You’re not really a geek. In fact, next to your geekier friends and family, you’re pretty normal. Heck, you might even be the Marilyn Munster of your family (and you probably just had to look up that reference on the internet). And that’s perfectly fine.
But some of the things your geek friends or siblings get up to look, well, kind of cool. That television show they’re always watching and having way too dramatic conversations about actually looks kind of interesting. That online game they spend hours playing actually looks like it could be fun. Those comics they find on the internet are actually pretty funny. In short, some of these geeky things intrigue you. You’re not about to go sign up to play Dungeons and Dragons with your cousin and his pals, but you may be interested in checking out your geeky best friend’s favorite TV show. You’re certainly not a hardcore geek- you’re just dipping your toes into the ocean that is Geekdom.
This blog is for you.
I’m more like you than some of my friends. I really only embraced being a geek when I got to college, and I'm still nowhere near being "hardcore" about it. I even had to google the difference between “geek” and “nerd” when I was coming up with a name for this blog so I could show it to one of my friends, who is both geeky and nerdy, and knows the difference between the two, without shame. So, being so new to Geekdom, I’m still finding my way around a bit, too. But my experiences have given me a good idea about what to recommend to the beginning or casual geek. I’ll talk about TV shows, online gaming, webcomics, and more. I’ll try to give you an idea of what sort of things to try and if there are any potential traps or pitfalls about something. Now, you don’t have to rush out and give something a whirl just because it’s mentioned here- if it doesn’t sound interesting to you, feel free to skip it. Geekdom is vast, and not everybody likes everything. And you don’t have to go all-out geek to like geeky stuff, either. These things can be just as fun if, like me, you’re merely a casual geek.