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RXP
04-02-2005, 02:18 PM
So inspired by Betty here are the things that makes me a geek less the things don't make me a geek. You do something simlar

Geekness

I like my school work now days

I like to read random stuff that serves no purpose

I like to watch documentaries

I'm skinny

I need glasses

I watch TV shows like a religon. I pretend to be Jack Bauer from 24 nd get upset when my fav show gets canned

I love computers, I have an internet social life, I post on a BBS, I meet people off the net

An example of my geekyness. I'm laying in bed with 'a lady' (as JohnnyNemesis would say) and the news mentions something about aircraft. So I go onto mention what the terms HUD, Bullseye, Sidewinder, AMRAAM etc. mean. And she's like wtf shut up.

thing's that don't make me a geek

I like to lift weights
I'm good at sport
I wear contacts

Ok the balance sheet proves I'm a geek :-(

Betty
04-02-2005, 02:57 PM
Note: this is meant to be stereotypical

Geek:

-Work really hard on school work
-Do school related things (ie. committees, tutoring, etc.)
-Like card games
-Have been addicted to video/computer games such as Final Fantasy, Starcraft
-Have Internet friends
-Post on the Offspring BBS
-Keep my Internet social life secret, for the most part
-Have all computer nerd friends
-Like to read

Non geek:

-Good partier
-Can hold my alcohol, and love to drink it
-Love sports, and am relatively athletic
-Love music and go to awesome punk/rock 'n roll concerts
-Don't look like a geek
-Can hold my own out in the wilderness
-Have fulfilling relationships with people of the opposite sex

Hmm... don't know how that all sums up... but I'm sure there's more for both categories.

Vera
04-02-2005, 03:42 PM
I'll make this quick.

I'm a geek because I most probably am. I'm not a geek because I know people who're way geekier than I am. Waaaaay.

Noodles is gay
04-02-2005, 03:58 PM
Note: this is meant to be stereotypical

Geek:

-Work really hard on school work
-Do school related things (ie. committees, tutoring, etc.)
-Like card games
-Have been addicted to video/computer games such as Final Fantasy, Starcraft
-Have Internet friends
-Post on the Offspring BBS
-Keep my Internet social life secret, for the most part
-Have all computer nerd friends
-Like to read

:rolleyes: *looks at list*

Dammit! :mad:

SkunkIt
04-02-2005, 04:03 PM
Geek:

I like to read random stuff that serves no purpose also

I love computers, I post on a BBS.


Not geek:

I hate school
Most things on T.V. bore me
I need glasses, but I broke mine a long time ago and I can't get new ones for a while, so now I can barely see.
I do BMX
I like to skateboard
I like all kinds of rock music
I like to cook things even though I usually burn the food
I play the piano
I play the drums

HornyPope
04-02-2005, 04:19 PM
I enjoy the geek in me and openly present it to others. I'm very straight forward like that. I read books (fiction and otherwise), I enjoy working to reach my own ends, i'm computer savvy, I love history, I take interest in any kind of information really. I see no conflict between my geeky hobbies and socializing with the "cool" crowd. I'm fairly popular in my entourage i'd say and I won the respect of a many people I came to know.

Endymion
04-02-2005, 04:20 PM
no, i'm not a geek. contributing to open source projects is a very jock-esque thing to do.

Sunny
04-02-2005, 04:31 PM
*sighs*

well, i play video games, post on this board thingy, have e-friends, have an online journal, my laptop is basically a part of my body i can't live without, i love reading..

but the most geeky thing i do.. well.. this is embarrassing. I am a gigantic fucking type geek. I suppose this is my school's fault.. but I'm obsessed with typefaces. Like I can recognize fonts in ads and everywhere... and I can point at something and be like "ew, Papyrus" or "OMG OMG POSTER BODONI OMG" or "guys, last night I downloaded Helvetica Rounded and its SO COOL" and my friends look at me like i'm fucking crazy.


