My 25 is Geek Pride Day. I'm sure I'll be posting about it again when the day gets here.
Until then I have a gripe. A geek gripe. Not a legitimate complaint, mind you.
I consider myself to be the last generation of geeks who grew up when being a geek wasn't cool.
We had video games, but like, Frogger. We had tabletop RPGs, well, we had 2nd edition D&D and World of Darkness for the Goth kids. We had Magic: The Gathering and couldn't imagine a better life.
Kids today, am I right? They have this Wonderland of geek culture to roll around in and it's pretty much all socially acceptable now. We're... we're still working on getting LARPing recognized, but hell, there's even been a movie or two about that. Not flattering ones, but still.
I can't express this enough: I am so happy that things are better now than they used to be. I just can't help but be jealous.
|I mean where was this shit when I was in high school?|
Of course, looking back on it, I actually did know a few super-hot nerd girls back then. So I guess being shy and awkward might have been the real culprit. Why can't you people let me blame my failures on things that aren't me?
Are you a geek? Are you picking up what I am putting down? Let me know and join me tomorrow for "H is for Hot for Con."