Geeky Confessions, vol 1

15 September 2014

So recently, Mariko of the Gamer Wife, posted her own Geeky Confessions. And then invited others to share their own. Not all geeks are a like, and some of us love (or hate) things to different degrees or just in different ways. I find it fascinating to find out about the intricacies of peoples personal geekdoms.

And without further ado, here’s the first set of mine…

Geeky Confessions: Tabletop games

» I have too much anxiety to play most table top or card games. It’s a complete shame, too, as I think they are completely fascinating. There’s so much creativity, some of them are just beautiful to look at… but either I physically tense up to a bad level because the competition with others gets to me (even with family), or I get extreme creative stage fright and just can’t “perform”… I do love watching games, though. And generally, after watching enough (sometimes months), I might feel comfortable to try it with a particular set of people. There are a few exceptions, like Settlers of Catan or Carcassonne — and chances are strategy games like these will most likely be in my “safe zone.”

Geeky Confessions: John Green

» I have no interest in any John Green books. I feel like book nerds would crucify me for saying it, especially with the commercial success he’s had. But really, nothing interests me about him or his writing. Nerdfighter I am not. I’ve got no problem with people loving everything he writes… It’s just not for me.

Geeky Confessions: Velociraptors

» I almost adamantly refuse to let my imagination actually accept what velociraptors actually looked like. Science be damned. I will always prefer the hollywood version of these dinosaurs. I mean, logically, yes, I’ll accept and believe science… but when it comes to imagination and such, always the Jurassic Park version. Always.

I’ve got a few more, but I’ll save those for later. Anyway, what are some of your geeky confessions? I encourage you to join in Mariko’s link up.

  • B.

    I’m with you on the Raptors! And the books as well!

    • Erini

      The raptors are such a let down… so sad.

  • I know how you feel about Raptors. That’s how I feel about Pluto.

    • Erini

      Oh man. Pluto. Always a planet in my heart.

  • Jurassic Park velociraptors for life!

    • Erini

      During our final closing day of classes this summer, I used a pic of those very raptors to describe how I felt when all the parents descended on us (aka on ME since I was the only staffer out in the hallways).

  • Jurassic Park Raptors ALL THE WAY!

    • Erini

      YES.

  • littlehouseofcrafting

    I have no desire to read John Green either. I do like his quote about nerds though. 🙂

    • Erini

      I’ll have to look that quote up! I’m definitely down with anyone who is a public advocate for nerds. 🙂

  • I love watching Will Wheaton’s Table Top on Geek & Sundry, and sometimes it makes me wish I had friends that were in to table top games. Buuuut, despite a vivid imagination, I think I would get performance anxiety as well. And I definitely understand the stress of competition. I dated someone who was into Magic: the Gathering; I played a few games with the beaux, but one of us was usually in a sour mood afterward because neither one of us wanted to lose!

    • Part of it is not having people to play with, but yeah… I’d be too stressed to have fun. Which is a shame. I haven’t watched Table Top, but I know of it… I’m going to have to check it out!

  • raptors. i am the same.

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