Being A Geek And Why You Should Be Proud To Be One

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Going back if you were a geek or read comic books you might have been looked down on or bullied at school, but with shows like The Big Bang Theory taking over it isn’t so much of a taboo anymore. People have always played fantasy role-play games like Dungeons and Dragons, people have always spent money on comic books and toys, and this is unlikely to change. But now people are more accepting of these past times.

While I’m not super smart like the guys in The Big Bang Theory and I could not reel off every character to appear in Civil War (Comic Book not the movie), I do enjoy the geekier world of it. When I was a teenager I watched romantic comedies and horror movies because that’s what my friends watched and they were the people I went to the cinema with. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve realised that while rom com’s might be fun this isn’t where my passion lies. Iron Man, X-Men, Batman, Spiderman….. all these types of movies are the ones I really wanted to be watching.

Comic Book Canvas

Over the past few years the superhero franchise has grown to such a level that it seems a new movie is coming out every month, and while the quality isn’t always amazing and the stories can be flawed *cough* BVS *cough* I am so happy with the progress in my cinema experience. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was one of those people who was at the midnight showing of Civil War despite having work the next day, and deviating from superheroes I saw the new Star Wars movie less than 24 hours after it’s release.

I am slowly but surely getting into the world of comic books and graphic novels and am happy to spend hours in a comic book store making the decision over which new comic to buy. Last Sunday for example, I spent over half an hour staring at the shelves just to choose two comics. FYI I got Batman Death in the Family and Hawkeye Vs Deadpool, both of which I am super excited to read. I am not going to make out that I know a lot about comics because I am still learning the universes and worlds but I love the diversity and intricate nature of them. I can’t even decide if I am a DC or Marvel girl. I love the dark and creepier nature of the DC world but I love the diversity of characters from Marvel. Perhaps I’ll never decide.

Pop Vinyl

A lot of areas of my flat look more suited to a teenager than that of a 26-year-old girl, I have an entire wall of canvas’ of superheroes (and an Empire Strikes Back one for good measure). I have a shelf of Nightmare Before Christmas figures and my collection of Pop Vinyl is slowly getting out of control.

The more I get into this world the more control it takes on my life. I love debating the great scenes and potential flaws in the movies with friends after their release and talking about conspiracies in the universes the characters inhabit. I am also finding that it’s impacting the kind of guys I talk to, whether they like DC, Marvel, Star Trek, Star Wars, or anything else of that nature I am finding more common ground and enjoyment from talking to people with similar interests to me.

I am not ashamed to admit I’m a geek, are you one too?

May 13, 2016
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  • I am an absolute Marvel girl and have been since I was a kid, I’ve never been ashamed to admit that I’m a bit of a geek and I get highly passionate about it! xx

  • I am a bit of a geek not as much as my other half though by a long shot lol x

  • Mellissa Williams

    The Big Bang Theory is awesome. When I went to Warner Bros Studios in LA we saw the set they film it at. Be proud to be a geek, it makes you different, there are too many boring people in the world Rhian!

  • kitty kaos

    I am a total geek I was in a comic books shop yesterday drooling over everything I want x

  • Ickle Pickle

    I have to admit my teen son has got me well into Super Heros and I am slowly learning my Marvel from my DC. My little boy who is 3 knows more about the characters than me! We are Super Hero crazy here – loving both Batman vs Superman and Civil War (which I absolutely LOVED). Oh and I laugh out loud through TBBT – I am a little in love with Sheldon 😉 Kaz x

  • Corinne C

    I’m a total Geek too and my room doesnt look like it belongs to someone almost 30 haha. Video games, Dr Who merch – I’m a mess haha.

    Corinne x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I love anything to do with superheros, can I join the geek club too? 😉

  • Beth

    I must admitt I am not a fan of superhero movies! My youngest daughter and partner love them though :)

  • OH MY GOSH!! Those pop vinyls are amaaazing, I want them. I am happy to admit I am turning into a big geek the older I get and I love it 😀 xx

  • I’m certainly not a geek but my son certainly is becoming one when it concerns Marvel

  • Rosana McPhee

    I don’t see myself as a geek, but those comic books are amazing! and I do like superhero movies! perhaps I am a geek…?

