Mar 17

Nerd is such a broad term isn’t it? And like most broad terms and generalizations for a subset of people it can be very easy to paint the good members of the group with the same angry brush that is meant for the bad members. Lately I have been making it a routine to visit the local bookstore since it gets me out of the office and allows me to concentrate on my writing. This past Saturday I was most unlucky to be in the vicinity of a loud group of obnoxious “nerds” who recited lines from Ice Age – snorting uncontrollably and making everyone pay for their jokes. I am sure that within their circle this was great fun, but for everyone else it was unbearable. Luckily I was saved by a pair of earbuds and a volume setting that worked. Another time I… [Read more]

Jan 21

There seems to be this misconception that the quieter, more introverted section of our society is somehow the nicest. While some people may seem polite at face value, or intelligent and innocent, there are many who are the deepest sexists, racists and homophobes when they have the luxury of anonymity and a “safe” setting. Of course I am referring to the sub-culture of people who we call nerds. Now many of you have not known a good amount of “nerds” in your lifetime–and when I say “a good amount” I am speaking of 10+ different people with different personalities—so let me elaborate on who I am referring to with that nasty four letter word. Nerds come in a large variety beyond what you’ve seen on shows like The Big Bang Theory; you have your Sci-Fi nerds, your sports geeks, your video game nerds, anime otakus… [Read more]

Oct 22

It still baffles my mind to this day as to why Star Wars Galaxies and Everquest (though not so much) are the only MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) to cater successfully to different types of gamers. There is a continuous stream of newer, prettier MMO games being released yearly, yet they all offer the same crap in a different shell. They are one-dimensional, RPGs (minus the RP) that are meant as time-sinks to attract the loyal wave of MMO gamers who will swoop in, max out their levels and fly away to play something else. It’s a vicious cycle of the same thing in and out. The typical MMORPG assumes that every player is interested in being a hero. This is incorrect on many fronts, not everyone wants to be King Arthur, Conan the Barbarian or Legolas. Some players are quite fine being a… [Read more]

Feb 12

So seriously who out there thinks this is cool? I mean thought, planning and execution was placed into this thing in order to generate profit. Profit mind you that a team obviously expected to obtain from Japanese gamers and I am guessing off-shore gamers as well. Without getting into cultural differences in respects to women, lets just consider rape. You know rape, the act of having someone violate and drive themself into an orifice without consent. If you cannot relate as a guy, just remember that dudes get raped too. I have never been raped but I don’t plan to nor do I want to… so you can imagine I don’t find it sexy in the least. I used to watch comical hentai that I felt was harmless since the sex was either used as a weapon or the rapists were basically plants, demons or animals. I would pop… [Read more]

Jan 22

Dear Hollywood, please step away from our video games and anime. It is quite obvious that you cannot transition animated stories into live action properly, regardless of the success that was The Dark Knight and Iron Man. What seems to have been an exploitation of the nerdy sub-culture has gone a bit too far now and I would like for you to back off. I was more than happy back when your depictions of us nerds were glasses wearing, bad postured, asexual losers rather than take our sub-culture seriously and try to resell things we love in a cheap live-action package. With movies on the horizon like Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (when did she become legendary?), Dragon Ball: Evolution (google this abortion and count the cries of disappointment), an M.Knight version of Avatar The Last Air Bender and a whole host of other… [Read more]

Dec 11

So before I start let me get the boring cliché remarks and thoughts that you people will spout out prior to even linking to the main article. The introverted nerdy ones of you will think to yourself “cool, I hope this gets sophisticated enough that I can have my own slavegirl modelled after Kristen Bell to play with.” The wannabe tough guy poser types will say “lol look the nerd had to make a girlfriend! I trip over ass everytime I leave my house, what’s his deal?” and a few of you standard model humans will say “WTF?”  Anyway, Japanese inventor Le Trung has created a young woman who does math and exhibits artificial intelligence. Along with math, Le also says she can be tweaked to have orgasms and respond to your nerdy thrusts the way a real woman might… more on that later. With… [Read more]