fishingboatproceeds:

This artwork, inspired by The Fault in Our Stars, was designed by Lala Vicencio. 
And now, thanks to many requests, it is available for preorder as an attractive 11 x 17 poster at dftba.com.
Okay? Okay.

fishingboatproceeds:

This artwork, inspired by The Fault in Our Stars, was designed by Lala Vicencio

And now, thanks to many requests, it is available for preorder as an attractive 11 x 17 poster at dftba.com.

Okay? Okay.

17,391 notes   •   December 30 2012, 12:28 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#image   #art   #posters   #blue   #The Fault in our Stars   #DFTBA   #TFioS   
airpunchingacademic:

So, my friend made these earrings.
Out of recycled ethernet cable.
Because she’s awesome.
And now she’s selling them on etsy for other nerdfighters.
Available in blue, green, and orange.
$5 off when you use the coupon code ‘anglerfish’!
Link here! [x]

airpunchingacademic:

So, my friend made these earrings.

Out of recycled ethernet cable.

Because she’s awesome.

And now she’s selling them on etsy for other nerdfighters.

Available in blue, green, and orange.

$5 off when you use the coupon code ‘anglerfish’!

Link here! [x]

556 notes   •   September 05 2012, 06:32 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#image   #jewelry   #dftba   #crafts   #Nerdfighteria   #nerdfighters   

School of Nerdfighteria

I think we need a school of Nerdfighteria. Here are some ideas for teachers, please please, please, add to/change the teachers. WE NEED TO LEARN ALL THE SUBJECTS!!

-

p.s. In case if you didn’t know, this is all hypothetical. I’m not dragging John away from novel writing. Not ever! Plus, I wouldn’t make someone teach if they had no desire to do so.

-

Humanities (a.k.a. English and History and Stuff) - John Green

Science - Hank Green

Mathematics - ViHart

Music - Tom Milsom

Art - Vondell Swain

fishingboatproceeds:

vondell-swain:

WHAT IS A NERDFIGHTER ANYWAY?

this is a question that I love to answer, so thanks for giving me an opportunity to.

A nerdfighter, in the most basic sense, is someone who both enjoys the content of John and Hank Green’s youtube channel, Vlogbrothers and identifies with the ideas values that they, along with their online community, have propagated over the five years in which they have been a part of the internet. These values include the idea that traits commonly regarded as “nerdy”, such as love of knowledge, respect for intellect, and eagerness to show enthusiasm for things, are not negative traits but instead things to strive for.

Apart from being the audience of John and Hank’s videos, the Nerdfighter community often creates and participates in events with the goal to “reduce worldsuck” (a phrase among many coined by the brothers and their viewers in their inaugural year-long Brotherhood 2.0 project), including the annual YouTube Project For Awesome, a community-based day-long charity drive created in 2007 that raised over $100,000 for charities of all shapes and sizes just last year.

As is common in large internet communities full of young people, the Nerdfighter community is chock full of memetic in-jokes derived from the adventures and exploits and of the Green brothers, including the name of the community itself, which was coined unwittingly by John after misreading the text on an AERO FIGHTERS arcade machine and later adopted as a demonym by the brothers and the community. The community’s official unofficial slogan, “Don’t Forget To Be Awesome”, another Brotherhood 2.0 coinage initialized as “DFTBA”, reminds nerdfighters to strive to be excellent as often as possible.

It’s an easy community to get lost in, especially with the frequency of in-jokes, but one of the main ideas boasted by the community is that nerdfighters are not in an exclusive club — because of the values and philosophies it is based on, the nerdfighter community is all-inclusive, and as the Green brothers have said many times, “if you want to be a nerdfighter… you already are.” 

hope that answers your question. :)

This is a really good response to a question I am frequently asked and can never answer.

If any of you actually read the whole thing, hopefully this blog makes more sense.

796 notes   •   July 03 2011, 06:52 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#Nerdfighters   #nerd   #DFTBA   #words   
…the Zombie Apocalypse reading!
effyeahnerdfighters:

Didn’t get your chance to get your hands on John Green’s Zombie Apocalypse Novella? FEAR NOT! Mr. Green wanted to make it available so he put it under a creative commons license so that it could be shared! (plus I hear that The HPA was having troubles getting it sent to all of the emails).
Here are both the Word doc version:
http://dft.ba/-zombicorndoc
AND the fancy PDF with its fancy fonts and fancy book looking format:
http://dft.ba/-zombicornpdf
Best Wishes!

…the Zombie Apocalypse reading!

effyeahnerdfighters:

Didn’t get your chance to get your hands on John Green’s Zombie Apocalypse Novella? FEAR NOT! Mr. Green wanted to make it available so he put it under a creative commons license so that it could be shared! (plus I hear that The HPA was having troubles getting it sent to all of the emails).

Here are both the Word doc version:

http://dft.ba/-zombicorndoc

AND the fancy PDF with its fancy fonts and fancy book looking format:

http://dft.ba/-zombicornpdf

Best Wishes!

2,099 notes   •   June 29 2011, 09:57 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
cantanstrophe:

Totally loving this new band. The Hectic Glow are awesome! Anyone going to that concert next Saturday? I hear Paige Railstone is supporting!

 Does anyone know if Paige will be there?

cantanstrophe:

Totally loving this new band. The Hectic Glow are awesome! Anyone going to that concert next Saturday? I hear Paige Railstone is supporting!

 Does anyone know if Paige will be there?

