Sylvaria

Sep 01

Anonymous said: I'm new here and dont have a tumblr account but I love ur hanklerfish comics, they make me laugh a lot. Do u know any other nice blogs or bloggers who post about nerdfighteria? Again, you rock!

Thank you! =) There are so many Nerdfighter blogs! I guess it depends on what kind of stuff you want to see - quotes, gifts, TFiOS, the same picture posted over and over again… effyeahnerdfighters has a list, but I don’t know how up-to-date it is. A few of my favorites are nerdfighter-art, nerdfighter-confessions, hankgreenoutofcontext, vlogbrothersdaily, avocadojohn, paperjohngreen, and starringhank (although it hasn’t updated in a while). If you want more, my main page shows everyone I follow, and a lot of them are Nerdfighters. 

Aug 31

Building a Positive Nerdfighteria

I’ve heard some stories about people having negative experiences with the Nerdfighter community, and I came up with some ideas. I’m no more of an authority than any of you, these are just Nerdfighter principles that I follow, and I’m sharing them because I want people to know what I think Nerdfighteria is all about: 

  • If you want to be a Nerdfighter, you are one. If someone tells you you’re not one, you don’t have to believe them - you have more authority over your nerdfighterness than they do.
  • If someone says they’re a Nerdfighter but they don’t know about the Vlogbrothers, tell them about the Vlogbrothers, and be excited! You get to tell someone about the Vlobrothers! If they don’t really want to be a Nerdfighter, they’ll probably figure that out on their own.
  • No one is a better Nerdfighter than someone else because of how they found Nerdfighteria, how long they’ve been a Nerdfighter, or how many videos they’ve seen or books they’ve read.
  • Don’t assume that just because someone else is a Nerdfighter, you’ll automatically be best friends with them. Get to know them just like anyone else, but you know you have at least one thing in common that you can start talking about.
  • If you don’t feel like you’re part of the Nerdfighter community, it doesn’t mean you’re not a Nerdfighter. If you’re excluded from Nerdfighter sub-groups, but you choose to keep being a Nerdfighter anyway, it makes Nerdfighteria stronger. Nerdfighteria is not about exclusion. Be your own Nerdfighteria, and share it with everyone else.
Aug 31

thecyclopspig:

i want to cover Hank Green’s song I Fucking Love Science, but instead it being about science it will be about tampons

Aug 31

evigilation:

hello. here, you can have this idea i had (i’m too busy):

i was thinking of making a tumblr called nf-hacks, which wouldn’t seem to have anything to do with dftba-stuff, but: all the life hacks published there would be things that you can do to make life better for someone else.

if anyone makes this happen let me know, so i can submit my ideas :)

I like that idea! 

Aug 31

thegospelaccordingtokelli:

sylvaria:

nerdy-fighter:

the only posts i can find consistently are tfios related ones

i mean i love tfios of course i do

but did john green not write any other books

does hank green not exist

I would post stuff about Hank more often, but I think it’s too likely he’d see it and I don’t want him to think I’m too crazy. 

But John wouldn’t think you were crazy?

If John thinks I’m crazy for posting too much about Hank, I don’t care. 

Aug 31
youve-got-your-love-online:

sylvaria:

nerdwriterfighter:

sylvaria:

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous
Just talk to any of us, and get to know Nerdfighters :) Don’t be shy.

This is how I felt at first, and sort of still do. The way Hank and John talked about the Nerdfighter community in their videos, it felt like it was something that existed that I wasn’t really a part of, I was just a fan of them. But I think it probably used to be more of a cohesive thing than it is now, partly since it’s growing pretty fast. And it takes me a long time to really get to know people. I joined “our pants” and I didn’t really feel at home there. Now I feel like I’ve gotten to know a couple of people on tumblr, but I still don’t feel like I’m a part of a Nerdfighter community yet, in any significant way, despite running a popular Nerdfighter blog. Just talking to people doesn’t always work for me, because I’m an introvert, and although I tend to get along with everyone, it takes me a while to feel like I’m actually connecting with people. 

I feel that same way.  I don’t have a close Nerdfighter friend really (I am friends with a couple in RL but I am not close to them).  I think part of the reason is that I feel like I am not as active in the community.  I kind of want to play more of a part in Nerdfighteria and help stop world suck more than I do now.

