The nuclear family structure Does not work
It doesn’t work for black people or white people. Why are we holding on to it. People need a larger unit.
Toni Morrison ain’t never lied.
The nuclear family is by design a mini patriarchal system that allows men dominion over people and property. It’s a small way the nation or state gives men power or the illusion of such. This ain’t even the Marx talking this is str8 up how capitalism configures people into machines to produce more of a certain kind of labor or a community of labor. There’s dis damn book my sociology prof gave me that takes apart the middle class family structure like you wouldn’t believe. That’s why every Hollywood movie takes great effort to destroy any threats to the white middle class family. Re watch movies. And tell me I’m lying.
I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.
Then I spend time with teenagers.
And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.
when your computer insists that it has urgent updates
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
the whole concept of flirting is just lost on me most of the time really. whenever someone is like “oh they were flirting with you” i’m just like. what. whenever someone is like “were you flirting with them?” i’m just like. what. whenever someone is like “oh you totally were flirting with them!” i’m just like. what. what is flirting. what is going on. what. i have no idea what’s going on. what
"My brain and this world don’t fit each other."
It’s Holy Week. And every good catholic in Colombia is traveling to be with their family in the ramp up to Easter. We found this church to lift our spirits and remind us that modern buildings are ugly. Sanctuario de las Lajas. Also about 50 kids wanted their picture with us one at a time. We are basically happy zoo animals. #colombia #ipiales #laslajas #almosttoecuador #oregontopatagonia (at Santuario de las lajas (Ipiales-Nariño))
The “Everybody is done with everybody” Wedding
And Tyrion’s just like “Respect.”
If anyone can appreciate the value of a well delivered backhanded compliment, it’s Tyrion.