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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Nerd or Geek?
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Poll: Nerd or Geek?
Nerd 8 / 12%
Geek 34 / 52%
Both 17 / 26%
Neither 5 / 8%
Other 2 / 3%
66 total votes


Oct 16 2012, 2:38am

Post #51 of 59 (400 views)
psst kitty [In reply to] Can't Post

I couldn't find an answer key to the (2011) game... and I agree, that's a cute picture of Magpie.


Oct 16 2012, 2:42am

Post #52 of 59 (337 views)
Quite... [In reply to] Can't Post

(See, I derail my own threads too.)


Oct 16 2012, 2:44am

Post #53 of 59 (397 views)
Yeah, unfortunately [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the game that year ran foul of one of my illness attacks Frown

The baby one of you isn't too bad on the cute scale either WinkLaugh


Oct 16 2012, 3:10am

Post #54 of 59 (370 views)
Thanks Kel [In reply to] Can't Post

That picture looks ancient because, well, it is... but also because it was printed by me about 20 years ago in a black & white darkroom, from a 20 year old (at the time) 126 colour negative. (ETA: I actually dodged out the shadow of the picture taker -- which you can still sort of see -- with my hand during the print exposure lol.)

The b&w image of you in the 2011 thread is all kinds of cute as well.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 16 2012, 3:18am)


Oct 16 2012, 12:38pm

Post #55 of 59 (371 views)
But it probably applies to me far more than either of the others. // [In reply to] Can't Post



Oct 16 2012, 6:32pm

Post #56 of 59 (452 views)
Aw Sador, I have great difficulty believing that... [In reply to] Can't Post

perhaps not so much based on the origins of the term, but definitely based on its current usage.

And isn't that what this thread is really about? The current usage of terms? It's cool to be a geek, and to a lesser extent, a nerd (depending on inflection) right now. And many of us can honestly say that "we were geeks before it was cool" -- which makes us hipsters I guess Laugh


Oct 23 2012, 11:41pm

Post #57 of 59 (636 views)
Geek but not that much [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it depends who you are with. At high school compared to some i was geeky, not at uni i am not geeky at all even though i havent changed the level of studying i do etc.

At heart i think i am a geek and i genuinely dont care, lol.

Registered User

Dec 8 2012, 5:49pm

Post #58 of 59 (375 views)
It doesn't really matter to me.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Based on my memories of childhood (early 90s), at least in my area:

Geek and nerd were used more or less synonymously, but the latter was more common. Common 'preference' of geek evolved because the word nerd hit too close to home, in my opinion. Now that it's actually starting to be cool to be geeky, I am hearing more actual profanity or body-related criticisms coming from children who wish to insult each other. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Aethelwyne Bolger

Feb 13 2013, 2:28am

Post #59 of 59 (284 views)
I guess I'm a Geek [In reply to] Can't Post

In the 80's, I called myself a nerd once, and the mean girls looked down their noses at me and said, no, nerds were cool and there was nothing cool about me. They told me I was nothing but a huge geekUnsure
So I guess I'm a geek, but I need to find a nice way to look at it, not as a self-put-down.
Note: the mean girls tried to dress "nerd chic" by wearing big clown like shoes and high waisted pants and suspenders and ties and fake broken glasses. I just thought they looked goofy!
I preferred my true friends: the band and drama geeks, heavy metal loving, blue jean wearing, some of them rebellious tough attitude in leather and smoking cigarettes...but gentle and kind to all, tough kid or weirdo like me, once you got to know them.Heart

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