Sylvaria

Aug 20
youve-got-your-love-online:

sylvaria:

edwardspoonhands:

Same

I do that with my comics. 

I do that with your comics too.

Haha thanks! 

youve-got-your-love-online:

sylvaria:

edwardspoonhands:

Same

I do that with my comics. 

I do that with your comics too.

Haha thanks! 

Aug 20

youve-got-your-love-online:

sylvaria:

when your obsessive special interest suddenly changes and your blog followers are like wtf this isn’t what i signed up for

Haha, everyone who followed me before I was a Nerdfighter… I don’t mind if people unfollow me though, I’m just gonna keep obsessing. 

I lose like 5 followers every couple of days. And I know they’re all Oasis and Kasabian people. I still love you guys!!

Most of the followers I have now, I got because of Hanklerfish Comic, so I think most of them are Nerdfighters. 

Aug 20

username767:

sylvaria:

I care just as much about what I think of other people as I do about what other people think of me. 

I think you’re a great artist!

Thank you! 

Aug 20

I care just as much about what I think of other people as I do about what other people think of me. 

Aug 20

BOOKS! →

youve-got-your-love-online:

sylvaria:

youve-got-your-love-online:

I was tagged by the-faerie-circle.

List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Then tag 10 more.

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I don’t think I can even list 10. Like I said, I’m not much of a reader. Besides, I’d be embarrassed to post my list. 

Aww, you don’t have to, sweetie! :)

Thanks for thinking of me, though! =)

Aug 20

BOOKS! →

youve-got-your-love-online:

I was tagged by the-faerie-circle.

List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Then tag 10 more.

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I don’t think I can even list 10. Like I said, I’m not much of a reader. Besides, I’d be embarrassed to post my list. 

Aug 19

cazort:

Why the idea that “hurting someone’s feelings” is a bad thing, which many of us are/were so heavily taught as kids, is such a dangerous concept…one that obscures the way emotions really work, and that can lead people vulnerable to manipulation…

…and a healthier way to approach things, just being honest, and respectful…and if people get upset because of something you do, and you were being honest and respectful, then that’s not your problem.

Aug 19

Me Walking Into Class w/ Pizza John Shirt

  • Neighbor: So, Pizza?
  • Me: Oh, yeah, its a.... an inside joke?
  • Neighbor: Oh, so you made the shirt yourself?
  • Me: Oh, no, not at all
  • Neighbor: oh, ok...
  • Me: No like, do you know that movie that came out in theaters? Um, its called (Don't say the abbreviation, don't do it).... The...Fault In Our Stars?
  • Neighbor: Yeah
  • Me: Yeah, the author of the book, this is his face (points at shirt)
  • Neighbor: ....ok
Aug 19

macpros:

fishingboatproceeds what’s your address or P.O. box? i have 846 crates of dragon dong-shaped vibrators and you’re the only person i’m allowed to send them to

The weird thing is, I can picture John responding to this post. 

Aug 18
edwardspoonhands:

Same

I do that with my comics. 

edwardspoonhands:

Same

I do that with my comics. 

Aug 17

when your obsessive special interest suddenly changes and your blog followers are like wtf this isn’t what i signed up for

Haha, everyone who followed me before I was a Nerdfighter… I don’t mind if people unfollow me though, I’m just gonna keep obsessing. 

Aug 17

the-lady-of-reichenbach:

I dreamt that John Green was the supreme overlord of the world and would retire on our couch whenever he needed to sleep and Hank Green would pray to him while he slept.

And this is why I should not watch their youtube videos and eat spicy cheeze-its before I go to bed.

So the real question is, if Hank is an atheist, does he believe in John? 

Aug 17

paperprodigy:

I like to imagine fishingboatproceeds and edwardspoonhands making vlogbrothers videos without their fancy spinny rolly office chairs so that every time they want to make a jump cut they have to scooch their normal chairs across the floor, making the most awkward obnoxious scooching noise.

These questions keep me awake at night.

Aug 16

So, I found this post bashing Hank for not supporting police wearing cameras, and I wanted to reblog it and point out all these ways that I thought the person was misinterpreting what Hank was saying, but they’re also just saying really bad things about Hank, so I don’t think it’s worth it. 

Hank is obviously not against the camera thing, he posted that petition. But in general, I don’t like it when people jump to conclusions about someone being against something just because they’re thinking critically about it and/or not immediately taking sides. I think that’s a good way to be. Things are complex, and we need to examine them, and not just jump on the nearest bandwagon because we’re scared. 

Aug 15

fishingboatproceeds:

I hope Rosianna will forgive me posting this video she made six years ago after meeting Hank and me for the first time. 

Today, Rosianna Rojas is my close friend and colleague. (She is often called my assistant, but she does many things—from project management to helping shape the strategic direction of our educational and charity projects.) 

And six years ago, when we met for the first time, she was a self-described fangirl.

This term has become pejorative—fangirls are dismissed for their over-the-top enthusiasm; they are described as rabid and obsessive and ridiculed for screaming/shaking/crying. 

As pointed out in this great post by Emily, there’s a lot of misogyny involved in this way of imagining teenage girls and their interests. The truth is, many of the brightest and most enthusiastic young people today are fangirls, and if you’re a creator with those viewers/readers/whatever, you’re lucky as hell to have them. It’s not just that they’ll grow up to do important and fascinating work; they’re doing that work now, online and off, creating art and community and nonprofit initiatives and much else.

So Rosianna, on your birthday: Thank you. Thank you for watching vlogbrothers starting on January 1, 2007. Thank you for sharing your talents with the nerdfighter community all these years. Thank you for your professionalism and wit and unironic enthusiasm. I am your biggest fan.

I really appreciate John’s perspective on this because it describes how I feel about being a fangirl. When I’m inspired by the people admire the most, I do some of my best work.