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I was super confused with what was going on until I started from the very beginning of this thing. Then I sort of just ended up playing with that image on your page and focusing on different Persona 3 characters uwu

i love my blog theme that picture is so much fun to mess with because you can put it on a single character and it looks so STYLISH

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kitsubasa:

superhighschoolleveluguu:

someone explain to me the John Greene debate

who is this guy he sounds like a dumb

okay so setting aside all his internet-y stuff (since i don’t know much about his youtube shenanigans and such)

basically he’s an author who has a good grasp on prose (though he gets a bit pretentious sometimes) but a horrible grasp on plot and character

all his books (i’ve read… four? of them? and apparently the others i haven’t read are much the same) follow the same basic structure

1) too-smart-for-society guy is into girl

2) girl does something mysterious

3) guy spends book trying to riddle out girl’s mysteries

but the thing is, despite the fact these girls are the focus of his stories, they’re always presented as problems that need to be figured out by the protagonist dude. they are never actual characters. they are the apex of manic pixie dream girls in literature.

and then when the protagonist guy figures out the problem— i mean, uh, the girl— he gets to evolve as a person and either get over his infatuation or win her heart. in the case of the latter, it’s like a puzzle game! SOLVE THE ISSUE, WIN A PRIZE! THE SEX PRIZE.

it’s always, always always about the man and this sexy problem in front of him and never about how she interacts with the situation. kind of like an academic version of the sexy lamp— rather than just an ornament, she’s a sexy crossword. hot stuff for a smart person.

so, all in all, he writes very one-sided, somewhat misogynistic books that do the weird worship-woman-as-divine-objects-not-as-equal-people thing. 

but, to go back to my starting statement… he has nice prose. so people try to glorify his plots because they’re written well, and then other people point out that even if a turd is made of solid gold, it’s still a turd, and then we go around and around and around and the john green circle of life perpetuates.

he’s like jodi picoult or nicholas sparks but for teen girls. bluuuh.

that’s all fine and well, but this goes back to my original statement with anon:

you can’t change what people are gonna think about his books. all you can do is notice the problems in them, realize that they are problems, accept that they are problems, don’t exercise those problems, but still enjoy him for being a pretty great writer. and of course, point these problems out to people (teen girls) who are obviously too infatuated with him to see the deeper meaning behind all this so that they don’t fall down a gross line of false equality/femme-worship.

and of course, the whole thing that breland mentioned about being labeled #1 in the Time 100 instead of Laverne Cox (was that her name, i already forgot like a dingus omg;;;) who obviously should have gotten the placement instead, and treating it as some mild “disappointment”

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asswakening replied to your post: anonymous asked:the reason people…

well hes also said that he wont write about adults because theyre “boring” so theres also that

lets be real adult stories are kinda really fuckin boring lmao

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cornprices:

Prestige has nothing to do with it in this situation, it would be recognition for a trans woman and even though she clearly had enough votes to win (91.5% of the votes if I remember right) she wasn’t put on so regardless if it is a worthless reward or not she deserved to win it and the only reasoning that could be stated for why she didn’t is she’s black and trans.

oH WELL FUCK THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING. i must’ve misread that part of your argument, sorry;;;

yeah okay that’s kind of a really dick move on Time’s part and for that i really will group it in with all the other worthless tabloids.

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the reason people are making such a big stink about john green is because his books are revered as "the godly books for young adults," for being "relatable", and everyone is mad because they're horribly cliched and unrealistic, and would really like some other voice speaking for them when it comes to fiction. Plus, because he's a white cis guy he gets tons of publicity and praise from people who really should be speaking for teenagers at all.
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well hey, you can’t blame him for that?? if he happens to write books that are compelling to teenagers, then what the fuck can you do about it? you can’t force a group of people to think or believe something else about a work of fiction or otherwise if that’s how they truly feel. what you can do is try to lower his publicity, but that would be kind of hard if his following is amassed by mostly hip-and-happening teens with their tweeters and facebooks.

i’m not saying what he’s doing is good by any means, but you can’t really regulate it. it’s kind of like Twilight and 50 Shades all over again. even if they’re ridiculous books with ridiculous standards or storylines, you can’t change how someone feels about their reading of a book.

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cornprices:

He made it on the Time 100 list and Laverne Cox (I think that’s how you spell her name) didn’t make it, which before you react that’s not why people are mad at him.

He reblogs the post talking about Laverne not making it on the list despite her having the popularity vote and deserving it for being an ideal to black trans women everywhere and simply says “disappointing” which is kind of a “that’s it?” kinda thing.

After he begins to get backlash for not even acknowledging her contributions to the trans community (whom he’s shown no support for at all ever) he steps on his soap box writes up some nice sounding post and now all of a sudden he’s great and has done a lot for people everywhere.

well that makes a little more sense, yeah. i can see why people would be upset with him, and for good reason. that’s kind of a dickish thing to do.

at the same time though i’m kind of like…. ehhh?? is Time 100 really that prestigious? i understand it’s fuckin Time Magazine and all but are you really supposed to take tabloids like that seriously? unless i’m severely uncultured and shouldn’t be lumping in Time with any other tabloid that exists out there.

idk, i just think that getting upset or whatever over a little popularity poll like that is kinda lame, on both sides of the argument. if it were something a little more rewarding, like an actual nobel peace prize or pulitzer prize, then i could definitely understand.

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superhighschoolleveluguu:

is it like….bad of him to do that because he’s a white cishet man???? or something??? are we literally getting on someone’s case for writing about whatever their passion is? or is he actually writing about things that are detrimental to society or are just plain unrealistic (though with that last argument we could still say what was going on with fifty shades of grey so)

i think that might why they’re ragging on him yeah. 

i’ve only read the majority of a fault in our stars, and i thought it was a nice book. like, i don’t find it the next Shakespearean breakthrough, but it’s not a bad book???? like at all???? 

i remember one argument being like ‘he’s setting up false expectations of love for teenagers’ and it’s just like

when has love for anyone ever been a set path or like, a predictable pattern pEOPLE IT’S JUST A BOOK.

DUDE FOR REAL like im just sick and tired of seeing these ridiculous unnecessary rants pop up around tumblr about dudes just trying to write whatever they wanna write about like there have been worse and you guys are gettin mad at this dude for writin about his own view of love?? people aren’t that dumb they’re not gonna read a work of fiction and try to live it out i’d like to think we’re more progressive than that

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dokidokimaster replied to your post: someone explain to me the John Greene …

all I know is that he’s an author for young adults and the main guys he writes are pretentious “you aren’t like other girls”-type and he tries to fit in on tumblr too much by acting too young?? I don’t really get what’s so bad about him though

that’s the dumbest thing to get up in a tizzy about lmfao but at the same time, the defenders of him have been getting really………defensive??? like overly defensive. benedict cumberbatch is my husband levels of defensive

cornprices:

superhighschoolleveluguu:

rephlanca:

superhighschoolleveluguu:

i LITERALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON SOMEONE GIVE ME AN UNBIASED SYNOPSIS

i mean i haven’t… hEARD THE ARGUMENT I’VE Just heard snippets here and there, but i know people try to bash him for writing young adult novels?

is it like….bad of him to do that because he’s a white cishet man???? or something??? are we literally getting on someone’s case for writing about whatever their passion is? or is he actually writing about things that are detrimental to society or are just plain unrealistic (though with that last argument we could still say what was going on with fifty shades of grey so)

are you talking about the asks i’m reblogging because if yes then no that person is wrong

no no, i’m literally just trying to find out WHY tumblr is having such a big stink over him all of a sudden. what are the two sides of the argument

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