Friday, July 11, 2014

Nerdy People

Hello, folks.

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?

Questions, questions.

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.
I did this before lol. Only book nerds will understand
This is moi.
Not only am I a book nerd, I am a specific type of book nerd.  As my friend put it last night, I am up on pop culture from about two hundred years ago.  For example, I am currently reading Shirley by Charlotte Bronte and immensely enjoying it as I zip through it.  This is easy reading to me.  I know I'm not alone here.

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.

fangirling so hard about bones season 7 right now

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,


  1. With you all the way on this one, Kathryn!! I'm the book-sniffing, novel-hording, story-analyzing, character-development-loving nerd. Dickens, Austen, Twain, Tolkien, Lewis... that's me. :)

    I still don't understand fangirls....

  2. I'm a book nerd for sure, I love books and devour them! I never have enough room on my bookshelves. I enjoy the classics, but I also really like the newer YA stuff, not all of it of course, some of it is terrible.

    I'm also a bit of a fangirl. All fangirls are, are people who get really excited about a TV show, it's just like getting super excited about a book. Instead of fangirling over the writing style, they may fangirl over the plot, the character development, etc. I personally don't understand the fangirls who fangirl over actor's and their appearances, that seems a bit shallow to me. It takes a really good show to get me excited, but still I'm one of the more casual fangirls.


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