Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thirteen Things That Make Me A Nerd

I totally stole this from Janna.

1. I flatly refuse to watch Babylon 5 season 5 because it was horribly tacked on and I had my closure with the end of season 4.

2. I have seen every episode of Star Trek TNG in broadcast order.

3. I can name more than ten alien races from Star Trek off the top of my head.

4. I own more than two dozen Marvel trading cards.

5. I can pick out my favourite voice actors in any of the things they work on.

6. I have favourite voice actors.

7. I love TNG but I always wish that McCoy was the doctor because I fucking hate Crusher.

8. I make a habit of writing open letters to directors and musicians on my blog, not because I think they'll read them, but because it makes me feel better.

9. Watching the X-men movies, I am mentally cataloguing all of the errors in the story lines and characters.

10. I have to watch any make-up heavy movie at least twice because the first time I watch I don't really notice anything but the make-up.

11. If they turn a book in to a movie I absolutely must watch the movie before I read the book.

12. I still have my favourite stuffed animal and blanket from when I was little and I am as protective of them now as I was then.

13. I am willing to admit all of these things.


Avitable said...

I think nerds would read the book before watching the movie, not the other way around.

Gwenhwyfar said...

It spoils the movie for me. I can't make a fair assessment if I've already read it.

Avitable said...

I think I'd rather be spoiled in the movie than a book. But that's just me.

The Absurdist said...

Girl, I didn't think that there is a girly sci-fi geek out there worse than me, but you definitely are!

I was soooo PISSED last season on BSG when they just "ended" the season and didn't tell any of us. And then, now, we are still waiting for the last season. Why, oh why, did they not drag this thing out for many seasons? I can't live without my BSG!

And I am the organizer of my sci-fi group. Go figure.

Robin said...

You are a geek not a nerd, nerds study all the time and read all the time. I am a dork too, although not as much as you.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Av - Books ruin the movie, movies don't ruin books. If I watch, then read, it's like I get a deeper insight in to the movie.

Absurdist - I haven't quite reached the level of Sci-Fi groups yet. It doesn't seem all that far off though.

Robin - I guess it all depends on your definition of the words.

Janna said...

Cool! You stole from me! I feel so honored.

Regarding #3, I am such a nerd that I am now wondering if I am also able to list ten Star Trek species.... Let's see.....

1. Ferengi
2. Vulcan
3. Romulan
4. Cardassian
5. Klingon
6. Bolian
7. Q
8. Betazoid
9. Bajoran
10. Jem'Hadar
11. Vorta
12. Risian
13. Talaxian
14. Borg (though this one might be cheating because they started out as OTHER species initially)

Wow! Fourteen! Dude, I am SO brimming with nerd-pride right now.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Janna, this has raised your standings in my books. Considerably. (And also, I love you.)