It isn’t a Sunday now without making it seriously geeky thanks to Just Geeking By and the wonderful prompts. This Sunday is all about geek pride and what being a geek means to us.
What is your Geek origin story? (How did you become a geek?)
I don’t remember. It’s just something I seem to have always been. Whether it was reciting my favourite TV programmes/videos, a fact that still get brought up by my parents that I could do, or reading all the books I could get my hands on and playing games. Or building Lego or making something or enjoying learning or whatever it is. Wherever and however it started I don’t think its changing now.
What does being a geek mean to you?
It means being true to myself. I’ve tried to hide it or been embarrassed by what I love previously, but now it’s a part of me and an important part. I should be proud of that and now I am (at least mostly).
How do you express your geeky side?
Through the blog a lot but also through my t-shirts or jewellery choices. I also admire geeky themed bags a lot but sadly don’t have many (yet). Definitely through what I put out as decoration around the home as well. I mean if you walk into our living room it would be hard to deny the geeky side from the Lego BB-8 on the table to the games/consoles around the TV to the figures on display you would get some clues.
What are some of your favourite geeky websites and places to shop?
Insert Coin is my absolute favourite place to get geeky clothing. I could live in their t-shirts quite happily. I love them. Also their lounge pants are so comfy. Basically if you want gaming geeky clothing then check them out but they also do pin badges, mugs and some other stuff. Well worth checking out.
Who are some of your favourite geeky celebrities?
I never know how to define geeky celebrities. I love seeing celebrities like Mark Hamill who stays so involved in fandom and Simon Pegg who embraces his loves of geeky things. Also Mayim Bialik for her intelligence, research and excitement of science and geeky things in real life as well as in characters she plays.
Who are some of your favourite geeky bloggers?
Just the people in this community. So you have Later Levels, Shoot the Rookie, Ace Asunder, Nowisgames, Adventure Rules, In Third Person, Just Geeking By, and so many others. Everyone brings something amazing.