that’s because you have skinny, pretty white girl privilege. Your deep knowledge of nerdy topics is esoteric and cute. Mine is obsessive and strange. Your personality quirks are endearing. Mine are weird. When you wear clothes that make you happy, you are chic and bohemian. When I wear clothes that make me happy, I’m that weirdo fat chick with bad fashion sense. So, y’know. Excuse me for wanting to punch both you and your character in the face whenever you whine about how nobody accepts you. no… everybody accepts you. You’re what a geek girl is “supposed” to be. YOU’re the one the guys want to talk to, and the rest of us, since we don’t meet some minimal standard of cute, are seen neither as dating material nor as even friend material, and worth their time in a conversation. Sorry this is a bunch of bitterness toward “quirky” girls and our perception/treatment of them, at the expensive of OTHER girls don’t fit the supermodel mold.
Seriously. I cannot convey my feelings any better than you have already done. I’m so fucking sick of the awkward geek girl who is perfect in her awkward geekiness, because she’s cute.
YUP. Even when Hollywood wants to try and play to the awkward nerd girls, they always cast some perfect, skinny, tall girl. Take off her glasses and she’s suddenly miss popular because everyone realizes she’s hot. So hey guess what, girls that aren’t conventionally pretty are still alienated, made fun of, and shamed for being different. It’s ok to be weird if you’re pretty, but if you aren’t pretty you get scoffed at for jumping on the “nerd girl” trend or liking “boy” things and accused of doing that for attention.
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Meh, no. If someone is proud of their geekiness, who am I to harsh their squee?
From CON this weekend:
It was my first time going to the whole thing, and it was beautiful -geeks of all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and orientations - coming together because their were geeky for something. If you geek for Sherlock, you will be loved. If you geek for Minecraft, you will be loved. If you geek for Avengers, you will be loved. If you geek for Homestruck, you will be loved. If you geek for an obscure fantasy novel from the 70s that no one remembers but you, you will be loved. No hate because you’re skinny, fat, tall, short, black, brown, white or purple.
Geek love FTW!
I actually agree with the initial poster. Someone on FB noted how “cool” it is now to be a SW fan today. Like it’s very hipster. And look around…hipsters everywhere now wearing SW gear. It’s almost so cool that I want to shy away from it. Because I hate cool. I dislike hipsters LOL. I use to love the music of Sarah McLachlan & Alannis Morrisette until their music hit mainstream stations, then it was like “ugh. there goes the neighborhood.” If being a pseudo-geek is being cool, then I want no part in it.
However, at least right now, I’ve haven’t sold any SW novels to any hipsters yet, so they haven’t truly infiltrated the SW fandom.