Jan 21, 2013
Almost too true to be funny…
(via Tastefully Offensive)
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Category: Funny, Social Issues, TV & Movies
“Usually I’m really good at ranting.”
Funny, but- I worry this is going to feed into the actual HATE that is happening nowadays towards women who enjoy comic books, SF, etc. You know something? If an attractive, not-always-socially-awkward person likes what I like, has enthusiasm towards it, and wants to be called a nerd- how does that hurt me?
I think that this is less of a commentary on the (surprisingly small but overly vocal) anti-feminism in nerd/gaming culture, and more of a poke at the recent surge in geek-chic culture, of the guys and girls both who buy a doctor who shirt and big fake glasses to appear nerdy. A poke from the people who got beat up in high school for bringing magic cards to school or talking about final fantasy at the lunch table. I know several lady-nerds, and i’ve never doubted their nerd credentials, but I’ve met a lot more faux-nerds (guys and girls) in the last 2 years who don’t know a thing about the culture they claim to be a part of.
This is how I interpreted it, too.
exactly this. remember when other lunch tables would throw stuff at yours because you were talking about anime, or other kids would walk over and scatter you and your friend’s cards in the middle of a game? yeah, it happened to me too.
Every time someone speaks out against faux nerds like this, someone always tries to paint it as an anti feminist rant.
“Almost too true to be funny…”
It’s supposed to be funny? I didn’t laugh. I know plenty of people just like that guy. Hell, I have a bunch of the same traits.
Yes, it was supposed to be funny. Portlandia is a comedy. Also, “The More You Nerd” is pretty clearly a joke.
But no, I don’t think it was intended to make fun of the guy featured in the video.
I’m a nerd and I own it. I’m proud to be a “real nerd” – i’ve got plenty of nerd cred under my belt – I still watch all forms of star trek, love me some doctor who – love ripping apart computers and optimizing them for fun and profit, if I hear D&D, I reach into my pocket, pull out a pouch of holding, pour my stainless steel precision gaming polyhedrals into my hand and prepare to battle the darkness! I go to lan parties, I constantly compare the merits of operating systems that normal people have never heard of, I listen to beefy, mc frontalot, paul and storm, and mc lars.
I like these these things about me. and it doesn’t make me anti-social – I’ve made quite a few real life friends that i actually hang out with regularly because of it. I’ve been to gaming and scifi conventions with tens of THOUSANDS of other people. I even have a great relationship with a woman who finds me sexy, interesting, and worth while.
being a nerd isn’t something to be ashamed of – I am a nerd, and i’m happy with that. so if you’re a nerd like me, stand up, find some kindred spirits, and have some nerd pride! you’re not alone.
tl;dr: fuck you: I’m awesome, and so are you!
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