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(Daily Mail)   Geek surprises wife with 10th anniversary gift of the nerdy marriage ceremony they wanted but were too poor to afford (pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 16
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2013-12-16 08:05:18 PM  
3 votes:

baconbeard: Duck_of_Doom: baconbeard: Let me guess, it was either Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, or some sort of super-hero themed. *yawn*

/dart
//you're not a "nerd" when everyone's into it

Stop liking what I know about?

Like whatever you like. Just don't go loudly proclaiming about how big a "nerd" you are because you've got all three seasons of Game of Thrones on BluRay.


Oh, god.  Nerd elitism.

Son, and I say that not caring how old you are or aren't, let me tell you something.  For all I know you, you were there the day Gyax and a couple of his friends played their first round of Chainmail, suggested to McCaffery that 'something with dragons in it would make a good next book', and spent time at a writer's retreat high in the mountains high on peyote in a poly-puddle with Heinlein and Asimov at the same time.  Regardless, I have played every system from Ironclaw to FATAL to Synabar to Underground to SLA Industries.  I've seen cons born and die.  I've coffee camped at Denny's with names before they were names, and after.  I've had more con sex in one room at one time than most people have partners in their life.  I've taken myself far too seriously dancing naked under the moon with so-called wiccan girls with and without the assistance of recreational pharmaceuticals, and debated light sabres versus the Darksword.  I've worn stupid costumes, and capes, and makeup, and things I'm even less proud of.  I've gone without sleep for days on end playing tabletop rpgs, strategic wargames, and later video games and mmos.  I've sat in flickering darkness and shouted words and thrown things at movie screens, and been amazed at these newfangled japanese cartoons people started doing showings of.  I was at the first con they handed out free packs of this new-fangled 'Magic: The Gathering' thing and laughed with the rest of the roleplayers about 'card games', then saw the whole con fall to pieces as just about everyone stopped what they had been planning to do to play.  I knew the original Inner Circle of the Camarilla and slept with large swaths of the membership.  I've known scadians, and furries, and freaks of all stripes.

These people are good people.  These people are our people, whatever their supposed nerd power level.  And you do them, yourself, and, for whatever it is worth, the image of nerds everywhere a disservice by being so petty about it.
2013-12-16 05:26:19 PM  
2 votes:
Wow. That is the definition of "trying too hard."  Not just one nerdy theme, but ALL OF THEM squashed together and then submitted to social media.

You people make me glad I stopped referring to myself as a geek. I'm happy with "weird", thanks. These days, "weird" is still somewhat unique, but "geek" has become so trendy as to be mundane.

He's no geek, though. The word we used for people like this in the 1980s was "spazz."
2013-12-16 05:08:50 PM  
2 votes:

UberDave: Uncontrolled_Jibe: UberDave: Damn.  The bride has huge tracts of land.


Let's see, what might be the probability that having passed through this place one or both of them stopped in again or that SOMEONE they know comes here and might point out the link.  He loved her enough to do this, so just let it go.  I can be less than politically correct sometimes, but damn, dude. Don't be a dick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6qHdtyBWy4


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Ya, "Huge tracts of land" is a long time geek/gamer euphemism.  I have never thought of it as derogatory.  More of a selling point.
2013-12-16 05:03:37 PM  
2 votes:

Uncontrolled_Jibe: UberDave: Damn.  The bride has huge tracts of land.


Let's see, what might be the probability that having passed through this place one or both of them stopped in again or that SOMEONE they know comes here and might point out the link.  He loved her enough to do this, so just let it go.  I can be less than politically correct sometimes, but damn, dude. Don't be a dick.


Yeah, but they named their kid Kal-El, so perhaps some mocking is in order after all.
2013-12-16 04:54:10 PM  
2 votes:

UberDave: Damn.  The bride has huge tracts of land.


Big tits don't count on fat chicks.
2013-12-16 10:43:30 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: Flappyhead: ZeroCorpse: Wow. That is the definition of "trying too hard."  Not just one nerdy theme, but ALL OF THEM squashed together and then submitted to social media.

You people make me glad I stopped referring to myself as a geek. I'm happy with "weird", thanks. These days, "weird" is still somewhat unique, but "geek" has become so trendy as to be mundane.

He's no geek, though. The word we used for people like this in the 1980s was "spazz."

Here it is folks, the day ZeroCorpse officially crossed over and became a nerd-hipster.

I am not a nerd. I'm an old postpunk who happens to like a few nerdy things, but I have never, ever referred to myself as a nerd, nor do I particularly like being called a geek, either.

