I am a geek.
Now throughout my life I have been many forms of geek/nerd/dork. Band, choir, drama, speech and debate, math and science, the list goes on and on. But even with all that I was always able to tell myself that I wasn’t a “real geek”. You know the kind. The ones that speak Klingon and carry around light sabers.
I wasn’t one of them. Star Wars never held a huge allure. Star Trek (outside of Jean Luc Picard being the sexiest bald man ever) was just something that was always on as I flipped through channels trying to find something to watch. I scoffed at anything science fiction related.
But as the years pass I’ve noticed an odd trend. No I haven’t found myself amidst the costumes of a convention nor do I frequent comic book stores with any frequency but I have inadvertently given scifi another chance.
I was just thinking about shows that I enjoy watching and there was an alarming amount of aliens and”unexplained phenomenon” on that list. Torchwood, Fringe, many ghost shows like GhostHunters, the list goes on and on. I’ve always enjoyed comic books but lately I’ve discovered that I really enjoy them. Especially Batman. I love me some Batman.
It became really obvious how much of a geek I’ve become when at least 75% of the people I follow on Twitter were tweeting from the ComicCon back in July. And I was really jealous of all of them. I wanted to be there. Never did I think I would say that. But I did.
I guess I have to take this moment to apologize to all scifi freaks that I’ve chuckled at in the past. Because I fear that it is only a matter of time before I’m standing next to you dressed up as god only knows what. And chances are good that I’ll have a lightsaber- it just seems right.