ramavoite:

ecumenicalseeker:

acquaintedwithrask:

ok i’m going to bed you are totally free to ignore my possibly shitty opinion on the fault in our stars but i still never plan on reading the book

Well—considering your mother has cancer (nevermind the other people we know and love fighting a desperate fight against cancer right now) I think your reaction and opinion are completely understandable, and I p much agree, though I also have not read the book.

My aunt died of breast cancer eight months ago, so yeah, I understand being sensitive about that kind of thing. I also understand wanting to be left alone by something that people keep loving on (since I still can’t stand Frozen or several other series that keep showing up on my dash).

I’m seriously not going to try to change your mind or demand that you read it, Rask, but I’m just saying that there’s more to it than the tumblr gifsets and (at the risk of nerdfighters everywhere coming after me) I honestly didn’t really like any of John Green’s books except for this one. And it made me bawl, and I never cry at fiction.

So yeah. You hate on it all you want, I’m good with that. But I just wanted you to understand why I don’t, so you don’t think I’m some kind of brainless preteen fangirling over the next Twilight or something ridiculous like that, ‘cause, y’know, I like to have your good opinion.

tia no i don’t think it’s possible for me to think of you like that omg.  no i’m sorry I’m just so prickly over this kind of thing.  not at any point did I think any worse of you aaaaaaaaaaaa

thedarklordsnicklefritz:

Ugh. I have spent all day since I got home from school filing taxes.

We can’t find my w-2 from the post office, and I got myself shut out of the system until tomorrow for too many wrong id/password trying to get another one. I also filed all my siblings’ taxes, but my sister was at work so we had to go over and get info from her, which turned into a field trip to get milk for my grandma and visit with her (at least I got dinner and a shake out of it) and it was just a whole mess.

In the end I didn’t even get my own taxes filed, I just got an extension and will undoubtedly forget about that too.

Also I have not even started on my final project that’s due on Thursday and I am already burned out today.

*lies face first on floor*

taxes suck ass i’m sorry *pats*

ecumenicalseeker:

acquaintedwithrask:

ok i’m going to bed you are totally free to ignore my possibly shitty opinion on the fault in our stars but i still never plan on reading the book

Well—considering your mother has cancer (nevermind the other people we know and love fighting a desperate fight against cancer right now) I think your reaction and opinion are completely understandable, and I p much agree, though I also have not read the book.

thanks— i’m just entirely unequipped to really offer insight into the book since i haven’t read it.  And I know I don’t like talking books with ppl who haven’t read them so I’ll stop doing the same.

ok i’m going to bed you are totally free to ignore my possibly shitty opinion on the fault in our stars but i still never plan on reading the book

unlockaflockofwords:

acquaintedwithrask:

ramavoite:

pinkgills:

the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze

Read the book. There is context to it. And yes, the girl with lung cancer does get mad at him about it, especially since he also has cancer.

nah.  sorry.

Neither Augustus nor Hazel is in any danger of being a twee Hallmark channel role model for being a Good Brave Cancer Sufferer Fighting The Good Fight. The book is characterized by a pretty fucking mordant sense of humour that is entirely appropriate. (And he isn’t a dick to her about the cigarettes thing, ffs. The guy is allowed to handle his own fucking terminal disease with crummy metaphors if it helps him get out of bed in the morning and pull on his prosthetic fucking leg.)

good to know!  I’m really not fond of cancer being used as a plot device and i’ve seen ppl romanticizing the frick out of this book so as you can imagine I’m giving all of this a very heavy stink eye.  

ramavoite:

acquaintedwithrask:

ramavoite:

acquaintedwithrask:

ramavoite:

pinkgills:

the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze

Read the book. There is context to it. And yes, the girl with lung cancer does get mad at him about it, especially since he also has cancer.

nah.  sorry.

I’m not demanding that anyone read the book if they don’t want to. I just really hate it when someone takes issue with a lone quote taken completely out of context.

I get that but what context I have— which isn’t just this post— has still failed to impress me overmuch.  It seems like a super problematic thing even within whatever context it is and I’m not keen on the idea that ppl are romanticizing this person

This is your decision to make, and clearly you’ve already made it. But I loved this book because it wasn’t about “kids with cancer in love”, it was about kids with cancer who are more than just “kids with cancer”. They were actual people who did stuff and felt stuff and wanted to live as best as they could even though everyone around them thought they consisted of nothing but cancer.

If you’re not interested in The Fault in Our Stars, I suggest reading This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl, written by the girl who inspired John Green to write the book. She was an amazing person because she was a person and not just Kid With Cancer, and showed that there is more to a person than their disease.

that’s good to know, thank you

ramavoite:

acquaintedwithrask:

ramavoite:

pinkgills:

the dude who pulls out a cigarette in front of a girl with lung cancer and then acts like sir dickweed mcfucklamp when she doesn’t understand the worst metaphor on earth seems to be tumblr’s newest squeeze

Read the book. There is context to it. And yes, the girl with lung cancer does get mad at him about it, especially since he also has cancer.

nah.  sorry.

I’m not demanding that anyone read the book if they don’t want to. I just really hate it when someone takes issue with a lone quote taken completely out of context.

I get that but what context I have— which isn’t just this post— has still failed to impress me overmuch.  It seems like a super problematic thing even within whatever context it is and I’m not keen on the idea that ppl are romanticizing this person

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

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