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For the past few months (as a result of the poll that Hank made asking whether vlogbrothers should have pre-roll ads and where that money should go), all proceeds from advertisements on the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel have been split in half between the Foundation to Decrease World Suck and a new fund that will be used to assist creators in making cool, important, and great projects.
So far, money from advertisements has gone to two rad creators, Physics Girl and Kelly Kend.
Now, we are looking for more people to help out!
If you have a project, series, or content and need help taking that project to the next level, please fill out our Sponsorship Application form.
We’ll be looking over responses as they come in — and can’t wait to see all the awesome projects you’ve got going on!
DFTBA

For the past few months (as a result of the poll that Hank made asking whether vlogbrothers should have pre-roll ads and where that money should go), all proceeds from advertisements on the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel have been split in half between the Foundation to Decrease World Suck and a new fund that will be used to assist creators in making cool, important, and great projects.

So far, money from advertisements has gone to two rad creators, Physics Girl and Kelly Kend.

Now, we are looking for more people to help out!

If you have a project, series, or content and need help taking that project to the next level, please fill out our Sponsorship Application form.

We’ll be looking over responses as they come in — and can’t wait to see all the awesome projects you’ve got going on!

DFTBA

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thehpalliance:

Just so we’re clear: if you donate to Equality FTW this week, not only can you pick out awesome perks spanning from signed books and posters to exclusive writing from Hank Green and Maureen Johnson to A Very Potter Prequel to nerdy t-shirts and even an extra hour in the ball pit, but when you purchase any of those you’re automatically entered to win a contest for a one-of-a-kind signed Darren Criss pillow AND your donation will count twice because John Green is matching every donation. 

tl;dr 1. Buy cool perk. 2. Be automatically entered in a contest. 3. Double support charity thanks to John Green.

DONATE NOW

Everything is great! Donate and a bajillion cool things will happen!

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As a long time vlogbrothers watcher and member of nerdfighteria, I cannot even begin to explain how much John and Hank mean to me. I am now the proud owner of this John Green tattoo. From each of these books, I am reminded how important it is to care about things, even if it is going to hurt. And I am so unironically enthusiastic about this tattoo. 
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As a long time vlogbrothers watcher and member of nerdfighteria, I cannot even begin to explain how much John and Hank mean to me. I am now the proud owner of this John Green tattoo. From each of these books, I am reminded how important it is to care about things, even if it is going to hurt. And I am so unironically enthusiastic about this tattoo. 

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Welcome to The Great Nerdfighter Book Swap!

runa-lovegood:

So you’re a Nerdfighter, and it’s a fair assumption that you love books.  Excellent!  What better way to meet people in Nerdfighteria than to exchange beloved books?  Any and every nerdfighter who is reading this is welcome to participate!

Here’s how this works.

1. Fill out this form by October 31, 2014.

2. You’ll be randomly paired up with a book swap buddy (you will not be paired up to the same person who is paired up with you).  

3. You will receive your book swap buddy’s information via email.  This will include their mailing address and reading tastes.  

4. We highly recommend finding a book in your own collection to send (feel free to annotate!), but if you must, other alternatives for finding inexpensive used books include:

6. Ship your books (feel free to stay anonymous, although it might be easier to make friends if you do choose to reveal your identity eventually)

5. Come back to Twitter/Tumblr/whatever and post about your book once it arrives!  

Have fun, DFTBA, and feel free to ask questions and I’ll try my best to answer :)  Reblog this post to spread the word.  The more people sign up, the wider variety of bookish goodness we’ll all have!

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I Kinda AM Batman

In which Hank rebuts John’s stance on Batman by observing that Batman is not a fantasy of individuals, but a personification of anger and frustration at injustice AND our collective ability to act to make the world better. 

And then he proposes his own reason for being frustrated with Batman…because if he (and every other title-card, mass-culture hero) is supposed to personify and thus represent all of us…why do they always represent the same groups over and over and over again?

Project for Awesome compilation album info: http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/post/97666367119/project-for-awesome-nerdfighter-music-compilation

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I Kind of Hate Batman

In which John reveals why he thinks Batman kind of sucks, both as a billionaire and as a Superhero. A couple edits:

1. Obviously some crime is caused by horrible sociopathic monsters.

2. Bruce Wayne has done SOME constructive stuff for Gotham. Like he built a mass transit system, although it was of course later destroyed. But also, to be fair, Bruce Wayne did many other things for Gotham in some of the comics series, including funding hospitals and schools and the police department. (NOT IN THE MOVIES, THOUGH.)

3. I did not acknowledge the existence of my massive nose zit in this video. That was a mistake, and I apologize for it.

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Hong Kong Protests Explained

Why won’t China let Hong Kong have free elections? Has Hong Kong ever had free elections? What is Hong Kong even? Why can’t China just lay off? What’s going on here? Why can’t the world JUST BE STABLE!?

Thank you to Hong Kong Nerdfighters for helping keep me informed, and my research-helper people who have elected to remain unnamed despite the fact that they are some of the world’s foremost experts on China and totally just let me call them and chat.

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themotherofsquirrels:

I traced my hands!

themotherofsquirrels:

I traced my hands!

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