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. 
bombshellwithabarbell:

This is my favorite p and r quote
9gag:

This kid was a toaster for Halloween

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zachsgay:

i need to be like 12x hotter than i am now

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*points at mirror* what the hell

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when u havent done ur homework but the teacher goes through the answers with the class

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Dangerous - Lyrics
↳ 13/18

So wake me up
Cause i’ve been asleep now for days
How do i get up? (Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
And way back when
We used to fall hard, in love
How to mess it up (Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)

This ain’t the end of us
Darling let me show you
I am good enough
Maybe in the end i should’ve toughened up
Not self-destruct
But i’ll see her again

Mary Galaxy is da-a-a-a-angerous
Hope i knew
But i just can’t get enough
I’m stuck
She’s gonna tear me up
A million voices ever mean to never give you up
Shoulda listen but i’m addicted to this darker love
And this is dangerous, for me

I must confess
I’m feeling guilty
My conscience is heavy
I’m a wreck 
(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)

This ain’t the end of us
Darling let me show you
I’m not giving up
I tried to tell myself that i can toughen up
Not self-destruct
But i’ll see her again

Mary Galaxy is da-a-a-a-angerous
Hope i knew
But i just can’t get enough
I’m stuck
She’s gonna tear me up
A million voices ever mean to never give you up
Shoulda listen but i’m addicted to this darker love
And this is dangerous, for me

Even though i said i’m sorry
I still go back
Always go back
Back to her

(Woah oh oh, woah oh oh)

This ain’t the end of us
Darling let me show you
I am good enough
Maybe in the end i should’ve toughened up

Woah oh oh oh (x4)

Mary Galaxy is da-a-a-a-angerous
Hope i knew
But i just can’t get enough
I’m stuck
She’s gonna tear me up
A million voices ever mean to never give you up
Shoulda listen but i’m addicted to this darker love
And this is dangerous, for me

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Characters you should never kill off in books because your fandom will literally never forgive you:

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trenchcoatsexual:

trenchcoatsexual:

  • beloved pets
  • only 1 twin

yes, joanna kathleen rowling, i made this post specifically for you

oh god i can’t remember what pet died

WHAT PET

oh ok its Hedwig I have recalled carry on

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im glad i dont have a thigh gap i almost dropped my phone into the toilet but i caught it with thunder and lightning

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