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#1 Calvary

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:52 AM

Ayup folks,

There's a question that has come to surface in my mind on occasion, as early as yesterday it became a topic of conversation between me and a friend, but neither of us could think of an answer, to be honest I hadn't the inclination to try and think too hard about it any way. The question is this: what constitutes being a nerd? I've long wondered, I think that perhaps there's some sort of spectrum, different sub-types, orthodox and unorthodox nerds, social factors no doubt play some sort of influence, as well as conforming to societal stereotypes or not.

So, who better to ask such a question than a body of self confessed nerds? What makes you define yourself as a nerd?

I think it's interesting, certainly I'd classify myself as having nerdy aspects, I game, I watch nerdy films, I read a lot, until only a year or two ago I was very socially awkward...but there are other things that lead me to believe I can't be a nerd, or at least, not a very good one! XD

So, perhaps we can unravel this question and come to some sort of conclusive element? Could be fun! =D

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:57 AM

Hmm I like where this is going, I feel the force is getting strong with this one. Bet everyone's gonna describe themselves xD

Anyways, I do believe there are a lot of stereotypes and lets face it most of the are true. As for me I'm truly a mix of a lot of things. First of all I consider myself an Otaku. People say its an insult, and an insult it may be, but thats what I am. Otaku means a freak. A freak of anything. Freak of food, cats, anime? Well I'm an anime/manga/comics/books Otaku. Second, I love and I mean LOVE junk. I don't know, I just love old stuff, like old computers, nokias, old and over used clothes?You name it. Yeah, I might end up looking like a vagabond if I keep this little obsession have xD Another thing I'm sure makes me a nerd is that I'm always talking about monsters, aliens and zombies. The Apocalypse to be exact. As I said in another topic, me and some friends always end up talking about it before leaving. Gets my adrenaline pumping :3

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

On here you on apocalyptic front, I'm forever searching for new articles/ game and films on the subject. Literally just finished watching Book of Eli again with my brother, right now I'm listening to

and next week I think I'll watch Legion. I love the Fallout franchise and one of my favourite books in my earlier years was the Zombie Survival Guide. I wouldn't say I welcome the doom of humanity, but I'd like to think I could hash it it if occurred. XD

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:58 AM

I try to have some semblance of a plan in place for possible apocalypse type situations

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

And suddenly I have turned this into a zombie topic :3 Sowwy Gotha <3

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

I have no idea actually. Just anyone that identifies as one I guess.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:20 AM

Good show sir. Good show indeed. *Adjusts top hat and flicks mustache*

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

And suddenly I have turned this into a zombie topic :3 Sowwy Gotha <3

Off topic is off topic go figure! =D

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak for me.


#9 twa

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:56 AM

Here here!! xD

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#10 Calvary

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Well, steering away from Twa's devilish insurgency against staying on-topic, surely there must be some sort of definition? I don't think the current dictionary definition does us justice!

1. A foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious: "one of those nerds who never asked a girl to dance".
2. An intelligent, single-minded expert in a particular technical discipline or profession.


There has to be more to it than that, we have an established community here, but yet there's no self classification? Intriguing.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well, steering away from Twa's devilish insurgency against staying on-topic, surely there must be some sort of definition? I don't think the current dictionary definition does us justice!


Was that a love confession!? Sorry I'm already engaged to Robin.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

Oh my, I'd never dream of taking you away from Rob. I'm content just as I am, with these high power binoculars.

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See I can be creepy too! (\(^-^)/)

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:22 AM

God bless us. Everyone.


Pfff... xD

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Geek - Learns a great deal of information on one subject


Nerd - Learns a great deal of information on multiple subjects

bonus points if your subject is related to technology

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:39 PM

Lmao xD Puppy has spoken!

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#16 Calvary

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

I think there should be a spectrum though! I wanna spectrum! *tantrums*

Also, thank you for adding that Wolfie, I had no idea how to reply to Twa's/ Tiny Tim's comment. XD

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

MUAHAHAHA!!! I have successfully filled Gotha's mind with fuck! >:"D

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#18 Calvary

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

Please, my mind has long been full of fuck, you're just making it pour from my ears. Please stop? ;~;

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#19 twa

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

Please stop? Aw sweeetie <3 Im sowwy~ *Totally not stopping*

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Pwetty please sugar and cherry on tawwwwp? (\(; ~ ; )/)

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