Last night I had an interesting discussion with a fellow creative writer. We talked about nerds.
It's always fun to talk about your own kind, right? We humans are a self-centered race, are we not?
We agreed in the end that everyone is a nerd about something, because everyone gets excited about something. Face it, there are even nail polish nerds, even though I don't pretend to understand why.
I, of course, am a book nerd.
|This is moi.|
But then there are book nerds who read more modern stuff, like I don't even know what. Is Hunger Games even modern any more? Clearly I am not well-informed about these things, even though several people are trying to bring me slightly up to date. (This happened after I asked who Chuck Norris was, only to receive stares of amused incredulity from the people around the lunch table at where I sat.) Now I have someone who is trying to get me into comics.
Good *luck* with that.
The lines blur between these people and the TV show nerds, better known as fangirls. How quaint.
Wow. I simply sit in awe of these people, because how they do it is beyond me. While I involve myself in a story, I'm usually more interested in the characterization and the writing style and the plot development. It takes a FANTASTIC book to get me to forget that it's a story. I fangirl over writing styles. What can I say? And I'll still analyze everything after I read it. Silly me.
Then there are those miscellaneous nerds, like computer nerds, etc. I still maintain, though, that everyone is a nerd about SOMETHING.
So tell me, folks. What sort of nerd are you?
Thanks for reading, and God bless,