Kudos to my friend Nico who found this hilarious video by the SMBC Theater. I’ve been collecting articles, photos, memes and blog post about geek or nerd girls for a while now. Women who are into geekdom, especially if they are pretty or do sexy cosplay, are accused by some of being “fake geek girls” and of only pretending to like geekdom to get the attention of men.
I discussed in my previous post about geeks and nerds that I would rely on people’s self-identification as one or the other to consider them as such and include them, their hobby or interest in the study of geek culture on this blog. I will continue, however, to pay attention to the many definitions people attribute to these terms. It is fascinating to see how people create mechanisms to determine empirically determine one’s geekiness or nerdiness. Two of these mechanisms were part of my recommendations for week-end fun last Friday: the Geek Code and the Geek Test. Did you check them out? I did, and here is a summary of my experience building my very own geek code and taking the test.
As I mentioned in my first post, I consider geek culture to be that of “comic book fans, sci-fi and fantasy fans, science and robotics addicts, gamers, dungeons and dragons players and the more recent steam punk enthusiasts” and, generally speaking, what you can find at a Comiccon. I also specified, however, that this definition was my own and could by no means be considered absolute. There are many reasons for that to be the case.