And open letter to the tragic hero (X)

I dislike the phrase “Internet friends,” because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; they give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of our selves. I imagine that part of Esther was sad to give up the illusion that she was going to be okay with her Internet friends, but what followed was a revelation for all of us. Our Internet friendships were real and they were powerful, and they became more real and powerful when Esther and her friends were finally able to acknowledge and openly discuss the truth about her illness.
John Green (Talking about his friendship with Esther Earl, the girl who inspired The Fault in our Stars)
live-sing-dance-hope-love:

“You’re not going to be the only fit one in this family, Hank Green!”

live-sing-dance-hope-love:

You’re not going to be the only fit one in this family, Hank Green!”

fishingboatproceeds:

I can still smell the Unique Wacky String from a can.

Thanks to everyone who has already supported the Project for Awesome by giving their money, time, and talent. I’m so proud to be a nerdfighter and a YouTuber tonight.

Hank will be up with a livestream soon to take you through the rest of the night; in the meantime, you can donate to the p4a and redeem many amazing perks.

DFTBA!

wetheteenager:

When boredom strikes, photoshop it out.

wetheteenager:

When boredom strikes, photoshop it out.

dictionaryofawebster:

I did a some TFiOS fan art while I was listening to the audiobook last weekend. I had a bunch of notecards, some nice pens, and no homework, so I made a thing.  This was my first time doing something like this, and I’m really happy with the way they turned out, especially the first and third ones.  

I’m thinking about rereading Looking for Alaska this weekend, so maybe I’ll do this again!  If you have any favorite quotes from LfA, I’m totally looking for ideas.  

DFTBA, everyone!

siranoftitan:

Made my morning.

siranoftitan:

Made my morning.

Writing is something you do alone; it’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while telling it.
John Green (x)
I don’t know any perfect people- only really really flawed people who are still worth loving.
John Green
The people who are making the movie are aware of how passionately the readers of the book feel, and they respect that, and they want to honor that. Like me, they are terrified of failing to live up to readers’ expectations, and I think that’s really healthy. That is something I never expected to happen in my life because I don’t write the kinds of books that make big Hollywood movies, but I’m so so grateful and excited.
This one goes out to the Nerdfighters: We talked to John Green about turning The Fault in Our Stars into a movie.

destructofrog:

I diagrammed some John Green quotes.

That smile could end wars and cure cancer.
Colin SIngleton in An Abundance of Katherines by John Green