After reading The Fault In Our Stars and personally relating to it in strange little ways, I was very excited when MoviePilot invited me to interview the author for his latest movie Paper Towns.
I did not know much about this unique individual other than his vlog, and of course his multiple young adult novels.
I was not aware I was about to meet my personal superhero.
I present to you Captain of THE NERDFIGHTERS:
According to Green's official website, "Nerdfighters are those who fight for intellectualism and to decrease the overall worldwide level of suck." This ongoing battle against all things sucky can take place in many different ways. This movement began with John and his brother, Hank, creating and producing their YouTube channel, VlogBrothers and sparking a very unique community.
"Decreasing suck takes many forms: Nerdfighters have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight poverty in the developing world; they also planted thousands of trees around the world in May of 2010 to celebrate Hank’s 30th birthday."
Other than his adorable son and daughter, Henry and Alice Green, John Green is married to Sarah Urist Green who started The Art Assignment, a web series with PBS. The Art Assignment is a weekly video series produced by PBS Digital Studios, hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green and author/vlogger John Green himself. They take you around the U.S. to meet artists and solicit assignments from them. The audience is asked to participate by completing the "assignments" and continuing the conversation about art in the comments and on social media.
In my interview, Halston Sage (who plays Lacey in Paper Towns), refers to Sarah as a "Rock Star", and she might as well be; bringing art to the masses and igniting creativity all around.
So to support him, his great nerd-a-licious cause, and his novels, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and The Fault in Our Stars, go check out his latest addition to the big screen: Paper Towns, in theaters July 24, 2015.
Paper Towns brings you back to the adventures of adolescence and is, again, one of the reasons why I believe John Green is a superhero. He inspires risky nostalgia, but in the purest way; reminding us what adventure should truly be about.