*skips 150 songs till i get the one i want* it must be destiny

 

Look at us, falling right back into our old rhythms.

 

i don’t know what i’m supposed to be doing right now but i’m pretty sure i’m not doing it

 

I just feel like I’ve been talking more about the Spice Girls on this press tour than I have about the movie.

 

I am way too excited by the If I stay movie. This is either a good or painful thing to see your favorite book made into a movie and I was definitely more scared than excited at first but the trailer was amazing and it made me so emotionnal about the characters and the story and I realized how much this book meant to be and how much I want to see the movie. I CAN’T WAIT.

 
you-wish-you-had-this-url: I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?

fishingboatproceeds:

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.)

 

Isn’t it amazing how life is one thing and then in an instinct, it becomes something else? Like, here I am, Mia. The girl who thinks about the cello, and Adam, and just like that…

 
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