Fandom: Geek vs. Nerd

Neil Gaiman's story "Changes" off-handedly mentions some religions in the context of the story. Casually thrown in with Scientology and Islam are Orthodox Trek Fandom and New Trek Fandom. This hilarious invention reminded me of the similar "historical events" mentioned in the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before:" the Star Trek Wars and the Star Wars Trek (the first being a religious war, and the second being the vast migration of Star Wars fans).

Ah yes, my eternal inner conflict: geek or nerd? (Score yourself here; see my results.)

Yeah... the whole Star Wars Geek thing tends to win out. You can cite all the good reasons you want for this decision, but when it comes down to it, would you rather attend a sci-fi convention dressed in a nondescript uniform, or wearing a blue bodysuit, lightsaber, and lekku? Yeah, I thought so.


Anonymous said...

My Title: Pure Geek
43 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 13% Dork

I love you

Starrlett said...

Hi buddy!

Ladies and Gents, may I present: my husband. ;-)

Kodiak said...

I too am a Pure Geek.

Vital Stats:
43% Nerd, 73% Geek, 43% Dork.

How that adds up to 100%, I'll never know. I was never very good at math.

On the other hand, I scored higher than 95% on the Geekosity!(whatever that means)

Trey Stokes said...

65 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 52% Dork

and therefore I was given the coveted title of "Tri-Lam Material".

Which I guess is fair... after all I made three Star Wars fanfilms.

But then again... YOU dress up like my main character when you go to conventions... which is like some sort of geek/nerd/dork Perfect Storm that probably can't even be categorized. :o)

Starrlett said...

Wow, you have a real point there. I'd have scored a lot differently if they'd asked more specific questions... I just happen to disguise myself rather too well as non-dorkish at my day job.

Their eyes kind of bug out at the library when I start talking about sci-fi conventions and and fanfilms. ;-)

Starrlett said...

Yes, "and and." Dangit.