Nerdfighter Fighter

Anonymous asked: "Just watch the video Gettin' Real with Hank and tell me you can still hate them"

…this was supposed to make me LIKE him?


vintageanchorbooks:

Banned Books by the Numbers: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/22/banned-books-week-infographic_n_5852234.html


american-fesanda:

ex-nerdfighter:

ihatejohngreen:

people who are praising the greens for disinviting sam pepper to the vidcon should be ashamed. they should not be praised for being standard human beings by banning that chauvinistic douche from coming. it was the right thing to…


Anonymous asked: "I didn't know how to interpret it except as creepy, so I added it to my adblock filter. No more creepy John Green!"

Oh my god.


Anonymous asked: "I saw it as an orgasm face. I've been on the internet for too long."

Haha, no I’m glad that you’ve contributed to the discussion about the infamously disturbing sidebar gif.

How is it SO creepy?


feisty-kaiju:

nerdfighterfighter:

John Green’s like “I want to make a difference in the world!” but like, I don’t really think he does, I think he wants more to make money pretending to be great while stroking his ePeen.

Because terrible shit that happens in the world, like war and starvation, and giant divides in income and social equality they aren’t ‘suck’. ‘Suck’ is when you stub your toe. Genocide or what not isn’t a bummer, it’s an atrocity. And if you treat real world situations like how a child might losing a man in a game of Super Mario Bros, then your solutions are gonna probably follow suit and be equally as childish and worthless. Because you can’t even take the situation serious enough to label it in terms somebody that isn’t 4 years old might. Like sometimes you really do have to grow the fuck up and sit at a big boy’s table if you want to get big boy things done.

And I realize that there is maybe some merit in being a little bit childish here and there and not taking everything completely seriously, and allowing yourself to have fun without being self conscious all the time and not being stressed out.

But facing down the world’s myriad problems purposefully as a goal, that’s not the time. It’s not a joke or a time to play. I guess to him maybe to somebody who’s upper middle class and never had to hide food so their own kid can eat or what not, playtime never ends. But then that kind of carefree mentality doesn’t strike me as somebody who can or should be the ambassador of doing anything but making video game jokes.

And he also like.. doesn’t want to take hard stances on anything because he’s more concerned with being as extremely doughy and vapid as to not offend anybody and make the most money for himself as possible. But there’s a lot of problems in the world like.. that you can’t really take all and no sides on.

There are some people who do things that are terrible, that really don’t want to compromise. And I don’t even mean like, in a violence sense, but even in a voting or educational sense, just your very existence can offend somebody for no logical reason, but your life is never gonna get better as long as people shrug and go “I guess the right solution is for you to allow yourself to not exist HALF the time for their sake!”. Sometimes there are situations where you can’t realistically equally court both sides, and still get anything done.

But I don’t think he really wants to. I mean, I don’t think he intentionally wants to play both sides against the middle. I don’t think it’s malicious as all that. I just think that he’s made a subconscious tactical decision for his own personal finances that has overcome his ability to act on a lot of situations he maybe wants to care about.

He acts like he is 8 and then he turns around and tell people how to solve some of the most serious issues and his advice on the economy which is “fuck pennies”. Because he’s not a humanitarian, he’s a performer.

And I wouldn’t even care that he was a performer or entertainer, really, if he didn’t try to aggrandize himself and his kitschy television and book culture as White Savior Man: Fixing the World.

I mean it’s not his sole obligation, I suppose, to fix the world, but stop pretending like you can or do.

Also, I’m sure it’s probably unintentional, but the whole “Anne Frank was taken from us by disease!” thing is kinda like denying the holocaust really, it’s like saying like “Well, a bunch of Jewish people happened to die from disease or something, poor guys!”.

I don’t think John Green means to deny the holocaust or is antisemitic per-say or anything, I think it’s just more of his inability to think beyond his own point of view (or to ‘imagine complexly’ their situation as somebody who’s name escapes me once said). But attributing the death of a girl who was murdered by the conditions in a *death camp* to the same as if she just happened to catch a bad cold faultlessly of anybody sort of removes, you know, the existence of her murderers who put her in the situation that caused her death. Which is, basically, denying the holocaust (even if just for one person).

I mean it strikes me as calling purposefully pushing somebody off a cliff a freak accident because the ground killed them, and not a person’s hand, as if to fail entirely to grasp a chain more than 1 participant wide of cause and effect.

Which, you know, strikes me as being an entirely necessary skill for somebody who thinks they can fix things in the world.

