Monday, February 2, 2009
How high do you fly your Geek flag?
Do you have a favorite Gaming shirt? Maybe a World of Warcraft bumper sticker, Star War's hat or Everquest 2 key chain? Do you wear or display it proudly? Is it something you make sure to put on when your headed to the mall or out to eat with friends in the hope of finding other geeks that share your passion? Maybe to find them so you can show loyalty to that particular part of geek culture, to also converse with like minded individuals and trade stories so you won't feel so alone in the world?
I mean for what other purpose would you buy a "Horde" t-shirt? What is the reason behind getting a shirt that says "Green Linen Shirt: Armor class 3: Requires level 5" if your not trying to a) become a beacon for all other geeks to gather around or b) to fly your geek flag higher than others?
Do you even have a geek flag to fly? Is that something only Hardcore geeks do? Are casual geeks less likely to make it known they are geeks by not wearing geek centric items or placing geeky bumper stickers on their cars? Do other geeks scare or frighten you because they fly their flag so high?