Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The life of a geek...

I have found this meme at Jason's. Being the Uber geek that I am I have to match my mad geek-skills against him.

The instructions: Cut-and-paste and mark the things you've done with an 'X' bold the things you've done. (I like bolding better than the X thing.)

  • You spent a day watching all of the Lord of the Rings/Star Wars/Star Trek movies.

  • I really don't have time to watch movies all the way through the end, much less for the whole day - DENIED
  • You spent next two days after watching commentary, outtakes, and behind the scenes footage.

  • Gag reels is the only bonus features I ever watch
  • And you bought the soundtrack.

  • You went to a midnight release of a movie.

  • I like my sleep, work and all you know :)
  • You camped in front of the theater for more than 12 hours to get tickets.

  • That's just silly
  • Camping did not prevent you from being in costume.

  • You can have an entire conversation with friends consisting of quotes from your favorite movies.
    Absolutely
  • You own at least three game systems.

  • I got a PSP, a Wii, and an old XBOX. I also play on PC
  • You have lost weight because you forgot to eat while trying to reach the next level in your game.

  • I don't know much about loosing weight, but I did pull all nighters.
  • You own more than four game controllers (of any kind).

  • Yes I think so,
  • You have existed on three hours of sleep per night so that your "Sims" get eight hours and are refreshed for work.

  • You upgraded your computer because you wanted to buy a new video game/expansion pack.

  • I build my computers for that specific reason.
  • You have dressed as your game avatar, or as a npc in that game.

  • You achieved level 60 on World of Warcraft.

  • I never got into that, somehow paying for subscription never worked out for me.
  • You have played Dungeons and Dragons or any other RPG.

  • I like RPGs, I played all of the Final Fantasies, and some others.
  • You know what "RPG" stands for.

  • Who doesn't?
  • You dressed as your RPG character would dress.

  • You own dice with more than six sides.

  • You have been accused of having a "gamer" scent.

  • I firmly believe in showers
  • You can identify a Black Lotus.

  • I hope its a drink
  • You can identify a Charizard.

  • That I think I know.
  • You have bought any of the Harry Potter books after standing in line until midnight.

  • Again, that sleeping thing.
  • You waited to get your Harry Potter book in costume, quoting favorite lines.

  • You have attended any function with "con" in the name.

  • I actually believe I am too old for that.
  • You stood in line at said con for more than four hours to have an item signed.

  • You spent more than $50 on a costume to wear to a con because you wanted it to be authentic.

  • You own more than 50 comics.

  • You collect your comics in longboxes.

  • You know what a "longbox" is.

  • You've met and had your comics signed by the creator(s).

  • You know how many Robins there are.

  • You know that the portrayal of Rogue in the movie X-Men is completely wrong.

  • Yes, I do. Redhead...it must be a redhead
  • You have chatted online more than in person.

  • Occasionaly
  • You chatted online enough to learn the time zones.

  • You think that when the Mythbusters say "Don't try this at home," they really don't mean YOU.

  • Some of the stuff, I could have pulled off.
  • You have participated in a movie/tv marathon that involved a drinking game.

  • You can sing along with the Buffy musical episode.

  • You know Seth Green from more than just the Austin Powers movies.

  • Buffy of course, plus he was on Heroes
  • You can name all eight Kevin Smith-directed movies without referring to IMdb.

  • No, I can't.
  • You have participated in a Clerks-esque discussion about Star Wars (or any other movie).

  • I don't like profanity.
  • You have participated in a Kirk vs. Picard discussion.

  • Actually no. Nobody to discuss it with. Besides, I was always more into TNG and DS9 than TOS, so I couldn't hold a conversation much about Kirk.
  • You have participated in a Star Wars vs. Star Trek discussion.

  • Of course.
  • You have participated in a Babylon 5 vs. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine discussion.

  • You know who "jms" is.

  • You have ever corrected anyone who called you a Trekkie.

  • Never been called that.
  • You have worn a Star Fleet uniform.

  • You own a Star Fleet uniform.

  • You think Twilight is lame because everyone knows that vampires burst into flame in the sunlight.

  • I am not much into Vamprie business, but if they have a certain target audience it couldn't be that lame.
  • You have written fanfic.

  • You have watched Bizzare Foods and thought "I'd try that."
    Oh, yeah! Like that show.
  • You can pinpoint the moment at which Lost jumped the shark.

  • Never got into Lost
  • You know who Stan Lee is.

