But are we truly embracing our geekiness? Would we be talking about all of that sci-fi and fantasy media if they weren’t cultural phenomena? If we like all of that stuff, doesn’t it stand to reason that we might have a few more geeky interests we aren’t telling anyone about?
It is time we all start embracing our geekiness. We shouldn’t be shy about it. Heck, I will just get it out in the open that I am a huge geek. This is an undisputed fact because:
-I know more about the cast of “The Simpsons” than most people know about their own families.
-I play a lot of video games. A LOT of them. And not “cool” games like “Call of Duty.” I mean like JRPGs, games based on the D&D universe, etc. Everything from the more mainstream stuff like the Final Fantasy series to crazy obscure stuff I have acquired over the years
-Speaking of “Final Fantasy,” I have played every single game in the series. All of them. The mainline series, the spinoffs, the stupid mobile games, everything.
-I once attended an anime convention (although I didn’t quite embrace my geekiness enough to dress up like anything)
-I play “Magic: The Gathering” and have done so since I was a kid.
-I watch “Jeopardy” every night and get kind of upset when I miss it.
So yea, that’s pretty geeky.
Embracing your geekiness doesn’t mean you have to be all geek all the time. I am a huge geek, but it doesn’t stop me from watching football every Sunday. I have my share of “non-geek” credentials. I have worked on farms. I love watching sports, especially contact sports. I was on the wrestling team in high school and have trained in various martial arts disciplines. But I wouldn’t give up my geekdom for anything.
How do you embrace your geekiness? What are some of the geekiest things you do? Let us know!
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