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Nerdom


“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re 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’.”
― John Green
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If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a nerd. I admit this full out, without restraint or hesitation. I wasn’t always so open about this fact, but trust me, it was painfully obvious to everyone around me. Don’t believe me? Let me list my nerdy attributes. I have a blog. I spend a good portion of time on my tumblr. At school you will almost always find my head stuck in a book, or hand furiously scribing in my notebook that I designed and laminated with quotes about writing. I’m a writer, and spend hours of each day devoted to thinking about/talking to my characters. I make detailed drawing of what  I believe my main character looks like:

 

And then upload that picture onto my computer so I can make a book cover out of it:

I spend a few too many hours devoted solely to finding videos on youtube searching for parodies of songs, and songs about books I’ve read. I can quote Twilight off the cuff, no problem. Say just about anything and I can associate it with a song, and will burst out singing despite the fact that I have an awful voice. I do Nanowrimo, I have a pen name. I get a large portion of my social life by talking to my online friends who I have never met. I spend a great deal of time with these online friends, role-playing with our novel characters. I have a large portion of memory devoted just to Disney songs. I collect pens. I ship fictional characters that come from totally different worlds, and spend months counting down to the release dates of books from my favorite authors.

I could go on guys. The point is, I’m a nerd. But the much greater point of this post is that we all are, at least in part, slightly on the nerdy side. Being a nerd has led me to passionately explore different routes of entertainment to pursue these nerdy things, and had led to a great number of friendships without which my life would be sadly lacking. There’s nothing wrong with being passionate about things. In fact, many of the people who have made a lasting impression on our world have been, beautifully, wholeheartedly nerdy. If they had been too afraid to be passionate, where would we be? Where would our technology be without Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates? Where would entertainment be without Walt Disney? What if one of your passions could turn out to be something as powerful as these individuals’ passions were? What are you nerdy about?

I’ll wrap up this post with just a couple more quotes from John green.

“Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.”
John Green

“Gentlemen, nerd girls are the world’s greatest underutilized romantic resource.”
John Green

Through my Eyes

Well that’s all for now. So until next time, Keep on Dreaming &*)

~Rose

 

My Youtube Top Five


Life is like Youtube. Everything we do, we get comment from people. They share it to other people. And they’ll decide to like us or dislike.

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As I do not have a lot of brainpower tonight to devote to blogging some profound, thought provoking piece, I decided to share with you my top 5 favorite youtube channels.

1. VLOGBROTHERS

These guys started it all for me. Brothers John and Hank Green began this channel a few years back when they decided to go a year without text-filled communication. Soon, people caught on and began watching there video messages to each other and a community was born; the Nerdfighters. The brothers are hilarity personified, as they go through their videos showing off their rock hard nerd core awesomeness. Often, they try to approach topics that no one else would attempt toward a teen filled audience, and they do so with grace, clarity, and the ever present entertainment factor that they bring each time the step in front of a camera. You guys should definitely check them out.

http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers?feature=watch

2. JACKSON PEARCE

I mentioned her in yesterday’s post, but I feel she deserves a place on this list. Jackson is an author of several books, many of which are retelling of classic fairytale in a modern light.  I have only read her first book, Sister’s Red, but I can tell you it was pretty awesome, in fact I read it all in one night, staying up to five am and abandoning any rational thoughts of sleep. It was that good. Her youtube videos are funny, insightful, and downright awesome. I wish more people knew about her, for I always look forward to seeing her videos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/JacksonAPearce?feature=watch

3. Charlie McDonnell

Oh, Charlie. This vlogger is the most adorable, humble, seemingly awkward person, but these qualities are the perfect balance for what he does. He puts an extreme amount of time and effort into his videos, and thus they are a very high quality of work, though they don’t always come out in a reasonable amount of time. But when your only complaint about someone is how often they put out their amazing work, they definitely deserve some attention. Watch him, even if its for nothing else but to be serenaded by his swoon-worthy English accent.

http://www.youtube.com/user/charlieissocoollike

4. Dan Rezler

Dan is another adorable vlogger, but adorable in the funny yet scientifically and wonderfully geeky. His videos are also educational for the most part, and are always a joy to watch. Plus, he too has a great voice.

http://www.youtube.com/user/DanRezler

5. Alex Goot

Speaking of great voices, my number five choice on youtube vloggers is one that is less vlog more music. Alex Goot does amazing covers of popular songs, doing them 100 percent better than the original artists could ever dream of singing them, as well as some original music. He is an amazing musician, and is one of those artists that I can just watch his entire playlist and I will love every song and video.  Plus, he too is adorably geeky.

http://www.youtube.com/user/gootmusic?feature=chclk

 

Through my Eyes

Well that’s all for now guys, so until next time, Keep on Dreaming

~Rose