I feel like I haven’t been a Nerdfighter for long enough to know what kind of stuff Nerdfighters do like that, besides donating money to things, and just trying to be generally good people. 

I feel the same way. I’ve never participated in any nerdfighter projects. I feel that some people in the community are so tightly connected that I feel less like a nerdfighter because I don’t have that kind of connection with anybody. I do almost nothing except love their videos, John’s books and make the occasional funny gif of John/Hank. Also, living in India is hard to find nerdfighters IRL. But on some level I guess I’m okay with it just being a thing I enjoy on the Internet and maybe I don’t necessarily want it to get any bigger in my life. Which is why I refrain from calling myself a nerdfighter.

You don’t call yourself a nerdfighter? I wouldn’t say you’re any less of one because you’re not part of a tight nerdfighter group. But it’s up to you. 

youve-got-your-love-online:

sylvaria:

nerdwriterfighter:

sylvaria:

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous

Just talk to any of us, and get to know Nerdfighters :) Don’t be shy.

This is how I felt at first, and sort of still do. The way Hank and John talked about the Nerdfighter community in their videos, it felt like it was something that existed that I wasn’t really a part of, I was just a fan of them. But I think it probably used to be more of a cohesive thing than it is now, partly since it’s growing pretty fast. And it takes me a long time to really get to know people. I joined “our pants” and I didn’t really feel at home there. Now I feel like I’ve gotten to know a couple of people on tumblr, but I still don’t feel like I’m a part of a Nerdfighter community yet, in any significant way, despite running a popular Nerdfighter blog. Just talking to people doesn’t always work for me, because I’m an introvert, and although I tend to get along with everyone, it takes me a while to feel like I’m actually connecting with people. 

I feel that same way.  I don’t have a close Nerdfighter friend really (I am friends with a couple in RL but I am not close to them).  I think part of the reason is that I feel like I am not as active in the community.  I kind of want to play more of a part in Nerdfighteria and help stop world suck more than I do now.

I feel like I haven’t been a Nerdfighter for long enough to know what kind of stuff Nerdfighters do like that, besides donating money to things, and just trying to be generally good people. 

I feel the same way. I’ve never participated in any nerdfighter projects. I feel that some people in the community are so tightly connected that I feel less like a nerdfighter because I don’t have that kind of connection with anybody. I do almost nothing except love their videos, John’s books and make the occasional funny gif of John/Hank. Also, living in India is hard to find nerdfighters IRL. But on some level I guess I’m okay with it just being a thing I enjoy on the Internet and maybe I don’t necessarily want it to get any bigger in my life. Which is why I refrain from calling myself a nerdfighter.

You don’t call yourself a nerdfighter? I wouldn’t say you’re any less of one because you’re not part of a tight nerdfighter group. But it’s up to you. 

Aug 30

nerdy-fighter:

the only posts i can find consistently are tfios related ones

i mean i love tfios of course i do

but did john green not write any other books

does hank green not exist

I would post stuff about Hank more often, but I think it’s too likely he’d see it and I don’t want him to think I’m too crazy. 

Aug 30
nerdwriterfighter:

sylvaria:

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous
Just talk to any of us, and get to know Nerdfighters :) Don’t be shy.

This is how I felt at first, and sort of still do. The way Hank and John talked about the Nerdfighter community in their videos, it felt like it was something that existed that I wasn’t really a part of, I was just a fan of them. But I think it probably used to be more of a cohesive thing than it is now, partly since it’s growing pretty fast. And it takes me a long time to really get to know people. I joined “our pants” and I didn’t really feel at home there. Now I feel like I’ve gotten to know a couple of people on tumblr, but I still don’t feel like I’m a part of a Nerdfighter community yet, in any significant way, despite running a popular Nerdfighter blog. Just talking to people doesn’t always work for me, because I’m an introvert, and although I tend to get along with everyone, it takes me a while to feel like I’m actually connecting with people. 

I feel that same way.  I don’t have a close Nerdfighter friend really (I am friends with a couple in RL but I am not close to them).  I think part of the reason is that I feel like I am not as active in the community.  I kind of want to play more of a part in Nerdfighteria and help stop world suck more than I do now.

