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John Green, I’m looking at you.

Since Ben took all of 2 seconds to block me on twitter today for calling him out on his rape comment, I’m gonna bitch here.  Sorry for anyone wanting exclusive nerdfighteria-only hate.  I’m spreading the hate.

Let’s do a thought experiment and probe what else could be the root of the humor in men dressing in drag but not women, and why it is far more socially acceptable for women to wear men’s fashions than vice versa.  What else could possibly account for this other than when women wear trousers or a tie they are integrating bits of the dominant, powerful culture, but when men wear a skirt, a dress, tights, make up, etc they are ceding their dominant status to integrate bits of the powerless culture.  I just don’t understand what Ben doesn’t get about this, this is clearly exactly why women have the option of skirts OR pants and men don’t.  UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  No, Ben, it’s totally just because these men just HAPPEN to be so funny and social cues don’t enter into it at all.  Ben Cook = seriously clueless, everyone, it’s 2am, this isn’t my best hate, but it’ll do, pig.  

Since Ben took all of 2 seconds to block me on twitter today for calling him out on his rape comment, I’m gonna bitch here.  Sorry for anyone wanting exclusive nerdfighteria-only hate.  I’m spreading the hate.

Let’s do a thought experiment and probe what else could be the root of the humor in men dressing in drag but not women, and why it is far more socially acceptable for women to wear men’s fashions than vice versa.  What else could possibly account for this other than when women wear trousers or a tie they are integrating bits of the dominant, powerful culture, but when men wear a skirt, a dress, tights, make up, etc they are ceding their dominant status to integrate bits of the powerless culture.  I just don’t understand what Ben doesn’t get about this, this is clearly exactly why women have the option of skirts OR pants and men don’t.  UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  No, Ben, it’s totally just because these men just HAPPEN to be so funny and social cues don’t enter into it at all.  Ben Cook = seriously clueless, everyone, it’s 2am, this isn’t my best hate, but it’ll do, pig.  

Aug 9

My thoughts on the Ben Cook twitter drama

frayland:

Okay, first an overview of what was happening for anyone who doesn’t already know. VidCon’s happening right now, and today there was a panel for the YouTube documentary, Becoming Youtube. Obviously, Ben Cook, the web show’s host was there, and there were also such guests as Jack and Finn Harries (jacksgap), Tom Milsom (hexachordal), and Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs (OMFGItsJackAndDean). Lex Croucher (tyrannosauruslexxx) was there as well, specifically to represent the women who’ve participated in the documentary as well as the phenomenally large female audience who took offence at a BY episode, entitled Girls On Youtube (not going to go into everything that was wrong with that video right now). Now, no proper footage (as far as I know) of the panel as been released, so we can make no judgements about that yet. What I am going to talk about, however, is Ben Cook’s response to his critics on twitter.

Okay, so the drama started when Kayley Hyde (owlssayhoot), Lex’s long time close friend, tweeted how “patronizing and insulting” she found the panel. She also showed her support for Lex, calling her “a voice of reason among crippling sexism”. Now, Kayley is, obviously, a woman, and therefore you think she could speak up when she recognised sexism and be taken seriously, considering she has most likely been being undermined and oppressed by the patriarchy since birth. But that didn’t exactly work out for her, since Ben Cook, after reading the tweet, rather than actually considering her criticisms as valid, instead referred to her tweet “as blind and ignorant” in one of the single most passive aggressive tweets I’ve ever seen from a grown man.

