Reindeer antlers sprayed with a reflector to reduce traffic accidents in Lapland, Finland.
I took my girlfriend to an improv show the other night and during intermission we were passionately arguing over whether half a 5 Hour Energy shot would give you 2.5 hours of energy or 5 hours of half-assed energy so we turned around to ask the opinions of the three people behind us and one of them said “Are all your arguments like this because we heard you in the lobby earlier fighting over the right way to pronounce ‘egg’?”
Imam Mosque, formerly known as Shah Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square.
Get you best paper, cut a circle and fold it, fold it so that the circumference falls on a fixed point inside. Repeat, using random folds. Now see the creases. This is how you paper-fold an ellipse.
This was completely unnecessary and for that I am thankful
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.)
I am particularly defensive of artists but all the more so of John Green. I think many people read his books and think that because they are easy reads, they are not complex or substantitive. (A form of pretentiousness in itself.) But either way, whatever opinion you may have I think it is always best to only use this type of criticism in an informative or constructive way, never a mocking, hateful one like I’ve seen this week. I have noticed, moreover, that this society has a tendency to look down on things enjoyed by teenage girls, which is another reason all the ugliness going around makes me uneasy. I hope this makes us remember that there are real men and women on the other end of our jokes. It is easy to misunderstand, underappreciate, and publically mock. It is hard to create.
i think about this video almost every day and i am so frightened of it
My life is no longer the same as it was 5 minutes ago.
oh my fucking god this is actually happening
the situation in Ukraine right now is so fucked up it is honestly the #1 thing I am scared of right now in the whole world.