||[May. 16th, 2004|06:16 pm]
The Geek Empire
It is a great time to be a geek.|
Seriously, it is. Take a good look over the last couple of years.
Depending on how far back you go, it started with Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling's creations were the first unquestionably fantasy books accepted and praised by society at large since 'Lord of the Rings'. Then came the films. The Harry Potters and, more notably, the Lord of the Rings have not just been successfully, but have won some of the most prestigious awards in the film world. And let's not forget 'Spider Man', 'X-Men' 1 and 2, 'The Hulk', 'Hellboy', the upcoming John Constantine flick, the 'Matrix' trilogy, 'Pirates of the Caribbean', and many, many others.
Even gaming is going through a sort of a Renaissance. In 2000, D&D released 3rd Edition, which drastically changed the face of the game while drawing in a whole new generation of gamers (myself included). The computer game industry is off the charts, and the trading card game world is vastly expanding (if suffering in quality).
Things are changing in the world. Where the jock ruled the 50's, and the punk ruled the 90's, the geek is rising up to rule the 00's...
It is a beautifulthing...