General Chat Thread, Are you a stereotypical geek? in General; If not, what do you get upto?
(by stereotypical, I mean hobbies etc that still include geek like things such ...
21st March 2014, 12:29 PM #1
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Are you a stereotypical geek?
If not, what do you get upto?
(by stereotypical, I mean hobbies etc that still include geek like things such as computing, RPGs, card games, comics ... outside of your day to day job role).
I still am heavily geek outside of work, but I also take part in the following (and more) outside of work:
Various Martial Arts practitioner
Frequent gym user
Petrol head (anything with an engine)
Took up Salsa dancing for a while
Gamer (console and PC, but that could be still being geek?)
21st March 2014, 12:47 PM #2
Card games - bridge?, eucre?, snap?
Gamer (console and PC) - most definitely geek
My typical week sees me going to the gym three times, doing a couple of ballet classes and watching classic TV series. I ride my bike when I can be arsed, although no where near enough. I make all my own sox on a 100 year old CSM, and I used to ride fast motorbikes. I would have one now, but lack of money prevents it. One day I WILL get my blue framed Imola (Ducati 750SS in case your not familiar) and rebuild my SR500 Special (I have all the special bits, I just need a decent donor bike). I have four SLR cameras which get used, proper ones too - none of this digital nonsense. The newest is a Pentax LX of 1980 vintage and the oldest an Exacta Varex VX from 1951.
I'm so ungeeky I don't even have a mobile phone (that's me and Tom Stoppard, so I'm in good company!).
21st March 2014, 12:51 PM #3
I would say im a geek but on appearance im not.
outside of work i....
Youth leader for various groups
Play console games
Try to android app develop
go to gym
go to pub
also go camping, hiking etc
Last edited by hardtailstar; 21st March 2014 at 01:22 PM.
21st March 2014, 12:52 PM #4
I just do cool manly stuff like wrestle bears, eat steaks and score with the ladies and have mega beers.
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21st March 2014, 12:54 PM #5
- I used to play MtG.
- I currently play loads of vidya gams.
- I read a large amount of comics. [Marvel, DC, Indie and webcomics.]
- I mess about with various OSs, both professionally and recreationally.
- I like Sci-Fi shows, though I haven't watched Firefly.
- And I watch a lot of original content on the internet... usually about geeky things. [Extra Credits, The Escapist, PBS Idea Channel]
Pretty geeky in my opinion.
Last edited by X-13; 21st March 2014 at 12:55 PM.
21st March 2014, 12:55 PM #6
Yeah im geeky, I do geeky stuff like gaming and programming outside of work, yeah all round geek.
21st March 2014, 12:57 PM #7
Study computers & the like (taking Network+ exam soon)
Play consoles (sega fan boy, currently playing ECCO the Dolphin on my dreamcast)
As above, enjoy retro-ish gaming (own a Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast, Xbox, Xbox 360 (+Kinect), PS3, Wii, Gameboy Color (see through purple!!), and a DS
sometimes do running/gym (but cant overload as i have shin splints)...
Last edited by Tesla; 21st March 2014 at 01:14 PM.
21st March 2014, 12:58 PM #8
Computer Gaming (pretty much anything really, but I lean more towards the RPG/story side),
Wargames (Played numerous systems - and have quite a few forces, certainly for fantasy/sci-fi),
Tabletop Roleplay (Currently usually D&D3.5/Pathfinder, but also play Rolemaster, WHFRP, Privateer to name just a few),
and Airsoft (although I'm not sure Airsoft fits into the stereotype).
21st March 2014, 01:06 PM #9
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nope! I play my Xbox and tweet a lot, but that's about it. Play Golf, Cricket and see daylight to socialise...so not a geek...
21st March 2014, 01:12 PM #10
Nah not really, outside work I walk the dog, go hiking, camping trips, photography, write poetry, do wood working crafts and loads more. Suppose that makes me a hobby geek
21st March 2014, 01:18 PM #11
I need to go to the driving range soon....
Originally Posted by Wabey
21st March 2014, 01:24 PM #12
Well given that the stereotypical geek is male... I fail at the outset
I would go as far as to say that I am anything but a sterotypical geek... which causes me problems at places like BETT where I have been ignored or, worse still, had surprised comments; I came close to inflicting physical injury to one male BETT attendee this year.
@kaphc is another female geek who has had similar issues at BETT!
21st March 2014, 01:55 PM #13
Please elaborate, what comments
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
21st March 2014, 02:01 PM #14
A comment expressing surprise at me being a female IT tech... that's much as you are getting... it was sexist, uncalled for, out of the blue and had I got the name off his badge, I would have probably caused trouble.
Originally Posted by abillybob
21st March 2014, 02:05 PM #15
I get called geek all the time, it goes with the job, but I have been mistaken for a teacher and a head teacher before!
I obviously have that look of authority
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