probably my favorite human being on television

(via lackyannie)

April 19, 2014
alliekitaguchi:

Can we talk about my wing though (also : loOK MY EYES ARE HAZEL)

alliekitaguchi:

Can we talk about my wing though (also : loOK MY EYES ARE HAZEL)

April 19, 2014
richarcl:

the truth about cowboys

richarcl:

the truth about cowboys

(Source: babefield, via purpletipsgirl)

April 19, 2014

sofiaauditores:

making a typo in a very long tag

image

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