The problem is that he doesn’t think of himself as vapid; he lacks so much self-awareness that he likely thinks he’s incredibly deep and profound for caring about such issues. Which, y’know, are universal and having awareness about them is a basic requirement for someone that wants to call themselves well-versed in history and social justice issues. One of the issues, I think, he’s so bent on avoiding controversy so he can remain popular.

 It seems like he WANTS to have more of a presence, both in the literary world and in real life, but he’s unwilling to make the steps necessary to do so. He doesn’t want to put the work in because he feels like he doesn’t need to. Why should he, since he’s already so wonderful and nice and talented and inclusive? 

Basically his unwillingness to stop smelling his own farts, along with a tendency to simplify controversial issues is what is holding him back in this regard.


Why are you so potently anti-male?

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John Green’s like “I want to make a difference in the world!” but like, I don’t really think he does, I think he wants more to make money pretending to be great while stroking his ePeen.

Because terrible shit that happens in the world, like war and starvation, and giant divides in income and social equality they aren’t ‘suck’. ‘Suck’ is when you stub your toe. Genocide or what not isn’t a bummer, it’s an atrocity. And if you treat real world situations like how a child might losing a man in a game of Super Mario Bros, then your solutions are gonna probably follow suit and be equally as childish and worthless. Because you can’t even take the situation serious enough to label it in terms somebody that isn’t 4 years old might. Like sometimes you really do have to grow the fuck up and sit at a big boy’s table if you want to get big boy things done.

And I realize that there is maybe some merit in being a little bit childish here and there and not taking everything completely seriously, and allowing yourself to have fun without being self conscious all the time and not being stressed out.

But facing down the world’s myriad problems purposefully as a goal, that’s not the time. It’s not a joke or a time to play. I guess to him maybe to somebody who’s upper middle class and never had to hide food so their own kid can eat or what not, playtime never ends. But then that kind of carefree mentality doesn’t strike me as somebody who can or should be the ambassador of doing anything but making video game jokes.

And he also like.. doesn’t want to take hard stances on anything because he’s more concerned with being as extremely doughy and vapid as to not offend anybody and make the most money for himself as possible. But there’s a lot of problems in the world like.. that you can’t really take all and no sides on.

There are some people who do things that are terrible, that really don’t want to compromise. And I don’t even mean like, in a violence sense, but even in a voting or educational sense, just your very existence can offend somebody for no logical reason, but your life is never gonna get better as long as people shrug and go “I guess the right solution is for you to allow yourself to not exist HALF the time for their sake!”. Sometimes there are situations where you can’t realistically equally court both sides, and still get anything done.

But I don’t think he really wants to. I mean, I don’t think he intentionally wants to play both sides against the middle. I don’t think it’s malicious as all that. I just think that he’s made a subconscious tactical decision for his own personal finances that has overcome his ability to act on a lot of situations he maybe wants to care about.

He acts like he is 8 and then he turns around and tell people how to solve some of the most serious issues and his advice on the economy which is “fuck pennies”. Because he’s not a humanitarian, he’s a performer.

And I wouldn’t even care that he was a performer or entertainer, really, if he didn’t try to aggrandize himself and his kitschy television and book culture as White Savior Man: Fixing the World.

I mean it’s not his sole obligation, I suppose, to fix the world, but stop pretending like you can or do.

Also, I’m sure it’s probably unintentional, but the whole “Anne Frank was taken from us by disease!” thing is kinda like denying the holocaust really, it’s like saying like “Well, a bunch of Jewish people happened to die from disease or something, poor guys!”.

I don’t think John Green means to deny the holocaust or is antisemitic per-say or anything, I think it’s just more of his inability to think beyond his own point of view (or to ‘imagine complexly’ their situation as somebody who’s name escapes me once said). But attributing the death of a girl who was murdered by the conditions in a *death camp* to the same as if she just happened to catch a bad cold faultlessly of anybody sort of removes, you know, the existence of her murderers who put her in the situation that caused her death. Which is, basically, denying the holocaust (even if just for one person).

I mean it strikes me as calling purposefully pushing somebody off a cliff a freak accident because the ground killed them, and not a person’s hand, as if to fail entirely to grasp a chain more than 1 participant wide of cause and effect.

Which, you know, strikes me as being an entirely necessary skill for somebody who thinks they can fix things in the world.


gaydicks420:

john greens whole “date nerd boys” thing isnt just annoying its incredibly fucked up and unsafe the presentation of “nerd boys” as kind, intelligent boys who would never hurt you is something that abusers have latched onto and presented themselves as and i really fucking wish that someone had told me that before i had to figure it out for myself.


Anonymous asked: "You're kind of douchey, too, though. Half your answers to asks mention the phrase "I know". Like, okay genius..."

I know.