Nerd Badges – Shared Topic
Akabeko over at Blog Azeroth has come up with an outstanding shared topic for this week, that I thought I should share my thoughts on. His original post:
“How do you express your geekery? Do you own obvious paraphernalia like a Horde-symbol bumper sticker, in-joke tshirts like the dps/ups pun, or less obviously related items like a gift from a guildie? Rather than physical indicators, do you mix nerd lingo into your everyday speech or talk/post about geekdom in non-nerd spaces? How do you advertise your nerd tendencies? Does it help you to attract new nerd friends?”
I have to admit, I’m actually fairly new to expressing my geek in the clothes I wear. I was more apt to choose things that allowed me to blend in rather than stand out. That is not to say that people could not tell. If you walked into my house my geekery has always been on display, with my wizards and dragons scattered throughout, and my Dungeons and Dragons books prominently in the bookcase.
Now, I tend to wear my geek badges quite proudly, mainly thru t-shirts but also in the things I talk about. I think it helps that there are so many more geeks now then there used to be. I also think we need to thank shows like Big Bang Theory and Chuck for bringing geeks more mainstream. And it definitely doesn’t seem to hold the stigma that it once did.
Thanks all for reading my ramblings, but, I think it is time for this Whovian, Trekkie, Star Wars Junkie, Brown coat, and Gamer to sign off.
As always comments are appreciated.