Then, when she defended her ability to know when her gender was being patronised, he came out with this:

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THERE IS SO MUCH TO BE SAID ABOUT THIS, but please read this first.  All I’m gonna say is that Ben’s response of: WELL, COME DO A VIDEO WITH ME THEN! after saying that him NOT RAPING DEMONSTRATES WHAT AN ABOVE AND BEYOND GUY HE IS, just epitomizes so well his egotism and self-centered priorities.  Yeah, the solution to people being legitimately hurt and offended by your actions is to piggyback off them (like you’ve already done with every other “internet famous” person you can get your grubby mitts on) to bring more attention to yourself.  YOU DON’T MATTER BENJAMIN.  YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT “PROMOTING DISCUSSION” OR HOWEVER YOU ATTEMPT TO VALIDATE IT TO YOURSELF.  You just want attention, which is why I’m thinking your whole thing might be the ultimate troll because who says these kinds of things in all seriousness.  

[insert gif of Heisenberg saying, “No, no, this whole thing - all of this - it’s all about me” which I’m not convinced even exists and I’m too lazy to make myself.]

I think it’s official.  I think my hate for Benjamin Cook outshines my issues with vlogbros/nerdfighteria.  Because there are actually legitimately serious issues going on here, rather than vaguely being irritated constantly by people who really don’t know better.  

Who would’ve thought I’d ever be on Kayley’s side about anything, but here we are.  

When people get really pissed off, it’s not because i’m not entitled to my opinion…It’s because my opinion is kinda fucked up, and it’s not a good opinion-it turned out that i was wrong. I’m really happy to have an audience that holds me accountable for being full of shit when I’m full of shit.

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Hank Green (via cocolooo)

You’re welcome, Hank.

[But seriously, when do nerdfighters EVER hold you accountable, particularly post 2010-ish?  Cause when I think of ‘nerdfighter’ I certainly don’t think ‘someone who is able to think critically and call out their overlords on their bullshit’]

I’ll help you out there: link.

I’ll help you out there: link.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t.
Like, all of my friends are adults. My spouse is an adult. My parents and brother are adults. I know and like many adults. But I don’t want to write for them. Or God forbid about them.
They’re just so…boring. It’s like, “Oh I have a mortgage. I buy six pairs of identical khaki pants at a time. I take care of children and watch the television program CSI.”
I admire people who can make that crap into the stuff of interesting fiction, but…yeah. No.

Looks like John Green forgot to imagine adults complexly.

[I feel like this is why it pisses me off so much that he apparently IDOLIZED David Foster Wallace.  I guess he forgot that adult life is too boring for fiction.]

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t.

Like, all of my friends are adults. My spouse is an adult. My parents and brother are adults. I know and like many adults. But I don’t want to write for them. Or God forbid about them.

They’re just so…boring. It’s like, “Oh I have a mortgage. I buy six pairs of identical khaki pants at a time. I take care of children and watch the television program CSI.”

I admire people who can make that crap into the stuff of interesting fiction, but…yeah. No.

Looks like John Green forgot to imagine adults complexly.

[I feel like this is why it pisses me off so much that he apparently IDOLIZED David Foster Wallace.  I guess he forgot that adult life is too boring for fiction.]

(Source: whatifcodycarson)

dragonsandungeons:

John Green is the Steven Moffat of authors.

aka terrible.

nerdfighterfighter:

Oh shit looks like I forgot to be awesome.
This is only a “hate page” in that, yes, I hate the beliefs, actions and attitudes of John, Hank & Co. I am getting the sense that nerdfighters do not have the small amount of insight required to differentiate between hate crimes and a blog complaining about the collective CHOICES of a group of people. Nerdfighteria is a social group (unified by shared set of ideals… although it is unclear what those ideals are, I hear that you are “enthusiastic” about “stuff”?) that you have ELECTED to be a part of. So, yes. This absolutely in every way, shape, and form allows me to create a “hate” page.

