I was babysitting for this little second grade boy today and he was watching minecraft videos on youtube so I was all wait let me show you one and he got all excited and I put on Hank Green’s minecraft videos and he loved them I created a little tiny nerdfighter today I feel so accomplished
The Nerdfighteria Song! Seems fitting to post it on John Green’s birthday. Please reblog!!
While it is no longer John’s birthday, this song is still lovely as heck.
Hank Green: an adorable drunk princess, Batman, and all around awesome person. Happy Birthday.
More sharpie face
Meeting other Whovians, Sherlockians, and Nerdfighters in real life is so exciting. And mainly turns into entire conversations made up of squeeing. It’s like we have our own language.
We had to write an essay about something we believe in for my English class and I feel like posting it on here because I like to share my weirdness. So here ya go:
Let’s face it—I’m a nerd. I love reading and writing. I love learning obscure facts, or going more in depth about a topic I’m interested in. I wear Harry Potter shirts and constantly quote Doctor Who. I’m dorky, weird, and quirky. But I’m proud of it. Because I believe being a nerd is cool.
All my life I’ve always been aware of the stereotypes of nerds. In media, it’s not popular to be clever. The computer geeks are ostracized. It’s weird to be completely absorbed in a fictional story or to love playing video games.
But the biggest question is why? Why is it frowned upon to be smart or enthusiastic about something?
Recently I’ve found that I have the best times when I’m having endless, pointless discussions about Sherlock Holmes. When I’m informing people that there is no edge to the universe. When I’m bouncing with excitement about something that is, in all honesty, probably pretty insignificant.
Because, to put it simply, it’s fun. Life is more enjoyable when you allow yourself to fully appreciate all that the world has to offer. As bestselling author and self-proclaimed nerd John Green once said, “Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself-love it…When people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, ‘You like stuff’, which is just not a good insult at all, like ‘You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
I believe that ‘nerd’ isn’t an insult. In fact, it’s completely the opposite. If someone calls me a nerd, I thank them, and agree with them wholeheartedly. Because yes, I do “like stuff”. Quite a lot.
And from what I’ve seen, when people “like stuff”, they act upon it. They create artwork, or music, or pieces of literature. They raise money for charity, or reach out to someone in need.
Nerds get stuff done, because they care. If they’re interested in anything, for a moment in time, nothing can take their mind off of that particular idea. Nerds can ramble for days on end about a certain subject, and be completely hypnotized by a new concept the next week. But for that point in time when a nerd is fully focused on one topic, it is almost a given that an insightful comment, or an intriguing work of creativity will be a product of that fixation. Whether it be a new friendship, a long laugh, or simply an entertaining talk, the enthusiasm of a nerd can make even the most boring day interesting.
So nerds everywhere, unite. Be proud of who you are and don’t be afraid to reference Star Wars or find an excuse to use a great word like surreptitious in an everyday conversation. Read a book. Learn something new and share it with everyone you see that day. Live long and prosper. Don’t forget to be awesome. And above all, be happy with who you are. Because I believe that nerds are extraordinary.