Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Reaction Video: #tfios Trailer

John Green asked Nerdfighters to upload reaction videos of themselves watching the trailer to the upcoming movie "The Fault In Our Stars" which is based on his novel.

Green is one of my favorite contemporary writers, educators, and decreasers of WorldSuck.  (If you would like to donate to John and Hank Green's project, The Foundation to Decrease WorldSuck, click here.)

I read The Fault In Our Stars about a year ago.  Here's my reaction to seeing the trailer:

Ta-dah!  The lighting is poor.  I'm in my robe.  The sun coming through the window behind me is blinding.  And my reaction is rather ho-hum to be honest with you.  It's certainly no sisters-freaking-out-over-the-new-Hobbit-film, that's for sure.  That's the best reaction video on YouTube.

I'm excited to share my video, nonetheless.  I did it in honor of John Green, my vlogbrother from another mother.  It's not fancy.  You get no adrenaline rush.  But it's me, being real.  Which is what I love so much about John Green's work.

Green is such an inspiration for living an artful life.  He celebrates the Four Aron Franks and the "absolute nobodies" better than anyone I know.  I'm thinking of having Green's answer to this Nerdfighter's question tattooed across my fingers so I can see it when I write:

Nerdfighter's Question: "I just read Franny and Zooey and I can't stop thinking about the quote 'I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.'  What do you think of that?"

John Green's Answer: "I think it takes tremendous courage to do things that are worth doing rather than, like, worrying over whether you're gonna be celebrated for having done them."

I can't wait to see the movie.  It's coming out June 6, 2014!  Update your calendars.  It'll certainly be a thing worth doing that day.