View Poll Results: Are you a nerd?

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  • Of course, & proud of it!

    10 38.46%
  • Yeah

    3 11.54%
  • Um... I guess... maybe a little...

    5 19.23%
  • Define nerd! OK, now define it using a definition that doesn't describe me!

    1 3.85%
  • Would I be here if I wasn't?

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    Krankzinnigheid ligt dich Colonel Angus's Avatar
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    Default Are you a nerd

    Well?

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    Psshhhh not at all

    Now excuse my while I marathon Suikoden while updating my video game character tournament and then go write a Final Fantasy article about a boy and his chocobo

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    Shorty is ready to smack any nerds down who dare vote no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    Shorty is ready to smack any nerds down who dare vote no.
    belonging to this forum makes everyone here a nerd and I'll not hear otherwise

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    It isn't possible to for there to be a ''no'' option.

    If this was fansite was for a certain other franchise, it'd be called Nerdsylvania.

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    Nah, I'm one of the cool kids.

    -bitch smacked by Sarah-

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    When I lost my cool kid image I guess I migrated into one.

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    ...we're on a Final Fantasy forum.



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    I have never nerded a day in my life and I resent these unfounded accusations.

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    What even is a nerd these days? For the past few years just about anything to do with nerd culture is being spewed everywhere at an alarming rate. All you have to do to sell anything is simply to say, "Hey...remember this thing from the 80s or 90s?" Granted I am happy to see some things that I am into get the recognition it deserves, but on the other hand it is getting a bit old to see everyone fall over themselves to proclaim how nerdy they are, especially when you see people claim nerd cred that would bully others in social situations for simply being into a comic book, video game, etc.

    Again, the flip side of that is having people gain more acceptance, but much like the explosion of rock a few decades ago, the movement is becoming more artificial and corporate day by day. There seems to be a focus on building a franchise or universe instead of simply making a unique stand alone project. I feel that sooner or later, the cracks in the armor will start to show.

    There is nothing wrong with being a huge fan of stuff or reflecting on stuff for decades past. But it just irritates me to see sites, YouTube channels, and everything under the sun post a few old toys, 3 frame gifs from a TV show or movie, and drop painfully obvious lingo. And people eat it up. Everyone acts like they just won a million dollars because they saw Spider-Man for the billionth time or they remembered that Ocarina of Time was released in 1998.

    I remember when I first saw the change. It was one of the advantages of having a sister about a decade younger than me. In late junior high and high school, I noticed her and all her peers were flaunting their more nerdy interests, but it wasn't confined to a lunch table or the obscure Japanimation club. People on the highest totem pole were carrying on about their Invader Zim fanfiction. Again, I am happy that interests got the recognition they deserve, but what concerned me, even back then, is how...soulless the whole thing is.

    It's like people are only into stuff out of obligation at this point. Another Marvel movie came out. Let's go see it. Better be there at the midnight release or you aren't the king/queen of the nerds. Hey, better take that Facebook quiz because people absolutely have to know what Disney character you are most like. The 12th iteration of a video game franchise came out. Better pick it up on day one and get all the preorder BS that came with it. Oh, what's that? Another Steam Sale? Better carry on about Lord Gaben and your wallet and then add more games you'll never touch to your Steam library. Oh hey, here's another episodic TV show to never shut up about. What? Another character died again and/or there was a twist at the end of an episode. Wow. This is the first time this has happened in television history. Better go online and brag about how I'm better than everyone else because I didn't go to a club and binge watched a series on Netflix. Hey, am I part of the cool nerd club yet? What's that in your pocket over there? Is that the ticket in? Should I take more pointless quizzes on Buzzfeed? Should I watch more gifs?! HELP, I NEED TO SEE 7 MORE DC TV SHOWS!!!

    I'm not really sure what the main point of this post is other than things are just wearing thin for me. It might be the mood I am in at the moment, or I just might be burned out on how other people react to things without seemingly thinking for themselves. I mean, I'm very much guilty of the things I criticized myself. I'm sure I'll get into more "nerdy" things in the future, as well. So yeah, I guess I am just burned out.

    Crap, gotta get to work. No time to proof read so if there is a mustard or two, that's why.

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    I currently spend 90% or more of my daytime in front of a computer. Mostly doing nothing except obsessing over the fictional stories and characters I love. Yep, I'd call myself a nerd.

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    I don't really think about it. I just like doing things...everything actually. Some of them would be classed as nerdy, some of them wouldn't.

    I don't have time for lables, too much adventure to be had!

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    To be honest, I'm more Geek than Nerd (based on my current interests), but sometimes I'm so Nerdy inside, hahaha! :P

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