I feel like I haven’t been a Nerdfighter for long enough to know what kind of stuff Nerdfighters do like that, besides donating money to things, and just trying to be generally good people. 

nerdwriterfighter:

sylvaria:

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous

Just talk to any of us, and get to know Nerdfighters :) Don’t be shy.

This is how I felt at first, and sort of still do. The way Hank and John talked about the Nerdfighter community in their videos, it felt like it was something that existed that I wasn’t really a part of, I was just a fan of them. But I think it probably used to be more of a cohesive thing than it is now, partly since it’s growing pretty fast. And it takes me a long time to really get to know people. I joined “our pants” and I didn’t really feel at home there. Now I feel like I’ve gotten to know a couple of people on tumblr, but I still don’t feel like I’m a part of a Nerdfighter community yet, in any significant way, despite running a popular Nerdfighter blog. Just talking to people doesn’t always work for me, because I’m an introvert, and although I tend to get along with everyone, it takes me a while to feel like I’m actually connecting with people. 

I feel that same way.  I don’t have a close Nerdfighter friend really (I am friends with a couple in RL but I am not close to them).  I think part of the reason is that I feel like I am not as active in the community.  I kind of want to play more of a part in Nerdfighteria and help stop world suck more than I do now.

I feel like I haven’t been a Nerdfighter for long enough to know what kind of stuff Nerdfighters do like that, besides donating money to things, and just trying to be generally good people. 

Aug 30
nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous
Just talk to any of us, and get to know Nerdfighters :) Don’t be shy.

This is how I felt at first, and sort of still do. The way Hank and John talked about the Nerdfighter community in their videos, it felt like it was something that existed that I wasn’t really a part of, I was just a fan of them. But I think it probably used to be more of a cohesive thing than it is now, partly since it’s growing pretty fast. And it takes me a long time to really get to know people. I joined “our pants” and I didn’t really feel at home there. Now I feel like I’ve gotten to know a couple of people on tumblr, but I still don’t feel like I’m a part of a Nerdfighter community yet, in any significant way, despite running a popular Nerdfighter blog. Just talking to people doesn’t always work for me, because I’m an introvert, and although I tend to get along with everyone, it takes me a while to feel like I’m actually connecting with people. 

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous

Just talk to any of us, and get to know Nerdfighters :) Don’t be shy.

This is how I felt at first, and sort of still do. The way Hank and John talked about the Nerdfighter community in their videos, it felt like it was something that existed that I wasn’t really a part of, I was just a fan of them. But I think it probably used to be more of a cohesive thing than it is now, partly since it’s growing pretty fast. And it takes me a long time to really get to know people. I joined “our pants” and I didn’t really feel at home there. Now I feel like I’ve gotten to know a couple of people on tumblr, but I still don’t feel like I’m a part of a Nerdfighter community yet, in any significant way, despite running a popular Nerdfighter blog. Just talking to people doesn’t always work for me, because I’m an introvert, and although I tend to get along with everyone, it takes me a while to feel like I’m actually connecting with people. 

Aug 30

johngreensmoustache:

I’ve finished the Hank part of my painting and I’m making good progress with the John part now :) should have it finished within the next week yippee

Yay! 

Aug 30
nerdfightingforawesome:

nerdfightingforawesome:

ulfric-ulfprick:

godotal:

hkirkh:

Confused husky pup

He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.

doG SCIENCE

fishingboatproceeds edwardspoonhands THIS IS WHY WILLY DOES THAT THING!

fishingboatproceeds edwardspoonhands
it is important to me that you acknowledge this if you haven’t already.

nerdfightingforawesome:

nerdfightingforawesome:

ulfric-ulfprick:

godotal:

hkirkh:

Confused husky pup

He’s not expressing confusion, he’s tilting his head for better sound localization. While having an ear on each side of the head is good for lateral echolocation, tilting the head so that the ears are offset gives it vertical depth.

doG SCIENCE

fishingboatproceeds edwardspoonhands THIS IS WHY WILLY DOES THAT THING!

fishingboatproceeds edwardspoonhands
it is important to me that you acknowledge this if you haven’t already.
Aug 30
valerie2776:

hanklerfishcomic:

valerie2776:

goth man

I’ve been digging deep, this is from 2010. An old reference, but so recognizable (to me, anyway). 

one time i drew this and now i am employed by hank
the world works weird

Haha wow. That’s so cool! I would love to work for Hank. Well, I don’t know that for sure, but I imagine that I would. 

valerie2776:

hanklerfishcomic:

valerie2776:

goth man

I’ve been digging deep, this is from 2010. An old reference, but so recognizable (to me, anyway). 

one time i drew this and now i am employed by hank

the world works weird

Haha wow. That’s so cool! I would love to work for Hank. Well, I don’t know that for sure, but I imagine that I would. 

