Q:you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell
There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.
First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.
I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices rather than pretending to be able to speak for them.
Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.
But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out.
The best piece of advice I ever received
came from my friend Lindsay Robertson: “If you’re gonna be a band, make sure it’s called The Yaysayers.”
On April 15 1989 , 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to a football match. 96 never returned home.
The Hillsborough disaster occurred 25 year ago today. For decades, fans were blamed for the deaths of their family members and friends, and they were accused of stealing wallets from corpses. It was all lies concocted by the authorities—including elected officials—and spread by tabloids.
In the picture you see above, two young supporters of rival clubs—Liverpool and Everton—stand together to honor the memory of the 96 and to thank those who’ve battled for decades to uncover the truth.
In which John Green teaches you about Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming of age novel, Jane Eyre. Look, we don’t like to make judgement values here, but Jane Eyre is awesome. By which we mean the book is great, and the character is amazing. When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a huge hit. It really hit the controversial balance beautifully, being edgy enough to make news, but still mainstream enough to be widely popular. It was sort of like the Fight Club of it’s day, but not quite as testosterone-fueled. You’ll learn a little about the story, learn about Jane as a feminist heroine, and even get some critical analysis on how Bertha might just be a dark mirror that acts out Jane’s emotional reactions.
This pack includes:
Exclusive tissue pack
Lapel pin (metal, butterfly clutch clasp)
3 exclusive postcards
3 exclusive stickers
This was my dad’s idea. He’s amazing.
Our parents are so awesome/hilarious/great. We really won the parent lottery. Anyway, you can get the TFIOS Preparedness Pack at DFTBA.com.
The nice people at Atlantic Records are creating a music video for the soundtrack of The Fault in Our Stars and are offering you the chance to be in it! All you have to do is share a word or phrase of encouragement via instagram with #TFiOSencouragements in the image description. The contest team will pick their favorite entries and include them in the music video.
The April 11th deadline is coming up pretty quickly, so if you’re interested, find out more here: http://thefaultinourstars.atlanticrecords.com/
I am pretty sure that I cannot enter this contest even though it has been my lifetime dream to be in a music video.
People are going to be pretty psyched when they find out who the artist in question is.