People criticizing TFIOS because Gus sounds pretentious???
that was the point???
like literally at his fake funeral his best friend talks about how fucking pretentious he is and how annoying it was???
It was one of his character flaws? He was deliberately written that way?
You’re not being clever or critical by pointing it out, you are literally stating a fact about the novel that the author deliberately wrote
I don’t think people are being clever or critical: i think they are deliberately stating a fact about what they don’t like about the book. Also, authorial intent does not make a “deliberate” part of a text infallible to criticism or one’s preference of a text.
Like, fuck, I get a LOT of you love TFiOS, but it is far from an infallible text (as ANY text is, no matter how much we personally love it or how deeply rooted in canon or THE Canon it is).
like, i guess this isnt even a particularly “”“adult”“” blog but theres something very unnerving about clicking through to a new follower and seeing “age: 14” on the sidebar. i feel like a chaperone at a highschool dance. leave some room for jesus
by all means call out john green on his bullshit don’t stand for one bit of it but while you’re at it don’t throw the 13 year old girls who read his books under the bus with him for crying over fictional boys and photoshopping flower crowns onto things and blogging about their social anxiety protect them at all fucking costs
Me: *at a white persons house* Friend: my moms making dinner.. Spaghetti with ketchup Me: my mom said I gotta come home right now immediately
i’ll never understand why people serve spaghetti sauce out of a jar like that is just a bastardization of my entire culture and being and then you take it one step further and serve wonderbread??? with your spaghetti??? get the fuck out of here jesus christ that shit is so gross
13. Something I want in my life: My own place that I can truly make my own.
15. Ten wishes: 1. I want someone back in my life. 2. I want to be an amazing teacher. 3. I want to have mastery of every spoken language. 4. I want the ability to talk to animals. 5. I want the people closest to me to be immortal (or we all live until im about 200 years old and then we can all go together I guess). 6. I want financial security for everyone I love. 7. I want everyone in my life to be safe from harm. 8. I want more hours in the day to do everything I want to do. 9. I want a horse, dangit! 10. I want my dogs to live forever.
20. Favorite book: City of Thieves - David Benioff