Aug 30

youve-got-your-love-online:

edwardspoonhands:

hanklerfishcomic:

I thought I’d do a bonus suggestion.  

thegospelaccordingtokelli answered: 

- Hank would be some kind of nocturnal thing, like Batman, but even better at multitasking

How about Bat Squid? 

image

Again…remarkable reflection of my actual life.

sylvaria
The funniest thing about this is that while Hank is a squid/octopus, he’s still married to Katherine, a human. Also, he’s on a freaking toilet :D

Haha yeah. You’re the first person to mention the toilet! But it’s probably one of the things Hank was talking about =) 

Aug 30
username767:

sylvaria:

username767:

sylvaria:

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous
Don’t worry, we love you :)

I can’t speak for all Nerdfighters, but I feel like people judging you for how you became a Nerdfighter is not in the spirit of Nerdfighteria. It bothers me when people talk about “fake” Nerdfighters because if you want to be a Nerdfighter, you are one. 

I have Been shunned a lot escpically at the beginning. Even though at the time I never heard about The Fault in Our Stars it came into my teacher showing me crash course and then I check to see if there was any other stuff in I found vlogbrothers in like oh my gosh this is amazing but regardless of that I was still Shunned and sometimes still are

You mean in the Nerdfighter community? And that’s sad. I’d be interested in knowing the specifics. I feel like I’m not really a part of any cohesive Nerdfighter community right now, but I just go with the stuff that Hank and John say most of the time as what I think is the spirit of Nerdfighteria. I’ve heard of people forming Nerdfighter sub-groups and those groups not being very welcoming. 

It was mainly the small nerdfighter group at my middle school with them all basically saying I wasn’t a nerdfighter and it almost drove me away from this community. Luckily I stayed and this past year, aside from the above problem has been so much better with nerdfighteria in my life

Aww, that’s too bad. I’m glad you didn’t reject Nerdfighteria as a whole because of it. I mean, a small group of people who call themselves Nerdfighters can’t define Nerdfighteria for everyone else. No one has the authority to say that you’re not one. 

username767:

sylvaria:

username767:

sylvaria:

nerdfighter-confessions:

- Anonymous

Don’t worry, we love you :)

I can’t speak for all Nerdfighters, but I feel like people judging you for how you became a Nerdfighter is not in the spirit of Nerdfighteria. It bothers me when people talk about “fake” Nerdfighters because if you want to be a Nerdfighter, you are one. 

I have Been shunned a lot escpically at the beginning. Even though at the time I never heard about The Fault in Our Stars it came into my teacher showing me crash course and then I check to see if there was any other stuff in I found vlogbrothers in like oh my gosh this is amazing but regardless of that I was still Shunned and sometimes still are

You mean in the Nerdfighter community? And that’s sad. I’d be interested in knowing the specifics. I feel like I’m not really a part of any cohesive Nerdfighter community right now, but I just go with the stuff that Hank and John say most of the time as what I think is the spirit of Nerdfighteria. I’ve heard of people forming Nerdfighter sub-groups and those groups not being very welcoming. 

It was mainly the small nerdfighter group at my middle school with them all basically saying I wasn’t a nerdfighter and it almost drove me away from this community. Luckily I stayed and this past year, aside from the above problem has been so much better with nerdfighteria in my life

Aww, that’s too bad. I’m glad you didn’t reject Nerdfighteria as a whole because of it. I mean, a small group of people who call themselves Nerdfighters can’t define Nerdfighteria for everyone else. No one has the authority to say that you’re not one. 

Aug 29

quote I put “Anonymous” after quotes that I make up so that I don’t sound pretentious.

Anonymous (via allthestrings)

Wow, that’s brilliant! If only we knew who said that originally. =)