“I am sometimes held up as an example of someone who is changing the publishing paradigm or whatever because I have a lot of Tumblr followers and YouTube subscribers and I can speak directly to my audience and I don’t need the value-sucking middleman of bookstores and publishers, and in the future everyone is going to be like me, and no one will stand between author and reader except possibly an e-commerce site that takes just a tiny little percentage of each transaction,” said Green. “Yeah, that’s bullshit.”
(via John Green: why I’ll never self-publish)
Weird. I didn’t realize the Manatee had relatives.
I do show affection in insult form, expect a lot from my lover, am outdoorsy, and am wicked snarky most of the time. I just got chills.
My ex wrote a song while we were dating (not about me) that I felt expressed both how he felt about things and how I feel about things. It included this great line: “If I wrote myself a letter I wouldn’t know where to send it/ I don’t know where I am…. I don’t know where I’m going/ I don’t know where I am…” There’s more, but what I enjoy about these lines is how well they describe so many people. We don’t know where we are or where we will end up. So many people don’t have five year plans, they don’t have larger goals. So many people are intent on enjoying the journey wherever they end up.
What I don’t like about the song is that this isn’t what it’s about…. entirely. The song is about enjoying the journey, but also knowing that you’ll end up with this one person. “I’m going right back to Jane”, is the line. I understand songs about relationships are the “most powerful” or something, but I also think his song could have been more interesting had it stopped about being about life, wandering through it, and enjoying the ride.
That being said, I still like that line: “I don’t know where I’m going…” then something about finding my way. That sentiment I understand. I don’t know where I’m going or where I will end up, but I am confident that I’ll figure it out just as long as I don’t stop the journey.
I find it interesting how people are incapable of living in the present. They’re too busy idealizing the future and romanticizing the past.