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love everything which people class as geeky! I am obsessed with all things Marvel x

  • I am not your every day geek but I do enjoy the geeky side of comics and though I am not growing no collection at home I am a fun of a lot of the comics and like you said its not a taboo being a geek these days

  • I appreciate superheroes and films but I’m not into comics. This is possibly just because I’m short on time these days! I like DC and Marvel too!

  • The Nice Nest

    I am not so much a geek but do enjoy the Superhero films and laugh my socks off at times at The Big Bang Theory. We have a few pop vinyl figures around the house but I can’t claim ownership!

  • Jessica Dearnley

    This is such a cute post. I wouldn’t call myself geeky, but a lot of my friends are geeky and I appreciate the things they are into.

  • Alison

    I am not a geek in this respect but I am sure I have my own geekiness in my own way! I loved hearing about what you like! It is fun to see what is out there that I don’t know about!

  • Kerry O’Byrne

    Everyone is a little geeky I think, make up geek – beauty geek- fashion geek and so on. DC and Marvel are so big now I’d be suprised to meet anyone who isn’t a fan. Great post!!

  • Tori Gabriel

    I am a definite geek. Always have been. Mg childhood crush was Mr. Spock! I like how shows like TBBT are making is more acceptable to like geek stuff.

  • Ana S

    I definitely am a TOTAL geek (always have been) and proud to be one:) Have played video games since I was a kid (Final Fantasy 7 <3) and I kept playing until now (of course, not as much, because I have less time). Also I'm a web designer so I spend a lot of time behind a computer. Also I was lucky enough to meet the super geek of my boyfriend who is not only a gamer but who has also introduced me to the comics universe to add even more to my geeky side (I confess comics are something new to me, but I am loving it). Also me and him have a blog together so feel free to check if you have time. So I'm getting into DC now. And ahh, I have actually enjoyed BvS, and Marvel has a few good characters but most didn't caught my interest personally.

  • I love comics and Hawkeye vs Deadpool sounds like a great comic especially since Deadpool was such a good film. I love the superhero genre and I am more Marvel but I like DC too.

  • Subhadrika Sen

    Unfortunately the only comics i had during my times were superman , Batman and Spiderman. So, im not very familiar or fond of superhero comics. but I like cartoon characters and Tintin and Asterix are my fav cartoon/ comic characters.

  • Ana Ojha

    I used to read Archie comics during my school days but as I grew up, I was more interested into Harry Potter’s Wizarding World rather than Marvel.

  • There is no shame in being a nerd, trust me – I married one. I have gotten into the super hero movies but that is the extent of it.

  • ratisha goyal

    Yes, I’m proud to be geek too. I can literally live on super heroes stories day in and day out. The major reason I enjoy The Big Bang Theory is the same too.

  • Wow an entire shelf of Nightmare Before Christmas figures! That’s real dedication xD I’d call myself a geek too and have no shame in it. “Geekiness” is definitely on the rise anyway haha

  • Therese Docog

    i think being a nerd doesnt really make you look bad. i have friends that are obsessed with this! my husband loves classic movies and comics. Being a geek should be something we can all be proud of 😀

  • Definitely a geek, as my boyfriend tells me everyday, and DEFINITELY not ashamed of it! What’s better than being weird? having someone to be weird with! :)

  • Hahaha super hero stories get me every time though my husband is more of a super hero geek than I am. Big bang theory sure is an all time favorite.
    xx, Kusum |

  • Tibs

    Well, I’ve never been an eager comic reader, but I get totally mad when I see figures by Kid Robot 😀

  • kmaryam

    I’m not a “geek” I don’t even think I’e ever bought a comic book. But I do love the movies haha. People are weird though, I mean why would you ever make fun of someone for doing what he loves ? lol

  • For me, the relationship between DC and Marvel is not the one with either, or… I love how DC depicts the darker thoughts of superheros and their journey- and often what has to be done for the greater good.

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