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Post by alittledizzy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm

Definitely seems fitting to have a vlogbrothers thread with the new book coming out. :)

Just don't forget to use the spoiler tag if you post anything spoilery about the book!



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Post by obscureDnPreference » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:15 pm

I could talk about my history with Vlogbrothers for a long while, but right now, I am a bit emotionally exhausted after reading Turtles All the Way Down last night. The last time I read a book in one sitting, it was The Fault in Our Stars. Seems like a theme.
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Post by nigel ratburn » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:27 pm

I'm not going to get to read the new book until Friday because I accidentally had it shipped to my house instead of my address at school but I'm really excited. :love2:

The vlogbrothers were one of my first YouTube obsessions and I still have an enormous amount of respect for them, so the fact that they always have nice things to say about each other makes my heart feel warm things
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Post by citizen_erased » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 pm

The vlogbrothers were the second channel I subscribed to (after charlieissocoollike), and even now, years later, I watch most of their videos and listen to every single podcast episode.

I bought the new book today and have already started reading it, even though I wasn't a super big fan of The Fault in Our Stars. We'll see how I feel about this one!

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Post by obscureDnPreference » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:20 pm

citizen_erased wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 pm
The vlogbrothers were the second channel I subscribed to (after charlieissocoollike), and even now, years later, I watch most of their videos and listen to every single podcast episode.

I bought the new book today and have already started reading it, even though I wasn't a super big fan of The Fault in Our Stars. We'll see how I feel about this one!

I feel like we're similar in our relationship to the vlogbrothers. In 2011, I started watching YouTube with subscribing to Alex Day (ugh) and then Charlie and the vlogbrothers. I really really loved The Fault in our Stars when it came out. I was 17 at the time and I sobbed and sobbed. This one made me cry for very different reasons. I feel that it has the familiarity of a John Green book but it's different in many ways. More real? Maybe more mature? I'm not sure yet. It's been an emotional few days and I still have lots to unpack.
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Post by citizen_erased » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:11 pm

obscureDnPreference wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:20 pm
citizen_erased wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 pm
The vlogbrothers were the second channel I subscribed to (after charlieissocoollike), and even now, years later, I watch most of their videos and listen to every single podcast episode.

I bought the new book today and have already started reading it, even though I wasn't a super big fan of The Fault in Our Stars. We'll see how I feel about this one!

I feel like we're similar in our relationship to the vlogbrothers. In 2011, I started watching YouTube with subscribing to Alex Day (ugh) and then Charlie and the vlogbrothers. I really really loved The Fault in our Stars when it came out. I was 17 at the time and I sobbed and sobbed. This one made me cry for very different reasons. I feel that it has the familiarity of a John Green book but it's different in many ways. More real? Maybe more mature? I'm not sure yet. It's been an emotional few days and I still have lots to unpack.
I'm currently about halfway through and I did notice a lot of sentence that I could practically hear John say in my head :lol: so yeah I would agree it's a very John-book, which is not a bad thing, I love the way he talks, those ridiculous sentences brought in a deadpan way are one of my favourite things of the podcast.

oh god, I'm so glad tfios did not exist when I was 17. I would not have been able to read it (personal reasons, around the time I turned 17 a coworker, who was also 17, died from cancer. I've never been able to read or watch anything that involves teenagers dying from cancer. I did read tfios in, idk, 2014 or something, a full 7 years after my coworker died, but it still hit me like a brick.)

(next bit under spoiler cut just to be sure)
This time I do feel like I'm probably going to cry, but also partially from recognition? I have a very similar type of OCD to John/Aza and it's very strange for me to see something so incredibly recognizable (and seeing people go 'ohhh, so this is what OCD is like' makes me go ???? this is totally normal for me.)

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Post by obscureDnPreference » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm

citizen_erased wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:11 pm
obscureDnPreference wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:20 pm
citizen_erased wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:03 pm
The vlogbrothers were the second channel I subscribed to (after charlieissocoollike), and even now, years later, I watch most of their videos and listen to every single podcast episode.

