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Jcomp
11-10-2010, 07:23 PM
Last night, a female friend called me for some quick advice about her high school son's class project in which he needed to compare / contrast a modern fictional hero with Odysseus. He picked Batman. Not the best choice really, but I was (not really all that) shocked to find myself rattling off a host of different ways Batman and Odysseus are similar, dissimilar and somewhere in between. I went on for like twenty minutes straight, until it got to a point where she basically said, "Really, that's more than enough. Way more."

As soon as I got off the phone I wanted to shove myself in a locker. Thank God geek is half-trendy nowadays, else I'd be more dateless than usual...

Had any nerd moments recently?

Cella
11-10-2010, 07:27 PM
I'm a Twilight nerd but you'll never get me to admit it.

Vito
11-10-2010, 07:35 PM
My childhood and early adolescence was one long seamless series of nerd moments. Somehow I actually became sort of "cool" for a few years, approx. age 14 through 19. But then I went to college and reverted to my big ol' nerdy self, and at the moment there doesn't seem to be any prospect of me developing even a mere shadow of my former coolness, no hope, no light at the end of the tunnel, just a never-ending road of nerd nothingness ahead, straight up to the vanishing point and beyond...

cray
11-10-2010, 07:35 PM
Had any nerd moments recently?


yep. totally.

i read this post (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5493152&postcount=1).







:D

kayleamay
11-10-2010, 07:43 PM
Nerd is all I know. Seriously.

Lavern08
11-10-2010, 07:56 PM
Ehhhh,

Nerd is just dren spelled backwards.

Grrarrgh
11-10-2010, 09:26 PM
I went to Comic-Con. And when I got to San Diego's Gaslamp district, where the con was being held, I recognized that all of the street signs were in Klingon. (Mr. Grr - "What is that - some sort of Arabic dialect? Why would the signs be in Arabic?")

I could not, however, translate them. Which according to Mr. Grr, saved me from being completely unredeemable.

Jess Haines
11-11-2010, 12:57 AM
If I haven't had a nerd moment at least once a day, something is wrong.

RandomJerk
11-11-2010, 03:19 AM
Nope. Not at all. Never.

www.archlinux.org (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/www.archlinux.org)

Vito
11-11-2010, 04:35 AM
Nope. Not at all. Never.



You're in denial. ;)

KTC
11-11-2010, 05:01 AM
I have a 14 year-old son whose mission it is to make me look like a dork. My life is made up of little nerd moments crocheted together.

Kaiser-Kun
11-11-2010, 05:04 AM
I tend to have non-nerds moments every once in a while.

To give an example of my nerdyness, today I needed an example of dangers to pedestrians. So I instantly remembered that time in the old X-Men cartoon where Colossus stops a truck just by standing still.

...Yeah. I think I out-nerd most people.

Jersey Chick
11-11-2010, 05:12 AM
My life is pretty much one long nerd moment. :D

But nerds is cool, so is okay.

poetinahat
11-11-2010, 05:23 AM
The OP reminds me of a moment in my past: At college, one of the popular core courses was The Concept of the Hero in Hellenic Civilization -- more popularly known as Heroes for Zeroes. I never took it, but I went to one lecture during eval period (we didn't need to register until two weeks into the semester, which gave us time to check out different courses; of course, it also meant that, for two weeks, you would have to cover the work for a lot of courses you wouldn't end up taking).

Anyhow, the topic that day was a comparison of the tale of Herakles (Hercules to most of us) with Prince's Purple Rain. I don't remember any of the details, but it seemed a fun exercise.

Cliff Face
11-11-2010, 05:43 AM
I can't escape nerdiness. Whenever I get a new interest, I nerd it up.

This week? Drawing. I just spent an hour today looking through a small art place for just the right colour pencils. I was like a kid in a candy store (and the colours were much the same too ;)) - I would stand there reading the backs of pencil packets for any info that might be useful, then I'd decide, "Hell, I don't know what the technical stuff means yet, I may as well make a decision based off the colour alone." Then I'd assess what I was holding, move on to the next item, and read the back of the pack again...

I wanted the metallic pastels, but there were 8 in a pack and they were quite expensive. I don't have a job, so I wound up buying the bright pastel pencils. 12 in a pack and about half the price of the metallics.

My obsessive personality translates "nifty" as "cool" and we all know that "nifty" is what attracts nerds. ;) So somehow, whenever I think something is cool, it's really just nifty, and my buying into it makes me a nerd.

