I consider myself a geek, and my geekhood is something I’m very proud of. I’ve recently been calling myself a ‘geek lord’ because of the level of geekiness I have attained over the past several years. I think my credentials speak for themselves, I play D&D every weekend, computer technician, obsessed with video games, write fan fiction, read web comics, and so forth and so on. Of course, obviously, my biggest geek credential is writing this blog about my geek credentials.
Recently I was joking with my brother and ‘revoked’ his geek status. He was not aware of who The Doors were, who their lead singer was or any of the songs they did. I found that somewhat disturbing. What I find even more disturbing is that there are actually a few people out there who take it somewhat seriously when I quit considering them a geek.
This reminded me of an idea I had for a webcomic. I called it something like, “Quest of the Geeklord”. It was about geekiness in general and involved one young man from Chicago’s quest to overthrow the current ruling geek lord and take his throne. He’d have to pass several tests to gain the right of challenge and the whole story was about his misadventures and the ‘cultural differences between geeks’. I had several people rolling in the floor when I told them some of the stories. I think it would have been even funnier as a pseudo radio broadcast.
Anyway, so much for ideas eh?