That was the first thing that came to mind.1.) You're still in high school.
Excuse me, are you talking about me?;/SaiyanPrideXIX said:Because people don't understand our motivations and we by nature do not have a charismatic leader to properly represent our group to the masses.
The fact that you actually differentiated between "nerd" and "geek" tells me two things:
1.) You're still in high school.
2.) Perpetuating those stereotypes by giving them such concrete definitions is part of the problem.
Basing on saying that you could also have been "knowing" that I don't like that either, and that I think its all a load of bull, but no, i'm in high school according to you, gah, just because I said what people define as geeks and nerds, but my apologies for that, sheesh.Supose i'm a geek, but I detest being labeled like a jar of pickles
I talk about cars all day with my father and friends. Does this make me a nerd? I talk about years, makes, models. How the Saleen s7 is a piece of sex. We talk about what's new that's coming out, and what's old that no one uses before. We talk about how we would go about getting 500 hp from a 4 cyl. engine, or what cars can go from 0-60 in how many seconds. Etc. Does this label me as a nerd? It's like talking about games. Except we're talking about cars instead.Diamond Princess said:Why do the label us video gamers as nerds ?
Well simply put, for the most part, were are.
Okay, im in high school, and i think that arguing which game is better makes you a nerd, talking about the themes and the various nuances of storytelling in the game makes you a nerd, talking about the newest gaming related paraphanelia makes you a nerd. Have you tried talking with other game fans and people who are not into the hobby. When you talk to other game fans, there is normally an air of awkwardness between you (the game fan) and the people who don't even care about games.
The same thing goes into many other hobbies. There is a certain taboo about it when speaking on it because of the stigma surrounded by it.
I love videogames, but do you think I would ever discuss it openly with my girls over the phone or on girls night out and ect-- gaming is a closet thing for me, unless I hear some indictation that they share the same hobby as I do. It's been years, and i still havent seen any indication, and anytime they come over and they trip or step over a bunch of gaming controllers, systems, and ect-- i tell them it belongs to my cousin or something.
Gaming is a hobby labeled for losers and nerds because the "true" gamers are losers and nerds. The fact that I spend more than 1 hour in this forum talking about the various intricacies of games automatically makes me a nerd. Do I care about that? Nope.
Do I care about being open about it to people I am unfamiliar with? Absolutely.