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[May. 16th, 2004|06:16 pm]
The Geek Empire

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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...

The Emperor
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From: ko_er
2004-05-16 07:17 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. I was at work today, and I saw that they had the Hobbit cartoon on the Cartoon Channel. It brings a tear to my eye every time a little kid asks me something about Bilbo.
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[User Picture]From: born_from_dream
2004-05-17 01:59 pm (UTC)
Where do you work?

-Sanders
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From: ko_er
2004-05-17 02:12 pm (UTC)
The local Jewish Community Center.
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[User Picture]From: born_from_dream
2004-05-17 06:02 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, awsome.

-Shachna ben Mordecai
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[User Picture]From: mithvingiel
2004-07-08 02:16 am (UTC)
Ah, yes. We're coming into fashion. We will eventually take over this world mwahaha!!
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From: starfishmado
2004-07-09 08:44 am (UTC)
I really hope it doesn't become very "fashionable", because then it will loose its novelty....
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[User Picture]From: i_exacerbate
2005-01-20 06:17 am (UTC)

Isn't the whole essence of geekdom rooted in being an outcast?

Geeks aren't Harry Potter obssessed children. Nor are they drawn into the Lord of the Rings craze by those god-forsaken movies. They are the minority of people who spell and speak correctly, enjoy science fiction and fantasy movies/shows/books, play video, card and role-playing games, not because they're popular, but because they peak our interest. We come up with little inside jokes amongst ourselves because our senses of humor are justa tad too developed for mankind. Just as punk ruled the 90's, it was only real in the 80's. This all aside, I must say that I personally hate Harry potter with a passion. I know I'm one of the few, but Rowling writes as though for ten year olds, but that's my opinion. And I want to kill Peter Jackson.
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[User Picture]From: lord_evil
2005-04-19 08:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Isn't the whole essence of geekdom rooted in being an outcast?

I don't think the essence of geekdom is in being an outcast, I feel it lies in the Individuality that the masses lack. It's not reading LOTR that makes you a geek, it's enjoying them. Playing RPGs doesn't make a geek, loving them does, but most importantly, nobody is a truely a geek, until they can admit it.
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