977 notes   •   June 28 2011, 04:03 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
ARTIST: John Green
TRACK: Nerdfighter Theme Song
ALBUM:
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313 notes   •   June 26 2011, 11:47 AM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

eff yeah nerdfighters!: Nerds, unite! 

effyeahnerdfighters:

Hey guys, I noticed an article I wrote about nerdfighters, along with a picture of me with DFTBA tattooed on my forehead turned up a few days ago. Small world, right? I love how connected all nerdfighters are. Anyway, if you wanted to read the article, here it is:

Puppy-sized elephants….

 If you are even slightly nerdy, I think you should read this.

124 notes   •   June 13 2011, 04:45 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#nerd   #nerd   #vlogbrothers   #DFTBA   
This is the man-made creek that flows past my school. On sunny days teenage girls will dip their bare feet in the water while asking questions, some trivial, some bizarre, many starting with “What if…” Bored kids will toss in daisy blossoms, racing to see whose will go over the falls first. Frisbees often need to be fished out during the middle of a game, and when flung they splatter everyone with water droplets. When the weather rises high (or even uncomfortably warm) people will dunk their heads in or splash each other. Maybe some blokes will soak sponges in it and start an all out water fight. At the bottom there is broken bricks and broken glass, sticks, stones and the occasional crayfish. Plants grow under the water, on top of the water, and even come out of the crevices in the laid-stone banks. Except for the day when chemicals were dumped in and the stream turned milk-white for a few hours, the water is perfectly clear. We will use this stream for so many things, but think of it as unfit to drink. And yet Hank’s video from Haiti shows us people who long for water half as clean. Sometimes we just need to keep in mind how unbelievably blessed we are. And if you are thinking That’s easy for her to say, she doesn’t have to deal with _____,you need to correct that attitude. You know why? Because you are: a) on the Internet, which means b) you have dealt with computers before in your life, and c) you have enough free time to read my blog.
Water is a vital part of Earth-based existance, and sometimes we in first- and second-world countries take it for granted, I mean, it does fall freely from the sky.
You can help out by going to: my.water.org and donating money if that is at all possible.
Hank Green’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9xFCV-fjZ4
Photograph courtesy of Raya: http://instagram.heroku.com/users/princessraya

This is the man-made creek that flows past my school. On sunny days teenage girls will dip their bare feet in the water while asking questions, some trivial, some bizarre, many starting with “What if…” Bored kids will toss in daisy blossoms, racing to see whose will go over the falls first. Frisbees often need to be fished out during the middle of a game, and when flung they splatter everyone with water droplets. When the weather rises high (or even uncomfortably warm) people will dunk their heads in or splash each other. Maybe some blokes will soak sponges in it and start an all out water fight. At the bottom there is broken bricks and broken glass, sticks, stones and the occasional crayfish. Plants grow under the water, on top of the water, and even come out of the crevices in the laid-stone banks. Except for the day when chemicals were dumped in and the stream turned milk-white for a few hours, the water is perfectly clear. We will use this stream for so many things, but think of it as unfit to drink. And yet Hank’s video from Haiti shows us people who long for water half as clean. Sometimes we just need to keep in mind how unbelievably blessed we are. And if you are thinking That’s easy for her to say, she doesn’t have to deal with _____,you need to correct that attitude. You know why? Because you are: a) on the Internet, which means b) you have dealt with computers before in your life, and c) you have enough free time to read my blog.

Water is a vital part of Earth-based existance, and sometimes we in first- and second-world countries take it for granted, I mean, it does fall freely from the sky.

You can help out by going to: my.water.org and donating money if that is at all possible.

Hank Green’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9xFCV-fjZ4

Photograph courtesy of Raya: http://instagram.heroku.com/users/princessraya

Because it’s weird that in our culture, for some reason, marriage is something thrust upon women. Like boys get to spend six months deciding if they want to get married but then the girl only has like 10 seconds to say yes or no?

 -

John Green, from the Love and Romance Questions ANSWEREDvlog, July 28th 2009 

This has been bothering me for a while. If a woman takes longer than 10 seconds to say yes, it is automatically assumed that she doesn’t want to. I have no problem with divorce, but if you marry someone you should be planning on forever (60+ years).

[submitted by  walkingonbrokenroses] (via effyeahnerdfighters)

2,299 notes   •   June 06 2011, 08:06 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
#John Green   #Nerdfighters   #Nerd   #Quote   #DFTBA   #Marriage   #Sexism   #Romance   

The Truth Resists Simplicity.

 -
  • John Green
0 notes   •   June 06 2011, 05:55 PM
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Reblog if you’re a Nerdfighter.

darkrw:

Awesome Nerdfighting Awesomeness

4,837 notes   •   June 05 2011, 12:36 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

A Totally Illegitimate Nerdfighter Pledge

A Totally Illegitimate Nerdfighter Pledge

effyeahnerdfighters:

I pledge to decrease suck every day, and increase awesome by the minute.

I pledge to always be smart, not stupid, and to be thoughtful, not vapid.

I pledge to acknowledge that the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan is not the most important thing in the world.

I pledge to reply to stupid ideas by doing the giant squid of anger.

I pledge to steer clear of any and all decepticons.

I pledge to never shoot a fellow nerdfighter.

I pledge to be awesome.

(submitted by narglesstealmystuff)

Yes.

Yes.

Most definitely Yes.

Umm… Sometimes (hey, I’m supposed to be thoughtful, right?).

Yes.

Yes (except in video games).

But of course.

328 notes   •   June 04 2011, 12:28 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.

 - John Green
14 notes   •   June 03 2011, 06:37 PM

…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.

 - John Green
2 notes   •   June 03 2011, 06:35 PM