Okay, I got this from a page in a random magazine, but I just love this, and it's too good to ignore!
What kind of geek are you? Here are you options:
1. The Fanboy
Disposition: Speaks mostly in lines from "The Simpsons", "Star Wars", "Highlander", and "Ghostbusters". Enjoys arguing about whether Batman or Boba Fett would win in a fight (Batman).
Beliefs: The Force exists, but mid-chlorians are bullshit. Han shot first.
Turn-Ons: Princess Leia in slave gear, Starbuck (male and female incarnations), "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15. Velour Uniforms
2. The Music Geek
Disposition: [i]Would be really happy to introduce you to music better than that over exposed crap you like. Always up for a show, but it'll totally suck.
Beliefs: MP3s are not as good as CDs, which are not as good as vinyl LPs, which are not as cool as wax cylinders. What your speaker cables are made of matters.
Turn-Ons: A complete set of Sub Pop Singles Club 45s. VH1's "Behind the Music" (hair metal only). 0.0 scores on Pitchfork Vacuum tubes.
3. The Gamer
Disposition: High DEX and INT scores, low CHA (thus, the lack of friends). Given to indecipherable insults ("I pwn3d u, n00b").
Beliefs: The game "Real World" has a great physics engine, hi-res graphics, and convincing surround sound, but the learning curve is too steep. Girls should dress like Yuna in "Final Fantasty".
Turn-Ons: Spawn points. Haptic feedback. Pac-Man ringtones. Morgan Webb. Split screen co-op.
4. The Gadget Guy
Disposition: Sociable while waiting in line on launch day; ferocious in comments on Gizmodo. Seemingly unflappable in the face of early adopter's remorse (a.k.a Apple Newton Syndrome).
Belief: I can fix that. There's no god but MacGyver. The price will drop in a month, but I need it now.
Turn-On: Unboxing videos. Backup batteries. Blue LEDs. Laser Pointers. People who RTFM. Things that make loud clicking sounds.
5. The Hacker
Disposition: Chronically crabby- then again, having such a superior intellect is a heavy burden. Paranoid tendencies.
Beliefs: One shall stand, one shall fall. Sun allergy is a real condition.
Cybersex: not utterly disgusting. Cory Doctorow is too soft on DRM. 2600 magazine has gotten too commercial.
Turn-Ons: Trinity. l33t fluency. Nacrspotting at DefCon.
6. The Otaku
Disposition: Alarmingly happy. Prefers to read right to left.
Beliefs: Manga is a medium, not a genre. Furries aren't loathsome. I can learn Japanese from "Gundam" (and other related animes). Lynn Minmay is the most annoying character in the history of anything. The next major anime release will be a box office hit in the West- this time for sure.
censored for younger viewers. Dirty Larping (-.-). Dating sims. All things kawaii!
So, have we decided which kind of geek you are? And to make it more fun, what kind of geek are some of your characters?
Tie between music geek and fangirl. -nod-
Vigdis is The Gadget Guy and Svari is The Music Geek.
I am the gamer, the gadget and the otaku with a slim possibily of being the music as well. In other words, I've graduated in Geekology.