Saturday, July 24, 2010


Re: Jeeber-- I don't outright hate him, I hate his haters and I hate his fangirls. Both of which he hath spawned. It takes an incredible person to generate the kind of reaction people have to him. It's nearly scary. If all of those preteen girls devoted as much enthusiasm/time/money to *insert worldsaving cause here*, it would be fixed by now. He's like all of the Beatles* in one terribly feminine package, plus the Internet.

It's funny, one man's deep dark secret is another's "Pssh, yeah, so?" is another's "Yeeeeah... I can top that."** This reminded me of something I've come across on the Nerdfighter Ning, wherein secrets (Nerdfighting-related, of course. There's a more general one, but I haven't looked at it) can be posted anonymously. Some are silly, which might be the point of the blog, to have people read them and relate to them, and chuckle to themselves and feel more connected to Nerdfighteria/thousands of faceless entities in their computer. Others are just fracking deep and sad. Some are a bittersweet medium. Two examples, because I don't want to spoil the rest for you...

1. "Sometimes I wonder what John Green smells like."

2. "Do I love Doctor Who because the show is awesome, or because I'm waiting for the Doctor to whisk me away? I wish there was, just, more to life."***

* Excuse the comparison, Jeeber doesn't deserve it in my opinion, but it's the best I could come up with.

** I don't know what I was expecting from Vita's, I'm just melodramatic with an overactive imagination.

*** I feel the same way, only because after 4 years I've finally accepted that the whisking away isn't going to come in the form of a Hogwarts letter. Oh, fiction. How you burn.

1 comment:

Vita said...

Oh my gosh, how did I not know about Nerdfighter Secrets before now?

I think you were referring to Postsecret, right? Personally I love that website as well; the postcards people send in are devastating, hilarious, bittersweet... There's something awfully liberating about anonymously sharing your deepest secrets with millions of other people. And the creator(s?) of the website does a lot for suicide prevention, which is great. :)

So I guess I'll stop whoring out Postsecret now... Seriously though, thanks so much for telling us about Nerdfighter Secrets.

Haha, the J-Biebz thing isn't really my darkest secret. Truthfully, I don't have tons of secrets... there are some things I keep to myself but that's more because I am an irrational human being than because I have a scandalous past.