I like to consider myself a bit of a geek, but I know I am not “hard core”. I don’t believe that anyone has the right to demand you recite the alphabet in Klingon if you just so happen to be wearing a Star Trek shirt, and I certainly don’t pass judgement on others if they know less about my pet subject than I do. That’s just silly! We are all into different things, and I shall prove it by yanking open my closet and dragging out the deepest, darkest skeletons any self-professed geek could ever hide.
5. Dr. Who
I watched it when I was younger but it never really captivated me. I recently watched one of the newer ones where the Doctor wore a suit and had some wicked crazy eyes happening and I still do not understand what the obsession with the doctor is.
4. Warhammer 40,000
I tried so hard to develop the same kind of passion and knowledge of this game that my husband and many of our friends love to play, but I just find it so…meh. Couple that with Games Workshop’s love of having their way with with the Australian consumers’ wallets and I am quite happy to say I’m not a part of this love affair.
3. Geeky Tattoos
Getting inked with your favourite is a massive thing these days. I, however, am I gigantic chicken and would never be brave enough to whack the Druid’s Omen of Clarity vines on my foot or a gate address to Earth onmy wrist. Blame my ex. He went and got a Nintendo logo tattooed to the back of his neck and it forever tainted it for me.
2. Board Games
I have been invited to many an evening where groups of people come together and spend an hour picking a game to play, another half an hour setting it up, and the rest of the evening disputing each others interpretation of the ridiculously thick book of rules. Booooooooring! I’d rather just stay home with a bottle of booze and some video games.
1. Legend of Zelda
Pretty sure this confession will get me blacklisted by every single one of my gamer friends, but I have never played a Zelda game. I am proud to say I grew up playing SEGA and, later, PS2. While I at least now understand that the dude with the sword and the terrible wannabe Peter Pan outfit is not called Zelda, it just looks like another damsel in distress trope. Pass.
What about you? Are there any geeky passions popular in your circle of friends that you just can’t get into? Unburden yourself in the comments below.