  • I don't know who you would have to be not to know Stan Lee.
  • You know who Jack Kirby is.

  • You know who Geoff Johns is.

  • You have built a website.

  • I do web for living, so it's obvious.
  • You have started a blog.

  • You maintained a blog for over a year.

  • I've subjecting people to myself for a long time now.
  • You know what the Genie SFRT is.

  • You have a Twitter account.

  • I don't get twitter. Who cares what my minutae is, my life is pretty boring.
  • You have over 500 followers on Twitter.

  • You purchased a smartphone just so you could check Twitter on the road.

  • I don't like smartphones. I need phone to make phone calls.
  • You forget your family members' birthdays because they aren't your friends on Facebook.

  • ou have given virtual gifts on Facebook.

  • You have Superpoked your boss on Facebook.
  • You have gotten a date through Facebook (and we're not talking dinner and movie with your buddies).

  • Not through Facebook per se, but I did meet my wife over the internet.
  • You have broken up with someone/been broken up with through Facebook.

  • Guilty, but that was a long time ago.
  • You've reached level 30 or higher in Mafia Wars.

  • You know what Mafia Wars is.

  • You participated in more than three social networks.

  • Four or five.
  • You've spent more than 200 hours playing the same video game.

  • I put a lot of time into Diablo at some point.
  • You've seen any movie in the theater more than three times.

  • You can name the episode of MST3K where Joel was replaced by Mike.

  • You've argued why the comic is way superior to the show/movie when discussing The Tick, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, etc.

  • Yes, including explaining to my wife that SpiderMan the movie is "not how it really happened"
  • You have the soundtrack for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on your MP3 player.

  • You are willing to defend the Star Wars prequels.

  • I don't know. I kinda hated them
  • You openly disparage the Star Wars prequels because they don't live up to Empire.

  • You're openly concerned about the timeline ramifications that J.J. Abram's Star Trek movie presents to the canon.

  • Yes, I am.
  • You own anything written by Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, or H.P. Lovecraft.

  • You have a flying spaghetti monster on your car.

  • You've seen a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live actors in front of the screen.

  • You know the REAL reason Spider-Man had a black costume.

  • You know the NCC numbers of at least two starships other than the Enterprise.

  • You know what "NCC" stands for.

  • You own an original Star Trek Concordance, Technical Manual, and Blueprints.

  • You own at least two medieval weapons.

  • I wish i did, a bastard sword and a morning star.
  • You have participated in battles with foam-covered swords.

  • You know who "Major Matt Mason" is.

  • You have seen bootleg copies of the original Fantastic Four and Justice League movies.

  • After having had children you realize there's now more people to costume and relish it.

  • You've managed to turn four days at Euroquest* into nearly eight because, who needs sleep?

  • You've spent more than $1000 on your "spot-on" costume (and it's still not quite right...).

  • You've made a fan film.

  • Your fan film has been seen by more than your immediate family.

  • People know you by your online name instead of your mundane name

  • I used to be known as Kisintin, still using that on-line name.
  • You know what Pennsic is.

  • You've camped at Pennsic.

  • You have/had personalized plates on your car proudly proclaiming your fandom.

  • Your spouse and/or friends do as well.

  • You yell at your kids when they try to open a toy/book/comic/figure etc. that you're collecting.

  • Not exactly yell, but I do ask my girl to be carefull when playing with my Legoes.
  • Your kids have broken your Hallmark collectible Star Trek/Star Wars, etc., ornament.

  • You've traveled more than 500 miles to attend a con.

  • You have a tattoo related to your fandom of choice.

  • You met your spouse at a fan-related event or con.

  • You got engaged (to be married!) at a sci-fi convention.

  • You are publicly willing to defend Dollhouse, because Joss Whedon must be trusted.

  • I've watched some edpisodes and don't think It's that bad.

    The result is, my geekiness is mostly related to computers and video games :)

    3 comments:

    Ilya said...

    Not much of a geek, at least by these standards. I am even less so. I have no idea who Stan Lee is (at least, I had, until I looked it up on wikipedia just a second ago).

    vince said...

    Like Ilya, by these standards I'm not much of a geek, either. But I love extras, and with the Lord of the Rings, when I got the extended versions, I watched the two DVDs of Appendices before actually watching the movies.

    Konstantin B. said...

    I tried Vince, i really did. I can't watch extras unless they are a gag reel :)