I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.
"Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you."
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (via dissapolnted)
What do ppl see in this book and this man like this is the most pretentious dribble I don’t understand help me understaaaaand
who the fuck actually talks like this
literally if someone said this to me i’d hit them with a brick and leave
Augustus sounds like one of those very old bank managers
He likes to talk about how his books are great because the teenagers actually act like teenagers. Uh… what?
I’m imagining this scene in my head and I have no idea what these people look like but the dude is very clearly wearing a fedora.
I don’t recognize John Green’s books as something that MUST BE DESTROYED, but I also don’t see them as something that necessarily must be PRESERVED. They’re not sacred texts to me. I value them as much as I would, I don’t know… a magazine in terms of artistic merit. So take your copy and burn it / don’t burn it. I don’t care either way.
Since all my love cannot be expressed in a simple ask, I want to say I love you and nerdfighterhate. You are both absolutely wonderful. and I will admit that once upon a time, (I was like 13 at the time, I think that will explain enough) I was enthralled with the green brothers, but then I actually joined tumblr and tried to read TFIOS, and realized how crap it all was. And it honestly scares me that so many of my generation follow these two men absolutely blindly, and just quote them on their views and ideals and use them for information to build an argument which just falls apart, and they can’t think for themselves and they have to be spoonfed every single little byte of information from two men who act like children and it fucking sucks and I hate it, and Idgaf if someone likes their videos, or reads the books, but the point where one treats them like gods and holds on to their every word and goes around saying DFTBA is horrible.
And in all honesty, the worst people I’ve had the misfortune of interacting with on the internet, and in real life, at least 90% of them identified as nerdfighters, and believe me, I know some people who have done some fucked up things (like attempted murder) but I feel way safer with them than anyone who identifies as a nerdfighter. The nerdfighters actually remind me of some sort of horrifying military of some hierarchic reign, they have the hive mind that goes with being in the military, the blind following the blind and fucking everything up under the orders of the supreme being. And they seem to have the willingness to do absolutely anything, whether it be to kill off “world suck” or fucking abuse animals, if John Green said to do it. It’s almost exactly like the mindset that surrounds the bleibers, or whatever, and it fucking terrifies me. And when you try to talk to them, they just say the same thing over and over like a broken record and to be honest, my generation is going to so fuck up this world more than it already has. and god I rambled I’m so sorry. But thanks so much for creating totally epic blogs.
And now perchance with the information you guys provide, I can finally give my nerdfighter “friends” a proper argument against them (although idk how much hope there is for them, because honestly when I say I didn’t like John’s books, they wind up about how I should try reading it again, and it’s just no, it was boring and flat and the characters had no depth, oh ah she’s dying, big fucking deal idec.) and sorry I ranted again and omfg I love this and nerdfighterhate and I wish you all the best in life.
What does he even.
This may be the most heinous thing they’ve come up with yet. As a nearly full-fledged adult, this offends me greatly.
Ugghh I knoww. I still can’t get over the fact that he said “If I’m doing my job, my work stands up to DFW and Franzen and Egan no matter where it gets stocked in bookstores…”
Oh really, John?
I guess — by your own admission — you’re not doing your job, then.
It’s almost as if… you completely and totally suck as a writer?
After my review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (which I’ve now determined to be the worst book I’ve ever read), I was requested many times to review Green’s other books. I am obliging now with this review of Paper Towns. I will also be reviewing Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of…
Haha see thing is I AM bitter and completely biased about John Green.
That doesn’t mean I don’t have reason to be.