One of my co-workers passed around this meme from memebum.com that outlines the core differences between geeks and nerds. The full thing is better, but just to get a taste, here’s a little screen shot for ya:
I tried to decipher the signs and symptoms, and I’m just so torn. I’m both-ish. According to my husband I’m a gerd. Which, figuring that GERD is a gastrointestinal disorder, it seems almost fitting for me.
Mostly though, I’m a dork. I’m very very dorky. Always have been. I have my nuances of social awkwardness, the kinda thing where I played Barbies till I was like 17, that kind of stuff. When you meet me in person or hang out with me, I usually tend to be pretty affable, actually. I don’t come across as a rocket scientist or some weird niche snob (at least I wish I did, or I hope I don’t, respectively).
But, I like geekery. I like nerdery. I appreciate both.
So what about you? Are you a geek or a nerd or a Klingon?
I ask, because there’s a place that’s very special to me that is looking for new writers. And if you’re both a geek and a writer, or just someone who likes shows and stuff… maybe this is a good fit for you?
There are a couple places on this big old Interwebs for which I write. One such place is here, happy hippie rose, obvs. The other has been around a lot longer, is much bigger than me and this little blog, and it totally allows me to unleash my inner fanboy.
I’m a staff writer over at Fandomania.com
What is this Fandomania? It’s sort of a haven for geek, freaks, nerds, dorks and everyone in between. Gamer types, comic book types, hey-I-just-watch-Dexter-but-I’m-still-very-cool types. They cover a lot of range.
The site delves into fandoms, the phenomena of loving a series, a book, a TV show, a character, whatever it is that you could possibly be a fan of – and everything that makes the heart of a fan tick.
So what do you think?
Check out their open call for writers HERE.
Fandomania is a multi-genre, multi-media website written and run by fans for fans. We’re into everything from sci-fi to fantasy to action, and we cover everything from movies and TV to comics and games. We post a lot of reviews, but what we’re looking for this time is a good group of folks who can write non-review articles to share with your fellow fans. Editorials, educational posts, lists, and general fandom related bloggery are the things we want. If you are opinionated, stay informed, have creative ideas about your geekiness, and are a great writer, we want to hear from you.
I’ve been with Fandomania for years now, and I just love it. It’s a wonderful community of bright, fun, funny folks and it’s been a pleasure being a part of their inner circle.
I recently wrote this really personal Harry Potter essay. I’d love for you to check it out. I’d love to have a conversation about it. And there are other pieces, by other writers over there who’d love to chat too.
So, calling all geeks and nerds, go check out Fandomania!!