Posts Tagged: The Fault in Our Stars

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  • Question: I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious? - you-wish-you-had-this-url
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    fishingboatproceeds:

    I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.

    Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.

    And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.

    Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.

    Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.

    (Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)

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cs-elliot:

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micklovich:

this is the single most pretentious thing ive ever seen in my life im gonna vomit

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ah i can already hear the screams of fans yelling “READ THE BOOK” but you’ve got to admit that no matter how you spin this it’s incredibly pretentious and silly.

*pulls out flags, flashing lights, gets a bullhorn, makes a poster, turns on spotlights, hires a gospel choir, and rents a mechanical dinosaur*

*deep breath*

And that is the point!

No, seriously, he is supposed to be a pretentious little shit. That is Augustus. Note that he even has a pretentious-sounding name. Hazel knows that he is a pretentious little shit and sees that he is not truly “Augustus” but simply Gus. Simple, common, ordinary. But he still gave her an infinity within her numbered days. And that is why Gus IS a pretentious shit, people SHOULD read the book, BUT, while this scene might not seem that great out of context, it is only a PART of the whole. Also keep in mind that he is 17. 17 year-olds tend to think rather highly of whatever they have to say.

*gallops away riding a centaur*

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faultinourstarsmovie:

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faultinourstarsmovie:

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the-sleepless-draughtsman:

Epigraph

As the tide washed in, the Dutch Tulip Man faced the ocean:

‘Conjoiner rejoinder poisoner concealer revelator. Look at it,

Rising up and rising down, taking everything with it.’

‘What’s that?’ Anna asked.

‘Water,’ the Dutchman said. ‘Well, and time.’

— Peter Van Houten, An Imperial Affliction  

Epigraph of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

So I attempted a comic strip interpretation of the TFiOS epigraph. Comments and critiques are welcome.

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shotinsarajevo:

Look what came in the mail today! (Also I’m halfway through season 4 of the X Files in case you can’t tell by Mulder’s Backstreet Boys haircut)

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fishingboatproceeds:

And here is the TFIOS movie teaser in glorious high definition.

Tumblypoos, I so look forward to your gifs and mash ups and remixes. I can’t believe this is really becoming real…

FULL TRAILER TOMORROW!

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hluvsg123:

“But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

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inamillionways:

Me and my baby girl Angeline, my beautiful fellow osteosarcoma survivor trying to imitate the fault in our stars movie cover. I met her while we were going through chemo last fall. She’ll always be my hazel grace

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES.

THIS IS THE REAL LIFE HAZEL AND AUGUSTUS

WITH A HAPPY FUCKING ENDING

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fearlessforfour:

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I’m worried about John Green.

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