April 18th, 2014

i bought the hermities some new shells off the internets

now they just need to COME OUT AND COME LOOK AT THEM

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"Medley of Roles We’re Too Old To Play"

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I wouldn’t necessarily mind people not knowing I’m gay, but I don’t like being thought of as straight — in the same way that I don’t mind people not knowing I’m a writer, but it would be awkward if they assumed I was an extreme skateboarder, because that’s so far removed from the reality of my life. But there is no blank slate where orientation is concerned; we are straight until proven otherwise. And if you’ve never seen how dramatically a conversation can be derailed by a casual admission of homosexuality, let me tell you, it gets awkward.

My Life as an Invisible Queer - Cosmopolitan (via feministlibrarian)

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Lana Del Rey songs make me feel sad and nostalgic about things that haven’t happened to me

This reminds me of one of my favorite quotations:

“When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will.” - Edgar Watson Howe

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April 17th, 2014

I’ve found that a good rule of thumb on modcloth is to order a size larger than you normally would. I just got my graduation dress from there! It’s adorable. I’m excited.

well lol oops I was on the fence between two sizes and went with the smaller one

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oo, how did you pick sizes and such?

I’m definitely concerned about the size—I don’t really buy clothes online usually for that reason. But I looked at the sizing chart info they have and the photos reviewers posted and made a best guess.

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i ordered a dress on modcloth eeeeeee

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reason to not become an adult

  • you can’t use the ‘my mum said i can’t go’ excuse to blow someone off

my mom has invited me over for dinner

my mom needs help with furniture

my mom just got a new phone and needs my help

my mom spoke to me from the grave and told me u need to stop inviting me out

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I’m seeing a lot of talk from some people about how the lad from The Fault in Our Stars is a pretentious nobhead and other people basically saying we’re not allowed to think he’s a pretentious nobhead because we’re supposed to think he’s a pretentious nobhead but if we’re supposed to think he’s a pretentious nobhead then why are you getting the hump because we’re talking about what a pretentious nobhead we think he is?

Presumably because the criticism I’m reading appears to be critical of the book on the grounds of the character being pretentious rather than merely being annoyed at the character for being pretentious.

One is engaging with the purposes of the book, the other is railing against the author for things that are supposedly intentional.

Pretty much. A lot of people have been making reference to Isaac’s “eulogy” in the book where he calls Augustus pretentious, but that just makes it sound like “oh, but it was pointed out that he was pretentious at one point, so it’s okay!” It’s more that the story is largely about Augustus and how much he wants to appear to be that Charming Romantic Hero, and how those sorts of desires stem from his fear that his life will not have been particularly interesting or meaningful (which is something that he probably has not always felt like he has a lot of time to figure out, as he has already lost a leg to cancer). Fans of the book see that scene (which is from the first chapter of the book) and they associate it with the whole of this character and this story, so they get frustrated when it’s made fun of by people who don’t give the benefit of the doubt that the story does expect them to be smart enough to view the character as trying too hard.

Though John Green would scoff at me giving his words about the book a particular amount of weight, he discusses the whole cigarettes thing and Augustus’ pretentious behavior many times on his blog where he answers questions about TFioS (that is meant for people who have already read the book). e.g.:

Augustus is a very performed character, right? He delivers monologues, for God’s sake. He’s one of those kids who is super self-conscious and always assumes that people are watching him and/or listening very closely to him. So this is one of the ways that we see him performing the role of Augustus Waters instead of just being authentically himself. (x)

For better or for worse, the TFioS trailer, etc. have done a respectable job thus far of not spoiling the story, but in the course of doing that are not touching on some of the most interesting things about TFioS. And regardless, you can never trust a trailer.

Which is not to say the movie will necessarily be good or effectively convey any of those things because it’s yet to be released, but that’s sort of the thing—we can’t attempt to extrapolate what the entire movie will be based on what we’ve seen of it thus far, but a lot of people are making a whole lot of fuss about that one scene even if that’s all they know of the story.

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let’s be real

this is one of my best outfits

it’s me

your team captain

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