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Evening all. I guess should post this before my Wifi connector is underwater with all the flooding.
So over the last few days I’ve seen a lot of blogs, comics and crap like that on the subject of fake geek girls. Most of it has been about the dismissal and ridicule of people who think this is a problem so I’ll assume I missed the first part of the argument.
Just to be clear. Yes, these people are idiots. Girls calling themselves geeks without any heavy geeky inclination is not a problem and reeks of the whole “no girls allowed in our clubhouse!” mentality from emotionally immature boys.
The thing is though, I’ve seen plenty of what I would label as fake geek guys too. Guys that say stuff like “oh I’m such a geek because that’s what my t-shirt says and I played a game on my computer that one time.” And when I look at this “problem” without the gender line cutting through the middle of it, I can sort of understand people being a bit iffy about it.
Being a vocal geek isn’t exactly an appreciated personality trait in the eyes of the general populous. Saying what we think or expressing our interests usually results in a bit of mind ridicule. Nothing serious but ridicule none the less so choosing to be a proud geek means that you’re choosing to take that mockery on the chin. For someone to say that they’re part of this group is to claim that they’re putting up with that mockery as well. Claiming a shared hardship, no matter how trivial when it doesn’t affect you can make people pretty angry.
I suppose it’s sort of similar to how I get all pissy with people who offhandedly say they’re dyslexic when they aren’t. It’s not a big deal but it’s enough to be annoying.
And that’s my 2 cents on the matter. What do you think?
See you next week!
Evening all. The Paralympics have ended and with this brilliant event drawing to a close, we should all try to remember what’s really important…….. England won 27 more gold medals then Canada. A tad petty, I know but I’m looking to the positives.
Right, I think it’s time to get a bit of debate and discussion going so this week we start a new segment where we tackle questions close to the hearts of all us geek folk. I’ll make this a weekly thing if it gets some momentum.
So this week’s question. Who do you think is the best female protagonist in geeky media and storytelling?
When I say geeky media, I basically mean all the media that’s fun. Computer games, comic books, cartoons, sci-fi and fantasy TV, movies and books. You know, the good stuff.
Who do you think is best? Why? What makes them your number one pick?
My vote goes for Olivia Dunham from the sci-fi TV series, Fringe. There’s a habit of making strong female characters in positions of authority overly masculine or angry. I think the writers and actress have done a brilliant job of creating a clearly feminine character that doesn’t feel out of place giving orders or kicking someone’s head in.
Alright, your turn. Who’s the best leading lady of geek culture in your opinion?
Share your views and I’ll see you next week!
PS. I swear to god, anyone says Bella from Twilight and my hatred for you might just be strong enough to kill you from half the world away.
Spent this week finishing up editing on Geek Trip Maps, if you’re coming to Toronto, Canada and wanna find your fix for comics and games, it’s a pretty damn good start if I do say so myself.