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Gwyneth Murphy
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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You Quiz Results

What Type of Nerdfighter are You?Your Result: You are a Writing-type Nerdfighter 89%Whether it's poetry, stories, or comic books, you like to put things down on paper. Writing means a lot to you.…Continue

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“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”

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Gwyneth Murphy commented on Gwyneth Murphy's group Nerds Who Love Doc Martens
"That's...good? "
Mar 23
Bethany Pritchard commented on Gwyneth Murphy's group Nerds Who Love Doc Martens
"No blisters after a day at the mall but a few bruises."
Mar 23
Gwyneth Murphy commented on Gwyneth Murphy's group Nerds Who Love Doc Martens
"They hurt a lot when you first get a pair, you really have to walk around in them a lot. My tip-don't wear ankle socks with them for the first few weeks (unless you're wearing pants) because the back of the boot will rub against your leg…"
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Project Runway Nerds

The place where drama meets fashion, and plaid looks good only on Tim Gun.See More
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Bethany Pritchard commented on Gwyneth Murphy's group Nerds Who Love Doc Martens
"Tips for breaking them in? I just got  my first pair."
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Nerds Who Love Doc Martens

Vintage is back, and better than ever! And of course who better to appreciate it than us nerds, right? Doc Martens are the heart of classic.See More
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Project Runway Nerds

The place where drama meets fashion, and plaid looks good only on Tim Gun.See More
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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You Quiz Results

What Type of Nerdfighter are You?Your Result: You are a Writing-type Nerdfighter 89%Whether it's poetry, stories, or comic books, you like to put things down on paper. Writing means a lot to you. It's how you express yourself. You've also probably read one...or both of John's books :)See More
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Jorge Medina replied to Gwyneth Murphy's discussion Smell of Kindle, Not the Same in the group I sniff books
"Well, a good plan would be to only have as physical books those you really enjoy, specially when your space is limited. I have a small bookshelf that's full to bursting with books, and sincerely, as a science nerd, it's hard to carry…"
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The Dramatic Nerds

This is for all you nerds and nerd fighters out there who are dramatic. be creative, express yourself, and don't be afraid to break free!See More
Dec 15, 2013
Jojo Huxley replied to Gwyneth Murphy's discussion Smell of Kindle, Not the Same in the group I sniff books
"I use my kindle fire (it was a gift) as a computer. I couldn't dream of actually reading through a book on this thing.  It smells like it's case, a weird.... Plastic-like smell. Not pleasant. Not the all encompassing, euphoric,…"
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Vegetarian Nerds

This is for the nerds that are vegetarian and proud of it! :) Or, if you are not a vegetarian, you can still join just to say you think VEGETARIANS are awesome!See More
Nov 27, 2013
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Project Runway All Stars?

Who is watching Project Runway All Stars season 3?I can't decide whether or not I should because it is certainly not as good as Project Runway, (mostly because there is no Heidi or Tim Gunn) but I do have a small interest in watching a few of the designers on the show such as Viktor, love him! In case you don't know who he is, in the picture below he has on a tan hat with a red and black stripe. …See More
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Project Runway Nerds

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Profile Information

What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
The kind that doesn't know how to answer this question...
About Me:
I love acting, writing, photography, cooking, and ice skating!
Gender
Female
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Bands/Singers:
Landslide, Fleetwood Mac
Styx
The Rolling Stones
Elton John
Death Cab for Cutie
Cage the Elephant
The Who
Of Monsters and Men
Elephant Revival
Arctic Monkeys
Books:
Harry Potter Series
Anne Of Green Gables(a classic!)
The Fault in our Stars
An Abundance of Katherines
Paper Towns
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Lions of Little Rock
Movies:
Lincoln
Les Miserables
The Great Gatsby
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
mac and cheese
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Benidict Cumberbatch and/or Michelle Obama
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
3 years ago
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Dream, Fly, Talk, Belch, Act.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

So, heres the thing. 

"I saw the movie," like, isn't even acceptable. Because although movies deserve appreciation as well, you can't top the book. It's just impossible. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of those books you think is good when you watch the movie, and then you read the book and suddenly, you're saying,

"Woah."

Yeah, thats right.

"Woah."

So if your planning to be a lazy bum and sit around all day, do something useful and READ THIS BOOK.

Because it will open your eyes to wonderfulness. I know, I said it. WONDERFULNESS.

Summary:

From: http://www.shmoop.com/perks-of-being-a-wallflower/summary.html

Fifteen-year-old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone he heard was nice but has never met in person. (Kind of like when we write letters to Paul Ruddbefore we go to sleep.)

At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his chronic shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick, who, along with his step-sister Sam, become two of Charlie's BFFs.

During the course of the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, he deals with bullies, he experiments with drugs and drinking, and he makes friends, loses them, and gains them back. He creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs, reads a huge stack of classic books, and gets involved in the Rocky Horror Picture Show audience-participation culture.

Charlie has a relatively stable home life, though, with supportive, if distant, parents to fall back on. Unfortunately, a disturbing family secret that Charlie has repressed for his entire life surfaces at the end of the school year. Charlie has a severe mental breakdown and ends up hospitalized.

Charlie's final letter closes with feelings of hope: getting released from the hospital, forgiving his aunt Helen for what she did to him, finding new friends during sophomore year, and trying his best not to be a wallflower. Charlie hopes to get out of his head and into the real world, participating in life instead of just watching it fly by.

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At 3:23pm on September 1, 2013, Timothy John Hutchinson said…

Thank yall Gwyn!

At 2:53pm on November 12, 2012, Emily Wang said…

Yes, yes. I must add it to my bucket list.

At 2:48pm on November 12, 2012, Emily Wang said…

Sadly, I have not.

At 2:40pm on November 12, 2012, Emily Wang said…

Hi!!!!!!!! Apple with mustaches are so cool. (-~-) --->i tried.

At 7:26am on November 06, 2012, Samina gave Gwyneth Murphy a gift
At 7:26am on November 6, 2012, Samina said…

haha nice:)

At 7:13am on November 6, 2012, Samina said…

nothing much! just felt like going on Nerdfighters and i haven't been on in such a long time:)

 
 
 

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