Friday, January 6, 2012

John Green Week: My Favorite Videos

I've decided to make a whole new book blog soon (this one is too personal, I think).  It's in the works, but until then, I'm still participating in John Green Week, hosted by I Eat Words and a whole lot of other bloggers.

A little background for you about John Green:  he's an author, and has written several beautiful, heartwarming, and poignant YA contemporary novels.  His new novel, The Fault in Our Stars, is coming out on Tuesday (eeek!), thus the reason for John Green Week.  Also, he and his brother, Hank, make extremely awesome videos each week on their YouTube channel, Vlogbrothers.  The fans of these blogs are called Nerdfighters (and basically all that being a Nerdfighter means is that you're made of awesome).

Okay, so some background into how I was introduced to the awesomeness that is John Green and Vlogbrothers:  I'm in a book club, and a couple of the girls in the book club are huge YA readers.  I myself have now become a huge fan of YA (thanks Tracy and Mandy!).  Anyway, at one book club meeting, my friend Tracy, who had read all of John's books, got on a computer and told us that we MUST watch a couple videos.  A little background to the videos:  John and Hank set a schedule (it changes sometimes at the beginning of the year) as to when they will post videos.  If they fail to post a video at the scheduled time, the Nerdfighters can come up with punishments for them.  These two videos are punishments that Hank and John had to do for missing a post.  I'll show you those videos now (they also happen to be some of my favorites).

This one is of Hank trying to put on makeup like Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games:

And this one is of John doing some Nerd exercises:

If those videos aren't a great introduction to Vlogbrothers, I don't know what is!  

So this summer I set out to watch ALL the Vlogbrothers videos, from the beginning, in order. It took me a while, but I finished!  And I had a blast watching them!  Now I've read all of John's books (except for Let It Snow and Zombicorns.  And The Fault in Our Stars, of course!) and I really enjoyed them all!

Here are a couple of my other favorite videos from the Vlogbrothers:

This is the origin of Nerdfighters, where John misreads a video game called Aero Fighters:

And here's one from Hank that made me so happy - I correct people about some of these things all the time, especially the first one:

And one more funny one from Hank - I love when he says "Marchy times":

I hope you enjoyed my favorite videos.  What are some of your favorite Vlogbrothers videos?

(I just realized that in just over two weeks I will be seeing both John and Hank in the Tour de Nerdfighting in Austin, TX!  Woooohoooo!)


  1. Nerd Fitness is definitely a favorite for me. That video cracks me up every time.

  2. I think you and I definitely owe an abundance of gratitude to Tracy for her introducing us to the awesomeness that is Nerdfighteria! Tracy is just that awesome!
    I'm excited about Austin but I have decided that I will hold off on reading Let it Snow, for when it actually snows!!!