…and they are by and large amazing.
"The Fault in Our Stars is nearly flawless. The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green’s tale." -USA Today
"A wise, warm, funny and touching romantic drama. The Fault in Our Stars achieves that rare feat of eliciting as many cheers as tears.” -Washington Post
"After having the privilege of witnessing Shailene Woodley’s transcendent, pure and authentic performance in “The Fault in Our Stars,” I believe there are now only four slots available in the category of Best Performance by An Actress in a Lead role. She’s that memorable." -Chicago Sun-Times
"One hell of a love story. Very faithful to John Green’s novel." -Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The film sets out to make you weep — not just sniffle or choke up a little, but sob until your nose runs and your face turns blotchy. It succeeds." -New York Times
"Those looking for any fault in these stars — or the proud, full-of-life characters they portray — will have to look elsewhere." -New York Daily News
"Funny and touching and brimming with youthful life, filled with a brightness and a piquancy that’s well channeled through Woodley and guided smartly by Boone." -Vanity Fair
"A solid success - a film that not only manages the transition from page to screen nicely, but also navigates with skill that hugely tricky line between the touching and the trite, the moving and the maudlin." -Philadelphia Inquirer
“The integrity of Green’s sad but life-affirming tale is preserved and protected in a beautiful film version from director Josh Boone, starring a perfectly cast Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as the ill-fated couple.” -San Jose Mercury News
"As a girl who discovers, in death, the meaning of life, [Shailene Woodley] is a rapture to behold. The camera loves her, and so will you." -New York Observer
"Fault in Our Stars fans shouldn’t worry. The film gets it right." -St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Most movies with this target audience are maudlin and manipulative, but Boone’s film never feels like it’s trying too hard to win our tears—or our laughter." -The Playlist
"Shailene Woodley’s Fault in Our Stars is a generational classic." -Forbes
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THIS IS HARD. One of my favorites is definitely the Vampire Diaries themed fair isle hat I designed and knit FOR THE PERSON ASKING THIS QUESTION. I made another friend a lace shrug she wore at her wedding - the actual knitting was kind of annoying, but I loved being a part of her important day like that.
As far as just the knitting itself: probably the simple alpaca scarf I knit for Father Disco for Christmas this past year, because the yarn is my favorite I’ve ever used and the pattern was easy enough to do while watching TV but not boring. I’m planning to make another for myself. And maybe one for Mother Disco.
Finally did a proper comic about “strong female characters” Its good comics and cartoons are finally representing some diversity. But most cartoons are still with a male lead, and films mostly are the worst example of strong females etc. (Although sarcastic mean girls are a special love of mine provided they are at least sort of decently written)
ALSO please note I am using examples based on stuff I like, its hardly the end all be all of character examples. There is a ton of current and not current stuff I could have used. But an excuse to draw characters I like is aesthetic and preference. (also I really liked Pacific rim so theres that.)
FLAWED, do you see that?
FLAWED. HERMIONE IS FLAWED and it only makes her more AWESOME.
Not perfect. AWESOME.
If you are seeing judgy relatives or your parents’ friends or whomever over the holidays and they start with the “So what are you doing with your life?” stuff, I’ve found that “Actually, my job requires me to have a secret identity” is a great way to shut them up, impress them, and scare them a little all at once.
JUST A SUGGESTION.