By c0l0nelp0pc0rn1 6 Comments
Hello ComicVine, I'm relatively new here, and I'm also relatively new to comics. However, I'm not an alien to the terms 'nerd' and 'geek'. These terms are often used synonymously, but I don't believe they are synonymous. Looking it up on dictionary.com yielded mostly the same definition with one variation (excluding the chicken head biting bit). The variation between nerd and geek in the dictionary is that nerds are described as obsessed with a single non-social hobby. While geeks are simply described as very knowledgeable about computers, machinery, cars, the cotton gin, etc. My perception of nerds and geeks is a little different. Nerds, in my opinion, care very much about fictional universes and timelines. These kinds of people care very much about things that may or may not have meant to be cared about. Some great examples of this is movies like Ghostbusters, Gremlins (not so much Gremlins,) and TV shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, He-Man Masters of the Universe, and many other TV shows or movies with large merchandising campaigns. This is largely a nostalgic factor, but it begs the question why don't other shows/movies get this kind of attention? For instance, Batman in the Dark Knight Returns is my favorite Batman, and the only one who ever exists, in my mind. Could that be extended to Blue's Clues? Steve Burns is my favorite Steve, and the only one who ever existed, in my mind. Why wouldn't that fly, but the Batman comment would. Geeks on the other hand get paid for what they do. However, this is all just my opinion, and I would welcome some feedback. Because, I need someone to justify this stupid piece that I should've done a video on.