I believe that its ok to be a geek. Sure we get harped on for being lame
and pointless,but everyone has a hobby,and mine just happen to be
considered geeky. Computers,videogames,anime,especially anime
it seems in this country, and Sci Fi. Mainly Doctor Who in sci fi,but
the Doctor has a long history dating back to the 60’s. Im proud to say
that I know all of it,even if some people give me the “wow that guy has
no life” look. I dont mind,because I love what I do. And I may not have a life.
I dont get paid to be a geek,though that would be the best job in the
world, I indulge in geekdom because I like it. To the average
person,the word dalek means nothing except maybe jibberish. To
me it means the conquerors of the Time Lords and the most feared
race in all the galaxy.feel free to laugh. Its in large part thanks to my friend Paul that
Im a geek these days. I would never have seen Doctor Who,or any
of most anime from Japan if it hadnt been for him. I didnt know about
downloads in highschool,but now every Wedsnday,Thursday,and
Friday,Im watching anime straight from Japan subtitled by fans for
fans. When I here people talk about Bleach,Samurai Champloo,
and Beck,I laugh a little inside because I think “what if they had
seen the original uncut episodes from Japan? Theyd probably
enjoy the show a whole lot more.” Yes,Ive been a member of
forums,and still am. We talk about whats going on in Heroes,
whats going on in the animes we’re watching,Doctor who, video
games,and new tech products. Where as the average person would
look at these things and think “yeah thats pointless” we see it as
engaging and worthwhile. Why care about how Optimus Prime looked
in the live action movie? Because all of us remember him as this kick
ass semi truck rolling over decepticons and then transforming into the
hero of the universe. Sure there have been other heroes,but Optimus
Prime is the number one hero. Though hes best kept in memory in his
1980’s status,later incarnations have been horrible and an insult to the
greatness that is Optimus. Im not a geek in the traditional dungeons
and dragons sense,though I did play when I was younger,but rather
and all around jack of all trades geek. Im not a master geek,and Im
kinda glad Im not. If I was,I dont think I would ever leave my house.
I just dont have it in me to play world of warcraft,at least not anymore.
The Jocks may get all the credit,but without geeks,they wouldnt have
fifty inch plasma tv’s or the internet. Embrace us,for we make life
bearable behind the shadows.
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