Do you ever go into a book store and just find all of your favourite author’s books even though you already have them and you just hover in that general area for a while


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“"The idea that we should treat sexual orientation itself as an adults-only topic, however, is absurd. Non-heterosexual children exist. To pretend they do not, to fail to recognize that they have needs for support and validation like any child, would be bad teaching, bad writing, and bad citizenship." - Rick Riordan” (via queenluciferrules)

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What do I do with my life now? 

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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?



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.)


“You’re writing your own story in life, with you as the character. Are you going to keep with the same narrative, or branch it out and create a plot of your own? Are you going to keep the same character, or develop them just the way you want to?”

made-in-doncastiel (well, his/her therapist)

made-in-doncastiel sent me the above quote with the following message:

I don’t know if any of your followers would find this useful, but I write and I went to see my therapist last week… I don’t know if this is helpful at all, but I really liked it. x”

I like it too! Thanks for sending! I love getting messages like this.

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The best of the best.

Morning bookgasm!



The best of the best.

Morning bookgasm!

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It happened. Welcome back to Avonlea, Gilbert Blythe. Watch out for those slates/magnetic locker boards.

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