Seeing as I have spent a grand total of at least 18 hours watching Dr. Who reruns in the last week or so I figured it was time to revisit and perhaps amend this post.
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.
Update: So I haven’t found myself in a large room of people dressed as a Klingon quite yet but since I’ve removed the blinders to my own geekdom I’ve noticed things that I’ve done for seemingly forever that do nothing but add to my geek quotient.
1. I find a way to incorporate video games into every day life. I kid you not the other day I was delivering papers and it was ridiculously windy (same day as the tornadoes- pray for Alabama please, they need it!). Guy walks by and says, “power of God” but all I heard was “power of the gods…. the TRIFORCE”. I mean seriously. That’s not normal. Of course then I had the Zelda theme stuck in my head all afternoon. And now so do you. Ha!
2. Somehow I find myself discussing Role-Playing-Games with the guy on the phone from USAA. Called to cancel my debit card and ended up finding out where the Daichi was located. If that’s not customer service I don’t know what is.
3. I considered purchasing HBO so I could watch Game of Thrones- that’s it, I don’t know of anything else on HBO I would watch. If you don’t know, Game of Thrones is the first book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin that came out sometime in my senior year of high school so ’96-’97. Amazing book. Really. And now HBO is doing a tv show based on it. Thankfully I saved myself from myself… for now.
And the comic book store? It’s a weekly visit. The lady is nice and I like having new things to read.
It’s only a matter of time…