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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.

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Thanks, all...
Needless to say, this has been a very personal and moving experience for me, and sharing it here helps me to deal with it somehow. I haven't ever done anything quite like this before.

I can see where some might find it creepy or see me as some sort of a looter (or even a grave robber), but for me it's more about closure- the house is full of odd things that are right where he left them, like a shaving brush and his razor, or the food still sitting in the Tupperware container on the kitchen table that was likely his last meal. It just feels to me like he needs someone to put his things in order, at least to some degree. And if his family won't do it, I will...
(, Wed 12 Mar 2008, 12:28, Reply)

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