Saturday, March 28, 2009

Going Geek

I picked this meme up from Konstantin's blog. It's very simple to play along, just copy the list and make the stuff you've done bold.


  • You spent a day watching all of the Lord of the Rings/Star Wars/Star Trek movies.

  • You spent next two days after watching commentary, outtakes, and behind the scenes footage.

  • And you bought the soundtrack.

  • You went to a midnight release of a movie.

  • You camped in front of the theater for more than 12 hours to get tickets.

  • Camping did not prevent you from being in costume.

  • You can have an entire conversation with friends consisting of quotes from your favorite movies.

  • You own at least three game systems.
  • -Wii, Xbox, DS, SNES/NES
  • You have lost weight because you forgot to eat while trying to reach the next level in your game.
  • -Is that the secret?
  • You own more than four game controllers (of any kind).

  • You have existed on three hours of sleep per night so that your "Sims" get eight hours and are refreshed for work.

  • You upgraded your computer because you wanted to buy a new video game/expansion pack.

  • You have dressed as your game avatar, or as a npc in that game.

  • You achieved level 60 on World of Warcraft.

  • You have played Dungeons and Dragons or any other RPG.

  • You know what "RPG" stands for.

  • You dressed as your RPG character would dress.

  • You own dice with more than six sides.
  • -At least 6 sets, but it's probably closer to 9 or 10 sets.
  • You have been accused of having a "gamer" scent.

  • You can identify a Black Lotus.

  • You can identify a Charizard.

  • You have bought any of the Harry Potter books after standing in line until midnight.

  • You waited to get your Harry Potter book in costume, quoting favorite lines.

  • You have attended any function with "con" in the name.
  • -And going to at least one this summer.
  • You stood in line at said con for more than four hours to have an item signed.

  • You spent more than $50 on a costume to wear to a con because you wanted it to be authentic.

  • You own more than 50 comics.

  • You collect your comics in longboxes.

  • You know what a "longbox" is.

  • You've met and had your comics signed by the creator(s).

  • You know how many Robins there are.

  • You know that the portrayal of Rogue in the movie X-Men is completely wrong.

  • You have chatted online more than in person.

  • You chatted online enough to learn the time zones.

  • You think that when the Mythbusters say "Don't try this at home," they really don't mean you.

  • You have participated in a movie/tv marathon that involved a drinking game.

  • You can sing along with the Buffy musical episode.

  • You know Seth Green from more than just the Austin Powers movies.

  • You can name all eight Kevin Smith-directed movies without referring to IMdb.

  • You have participated in a Clerks-esque discussion about Star Wars (or any other movie).

  • You have participated in a Kirk vs. Picard discussion.

  • You have participated in a Star Wars vs. Star Trek discussion.

  • You have participated in a Babylon 5 vs. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine discussion.

  • You know who "jms" is.

  • You have ever corrected anyone who called you a Trekkie.

  • You have worn a Star Fleet uniform.

  • You own a Star Fleet uniform.

  • You think Twilight is lame because everyone knows that vampires burst into flame in the sunlight.

  • You have written fanfic.

  • You have watched Bizzare Foods and thought "I'd try that."

  • You can pinpoint the moment at which Lost jumped the shark.

  • You know who Stan Lee is.

  • You know who Jack Kirby is.

  • You know who Geoff Johns is.

  • You have built a website.

  • You have started a blog.

  • You maintained a blog for over a year.

  • You know what the Genie SFRT is.

  • You have a Twitter account.

  • You have over 500 followers on Twitter.

  • You purchased a smartphone just so you could check Twitter on the road.

  • You forget your family members' birthdays because they aren't your friends on Facebook.

  • You have given virtual gifts on Facebook.

  • You have gotten a date through Facebook (and we're not talking dinner and movie with your buddies).

  • You have broken up with someone/been broken up with through Facebook.

  • You've reached level 30 or higher in Mafia Wars.

  • You know what Mafia Wars is.

  • You participated in more than three social networks.

  • You've spent more than 200 hours playing the same video game.

  • You've seen any movie in the theater more than three times.

  • You can name the episode of MST3K where Joel was replaced by Mike.

  • You've argued why the comic is way superior to the show/movie when discussing The Tick, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, etc.
  • -Original TMNT kicked ass!
  • You have the soundtrack for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on your MP3 player.

  • You are willing to defend the Star Wars prequels.

  • You openly disparage the Star Wars prequels because they don't live up to Empire.

  • You're openly concerned about the timeline ramifications that J.J. Abram's Star Trek movie presents to the canon.

  • You own anything written by Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, or H.P. Lovecraft.

  • You have a flying spaghetti monster on your car.

  • You've seen a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live actors in front of the screen.

  • You know the REAL reason Spider-Man had a black costume.

  • You know the NCC numbers of at least two starships other than the Enterprise.

  • You know what "NCC" stands for.

  • You own an original Star Trek Concordance, Technical Manual, and Blueprints.
  • -I have Star Wars blueprints, but I guess that doesn't count.
  • You own at least two medieval weapons.

  • You have participated in battles with foam-covered swords.

  • You know who "Major Matt Mason" is.

  • You have seen bootleg copies of the original Fantastic Four and Justice League movies.
  • -hours of my life I can't get back.
  • After having had children you realize there's now more people to costume and relish it.

  • You've managed to turn four days at Euroquest* into nearly eight because, who needs sleep?

  • You've spent more than $1000 on your "spot-on" costume (and it's still not quite right...).

  • You've made a fan film.

  • Your fan film has been seen by more than your immediate family.

  • People know you by your online name instead of your mundane name

  • You know what Pennsic is.

  • You've camped at Pennsic.

  • You have/had personalized plates on your car proudly proclaiming your fandom.

  • Your spouse and/or friends do as well.

  • You yell at your kids when they try to open a toy/book/comic/figure/etc. that you're collecting.

  • Your kids have broken your Hallmark collectible Star Trek/Star Wars, etc., ornament.

  • You've traveled more than 500 miles to attend a con.

  • You have a tattoo related to your fandom of choice.

  • You met your spouse at a fan-related event or con.

  • You got engaged (to be married!) at a sci-fi convention.

  • You are publicly willing to defend Dollhouse, because Joss Whedon must be trusted.

  • Ah, pretty geeky. But there's no big surprise there.

    3 comments:

    Ilya said...

    Yep, geeky enough. Considerably more than I am.

    Wendy said...

    Scary how many of those things I've done...
    WendyB_09

    Wifey said...

    Like you even needed to go through the list to figure out how geeky you are.