One of the nice things about the geeky community is that it is just that, a community. And within a community it is easy to assume that people are more likely to have interests and experiences in common. However, not every geek is the same and different people’s geekiness can take on very different dimensions. And sometimes we let people make assumptions about us that are flat out false, just to save our own embarrassment.
Well, to that I say no more. I’m secure enough in my geekiness that I don’t feel the need to hide behind assumptions, and now I’m going to blow your minds with four of my biggest geeky confessions.
Bring your judgement, I can take it.
This is probably a generational thing, as guys younger than me also admit to liking the Ewoks, but to most Star Wars nerds, the appearance of the Ewoks was on par with your feelings about Jar Jar Binks. But I have no trouble admitting I was obsessed with the Ewoks as a kid. I even loved the TV movies they did in the 80’s, although that damned spider scared the living bejesus out of me.
And even then I only read it because it was assigned in a children’s lit class I took in my last year of University. It’s not that I didn’t like it, because I actually did. I guess I just never got around to it, and now I feel like a total Muggle. I guess its been so long now I feel almost embarrassed to start, but I understand their importance in current pop culture, so maybe it’s time I finally did something about this one.
Yup. That’s right. I even have a lithograph bit of fan art of Will Wheaton somewhere in my parent’s house. Oh the things that helmet hair would do to my 12 year old loins… Suck it haters. I’ve always loved the nerd boys.
This is probably my most shocking confession. Like I’ve mentioned before, we only had a handful of games growing up and I grew out of gaming sooner than my brother and sister. And I guess without that nostalgia, I just never figured out what the big deal was. Does this make me a terrible gamerwife?