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Off-Topic => All of all! => Topic started by: Prpl_Mage on February 05, 2012, 04:59:19 AM

Title: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Prpl_Mage on February 05, 2012, 04:59:19 AM
Not sure what kind of values people outside of this-here-my-country puts into the word, but heck - I'm a nerd.

So after spending a bit more time doing those real life stuff I've come to realize what a difference it makes between being a nerdy nerd and a casual nerd. Some people just play games and are fine with that, not at all taking in the whole cultural side of things. When a starcraft player doesn't know that starcraft is made by the same people as WoW - that's a bit worrying.  I still am a nerd at heart but it can be days before I actually sit down and pop in some game or messes around with an editor/maker these days while I spend more or less every waking hour on it some few years back. Didn't saw that one coming.
Still, the practical stuff isn't all that matters.

Me, honestly I'm continuing to bunking up on pokemon games, I'm getting that new Arceus from the pokemon site by joining that dream world thing and getting a pokemon trainer licence. I custom made some monsters from Monster hunter in Lego and ordered them, next to my computer I have a miniature Hoothoot and Lugia figure, a Lego zergling and in a drawer by the desk is the collection of my WoW gamecards.
I also have the card/art-stuff from the Birth by sleep and 3rd birthday collectors edition in a wide frame on a shelf behind me next to a collection of fantasy novels and the Necromonicon. I have both a Gameboy, a GB colour, a GB SP and a DS (and I'm really tempted to get a 3ds)stacked in a cupboard as well as a wii, GC and N64 connected to the tv in my room.

So, the question is :  How nerdy are you guys?
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: TyDrace on February 05, 2012, 05:18:38 AM
I'm a programmer in game development with a game collection of over 300 owned games, you decide.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 05, 2012, 07:39:23 AM
Until Skyrim happened I hadn't really been playing a lot of games, I only have on console attached to my tv which I hardly ever player, and I haven't worked on any games in ages as well.

But on the other hand I'm always keeping track of new games even if I can't play them, I've caught every pokémon at least once (well, or at least the ones that count :P), I know more about comic books than anyone I know and have around 8 gigs of them in my computer, and me and my friends are always throwing random game references in our conversations... So yeah, I'm a pretty big nerd.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Cerebus on February 05, 2012, 11:21:04 AM
I used to be a huge nerd, but then I took a girlfriend to the knee.

Seriously, though, I'm not as much of a nerd as I used to. And while it could be just a coincidence, it all happened after I met Natako and even more after I got a job.

I'm still kind of a nerd, though. I mean, I still play games and all, but way less than I used to.
There are days where I don't even play at all because I seriously don't feel like it. But there are also days where I really want to play something, but those are rare.
I've been from like 8+ hours of gaming a day to like 0-2 hour(s), more often below one.

Thing is... I want to play games, but I don't feel like it. As weird as that sound.

So, yeah... I'm still kind of a nerd, mostly because no other type of person fits me.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Grandy on February 05, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
i still come to this forum. That should be explanation enough.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Zerlina on February 05, 2012, 03:59:46 PM
Yeah so I'm pretty ****ing nerdy. But there's a difference between a nerd and a geek.

Nerds subscribe to certain genres of culture that have similar attributes- honestly I think nerds are just people who love adventure, exploration, story-telling and hearing, and who have a sense of nostalgia for the things we loved when we were young (fairy tales, movies about heroes etc). It's not about liking things because they're "nerdy" (we're not ****ing hipsters). Nerdy is a culture of adventure and hero stories (some more interactive than others). Think about it- what do nerds love? Star Wars, video games, Firefly, Indiana Jones, Superheroes, etc... we love characters who are larger than life and who go on adventures we can never hope to go on ourselves.

Honestly, I think it's because of this that I'm an actress- if you can't go on adventures, might as well play people who do.

So yeah, I'm proud to be a nerd. And I'm proud to share a sense of adventure with all of you.

Also I felt some pride for our people and tweeted this (though twitter's character limit somewhat butchered what I wanted to say):

"A nerd is simply one who dwells in the world spun to them as a child; who never stopped believing in adventure, valour, love, and the defeat of giants."
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: MissingName on February 05, 2012, 04:08:30 PM
i still come to this forum. That should be explanation enough.