I bought the new book today and have already started reading it, even though I wasn't a super big fan of The Fault in Our Stars. We'll see how I feel about this one!

I feel like we're similar in our relationship to the vlogbrothers. In 2011, I started watching YouTube with subscribing to Alex Day (ugh) and then Charlie and the vlogbrothers. I really really loved The Fault in our Stars when it came out. I was 17 at the time and I sobbed and sobbed. This one made me cry for very different reasons. I feel that it has the familiarity of a John Green book but it's different in many ways. More real? Maybe more mature? I'm not sure yet. It's been an emotional few days and I still have lots to unpack.
I'm currently about halfway through and I did notice a lot of sentence that I could practically hear John say in my head :lol: so yeah I would agree it's a very John-book, which is not a bad thing, I love the way he talks, those ridiculous sentences brought in a deadpan way are one of my favourite things of the podcast.

oh god, I'm so glad tfios did not exist when I was 17. I would not have been able to read it (personal reasons, around the time I turned 17 a coworker, who was also 17, died from cancer. I've never been able to read or watch anything that involves teenagers dying from cancer. I did read tfios in, idk, 2014 or something, a full 7 years after my coworker died, but it still hit me like a brick.)

(next bit under spoiler cut just to be sure)
This time I do feel like I'm probably going to cry, but also partially from recognition? I have a very similar type of OCD to John/Aza and it's very strange for me to see something so incredibly recognizable (and seeing people go 'ohhh, so this is what OCD is like' makes me go ???? this is totally normal for me.)
I cried out of recognition on several occasions. Much of what hurt me were the interactions between Aza and the other characters. I frequently feel like a burden to my friends and family, which is something Aza deals with. Looking forward to chatting more once you finish. The end is just.... something.
"This is not children's television. I'm 26, I'm depressed, and I need edgy jokes to cope with my anxiety."
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Re: vlogbrothers

Post by citizen_erased » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am

obscureDnPreference wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm
I cried out of recognition on several occasions. Much of what hurt me were the interactions between Aza and the other characters. I frequently feel like a burden to my friends and family, which is something Aza deals with. Looking forward to chatting more once you finish. The end is just.... something.
(spoilers for the book & mental health discussions under the spoiler tag:)

I finished reading the book last night (at like 3am, because hey who needs a proper sleeping pattern anyway, amiright), and now I'm wondering what part of the end you meant?

Having read it, I'm glad I've got enough of a hold on my ocd to never have drunk hand sanitizer. Which is, ironically, partially thanks to ocd as well, because I'm terrified of accidentally ingesting sanitizer and killing off myself through that. I did have a very weird moment though, where in the first chapter while Aza is talking about being worried about getting poisoned, I was eating a sandwich, found a weird spot on the sandwich (probably just sauce) and went straight down into the same spiral. So that was great :lol:

I do get the part about feeling like a burden. My dad, earlier this week, said "it's hard for us too, you know" and I know it is, I know it's not easy for my family, but my instant response was "well try being stuck in this head literally all the time" Seeing almost the exact same conversation in the book was very harrowing.

I'm going to reread the book when I'm in a better headspace and can actually take in more of the emotions, but for now I'm recommending this book and dan's video about depression to people who want to know a bit of what it's like to be me. They were also both incredibly good reminders of the fact that I have not been taking good care of myself, I have not been doing even the bare minimum of staying healthy, and I really need to pick that up more again.

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Post by obscureDnPreference » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:57 pm

citizen_erased wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am
obscureDnPreference wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm
I cried out of recognition on several occasions. Much of what hurt me were the interactions between Aza and the other characters. I frequently feel like a burden to my friends and family, which is something Aza deals with. Looking forward to chatting more once you finish. The end is just.... something.
(spoilers for the book & mental health discussions under the spoiler tag:)

I finished reading the book last night (at like 3am, because hey who needs a proper sleeping pattern anyway, amiright), and now I'm wondering what part of the end you meant?

