Friday, 8 February 2013

***** TFIOS LIVE *****

(for those of you going to a TFIOS LIVE soon)

I was lucky enough to be able to attend John Green's The Fault In Our Stars book tour last night (Thursday 7th Feb 2013).

First of all, for anyone who also went to the Manchester event, THANK YOU for being SO SO SO SO AWESOME!! You were all so enthusiastic and welcoming and lovely ! I would have stayed for photos with those who wanted them but I had to go, plus I didn't want to take any glory away from the incredible John and Hank Green.

I love the book The Fault In Our Stars, it really touched me to read, and is now one of my favourite books. So I have so much respect for John for writing it, and I guess for people like Esther too, although I know the book is not about her. I also love the title, better than The Hectic Glow or Sequel! It was really interesting to listen to John explain some things about it, like where the character names originated from and how he came to write the book in the first place. Who would have known that some authors do think as much about each word they write as your teachers seem to think they do. ( I always thought that English teachers over-thought and dissected books and their meanings far too much but perhaps not with this one! it should be on a GCSE syllabus.) I felt like what Hazel should have felt like upon meeting Peter Van Houten  I guess. Questions answered, inspiration re-kindled
If you haven't yet read 'TFIOS', you need to.

I am so grateful for John and Hank allowing me to meet them and come on stage with them for Question Tuesday to ask the questions! (I felt like a superstar, especially when everyone cheered for me and laughed and stuff, like, WOW, I love you guys!!). I spend most of the time trying not to fangirl over the whole event and happenings because I was SO EXCITED (thought tried not to show it or I would have been jumping up and down and screaming. Or dancing...).

I was clutching the written questions from you all, to ask John and Hank, for the whole first part of the show, and shaking a little bit!! I'm even shaking slightly now, thinking about it! I'm so glad I didn't trip up going to the stage either. I mean, that would have been typical me... I tried to play it supercool, I mean, the fact that there were like 500 of you there (I don't know the number exactly but it looked like it) shouldn't have made me nervous because I've competed in front of millions at the Olympic Games! And I told Hank that (hopefully didn't offend him) but I really wanted you all to like me and I didn't want to let Nerdfighteria down! So I was slightly terrified beforehand, not going to lie!

My favourite Hank moments were Accio Dealthy Hallows, the Anglerfish song and the final proclaimers tribute. And his general entertainment.
I laughed SO much during the evening.

It was really cool how it was in a monastery too! All events should be done in such amazing venues. The wave of laughter from the front the the back of the seats, because of the length of the place and the echoes was reeeally cool. In my opinion anyway.

If you went last night, leave a comment saying how you found it!!


TFIOS Quotes

The world is not a wish granting factory.

I fell in love, the way you fall asleep- slowly, and then all at once. 

I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you.
I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a while

That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world.
but you do get some say in who hurts you

It would be a privilege having my heart broken by you

It's hard as hell to hold on to your dignity when the risen sun is too bright in your losing eyes.

I'm in love with you. And I know that love is just a shout out into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed, and that there will come a day when all our labour has been returned to dust. I know that the sun will swallow the only Earth we'll ever have. And I am in love with you.

There was never enough air in the world
but the shortage was particularly acute in the moment.

I prefer this to the blue cloud cover I think.


  1. Last night was amazing! I loved Question Time for the record - Hank cheated lol! And I found your blog via Hank's retweet. You were amazing by the way!

  2. I wasn't there but I don't think you could ever disappoint Nerdfighters as long as you are yourself and you just try your best. You are an inspiration and just a nice, amazing person. Keep on being yourself. Also loving all of your posts.

  3. Last night was so amazing!! Getting to meet you was a surprise bonus too! It was so cool to be surrounded by such awesome nerdfighters and the whole thing was just perfect :') I hope they come back and do something similar sometime in the future :')

  4. I went last night!! You were adorable on stage, ahha. But seriously, you were great and really funny. Really wish you didn't have to leave at the end because it would have been amazing to come find & meet you! DFTBA <33

  5. I was there last night! It was my best friend who had the 'sort of' birthday. It was my belated birthday present to her, so she classed it as her second or third birthday. Thank you for an amazing night - it was seriously a surprise to see you there. You did so well to say you were nervous. DFTBA. <3

  6. I went, and it was amazing, you were amazing when you were on stage and didn't seem nervous at all. I was really happy when you came onstage too, I think you're great! I don't know if you've heard about the cake, but my friend gave made a cake version of each of john's books and they are so amazing, so we were the last people at the signing so we got to talk to them a bit more. So that made the evening a bit more awesome