Q:I am really curious about product placement in television and movies and was wondering about TFIOS appearing in Orange is the new Black.
Yes, I paid OITNB to call me a sick fuck.
No, I didn’t. The show’s creator is a fan of the book and a friend of mine and I’ve met a bunch of people in the cast, which I assume is why they did it, but yeah I was delighted. It was not, however, a paid product placement.
I love Lauren Fairweather and I love this shirt!
I visited Amsterdam recently and took a little TFIOS tour! I started at the library where John wrote some of the book and then went on a hunt to find the places in the book and got to meet another Nerdfighter in the process!
When I go to Amsterdam, I’ll be doing this.
My new song inspired by The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is here! This book means so much to me.
Watch this! Then share the heck out of it! Lauren is the best.
Q:How do you feel about "It's a metaphor" jokes blowing up on tumblr?
I think they are hilarious. I’m particularly fond of this one.
Q:I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?
I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.
Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.
And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.
Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.
Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.
(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)
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.