An action film.
With a female lead.
Played by Scarlett Johanssen
With no love interest.
And Morgan Freeman.
I had no idea how much I wanted this until this moment.
→ in that moment, blue was a little in love with all of them. their magic. their quest. their awfulness and strangeness. her raven boys.
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literally thats all anyone would need to tell me to get me to hate john green
"did you know in one of his books the two main characters make out in the anne frank house"
thats literally making out with someone at a holocaust memorial that’s awful what the fuck
especially in the context of the scene, like they act like they’re Taking It Back For True Love bc no one else appreciates the anne frank house in the right way, i love when white christians reclaim holocaust memorials
okay i love this post but, just because john green wrote it doesn’t mean he endorses it, i feel like john green knows that’s a terrible thing to do, his characters are flawed immature teenagers you know,
is this criticized in the text, or does it pass without negative comment?
bystanders literally applaud in the scene while they’re playing tongue hockey so i daresay he endorses it
His exact words on the subject:
"It’s a sacred space, but it’s important to remember that real people lived there. Our usual way of honoring the dead–by freezing them in time and mythologizing them, by building the marble statues Shakespeare rails against in that sonnet–that’s not Hazel and Augustus’s way of honoring the dead. As Hazel notes, Anne Frank made out with a boy in the Anne Frank house. I think Hazel wants (and I wanted) to reclaim that sacred space for doomed people who are nonetheless still alive, and still full of desire."
“Generally, I wanted both of them to take back the weird, empty, quiet, sacred space that is the Anne Frank House (and more generally is the reverent but distant way we are always thinking of the dead) and find a different way to honor her life.”
So yeah, he endorses it. (Maybe not in real life, but definitely as part of the story.)
my jaw is literally on the ground right now
there it is there it fucking is
he tried to reclaim the anne frank house
i fucking hate john green i hope i can meet him one day at a con so i can throw up on him
just when i thought it wasn’t emotionally possible for me to hate this man more than i already do
he is actual human garbage and he needs to be stopped
I found this post again, and I wanted to comment on it because I see some people trying to defend the scene. I don’t think they entirely recognize why people are upset by the idea (or if they do understand, they still defend it because they feel it’s being taken out of context and you need to “read the book”). So hopefully I can help fans of the book be a little more sympathetic as to why people are upset.
Some people might dislike that memorials for death are solemn, quiet, and eerie. It’s normal to be disturbed by that, and it’s your right to want to celebrate life rather than contemplate death. But memorials/museums dedicated to the Holocaust (and other devastating events) are specifically built not only to remember the sadness of death, but also to remind us (while we are now in a far-removed and safe place/time period) that something HORRIBLE happened. They’re there to make you stop and think, “We need to make sure this NEVER happens again”.
It isn’t fair to go to a public space, where victims and their families could still be grieving, and put on a display that draws all attention to you and away from the memorial. It is not your place to “take it back” from the depths of sadness, EVEN IF YOU’RE JEWISH. It is not your place to “reclaim that sacred space” in the name of love.
Because that’s not what it’s there for. That’s not what it ever will be for. It’s not for you and the small group of romantics who are uncomfortable with reflecting the idea of sadness and destruction. It’s for everyone. And if you want to reclaim death in the name of love, you have plenty of private spaces to do it on your own, without sucking the rest of us into it. So don’t sculpt a scene in your book where you decide that everyone is happy to see your characters kissing in a memorial to one of the most infamous genocides in history. And don’t any of you dare try doing this in real life, because I can guarantee that you will get glares instead of applause.
lmfao oh my god john green why
You’re not a REAL Gatsby fan unless you’ve read the book. Unless you’ve read every Fitzgerald book. Unless you’ve read their early drafts, mailed to you by Fitzgerald himself. Unless you first read Gatsby when Scott handed it to you in a Parisian bar in 1925, apologising for the cover when he saw you disapproved. Unless you embarked on an intense friendship with him that culminated in rumours that you two were having a clandestine homosexual affair. Unless you once took him to the Louvre so you could prove to him that his penis wasn’t any smaller than those on the statues there. Unless Scott turned up, drunk and uninvited, at your house so many times that you had to move more than once. Unless you continued to exchange increasingly infrequent and terse letters with him for the rest of his life, then missed his funeral because you were in Cuba. Unless you called his literary talent “as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings” and won a Nobel prize and wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls. That’s right, you poser, if you’re not Ernest Hemingway you can fuck straight off right now. We’re on to you.
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