The Fault In Our Johning, starring John’s instagram post.
I’m retrying this with all the details. The original post got out of hand, so I thought I’d re-summarize everything I’d covered.
What: Make nerdfighter themed art (John, Hank, Llamas, puppy-sized-elephants, bounty earned from the seas and claimed for tax purposes, TFIOS, DJ Railstone. Anything that Nerdfighters have been responsible for.)
When: By the 31st of May (extended)
Where: Submit it here, or on your own blog with the tag #PJAC (Pizza John Art Competition)
Why: Future Nerdfighter projects could use something to make them prettier. Also, there’s prizes.
Who: You. And me. Speaking of ‘me’, I should state now that I will not make any profit out of this. Quite the opposite (see following list)
1st Prize - set of John Green Landscape Posters
2nd Prize - Pizza John shirt (or another shirt from DFTBA Records, if you already have one)
The only thing I’m encouraging is to try and have your art sit in the middle of a white space. It could be on a cloud, it could just be floating in a white abyss. This will make it much more accessible in the future.
If you have a masterpiece that meets the edge of the document, I’ll make exceptions, it’s not the end of the world.
You can enter as many times as you like. Extra points for a series. Old pieces are also welcome.
If you submit your piece into this contest, it will be collated, stored (publicly assessable), and potentially used in future nerdfighter projects. So you have to be okay with that when you enter (Again, no profits. If profits; charity.)
(I doubt there will be profits, but I’m not psychic, a time-traveler, or a psychic time-traveler.)
PLEASE SUBMIT with the name you want to appear alongside your piece. If it ever does get used anywhere, you will always be credited. You can have your real name, username, anon, etc.
And have fun. I’ll be reblogging entries, and announcing the winners here in the weeks to come.
**edit* Also, resolution matters. If you send in a thumbnail, it will be mostly useless. Please submit with the highest resolution you can.
You can make little Johns and Hanks, puppy sized elephants, the Evil Baby Orphanage, Nerdfighteria Island. Anything.
Doesn’t matter how well you can draw, as long as the image has white edges, and is ‘Nerdfighter’ themed, you can’t go wrong.
First prize is a set of all four John Green Landscape posters
Second prize is a Pizza John shirt (or another shirt from DFTBA Records, if you already have one)
The awards shouldn’t matter all that much, as this is definitely more for the art than anything.
The deadline will be 2 weeks from now, which is the 16th of May.
Entries will be posted/reblogged (unless specifically requested not to) and the winners will be announced on my tumblr over the coming weeks. I hope you guys have fun with this one.
So the trailer and the Troy Sivan song go together pretty well..
We have a ‘Decrease World Suck’ project on our hands.
We are now going to try and unite to collaborate on a crowd-sourced magazine (that won’t be nerdfighter themed). If it’s successful, and actually makes any money, all proceeds will be going to charities that the group votes on. So that’s neat.
I’d recommend EVERYONE to go and like this page to keep posted about progress, etc. (More info about ATLAS below)
And if you were interested in participating in the creation process, there are individual groups for each project (there could a novel writing project as well, for anyone who’s interested)
Join this group if you’re interested in helping out with the magazine. You could be a computer game reviewer, political genius or an artistic wizard. We’ll be deciding on some themes/topics shortly, and your
And join this group if you’re interested in helping out with the collab novel. We’ll form teams, and organize local jams (maybe) where we establish a writing style/characters/plot, and then go crazy in Google Drive.
I’m super stoked at the idea of improving the world through pure creation. I think it’d have to be one of the greatest ways.
Even if you aren’t interested in contributing, I’d recommend liking the page out sheer curiosity. Could something like this work?
I’ve found suppliers and potential distributors, so maybe.
ATLAS is a project I’ve been working towards for many years now, and will be something that encompasses many fundraisers for charities in the future (hopefully), and I hope for Ink to be one of its foundations.
More info about it will be coming out soon, just know that you’re not joining some cult by signing up.
This project is open to non-nerdfighters as well. We’re just using nerdfighteria as a strong foundation, because it’s so pro-active, and this is the kind of thing I think they’d get into.
Nerdfighteria has had a pretty bad week, so here’s a little present. I decided to expand upon my TFIOS cover, and do the others in John’s core four.
It only took me about 3-4 days with little sleep to draw everything from scratch.
(Probably still WIP, knowing me)
Now back to working on my own book, I guess.
So people have tried to make it out like John’s dug his own grave with a post about why he wouldn’t write about adults.
Especially with the teen suicide post. I felt they massively misinterpreted the original post entirely. What I believe John was hinting at was that adults all have the same problems. They’ve gotten over the initial hurdles in life, and are now settled. This is something to aspire to in reality, however, in books, this is really. boring.
That’s all he’s saying. That the issues adults face, like tax and naming children, don’t compare to the dilemmas teenagers face trying to find their place in life. For the most part, adults are already in their place. They’ve made their bed. This isn’t a bad thing though, and nor is it applicable across the board. There are plenty of adults that are still evolving as people, as substantially as teenagers do.
Teenagers make for a more interesting read because everything matters so much to them. Everything is 100%. Whereas Adults grow accustomed to problems.
So if y’all could stop trying to find things to be angry about, and jumping down people’s throats, that’d be appreciated.
Remember this one?
Another imaged salvaged from the depths of my computer, once thought to be lost forever.