Moreover, while nerd-dom has become mainstream (even cool), it didn’t used to be, and many a nerd grew up suffering at the hands of dumb guys or b*tchy girls. Yeah, it’s a bit cheesy, but there’s a reason this franchise was so amazingly popular: it has memorable characters (including a strong woman), lots of good humor, and a cosmic theme that appeals to everyone. I have gotten non-nerd friends (male and female) hooked on BSG.
People just had to communicate and work things out. ” Worship women – they will friendzone you in a heartbeat. I could talk about comic books with my girlfriends. The same advice I offered then holds true today, I would never have come into anyone’s basement to play D&D with people I didn’t know, there had to be conversation first.
We could play video games, we could play Laser Tag (I grew up in the ’80s, bite me). “Girls only want to be with jocks.” Dude, is Justin Bieber a jock? These guys basically expected to stand at their basement entrances and call girls to come in “for a good time.” It’s creepy when you think about it that way, right?
I was tall, went to the weight room after school daily, I was on the track and field team for shot put, discus, and cross-country, and I never knew what the “friend zone” was.
Still, on the down low, when I thought no one was looking, I would go to the comic book store.
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I have been a geek and loved geeks since I began having relationships outside my family, and I have to say that The 5 Geek Social Fallacies rang true to me in that particular self-recognition-wince way.It actually took a while for any acceptance in comic stores, and hobby shops, too, where I would read the D&D, GURPS, and World of Darkness books (I loved “Hunter: The Reckoning”).Eventually, I would get into a conversation with some of the guys and I started feeling a little like Ogre from “Revenge of the Nerds 2.” Once I became one with my inner nerd (translation, embraced by this subculture and capable of walking both worlds) I began to hear a very different perspective on girls.Although a typical handsome hunk may look pretty, he won't give you anywhere near the kind of conversational stimulation as a geeky boyfriend who wants to tell you about some code he's working on in a program to make a For example, he won't ignore your calls to make you seem desperate, send cryptic texts to upset you or tell his friends all about how much you nag him.(In fact, he may be the only one in his friend group with a girlfriend, so he'll probably be bragging about you.)If you poke around his place, you'll find fun stuff like a Bluetooth-operated replica of the communicators from Star Trek, a waffle maker that makes Death Star-shaped waffles or a Bluetooth typewriter you can connect to your i Pad.So he got the girl and the shirt, but it was the shirt that hurt the most. We were board and she decided to turn on Netflix to see what was on. We decide to meet up at a nearby bar and we find that we’re enjoying eachother’s company but that the bar is a little too noisy to have a real conversation.