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where are my nerds?!?!?

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  • jen_bd6jen_bd6 Member Posts: 534 Member Posts: 534
    gamer/movie nerd here... Feel free to add me :P
  • sundancer1966sundancer1966 Member Posts: 493 Member Member Posts: 493 Member
    I wave a geek flag high!! Add me if you like...
  • trojanbbtrojanbb Member Posts: 1,340 Member Member Posts: 1,340 Member
    NERD PARTY!!!

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    :laugh: I think it's time to start a nerd war. Firefly is better than Star ****. There, I said it. Furthermore, I have always preferred the original Battlestar Galactica to the modern one and Star ****.

    YES!!

    Firefly is the best
  • LindseySprakeLindseySprake Member Posts: 335 Member Member Posts: 335 Member
    *Proudly Raises Hand*
    :-)
  • V3ggieL0vinGingerV3ggieL0vinGinger Member Posts: 235 Member Posts: 235
    Fellow nerd here!
  • katheernkatheern Member Posts: 213 Member Member Posts: 213 Member
    Yay nerds! I'm a huge gamer (not facebook games) of FPS, RPGS, etc. I have a computer science degree and work for a well known tech company.
  • Dayna5KDayna5K Member Posts: 136 Member Member Posts: 136 Member
    Quirky, wanna-be nonconformist, loner, high school reject, college/grad school-champion, first-class nerd and PROUD :-)
  • FuneralDinerFuneralDiner Member Posts: 438 Member Member Posts: 438 Member
    This pertains to some of you. And don't act like you don't know who you are.....

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  • HeatherLaShae4HeatherLaShae4 Member Posts: 59 Member Member Posts: 59 Member
    harry potter diehard fan here... im constantly thinking of my life as if i were in harry potter... spells i could use for this or that...or against my haters... lol...... and i can tell u anything u need to know about it. :) AND im even brave enough to say VOLDEMORT aloud!!!
    i also used to be a tibia nerd... loooooooove tibia, but dont have the time to play it no more, so i guess im an EX-tibia nerd haha
  • IAmFranciscoBIAmFranciscoB Member Posts: 125 Member Posts: 125
    I nerd out anything with technology. sports, equipment, whatever. and video games too.
  • Mama_MilaMama_Mila Member Posts: 515 Member Member Posts: 515 Member
    Hey I'm more of a geek than a nerd, I <3 zombies, video games, sci-fi, techy gadget stuff and of course my super mario shoes:

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    ^^^THESE!!! ahhhhh :laugh:
  • trojanbbtrojanbb Member Posts: 1,340 Member Member Posts: 1,340 Member
    I hate it when people call themselves nerd because they enjoy pop culture.

    I know, right? You are not a nerd just because you enjoy some of the most popular movie and book franchises ever. There is nothing "nerdy" about Star Wars, Disney, LoTR, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games etc. These things are massively popular. Even my mom has read the Hunger Games. Harry Potter has his own theme park down in Florida. Right next to the Disney one that has the Star Wars ride in it. If something is popular enough to warrant a theme park, it's not nerdy.

    There's nothing wrong with liking these things if you do. Just don't think that liking them makes you unusual or nerdy.

    When you have Tolkien's The Silmarillion and the Appendices to LOTR nearly memorized, I think that transcends the line between "enjoying pop culture" and nerdom.
  • cliorathaclioratha Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    Nerd and geek here by popular definition. Software engineer by trade, bookish bespectacled social outcast growing up, still a bookish bespectacled introvert in my early 40s. Not as much of an outcast now that I live and work in an area with a lot of fellow engineers and introverts. 20+ year tabletop gamer (mostly AD&D), prefer fantasy and sci-fi as reading genre. About due for another reread of LotR/Hobbit/Silmarillion.

    My sister joked about getting husband and I matching pocket protectors when we got married 22 years ago :embarassed: She was a teenager then and a bit of an a$$hat, but she's mostly outgrown that.

    Edit: Thinking about the definition of geekdom as having specialized knowledge in a particular esoteric field (ie band geek, etc) - consider that the folks who memorize all sorts of sports statistics like Hank Aaron's batting average are really sports geeks :wink: I suppose if there's a particular field I tend to truly qualify as 'geek' in, it's probably needlework. Not your average geek specialty, but there you have it.
  • ErinBeth7ErinBeth7 Member Posts: 1,637 Member Posts: 1,637
    LoTR here!!! And all the X-Men (except for the new *kitten*).
  • AllonsYtotheTardisAllonsYtotheTardis Member Posts: 17,210 Member Member Posts: 17,210 Member
    Hard core geek here. I may or may not have dressed up as a klingon.

    When people ask me how I'm losing weight I say "Adipose".
  • oOMusicBabiioOMusicBabii Member Posts: 504 Member Posts: 504
    Star Trek, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings here!

    And anime.

    And games.

    And, yep nerd/geek here. Used to hate it, finally just accept it.
  • secretlobstersecretlobster Member Posts: 3,590 Member Member Posts: 3,590 Member
    I work as a systems administrator. Learned to program from my mum who was a software engineer for Grumman. I am also a classical singer (Baroque music mostly) as a side job on weekends. I committed the BWV catalogue to memory when I was fourteen. I was picked on in high school for being a smart theater kid. I love reading science fiction: Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Dan Simmons, et al. "Geeky" pop culture is fine, but since when is Harry Potter "nerdy"? Does that mean all twelve year olds are nerds?
  • auroranflashauroranflash Member Posts: 3,611 Member Member Posts: 3,611 Member
    Stargate or bust.
  • oOMusicBabiioOMusicBabii Member Posts: 504 Member Posts: 504
    but since when is Harry Potter "nerdy"?

    Ever gone to a book or movie midnight release (and in costume)? Or a convention of any kind as a HP character? Or play muggle quidditch. That's when it became nerdy. Nothing wrong with it, actually really awesome!
  • RothwilderRothwilder Member Posts: 34 Member Posts: 34
    but since when is Harry Potter "nerdy"?

    Ever gone to a book or movie midnight release (and in costume)? Or a convention of any kind as a HP character? Or play muggle quidditch. That's when it became nerdy. Nothing wrong with it, actually really awesome!

    Last two books midnight release.

    More of a geek than a nerd, but both are fine :)
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