John Green (via likeafieldmouse)
Petition to bring vintage men’s bathing suits back into style because
1) They’re h0t
2) They’re striped
3) I can wear a bathing suit and not feel mortified.
Dude I actually totally want to.
i wish someone loved me the way Jay Gatsby loves Daisy
NO YOU DON’T
Gatsby doesn’t love Daisy. He loves his idea of Daisy. He might have loved her when they were first together, but he doesn’t anymore. He’s in love with the past, not in love with her in the present. If he did love her, he’d have just run away with her when she asked (of course, there’s a whole slew of problems with that course of action too, but at least it would have shown that Gatsby actually cared about her here and now, and for what she wanted).
The Great Gatsby is not a love story. It’s a warning about not imagining people complexly. It’s a 1920s version of Paper Towns.