A fan narration of Augustus Waters’s letter to Peter Van Houten.
I INSTANTLY GASPED BECAUSE IT’S AUGUSTUS. IT’S REALLY HIM
I tried hard not to reblog this, when it first started I was not at all taken with it. But the longer you listen, the more softened his voice becomes, the more real it feels. By the time he is talking about holding her hand I was in tears. It was Gus, it was him speaking and it just hurt so bad that now I am sitting here in tears wondering what notes he had written for Hazel’s eulogy.
This is why I love fanart so much, in all its varying forms. Seeing people understand and portray the characters so brilliantly takes my breath away. This is wonderful- guaranteed to make you cry if you loved Augustus like I did. A lovely performance.
An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961.
From what is known, the photograph was taken the day the emerging Wall was put up in August 1961 and the boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire. Near the exact time this photo was taken, it was said that the soldier was seen by his superior officer who immediately detached the soldier from his unit.
Concerning the fate of the soldier, most descriptions that come with photograph say that “no one knows what became of him.”
I have had this picture stuck on my fridge for 5 years, since I went to Germany and there was this picture in the gift shop of the War Museum