hahaha why do we do it
do we just hate ourselves so much
w h y
We both know you’re the Lucy.
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
From McKinley High Ohio, the New Directions
okay i’m gonna bet yall this is how faking it is gonna go
brunette and blondie pretend to be lesbians for popularity (in what world is being a lesbian popular in high school idk). brunette starts turning into a lil bit of a bitch. blondie still kinda has integrity i guess and wants out. but then she starts falling in love with brunette. things get messy, no one is happy, brunette is probs straight because this is mtv and nothing good happens to lesbians on t.v anyway
the end i just saved you having to watch it
i’m too happy and in love to do anything today please leave a message at the beep and i WILL GET BACK TO YOU NEVER BECAUSE I DONT CAAAAAARE SHE LOVES ME SO IDGAF HEHEHEHEHEEEEEE
waiting for spooky to get out of class
Remember when Chris Carter said Mulder fell in love with Scully the moment she walked in that basement?
I think I agree because
HE IS LIKE
OMG *heart eyes*
#pLEASE has this ever even been a QUESTION#as opposed to obvious known fact#he’s spent the last several days reading her very intelligent grad thesis and setting himself up for her inevitable disdain#he knows her job is to discretely edge him out of his job and finally give the fbi a real excuse to shut him down#and then this tiny radiantly assured woman walks into his office and without a moment’s hesitation offers him her hand and her respect#and he’s lost. completely. forever.#he is literally never the same person again on the other end of that handshake#i mean also loOK AT HIS WEIRD MUFFLED GRIN like#the x files#b a b i e s#seriously though tHIS HAS NEVER BEEN A QUESTION
In Family, Tara’s family shows up and insists she return with them , basically becoming the surrogate mother/slave. They tell her that she will be revealed as a disgusting demon by the time she reaches 20 just like her mother was. The witch inside her is a demon and this is the part of Tara that she has been struggling to hide beneath a geeky exterior. (Interesting side note - Willow is doing the reverse - Willow is trying to hide the geek beneath the monster, so is Spike for that matter. Both Willow and Spike are ashamed of the inner geek, they can’t imagine anyone loving it. So they allow the monster to surface and remain in control. Unlike Giles and Tara - they prefer the monster. It protects them, empowers them. The geek is what scares them. The geek is weak.
The moment Tara confesses what she’s done - they forgive her. They forgive her for having a monster inside. She is accepted as part of their family. Giles has the same reaction when he confesses his sins in The Dark Age, Buffy tells him to forgive himself. Jenny eventually does. As a result neither Giles nor Tara are afraid of the rejection that their monsters will cause. They see the danger, but are no longer ashamed of what they are. Why? Because they’ve forgiven themselves and having accepted the danger that resides in them, are able to exert some sort of control over it. Tara like Giles uses magic sparingly. They both have a deep respect for the damage it can do, because it has almost destroyed them both in the past. The difference between Tara /Giles and Willow, is they were never trying to hide the “geek”, they were trying to hide the “monster”. A monster both have on occasion associated with magic.
Giles and Tara leave because they know that sometimes you have to face your monster alone. Giles feels he is allowing Buffy to cling to her childhood, to ignore her monster, to stay arrested in that period between life and death, forever a child. While Tara believes that staying only enables Willow to continue to use the monster to hide the geek. It is ironic really - Willow believes Tara would hate the geek, but it’s not the geek Tara fears, it’s the monster that Willow refuses to acknowledge, the monster she sees Willow becoming. It’s the reverse of Tara’s old dilemma; Tara was afraid of the monster.
Okay, this is the most incredible meta I’ve read in a long time and it’s absolutely true. Bravo, OP. Bravo. -The Slayerettes (Amy)