femifeisty:

biohazardgirl:

singingtomysoul:

I have never read a John Green novel.

But I would care a lot more about critiques of him if any of the people I’ve seen shitting on him had actually read a John Green novel either.

Or pretty much anything that has ever come out of his mouth.

It’s really disgusting that people accuse John Green, a writer with clinical depression and anxiety to the point of it being very disabling at different times of his life, as someone who might romanticize and encourage teen suicide.

As an aside, I love his self awareness about his own writing. That shit is hard to do.

On the existence of his crash course videos alone, which provide free, accessible, consistent, intersectional, and quality higher level education to anyone with an internet connection (which is a fucking revolutionary concept and execution and should not be treated lightly) I am forever a fan of this man.

I think a lot of this springs from people complaining that the character of Augustus Waters is pretentious. And like, yes, he is. But there’s a definite intention to that, and it doesn’t invalidate the rest of his writing. 

I’ve read everything John Green has written, and while I acknowledge that his material is in NO WAY perfect, a lot of false accusations about his writing are being thrown around and I’m pretty not-okay with that. 

  
23Apr14reblog

effyeahnerdfighters:

pizzajohn:

Hank and John, avert thine eyes.  The rest of you, delve a little deeper. 
We need your help.

Fill out this form, so that we can do something with the information.
(it shouldn’t take long, and it should turn out really well)

And that’s it.

Seriously.

Secret secrets! If y’all wanna get involved in a cool thing (and aren’t John or Hank), click that link!

  
22Apr14reblog

this star won’t go out.

  
19Apr14reblog

tfios-changed-my-life:

The Fault in Our Stars Featurette - WATCH IT. WATCH IT NOW.

  
19Apr14reblog
bored-meetings:

[ source | prints ]
art  
  
18Apr14reblog
I Fucking Love Science - Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

First Track on Incongruent: “I Fucking Love Science.” I think this will also be the first music video…if all goes according to plan.

Obviously, this is the explicit version. If you like it please share! And high five to Rob Scallon for that SICK DRUM SOLO!

God I’m excited about this.

So proud of Hank’s excellent new album.

moosiks  
  
17Apr14reblog

inspiring:

mom that cigarette pack you found in my bag??? its a metaphor

  
17Apr14reblog
fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

tfiosnews:

Oh Hank…

True story…he killed some old dude right in front of Hazel and Gus.

That’s actually not THAT far off from my original ending.

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

tfiosnews:

Oh Hank…

True story…he killed some old dude right in front of Hazel and Gus.

That’s actually not THAT far off from my original ending.

  
17Apr14reblog

VlogBrothers videos featuring Ansel Elgort

  
16Apr14reblog

jawnstacheinatrenchcoat:

augustusfring:

  • alaska where you at bitch
  • a shit-ton of katherines
  • paper-ass towns
  • holy fucking shit another will grayson
  • fuck you stars

And now we wait until John Green finds this

  
16Apr14reblog

In the delivery room

tokomon:

mother: is it a boy or a girl?

doctor: *puts baby between teeth* it’s a metaphor

tfios  
  
16Apr14reblog
tfios-changed-my-life:

So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness. 
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

Thank you, this is exactly what I was trying to say. Characters aren’t meant to perfect and just a reason for us to crush and fangirl over.

tfios-changed-my-life:

So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 

Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness

Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)

And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 

THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

Thank you, this is exactly what I was trying to say. Characters aren’t meant to perfect and just a reason for us to crush and fangirl over.

  
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15Apr14reblog
sparklesnap:

That’s a metaphor, son! You missed it! It flew right by ya!

sparklesnap:

That’s a metaphor, son! You missed it! It flew right by ya!

  
15Apr14reblog