-hangs head-

nitropenguin!
04-02-2005, 04:33 PM
Typegeek is a PERFECT characteristic for a Graphic Designer, Sunny. =)

Endymion
04-02-2005, 04:37 PM
so sunny... now the question on everyone's mind: thorndale or times new roman? maybe tomaha?

Sunny
04-02-2005, 04:39 PM
screw you, endy. :'(

Endymion
04-02-2005, 04:40 PM
i like thorndale :(

nitropenguin!
04-02-2005, 04:42 PM
Isn't it 'tahoma'? ..Ignore me.

Endymion
04-02-2005, 05:02 PM
yeah, it's tahoma. sorry. ooh, and they have it on the board too. hawt.

Nina
04-02-2005, 10:59 PM
*i've had a social e-life for several years now
*i enjoy playing uno
*the geeks at school were always my friends :o
*i have glasses with a black emo frame
*i've met people off this bbs
*i'm about to join fandoms
*i'm hysterical about LOST
*i always do my homework...and everybody knows. :/
*i have too much software on my pc
*i dont drink alcohol and dont smoke
*i dont do sports

reasons why only a few inner parts of myself are GEEKish:

*i have a boyfriend
*i am obsessed with make-up (though not obsessed with wearing too much of it)
*jewerly
*music
*my room is PURPLE (i consider that highly nongeekish)

..eh.

the_GoDdEsS
04-02-2005, 11:30 PM
Oh, my geek is being confirmed just this morning. The first thing I did after walking out of bed was that I kissed MSN's arse and typed "www.offspring.com/forums" into my IE window. I happen to do that on weekends.

So, what's geeky about me? Probably the fact that half of the people at uni admire me and the other half hate me for getting the best grades. Oh well.

And one non-geeky thing? I have a shitload of good friends and a pretty good life out there.

RXP
04-02-2005, 11:33 PM
omg font geek. I used to be like that at school. I remember me and this one kid Aaron. We both came the conclusion that Tahoma was the best font, closely followed by Verdana. We used to mock people who presented their work in Times New Roman.

the_GoDdEsS
04-02-2005, 11:38 PM
Yuck, I hate Times New Roman and they forced me to write my master's in it. I like Verdana and Courier New (10 only though).

Endymion
04-02-2005, 11:49 PM
thorndale wins:
http://img.fontfinder.ws/closeups/3993.big.png

RXP
04-02-2005, 11:53 PM
That font is gay.

Tahoma size 10 or Verdana size 8 is sexy.

Tizzalicious
04-02-2005, 11:55 PM
I like tiny verdana!

RXP
04-02-2005, 11:56 PM
Your website is too tiny tho.

Tizzalicious
04-02-2005, 11:58 PM
is it? maybe your resolution is too big?

Sunny
04-03-2005, 11:42 AM
Verdana is ok.. but not all that great. Try helvetica neue ultra light or itc new baskerville, or avenir, or akzidenz grotesk, or....



-crawls back into her corner-

Inshane
04-03-2005, 01:46 PM
geek;

- When Im reading, im gone. You can scream but I wont hear you.
- When I was young I liked to make these little planes (with those tiny parts) and it would irritate me so much id evantually destroy them.
- I wish I could be captain Janeway for a day. star trek, omg.
- I laugh about my own stupid jokes. When nobody gets them Ill be laughing even more just because I think thats awesome.
- internet is my best friend, ok it isnt, but it would be nice since my computer isnt able to lie. yes I think about these sort of things.
- When Im reading before Im going to sleep i cant concentrate that well, so most of the time I dont get shit of what Im actually reading. this situation got me to ; me reading the same 4 pages 7 times.

non geek;

- I never did any homework.
- Im one of those I-dont-care drop outs.
- I have some serious skills in breaking other peoples glasses. (and other things)

ninth
04-04-2005, 01:00 AM
I'm partial to Palatino Linotype (10 Point).

