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Old 05-26-2014, 01:43 PM
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Don't tell me you wouldn't like to slay a Trekker who says he doesn't like Klingons with a nice, clearn Bat'leth sweep.

Seriously, I think geek is a better term than fan, it implies that you are interested in something and perhaps even a bit obsessed with it (whenever somebody spends a large amount of time on something you could call him obsessed) but not fanatic about it. I think the difference between obsessed and fanatic is that the former only implicates you whereas the latter also implicates other people. For example I am into board games and given the amount of time and money I spend on it you could call me obsessed ... but I don't annoy other people who are not into my stupid hobby with it.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:27 AM
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oh, I'll admit I am a geek straight up.
In fact, my constant personal running joke is: When I'm not busy being a Bourbon Street Rock Star, I am a bona-fide geek!

Oh, I am certainly a Trek geek....that suits me just fine.
I love Trek, but I still don't know I would call it obsession. Perhaps I was obsessed when I was younger, but my temperances have grown since then.

But yes, geek.....geek it is....and geek I am!

Do you hear me world?! iCH BIN EIN GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


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Old 06-11-2014, 12:42 PM
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I use to be a really hardcore Trekker you could say, I spent all my pocket money on it, watched the shows a lot, even made little films with my other Trekker friend with puppets (see my avatar!). I learned loads of useless facts about the shows (ship lengths) and just seemed to accumulate loads of knowledge about it all, so year you could have called me a massive Star Trek geek and probably a hardcore Trekker.

I didn't have a bad high school experience but lets just say that it certainly affected how people saw and interacted with me, it made seeing girls really difficult being a big Star Trek fan was very uncool. After all that I toned it all down a lot, got busy with uni and then work and so it kind of became quite background.

I fell a lot more comfortable with myself about it now and even though I still know a lot about the shows I don't actively seek to know a lot about everything about it (not that it's a bad thing to so).

So long story short I think I'm a bit like Martok in that I consider myself very much into the shows but don't try to label myself nor get too involved in all the fandom, that said it's mostly because I don't have many people who'd cosplay with me rather than not wanting to do it!
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