This set includes:
- Six CDs of John Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, because his voice perfectly emulates that of a 16 year old girl.
- A wristband for The Hectic Glow, a band so beautifully underground that they don’t even exist. (bright orange, different from those received in 1st and 2nd edition box sets)
- An awesome concert ticket for The Hectic Glow, a concert so epic that it never technically occurred.
- Four TFiOS-themed postcards designed by nerdfighters that you can send to your friend to brag that you own the John Green-narrated audiobook and they don’t.
- Four TFiOS-themed stickers, designed by the ever-talented Risa Rodil.
- A set of TFiOS buttons, also designed by Risa (did we mention how talented she is?)
- Also, all 3,000 copies are–get this–UNSIGNED.
I have the 2nd edition of the box set and I do not regret it. If you can get your hands on it, you should.
Side note: I rarely wear my Hectic Glow bracelet because I don’t want anything bad to happen to it. But if I had extras I would wear it faithfully. Just sayin.
I need this in my life
GET WELL SOON!!!!!!
I might not post much the rest of the weekend.
I was in the ER today. I was cleared neurologically but that was a big concern intentionally.
Come to find out I am eat up with infections in my eyes (my EYES), and my sinus places, etc. Basically my who head area is a mess.
Okay, I don’t want to offend anybody with what I’m about to say but…
How is that it’s been a year since CoB was released and we still have 0 news about CoA?
It’s ironic to me that they had so much faith in the fandom and wanted to do things right for us and left us basically blind.
Is that the…
STARBUCKS… FOR SHADOWHUNTERS
So a particularly sassy barista called Antönias serves the characters of The Mortal Instruments in present day Alicante’s sole mundane business.
Things get interesting.
(Loosely inspired by this glorious post.)
This. Is. Great!
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
u analysed that better than an English teacher ever would, well done u
Fucking thank you
Honestly I came out to have a good time and I’m feeling attacked right now