Nerdfighteria Awesomeness

First things first. If you go to 0:24, when John Green says, “echoingrabbits asked, ‘Describe a fight between you and a laser-armed porcupine?'”, you will find out that that was the question I tweeted to him last week, and it has made it onto his latest video on vlogbrothers.

http://twitter.com/#!/echoingrabbits/status/126187318460686336

My lack of capslock and keyboard smashing and exclamation mark usages certainly don’t do my excitement justice, but wait!!! Because my Twitter username appearing on John’s latest video isn’t the only reason for my excitement because…look!!!

It’s the The Fault In Our Stars‘ actual, literal and official cover! Released just today!

…this is a perfectly relevant gif and nope, I’m not using it just because Andrew Garfield is doing an adorable dance in it, nope.

  • “Wait, wait, this is all going too fast. Who the eff is John Green?”

John Green is an American author slash vlogger who wrote An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (a collaboration with David Levithan), Let It Snow (another collaboration with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle) and finally, The Fault In Our Stars, which is scheduled to be released on the 12th of January 2012.

He is also a vlogger on his channel which he shares with his brother, Hank Green, on vlogbrothers. He also owns a Twitter and this is his official website/blog.

  • “Okay…so what is Nerdfighteria?”

It all started with the word ‘nerdfighters’. ‘Nerdfighters’ are, as quoted by John himself, “people who, instead of being made up of cells and organs and stuff, are actually made out of awesome.” Contrary to popular belief, nerdfighters do not fight nerds…in fact, we are nerds. We love nerds and everything in this world that is nerdy.

The Nerdfighteria manifesto (of sorts) in this video!

  • “Oh. Sounds interesting. How do I become a nerdfighter? Is there a website or Facebook group that I am required to join? A contract that I need to sign?”

If you want to be a nerdfighter, then you are a nerdfighter! So if you just asked that question, that congratulations! Welcome to Nerdfighteria!

Of course, if you are still adamant on an initiation ritual then I suppose you can ‘Like’ the Nerdfighters’ Facebook page (which has a photo of John Green as a child as its display photo as a plus) and join the Nerdfighting community. (By the way, this is my profile.)

So many links! So many nerdy words and books and videos and pictures…and awesome! I didn’t mean for this post to sound like a FAQ page, but I thought everyone deserved to be touched by this little bit, oh wait I mean, GIGANTIC ball of awesomeness.

DFTBA!

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Author: Michelle Teoh

23-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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