I'm not exactly sure how to start this detailed telling of my life-so-far, so I'll describe the place I was born.
Carpinteria, California. Some may know of it, most may not. Carp is a small town about 15 minutes towards the coast from Santa Barbra. It's a small town, but bigger than the place I live now. This little hippie town is right on the beach. I remember growing up, seeing sand on all the main roads during March and April when it would get windy.
Added by Nya Phillips on July 8, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments
So, just some background information before my story starts. I have an identical twin brother and we had both moved from our hometown about a year ago. That being said, many people get us mixed up. Most people call me by my brothers name because he is the more popular one. I happen to walk into a Starbucks and someone I went to school with and didn't know very well from a few years back not only recognized me, but correctly called me by my first and last name. That honestly made my day,…Continue
Added by Joshua Smalley on June 8, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments
Uh, hello. I'm new here, and I was just wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them: Hearing things in someone else's voice after you read or watch something of theirs. Particularly if you really enjoyed that something. For example, right now every other thought in my brain right now is in John Green's voice, as creepy and as fangirlish as that sounds. It happens with books or articles as well; I read a really good one, or one that just has a message that really sticks with me, and…Continue
i should be studying algebra two, but nah..
Last night, in the wee hours of the night (12:00, because i'm tough like that) i read "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath. talk about intense, eh? i highly recommend reading it once and daring in the thought.
does she hate her father?
does she love her father?
why compare him to this cult of people?
could we today, ever understand this feeling? in this little world where no ones starves, troubles…Continue
"Succinct" isn't something I've mastered to a T yet. I've got cynicism, drawing, fantabulous hair and bountiful levels of aspirations and optimism (highly aware of the juxtaposition to the cynicism) all mastered and under my Batman belt, stored in my repertoire of things I have mastered to a T, but succinctness, dancing and larger wrists are all things that I have not got mastered to a T.
I've attempted to create blogs in the past, and have either gone off on tangents, been…Continue
So I started Catcher in the Rye this evening gotten to chapter 4 and have to say I'm enjoying myself thoroughly which to be honest surprises me because usually I don't do well with most books that are considered classic. However I find Holdens narrative witty and interesting but most of all identifiable.
So reading Catcher in the Rye has reminded me of something I've been thing about lately how peoples opinion affect our own opinions and how this isn't always good. So the…Continue
Added by Sammy Blanchette on November 8, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
So All Hallows Eve is approaching… The one night of the year where creatures that go bump in the night (and I am not just talking about Itai going to the bathroom) crawl out of the woodwork and lurk in search of prey… or just candy! It is a time of merriment and spooky fun as many people across the world don costumes themed on the occult and the scary to celebrate Halloween. In the spirit of this time of year we want to see just how creative the Nerdfighter community can be!
Added by Dave J- Operations Admin on October 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I am just a dandelion – as every person inhabiting planet earth. Eternity is a concept beyond my grasps and comprehensions. It comprises of thousands, billions of momentary lives – like mine and yours. We flicker on and out. We are here one moment and the next we may be gone. How much…Continue
Added by Dandelion on September 28, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
Listen Jena (and unborn child), in the wake of my blitz of Batman blogs several weeks back, I did not expect so many nice people to read. What I did expect, though, was that someone would eventually accuse me of giving Christopher Nolan too much credit. I think maybe I did, but that is the best way to enjoy a good story.
Many students struggle in English class with the question of the author’s intent. The teacher (or some…Continue
Added by Brian Beise (Books Ningmaster) on September 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
it seems interesting how as we go through life things become less and less wondrous as we get used to our routines we stop noticing amazing things for instance the amazing things about the places we live in today for instance i had not been to seaport and besides the fact that i vomited there due to lack of food and possibly slight dehydration i found it amazing being there again i usually don't go because i figure "oh I've been there before" or "im to busy" or the obvious "im to lazy" but…Continue
Added by jesse meza on September 15, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments
So I recently bought Looking for Alaska, when I was on vacation in Glasgow.
I'd meant to read it for years.
And I didn't start reading until I was back home.
And as I opened the book, out fell this letter.
And here's what it said:…Continue
I never was the kind of guy that read much,id rather play a videogame, watch TV or play rugby, but one day, as I was touring UK I saw the fault in our stars in a bookshelf and, being a nerd fighter, i felt I had to buy it.I had never read any book that wasn't imposed to me by my school, and this book reading thing was all new to me, but I decided to give your's a shot. I read the whole damn book in two days, and considering that my average reading speed is a page every two…
My sister Mary and I have just started a Vlogbrothers-esque Nerdfighters vlog. Please take a moment to check it out! Subscribe, Like, Comment and Share if you like what you see! DFTBA!
Video behind the cut!
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Esther Day is tomorrow (3rd August - the actual day may vary for you depending upon your timezones), and in memory of Esther Grace Earl, the beautiful and tragically deceased nerdfighter, and every other young victim of cancer, that s the day to tell someone, friend or family, that you love them.
I've made a facebook group for this, but as I'm not 18 Facebook won't allow me to make it public :/ so, here's the link:…Continue
Added by Maddi on August 2, 2012 at 2:32am — No Comments
In which I try to tell you a little about who I am and what I do, and succeed at neither. The next one will have a real subject though, I promise!
The main reason I'm starting this up is to improve my public speaking really, or maybe just my speaking in general. When I'm watching accomplished youtubers I can't help but notice how engaging…Continue
For example, here are my top 5 favorite songs/pieces:
1) "Jupiter" from The Planets by Gustav Holst
2) "Hold Me Down" by Motion City Soundtrack
3) "Postcard from 1952" by Explosions in the Sky
4) "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes
5) "New Slang" by The Shins
So, I'm interested. Based solely on my song choices, how would you describe me?
I'd also love to see other people's top 5 songs and see what I can infer…Continue
So, at 2:30 in the morning when I should be writing or sleeping I decided to procrastante on the internet, and stumbled across Google where I got curious. And looked up "The fault in our stars fanfiction" just to be curious. And I found stuff; beautiful, sad stuff that makes me cry when I read it.
So, do you Nerdfighters ever read fanfiction? I wonder John does. I'd love to know.
No, that is not a spelling error. That is the title of a fantastic film showcasing the way women are portrayed in the media. Sadly, females are little more than sexual objects. Even women in power (eg. Hillary Clinton) have been objectified by their outward appearance and not the way they have changed society. This film certainly changed my perspective on media outlets, such as tabloids and television. It has been known for a while that women have been treated as less than humans in the…Continue
In which John Green pretends to be Charlie McDonnell by answering the same questions Hank asked him, while signing a lease at his new office and getting the movie option for The Fault in Our Stars signed and notarized. Also, John tells a story about the astronaut who farted on the moon.
And yes, since apparently a lot of you did not know this, the movie rights to my…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on May 1, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments