John Green is the Steven Moffat of authors.
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.
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.
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.]
John Green is the Steven Moffat of authors.
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 leaderexcuse 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.
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:
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.
DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO COMPARE YOU TO CAKE GIRL FROM MEAN GIRLS. YOU BEAT ME TO IT.
[aka: my problem with nerdfighters]
70% of Nerdfighters, when asked how they find Vlogbrothers videos, said that they go not to YouTube.com, where the default feed is, but to youtube.com/feed/subscriptions, where the unadulterated subscription feed lives.
Makes me feel all warm on the inside…
I don’t get this one at all. What’s so special about your fanbase being subscribed to you? And knowing how youtube works now?
(Like my feeling is that Hank is so arrogant he thinks the subscription feed setting now is some giant secret that only he and his masses are in on. No, um, it’s right there on the left. You click on it. It’s really not anything a monkey couldn’t do.)
p.s. 100% of nerdfighterhaters said this is also how they find vlogbrothers videos. because I subbed in 2007 and never unsubbed even when I flipped to the dark side. and I’ve most likely seen every video.