Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of geeky confessions around the blogosphere and they’ve been super fun and intriguing to read! Started by Mariko, of Gamer Wife, the confessions are nice examples of how all geeks are not the same, but can support each other despite differences! Let’s be real. Geeky, nerdy, and dorky are just a few different adjectives for the same kick ass people. For a while, in my younger days, I tried really hard to determine which one I was. Was I a nerd more so than a geek because I was a bookworm? Was I not geeky enough because of the types of books I read or didn’t read? Was I not a dork because I wasn’t doing what everyone else was doing?
As I grow older and learn more about myself, I get more comfortable expressing my personality. I also get more nerdy and more geeky (or more insane as some of my friends would say). At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what term I call myself because the rules are practically non-existent. Thus, I say hellz yeah to announcing my Geeky Confessions!
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I don’t do Cosplay.
I always feel like I’m missing out by not dressing up or really taking up the spirit of Cosplay. And while I enjoy everyone’s amazing collections, the thought of doing it myself makes me cringe, weep, and hide (preferably behind someone dressed as Batman). I will support your Cosplay and your right to wear as much, or as little, as you want. But, I’m going to be over here all like “t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers please.”
I didn’t start reading comics until my late 20s.
When it comes to comics, I’m the definition of a late bloomer. It’s like you pick up a dictionary and my adorable face is plastered all in the meaning like What? I’m still cool. I didn’t know comics existed when I was a kid. Now, I love the characters, story arcs, and multi-universes that I’m currently discovering. But please, understand that I don’t know who Wolverine fought that one time, or that he apparently has a daughter? I’m still not sure WHY characters that live in the same universe don’t exist for each other: Looking at you Avengers! Oh, and the movies are mostly all I know right now about comics book storylines, AND I’M FINE WITH THAT. I’m totally a-okay with my newb status.
I don’t like Star Wars.
Fans get upset over warrior teddy bears, racially stereotypical aliens, and who shot first in a back alley bar. Dude. What? No. This seems like a lot of white noise for what to me is a very boring story. Maybe I wasn’t born at the right time to appreciate it, or maybe the theme just goes over my head (it doesn’t go over my head) but I don’t get the hoopla at all.
I’ve only read Harry Potter once and feel no need to read it again. Ever.
I get why the Harry Potter series was so big. Truly, I do. An incredible world was built, and I loved it while I read all the books. That said, the series went on way too long for me. Hermione Granger could’ve solved all the problems in like, the 3rd or 4th book.
I don’t read hardcore sci-fi books
You can give me a fantasy adventure story and I. Am. Down! I love fantasy stories to no end. But, if you start talking all scientifically futuristic, throwing space travel equations around, or naming planets with some inside science jokes, I literally hit snooze…repeatedly. I like seeing hardcore science fiction on the screen. I like hearing the characters trying to seduce me into learning about all the futuristic details. Not in printed words. I just cannot imagine myself in the story as I’m reading it.
I’ve seen a lot of different geek confessions around and I don’t think mine are too crazy… but who knows! At the end of the day, it’s just nice to have a label in this world that feels homey and justified.