Miserable and Stunning
Hey I'm Julia. I'm eighteen and I live in Southern California. I like to quote things. Cats and Fall Out Boy are my reasons for living.
nostalgic4disaster:

"it was only a kiss, it was only a kiss" 

Fall Out Boy covering 'Mr. Brightside'

nostalgic4disaster:

"it was only a kiss, it was only a kiss"

Fall Out Boy covering 'Mr. Brightside'

[ "Devour" (2005)
ladderboss:

wtf kind of turtle is that

ladderboss:

wtf kind of turtle is that

INT: Are you secret, like, pop lovers? (x)

» Patrick Stump back appreciation

Favourite Movie Characters: Scout Master Ward

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

Get to know me meme: [5/5] favorite movies » The Bling Ring (2013)

" I think we just wanted to be part of the lifestyle. The lifestyle that everybody kinda wants."

Make me choose - Pete Wentz or Patrick Stump?
Patrick Stump

❝ Anonymous asked: So here is my problem with the whole Augustus/pretentious thing. I get that being pretentious is a part of his character, it helps him cope, etc. But like you have pointed out, that is a FLAW. And I think too many people put Augustus on a pedestal, and think everything he does is SO cool. If people treated the character as a very flawed character instead of some wise dream-boat, I think the TFIOS hate would subside quite a bit.

buckbarrow:

I agree with you there, and I’m going to steal my friend Morgan's words from a skype conversation about this we had earlier: 

"The cigarette thing is a compulsion that he tries to pass off as suave; if you read the book at all you would know that. Like for Christ’s sake he does it every time he panics and his personal post-climax downward spiral moment is when he has literally no control over his own body but attempts to gain control /by purchasing cigarettes/ and almost dies right there… That is literally the moment where he //gives into death// and he does it after not being able to continue his supersticious self-protective habit. He is a scared child trying to save himself with such a painfully useless act, THAT IS THE POINT. He is trying to be an adult by saying things he thinks are smart. He is trying to be a hero by doing things that he thinks matter. But he is a child and coming to terms that he isn’t as smart as everyone else and he doesn’t matter as much either and he won’t get the chance to. How does that not break your heart?" 

Augustus’s grand gestures and metaphors should not be romanticized, they should be pitied, and that just comes with an understanding of the book that some people have and some people don’t. 

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