The Passion of the Nerd

Posted: April 2, 2014 in General
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For those readers out there who are jumping onto this hype train before it’s even left the station, I want to say welcome. You’ve discovered this blog somehow and I certainly hope I can keep you entertained long enough to stick around for awhile. If not, well, be sure to tell your friends about me. Maybe they’ll have better taste than you.

Now, I’m sure many of you are people I know because that’s how I’m told these things start. For those of you who happen to be complete strangers, or friends who want to get to know me better, let me tell you that this blog will be an intimate look at who I am viewed through the lens of what I enjoy doing/watching/playing. Also the mental illness stuff but you knew that already if you had read my first post! Geez! I thought we were friends!
Anyway, I feel like, in this internet age superficial views of a person are there to simply attract the audience. They come for the shared interests and stay for the insightful commentary on said interests. I say this because most nerds love to talk and discuss everything they enjoy at length. While not every nerdy person likes to drone on for hours about (as an example) which Star Trek captain was better, I think this statement is pretty universal.

Picard was the best, by the way. Come at me Red Shirts!

From Writing to Science, Sports to Board Games, Television to Reading; almost everyone is a nerd in today’s culture. Anything you can talk about at length is something that you’re passionate about and at the heart of all true nerds is passion. Whether it is passion for the best Dungeons and Dragons Edition (3.5), the best television show (Doctor Who), or the best sports team (Chicago Blackhawks). My point is that by sharing my passions with you I may be able to connect in a way that will allow us to enjoy these things together. Maybe you’ll enjoy my thoughts on these things, maybe you’ll hate them. Either way I hope you’ll stick around and generate good discussion.

I know nothing anyone creates will be universally loved by everyone but that dissenting opinion is what keeps content creators on their toes and not becoming complacent. It also helps build a thicker skin, which is something I am in dire need of because when you can’t even finish a game of League of Legends because you had your feelings hurt by some anonymous douchbag, I think it’s time to re-evaluate your sensitivity.

Not that I would know anything about that….heh…right?

So leave a comment, let me know what brought you here, let me know what some of your passions are and I’ll see you all next week!

Comments
  1. blackkotae says:

    I’m your fiancée, why do you think I am here? ;p

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