Truer words have never been said.  I am nerd.  Not big surprise.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 05, 2012, 04:33:40 PM
I'm a fat-***, I watch cartoons, I like metal, and I play video games too much. When I'm not doing that, I'm watching porn (and possibly stalking some of you), reading books steeped heavily in fantasy or sci-fi lore, or watching a movie that falls into the nerd category. I don't think that I can escape being called a nerd.

And yet, everyone loves me. I'm that one-in-a-million ultra-nerd who also has a great personality. No enemies, and even when I'm trying to be difficult, I can make people like me.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Zerlina on February 05, 2012, 04:34:44 PM
possibly stalking some of you

Possibly? Some of you?


Geez dude, admit it. You're stalking Lucas.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Dragonium on February 05, 2012, 04:50:03 PM
Personality-wise I think I'm pretty middling. I'm not the life of the party, but I'm at the party because some other people wanted me to be there. I get by. Being a dashing rogue really helps.

On the other hand, I'm a software developer who plays D&D 3.5, WoD and Magic: the Gathering and spends a fair portion of his day on the internet. Thing is, I know a lot of really cool people who do the same. I don't know if it's a Britain/North America thing, but the stereotypical "nerd" doesn't seem to occur over here.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 05, 2012, 04:52:36 PM
I like this thread.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Moosetroop11 on February 05, 2012, 05:54:42 PM
I didn't know you played magic, Stu. I love magic.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Yuffit on February 05, 2012, 06:00:45 PM
I still remember how to play runescape. I sit in school alot and write develop storylines for the game i'm making on rm2k3. I pre-ordered ffxiii-2, and love it. My nerd-classifiable game collection for the ps3 consists of the following:
Oblivion (gota)
Skyrim
Final fantasy xiii
Final fantasy xiii-2
Demons Souls
Agarest Generations of War
Resonance of Fate
Disgaea 3 and 4
 :3

oh i see specifics... alrighty here is the more convincing stuff

I'm skinny. Long skater hair. Wear glasses (vision is bad because of gaming, actually :D). I live off of mountain dew and snack food. I read manga alot, and i love animes. I have an odd fascination with japan and Japanese-orientated things, so i guess that explains why a huge percentage of my games are japanese-designed rpgs... I have played (and beaten) final fantasy 1-10, 13, all 3 tactics. On this laptop i have vba, with Summon Night 1 and 2, tactics ogre, ff1-6 (not 3), Onimusha Tactics, yeah. I love asian food, japanese especially, above all other foods, except maybe some carribean treats.. i dont sleep, and when i'm not sitting on my *** playing games, i go with my old friend outside to walmart, and we shout in mock gypsy and russian. There. the life of a nerd.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: X_marks_the_ed on February 05, 2012, 06:20:45 PM
I collect old video gaming systems/games. My collection highlights a Commodore 128 with all of the accessories and about sixty games, a complete Boxed Super Mario World SNES set, and a slowly growing NES library of 68 games (24 boxed), a complete ROB, and the tools to make reproduction carts. I've learned the basics of at least eight programming languages (I just don't have the motivation to go further), including one that has been outdated for twenty years. I follow two anime series without American releases, and have started a solo translation project of a game from a series that probably won't last very long over here.

Yeah.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: MissingName on February 05, 2012, 07:14:23 PM
I think I spent more on games last semester than books.  Holy christ.  On my wall, I have a Fallout poster, a TF2 and a map of the Soviet Union.  I prefer to count in binary on my hands.  (So much more efficient!)  I routinely rail on my friends for making things far more inefficient than they need to be.  While some prefer to party, sometimes I wind up having minecraft LAN parties.

and we shout in mock gypsy and russian. There. the life of a nerd.
I do the Russian bit.  Substitute the Gypsy with German, though.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: HobomasterXXX on February 06, 2012, 06:49:32 AM
I play (and design) tabletop RPGs, am a huge fan of RPing and spend way too much time playing videogames. I'm probably pretty high up there.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: aboutasoandthis on February 07, 2012, 12:57:28 PM
*Randomly posts in thread*

I consider myself a nerd. It goes mostly into my music. I love classical, funk, soul, gospel, metal, country, theater music, and I study music theory like crazy. I will spend every waking hour just practicing on guitar while having fun doing it. I kinda stopped playing videogames. The only game I'm really interested in is FFXIII Vs. I'm actually really interested in RPG Maker VX Ace and will buy it when it comes out. I blame two bastard friends of mine for getting me into Magic. I got really good at the game and spent a pretty penny on my current deck.