Geekish
-I've spent $1,000+ on Warhammer
-Ultima Online
-Unreal Tournament
-GunBound!
-Online journal
-I'm dating a girl that like anime
-I refer to my friend's house as Games Workshop
-I got excited when a new hobby store opened in town (see: Warhammer)
-I adore both the History Channel and the National Geographic channel
-I read my old history textbook for entertainment
-Microeconomics and Macroeconomics changed my life

Non-Geekish
-I'm relatively well known and such in the city I live in
-I dress well
-I don't like anime
-I don't like grunge
-I don't quote movies/pop culture excessively
-I have clear skin
-I have good hygiene
-I don't attract attention to myself in public by being an idiot and doing things for the sole intent of attracting attention to myself
-I'm not a liberal
-I have tolerance to alcohol
-I don't spend time alone unless I choose to
-I have more close friends than I have time to hang out with
-I don't complain about being single when I am
-I have amazing hair


I see no conflict between my geeky hobbies and socializing with the "cool" crowd.
That.

Inshane
04-04-2005, 01:13 AM
-Unreal Tournament


unreal tournament is not geek-ish!! :\

Toxic Speed Bump
04-04-2005, 01:53 AM
fat people can be geeks too.

Jhonny
04-04-2005, 05:27 AM
I like my school work now days/ have none

I like to read random stuff that serves no purpose/ not really, boring

I like to watch documentaries/negative

I'm skinny/not really

I need glasses/yes

I watch TV shows like a religon. I pretend to be Jack Bauer from 24 nd get upset when my fav show gets canned/ oh yes baby :D

I love computers, I have an internet social life, I post on a BBS, I meet people off the net/ yes except the last

and I do wear contacts...


But I´m still a geek since video gaming is considered geeky :P :P :P :P

Poodles
04-04-2005, 09:33 AM
A geek is a computer freak, who looks like an ass and reads allot,doesn't go out, is a teachers pet. And smells like S**t! This was just the begining...

Poodles
04-04-2005, 09:34 AM
R U A Geek?!

original_psycho
04-04-2005, 10:04 AM
Geeky:

- I sometimes like to read random stuff that serves no purpose.
- I love computers.
- I post on a BBS.
- I have 7,500+ posts on that BBS.
- I have an Internet social life.
- I have Internet friends.
- To sum up, Internet is my best friend.
- I like watching documentaries on Discovery or Animal Planet.
- I would like to wear glasses. Actually I think I need them since sometimes I have a bad vision (meaning that my vision gets blury sometimes)
- I don't go out much.

Non geeky:

- I never do my homework.
- I rarely copy it from someone else.
- I listen to music during classes.
- I talk back to my teachers.
- I skip classes.
- I cheat at tests.
- To sum up, I hate school.
- I hate teachers.
- I hate my parents.
- I actually hate adults in general.
- I smoke and I like it.
- I drink alcohol and I like it.
- I like burping.
- I like cursing.
- I like skateboarding.
- I hate being an ass-kisser (especially with my teachers, unlike my friends)
- I can't live without music (well, I consider it non-geeky)

And there's probably more, but I can't remember.

Betty
04-04-2005, 01:21 PM
Geekish
-I've spent $1,000+ on Warhammer

Non-Geekish

-I don't like anime


Haha. Warhammer.

But anyway, you can't take something ridiculous that you DON'T do and claim it makes you cooler.

I don't know
04-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Geekish
- sometimes I spend to much time on internet
- I post on a bbs
- I have some e-friends
- I'm on the internet every fucking day

Non-geeky
-I have a lot of homework to do
- I go out sometimes
- I'm very busy
- I like skateboarding and skating
- I practice sports
- I sleep a lot on weekends
- I hate school
- I hate a lot of things, hehehe
- I wear glasses just at school just to copy what's on the fucking blackboard
- don't know anything else
- if I remeber I post
-hehehehehe :D

Thucydides
04-04-2005, 04:27 PM
Anyone read the Times on saturday? There was a brilliant article entitled 'Get chic, get geek':

Proper geeks have proper interests — so get yourself an obscure hobby fast. Time spent restoring tapestries or examining rare lichen is good, but becoming an expert on Uruguayan public service documentaries of the 1950s is probably better.

