Proud Papas. After trying to become parents for nearly a year, two gay King penguins at the Odense Zoo in Denmark adopted an abandoned egg. The two successfully incubated and hatched a chick last month.
NATURE. YOU STOP THAT SWEETNESS RIGHT NOW. I. CANNOT. HANDLE. IT.
I’ve literally been hit on in ALL of these ways, and this video made me realize how fucked up that is. Like.. what must it be like being a man… I really can’t imagine living life without being anxious of the opposite sex’s intentions towards me.
I keep telling myself this isn’t a race
I’ve never been good a losing.
popcorn rain cloud #popcorn #rain #popcornraincloud
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 think, therefore I am.
But, thinking doesn’t make something so. You might think the sky is red, but that isn’t truth - it’s just relative to your experience and how you perceive/decode knowledge using one of your senses.
You might think a silence is awkward, but the other person might think it’s comfortable; so whose thought is right in this situation?
So, if all things are relative/subjective to how one perceives and decodes using nothing but experience and senses, how can one know for sure whether or not they truly “exist” based on the notion of thought when they can’t accurately and objectively compare and measure their existence with anothers?
oh jeez, my brains gonna explode.
Must stop thinking.