Trashing “brilliant” (hahahahahahahaha) authors’ and musicians’ work on the internet IS okay. This is what is commonly referred to as a “review”, or in its more casual form, an “opinion.” If I spent three years writing a novel I would EXPECT THE PUBLIC TO HAVE AN OPINION ON IT, AND NOT BE SURPRISED WHEN THEY DID. Didn’t your cult leader excuse me, Hank already make a video about this?
Oh god the BOOK BURNING AGAIN? I didn’t think I would need to explain this to you guys but clearly I do so here we go.
The post you are referring to is what is known here on tumblr as a “reblog.” This means I was not the original poster. I HAVE NOT BURNED A COPY OF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Mostly because I would never waste $10 on a John Green book. 
Of course this one incident where someone burned her OWN PERSONAL COPY OF AN OVERRATED YOUNG ADULT NOVEL is definitely more tragic than any other book burning that has ever taken place throughout history, so I completely understand your outrage.
No, but I’d totally blaze a John Green book any day.

[MADE REBLOGABLE BY REQUEST]

Look at this Fucking Nerdfighter.

nerdfighterfighter:

Oh shit looks like I forgot to be awesome.

This is only a “hate page” in that, yes, I hate the beliefs, actions and attitudes of John, Hank & Co. I am getting the sense that nerdfighters do not have the small amount of insight required to differentiate between hate crimes and a blog complaining about the collective CHOICES of a group of people. Nerdfighteria is a social group (unified by shared set of ideals… although it is unclear what those ideals are, I hear that you are “enthusiastic” about “stuff”?) that you have ELECTED to be a part of. So, yes. This absolutely in every way, shape, and form allows me to create a “hate” page.

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Trashing “brilliant” (hahahahahahahaha) authors’ and musicians’ work on the internet IS okay. This is what is commonly referred to as a “review”, or in its more casual form, an “opinion.” If I spent three years writing a novel I would EXPECT THE PUBLIC TO HAVE AN OPINION ON IT, AND NOT BE SURPRISED WHEN THEY DID. Didn’t your cult leader excuse me, Hank already make a video about this?

Oh god the BOOK BURNING AGAIN? I didn’t think I would need to explain this to you guys but clearly I do so here we go.

The post you are referring to is what is known here on tumblr as a “reblog.” This means I was not the original poster. I HAVE NOT BURNED A COPY OF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Mostly because I would never waste $10 on a John Green book. 

Of course this one incident where someone burned her OWN PERSONAL COPY OF AN OVERRATED YOUNG ADULT NOVEL is definitely more tragic than any other book burning that has ever taken place throughout history, so I completely understand your outrage.

No, but I’d totally blaze a John Green book any day.

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[MADE REBLOGABLE BY REQUEST]

Look at this Fucking Nerdfighter.

hashtag yolo swag: Rant about people I have come to despise

nerdfighterfighter:

thatnerdykidontheplayground:

I’m finding myself extremely disturbed by the hate accounts on Nerdfighteria, all they ever post is how much nerdfighters are pathetic, stupid, happy little people who want to change the world but can’t.

Excuse me, but I do recall that the Project for Awesome happens every year (makes vast amounts of money for charity and helps raise awareness for an infinite amount of charities), and so does VidCon (a gathering of every awesome YouTuber ever that wouldn’t happen without Hank), so I would recommend taking all of your bullshit and shutting it up before I kill you.

Not so nice and pathetic now, are we? We get stuff done, and all you do is rant about how much you hate a group of a million or more people who enjoy things that you claim to despise. That’s productive. Have fun living your lives, tumblr users nerdfighterfighter and nerdfighterhate. DFTBA, asshats.

fishingboatproceeds:

effyeahnerdfighters:

nerdfightersdocumentary:

A FILM TO DECREASE WORLDSUCK: The Nerdfighters Documentary (2013) (by NerdfightersDoc)

HERE IT IS. ENJOY :)

It’s here it’s here!

!!!! What a great film. 

Sorry, but I thought Seinfeld already did the whole show-about-nothing thing 10 years before you were all probably born.  No wonder you’re under the impression that Hank and John invented everything you find valuable in your lives.

Not even going to try to be diplomatic.  Too enraged.  What I took from this is:

nerdfighters - a bunch of misfits, not smart enough to have any real self or original ideas, who rely upon forced memes and toddler humor to bond.

