how much "geek" do you consider yourself?

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Holy shit! =)
added on the 2003-08-23 00:23:43 by dairos dairos
Who cares! =)
added on the 2003-08-23 11:03:53 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus: You make some valid points, but sometimes it's hard to find them when you write so randomly. Have you considered writing your thoughts with say an article/essay structure, or, as I think someone has suggested before, a journal or weblog?
added on the 2003-08-23 14:25:43 by Wade Wade
Or somewhere else?
added on the 2003-08-23 15:20:52 by sagacity sagacity
consider a novelle, my granny enjoys reading those
added on the 2003-08-23 16:28:28 by ripper ripper
the translation for the term "geek" doesn't really exist in "latin" countries (e.g. France).
We all remember these B-class US movies where the geek is represented as a mascot stroke by the stupid guys from the highschool football team. Bored of that, he becomes a "normal" and a stronger man who kick theirs asses, because it's certainly better to be a strong man to be respected and socially integrated.

I don't know any equivalent in french movie for example.

So, I never felt guilty of staying at home when sun was shining outside (I sometimes even drop the curtains to preserve the brightness of my screen ;)) )
and spending my whole time coding, protrackering, watching demos, copying disks...

I was a full "geek" (according to the characteristics of a geek) until the end of my studies and with the time, things change when u have a job, and being more involved in "society".

Anyway, I keep so good memories from this period of my youth. We were a community, we all had the same passion (demomaking!) so what's the hell?

Be a geek if it brings you positive things. It's your standard and one day you will probably need something else as a girl friend... very important... especially to make a decent cook when u'r posting on POUET! ;))

added on the 2003-08-23 22:42:38 by oxb oxb
Ok, so first we deal with question, 'how geek to I consider myself to be?'.
Well, I don't really consider myself geek at all, I just consider myself, me. I hate labels, and all the comments and snide remarks and assumptions that go with them. So I spend 13-odd hours a day on my computer, I'm just being me, just doing things I enjoy.

Optimus, you explained things well, kinda in a random way, but in my opinion, the more random the better :)

added on the 2003-08-25 22:40:00 by Charli Charli
Optimus: wasn't that ancient greek quote you gave from the times when being gey was compulsory in greece ;) you should watch those people...

Actually, you should try hard as possible not to be normal. Study genetics or bio-history or whatever, and you soon see that diversity is necessary for survival.

I think being healthy is more reasonable... it's important to get some excercise and fresh air sometimes. That can fit in with being a geek no problem, but coding for 72 hours non-stop with only coffee is really not good :) And yes, gymn is damned boring. People who enjoy the gymn are not 'normal' i think :) Actually, I know one guy who likes going to the gymn a lot. He's really fat, and only goes to the gymn to meet people, and he always goes the the bar afterwards for a few litres of beer ;)
added on the 2003-08-26 11:36:30 by psonice psonice
who cares about this shite. there's booze and pepsi max, so i'm happy.
added on the 2003-08-26 12:11:20 by skrebbel skrebbel
i'm not a geek.
a geek doesn't drink alcohol, doesn't get involved in sex acts and gives a damn about the rest of the world :)
added on the 2003-08-26 15:54:45 by timna timna
MC: I thought a geek did all of those, but only alone and in private?
added on the 2003-08-26 15:57:56 by psonice psonice
added on the 2003-08-26 16:29:25 by elend elend
look up the word Otaku ...

In Japan being geek is being cool, which is exactly how it should be

The geek shall inherit the earth, didn't you know ??
I could never work 72 hours without sleep, even if I wanted :)

At the older times, I was so enthousiastic with the scene, that I didn't slept (at least when my parents were at the village and they didn't knew) all the night and I could see the sun rising outside. But today, I can't easilly do that. For some strange reasons I get so tired that I prefer to sleep at 3-4 after midnight ;P Perhaps I have not that much strong motivation to work for the scene till morning? And I don't like coffee..

Weyland Yutani: Isn't Otaku a japanische word for obsessed gamers? Could you tell me it's meaning in English/etimology? That would be interesting..

Charli: I am glad someone can read and make a sense out of it :)
added on the 2003-08-26 18:06:26 by Optimus Optimus
I once broke the 32hours full computing without sleep record, I tried to break the 64hours one but couldn't make it :)

Oh,. sometimes I am even eating in front of my computer, but I only watch demos then, because I am so occupied to click upon the keyboard!
added on the 2003-08-26 18:09:05 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus: I used to work all through the night too, doing 3d stuff. Best way is to get a few nice beers (not too many or you can't work :) and drink them slowly till sunrise....

And coffee comes later I think. I didn't like it when i was your age either ;)
added on the 2003-08-26 18:13:45 by psonice psonice
AFAIK otakus are totally not cool in japan ... it's actually a disparaging comment. (like nerd or geek)

see http://hem.passagen.se/raah/mig/anime/otaku.html
added on the 2003-08-26 22:26:21 by _-_-__ _-_-__
thanks for pointing that out, I had no idea ... scratch what I said :)
Ok geeks here is what you have been waiting for.....

The Ultimate Guide to Picking up Women


You will all be pulling women and quitting the scene in less time than it takes to download a 256b intro on a TSL line!
added on the 2003-08-27 03:53:06 by Tongue Tongue
I meant T1 or T3 line but I was thinking of The Silents?! Is that a fruedian slip? I do it all the time especially when talking to Shanes mum. :)
added on the 2003-08-27 04:51:50 by Tongue Tongue
"Jeremy Saunders - Ultimate Gas/Fearmoths"

Well, that explains a lot... ShaneTheWolf must be French then... and Fearmoths are actually the comic duo French and Saunders.
added on the 2003-08-27 11:40:46 by Scali Scali
to optimus:
[the point is not wheter i like or dislike your lengthy and numerous postings]

have you ever thought about putting your thoughts
in coherent shape on a scene and philosopy home page or even write an (online) book about that ?
i am serious, no irony intended here.
added on the 2003-08-27 12:42:01 by rac rac
see http://hem.passagen.se/raah/mig/anime/otaku.html

does anyone happen to know the real homepage or email address of the author of the text above ?
added on the 2003-08-27 12:46:39 by rac rac
thank you Ultimate Gas for your guide.. it has opened by eyes and now i'm ready to meet the 'other' half of the human race!!!!!

/me goes to the pub tonight.. pretending to enjoy eastenders!
added on the 2003-08-27 14:46:19 by okkie okkie