Saturday, September 6, 2014

Heartwrenchingly Beautiful Quotes from The Fault in Our Stars

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

“Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”

“I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend.”

“You have a choice in this world, I believe, about how to tell sad stories, and we made the funny choice.”

“There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.”

“Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.”

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”

 “All your attempts to save yourself from me will fail.”

 “You say you’re not special because the world doesn’t know about you, but that’s an insult to me. I know about you.”

 “I will not tell you our love story, because—like all real love stories—it will die with us, as it should.”

 “You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

“It is the nature of stars to cross.”

“Only now that I loved a grenade did I understand the foolishness of trying to save others from my own impending fragmentation: I couldn’t unlove Augustus Waters. And I didn’t want to.”

The fault in our stars

How it all goes down....

Here's the whole sordid tale. Dying girl meets hot boy. Hot boy and dying girl fall in teenage love and go on adventures to Amsterdam together. Dying girl is disappointed by her meeting with a certain author whom she idolizes. Dying girl and hot boy admit their love to each other and have physical relation In a horrible twist of fate, dying girl lives while hot boy dies. The end.

Confused and a little intrigued? Don't worry about it—we'll go a little slower (and add a little detail) to make the summary just a bit more palatable and easy to follow.

We open up the story with Hazel Grace, who is your average teenager except for the little fact that she's got all sorts of cancer inside her body and her lungs aren't working very well.

Hazel is in Support Group one day when a new boy catches her eye. Well, to be accurate, they catch one another's eyes. Soon enough, she and Augustus (aforementioned hot boy) are flirtatious friends and talk to each other about everything. Hazel shares her favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, with Augustus, and together they obsess about the unsolved ending. Augustus manages to somehow get through to the author and when Hazel emails him, he invites her to come to Amsterdam to discuss the ending of the book. A fan's dream come true.

In the meantime, Augustus and Hazel's good friend Isaac is losing his eye (the only one he has left) so that he can be cancer-free at long last. In the process though, he also loses his girlfriend Monica, who can't "deal" with having a blind boyfriend. Yeah, we think she's a little superficial too, but whatever.

So Augustus surprises Hazel by telling her that he still has his wish (the "Wish" that they grant to dying children) from when he had cancer and lost his leg, and he'd happily use it to take her to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten, reclusive author ofAn Imperial Affliction. Ah, true romance. Hazel of course, is over the moon about the whole idea, but first she has to convince her hovering, worried parents and her skeptical doctors.

Eventually, they manage to get their trip in order and take off into the great unknown with Hazel's mother in tow. They go to Amsterdam and have beautiful and romantic times, but when they meet Peter Van Houten, it doesn't exactly go as planned. First of all, he's a mean drunk. Second of all... well actually, no, that's totally it. He's just a mean drunk and doesn't answer any of Hazel's questions. Hazel is angry and upset, but Van Houten's assistant Lidewij takes her and Augustus out to explore Amsterdam. They see Anne Frank's house, where things are kind of redeemed because she and Augustus finally kiss. Ooh la la. They go back to the hotel room and even steamier things happen. Yowza.

Augustus then drops a bomb: his cancer has returned. This is very, very bad. When they return to Indianapolis, it's clear that Augustus's health is deteriorating and he might not have much time left. In a heartbreaking scene, Hazel and Isaac even share the eulogies that they wrote for him. Throughout it all, Hazel is there with Augustus, until the very end.

When he dies, Hazel is shocked and filled with grief. At his funeral, though, she gives a different eulogy than the one she had written him. Why? Well, she realizes that she needs to deliver something that's tailored to his parents, who are the ones suffering now (not him).

At the funeral, she's shocked to see that Peter Van Houten is there. She talks to him and realizes that he wrote An Imperial Affliction because he had a daughter who died of cancer. She's no closer to liking Van Houten as a person, but she understands a little more why he's so tortured and crotchety. She also learns from Isaac that Augustus was writing something for her before he died. She proceeds to go on a kind of crazy search for what he's written, which she thinks might be the alternate ending to An Imperial Affliction that she wanted so badly. She also learns that her mother is taking classes to become a Support Group leader, and is relieved that there will be life for her parents after she dies.

At the very end, she learns from Lidewij that Augustus wrote her a eulogy that he sent to Van Houten. The book ends with her reading the eulogy, which states that he hopes that she's happy with the choices she made.

Hazel says that yes, she is happy.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Have you ever wondered?

Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world?… or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives. For better… or worse.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

3D Beetle in CS6 Photoshop

1. Open a new page 400*400
2. Name the page *3D Beetle*
3. Now drag and drop a png image of a beetle
4. Go to 3D panel and click on 3D Extrusion button and click ok
5. Now click on the image and press V on your keyboard
6. Once you have pressed V drag the button down to zero
7. Now press V again and adjust the 3Dness of the image
8. Your almost done now, adjust the infinite light
9. Save the document
10. you have your very own 3D Beetle :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Swedish song - mi favorite

Spring För Livet - Run For Your Life

Du säger att du har förändrats / You say that you have changed
Att du aldrig menade att slå / That you never meant to hit
Du säger att allt har förändrats / You say that everything has changed
Om jag ville, så skulle jag förstå / If I wanted to, I would understand
Man skadar inte den man älskar /You don't hurt the one you love
Vilket du faktiskt säger att du gör Which you actually say you do

Jag lever med mina minnen / I live with my memories
Och sår som ingen kan se / And wounds that no one can see
Jag lever med mina minnen / I live with my memories
Försöka glömma är ingen idé / There's no point in trying to forget
Man skadar inte om man älskar / You don't hurt if you love
Vilket du faktiskt säger att du gör / Which you actually say you do

Spring för livet om det är dig kärt / Run for your life if it's dear to you
Att slå tillbaka, det är det inte värt / It's not worth hitting back
Du kan inte förändra, du kommer aldrig förstå /You can't change, you'll never understand
Det enda du kan göra är att gå / The only thing you can do is to walk away
Det enda du kan göra är att gå / The only thing you can do is to walk away

Du skadade hela mitt väsen / You hurt all of my being
Du sa att jag alltid gjorde fel / You said that I always did wrong
Du klagade på hela mitt väsen / You complained about all of my being 
Tills jag inte längre var hel / Until I wasn't complete anymore
Man skadar inte om man älskar / You don't hurt if you love
Vilket du faktiskt säger att du gör / Which you actually say you do 

Och jag älskar livet / And I love life
Det får du inte ta ifrån mig / You can't take that away from me
För om nu hat är motivet / Because if hatred is the motive
Så finns där inget hat hos mig / Then there is no hatred with me

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Light up your world...

There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home,

So carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle and go light your world.