John Green’s talk at the National Book Festival
I’m going to be bussing around the Text portions of Omegle because I’m exhausted and in pain. My tags are John Green, Hank Green, Nerdfighters, Nerdfighteria, DFTBA, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Misfits, Avengers, Pokemon, Supernatural, and Tumblr.
I will most likely greet with Ahoyhoy, and if you greet me with the secret word, (Mouse over “Secret Word” to know the Secret Word.) I may follow you back! Also, funtime conversations!
(hope it’s okay that I screencapped this because I really really like your response in a way that is probably only just platonic and Tumblr doesn’t allow for ask replies to be reblogged)
This is by far the most prominent reason why John Green deserves the success he has achieved in the literary world, in my opinion. There are a ton of other reasons, of course, but this response is so important.
John is unlike so many Young Adult authors that I’ve read- and I’ve read a freaking TON of YA- because he never, ever, under any circumstances, talks down to his readers. John’s books are thought-provoking in a way that changes your point of view and makes you consider things you had never given much thought to prior to picking up one of his books.
John’s books aren’t written for people who are *almost* adults, nor are they written for people who are *almost* capable of having deep, mature thoughts, nor are they written for people who are *almost* capable of recognizing the importance of what they are reading, the deeper meaning beneath it all.
On the contrary, his books are some of the most rich, well-developed, and intelligent books I have ever had the fortune to pick up. They leave me wanting more, not only because the plots are intriguing and the characters are lovable, but because I feel like there is so much more to be explored when I finish one of his novels. The stories John tells may only scratch the surface of what we are capable of discovering about ourselves and the world around us, but already they go far deeper than almost any literature I have yet to discover. And they do all this while managing to captivate me despite the ever-present distractions of everyday life, teenage or otherwise.
In short… I really appreciate the way John Green never fails to expect more from his readers. More comprehension, more thought, more understanding.
Thank you, John.
I will now proceed to make this awkward by including a lovely gif of you
I might have found the next best ‘In your pants’ joke for nerdfighteria…
After 25 years
In your pants
I’m a nerdfighter.
I'm going to see if I can get the t-shirts for the DC Nerdfighters printed eventually. If you're interested, please fill out this order form.
it was designed by the lovely Thomas, who also did the NFONY shirt.
My tFioS copy is not only Hanklerfished, but it is also Adorabled (which is what I’m calling the addition of adorable baby Henry Elmo stickers that are adorable.)
Waiting to read until my roommate gets her copy, but damn. This is an awesome day.
I had to.
(Original image not mine, obviously, but I edited it.)
The Fault in Our Shipment
For all the nerdfighters out there.
It needed to be done.
(and lose weight.)