"It’s a metaphor, see. You put the bacon thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the…um…well, you eat it, actually, ‘cause it’s there and you’re nearly tasting it. So it’s not a metaphor. Um. I have no idea where I was going with that. Want some bacon?"
the more i think about people calling augustus waters pretentious because of his metaphorical use of cigarettes the more i think about the freaking car scene. yes, augustus is a self-aggrandizing bastard; his own best friend does not hesitate to say so in a pre-funeral eulogy for god’s sake. but then you have to think about how afraid he was, not really of dying but of dying without leaving a true and lasting impact on this world and thinking it takes ridiculous, and yes, pretentious, acts like carrying around cigarettes you never light or sacrificing yourself in a video game to save virtual, fictitious children to be that kind of person who leaves a mark on the world, to try and be noticed by the universe. but the sicker he gets the harder it is to keep up this act that is so fucking important to him because he is a scared teenager fighting a losing battle and he doesn’t know what else to do but try to prove he still has some independence and that he can keep up this facade so he goes to buy his own stupid metaphor-cigarettes, grasping at the last of this act as the curtains are trying to close on him anD THE POOR THING GETS SICK ON HIMSELF AND CANT EVEN GET OUT OF THE CAR CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW LOST AND HOPELESS HE FELT it hurts
i wanna date someone and live with them in a shitty apartment but be happy about it because we are happy together and we can decorate it with stupid dorky posters of shit we like and anime figurines and art and we can cook weird recipes we found on the internet and eat them and watch anime or cartoons even if the food is gross because we made it and we’re perfect
tattoos of cats that wind around your ankles, birds that fly across your back when you move, a wand that moves when you move your own wand, a map on the back of your hand that shows your current location
do you think when johnny depp agrees to be in a movie with a different director he goes home at night and tim burton is just there with his face pressed against the window and johnny has to close the curtains to avoid feeling guilty
Ohmygod, no way?? It’s almost as if that’s exactly what John Greenintended.
"Augustus Waters talked so much that he’d interrupt you at his own funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production."