I am one with Baymax…
I AM SO ANGRY AT THIS
this is such an important post
“GF IS PREGO”
"glassy, jarred look"
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.
Pheew ! I’m so happy to be done with this ! So I couldn’t help myself and drew some more Teddy/Victoire..
I like to think that being raised by Harry, Teddy automatically tags along with the great tradition of Weasley gatherings, so he goes to Fleur & Bill’s house pretty often. okay. Maybe a little too often.
Teddy Lupin & Victoire Weasley react to Rita Skeeter’s article concerning their shenanigans, with Luke Newberry as Teddy and Elle Fanning as Victoire.
A gift for Betsib who said she was struggling with inspiration !
This is not part of my head-canon but an illustration of one of her Jasico fan fiction The emotion and the response . All of her works are great but I especially like this one because it is canon-compliant, and there are not enough of those around !!!
so i figured this mustve been done for one piece but oh well. i felt like drawing this so where we are.
I tried to make my shelves rainbow which kinda failed and I gave up halfway through because there were too many books. Now I’m stuck with a pile of books on the floor and a few empty shelves…I’m going to put them all back into order now.
*sighs in jealousy*
me trying to be romantic
laughing out loud by myself at 2 in the morning