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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Nerd or Geek?
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Poll: Nerd or Geek?
Nerd
Geek
Both
Neither
Other
View Results (66 votes)
 

SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 4:31pm

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Nerd or Geek? Can't Post

Which term do you prefer when applied to yourself?


(This post was edited by entmaiden on Oct 11 2012, 5:18pm)


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 4:33pm

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I'm really neither. But I think geeks are awesome. [In reply to] Can't Post

That term implies "superior brainpower" to me, and I've always found that sexy.

Nerds are just, well, nerds.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 4:38pm

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Both have their negative connotations... [In reply to] Can't Post

But, I think that most of us have come to terms with 'geek'. Especially once we realize that everyone has something that they can 'geek-out' about, whether it is sports, film, comics, etc.


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 4:44pm

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Geeks are great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Nerds are just annoying. Tongue Nobody likes a nerd.


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 4:59pm

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Well.. [In reply to] Can't Post

we had someone from the Best Buy geek squad come out to help us with our new TV and he did have a tendency to talk down to us. I find superior brainpower sexy, but when geeks talk down to you, it ain't sexy. It must be combined with people skills, and sometimes the two don't appear in the same brain together.


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 11 2012, 6:49pm

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How would you know which one you are? [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you have to have some kind of test or something? Crazy


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 11 2012, 7:03pm

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Geek! [In reply to] Can't Post

To me, a nerd is someone with poor social skills. Geeks are people who know a lot about a particular subject.

So, Patty, I think your computer geek was also a nerd.

The best kind of geek is one who is eager to share his knowledge, but knows when to back it off when the listener's eyes glaze over. A geek would never talk down to someone less knowledgeable because that would ruin the opportunity to talk about his geeky subject. The geek loves his subject so much he wants everyone to love it, too. Don't y'all feel that way about LOTR? Smile


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2012, 7:37pm

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Yes. Well put. [In reply to] Can't Post

And my eyes did glaze over. It didn't help that I had not slept the night before.

I never saw him do it, but his whole aspect was like he wanted to roll his eyes.


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Oct 11 2012, 9:05pm

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Not Geek. Possibly Minoan [In reply to] Can't Post

Angelic
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Escapist
Gondor


Oct 11 2012, 9:09pm

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I prefer the truth [In reply to] Can't Post

and the truth is it's both Blush


Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 12 2012, 1:38am

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I don't like Geek [In reply to] Can't Post

It gives me the picture of a small curly-haired boy with glasses. I don't like that picture Laugh

I much more prefer the term nerd. Blush


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 12 2012, 4:41pm

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I use them interchangebly [In reply to] Can't Post

almost always as terms of endearment, for instance here.

When applied to myself though I prefer geek, as this 2008 photo proudly proclaims:


[original thread]

eta: Now that you mention it, I guess my hair is a little curly.Laugh


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 12 2012, 4:43pm)


Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 12 2012, 9:14pm

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That's you in the ubergeek shirt? [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always pictured you as Liam Neeson, lol Laugh


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 12 2012, 9:48pm

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That's okay, [In reply to] Can't Post

I've always pictured you as twilight Arwen. Neither of us would be disappointed I'm sure...

Angelic


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 12 2012, 10:14pm

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I bet we all have weird perceptions of what everyone else looks like! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 12 2012, 10:15pm

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Why do you say that old pipe smokin' dude? [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 12 2012, 10:24pm

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I have to admit ... [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought you were Liam Neeson too. Tongue Sword and all.

TORn should launch a game using user submitted photos - guess the TORn user! Bit easy if you already know what someone looks like....


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 12 2012, 10:40pm

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Kelvarhin does a game like that with baby photos [In reply to] Can't Post

 
here's one: http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=204302#204302

here's another http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=263797#263797

and here's another http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=410333#410333

Some people have photos on their profile page.


Patty
Immortal


Oct 13 2012, 12:19am

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Good to "meet" you, Sir Dennis! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're actually better looking than Liam.Cool


Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 13 2012, 12:44am

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I just like to look at Liv... [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'm a dude so I'm sure that'll throw a wrench in your mental picture Sly


Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 13 2012, 12:47am

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I'm sure we do! [In reply to] Can't Post

All the people with no avatars get no mental picture. They are all in the Void.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 13 2012, 1:20am

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Great, now this is my mental picture: [In reply to] Can't Post


From the comedy "House Bunny" (not bad as light entertainment goes). Image source: http://www.femulate.org/2008_12_01_archive.html


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 13 2012, 1:35am

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Thank's Patty [In reply to] Can't Post

My avatar is in deference to the knight Neeson plays in KoH, more so than the actor.

More in line with the thread, I obtained a replica of the sword he is holding, the Sword of Ibelin. I knighted my son with it, and then passed it on to him. In keeping with the ritual in the movie, I slapped him at the end of the oath... it was the only time I ever struck him (apart from when we were sword fighting). Then he knighted me in return and slapped me right back! Yep good geeky fun! Cool

Heart


Ardamírë
Valinor


Oct 13 2012, 1:43am

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Oh crap [In reply to] Can't Post

That is scaaaary Shocked

Don't think of me like that, lol.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Oct 13 2012, 2:50am

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Geek... [In reply to] Can't Post

Nerd to me still means the math-science-whizz-kinda-person. I would say super-smart, but there are some pretty super-smart folks wandering the halls around here. So, I think the term geek and nerd have wandered apart over the years, geek being what most of us in here are....that is a definition to call home about...

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