Having read it, I'm glad I've got enough of a hold on my ocd to never have drunk hand sanitizer. Which is, ironically, partially thanks to ocd as well, because I'm terrified of accidentally ingesting sanitizer and killing off myself through that. I did have a very weird moment though, where in the first chapter while Aza is talking about being worried about getting poisoned, I was eating a sandwich, found a weird spot on the sandwich (probably just sauce) and went straight down into the same spiral. So that was great :lol:

I do get the part about feeling like a burden. My dad, earlier this week, said "it's hard for us too, you know" and I know it is, I know it's not easy for my family, but my instant response was "well try being stuck in this head literally all the time" Seeing almost the exact same conversation in the book was very harrowing.

I'm going to reread the book when I'm in a better headspace and can actually take in more of the emotions, but for now I'm recommending this book and dan's video about depression to people who want to know a bit of what it's like to be me. They were also both incredibly good reminders of the fact that I have not been taking good care of myself, I have not been doing even the bare minimum of staying healthy, and I really need to pick that up more again.
Hey I saw Hank and John on Sunday as a part of the Turtles book tour. IT WAS SO GOOD. But to the ending point (that I never answered like 2 weeks ago), what got me about the end was that there was one. I've always found the endings to his books unsatisfying. But this one finished up the story and gave the reader an idea of Aza's future. (spoilers under the cut)
Like she'll get better but she won't ever be well, she'll fall in love, get married, have kids, but get too sick to take care of them. That sort of thing.
It is a very hopeful and yet heartbreaking ending. For people with mental health issues, it's proof you can life a full and meaningful life. And that got me sobbing.
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Re: vlogbrothers

Post by citizen_erased » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:59 pm

obscureDnPreference wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:57 pm
citizen_erased wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am
obscureDnPreference wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm
I cried out of recognition on several occasions. Much of what hurt me were the interactions between Aza and the other characters. I frequently feel like a burden to my friends and family, which is something Aza deals with. Looking forward to chatting more once you finish. The end is just.... something.
(spoilers for the book & mental health discussions under the spoiler tag:)

I finished reading the book last night (at like 3am, because hey who needs a proper sleeping pattern anyway, amiright), and now I'm wondering what part of the end you meant?

Having read it, I'm glad I've got enough of a hold on my ocd to never have drunk hand sanitizer. Which is, ironically, partially thanks to ocd as well, because I'm terrified of accidentally ingesting sanitizer and killing off myself through that. I did have a very weird moment though, where in the first chapter while Aza is talking about being worried about getting poisoned, I was eating a sandwich, found a weird spot on the sandwich (probably just sauce) and went straight down into the same spiral. So that was great :lol:

I do get the part about feeling like a burden. My dad, earlier this week, said "it's hard for us too, you know" and I know it is, I know it's not easy for my family, but my instant response was "well try being stuck in this head literally all the time" Seeing almost the exact same conversation in the book was very harrowing.

I'm going to reread the book when I'm in a better headspace and can actually take in more of the emotions, but for now I'm recommending this book and dan's video about depression to people who want to know a bit of what it's like to be me. They were also both incredibly good reminders of the fact that I have not been taking good care of myself, I have not been doing even the bare minimum of staying healthy, and I really need to pick that up more again.
Hey I saw Hank and John on Sunday as a part of the Turtles book tour. IT WAS SO GOOD. But to the ending point (that I never answered like 2 weeks ago), what got me about the end was that there was one. I've always found the endings to his books unsatisfying. But this one finished up the story and gave the reader an idea of Aza's future. (spoilers under the cut)
Like she'll get better but she won't ever be well, she'll fall in love, get married, have kids, but get too sick to take care of them. That sort of thing.
It is a very hopeful and yet heartbreaking ending. For people with mental health issues, it's proof you can life a full and meaningful life. And that got me sobbing.
Oh my god I'm so jealous! Glad you had a great night though!

