Are we living in the Golden Age of Geekdom?
Girls who uttered the words “Star Wars is dumb” or “I hated Lord of the Rings” were usually met with this reaction: Even when our childhood transitioned into our teenage years and hormones kicked in, a large majority of people did not abandon their geekiness. In fact, it got worse due to a little game called World of Warcraft. I kid you not, most of my High school played. We would spend our school days talking amongest each other about ways to improve our Damage Per Second, Heals and ability to tank that way when we left school for home, we could hop on and be that much more efficient.
|This bastard was the bane of our existence for the first half of my highschool career.|
Moving onto my college years I found that a number of my peers had dropped off their love for all things geek in an attempt to appear more attractive in the eyes of the opposite sex. Which I found very silly because I never hide my love for things. (Granted I also went tot he prom alone so I can understand 😛 ) However if there is one thing I have learned in my 23 years of life is this: Everyone, everywhere is a geek. It may be a tiny hidden guilty pleasure or the highlight of their life but everyone is a geek in one way or another. And the way I made friends was by finding out what they loved and exposing it. In just a few conversation I could get them to come out of their shell and tell me all about how much passion they had for whatever fandom. (Guys was Dragon Ball Z and girls were usually Harry Potter) For Example…
|I was actually able to go out to lunch with her for the interview! 😀|
This is Genna. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business, is the head manager of a team of Account Managers that service over 600+ small business owners across North America. If there is a problem, she jumps in the fray to see it gets fixed. Her work week consists of well over 60+ hours of hard work. The reason I know so much is because, well, she is my boss and also one of my closest friends. When I first met Genna, the word ‘Geek’ had been furthest from my mind. That was until she casually mentioned one day how she loved the Kingdom Hearts series, was a huge fan of Harry Potter and had gone to comic con quite a few times, absolutely loves board games and is still the reigning champ of Mario Kart in her family.
|Looking super cool as always.|
This is Mauro. Tall. Dark. Handsome. Charming. Modest. Pretty much the kind of guy every girl dreams about having. Best part is that he is the furthest thing from being a jerk. Mauro is a great guy! When we first met I had no idea who he was and was generally pretty jealous because I knew that if I stood next to him, all of the females in a 20 mile radius would flock to him and ignore me. Did I mention he is also a photographer? Not just a mediocre one either but a good one! I would have never imagined him to be a geek when he had so many women fighting over him. Yet he was actually very humbled to meet me. Upon our first encounter he informed me of how much he wanted to be apart of my Dungeons and Dragons group as well as play with me on various video games. He also introduced me to quite a few Animes. (As well as advice on women)
|Good ol Wendy and her famous smile!|
We can live The Geek Lyfe