Thursday, March 15, 2007

Geek Status

Recently I've paused to examine my status as a geek. Until now I hadn't given it much thought. If I was pressed I would have placed myself in the "moderately cool", striving for "atomically cool" cross section of the population. However, a few recent posts by my friend Jessie have made me introspective about my possible geekiness and so I did a little self inventory. Here were a few revelations not quite in line with the level of coolness I was hoping for:

1) I am currently reading the Simarillion by J.R.R Tolkein. I love it. Here is an exerpt from the last page I read:

Then Turgon took the counsel of Hurin and Huor and summoning all that remained of the host of Gondolin and such Fingon's people as could be gathered he retreated towards the pass of Sirion; and his captains Ecthelion and Glorfindel guarded the flanks to the right and left, so that none of the enemy should pass them by. But the men of Dor-lomin held the reargauard, as Hurin and Huor desired...


I also may or may not have gone on a Simarillion message board the other day.

2) My favorite TV show right now is Firefly. Created by Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and canceled in 2002 , it's a sci-fi Western with Chinese influences. There are spaceships, lasers, horses, and inter-galactic romances. I can sing the theme song by heart. It gets me a little teary eyed.

Geek Status confirmed.

I think I now exist somewhere on the spectrum between "Slightly Geeky" and the more extreme "Nerdy McGurdy".