Dean: where the hell are we
Sam: I don't know man but it's weird...I'm gonna go check it out
Dean: ok good 'cause while we're here Im gonna need a drink
Sam: *leaves Dean alone at bar*
Dean: *takes a swig of beer*
Dean: ...maybe I should try calling Ca-
Dean: ITS A QUARTER AFTER ONE IM ALL ALONE AND I NEED YOU NOWW
Dean: what the hell?!- I SAID I WOULDNT CALL BUT IVE- what? no wait- LOST ALL CONTROL AND I NEED YOU NOWWWW- Cas!!-
Cas: *poofs into room* Dean, what is it?
Dean: Cas i- WANNA KNOW WHAT LOVE ISS *clamps hand over mouth*
Dean: I WANT YOU TO SHOW ME
Cas: Dean? I don't understand.. *steps closer and reaches out to touch shoulder*
Cas: what's going on-- *freezes on contact, eyes wide*
Dean: Cas what's wron-
Cas: *forcefully grabs Dean's collar and pulls him close*
Dean: Cas what the-!
Cas: I GOT CHILLS THEYRE MULTIPLYING
Dean: -SAM HELP!
IT’S NOT JUST A MUSICAL-ISH EPISODE, THE 200TH EPISODE IS A ROBBIE THOMPSON MUSICAL-ISH META EPISODE
TITLED “FAN FICTION”
I need to catch up on episodes so I can watch this!!
Worried beyond belief….
My sister-in-law’s water broke at 5pm yesterday… She started pushing at 8:30am… it is now 1:30pm and I haven’t heard a word from her or her husband……… I live out of town from them, I’ve texted and there hasn’t been a reply.. My other sister-in-law tried calling and texting and while the phone rings no one answers… This is their first child.. and their 4th pregnancy… I’m so worried… This silence is deafening…
Someone please distract me..
Anonymous said: "It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor.
Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.
Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.)
But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.
I watched “A Fault in Our Stars” the other day, (actually I watched it twice.. with different people..). I’ve read the book so I knew what to expect. However the word hamartia always seems to stick out at me. So I pose this question:
What do you think your fatal flaw, or hamartia is?