I apologize in advance.

Sunshine, 16.

thescienceofjohnlock:

ughbenedict:

            

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

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.)

Actors meeting their characters

  • John: good evening, you alright?
  • Martin: what the fuck
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  • Benedict: oh my gosh hi, I am so sorry are you okay? can I get you anything?
  • Sherlock: liar
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  • Derek: stiles is such a dumbass omg
  • Tyler: smh shut up u love him
  • -
  • Stiles: aaayyyyyy
  • Dylan: aayyyyy lmao
  • -
  • Dean: I secretly love castiel
  • Jensen: I openly love misha
  • -
  • Castiel: I am castiel, angel of the lord
  • Misha: lmao yeah okay did u see this video of me cooking with my son
  • -
  • Captain Jack: I like dick
  • John: I like dick
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  • Matt: Its crazy how we finish eachothers-
  • Doctor: saNDWICHES
  • Matt: THATS WHAT I WAS GONNA SAY
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  • Tony Stark: I'm Iron Man
  • Robert Downey junior: No, I'm Iron Man