"I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met."

John Green, Paper Towns (via wordsnquotes)
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madeleineishere:

I was one of the judges for the Nickelodeon Tumblr Fan Art Contest and these are some of my notes…

madeleineishere:

I was one of the judges for the Nickelodeon Tumblr Fan Art Contest and these are some of my notes…

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

matthewsagan:

This is a lion making a kill in the wild. I know it’s very graphic but I think it’s important to show just how brutal nature can be.

fishingboatproceeds:

Bryarly creates the best YouTube video about tumblr since Tumbling down Tumblr.

It is so brilliant that I can’t even. I have lost my ability to even.

A message from beckarobertson


What is the drizzle/hurricane metaphor that you're best known for on tumblr? (sorry, I'm new.)

fishingboatproceeds:

I love you, last person on tumblr who’s never see a peopleraindrizzlehurricane quote.

I love you.

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This box set collection of my books with signed copies of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars is coming BACK to Amazon in a limited quantity and is available for preorder now. For this, I am thankful.
SOME QUESTIONS AND THEIR ANSWERS:
Q. How is this possible?
A. I am signing a lot ofbooks to make it happen. Many people who wanted box sets didn’t get them because Amazon ran out so fast, and this made me sad, particularly since the holidays are coming up. So this is happening due to 1. much pleading on tumblr and 2. my addiction to love of signing things. 
Q. Why is it so expensive?
A. I have no control over whether, or when, Amazon discounts the stuff they sell. I am hopeful that they will discount it at some point in the future, but I can’t guarantee it, and they have not discounted it yet.
Q. Will it ship in time for the holidays?
A. Probably not by Hanukkah, but hopefully by Christmas. While I’m optimistic about delivery by Christmas, I definitely can’t guarantee it. It depends partly on how long it takes me to sign these books, which I am going to go back to signing as soon as I finish this tumblr post.
Q. Is there anywhere else I can find these box sets?
A. Yes, many bookstores have rare UNSIGNED box sets, and many Books-a-Million stores have box sets containing signed TFiOS (but not Alaska). You can also find signed copies of Looking for Alaska at many independent bookstores across the country.
Q. What if I don’t live in the US?
A. These signed box sets are only available through Amazon USA, so you’d have to pay the extra shipping, and they’re unlikely to arrive before Christmas. On the upside, you probably have free healthcare, so that’s something.
tl;dr: A limited supply of box sets are back. Preorder here.

Reblogged because John Green is such an excellent man

fishingboatproceeds:

This box set collection of my books with signed copies of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars is coming BACK to Amazon in a limited quantity and is available for preorder now. For this, I am thankful.

SOME QUESTIONS AND THEIR ANSWERS:

Q. How is this possible?

A. I am signing a lot ofbooks to make it happen. Many people who wanted box sets didn’t get them because Amazon ran out so fast, and this made me sad, particularly since the holidays are coming up. So this is happening due to 1. much pleading on tumblr and 2. my addiction to love of signing things.

Q. Why is it so expensive?

A. I have no control over whether, or when, Amazon discounts the stuff they sell. I am hopeful that they will discount it at some point in the future, but I can’t guarantee it, and they have not discounted it yet.

Q. Will it ship in time for the holidays?

A. Probably not by Hanukkah, but hopefully by Christmas. While I’m optimistic about delivery by Christmas, I definitely can’t guarantee it. It depends partly on how long it takes me to sign these books, which I am going to go back to signing as soon as I finish this tumblr post.

Q. Is there anywhere else I can find these box sets?

A. Yes, many bookstores have rare UNSIGNED box sets, and many Books-a-Million stores have box sets containing signed TFiOS (but not Alaska). You can also find signed copies of Looking for Alaska at many independent bookstores across the country.

Q. What if I don’t live in the US?

A. These signed box sets are only available through Amazon USA, so you’d have to pay the extra shipping, and they’re unlikely to arrive before Christmas. On the upside, you probably have free healthcare, so that’s something.

tl;dr: A limited supply of box sets are back. Preorder here.

Reblogged because John Green is such an excellent man

fishingboatproceeds:

MARKETING!

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MARKETING!

p-eterquill:

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karasaysraaawr:

carry-on-my-wayward-castiel:

Did anyone notice how Katy perry never actually mentions a guy/man in her song The One That Got Away like for all we know she could be singing about a chicken nugget that she dropped

Why would she get a matching tattoo with a chicken nugget

I’d get a matching tattoo with a chicken nugget. Chicken nuggets is like my family.

Is that John Green?

nope.

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faultinourstarsmovie:

Which line from The Fault in Our Stars is your favorite?

faultinourstarsmovie:

Which line from The Fault in Our Stars is your favorite?

unlucky-artist:

Maybe the best sarcastic conversation in tv history 

A message from Anonymous


"It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor.

fishingboatproceeds:

Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.

Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.) 

But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.