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“When her body first hit the net, all I registered was a gray blur. I pulled her across it and her hand was small, but warm, and then she stood before me, short and thin and plain and in all ways unremarkable—except that she had jumped first. The Stiff had jumped first.
Even I didn’t jump first.
Her eyes were so stern, so insistent.

Beautiful.

But that wasn’t the first time I ever saw her. I saw her in the hallways at school, and at my mother’s false funeral, and walking the sidewalks in the Abnegation sector. I saw her, but I didn’t see her; no one saw her the way she truly was until she jumped. I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.


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So, I Saw the Divergent Movie...!

A few weeks ago I packed up a suitcase and flew to LA and bought some Milk Duds and watched the Divergent movie.

You know. As one does. (?!!)

It’s hard to prepare yourself for an experience like that, watching something that once existed only in your brain re-created on such a large scale. Every so often, as I was watching, I would flash back to this image of myself in pajama pants with really gross hair typing away on my computer, and then juxtapose it over the gorgeous shot of the Sears Tower or Navy Pier or the Abnegation sector on this big screen in front of me, and it was so ridiculously awesome and surreal I just wanted to laugh and cry all at once.

As usual, I don’t want to spoil anything for you. I’ll keep my comments vague and brief so that you can enter the movie with relatively clean slates. But I will tell you…

…drumroll, please…

I loved it.

I was completely absorbed by it. Even though I am so familiar with this story, I clearly remember grabbing the arms of my chair when Tris runs to catch the train after the Choosing Ceremony because I was nervous that she wouldn’t make it. (And then I thought to myself…YOU WROTE THE STORY, VERONICA.) It was beautifully shot—Chicago is such a gorgeous city, and to see it transformed into this futuristic wasteland was incredibly cool—and suspenseful, and the cast did a wonderful job. If I start calling people out specifically I’m just going to gush about everyone, but since Tris is very much the anchor of the series, and Four is of particular interest to many of you, I feel like I should say that Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four are everything I hoped for (or maybe more than I dared to hope for). And we were so lucky to have Neil Burger driving this—his vision of the world, the amazing details and subtleties of it, his understanding of the story, and how seriously he took every part of it…I mean, you can tell. You can see it everywhere.

I was nervous to see it, as I think any author whose book is being adapted for the screen would be, but I remember remarking when I first went to set that everyone involved with the movie seemed so thoughtful about the story they were helping to build, and I feel like the final product reflects that. I can’t wait for you guys to see it on March 21st! I also can’t wait to see it again!

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“But that wasn’t the first time I ever saw her. I saw her in the hallways at school, and at my mothers false funeral, and walking the sidewalks in the Abnegation sector. I saw her, but I didn’t see her; no one saw her the way she truly was until she jumped. I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”

anonymous asked:

whats the heart breaking theo allegiant quote???

You mean heartbreaking quotes from Allegiant? There are a bunch of ‘em, and all of them hits me every time. 

—-Allegiant spoilers below—-

  • “I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.” 
  • “When her body first hit the net, all I registered was a gray blur. I pulled her across it and her hand was small, but warm, and then she stood before me, short and thin and plain and in all ways unremarkable- except that she had jumped first. The stiff had jumped first.
    Even I didn’t jump first. Her eyes were so stern, so insistent.
    Beautiful.”
  • “Can I be forgiven for all I’ve done to get here?
    I want to be. I can. I believe it.” 
  • “The person you became with her is worth being.”
  • “If I don’t survive,” I say, “tell Tobias I didn’t want to leave him.”
  • “I love you” I say.
    “I love you, too” he says. “I’ll see you soon.”
  • “But that wasn´t the first time I ever saw her. I saw her in the hallways at school, and at my mother’s false funeral, and walking the sidewalks in the Abnegation sector. I saw her, but I didn’t see her; no one saw her the way she truly was until she jumped.”
  • “I don’t know how long it takes for me to realize that isn’t going to happen,
    that she is gone. But when I do I feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.”
  • “His fingers slide into my hair, and I hold on to his arms to stay steady as we press together like two blades at a stalemate. He is stronger than anyone I know, and warmer than anyone else realizes; he is a secret that I have kept, and will keep for the rest of my life.”
  • “It reminds me that no embrace will ever feel the same again, because no one will ever be like her again, because she’s gone. She’s gone, and crying feels so useless, so stupid, but it’s all I can do.”
  • “All I can do is stand still- I feel like if I just stand still, I can stop it from being true, I can pretend that everything is all right.”
  • “Now she looks pale and small, but her eyes make me think of wide- open skies that I have never actually seen, only dreamed of.”

There are probably dozens of more, but these would suffice! I just realized that there are actually A LOT of cute FourTris moments in Allegiant. I thought it was only a handful, turned out it wasn’t. How fascinating!