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It’s Question Tuesday! Cheesy Jokes, Paper Towns Movie, and Dinosaur Butt Brains

In which John answers real questions from real nerdfighters.

The Fault in Our Stars came out on DVD today. Thanks to everyone in the nerdfighter community who supported the movie (and me) through the whole wild and wonderful process.

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Project for Awesome Nerdfighter Music Compilation!

Hey nerdfighters. As you know, the Project for Awesome is coming up (on December 17th!) and we at vlogbrothers headquarters are working very hard to make sure this year’s P4A is a great one.

This year, we would like to include a new kind of perk, kind of like the Nerdfighter Art perk, but with music!

We are looking for any and all songs by nerdfighters, about nerdfighteria. These songs will be collected and formatted into a compilation album (or compilation albumS, depending on how many submissions come in) that will be available for purchase as a downloadable perk as part of the Project for Awesome Indiegogo campaign. Money will be raised for charity. People will be able to acquire lots of great nerdfighter music. Super cool stuff.

Read on for submission guidelines and the like.

  • All songs must be either about nerdfighteria, about any/all of John’s books, or covers of Hank’s songs.
  • Artist name & song title must be included with your submission. You may also include a link to your music on the web (bandcamp, itunes, etc), and any other text about the song you like.
  • Songs must be submitted in as high a quality as possible; lossless files (AIFF, WAV) are preferred.
  • Submit all songs via wetransfer to valerie@nerdfighteria.com with “P4A MUSIC” included somewhere in the message.
  • Submissions will be accepted until November 1st, 2014.
  • Multiple submissions are very much allowed, but please send them in one at a time!
  • We will reach out to those whose songs are selected for the compilation to confirm their inclusion no later than December 1st.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at valerie@nerdfighteria.com. We’re very excited to listen to all the lovely things you make!

DFTBA

- Valerie & Michael

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wowthatsnotgood:

I was just practicing some lettering and I like how the DFTBA turned out so I drew John and Hank to go with it.

wowthatsnotgood:

I was just practicing some lettering and I like how the DFTBA turned out so I drew John and Hank to go with it.

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karenkavett:

pssst, hey you. Do you like bookplates? How about John Green? Well these new TFioS and Looking for Alaska bookplates that I designed will be right up your alley! Get them on DFTBA now!

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johnsfacewhen:

I regret nothing. 

Oh no. Oh no oh no.

johnsfacewhen:

I regret nothing. 

Oh no. Oh no oh no.

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arlingtonvalib:

All the Feels.

arlingtonvalib:

All the Feels.

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"… There isn’t just one Ethiopia, the college library with no water is Ethiopia, but these future engineers who will build the cities infrastructure are also Ethiopia. These kids are Ethiopia, and so is this doctor, and so are these farmers, and so is this presidential marching band. Now, I know that when we see Africa on the news or in the movies, it’s always like war, pirates, refugees, diseases. The stories I saw in Ethiopia were far more complicated and ultimately more compelling. These remarkable young people have seen the greatest drops in poverty rates and infant mortality in their countries history, but every year in Ethiopia, tens of thousands of children still die of easily preventable diseases. If we’ve learned one thing from global health in the last twenty years, it’s that if those kids don’t die,  and they don’t have to, then they can end up studying in that library.” -John Green

(Source: diagon-alli)

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Going to College (in Ethiopia)

In which John talks to students at Addis Ababa University (and Bill Gates) and discusses the diversity and complexity of contemporary Ethiopia. Friendly reminder: YouTube adds a second to videos for mysterious reasons; by extensive precedent, this is not punishable.

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