I still get a little mad when someone calls me a nerd to my face, like I'm beneath them or something. This usually ends in some kind of fight. I also love going out on the weekends. Club/Bar+Friday/Saturday+Friends=Awesome.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Prpl_Mage on February 09, 2012, 03:11:44 PM
Just found this awesome RetroDuo Portable which is a handheld for nes and snes games, I just wish I still had those snes games to play.

Also, I believe that the fact that I sew a Bidoof and have it standing in my room might add some points towards nerdyness. Although non-nerds just thinks it's a cute beaver - yay me!
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Cerebus on February 09, 2012, 05:57:23 PM
After talking about Mario, Metroid and other games with my co-worker during more than an hour... I guess it's safe to say that after all, I still am a nerd. Yay!
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: SaiKar on February 09, 2012, 07:52:49 PM
I'm an engineer, so I actually get paid to be a nerd. I also play TF2 and watch ponies.

Your move, guys. Checkmate, I sunk your battleship.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 09, 2012, 08:10:30 PM
Bitch just ALT+F4'd my argument. CTRL+W'd my browser. F12'd my Counter-Strike?
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 09, 2012, 09:32:07 PM
I'm an engineer, so I actually get paid to be a nerd. I also play TF2 and watch ponies.

Your move, guys. Checkmate, I sunk your battleship.
I don't know, I think being an engineer is a much older thing than being a nerd. It's not really *all* that nerdy, it just requires you to be smarter, than say, the guy builds the things you design.

Game designers, on the other hand, are the real nerds.

Not that we have any in here, or at least none who're actually designing real games.

But on the other hand, this *IS* an rpg maker forum. We're all game designer wannabes, as awful as that sounds. So hey, we're double nerds!

And if you add that to all the things everyone here said about themselves... Well, I'm afraid to do the math on how nerdy we are. I'll let someone else do that.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: TyDrace on February 10, 2012, 05:00:50 AM
Game designers, on the other hand, are the real nerds.

Not that we have any in here, or at least none who're actually designing real games.

But on the other hand, this *IS* an rpg maker forum. We're all game designer wannabes, as awful as that sounds. So hey, we're double nerds!

First of, game designer != nerd. The ones that comes closest to being actual nerds in terms of game development are the programmers.

Also, talk for yourself when saying "we're all game designer wannebes" or read for once when someone is talking about his life.

Also, liking:

Video games
Computers
Tabletop games
RPG Maker
Mario
Metroid
Ponies
Team Fortress 2
Counter-Strike
Music
Real role playing
Japan
Magick
Cartoons

Or whatever, does not make you a nerd. It's the way how you like it.

Quote
an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.

Which, in my opinion, is already an out-dated definition, since computers have become pretty social.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 10, 2012, 12:20:32 PM
I disagree staunchly. But hey, I'm a nerd.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Obvious Sock Account on February 10, 2012, 01:18:39 PM
Nerd became out-dated the second it stopped being socially maligned.  Nerd became outdated the second people started saying "I like anime and Mario and Call of Duty wow I'm such a nerd xD xD xD" and became outright pointless the second people stopped being expected to answer that with "Quit being a ****ing idiot".
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Moosetroop11 on February 10, 2012, 03:01:46 PM
Not that we have any in here, or at least none who're actually designing real games.
Actually, I'm a freelance flash developer.

I also have an interview on Thursday for a permanent job in the field :)
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: X_marks_the_ed on February 10, 2012, 03:18:23 PM
Most of the kids around here have this idea that anyone with glasses is a nerd.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: TyDrace on February 10, 2012, 03:38:53 PM
Actually, I'm a freelance flash developer.

