A word of warning
For the next few days, my tumblr will consist of: 1. Photographs from Vidcon. 2. There is no 2.
Whenever I’m in an airport I spend the whole time looking at people thinking, “Man, we are really weird apes.”
Hi, People Going to Vidcon
1. I am very excited about Vidcon, and I hope that everyone has a ton of fun. Yay Vidcon and yay to Hank for creating it and bringing it to life. 2. Quick reminder: I have anxiety problems that make it difficult for me to handle the pressure of, like, being in a room of 6,000 people, let alone having one or several of those 6,000 people talk to me. 2a. This is not something I particularly like...
ellerwoman: Dear John Green, I knew you searched yourself on Tumblr. CAUGHT!
hollyblack: “When you are a woman or a girl or female no one says to you Look, artists who are great take without asking and take and take and do not apologize because when you are a woman or a girl or female the only thing you are supposed to take is a lot of other people’s shit. No one says to you Be sure you are strong enough to take and not apologize and keep going when the taking leaves you...
Sometimes I Wonder about Fireworks
Sometimes I wonder if I will live to see a day when hearing the sound of fireworks exploding in the distance does not lead to the following chain of thoughts: 1. I think that’s probably fireworks, not gunfire, right? 2. Fireworks is a weird word. Fireworks. Fire works. Fire that works. Fireworks. What a weird word. 3. Baby you’re a firework come on show ‘em what you’re...
The new Crash Couse is here! Learn about the... →
…while also learning that the Renaissance was not necessarily a thing. Tumblr is for nerds; crashcourse is for nerds. This is perfect. PLUS: ninja turtles.
Look what I got in the mail today, guys!!
ninjaemilee: I went downstairs today and saw a package on the table. I immediately opened it and…well…I was basically the definition of ASDFGJKL. xD I ordered these last week, and what do you know, I get them on my birthday!! The shipping guy had the best timing ever! So happy! ^_^ DFTBA everybody! I just want to say how grateful our faces are to be on your torso. #contextiseverything ...
My tumblr and my facebook are in a race to 100,000...
And I really want my tumblr to win, even though of course this is a totally arbitrary thing that means nothing, because if my tumblr wins, somehow in my mind that will mean that tumblr is the future and facebook is the past, which would make me happy.
Anonymous asked: Is it wrong that when I read a book I only see a story? I don't think of what something symbolizes. When I read a book, like TFiOS, I only see the beautiful story without knowing what everything is supposed to stand for. Is that so wrong?
Anonymous asked: Do you have any advice for us people with social anxiety?
Julie Strauss-Gabel on Reading
My publisher, Julie Strauss-Gabel, has a tumblr but hasn’t quite figured out how to maximize the tumblr experience. However, she sent me this after reading my defense of critical reading and the kind of analysis that is done in literature classes. Read it: I think at the heart of this matter is an inability for people to be comfortable with opening themselves up to enjoying and understanding...
Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and...
justmargaret: mentalflossr: It was 1963, and 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. Rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to the source: McAllister mailed a crude, four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Seventy-five authors responded. Here’s what they had to say. IT DOESN’T...
Why Aren't You on TV?
I’m asked every day why Hank and I haven’t tried to create a TV show. We’ve been approached many times to do TV shows, but while we’re happy to listen and discuss ideas with people, we’ve so far turned down these opportunities, even the very tempting and lucrative ones. Here’s why: 1. When you work with a cable channel or production company, you don’t...
On the weirdest week ever
wasarahbi: Greetings, Tumblr—let’s take a journey In early 2008 when I was thirteen, I started watching the Vlogbrothers (as a result of watching the fiveawesomegirls, actually). When Paper Towns came out in the fall, I got to see John and Hank start off their tour in a Manhattan Barnes & Noble. The crowd was really small. It’s incredible to see how that’s changed. I went to the recent...
What the hell is that?” I laughed. “It’s my fox hat.” “Your fox hat?” “Yeah,...– John Green (via aberforths-goats) I am often asked how I came to write this particular exchange in Looking for Alaska. So here’s the story: In high school, my friend Masa wore a fox hat as an emblem of protection whenever he was violating school rules, and when I asked him why he did this,...
Only if You've Read The Fault in Our Stars...
I’ve updated the blog where I answer (or repeatedly refuse to answer) your questions about TFiOS.