Get the look. Ditch anything with a label and go for drainpipe jeans, stripy tank tops, old school blazers, college scarves, chunky specs and corduroy.

Building a collection is nerdy and a must-do for every aspiring geek. Scout around for something eccentric that can be scattered in the home or office such as dried starfish, first editions of Asterix books, rare prints, do-not-disturb signs or missing cat posters. When they attract someone’s attention, say, “Oh, that — it’s just a little something I do in my spare time.”

Know what you are talking about. In the new world of geek, specialist knowledge is power. If you say that you are interested in arachnids, make sure you know how to spell it and what the world’s second, third and fourth most deadly spiders are. Different-coloured Biros are good props.

Make sure that everyone knows about your hobby, but be subtle. Don’t try to dominate at dinner parties, just wait for people to spot your “Frog-lovers do it in ponds” button badge.

Make sure your iPod (or better still gramophone) is packed with geeky sounds. On the playlist should be: Beck, Bloc Party, Killers, Bright Eyes, Belle and Sebastian, Idlewild and possibly Franz Ferdinand. Vintage nerd music includes the Smiths, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, the Ramones, the Cure and Pulp.

Failing your driving test is a brilliant piece of geekery, but if you need a car make it a small one because geeks are environmentally conscious. An old Citroën 2CV works. Nerds ride bikes, with the seriously nerdy going for sit-up-and-beg boneshakers.


I can tick yes by everyone of those, plus there's also the fact that i bothered to copy and paste that from the Times' website.

Omni
04-04-2005, 05:29 PM
Lol, I cannot believe you just said all that betty. Final Fantasy AND Starcraft as examples??? You HAD to have once been (or maybe still) a geek to use those as examples.. I use to be addicted to both. Well, not so much the RTS part of Starcraft, but it comes with a Custom Map Editor, and some genius made a highly addicting scenario called "Sniper Paintball". Oh, many hours of my life have been docked there.

Betty
04-04-2005, 07:30 PM
Final Fantasy is well, Final Fantasy. I was young back then, didn't feel like a geek. I never really associated playing video games with being geeky cause it was a kid thing to do. Playing RPGs however, I don't think that one can entirely be escaped. Final Fantasy VII? Yeah, that was totally my life for a while. VIII I got into as well. But never really the ones after that.

As for Starcraft? TOTALLY not my fault. In rez, I lived with a bunch of computer nerd boys and they just loved the video games and obviously I had to fit in somewhat. (See Counter-Strike thread). And so, we would have network Starcraft tournaments... like upper floor vs. lower floor, etc. I was always the one who sucked though and I was blamed for my team losing. Definitely had some Friday nights of drinking and then "Starcraft?" Yeah seriously, people would go around asking "Starcraft?" We would use 3-4 way speaker phone to plan our strategies. Anyway. I got pretty good after first year even though I always sucked compared to the boys. At least when I went back home I was able to impress my little brother with my skillz.

Oh man.

Isolated Fury
04-04-2005, 07:32 PM
I've been addicted to playing Diablo II: Lord of Destruction online for about the last three or four years.

Betty
04-04-2005, 07:37 PM
I played Diablo II for a very short while. It's quite addictive as well. I just never had the time to get 100% addicted to it.

Isolated Fury
04-04-2005, 07:39 PM
I played Diablo II for a very short while. It's quite addictive as well. I just never had the time to get 100% addicted to it.

It's very easy to get addicted. Like me...I haven't played in like a month, but I've been craving it lately.

It's sad when you think about your 43 characters and become depressed.