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#327124 - 03/08/07 01:13 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: olga]
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REAL geeks, play with miniatures every Thursday night until 3am at some obscure gaming store in which one of them still works full time, even though he is 35. REAL geeks own those 12-sided dice and play real-life D&D and argue about who gets to be the wizard.



Yup. I'm in there. I go to Siam Discovery every Saturday and enjoy a game of Warhammer, which involves hundreds of miniatures and 12 sided dices. Concerning D&D, I always play the fighter.

Quote:

REAL geeks live in very messy rooms and have digital girlfriends...



Ok, my room is neat and tidy, and I have a real girl-friend. Well... still dating sort of. So I fail there.

And I collect shiny and metallic accessories anything from necklaces, rings, ear-rings, ear-studs. As long it's shiny and metal.

-Taison out
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#327125 - 03/08/07 01:35 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Besides, there's a fundamental difference between geeks and nerds, the latter being what Olga described.

Just as there is a difference between a dork and a dweeb, a goober and a spaz.




Oh, wow, this is more more complex than I thought...

But I sitll stand in saying that movies and TV shows listed earlier, as well as chess, are not indicators of "geekism." Enjoying those things is quite common.

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#327126 - 03/08/07 01:36 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: olga]
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Well...times change. They USED to be a factor. Now...well...it's almost fashionable to be geek! Bunch of wannabees.

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#327127 - 03/08/07 01:37 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: harlan]
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Now...well...it's almost fashionable to be geek!



Geek chic?

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#327128 - 03/08/07 01:42 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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As applied to the martial arts, a real geek:

-thinks about applying 'kill moves' to the old lady in front of him while waiting in the grocery line

-learns a foreign language just in case he ever meets a sensei that doesn't speak English

-wakes up in the middle of the night and just HAS to work on a technique he/she dreamt of (in boxer shorts, in the driveway, in the winter...of course)

-goes to the bookstore and can't understand why the selection of MA books is so crappy

The list goes on...

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#327129 - 03/08/07 01:45 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: harlan]
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You've been following me around.

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#327130 - 03/08/07 02:45 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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I think you can like all of that stuff and still not be a geek. I loved playing sports and still enjoy watching them, especially NFL Football. My basement has all of the hockey team banners and my down stairs bathroom is a Mighty Ducks bathroom decked out totally. I worked out all of the time, train MA and love watching MMA.

However I like shows like the Star Trek series, Battlestar Galactica (more the newer now), Star Wars, etc. I grew up enjoying reading fantasy books from the Forgotten Realms, Dragon Lance, Tolkien, etc. I have always been a big video gamer both in arcades and at home. There are many movies I've watched over and over that I can repeat back almost word for word such as Days of Thunder or Top Gun.

Nope, not a geek at all, I'm too cool for that.
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#327131 - 03/08/07 03:05 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: Dereck]
Xibalba Offline
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Ditto much of what you all have said, however I have video proof of my nerdiness:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=pukanger

I am training my son well, ensuring that he will be living in my basement well until his 30s without ever having actually kissed a real girl.

Peace,
Mike

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#327132 - 03/08/07 07:04 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: Taison]
Ayub Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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Loc: London, UK
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And I collect shiny and metallic accessories anything from necklaces, rings, ear-rings, ear-studs. As long it's shiny and metal.





Geeky? Thats just bizarre!
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#327133 - 03/08/07 11:58 PM Re: I'm bringing geeky back. [Re: Ayub]
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I dont know why, I'm just partial to shiny stuff. I like good craftmanship. Stuff like buckles with Native American designs, tribal necklaces from New Zealand, rings with calligraphy or skulls.

I think it's the blacksmith within me. My great great grandpa was a blacksmith btw. I've always been fond of good craftmanship especially when it comes to metal.

Don't let ne talk about knives, swords, axes and that stuff. Then I'll be talking your ear off about tempering, sharpening, testing and bending.

And shiny stuff! Minerals and ores that are shiny. Topaz, Ruby, Emerald, etc etc. I love them. Shiny shiny.

-Taison out
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