I can't say much about the endings of his other books since I only read tfios, but idk, I'm a bit on the fence about this ending.
like yes, I know it's about proof that a full and meaningful life is possible even with mental illness, but sometimes it's also really hard for me to accept that this mental illness will be with me for the rest of my life, you know? And the idea that I could relapse and things can get unmanageable again at times is absolutely terrifying. The book reminding me of that is a bit bitter. Though I did also appreciate its honesty, because the truth is it doesn't end, at least not for me and not for Aza and not for John either, you just learn to live with it and deal with it. But also just bleegh.

This is the least eloquent I've ever been about anything :lol: :lol:

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Re: vlogbrothers

Post by obscureDnPreference » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:11 pm

citizen_erased wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:59 pm
obscureDnPreference wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:57 pm
citizen_erased wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:31 am
obscureDnPreference wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm
I cried out of recognition on several occasions. Much of what hurt me were the interactions between Aza and the other characters. I frequently feel like a burden to my friends and family, which is something Aza deals with. Looking forward to chatting more once you finish. The end is just.... something.
(spoilers for the book & mental health discussions under the spoiler tag:)

I finished reading the book last night (at like 3am, because hey who needs a proper sleeping pattern anyway, amiright), and now I'm wondering what part of the end you meant?

Having read it, I'm glad I've got enough of a hold on my ocd to never have drunk hand sanitizer. Which is, ironically, partially thanks to ocd as well, because I'm terrified of accidentally ingesting sanitizer and killing off myself through that. I did have a very weird moment though, where in the first chapter while Aza is talking about being worried about getting poisoned, I was eating a sandwich, found a weird spot on the sandwich (probably just sauce) and went straight down into the same spiral. So that was great :lol:

I do get the part about feeling like a burden. My dad, earlier this week, said "it's hard for us too, you know" and I know it is, I know it's not easy for my family, but my instant response was "well try being stuck in this head literally all the time" Seeing almost the exact same conversation in the book was very harrowing.

I'm going to reread the book when I'm in a better headspace and can actually take in more of the emotions, but for now I'm recommending this book and dan's video about depression to people who want to know a bit of what it's like to be me. They were also both incredibly good reminders of the fact that I have not been taking good care of myself, I have not been doing even the bare minimum of staying healthy, and I really need to pick that up more again.
Hey I saw Hank and John on Sunday as a part of the Turtles book tour. IT WAS SO GOOD. But to the ending point (that I never answered like 2 weeks ago), what got me about the end was that there was one. I've always found the endings to his books unsatisfying. But this one finished up the story and gave the reader an idea of Aza's future. (spoilers under the cut)
Like she'll get better but she won't ever be well, she'll fall in love, get married, have kids, but get too sick to take care of them. That sort of thing.
It is a very hopeful and yet heartbreaking ending. For people with mental health issues, it's proof you can life a full and meaningful life. And that got me sobbing.
Oh my god I'm so jealous! Glad you had a great night though!

I can't say much about the endings of his other books since I only read tfios, but idk, I'm a bit on the fence about this ending.
like yes, I know it's about proof that a full and meaningful life is possible even with mental illness, but sometimes it's also really hard for me to accept that this mental illness will be with me for the rest of my life, you know? And the idea that I could relapse and things can get unmanageable again at times is absolutely terrifying. The book reminding me of that is a bit bitter. Though I did also appreciate its honesty, because the truth is it doesn't end, at least not for me and not for Aza and not for John either, you just learn to live with it and deal with it. But also just bleegh.

This is the least eloquent I've ever been about anything :lol: :lol:
No I totally get what you mean! That's honestly what I liked about the ending. It's REAL. Yes, I know that it's a harsh reminder of the reality of mental illness and it reminds me that I may hit a super low point again. At the same time, it reminds me I can succeed in my career in spite of this thing. And Dan reminded us of that in his video too. (Which came out the day after I read this book and it wrecked me)
"This is not children's television. I'm 26, I'm depressed, and I need edgy jokes to cope with my anxiety."
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