As a guy, I Female amateurs swingerss Waterville Iowa it repugnant that, due to my interests in comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and role playing games, video games and toys, I am supposed to feel honored that a pretty girl is in my presence. Namely, that Joe Peacock has arrogated to himself the role of Speaker for the Geeks, with the ability to determine whether any particular group of people is worthy of True Geekdom.
This on the basis, one presumes, of his resume and his longtime affiliation as a geek. Well, fine. Hey, Joe: I am also a longtime geek. My resume includes three Gold older sexy women at Point Clear Alabama just friends nerds geeks bookworms preferred York Times bestselling science fiction books, three books nominated for the Best Novel Hugo, six other Hugo nominations as well as Nebula, Locus, Sidewise and other award nominationsone novel optioned for a science fiction film, a stint consulting for the Stargate: Universe television show, a long history in video games as a player Atari, yo and as a writer, including writing for the Official US Playstation Magazine for six years and currently writing a game for Industrial Toys.
I wrote a column on science fiction film for four years and have two books on the subject. You made the decision based on your life experience as a geek that you could tell other people who is welcome as a geek and who is not.
Based on my life experience as a geek, I have made the decision that I am qualified to tell you to suck eggs.
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And now I will speak. Geekdom is a nation with open borders. There are many affiliations and many doors into it. There are lit geeks, media geeks, comics geeks, anime and manga geeks.Women Seeking Casual Sex Apollo Annex Florida
There are LARPers, cosplayers, furries, filkers, crafters, gamers and tabletoppers. There are goths and horror geeks and steampunkers and academics. There are nerd rockers and writers and artists and actors and fans. Some people love only one thing.
Some people flit between fandoms. Some people are positively poly in their geek enthusiasms. Some people have been in geekdom since before they knew they were geeks. Some people are n00bs, trying out an aspect of geekdom to see if it fits. If it does, great. Many people believe geekdom is defined by a love of a thing, but I think — and my experience of geekdom bears on this thinking — that Hot ladies seeking nsa Baton Rouge true sign of a geek is a delight in sharing a thing.
Peacock is so hand-flappingly disgusted with and dismissive of. As in, so what if their only geekdom is cosplay? What if it is? Who does it harm? Who is materially injured by the fact?
If there is such an unfortunate soul, should the fragile pathology of their own geekdom be the concern of the cosplaying woman? So what if her geekiness is not your own? These are your choices. Just let her be to do her thing. Her geekdom is not about you.
At all. Geekdom is personal. Geekdom varies from person to person. There are as many ways to be a geek as there are people who love a thing and love sharing that thing with others. What you can do is share your expression of geekdom with others. If they do, great. One other thing: There is no Speaker for the Geeks.
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Not Joe Peacock, not me, not anyone. Go cosplay, or play filk, or read that Doctor Who novel or whatever it is Go,d want to do.Nude Women In St Petersburg Nc
Geekdom is flat. There is no hierarchy. There is no leveling up required, or secret handshake, or entrance examination. Joe Peacock shows up in the comment thread with thoughts here and in a few subsequent oldet. As this seems likely to be the sort Alaabma post that Brings The Angry to my doorstep, a quick reminder to people, especially the first time commenters, to read the Comment Rules before postingand to follow them.
For this post I will be swinging the Mallet of Loving Correction perhaps more precipitately than I usually do. Finally, a reminder that if you see someone troll, the best response is not to respond, and to leave them to me.Tips For First Time Hookup Sex
I will deal with them. Also, completely agree. Geekdom is entirely about doing whatever you enjoy and reveling in it — and part of that is not telling others what to do or enjoy. Peacock love that name!
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Love the wit here, Mr. This is the bit that I agree with completely: Preferfed what you love. Share it with anyone who will listen. In fact I said something similar to a friend yesterday.
I said that being a geek is just about being passionate about something openly and wanting to share that passion. Thank you: Hell to the power of YEAH! Clrar for wielding the clue bat on Mr.
Peacock and others of exclusion.
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Thank you! Thank you Speaker Scalzi for standing up for us gross poaching geek women. I hope Joe Peacock can come to terms with whatever pain, hurt or teaching that has warped his thinking into being a meany meanerton.
The most important commandment is to love one another. Very well said, sir. I agree whole-heartedly. His whinging speaks volumes about him, while Geekdom is what each of us make of it.
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LeGuin pun if I rubbed his nose in it. Your Geek is not my Geek, but your Geek is okay, too. Joe sounds like he is afraid of women and feels threatened by them. I feel the same way about spiders. No offense to spiders.
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The more, the merrier. Man, Felicia Day must be getting whiplash from being yanked back and forth by self-appointed rulers of geekdom using her as the rope in a game of tug-of-war over the definition of female geekdom. This is fascinating to me. My wife is a Hot woman seeking hot sex Rohnert Park, but refuses to admit it. Of course, we have good fun with it. She really is a geek and I think denies it because she sees how much fun I have pointing it out to her.
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I read the original article, and his follow-up where he tried to clarify and possibly dig himself out of a hole. Maybe such a demographic exists, but it has to be vanishingly small.
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I mean, think about it a minute: Who seeks validation from geeks? And moreso, who would want to pretend to be a geek in order to seek their validation? As an athletic geek, I am often spitten with scorn for having interests in such things as athletic championship matches, college basketball, the ability to use a firearm, and intense knowledge of fantasy football which should have its own geek category.
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