I also have an interview on Thursday for a permanent job in the field :)

That's exactly my point. I myself am a programmer with game design background, as well as 3D modelling and audio design.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 10, 2012, 04:28:00 PM
or at least none who're actually designing real games.
But hey, looks like that'll change next Thursday. So, to MT, if everything works out, congrats!
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Moosetroop11 on February 10, 2012, 07:14:31 PM
Let's hope... I've been searching for ages...
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 10, 2012, 08:07:03 PM
Well, let us know how it goes. [:
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Prpl_Mage on February 11, 2012, 02:48:48 AM
Most of the kids around here have this idea that anyone with glasses is a nerd.

Cute. I blame tv for that, the wuzzy kid seem to come with glasses every time.
Although kids tend to think you're either 40 or 80 when you're an adult and wearing glasses. Suppose they draw some connections to their own parents or grandparents glasses-wearing.


Also, go MT!
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ZeroKirbyX on February 11, 2012, 02:52:52 AM
I've got a ton of artbooks. Like a ****ing ton. 30~ GB of stuff for my psp like apps and games. I occasionally play Magic. My friends and I just started playing with the new beyblades. We had a 4 way nerf war last weekend. I'm leaving a ton out.

Oh and Jonathan Joestar is punching Dio Brando like a boss on top of my shelf. So yeah, I'm surprised people talk to me.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 11, 2012, 09:14:32 AM
I've got a ton of artbooks. Like a ****ing ton. 30~ GB of stuff for my psp like apps and games. I occasionally play Magic. My friends and I just started playing with the new beyblades. We had a 4 way nerf war last weekend. I'm leaving a ton out.

Oh and Jonathan Joestar is punching Dio Brando like a boss on top of my shelf. So yeah, I'm surprised people talk to me.
Who're you again?
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 11, 2012, 12:00:57 PM
The man.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Razor on February 14, 2012, 01:43:58 AM
Currently modelling Homestuck weapons for use in TF2, so basically I am so un-nerdy I'm like a jock who is the quarterback for the school's basketball team
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Zerlina on February 15, 2012, 01:19:42 AM
Currently modelling Homestuck weapons for use in TF2, so basically I am so un-nerdy I'm like a jock who is the quarterback for the school's basketball team

I'm so tired I had to read this a couple times before I realized how funny it was.

****ing midterms.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Razor on February 17, 2012, 05:51:54 AM
I'll take that as a win
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ZeroKirbyX on February 17, 2012, 10:15:29 PM
I hope your team can win the World Series Razor. You guys deserve the Stanley Cup for once.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: ellie-is on February 18, 2012, 08:51:16 AM
I hope your team can win the World Series Razor. You guys deserve the Stanley Cup for once.
I'm such a non sport person that I don't even get the joke that's probably in here. For all I know this could be completely serious.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 18, 2012, 01:08:59 PM
Pretty sure the World Series is baseball, and the Stanley Cup is for hockey.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: TyDrace on February 18, 2012, 01:32:07 PM
Pretty sure the World Series is baseball, and the Stanley Cup is for hockey.

Take it for Archem to be too dense.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 18, 2012, 01:51:29 PM
I'm not sure I like your tone. Sorry for explaining the joke, Lucas, but this guy's tone objects.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Razor on February 18, 2012, 11:05:04 PM
Rereading this I think Drace was the dense one, because it wouldn't appear Lucas was lying about not knowing.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Dragonium on February 18, 2012, 11:58:10 PM
What the fuck am I reading?

It's not like I'm drunk or anything.

It's just that I love you all, and I want us all to get along.

Bluff check.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: TyDrace on February 19, 2012, 04:58:02 AM
Rereading this I think Drace was the dense one, because it wouldn't appear Lucas was lying about not knowing.

Cute, you think I read what Lucas said. I was guessing Archem was referring to Jack over there.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Razor on February 19, 2012, 07:22:50 AM
So you don't read what Lucas says, then you act on that lack of information.
Good work! You sure aren't looking like a big old tool. Not at all, nope.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: HobomasterXXX on February 19, 2012, 09:22:53 AM
Bluff check.
Natural one.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Razor on February 23, 2012, 11:57:28 PM
Best signature.
Title: Re: How nerdy are YOU?
Post by: Archem on February 24, 2012, 11:53:54 AM
It's all about the Dick.