As a young man, I resisted any sort of categorization, especially those that made me feel outside the mainstream or in any way weird.  Now that I’m an old man, I embrace the fact that I can be strange, and will happily let people know that I’m a big ol’ comic nerd.  Of course, to say that there’s no stigma is a loaded term and entirely situational, which means that a movie called ‘Revenge Of The You’ might not be out of the question, leading to today’s geeky query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would also accept geek, dork, dingus or dweeb, but never spazz, asking: Do you self-identify of a nerd of any kind?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

4 Comments

  1. Yeah, I kinda do. I wouldn’t otherwise have closets full of comics and shelves full of toys & video games. But I was also always the kinda “in-between guy” younger. I played and was decent in sports, was in a metal band at one point but still was a geek at heart. I played in both fields.

  2. Gaming nerd here! My main 3 games right now are WOT, WOW and D&D, though I’ve tried many others. And, to top my nerdism, when I am playing, I turn off the games sounds and instead turn on the classical music channel for my noise. I find it far more stimulating and enjoyable. Guess I should add I was a band geek too, I play the flute and violin, probably what led to my penchant for classical pieces.

  3. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Not any longer. I like pop culture, but nerdism has devolved into strident enclaves that I don’t like. Or them much. Would rather hang out with with Takashi and Wormser than Kevin Smith or Patton Oswalt any day of the week. Those fictional nerds had focus and weren’t overly obsessed with one-upmanship and collecting plastic. So no.

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