The difference is that, while I like some geeky things quite a lot (comic books, science fiction, games, etc.), I do not identify myself  with any of them. I do not typically wear t-shirts displaying my favorite comic book characters or making nerd references (or, in fact, any other words or print on them; I'm not a billboard.) I do not collect anything, anymore; Not action figures, not comics, not posters, not anything.  I do not get in pissing contests about how much better my stupid cosplay is than someone else's (because I mostly loathe cosplay as the biggest attention-whore move of them all). I do not talk to normal people about my geeky media interests.

I consider nerds and geeks decent enough people, but I do not identify myself as one of them. I do not identify with any  clique or tribe anymore. I'm happy to be outside of all that. I'm happy to just be a nice, kinda weird, easy-going guy. I don't even go to conventions anymore because they're such extroverted events now. They rub me the wrong way. I liked them back when it was a bunch of guys at fold-out tables selling comics and signing stuff for fans. No cosplayers. No movie tie-ins. No toy collectors. No video game companies. Smaller, more intimate, less "LOOK AT ME I AM GEEK! HEAR ME ROAR ...


TL,DR version: "I'd normally be considered a geek/dork/nerd but due to a combination of over zealous nerds, the old stigma of the name, and a sort of watering down of what makes a geek, I don't consider myself one."

Rarely do I see such self conflict on Fark. You don't want to consider yourself a geek/nerd/whatever, but you give a shiat enough as to what makes a geek/nerd/whatever to quibble over it and whether others are worthy of it.
2013-12-16 09:14:58 PM  
1 votes:

space1999: I bet she's fat and ugly.

// checks TFA

Yep.


Nope.

Maybe fat.  Maybe she's just got really large tracts of land.  Definitely not ugly. On looks alone? At least a 5.  On the smile for her husband in a national/international publication? +2 On self-confidence alone (I can't imagine how much self-confidence it takes to be big and wear a strapless wedding gown, but I imagine her metaphorical stones are much bigger than your real? ones.) +3.  On either being a nerd/geek or simply supporting her husbands nerdgeekery?  That's at least another +3.

Yeah, it might look like I'm white knighting.  Maybe.  But your comment was sheer assholery, so meh.
2013-12-16 06:31:17 PM  
1 votes:

quizzical: TFA: Their two children - 4-year-old Kal-El (named after Superman's real name) and 2-year-old Harley Quinn (named after one of Batman's enemies)

Okay, Harley Quinn can pass as an unusual name, but not an unfortunate one.  Kal-El (and I'm assuming that the wholehyphenated thing is the first name), on the other hand can look forward to a lifetime of mockery.  Seriously, they could have gone for Clark with Kent as a middle name that he didn't have to share around, and no one would be the wiser.


Presumably, they know what happens to people from this universe who are named Clark Kent

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2013-12-16 05:47:13 PM  
1 votes:

JolobinSmokin: 2 year old son named Harley Quinn?

Boy named after girl character, that will be great in elementary school.


/csb?

almost named my daughter harley quinn, but didn't.

//underlined the cool part.


The daughter is named Harley Quinn.  The son is name Kal-El.

Given the number of really really bad first names out there, Harley and Kal are not even going to get noticed way in the future at job interview time.

Harley >> Katniss
2013-12-16 05:42:18 PM  
1 votes:
2 year old son named Harley Quinn?

Boy named after girl character, that will be great in elementary school.


/csb?

almost named my daughter harley quinn, but didn't.

//underlined the cool part.
2013-12-16 05:27:48 PM  
1 votes:

AspectRatio: The grotesque and prolonged toddlerhood that is "nerd culture" is on full display here.

Initially after I typed this comment I decided it was too mean. I was about to delete it but then I read they named their son "Kal-El".


I've determined that "geek" these days means "desirous of never-ending adolescence."

"Kal-El"... WTF, people?
2013-12-16 05:24:40 PM  
1 votes:
The grotesque and prolonged toddlerhood that is "nerd culture" is on full display here.

Initially after I typed this comment I decided it was too mean. I was about to delete it but then I read they named their son "Kal-El".
2013-12-16 05:18:35 PM  
1 votes:
Did they just have a quicky ceremony in whatever is the UK equivalent of Vegas or something? Not seeing how having comic book t-shirts that were probably in these dudes' wardrobes under the wedding party's tuxes adds much to the expense of the wedding.
/spoilsport
2013-12-16 05:11:29 PM  
1 votes:
Look at the husband. Even HE has huge tracts of land.
2013-12-16 05:06:45 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: let me guess... both are gigantic.


Everyone involved is gigantic.
2013-12-16 04:58:41 PM  
1 votes:
let me guess... both are gigantic.
 
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