There has never been a more glorious time to be a geek!
No longer are geeks relegated to the dark corners of society:
to dabble in the mysteries of superhero physics;
to lust over mint condition, still-in-the-box action figures;
to debate the merits of spell-wielding wizard-class versus melee-oriented warrior type characters;
to share better tips for cosplaying and photography;
to get the significance of up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A;
… well, you get the point.
Geek is chic.
Dammit, there are even arguments about real vs. fake geeks.
You know you’ve arrived when there are people who might want to identify with this $#!t, even if they’re fakers or poseurs!
Geeks no longer need to justify buying comics-themed t-shirts or splashing hard-earned major cash on collector’s items. Geeks can confidently walk into Toys R Us, without kids in tow, to check out the latest action figures or Transformers (of course, you’d have already pre-ordered what you wanted at your favorite specialty toy store). Heck, you can even bring your kids into this and introduce them to the wonderful world of your favorite flavour of geekery!
This is what we’re about: A celebration of opinionated geekery.
Yeah, Geeksteady is a “geek blog” or be an “infotainment portal” (do people still use that word, “infotainment”?). We’ll highlight breaking news (or, more likely, stories that we’re interested in), do reviews, and all that fun stuff in between.
But what’s really going to be our thing is to be THE playground for opinionated geeks to come together and wax lyrical about their particular flavor of geekery.
And you’re all invited. Yes, even the faker- and poseur-types are welcomed.
“Geekdom is a nation with open borders. There are many affiliations and many doors into it. There are lit geeks, media geeks, comics geeks, anime and manga geeks. There are LARPers, cosplayers, furries, filkers, crafters, gamers and tabletoppers. There are goths and horror geeks and steampunkers and academics. There are nerd rockers and writers and artists and actors and fans. Some people love only one thing. Some people flit between fandoms. Some people are positively poly in their geek enthusiasms. Some people have been in geekdom since before they knew they were geeks. Some people are n00bs, trying out an aspect of geekdom to see if it fits. If it does, great. If it doesn’t then at least they tried it.
Many people believe geekdom is defined by a love of a thing, but I think — and my experience of geekdom bears on this thinking — that the true sign of a geek is a delight in sharing a thing. It’s the major difference between a geek and a hipster, you know: When a hipster sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “Oh, crap, now the wrong people like the thing I love.” When a geek sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “ZOMG YOU LOVE WHAT I LOVE COME WITH ME AND LET US LOVE IT TOGETHER.”
Any jerk can love a thing. It’s the sharing that makes geekdom awesome.”
~ John Scalzi, Who Gets To Be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be
Come one, come all.
It’s all geek to us.