Anonymous: "67. Lips or eyes 68. Hugs or kisses 69. Shorter or taller 70. Older or Younger 71. Romantic or spontaneous 72. Nice stomach or nice arms 73. Sensitive or loud 74. Hook-up or relationship"
Which is better
69. Taller. Definitely taller.
70. Probably older
71. I think that spontaneous can be romantic, and I hate when things are over-planned down to the last detail. That being said, I hate surprises… Romantic.
72. Really can I just have both?
73. I’m pretty loud, so I think sensitive would be a good balance.
tbh most of what i got out of tfios was that gus built up this huge persona of corny bravado to try to romanticize his own life as a desperate attempt to deal with the temporary nature of existence but cancer don’t give a shit if you sound like a teenage dirtbag that shit’ll come back to get you death doesn’t give a single solitary fuck
crossover where death from book thief rolls his eyes every time gus waters pulls a particularly pretentious line out of his ass thank
But, isn’t that sort of the point? Like, I’ve seen so much criticism about Gus going around lately and I just think it’s weird.
Like, Augustus is TRYING to be brave in the face of his illness by dramatizing and romanticizing his life and ACTING in grand pretentious gestures as a coping mechanism.
But through the book, we see that bravado slip away, and we see the REAL Gus. And through Hazel, we see was REAL strength and bravery is- not Augustus’s metaphors and eloquent meaningless ramblings about the infinite- but in the patience and love and small acts.
Yeah, Gus is a pretentious 16 year old douche. But he’s also dying of cancer, and his idea of bravery is systematically deconstructed through the novel?
Tfios is in no way a PERFECT book, but I’m not sure where all this “the book sucks because Gus is pretentious” criticism is coming from. It’s like people only read the first 50 pages and then put the book down?
just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,
(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)
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