So I have a “Facebook friend” who was celebrating and having a good old day chatting on Facebook about how the Muslim ban was a good idea. Today, she’s upset that her tires got slashed and she was stranded hours from her house because she had a Trump poster in her backseat. Now she’s upset that she’s been left stranded somewhere because of her views. I’m just like, gee isn’t that just terrible to be left stranded in an area because your views don’t mesh with others?
“If taking a pill makes you different, like, if it changes the way-down you…that’s just a screwed-up idea, you know? Who’s deciding what me means-me or the employees of the factory that makes Lexapro? It’s like I have this demon inside of me, and I want it gone, but the idea of removing it via pull is…I don’t know…weird. But a lot of days I get over that, because I do really hate the demon”
real talk though: in the fault in our stars, hazel and gus use “stars” to refer to both their thoughts (“my thoughts are stars i can’t fathom into constellations”) and champagne (“come quickly! i am tasting the stars”) so if you were really good at misunderstanding things the title could mean “the fault in our expensive alcoholic drink” instead of “the fault in our thinking” i love double metaphors
before i jump into all this, these are my opinions. don’t jump down my throat for them. thanks. also, i haven’t thought about john green in a while or read his books for at least a year, so sorry if i mix a few things up.
there’s a few things in this handy tag here, but tbh you could also go to the blog fishinboatsproceeds, nerdfighterfighter, and ihatejohngreen and get a lot more reasons if you look hard enough bc even though there’s a lot of posts there that are just making fun of him, they have a lot of posts that genuinely give good reasons on why they don’t like him. you could also go through quaffels anti john green tag, here, as well. i also really liked this video, but that’s just for tfios. aaaand there’s also this, but this is more entertainment-pointed, but does include some legitimate points in regards to tfios. i’ll talk more extensively on why i am, personally, but since i’m sick, have hw, and rly have no patience rn, i do apologize if it’s not the most eloquent. as i said, i’m sick and hopped up on cold medicine tbh. not the best state of mind to rant in, but here i go, anyway, since you asked. (under the cut because it got rly long)
Has anyone read Turtles All The Way Down yet? The first couple of pages are full of bacteria speak, and I’ve been going through this super weird intense germaphobe phase… I don’t think it’s healthy for me to keep reading if this main character is gonna be so damn relatable that we share the same Always-Thinking-About-Microbes trait…
Does she stop talking about it? Or is this a serious quirk she has?