INFP. Sagittarius. 21. Dancer. Los Angeles.

My own complexity perplexes me,

so I prefer the simple things in life.

my  new couple of chairs”monsieur Tulipe and Madame Marguerite”
with the great collaboration of Anthonis Cardew and Clement Poma.
you-wish-you-had-this-url asks: I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?


I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.

Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.

And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.

Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.

Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.

(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)

Loving me will not be easy. Some days I will be a stuttering apology and you won’t know how to handle all the things I’ve done wrong.


Reached Max Patch at sunset last night, had dinner there and pushed to Hot Springs, NC today. 273.5 miles in!

Camellia japonica. ‘Little Bo Peep.’ (x).

Live free, Ride hard
This always. Take me back.



Just in case you weren’t on the moon last night. This is what earth looked like from the moon’s perspective 



Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.