Welcome to Nerdfighting

What is a Nerdfighter?

Quite possibly you! Chances are, if you are reading this blog you are a nerdfighter (though you may not know it yet).

A nerdfighter is a person who, instead of being made of out bones and organs like regular people, is made out of awesome. They try to decrease world-suck.

This whole thing was started by two brothers, John and Hank Green. They have a youtube channel called vlogbrothers. John is an author (one of my favorites! he wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Paper Towns to name a couple) and Hank is an eco-blogger turned internet musician.

They’ve spawned an entire internet community and some very cool real-life initiatives. For example, The Uncultured Project was started by a guy named Shawn who quit grad school and took his savings to try and end poverty. Mucho props to him. Hank started his own record label for YouTube musician, DFTBA Records.

There are all sorts of nerdfighters out there. From the large Dr.Who community (I should really watch at least one episode since so many people are so obsessed with this), to the Harry Potter nerds (Wooo!), to gleeks (also wooo!), to people that really like videogames (not so much for me but to each his own).

They have a video explaining all this…

Now that we’ve defined things here are some of my favorite videos to get you started.

Accio Deathly Hallows

A Song About an Anglerfish

The first 5 second of that NEVER fail to make me laugh. Kitty! Tee hee.

I Know (a song in 10 words)

How Nerdfighters Drop Insults

Haha, “Fowl and ugly witch” and “bombard of sac”. So jokes!

I hope you enjoy and remember…

DFTBA!

(don’t forget to be awesome)

How to Be Green Without Being a Prick

“There are far too many ways to be green, in the smallest and biggest ways for anyone to tell you how to do it. The only way is to understand the problems that we face so you can make intelligent decisions for yourself, be informative to your friends, and help promote and create the solutions that will truly allow this world to become sustainable.”

– HANK GREEN

I think I really needed to see this. I agree with what Hank is saying, however I wish he gave more suggestions about how to be informative to others without coming off negatively. I’m struggling with that right now.

My Hug Bucket

The vlogbrothers recently did a video about “Hug Buckets”. Basically,  A “Bucket List” is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket (die) and a “Hug Bucket” is a list of people you want to hug before you kick the bucket. Hugs are great. I used to be really bad at giving hugs but I think through practice I am improving. Here are some lists i’ve made. Feel free to share yours!

My Hug Bucket:

Jackson Nash (of SuperForest.org)

Tricia Huffman (of iambeing.blogspot.com)

Jason Mraz

Someone who really needs a hug

Someone who has never been hugged

John and/or Hank Green (vlogbrothers)

Frank Warren (of PostSecret)

Hugs in the Bucket: Awesome hug(er)s!

William Beckett (from The Academy Is…)

Michael from the Vancouver Hug Squad

Edna Hoskins from Kerrisdale Senior Centre

The flirtatious old geezer, also from Kerrisdale Senior Centre

My high school yearbook advisor, when I was having a meltdown

My friend Zay

Friend, Nathan Kelly

The Theatrix Les Mis cast – The Runaway Hug! : P

“Jeffery” the awesome singer who was working at Disneyland when I went

Brendon Urie + Jon Walker from Panic! at the Disco (that was a really good night)

The cast of Theatix’s CATS 2006 (the time I hugged EVERYONE before the show)

All the kids that hugged me when I was pirate Captain Hook at the PNE

The drunken guy who called me “Captain Morgan” when I was pirate Captain Hook at the PNE x D

My Mommy (every night before bedtime : )

General Hugs: Who could say no to a loving squeeze from these folks…

Someone you have a crush on

A friend you have not seen in a long time

Family Members

Best Friends

A hug that comes when you’re having a bad day

A complete stranger

Hugs from Mascots

Group Hug!

*e-hug*