Asked Anonymous

fishingboatproceeds:

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.

hippiebabysitterr:

today i heard 2 kids talking about buying fake IDs after school and so i started eavesdropping cuz u know thats big kid stuff and then one was like “yeah but is all this really worth it like im pretty sure the fake IDs cost more than the fish we r gonna buy”

to buy fish at petco u have to be 18 or older

they were going to get fakes to buy fish

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stopirwin:

never let this photo die

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misanthropicshenanigans:

tentacuddles:

666zydratevials:

imthemiserychick:

everydreamstartswithdisney:

Megara meeting in Epcot, video by Disney LifeStyler [x]

Watch the video, she does the voice perfectly. Omg.

Amazing, Meg!

NO REALLY GUYS WATCH THE VIDEO LIKE DISNEY BROUGHT HER TO LIFE TO RUN AROUND OH MY GOSH

The sass is tangible

purelypixar:

elsa-stole-a-tardis requested:

Little Merida following the Will-O-The-Wisps

snorluke:

*beginning of green light plays*

me: JUMP

me:

me: oh…right

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jetgreguar:

babyferaligator:

madeagoestohell:

yo

the ol razzle dazzle

tommy imma let u in on a secret


im lit as fuck rn

its:

going:

down:

i’m

yelling

timber

One year without Cory Allan Michael Monteith