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Geektastic by Holly Black
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Apr 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook, fantasy, programming, science-fiction, sci-fi-and-robots, stand-back-im-doing-science, super-heroes, vampires, witch-or-wizard, young-adults-n-teens
Read from April 18 to 20, 2012

This is an anthology of geek stories. Specifically, geek interactions.

My Thoughts
I believe this confirms my geekdom. I was only confused by a couple of terms. (Example - True Trek? I've only ever heard it referred to as The Original Series, but it's fine. I get it.) I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and nostalgia over some of the stories. I was a hardcore Star Wars fan until I turned 11 and discovered TNG. I've been a Sci-Fi nut since I was about 9. Can't help it, I was raised by a geek, it was bound to happen.

Some of these stories had it pegged pretty well. I don't think people realize how much drama and competitiveness can and does occur on a daily basis in the geek world. But that's only one part of it. It's the inside jokes, the one-liner's, the fandom references used in everyday conversation, or life lessons one can only receive from a fantasy. It's the Trekkie's and Star Wars fanatics, the conventions, the science fair's, Rocky Horror, Sims/online role-playing games. It's the MMORPG's, gamers, and comic books and manga of the world. They are aspects of a connection, a common ground between people. Which can be said just about any social group. But I'm derailing.
The point is, these stories are completely relate-able, if you were ever called a nerd, growing up. Some people are ashamed to admit it, others wear the title proudly and these stories are a cute reminder as to why someone would.

I wanna go to a convention now...

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