FFD: What bits of Geek culture are you unable to identify with?

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rAge is coming up next week, and it stands for the Really Awesome Gaming Expo, or Really Awesome Geeky Expo, depending on who you ask and which part of the country you’re from. And it makes a lot of sense, really.

Gaming is an inextricable part of Geek culture, along with a plethora of other cultures and subcultures that overlap, intertwine and converge, producing a venn diagram that looks like it was created using a spirograph.

That doesn’t, of course, mean that if you’re automatically in to gaming (as I assume most of you are, being here and reading this) that you’re in to other bits of geek culture. As many of you know, there’s a rather big bit of geek culture that I honestly struggle to identify with; Anime. I’ve tried to get in to it, and I just can’t, but I also just don’t really see the appeal of games like Warhammer, most boardgames, trading card games, cosplay and much of the other stuff people assume I like because I happen to enjoy video games.

I don’t really like comics, I don’t like super heroes very much – and I don’t really enjoy their associated movies. I don’t go in much for collectible figures, I think both Star Wars and Star Trek are rubbish and I think that Doctor Who is a load of guff. I’ve been known to enjoy a bit of reading and a spot of science, and I have unrivalled technolust for gadgetry, allowing me to retain some semblance of geek cred.

But that’s me! What bits of geek culture are you just unable to identify with? Do you even consider yourself a geek?

Last Updated: October 2, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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