This blog contains Public Displays of Geekery. Readers of a non-geeky disposition may take disinterest to the copious references to fandom, table top gaming, video gaming, fanfiction, fanvideos, conventions and other aspects of the Geeky Lifestyle. May contain fannish behaviour; ranting, squeeing and general obsessiveness with the world of fiction. Reader discretion is advised.
It seems to me that one thing that tends to go hand in hand
with being somewhat nerdy and/or geeky is that we also tend to have a bit of an
awkward relationship with socialization, at least the kind that is considered 'normal'
(I'm not trying to generalize or 'speak for all nerds/geeks' when I use the
word 'we' by the way). For me, at least, it's either awkward small talk that I
trudge through because it's the nice thing to do (also I can't stand sitting in
silence with someone - I have to be
extremely comfortable with a person to do that and be okay with it) or an
exclamation of enthusiasm at finding someone who shares even one of my interest
one little bit and I proceed to talk their ears off about that one subject -
possibly even putting them off the subject for life (it's happened).