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This is a question How nerdy are you?

This week Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, died. A whole generation of pasty dice-obsessed nerds owes him big time. Me included.

So, in his honour, how nerdy were you? Are you still sunlight-averse? What are the sad little things you do that nobody else understands?

As an example, a B3ta regular who shall remain nameless told us, "I spent an entire school summer holiday getting my BBC Model B computer to produce filthy stories from an extensive database of names, nouns, adjectives, stock phrases and deviant sexual practices. It revolutionised the porn magazine dirty letter writing industry for ever.

Revel in your own nerdiness.

(, Thu 6 Mar 2008, 10:32)
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None of us are even half way close - Mr and Mrs Cullen FTW
I put myself about on a 5 on the geek scale. I'm a Warhammer painter/player, programmer/physicist etc. etc. which gets me the 5 points, but I am *not* a LARPER or RPGer, trekkie, medieval reenactor etc. (although I think I'd probably like to be) which is why I miss out on 4 of the other available points.

But what is the last point (I hear you ask), to take a fairly big geek all the way up to 100% on the scale?

Breed a dog, make it look nice, give it a massively stupid name, go to Crufts.

I mean FFS, these loonies make all of us on B3ta look like James Bond.

Just thinking about how much money/time they waste on dog bothering make me feel almost justified in the huge amounts of money I spend on toy plastic soldiers and paint.
(, Mon 10 Mar 2008, 12:32, 4 replies)
Medieval reenactors
Medieval reenactors think they're rock just because they hit each other with large bits of metal whilst protecting their soft, sensitive skins with pieces of plate armour.

REAL reenactors hit each other with large bits of metal whilst wearing nothing but a helmet and a loincloth.

Not at all kinky or homo-erotic. No siree! ;-)
(, Mon 10 Mar 2008, 14:12, closed)
A friend who moved to the US
A mate of mine plays this full contact 'sport' involving beating the crap out of one another using weapons crafted out of broom handles / fiberglass and camping mattresses. Last time he was back in Ireland he made a couple and we had a go. Twas actually lots of fun. No role playing etc, just beating the crap out of each other with sticks.
(, Mon 10 Mar 2008, 16:14, closed)
Just being a stickler
but the breeders don't really name the dogs. They tell the Kennel Club how many dogs came out and they get randomly assigned stupid names. Just saying...
(, Mon 10 Mar 2008, 18:29, closed)
I had a cat that wore a little doggie sweater in the winter

what? He was cold. He also slept under a blanket and with his little head on a pillow.
Nope, wasn't spoiled a bit.
(, Tue 11 Mar 2008, 1:34, closed)

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