Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Celebrating Nerddom

I usually prefer to take some time between posts - let the new one around for a while, settling down, giving more people a chance to read it before I move on. Specially when I really like the post - yesterday's post being an example. I really really liked it, so my intention was to let it be, and not post anything till the weekend or something.

BUT: today's a special day, and it is my duty to dedicate a post to it. Today, my fellow bloggers, was International Geek Pride Day. Yup, that's right; we ARE a minority, and we ARE discriminated by jocks and cheerleaders everywhere! Thus, we DESERVE a Pride Day, just like everyone!
(Ok, in all fairness, we don't have that whole "jocks & cheerleaders x geeks & generally unpopular kids" in our schools here in Brazil... besides, I've always behaved and dressed like a normal human being, unlike many fellow nerds, so I've never been discriminated against. But you got the idea).
And not only that: today's also Universal Towel Day, a tribute paid to the one and only Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and its trilogy of five books.
Also: today's the Glorious 25th of May, in honor of Terry Pratchett, author of Discworld.
And, the icing on the cake, it's Star Wars Day in Los Angeles.
This, my friends, is a great day to Nerddom.
I couldn't do much to honor so many great things at once, but I did carry my towel around in my bag, as a good hitchhiker should!
(No, I did not flaunt it around or anything - what for? I'm a nerd, not a complete nutjob. It was simply in my bag, you know, just in case. You should always have your towel on you. Always. And, above all, DON'T PANIC.)

 My extremely girlish towel, the 3rd volume of Douglas Adams trilogy (of 5 books) and my purse, which was forced to carry them throughout the day.

And in honor of this great great day, I leave here the image below, made up of some nerd references: RPG, animes, comic books, movies, tv shows, sci-fi books, cartoons. They're all here either cause they were essential to my personal growth as a nerd (Marvel heroes, for example), or because I recognize their huge legacy to nerds everywhere (like Star Trek, which I actually despise, but cannot deny to be a big asset to Nerddom).
Hope you guys have had a wonderful Geek Day - whether thou be geeks or not! And if thou art not, why not come to the Dark Side of the Force? Give that some thought: we're fun people to be with (and many nerds are in desperate need of a social life!).

Nerd Sites I strongly recommend visiting:
http://jovemnerd.ig.com.br/ (for those who speak Portuguese)


beanizer_05 said...

that towel..you sure that is a towel??..
i don't know what to say..i'm not a geek..im not a nerd..i am..CUTE

RicAdeMus said...

Yesterday's post was special! I get a good feeling reading about a girl having a good relationship with her dad--it's great for both of them.

This is a good post too. I didn't know so many nerd threads intersected today. Yay nerds!!!

I can be nerdy--or maybe I'm just wishful thinking. But I have enjoyed many of the things on your collage of images, including Star Trek. =)

Rml said...

@beanie: of course that's a towel! It's my girlish towel... my grandma gave it to me! You know, you should post something on International Cute Pride Day! =P

@Rick: thanks! And yeah, yay nerds!
"I can be nerdy--or maybe I'm just wishful thinking." Who... WISHES to be nerdy, lol? Believe me: you don't! It'll be harder for you to make friends, and it consists of very, VERY expensive habits! (Buying all those dvds, action figures, comic books and mangas... sighs...)

Didz-W said...

Hey Rob....I'm not sure if I'm a nerd but looking at that collage, I think I'm somehow somewhere fit in there...Hmm..maybe I'm a pretty nerd! hehehe...

RicAdeMus said...

I think I could be a nerd, I'm just not much of a joiner. I used to read Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Thor, X-Men, Hulk, Flash, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Capt America, and others I can't think of at the moment. We did a lot of swapping to save money. I loved Star Trek, liked Star Wars, read Lord of the Rings 4 times and had the Guide to Middle-Earth. I spent a lot of time watching cartoons and reading ghost stories.

I also spent a lot of time outside with my friends, playing in the woods, climbing trees, playing sports. In school I was capt of the soccer and wrestling teams and played left field on the baseball team.

I wasn't a jock or a nerd. Just me! But maybe I could be an honorary nerd now--without spending all that money. =)

Rml said...

@Didz: hehe, I'm not so sure about the "nerd" part - but I'm quite sure about the "pretty" bit! =)

@Rick: man, you were doing great - till you mentioned u played soccer and baseball and was on the wrestling team. Can't be a geek, sorry! =P (Hehe, I did karate and played soccer as well, so...)

RicAdeMus said...

Haha, I didn't like the jocks and never joined them...I just liked the activities.

Karate? No wonder you are such a brave soul.

Iris H. said...

Do you happen to know when Int'l Weirdo Pride Day is? I want in on the celebrations! :D

Rml said...

@Iris: hehe, sorry kiddo, don't know it yet... but I'm on it! And even if there isn't one, we should invent it and celebrate it!