Like I’m sorry you guys are lonely and are unable to seek out your fandom communities without the aid of a trumped up nebulous “awesomeness” as an in, but I’d so much rather be a lonely bitter old catlady than join up with the likes of you.

To the girl who said, “I feel like there’s a lot of people who don’t know they’re nerdfighters.  They are, but they don’t know it yet.”  

Like I’ve said before, on paper, you assholes would assume me to be one of you.  Things I fangirl over include Harry Potter, Star Trek, Doctor Who, musicals, disney (or did when I was around your average nerdfighter’s age), and to a lesser extent everything that was named in that travesty of a “La Vie Boheme” parody.  I’ve watched Hank and John since 2007 and have seen nearly every video.  So trust me, I know I’m not a nerdfighter.  

The funniest part of this documentary was when they try to define themselves: “People who are interested in things.”  OH WOW YOU’RE SO UNIQUE.  GOSH.  I BET YOU ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE LEGITIMATELY INTERESTED IN YOUR FANDOMS AND THE SOCIAL ISSUES DU JOUR ALL AT ONCE.  And everyone kept repeating “enthusiasm” as if nerdfighters invented it.  You know what I’m enthusiastic about?  Hating you.  Oh, does that not fit into your typical “nerdfighter” nebulous definition of “enthusiasm” for “things”?

Nerdfighters also didn’t invent acceptance.  I heard this one guy around 2000 years ago was all hyped up about that too.  Are Hank and John bigger than Jesus now? (They certainly seem to think so).

Following in that vein, here are a list of things Nerdfighters didn’t invent:

  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Acceptance
  3. Fandoms
  4. Charity
  5. The “in your pants” joke
  6. THE WORDS, DON’T FORGET TO BE AWESOME.
  7. Appropriating nerdiness (oh wait, no maybe that they did)

As for 3, I’m going to make a separate post about how they’ve wedged their way in between me and the fandoms I used to seriously enjoy, in the wake of this year’s leakycon, so moving on.

My other favorite part of the documentary was when the one dude owned up to: "Well, Hank and John didn’t actually set up kiva.org, but they did make it incredibly popular."  Broke down in derisive laughter at this point.  Fuck you guys.  Atheists have been involved with kiva for years.  It has actually been hugely mentioned at atheist conferences since its inception.  The last atheist conference I had the pleasure of attending was in 2008, and it was certainly a big player there, so like I’m glad John just decided to rebrand it as his thing, but it is just this exact worship at the altar of Hank and John and rebranding of history that freak me the fuck out.  

(It is also a pet issue because it is used as an instance of secular morality, donating in the pure name of good causes, rather than in the name of… putting things on your head?  putting peanut butter on your face?  wasting resources by blending your meals or eating shit tons of food for amusement?  using “worldsuck” to cutesify actual horrible things happening?)

As for the “in your pants” joke, I’m glad you guys claim ownership of that, but my friends and I were all joking about that RELATED TO BOOK AND MOVIE TITLES my freshman year of high school at least 3 years before youtube was even invented.  So it’s like not a super original joke, nor is it that funny.  But I guess when you have the humor of a toddler, and value acting childish over most other things, so much so that you open your documentary with admiration over how wonderful it is that these fully grown men are able to act like toddlers, then it is the height of comedy.  

I don’t even care about DFTBA other than it is this whole idea of we own awesome now, but whatever.  That word was already used up by the rest of us by 2006 anyway.  Except don’t forget that John was quoting his friend when he first used that phrase.  He doesn’t exactly come up with much original stuff himself, either.

And finally, just to reiterate: being a loser doesn’t make you a nerd.  I’m sorry you guys were unable to find online community surrounding actual things you like prior to Hank and John putting their thumbprint on it, but it’s been there, and it is to my horror slowly being consumed by this No Face monster of “Nerdfighteria”.  

So congratulations, assholes.  This is why I hate you.  Go worldsuck a fuck.