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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:
    Kickboxing instructor
    Various Martial Arts practitioner
    Frequent gym user
    Photographer
    Petrol head (anything with an engine)
    Took up Salsa dancing for a while
    Cyclist
    Gamer (console and PC, but that could be still being geek?)

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    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!).

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    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
    Cycle
    Swim
    Cars

    edit:

    also go camping, hiking etc
    Last edited by hardtailstar; 21st March 2014 at 02:22 PM.

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    I just do cool manly stuff like wrestle bears, eat steaks and score with the ladies and have mega beers.

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    • 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.
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    Yeah im geeky, I do geeky stuff like gaming and programming outside of work, yeah all round geek.

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    Play football
    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)...
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    Yes, definitely.

    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).

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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...

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wabey View Post
    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...
    I need to go to the driving range soon....

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    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!
    Please elaborate, what comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Please elaborate, what comments
    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.

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    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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