Omigod, it’s Geek Pride Day Again!!!!!!!
Today is the day that we nerds, dork and geeks wear our chosen badges with honor and pride!
Seen at Once Upon A Geek
It’s a four-fecta of geekiness:
- Geek Pride Day – Fly your geek flag high, you geeky mcgeekersons!
- Star Wars Day – The other Star Wars Day, Star Wars was released 34 years ago on May 25th, 1977
- Towel Day – Every year on May 25th fans of Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy commemorate the author and his works by carrying a towel around. Not that a hoopy frood doesn’t always have a towel with him.
- Glorious 25th of May – A celebratory day for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld fans. It’s all about Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard-Boiled Egg!
And I found this Manifesto over at Wikipedia – did you know we had a manifesto!?
- The right to be even geekier.
- The right to not leave your house.
- The right to not like football or any other sport.
- The right to associate with other nerds.
- The right to have few friends (or none at all).
- The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
- The right to be out of style.
- The right to show off your geekiness.
- The right to take over the world.
- Be a geek, no matter what.
- Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
- If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
- To save and protect all geeky material.
- Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a “museum of geekiness.”
- Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
- Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
- Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
- Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
- Try to take over the world!
I don’t know that I live up to all of the responsibilities on the list, but I sure hit a number of them. Ah well, room to grow.
Geek confession time!
I gotta say, my geekiest moment ever is probably when I was LARPing. LARP is one of the hardest things for me to explain to non-geeks. They understand specialized geekiness with science, movie trivia, sports stats and things like that. They get video games, and comics, and most people have heard of sci-fi conventions and D&D, but Live Action Role Playing?
“You see…you dress up like a character, then you act like them – you know, like a character in a play? – and sometimes you have battles, but because you can’t really have battles, all fights are conducted with rock-paper-scissors. And then when…”
That’s about when I start losing people.
I would love to hear about your glorious geekiness if you’re willing to share. What is your favorite geeky/nerdy/dorky thing to do, read or play? Or…what is the geekiest/nerdiest/dorkiest think you have ever done?