And that last paragraph being reminiscent of a mathematical proof should seal the deal. ;)

Button
11-11-2010, 07:00 AM
I went to Comic-Con.

Jealous.

Button
11-11-2010, 07:07 AM
I watch Merlin, Legend of the Seeker, Robin Hood and anything in relation there of.

I know who Felicia Day is. And follow her on Twitter.

I also follow Wil Wheaton (http://imgur.com/CzHBr). (Click for a funny.)

I <3 Firefly, Dr. Horrible, The Guild, Legend of Neil, and other online films.

Leo Laporte is one of my heros.

Early this morning I was given a netbook to do tech support on.

I wrote one of my school papers on Spock and Logic.

I play World of Warcraft, Runes of Magic, RuneScape, Wizard 101, Nancy Drew and Drawn games plus more, casual and MMO.

/gquit

Eudoxia
11-11-2010, 07:54 AM
I have many nerdy moments in my life. At least 4 hours ago, I spent 2 hours explaining D&D to somebody because they didn't understand it. After that, I played 1 hour of World of Warcraft before having to take a break to get my hot pockets out of the microwave. I'm also in the middle of a Star Trek marathon. I'm not even close to finishing it! :mad:

There is no such thing as being too nerdy though! :D
I'm sure everyone has a little nerd in them.

Matera the Mad
11-11-2010, 09:55 AM
If I ever have a non-nerd moment, I'll let you-all know.

JimmyB27
11-11-2010, 04:27 PM
Pfft. Nerds.

Geekdom is where it's at.

DamaNegra
11-11-2010, 04:32 PM
I don't know if this counts as nerd but:

I was walking with a friend to the elevator, and she was doing a crossword. I suddenly got an epiphany on a word that had made me struggle and exclaimed:

"Trousseau! It's trousseau!"

And my friend stared at me and said she'd never heard that word in her entire life. By now, we were on the elevator and full of people, and that's when I exclaimed:

"All the 19th century literature we've read and you still don't know what a trousseau is? It's mentioned in..." followed by a list of obscure 19th century literature. Everyone in the elevator looked at us funny O.o

MsGneiss
11-11-2010, 07:54 PM
Yes, I was debating who would play Hari Seldon in the movie adaptation of Foundation. I made a really good case for Leonard Nimoy.

dolores haze
11-11-2010, 08:03 PM
20 minute rant on how American punk is aggressive, while British punk is angry, thus making British punk better.

My husband says I'm more of a geek than a nerd, but I don't know the difference.

slcboston
11-11-2010, 08:04 PM
This would somehow imply there are moments in my life where I am not a nerd. Or a geek. Or the inbred love child of both.

(says the guy who once had the OA symbol as his av, and also the Blue Lantern ring)

:D

slcboston
11-11-2010, 08:06 PM
Robin Hood

BBC series from the early 80's was *so* much better.

:D



(see what I mean?)

:D

JimmyB27
11-11-2010, 08:22 PM
My husband says I'm more of a geek than a nerd, but I don't know the difference.
A geek wonders what it would be like to have sex in zero gravity. A nerd just wonders what it would be like to have sex.

;)

Maxx
11-11-2010, 08:28 PM
My obsessive personality translates "nifty" as "cool" and we all know that "nifty" is what attracts nerds. ;) So somehow, whenever I think something is cool, it's really just nifty, and my buying into it makes me a nerd.

And that last paragraph being reminiscent of a mathematical proof should seal the deal. ;)

I can't pass the "nifty" test. "nifty" is something I never understood.

dolores haze
11-11-2010, 08:43 PM
A geek wonders what it would be like to have sex in zero gravity. A nerd just wonders what it would be like to have sex.

;)

Which makes me an uber geek. Glad I got that settled.

shyne
11-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Talking to people who know nothing of computers, I always sound geekish. Like the time I tried explaining to my mother that hotmail was NOT porn.

Cliff Face
11-12-2010, 02:23 AM
Really? Hotmail isn't porn?

*cancels account*

Jcomp
11-13-2010, 12:49 AM
A geek wonders what it would be like to have sex in zero gravity. A nerd just wonders what it would be like to have sex.

;)

This might be the best post I've ever seen on this site.

maxmordon
11-15-2010, 05:18 AM
I went to bed at 3 AM because I was too busy trying to see ALL the audio diaries pictures from the Bioshock wikia. Also seeking if that had a name and if there was a way to make one for myself.