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albinwonderland:

ediebrit:

oh my fucking god

huge fucking trigger warning but oh my god

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thesem:

chibiwonder:

thesem:

thesem:

I actually like the book, but the more people talk about how stupid this movie is, the more I realize that, yeah, that’s pretentious and presumptuous and many other negative things that start with ‘p’. Augustus was written to be pretentious, but…

The line is annoying and trite bullshit but the more I think the more I’m just annoyed by Hazel Grace’s reaction (sidenote: seriously is Hazel Grace a double name that has ever been used like Mary Jo or Emma Sue, etc?). Like she brings up the whole “it sucks needing an oxygen tank to breathe” thing and then she sees a guy pull out a cigarette and assumes that he’s going to light it because that’s what people do and one would assume that because she needs the oxygen tank to breathe that she knows to keep flames away because uh it’s kinda flammable and her first reaction is a whole “seriously you’re going to give money to those guys/you had cancer/etc etc” thing and not like just grabbing the cigarette from his mouth or going “HEY YO DIPSHIT DID YOU JUST NOT NOTICE THE FLAMMABLE WARNINGS ON THE OXYGEN TANK OR DO YOU JUST NOT CARE”

Like he could still be a douche supreme after that, the only thing that changes is that it makes it seem like Hazel Grace gives a shit about herself and not just the douche supreme male lead

BUT HEY what do I know

OH HEY these are my thoughts and my opinions of course I get that lots of people still really like John Green and his writings… so like… like what you like and all

Just… wanted to say that…

Well, hey, I like it, it doesn’t mean I can’t acknowledge its flaws. And, for the record, I am aware of some of the flaws (though not certainly not all of them. The stuff in the Anne Frank house… I didn’t even think about how fucking disrespectful it is. Wow, John. Bad form).

I knew even before the movie clips were released that no teenage boy talks, or acts, like Augustus Waters. It took hearing his dialogue to really solidify it for me, but the teenagers in the book don’t sound like teenagers, not really.

John Green set out to write “a funny, honest book about cancer,” in his own words. And, really, I think that he did okay at that - I can still sympathize with the characters, still believe the emotions, all of that. But he made every character in the book sound like him. An extension of everything that he, as a healthy, thirty-year-old, well-to-do white man, had to say about living with cancer.

I’m not saying that i know it any better, but there were plenty of subjects that he, in his quest to write this “funny, honest book” never touched on, like the financial aspect, the insurance aspect, or anything else.

I like the book, but it frustrates me.

That’s fine! I am just trying to get better at stating when things are my thoughts and opinions because I’m not good at that. Also trying not to poke and provoke the tumblr horde too much really it’s just that my opinions never seem to match theirs… haha whups…

Honestly okay I was talking about this with a friend earlier and about the plot I wrote, “Yeah I read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and Catcher in the Rye too John Green” because Augustus reminds me of a way more annoying Holden Caulfield except I kinda liked Catcher in the Rye I just also think Holden is kinda an idiot (and I think Holden also recognizes that he’s kinda an idiot but I read that book like 7 years ago so I could just be misremembering) so I mean like… haha who knows. I mean no teenager really talks like Augustus (though I’ve known a few who’ve tried) but he does come from a literary tradition… I think that’s what I’m getting at…

Yeah I mean I haven’t read the book because honestly I find John Green a little off-putting so I haven’t really gone out of my way to read any of his stuff… or watch too many of his videos though I’ve seen some and he (unfortunately, if you ask me) hosts like half the mental_floss videos listing off interesting facts or whatever but I mean… I don’t think he’s a bad guy. And honestly when I saw the clip I didn’t know what movie it was from and I wasn’t sure it was John Green’s stuff because while I find him off-putting and a little out-of-touch I didn’t think he was like… that fucking ridic? I’m not kidding that one minute clip seriously has left me reeling I just don’t know what to make of it

Yeah I mean I’m not saying don’t like the thing or whatever like… it’s just a little amazing… to me… that this man’s writing has so many fans if it’s similar to that writing… I guess. Maybe that’s what I’m saying is that I’m just flabbergasted and also really, really relieved that I never went out of my way to read a John Green book like I’ve considered doing because from my point of view it looks like I dodged a huge bullet and I’ve got so many other books to read and yeah

…Not much I can say to that.

thesem:

thesem:

I actually like the book, but the more people talk about how stupid this movie is, the more I realize that, yeah, that’s pretentious and presumptuous and many other negative things that start with ‘p’. Augustus was written to be pretentious, but…

The line is annoying and trite bullshit but the more I think the more I’m just annoyed by Hazel Grace’s reaction (sidenote: seriously is Hazel Grace a double name that has ever been used like Mary Jo or Emma Sue, etc?). Like she brings up the whole “it sucks needing an oxygen tank to breathe” thing and then she sees a guy pull out a cigarette and assumes that he’s going to light it because that’s what people do and one would assume that because she needs the oxygen tank to breathe that she knows to keep flames away because uh it’s kinda flammable and her first reaction is a whole “seriously you’re going to give money to those guys/you had cancer/etc etc” thing and not like just grabbing the cigarette from his mouth or going “HEY YO DIPSHIT DID YOU JUST NOT NOTICE THE FLAMMABLE WARNINGS ON THE OXYGEN TANK OR DO YOU JUST NOT CARE”

Like he could still be a douche supreme after that, the only thing that changes is that it makes it seem like Hazel Grace gives a shit about herself and not just the douche supreme male lead

BUT HEY what do I know

OH HEY these are my thoughts and my opinions of course I get that lots of people still really like John Green and his writings… so like… like what you like and all

Just… wanted to say that…

Well, hey, I like it, it doesn’t mean I can’t acknowledge its flaws. And, for the record, I am aware of some of the flaws (though not certainly not all of them. The stuff in the Anne Frank house… I didn’t even think about how fucking disrespectful it is. Wow, John. Bad form).

I knew even before the movie clips were released that no teenage boy talks, or acts, like Augustus Waters. It took hearing his dialogue to really solidify it for me, but the teenagers in the book don’t sound like teenagers, not really.

John Green set out to write “a funny, honest book about cancer,” in his own words. And, really, I think that he did okay at that - I can still sympathize with the characters, still believe the emotions, all of that. But he made every character in the book sound like him. An extension of everything that he, as a healthy, thirty-year-old, well-to-do white man, had to say about living cancer.

I’m not saying that i know it any better, but there were plenty of subjects that he, in his quest to write this “funny, honest book” never touched on, like the financial aspect, the insurance aspect, or anything else.

I like the book, but it frustrates me.

svirfemmeblin:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

this is important, but also: it had 6664 notes.

liked and reblogged. my calling is complete

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed

thesem:

To set the scene, the (poorly posed) question is referring to comments made by former Treasury Security and Harvard University President Lawrence Summers, who suggested that genetic differences could explain why there are fewer girls in science. Yup, he really was Treasury secretary and president of Harvard.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s answer is, um, out of this world. There, I said it. Let me have this one.

Phenomenal

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