I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?
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.)
AU The Fault In Our Stars where Hazel Grace succumbs to the cancer and dies and in the last scene all you see is Augustus standing out side with a cigarette between his lips and a hand slowly reaching up to light it.
hi so i've had a particularly crappy day and I saw your posts on the advice tag so i thought i'd tell you about a problem. i have loads of friends and stuff but i woke up this morning and got this feeling of being needy & annoying. i get this feeling pretty frequently.i started to feel this all too familiar feeling of loneliness. it keeps coming back and it doesn't help that i don't open up to people easily so i can't talk to anyone about it. is it even a legit problem? thanks for being there:)
I didn’t even know I had an advice tag! And how on earth did you find it? Hahah, anyway I’ll try to help you.
I think everyone feels lonely at times and a need for attention/care. It doesn’t matter how many friends one’s got, you can still feel lonely, even in a big room of people. Does the loneliness bother you a lot? Do you want to talk to someone about it? Maybe there’s someone other than a friend you could consider talking to, like a school counselor? Maybe even venting online (like you did now) can help. Sometimes it’s easier to talk about personal thing with people you don’t know, and just some recognition is all that matters.
I don’t open up to people either, and I always go to tumblr and make a post if there’s something on my mind, and that helps me. Cause even if I didn’t say it out loud to a person, I still got it off my chest.
Idk if you go to school, but maybe it will be better tomorrow when you get to see your friends again? :)