Mr. Van Houten,

I’m a good person but a shitty writer. You’re a shitty person but a good writer. I think we’d make a good team. I don’t wanna ask you for any favors, but, if you have the time (and from what I saw you have plenty) please fix this for me. It’s a eulogy for Hazel. She asked me to write one and I’m trying, I- I just.. I could use a little flair. See, the thing is, we all wanna be remembered.

But Hazel’s different. Hazel knows the truth. She didn’t want a million admirers, she just wanted one. And she got it. Maybe she wasn’t loved widely, but she was loved deeply. And isn’t that more than most of us get?

When Hazel was sick, I knew I was dying, but I didn’t wanna say so. She was in the ICU when I snuck in for 10 minutes and I sat with her before I got caught. Her eyes were closed, her skin pale, but her hands were still her hands. Still warm and her nails were painted this dark blue-black color and I just held them. And I willed myself to imagine a world without us, and what a worthless world that would be.

She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she’s smarter than you cause you know she is. She’s funny without ever being mean.

I love her. God, I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten.
You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have a say in who hurts you. And I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.

Okay, Hazel Grace?

—  Augustus Waters’ letter to Van Houten

anonymous asked:

So I just finished watching tfios movie for the third time. Previously, it was a little bothering to me that they changed the last lines of the movie. But then I realized that Hazel is wearing a white dress when she's on the lawn. and if 'okay is their always' ,by telling Gus "okay" and wearing "a wedding dress" it brings off the same effect as the "i do augustus, I do" brings out. At least that's my humble opinion. And using that, I kinda like the ending now...

You, my dear friend, have just changed my perspective, and I thank you so so so much for that! 

anonymous asked:

They left out kaitlyn, all of gus's sisters and nephews. They also left out the isaac and hazel playing video games scene, and the entire ending scene with hazel looking for the letter. Also the vaguely pedophilic swing set seeking the butts of children scene. the most famous line from that book "My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations". Honestly for a contemporary book adaptation, I was a little disappointed on how it was adapted. Also the dinner was supposed to be outside.

Look, I get it. I could pretty much recite the book backward and forward. I know what they left out. I know that they left out more than you mentioned here. But what was included was beautiful and funny and heartbreaking and amazing. 

In my opinion, when comparing it to other book-to-movie adaptations (yes, even contemporary ones), it is extremely faithful. They had to make cuts. Yes, the stuff they cut was important, but that’s because everything in that book is important, from the monumental things like the love scene to the smallest of things like the boats in the water. It’s not as if this was a short movie. It was 2 hours long. They included as much as they possibly could. (Also, the swingset scene will be on the deleted scenes, as will Hazel reciting the poem to Gus at the gas station).

There was no way they could create this movie without cutting important things. It’s just not possible. Of the scenes they did include, everything was faithful. Sure, there were some changes, but those changes didn’t change the story. This movie easily could have been turned into an illness-romanticizing, sappy love story. But it wasn’t. It stayed true to the story that is The Fault in Our Stars. It made me laugh and cry and love and break just like the book did. 

It probably seems like I’m being rude, but I’m really not trying to. It’s just disheartening to get so many messages like this, pointing out the negative. But what about the positive? What about the way Hazel defiantly stared at Augustus? Or the way Augustus Waters drove horrifically? Or the tulips and Dutch cheese and tomato sandwiches? Or Augustus being on an airplane for the first time? Or the Anne Frank House scene? Or the the moment when they first made love? Or the egging scene? Or the Eulogy scene? 

There are so many positive things about this movie, and each and every one of them deserves to be realized. 

anonymous asked:

whats the sex scene like?? ahaha like how long does it go on for once the "we are a hot mess" bit is over?? ;)

It probably lasted a couple minutes after that, but they were some very intimate minutes. It was very clear what they were doing and what they were going to do. It was also very clear just how much they loved each other. I don’t have enough words to explain how perfect that scene was.