Something is coming...
An event 21 months in the making...
A little history....
In the beginning of 2010, I was still fairly ignorant to the YA world. I knew who Megan McCafferty was and I knew I LOVED The Hunger Games but that was pretty much the extent of my knowledge of the genre with the exception of Twilight. (chagrin)
In January, there were rumblings in my online books club and among close friends about a collaborative novel, 5 years in the making by two of the most popular authors in the genre, David Levithan and John Green. I had never heard of either, but from what people were saying and a quick check on Goodreads, I was pleasantly intrigued.
I started with Looking for Alaska, John's debut novel and was in a word...gutted. The writing in that book is like...well....it just is. Totally. I think I laughed, then I cried, then I wanted to put it in the freezer, and then I wanted to read anything written by this man I could get my hands on.
Shortly after that I read Will Grayson, Will Grayson the book that had started it all and I loved it so much it prompted me to vlog about it because I was so struck by how amazing it was I couldn't even type.
Every once in a while a fictional character comes along that strikes a chord with me from which I am unlikely to ever recover. Tiny Cooper is such a character. Frankly...I am Tiny Cooper. I am big and loud and I love to kiss boys (if memory serves anyway) and I felt such a connection to him despite the fact that he's an obese gay teenager and I'm well...not.
Shortly after reading WG, I found out John had some sort of vlogging channel that he did with his brother Hank. So I hopped on YouTube, watched a zillion videos, became a Nerdfighter, and was forever changed.
Um, John Green is awesome. Like seriously funny and smart and nerdy (and so so dreamy she says with a girlish sigh) and awesome. I don't have words for what watching the my first Vlogbrothers video did to me, suffice it to say, a beast was created.
A fangirly, heart palpitation having, John Green loving beast, and in April 2010 she was fed. Remember this?
In case you have forgotten, it was when I died.
I was lucky enough to get the chance to meet John and David and unluckily I spazzed out.
Oh the horror. I was high pitched and squeal-y and chattered like a monkey on meth while they signed my books. I think John may have been mildly freaked out but he was still amazingly nice and appreciative that I loved his books.
Since then I have managed to redeem myself (slightly) with David Levithan. When I met him last January I was only mildly spastic and managed to interact with him in a fairly normal way. At least normal for me.
So this January, I get the chance to redeem myself once again. John Green is headed to LA people!
|I might have a minor gif obsession as of late.|
I'm trying to get all of my epic spazzery out the way now because I NEED to be cool when I meet him again!!! There is not one cool thing about me but I'm going to have to drum some up by January 26th!
I can't help that I'm enthusiastic right? There's nothing wrong with being a fan of someone...right?
Nothing at all wrong with me having this and this and this bookmarked to refer to on those days (everyday, sometimes hourly) when I need it...right?
Nothing wrong with having saved this and recorded it for future posterity...right?
Really nothing wrong with the fact that I don't see a thing wrong with this and was enabled by some of my fellow Nerdfighters..right?
|Not his *actual* star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but that's not really the point.|
I am so excited I can't even stand myself! This is going to be epic! Amazeballs! Intense! Unbelievable!
How am I going to keep calm? Should I start doing yoga or practicing the Zen art of something or other in preparation?
Should I bring all of the books I currently own for him to sign and then buy some additional copies for signing to either giveaway or you know just to have as extras in case of fire or other natural disaster?
Most importantly...what the heck am I going to wear? I'm thinking pink...definitely pink. (And maybe a little cleavage. Just a little...I'm not a whore people.)
28 MORE DAYS!!!!
Disclaimer: I realized after proofing this post that stuff like this is probably why I'm still single. I have however, decided that I am ok with that. In short, if loving John Green is wrong...I definitely don't want to be right.