Again though I’m mainly sensitive about this I think because my little sister has been so helped by the green bros respectively, not from the books persay (which are a pain to read imo but whatever) but from their educational services and stuff?
If it wasn’t for the vlogbrothers idk if she would have fostered this love for learning and reading and this excitement for the things she loves, this lack of fear to express that love. We do the best we can as family but the resources their channels provided was something desperately needed outside of the toxic public school system that has consistently let her down
I’m really grateful for that in more ways than I have words for but I do ALWAYS think that anything problematic they do should be calledout. I just think that recycling fan interpretation in favor of criticizing the actual media doesn’t do anybody any favors and it pegs people like my little sis as people who support toxic media
the point of looking for alaska was to dismantle male idealization of the manic pixie dream girl trope. That was the point. That was The Book. I’m so tired of tumblr reacting against fandom instead of the media in question
“When you go off into the real world, you need to find a way to stay a student. Continue to learn and surround yourself with those who want to learn.”—Allan Comport, quoted by Jen Mussari. (via creativemornings)
yeah, that is the point, lol… he hides behind a Cool Kid facade because he’s pretty fucked up! i didn’t like the book but this is like an incredibly basic aspect of his character + the protag calls him out on it p much instantly
YEAH green’s books aren’t up my alley but I feel like tumblr has this enormous habit of taking the Entire Point of a lot of his books and freaking out about it (see: looking for alaska and how seeing girls as manic pixie dream girls is harmful)
if the point of his character is to be a pretentious asshole because he’s a scared teen then like of course him thinking a stupid metaphor is deep makes sense