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Anonymous asked: "Why waste your time/energy on a hate blog?"

I don’t have the time or energy to answer this question again.


what’s funny about that john green quote about it being ‘brave’ to release a female led film is that he is a history major and has hundreds of history videos online which he stars in so you’d think he’d remember the highest grossing movie in us film history or just generally world film history is gone with the wind which was released 76 years ago and has a female lead. like get your shit together john. 

Anonymous asked: "We now swoop down to insulting his sexuality. Nice. Great. Legit"


Anonymous asked: "Are you dumb? Raising awareness and showing that donations work would lead to infrastructures in countries that don't have them which leads to opportunities. Also if Bill Gates does it he's a hero but if it's someone you hate like John Green it's White Savior Complex? Really? Tell me that's not ridicoulous"

Showing that donations “work”?? What do you mean?

I hope John DOES raise awareness about some of the issues people face.

Like so far: oh great, he’s raised awareness of his personal anxieties about mosquito-born illnesses. Which is like. Does he understand that as a person who’s middle-aged, who’s been vaccinated, who’s spending a limited amount of time in these areas, who has access to every preventative tool (mosquito nets, whatever else), and who will receive excellent medical care if indeed he DOES get sick, he is among the population LEAST likely to die of a mosquito-born illness in… Africa? (I still don’t know WHERE he’s going. Just THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA.)

Does he know that babies die of malaria ALL THE TIME? This is actually a SERIOUS threat for many people?

I’m not thrilled that JOHN of all people is going on this trip. I just feel like he’s gonna be Walter Whiting it 90% of the time (“This is all about ME.”)

Cause if we’re gonna talk about a savior complex, yes. John is absolutely the type. This is the guy who said “IT TAKES GUTS TO RELEASE A MOVIE WITH A FEMALE LEAD IN SUMMER” like what, a month ago? Honestly. If he were a super hero he’d be Savior Complex Man.

But you know what, I HOPE he proves me wrong. I hope he suddenly develops a sense of perspective and humility right before he leaves on this trip.

Anonymous asked: "Actually Obama said that getting rid of pennies is a no brainer except it's not sexy of an issue enough to make politicians care, also he said that it was an awesome symbol of the inefficiencies of government. Also how can you spin something as awesome as the president naming his kid as something terrible? What? Even that is a terrible thing now, when the president was taking personal questions? Rea;;y? Really? Explain to me how terrible that is."

… Right. I’m not saying that IDEALISTICALLY John’s ideas are flawed. He just doesn’t seem to realize that there’s this little thing called REALITY that makes them impossible to implement.

Anonymous asked: "John is such a self-absorbed narcissist. One of his worst moments was when he and his wife tried to get Obama to pick a name for their kid. No doubt so he could spend the rest of his life telling people his daughter was named by a POTUS. I found that really desperate and clingy of them. prick"

Ha. That was terrible. So was their conversation about PENNIES, which was like:

OBAMA: Uh… actually, it’s NOT that simple.

(This happens to be the case with EVERYTHING John thinks he’s found the solution to.)

Anonymous asked: ""It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor."


Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.

Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.) 

But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.

And Hazel, who is diametrically opposed to this philosophy, accepts and then starts promoting Augustus’s metaphor.

John’s not a sloppy writer at all.

Anonymous asked: "What abou the fact that 'pictures' will how people the effect of donations to decreasing global poverty and showing that it actually woks to the people who believe it doesn't? An showing that Africa is not just a huge mass of the same poor people who can't and won't get out poverty, and that doing something actually helps? Cmon think before you type"

John taking pictures of himself in Africa is going to decrease global poverty? I can’t wait.

Anonymous asked: "Douche x1000. I donated $10 to P4A and opted to see John's writing sneak peek as the perk. Well, it finally arrived after half a year and it's a story about fucking soccer/football that he won't be publishing as his next book (and I assume he never will because in all aspects, it's pretty shit). I mean, his books are mediocre, but that was low. Pretty sure most people (including myself) thought that it would be an excerpt from his next publishable work. Love your blog btw!"

Well that sucks.

Anonymous asked: "I have this feeling John will try to surprise publish his next book, Beyonce-style, because that's what he does. Copies others."

I don’t know. How is he going to push it onto the best-seller list if he doesn’t make like 50 videos instructing his fans to pre-order it?