This is the week that I decide to alienate more than half of my audience. However, geeks, like all other creatures, crave love, acceptance, intimacy and companionship.
It’s notoriously difficult to pull a geek outside of his comfort zone; the world hates and fears him, therefore why should he have anything to do with the world outside of the tiny slice that values him.
This tendency towards withdrawing into themselves extends into all aspects of their lives.
Geeks foster and maintain the idea that nerds as a collective whole are better, more moral, more open minded and more socially accepting people.
Geek culture is a reactionary bundle of self-contradictions.She’s the one toting around the Naruto-branded messenger bag with a copies of Watchmen, Blankets and Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men sticking out the top.The Geek Girl is the culmination of geek fantasies.She’s the one with the Triforce tattooed on one wrist and the 1-Up mushroom on the other.
OK, I can already hear the fingers clicking as you write me pissed off e-mails and click the “back” button on your browser, but stick with me here, I swear I’m going somewhere with this and it’s not where you think.
At the same time however, they fear the rejection from the opposite sex.