WHEEEE I’m giving away Looking for Alaska on World Book Night!
Let the casting speculations begin!
YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS. HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
John Green is my hero.
I wonder if I can use “John Green is my hero. -Wil Wheaton” as a blurb on the back of The Fault in Our Stars. I LIKE YOU BACK, WIL WHEATON.
(Side story: I met Wil Wheaton was at the LA Times Festival of Books in 2010. When I told my friend Cecil Castellucci that Wil Wheaton, one of the coolest and funniest people on the Internet, was in the same room as me, she insisted upon introducing us. I was nervous and awkward, as I always am when meeting people I admire, and after 45 seconds skulked back toward the cheese table. Hopefully, Mr. Wheaton does not recall this.)
p.s. I continue to partially disavow this quote. i.e., I think there are a variety of compelling reasons to be alive. More on this forthcoming in The Fault in Our Stars.
Excuse me while I have a moment of nerd-squee over two of my favorite people nerding out over each other. There’s just so much awesome in this world, people.
Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.
Revenge is sweet! (Taken with instagram)
MAUREEN! STOP SIGNING MY BOOKS!
It’s kind of my thing to get books signed by someone other than the author. One of my favorites is a copy of Vonnegut’s Man Without a Country that Henry Rollins signed for me.
I love this community.
Lately I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how great this community is. I’m always thinking about it, but I have been a lot these past weeks. About 3 years ago, I’ll admit it, my life was unexciting. Not bad, but not great either. I was basically doing all the same things over and over, like I was living the same day every day, but once I actually found Nerdfighteria, and this is going to sound really cheesy, but once I had become part of this spectacular community of people, I felt like my life had some sort of meaning to it. Mostly because John and Hank are so inspirational and motivating, but also because I’ve met so many awesome people that actually talk to me when they get a chance and they understand what I’m saying and everything. They’re just the greatest!!! Anyway, I think Nerdfighteria has taught me to be more outgoing, which sounds strange, but seriously, I don’t know… watching John and Hank’s videos make me want to be sillier and more outspoken about the things that I like, which is a great thing because that’s helped me to make good friends in real life, as well as online. There’s so much more I could say, but it’s really hard for me to get my feelings out into words right now.
The reason why I’ve been thinking about this must be because right now, at this moment, I feel the happiest. The happiest I have ever been in my whole life.
Emphasis mine. I can’t remember where I read it, but someone on Tumblr wrote that their personal motto is “Make your own fun”. I think between that and being more silly and outspoken about the things you like, you’d be surprised just how easy it is to have a positive impact on your community, and in turn, your own life.
What it means to be a nerd.
Wil Wheaton reads John Green
“Thank you, John Green, for telling me exactly why I’m a nerd.”
THIS IS A MOMENT I WILL NEVER FORGET. <3
Apparently the keynote speech Wil gave at PAX was about a quote he reblogged from me a few days before. ULTIMATE REBLOG.