look as someone who has never read ‘the fault in our stars’ because I generally have no use for crying about kids dying of cancer
teenagers are ‘pretentious’ because they’re simultaneously experiencing a level of hormones that induces mental illness, learning the rules for romance and sexuality, discovering their parents are wrong and sometimes toxic, and trying to figure out who the fuck they are while they’re on an island with a fixed amount of people all going through the same shit and some of them haven’t learned basic human rules like ‘don’t bully’ yet.
and these ones also have cancer sads.
so like, idk why it’s trendy all of a sudden to roll your eyes at a thing just because you can make a gifset of it now and it sounds stupider out loud but those dumb feels are actually real to people at the time they’re feeling them so like
unless tfios is promoting awful toxic things the way twilight does or something, can we all calm down? because otherwise it’s gonna get annoying SO fast.
Plus I totally read this book and I was so happy that it was a) from the perspective of a terminally ill girl and b) that she actually lived through the whole book. The book is a little pretentious, but I was pretentious myself when I was a teenager and had I read the book several years earlier, I have no doubts that it would have spoken to me deeply.
This is just another iteration of making fun of things teenage girls like, and it is my MO to protect teenage girls at all costs, so everyone needs to cut it out.
tbh i’m kind of jumping on the mockery bandwagon a bit bc i’ve disliked the book for a while, although i do completely understand why a lot of folks like and appreciate it. my main issue as a whole was not that the story portrayed pretentious teenagers, but rather that i felt that it portrayed a rather pretentious abled adult white man’s vague idea of how disabled teenagers might interact, and while a lot of other people obviously found the characters’ dialogue to be meaningful and moving, it always struck me as stilted and unconvincing, a tendency that i feel has become more noticeable overall in the process of adaptation from paper to screen, and explains the rather negative reaction to the recently released cigarette clip.
(plus i mean it’s a white heterosexual teenage love story, and white heterosexual teenage love stories never fail to elicit a few eye-rolls from me, regardless of the narrative quality, so prob disregard everything i’m saying and totally go back to enjoying the book if that’s your thing! tfios just isn’t something i’ve ever particularly appreciated but if u like it rock on)
Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:
- Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.
the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze
it takes me like 3 days to wake up in the morning
oh my god
fucking fandom references
WHAT FANDOM? THE JESUS FANDOM?
THEY PREFER THE TERM CHRISTIANITY
This is the post that killed me
This is the post that killed him.
IT GOT BETTER
Ok everybody…..I have this great new idea for a blockbuster movie series…..picture this…..dystopian future…….and teenagers…….oh and to spice it upheterosexual couples
yes but consider this: A LOVE TRIANGLE oh man guys we’re gonna make so much money
But, stay with me here… What if they were all… WHITE?