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My non-gaming circle of friends always call me a geek for playing 40k games.

I don't think I'm a geek. There's a lot more to acheiving true geekdom than just playing 40K.

For starters, a proper geek must:-

1. Lack any social skills not related to gaming
2. Lack skills or knowledge relevant to regular, real-life existance (i.e. anything outside of gaming).
3. Lack basic standards of personal hygene.

So I was wondering, do you think you are a geek?
 

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For starters there's a difference between being a 40k geek and being a geek. For instance I started as a computer geek or more accurately a programming geek, but as the years progressed I went on to being a geek per se.

Basically any subject that would interest me I'd take into my life and show more enjoyment and fascination to that subject than was the norm. That's what it is to be geek.

I'd never trade being geek. I'm almost always happy, my life is always filled with fascinating things to occupy my time. I'm content with life. It's good.

Geeks also have to prioritise more being that these interests consume their lives so much, and as such tend to engage in the banal topics of equities and morgages and blah blah much less. Our conversations are heavy on the jargon, filled with obscure references. Geeks also tend to be in the above average IQ dept.

Being a geek is a way of life. The geeks I know are fairly socially-skilled, and relatively well dressed. I personally have always been okay socially, above average I guess.

Clothes are actually one of my interests. I tend to like to look good, in some pretty expensive clothes because I find that's where the quality is at, and I often change multiple times a day. The lacking of basic standards of personal hygiene you mention can be true as you say, but this is hardly a geek only thing.
 

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im a normal guy with geek tendancies...

i love GW, comics, films and roleplaying, those are my geek vices. I'm not ashamed of them, because theyre my passions in life.

I think Orb summed it up very nicely. i love it.
 

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1. Lack any social skills not related to gaming NO

2. Lack skills or knowledge relevant to regular, real-life existance (i.e. anything outside of gaming). NO

3. Lack basic standards of personal hygene. NO

well that was easy, I`m not a geek, does a geek join the army, I don`t think so lol
 

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I am definitely not a geek. I party all the time and socialize with people each and every day. I just play Warhammer as a hobby on the weekends. I do see people who are worse than geeks and I won't mention anything cause someone here might be like that :shock:
 

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I know lots of geeks who joined the armed forces. Two brothers for instances, biggest geeks ever, both joined the Marines, another guy over in Iraq atm, you've never met anyone more potty about 40k Chaos. At a very loose guess, his army is somewhere in the 30k dept.
 

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1. Lack any social skills not related to gaming- No way. I have worked very hard on making myself a living legend 8) Couldn't do that without social skills, right?

2. Lack skills or knowledge relevant to regular, real-life existance (i.e. anything outside of gaming).- Nah, I play the trombone, I'm the future Drum Major of the marching band, I was a starting linemen for my high-school team, I make and edit videos... SO I have more then gaming (might explain my average table-top painting skills :p )

3. Lack basic standards of personal hygene- Wait. *sniffsniff* Nope, clean and fresh.


Hell, I stopped playing football so I could stay in band, and the only people that call me a band geek are...band geeks :roll:
 

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Yank army or Brit army, us brits are more professional you see :p so we have no geeks hahahahahaha

nah I kid but the description given for a geek gives a false impression, no one like that in the description would join, waaaaaay to sad lol :D
 

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I was thinking more along the lines of nerds share similar qualities as geeks, but tend to keep up with personal hygene and know how to prioritize-- geeks focus solely upon what they are a geek of (for example, the uber-trekkies are geeks, as they spend their lives with vulcan ears and federation uniforms on :lol: ) whereas nerds similarly obsess but put school/work/family etc first, since they're smart enough to have gotten to be labeled a nerd in the first place. I don't know if that made much sense, but it makes sense to me. :roll:
 

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We always had 3 classes of geeks when I worked at my comic book shop back in the states. First was the uber-geek. You could spot them from a mile away and knew definitely of their geeky tendencies. Second was just regular, run of the mill geek. Last was the undercover geek. They would be people who you would not expect to play 40k, read comics. They would hide it so well from the real world, you were just amazed by it. I was the undercover type, since i did not hang out wiht any of my coworkers from my military job. Only way you know was if you saw me working at the store or came to my place and saw my models being painted. I love being a geek. It sets us apart from everyone else.
 

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Ahk-sep said:
We always had 3 classes of geeks when I worked at my comic book shop back in the states. First was the uber-geek. You could spot them from a mile away and knew definitely of their geeky tendencies. Second was just regular, run of the mill geek. Last was the undercover geek. They would be people who you would not expect to play 40k, read comics. They would hide it so well from the real world, you were just amazed by it. I was the undercover type, since i did not hang out wiht any of my coworkers from my military job. Only way you know was if you saw me working at the store or came to my place and saw my models being painted. I love being a geek. It sets us apart from everyone else.
How true.

Classified Geeks!

- OK team, suspect number 3 the "dice molester", on the exterior he appears quite normal. Do NOT be fooled. In the presence of dice and toy soldiers this man will change. Advise extreme caution"
 

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I've never been called a geek for playing warhammer. Probaly because of my size or I'm friends with the school bullies

please note I am not one of the bullies I just play rugby with them.
 

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you know your a geek when u post a topic like this ....*sighs* and no ur not a geek because this is liek death and destruction ..and it just takes imagination to play
the whole games about imagination :D
and geek is playing yugioh! ;) and liking startrek
 
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