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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Thu 17 Jun 2010 - 5:33

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Be what you want, I say, as long as you wont call people out on it (saying someone is a nerd, for example), and I could fall in love and be happy with you...
A-are you coming on to me?

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I think I begun to ramble again, ill try to stick to topic from now on , sorry Smile
I've no problem with it. Ramble on.

In general I agree. I find that I get along with artistic types who believe life is about expression and cultivation of the soul. I personally happen to believe this so much that I have trouble working, at least for money, and its my main hurdle in life.

Right now, I'm happily unemployed, and spend all my time doing martial arts, painting, wargaming and can pursue my hobbies with complete abandon - its great, but I run into a lot of folks who get infuriated by it.
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Thu 17 Jun 2010 - 15:58

Im glad im not considered being a boring old fart then Smile

And im not coming onto you... allthough I am certain I could if I were so inclined, Very Happy (and swung that way... and was available... )
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Thu 17 Jun 2010 - 20:37

Bwahahaha! Well met, sir. You deflected my 'awkward' and delivered your own riposte with flair.

And an old fart? Your profile says you're a year younger than me!
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Fri 18 Jun 2010 - 0:10

Old fart is a state of mind, mind you, rather than actual age Smile

Of course it can be both, which makes you a really old shart. Anyway, enogh with the off topic Razz

Im a nerd/geek and Im pretty darn proud of it!
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Wed 9 Mar 2011 - 14:32

I'm a number 4. I fully accept that fact that I'm geeky/nerdy and I support it. But I don't follow the stereo type. I don't really dress too geeky except for the one or two shirts. I don't talk about the geeky stuff or wargaming unless someone asks me. Of course, if you visit my apartment, you'll know I'm a geek/nerd. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Tue 15 Mar 2011 - 14:02

I think I was probably number 2 to begin with... but now number 3 when it comes to modelling / painting.

Think I might be in category 2 when it comes to playing Pokemon... don't hate me!! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Tue 15 Mar 2011 - 14:38

It's always strange to me when I see one type of nerd giving another type of nerd a hard time for their chosen obsession.

I still play Pokemon too. Ninetails is my favorite, and I can do the Team Rocket intro from memory.
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Tue 15 Mar 2011 - 14:59

Pokemon?! I bought me and Mrs 5Pointer Black and White last weekend Smile Looking forward to getting started (which means trading each of the starters across to Mrs 5P, for her to trade two back to me so that we each get all three starters Smile )

But in terms of geek, I'm just completely open about it, to anyone who veers anywhere near a geeky topic.
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Tue 2 Aug 2011 - 8:35

I'm kinda 3.5-ish, but I went for 3. I don't mind people finding out about my hobby, if they don't at least accept it I don't wanna be with them anyway. Everyone seems cool with it though. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Tue 2 Aug 2011 - 10:48

I used to be a geek, now I'm a professional . . . geek.

In all seriousness, I have the geekiest job, ever, so it all works out.

Incidentally, where I am from "nerd' is a little derogatory — it means fanaticism without skill. Geeks, however, exercise some skill in whatever they're fanatical about. Most of us on these boards (that paint, model, etc) are geeks, in my opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Wed 24 Aug 2011 - 7:55

I'm mostly a 3. I usaully don't tell people on the streets that i'm a geek. Just mostly my friends and a few co workers. I have learned NOT to tell potental dates about my Wathammer Hobbly, until they visit my apartment. My warhammer models are on display in a glass tower thingy from Ikea. I figured by then, they won't really care about my hobbyes.

Yeah, some of my friends and co workers tease me about warhammer but it's always in good fun. There are plently of stuff to tease them about. But there are times when I talked about table top wargames to some women and it didnt end well (ie: no date).

In the end, I'm not ashamed of my geekyness at all. My hobbies keep me happy and out of trouble. I keep on telling the girlfriends and women when they tease or complain, that "Hey, I could be spending this amount of time and money on hookers and drugs. At least you know im not getting into trouble or worse...".

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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Wed 24 Aug 2011 - 14:46

Or worse yet, Flip, Jerseys! It's geeky to paint miniatures, but wearing a jersey of an actual human being that doesn't know who are isn't odd? I never got that one.

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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Wed 24 Aug 2011 - 15:17

What gets me is when their team that they watch and follow wins a game. The fans shout "We did it! We won! Blah blah blah..."

What do you mean "WE"? The team won, not you. You just watched the game. The team played it.

Never got that one either.... Question

Wait...we should totally make some Mordhiem Jerserys!! Go Team Marienbutg!!!! Or better yet, get ones for Blood Bowl. Idea
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Thu 16 Jan 2014 - 4:20

I'm mostly a 4 now. I try not to dress nerdy when I'm in public. I don't talk about my geek stuff unless someone talks about it first. Im not ashmend of my nerdy stuff, just most people (women) don't understand it.
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PostSubject: Re: On being a nerd   Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 12:32

Well, i second what flipchuck said, totaly true!

Oh, and by the way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rE0-ek6MZA

Always wanted to share that one, great stuff!

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