By Anonymous - 20/11/2013 03:42 - United States - Brooklyn
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Really? Most? That's funny, I've met hundreds of real nerd girls in my life and precisely ZERO fake ones. I recognize what your speak of, but I have only seen fake nerds in ads and websites that were trying to sell me crap with a pretty face. I'm getting a little sick of seeing this kind of comment directed at all the wonderful female nerds I know just because Madison Avenue figured out a new subject they can exploit. Those are ads, not documentaries.
I'm a girl. I've seen every episode of every "Star Trek" (except "Deep Space Nine", which I just can't get into). I play D&D, Gurps, Magic: The Gathering, and too many video games to name. My husband and I are skipping anniversary & Christmas gifts this year to buy an Xbox One. I know more about the Warhammer 40K universe than most people know about their own town. My glasses are not fake, I see all blurs without them. My "freebie list" has only one name: Will Wheaton. That said, OP, too much. Just too much.
49? (Comment got interrupted) her statement is completely accurate! I'm a nerd, I've read and am obsessed with Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, The Silmarillion. I've been watching Star Wars obsessively since I was four years old, probably earlier. I frequently pull out my old DVD box sets of Star Trek the original series (because it's the best in my opinion) and have Star Trek marathons. And I still don't understand how people are down voting 49 when there ARE annoying as fuck, self described gamer girls/nerds who do nothing to earn the title other then play COD. I think I speak for myself and the rest of the population when I say it's infuriating to see a girl on Facebook or Twitter write something along the lines of "playing COD... Such a nerd
#107, yes those types of people are annoying. But look and what you've just had to do, prove your nerdiness. No guy would ever have to do that. The fact that it's needed for girls to list their nerd credentials is a problem, there's no curator of nerdiness. So talking about "fake nerd girls" in general is problematic , typically they're teenage girls who are either trying to find them self or emulating what's "cool" at the time. There's no need to eviscerate them for it, the more people who are nerdier the better imo. It also shuts out newbie nerd girls from the culture.
There are different kinds of nerd you know! I am a nerd, but not in the way that most people describe themselves as nerds. I don't like SciFi, Star Trek, etc. I LOVE dendrology, botany, and entomology. I like trees, plants, and bugs with a passion. I am always on the look out for what I consider neat stuff, especially bugs, and always stop to take a look when I can. If I'm with someone I tell them the scientific name and some general/interesting info (I know they don't care, but it makes me happy, and my friends seem to think it's endearing.) I know I'm odd, and most consider me really nerdy, but I most certainly would not be able to handle Klingon during sex.
doodlecloud is indeed right. And for those that wonder why guys don't have to list their credentials as nerds? It is because we do not want to in general. To many of us the term nerd is not a badge of honor, but a title given in malice. It comes with extra ridicule and bullying, just for being smart, weak and socially awkward. Many of those that so proudly claim the tittle do not know what it means. Many who call themselves nerds, are just geeks. A list of sci fi shows, or video games you play does nor make you a nerd. Being a nerd has nothing to do with those things. It is not the specific interests that make the nerd, it requires inteligence, a keen interest in knowledge of any kind, physical weakness due to a complete lack of interest in sports, and a high degree of social awkwardness. True nerds don't defend their nerdness. We know what we are because that is what we have been called all our lives. Sorry for the rant. I'll stop now
The replies to this comment are quite humorous. Why is there a "whose the bigger nerd" debate? All "nerds" do not like the same thing. What makes one a "nerd" anyway? I'm sure there would be a lot of different answers to that question. A person who behaves awkwardly around others and/or has unstylish clothes, hair, etc is what Merriam-Webster.com says. Looks like I'm a nerd too since I don't do well in crowds and I don't have stylish clothes. To me its usless to argue/debate since the "nerd" criteria is such a broad spectrum. To each their own.
#111 people have some women prove they're nerdy because a lot of them are just doing it for male attention. Believe me, it's not always because someone is saying a woman knows nothing about male dominated things such as video games. I'm a woman myself and believe me....I know a few women who just pretend to be geeky and nerdy to just get guys to look at them. It's just annoying and pathetic.
Wait, wait. We haven't heard the whole story. In OP's defense, maybe he thought the girl had a foreign language fetish; for example, I have a fetish for the Japanese language (hearing Klingon may do the same thing, but I haven't heard enough of it to know). OP just needs to find a girl with a compatible fetish, if he's that adamant about using Klingon. If this alleged "nerd girl" is a serious relationship, though, I feel for ya, man.
Holy shit I can't agree more!!! Playing Call of Duty for hours on end doesn't make you a gamer. However pull a me (and I'm sure millions of others) and say Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (not everyone on that game though), helped you catch a serious gaming addiction at the age of 5, to the point where you never put down the controller or keyboard unless it's to eat, go out with a couple of friends, so on, THEN, you can call yourself a gamer :3
When I was younger "nerds" or "geeks" or whatever the hell you want to call yourselves were ecstatic when someone shared their interests. Especially if they were female. Nowadays when nerds/geeks/losers meet someone who share their interests, all they can do is bitch and moan.
#204, when I was growing up there were no one that dared to proudly proclaim to be a nerd as this would without fail lead to years of ridicule and bullying just for being smart and socially awkward. Nerd or geek was negative terms back then, and most people really didn't want to be one. My how the world has changed.
191, technically I'm a geek, although I'm of high enough intelligence to also be considered a nerd. I'm also a football fan, trucker, gun nut, and prepper who listens mostly to old standards. So no one category would fit me. I think everyone is a bit of everything. Solid stereotypes only exist on TV or in movies. I won't get into the Xbox vs PS argument; no one ever wins because we choose based on different personal preferences. It would be like fighting over which color is the best or the best pet to own.
It seems like nature's way of telling you that you don't quite have enough common sense yet, and maybe ought not reproduce.
#128 *facepalms* No shit? You would have to have lived under a rock if you had never heard of Star Trek before the movies came out, but thank you for the clarification. I was talking about the fact that he referred to Star Trek as "that show" dismissively. That's why I told him to brace himself from a horde of fans. And that was without even mentioning the other stupid stuff he wrote.
Rawrrrr!! That is how a Klingon lures a mate... Well, maybe you didn't roar loud enough?
I think no girl should be ready for Klingon during sex. Anyway, you had sex.