Well I’ve written and rewritten this post more than 5 times by now.
Mostly because I’ve debated a lot about whether or not post this to begin with. We’ve never really been terribly concrete with our schedule for the sake of the story, and breaking that habit is a bit odd for me. But I feel like this one time it’s okay.
First off, and most importantly, I’d like to say something that is probably really obvious but that cannot be stressed enough:
We never expected the show to take off the way it did, we couldn’t have even imagined that 100 people would subscribe to our channel to watch the show, let alone over 1500.
"AMAZING" is a completely inadequate word to describe this experience.
So before I say anything else about wrapping up, I want to say from myself and from everyone else who worked on AoJE in any capacity, THANK YOU.
Now under the cut I’m going to talk quickly about the end - but hopefully I can inject some sunshine into your day with a picture of Alysson trying to a eat my sparkler at our wrap party.
Under the cut is the end date, if you’re interested in knowing.
Don't you think that having two teenagers kiss in a place as sacred as the Ann Frank house more than just a little bit offensive?
I’ve been getting this question a lot. I can’t speak for the movie, obviously, as I didn’t make it, but as for the book:
The Fault in Our Stars was the first non-documentary feature film to be granted access to the Anne Frank House precisely because the House’s board of directors and curators liked that scene in the novel a great deal. (A spokesperson recently said, “In the book it is a moving and sensitively handled scene.”)
Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, had this to say: ”The kissing scene in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ in the annex of the Anne Frank House is not offensive or against who Anne Frank was. What Anne communicated in her diary was hope. She celebrated life and she celebrated hope.”
Obviously, the Anne Frank House and the ADL do not have a monopoly on Anne’s life or her legacy, but their opinions are important to me.
Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul…
Disneyworld needs to make a rollercoaster based off of the ride Yzma and Kronk take to the lair. When the ride starts, Yzma’s voice yells “pull the lever, Kronk!” and the ride starts to move backwards so she yells “wrong lever!” and it shoots you forward.