Yes, of course, I just see a lot of people reacting (in general, not with this blog specifically) to any sort of criticism to ANYTHING as hate, flat out, and blame that on why someone is saying anything against their beloved fandom/character/person/etc.
There is also the conflation of criticism with hate.
If you read through this blog you’ll see some of it is more critical and some of it is more hateful, both are valid. I don’t stand for this no-hate nonsense.
You seriously tag your hate? Youre the worst...
I’m going to use this as an opportunity to rant against the whole “wah don’t tag your hate, it’s not NICE” shit-for-etiquette that has developed on tumblr. I don’t get why you think you have any right to not be offended/not encounter opposing viewpoints. If I have something to say on a subject, I’ll probably tag it with the subject it’s about, because THAT IS WHAT THE TAG IS FOR.
When I started this blog there wasn’t an active nerdfighter hate tag or John Green or Hank Green hate tag, and when those don’t exist, the logical thing is to find opinions by searching for the things you’re interested in.
And even when there is a hate tag, (e.g., Moffat hate), I still routinely search the Moffat tag to hear others’ criticisms of him because not everyone with a one-time complaint is going to be very aware of a separate tag, and not everyone looking to vent their frustrations is going to be aware of the system either.
I really don’t get how someone searching through a tag gets upset over seeing other people who don’t like the thing they’re searching for. This is when fangirling really does enter the realm of the emotionally disturbed (I say being a pretty extreme fangirl type myself).
And just like you all are so adamant that I do rather than criticize the vlogbros, you could always choose not to read this. Just scroll past. No one is forcing you to read these repetitive blah blah run-on rants.
Personally I'm a fan of John and Hank but I see where you're coming from. I just wanted to let you know that I agree with you to a certain degree. You're entitled to your opinions and I respect your opinions and your criticisms are understandable. I'm still going to go on enjoying the vlogbrothers and I'm sure you'll continue to hate them, but I felt the need to show that not all of us shy away from criticism or worship the greens or anything.
I guess I'm confused about why you would stay subscribed to and watch all of vlogbrothers videos if you have such an intense hate?? Like feel free to have your own opinion but you come off a tad hypocritical by supporting them.
So I’m “supporting them” by expressing my “intense hate”? How does that work.
I really went into the whole thing in my first post here, but I continue to be interested in them not only because I’ve been watching them/interacting with the community for 6 years now, but because there is a large overlap in my interests and theirs and I use this blog as a space to examine why, in spite of that, the vlogbros/nerdfighters rub me so entirely wrong.
Also just to pick apart their over simplistic analyses that some of their followers treat as the stuff of genius.
Also their smugness could do with a healthy dose of being cut down to size, but that’s not really the point of me over here.
And lastly “Thoughts from Places” needs to be deleted from the history of the world as the pseudo-creative, cliched shit it is.
Hi! I am someone who has felt vaguely exploited by John Green's books since forever, because I purchased every one in slave-like fashion but I've always felt kind of disturbed by it. Your blog is helping me understand those feelings of aversion also David Levithan's half was way better than John Green's. I want to write a version someday from Jane's POV where she says "fuck u grayson u indecisive sexist dickwad". Anyway this is just to say thank you for being a voice of reason (and dissent)!
I’ve only made it through Paper Towns and tfios thus far and The Fault in our Stars seemed like Shakespeare (pun?) next to the shitshow that was Paper Towns, but I’m glad I’ve provided a space to work through those feelings. I am so sorry you suffered through his entire body of work. One Day At A Time.
only john green would not vote for himself
IS THIS A JOKE? THIS IS A JOKE RIGHT?
I’m actually pissed that (what I consider to be) better YA books aren’t up for consideration. Mainly, Philip Pullman, always and forever. I mean I love Harry, and yes of course John Green being next to him is vomit-worthy, but why are THESE our two choices.
It’s happened to all if us
john green should use this as an advertisement for his books
if you happen to be pyrophobic, tossing them out the window will suffice in a pinch.
I get that you don't like the community, and thats fine. But why do you have to be such a dick about it?
Did you know you can dislike something without being mean about it?
That’s no fun.