as-howarth asked:

Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?

fishingboatproceeds answered:

I guess I am both happy and sad.

I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.

butchwalker:

Dressed himself for school pics today. Got laughed at by other kids for wearing the tie and vest. He’s SEVEN. I say my kid wins over the others for at least having imagination and not wanting to be a sheep/follower like others. I love you for being so different, buddy. Teach your kids to embrace the weird. The same people you laugh at when you are in school end up in your iTunes library one day (Gaga, Michael Jackson and more) 👊 *mic drop

butchwalker:

Dressed himself for school pics today. Got laughed at by other kids for wearing the tie and vest. He’s SEVEN. I say my kid wins over the others for at least having imagination and not wanting to be a sheep/follower like others. I love you for being so different, buddy. Teach your kids to embrace the weird. The same people you laugh at when you are in school end up in your iTunes library one day (Gaga, Michael Jackson and more) 👊 *mic drop

Reblogged from butchwalker