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The Universe Just Wants To Be Noticed

My name's Sam. 21 years old. From Vermont but go to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Some of my favorite things are The Office, crème brûlée, sarcasm, my pup Oscars, thunderstorms, and the color green. Nerdfighter for life.

shewillmove-mountains:

this is literally what it’s like to be 21

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wank-r:

same

wank-r:

same

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I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious? asked by you-wish-you-had-this-url

fishingboatproceeds:

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.)

lustyscripps:

ruinedchildhood:

too-gay-for-this:

He has Monsters inc. on his shirt.

She has Nemo on her dress.

Violet has murder in her eyes. 

lustyscripps:

ruinedchildhood:

too-gay-for-this:

He has Monsters inc. on his shirt.

She has Nemo on her dress.

Violet has murder in her eyes. 

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nippletowns:

when u go out to eat with ur friends and have no money

image

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[Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Michael] Yassa’s research team gave people 100 to 300 milligrams of caffeine after looking at some images. The next day, those who got 200 or 300 milligrams of caffeine remembered the images better than people who took a placebo. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours,” Yassa said. “We conclude that caffeine enhances consolidation of long-term memories in humans.”

—Scientists find that in addition to sharpening short-term attention and alertness, caffeine can improve long-term memory consolidation. There is, however, a tipping point – go over a certain dosage (200 mg, or the equivalent of one strong cup of coffee) and you might experience “some unfortunate side effects.”

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shawnali:



medicalschool:

The Human Brain



The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

shawnali:

medicalschool:

The Human Brain

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 

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