John Green. I'll say it again, John Green. If you don't know who this fabulous man is, you're missing out for more reasons than I can count on my fingers. This is the man who thinks puppy sized elephants should not be in pre-existence but in existence. The man who along with his brother Hank have over a million subscribers on their Vlogbrothers YouTube channel. The man who calls his own wife "The Yeti". The man who has taught me more about pennies than I thought I needed to know, who prides himself on educating the youth (and not so youthful of us) who watch his videos or read his literature, who covers his face in Sharpie, who gives DFTBA meaning and Nerdfighteria a God. He is my favourite author and my favourite person on YouTube. I adore his family, his opinions, his rants, his humour and his words.
You see, John Green isn't a typical author - he is a personality. He is the only parental supervision on Tumblr. He writes so beautifully with such fluent narrative it can catapult your heart into places you didn't realise it could reach in five lines. He understands teenagers and believes them to be people who perceive life in thoughtful, meaningful and often philosophical ways. His books may be written for young adults but I could live forever as a young adult to immerse myself in his words.
I'm sounding like I worship the man. Idolise him? Yes. Worship? Not quite. There's the poof to consider.
In all seriousness, he does a lot for the community, both his and others. He is hell bent on getting 'fishing boat proceeds' to put on his tax forms. He writes astounding, award winning and fully quotable novels. His videos are hilarious. The interaction with his brother Hank is hilarious (Hank is also amazing) and I recommend everyone read at least Looking For Alaska and The Fault In Our Stars.