james-gatz

He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
—  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Similarities Between Titanic and The Great Gatsby

A young man who was born dirt poor

with plans of starting out fresh in New York

who falls in love with a woman named after a flower

and pretends to be someone he’s not along the way

and his true love is already taken by a huge douche

but he doesn’t care

then he dies in water

And Leo still doesn’t get a freaking Oscar

gatsby on mtv cribs

[drives up in his bodacious yellow car] whaddup my name’s james gatz but you can call me jay gatsby!!! i’m 32 years young and i live in west egg which is a sick neighborhood that shouldn’t be confused with the healthy protein!! [quick shots of gatsby posing next to various parts of west egg] i live in this BALLER mansion next to my BEST FRIEND nick!! [points to nick who is standing at the door] say what up nick (what up jay) anyways i built this WHOLE thing just so i could impress this sweet piece of ass across the water!! her name is daisy and she’s married to some rich guy. but SIKE i’m rich too!!! i made all my money in the bootlegging business bc it’s PROHIBITION! fuck the government! (fuck em!) thanks nick! [high fives nick] let’s go inside

Say it with me

Nick Carraway was in love with Gatsby

anonymous asked:

Do you have any ftm Gatsby headcanons?

oh, yes i do! thanks for asking

  • Gatsby ran away from his poor family life to not only make something of himself, but to also try and feel more comfortable and safe. he wanted to become something great without not being accepted and trying to be brought down because people know of his past. him being trans is another reason why he keeps himself secluded from others and he keeps his whole life a mystery.
  • i’d like to think that Gatsby has a very kind and loving family even through all their struggles, and they still care a lot about him after he ran off without a word. had he said anything, his parents would probably be questionable and such, but hopefully they wouldn’t treat him much differently. whether his family would accept that he’s trans or not, he wouldn’t find out until much later (if at all) because he had no intention to come out to them simply because of fear.
  • he tried out lots of different names before settling on Jay Gatsby. he never felt very connected to any that he’d tried out, but once he’d met Dan Cody and saw how successful he’d become, he chose something a bit similar (3 letter first name, 2 syllable last name ending in y) in hopes that this would help him become someone like Cody
  • he also took note of Cody’s tips on how to be a gentleman and stuff to pass better…and probably stole an outfit or two
  • another reason why he wants to be with Daisy is because he imagines that she’d be completely ok with him being trans even if a majority of society won’t. he thinks that she’ll be different because, y’know, he thinks of her as the perfect person and all for him. he most likely never ends up telling her for a number of reasons
  • the only person Gatsby ever for sure tells is Nick, and he says it when he’s confessing the true story of his past. when he’s talking about it all, Gatsby actually gets quite emotional, which is something neither he nor Nick expected. his emotions have been bottled up for as long as he can remember, and he never thought the day would come where he would tell someone his deepest secrets—especially not someone he’s only recently met. Nick’s very accepting of this, though, and wouldn’t dare tell a soul just as Gatsby asked of him

a few things not regarding the book:

  • he cut his own hair. it was messy and obviously unprofessional at first but he learned how to do it overtime. as an adult, he probably doesn’t do haircuts on himself anymore. or he might every once in a while just for kicks?
  • i imagine he’s pretty proud of himself and how far he’s gotten almost completely by himself. sometimes he does dwell on even further into the past than usual and he thinks about all that he’s went through to get to this point, but he’s still happy with himself and shamelessly living. 
  • actually, he might’ve also told Wolfsheim he was trans, now that i think about it… Wolfsheim thought nothing less of him even though they hadn’t known each other for that long, and probably lent him a bit of cash to get himself some clothes/men’s products/etc.