Geekiness: something to hide or something to flaunt? : LUSENET : Till Human Voices Wake Us... : One Thread

Geekiness. Define it how you will. My definition includes an addiction to RPGs and the internet, being a bookworm, being occasionally shy, and just generally not being 'typically' cool.

I know there are some geeks out there. Are you proud of it? Should we organize a Geek Pride Week? Maybe even a Coming Out Day!

Or maybe you don't think you're a geek. Should the rest of us all be shipped off somewhere, or do you secretly wish you had our esoteric knowledge and amazing typing skills?

-- Lisa (, December 09, 1999


I am not a geek. I am a nerd. The diffrence, you see, is that I do all the things that makes someone a geek, but I do them well. I also love computers, get good grades, and read everything. Therefore I am not a geek, I am a nerd.

And all you geeks should aspire to be me. Nerds are the gods of geeks.

-- Brand Robins (, December 09, 1999.

I wanna be Brand when I grow up. ;)

-- Lisa (, December 09, 1999.

I am neither geek, nor nerd. I am Knurd. Pity me. And worship at the same time. And if you are a geek or a nerd, you'll get the above. As for conventions...aren't we, technically, supposed to be unconventional?

-- Phil, of the Too Many Trolls. (, December 09, 1999.

A Knurd? Aren't they the ones the Iraqis were systematically eradicating a little while back? ;)

And you thought high school was bad...

-- Lisa (, December 09, 1999.

What a tragic commentary on our society that a few erudite and eloquent geeknerdknurds could cow the rest of us into submission even THREE YEARS LATER.

Er, our sub-society, I mean.

Er, cow the rest of us into silence.

I will *not* submit! I will NOT SUBMIT! (with apologies to what's-his-name, the screenwriter of THE ADDICTION)

-- Dolores-Haze

-- Heather Moore (, August 28, 2002.

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