At the opticians today...
Teenage girl: *Picks up a pair of thick rimmed glasses and puts them on*
Teenage girl's little sister: You can't get those, they make you look like a nerd!
Teenage girl: *laughs* I know! They're so hideous.
Teenage girl's little sister: NERD!!!!
Teenage girl *puts glasses back on shelf*
Me: *Picks up the same pair of glasses and takes them to the counter* I'll have these, please.

yasminwithane:

John Green inspired phone covers for iPhone 5/5s available in my etsy store.

Also available on my Society6 page if you prefer them…. 

DFTBA! :)

Red Band Society is one of the most horribly inaccurate and offensive portrayals of ill teens i've ever seen. (I have been chronically ill for 12 years, i have friends w/almost all illnesss portrayed. i thought tfios was mostly accurate and lovely.) read the Wash Post editorial (by the 14yo with a heart condition) for a beginner explanation of why it's so awful. Look at disabilityinkidlit for book recs maybe, i've seen more good looking illness ones there. Sorry but RBS is just so awful.
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I just watched all the episodes so far, and I did really really enjoy it.

That being said, I completely see where you’re coming from. I think the realism of it all was definitely an afterthought, and I can see why people would be offended, particularly people who are suffering from the same illnesses. You do forget most of the time that these kids are really sick and it has been sugarcoated A LOT. Thank you for mentioning the Washington Post article, it’s a very interesting read! 

My dissertation Creative Writing piece is actually a similar concept to the show, so this really intrigued me. I won’t be taking any of the medical tips from the show, needless to say, but just getting the essence of the day to day within a hospital is what I’ve been looking for for a while, so, yeah.

So I saw an advert for Red Band Society on the TFiOS DVD yesterday and holy crap it looks SO GOOD.

Has anyone watched it? I’m curious as to whether it is actually any good? I have a really strange fascination with books and films set in hospitals or about sick kids/teens, so this looks amazingly perfect.

So yeah…should I watch?

So I got super annoyed earlier when I realised the deleted scenes for The Fault in Our Stars were only available on the Blu-Ray editions.

I MEAN - HOW UNFAIR. I DON’T WANT A BLU RAY PLAYER. I JUST WANT TO PLAY IT ON MY LAPTOP AND EAT GUMMY BEARS.

Anyway, I was initially REALLY excited about seeing the scene where John apologises for creating Hazel and Augustus because that was the only deleted scene I hadn’t seen floating about the internet…

Until I went on Youtube!

Still annoyed about the fact that there’s quite a bit on the Blu Ray edition which isn’t on the DVD version.

Hank, if there is ever a Hunger Games, I would not be volunteering on your behalf.
John Green (via youve-got-your-love-online)

Was planning on doing something semi productive tonight….and then i realised there’s audio commentary from John and Josh on the TFioS movie.

I AM OBSESSED WITH AUDIO COMMENTARIES.

SQUEE!

Getting sorted for Uni next week and thought I’d jazz my bag up.

One side done, need to make some more designs for the back.

(I haven’t touched the bag in almost 3 years, hence why it’s so dirty….)

Getting sorted for Uni next week and thought I’d jazz my bag up.

One side done, need to make some more designs for the back.

(I haven’t touched the bag in almost 3 years, hence why it’s so dirty….)

SQUEEEE

Look what arrived today!

Tbh I just wanted the bracelet….

EEEEEEP.

So my tutor finally replied to my begging emails and I’m allowed to take this “Writing Young Adult Fiction” class that I’ve been whining about for the past 2 weeks!!

I’m so so so so so excited!

I get away with not having to do all the reading and not having to do any of the assignments. I just get to sit in a class and talk about YA Fiction - THAT IS PRETTY MUCH HEAVEN TBH.

YAAAAAAY.

tfios-lovers:

Honest Trailers | The Fault in Our Stars

Oh God, this is so amazing.

Today I donated about 20 books and only bought 1. That, my friends, is what they call progress!!

I’m quite excited to read this judging by the first page.

Today I donated about 20 books and only bought 1. That, my friends, is what they call progress!!

I’m quite excited to read this judging by the first page.

SMAAAAARGH - is the sound my brain is currently making.

Things I’m super freakin’ stressed about right now:

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