Yep, another confessions post – this time, my geeky confessions! This link up was started by Mariko at Gamerwife, and I have loved reading through all the posts! It’s amazing to see how many people in our community don’t follow the arbitrary “rules” of being a geek.
One of the biggest issues in the geek community is simply others deciding who is and is not “geeky enough.” These gatekeepers make it no fun for anyone. I love that we, as a community, are starting to re-claim what it means to be a geek. In my opinion, if you identify as a geek, then you are a geek – no questions asked. That being said, I’ve got tons of geeky confessions, so let me share them with you!
1. I don’t really play video games.
I love video games, but they are also the one form of media that punish you if you are not skilled. Unfortunately, I am not a good gamer. I find far more enjoyment in watching others take on challenging parts of the game – I’m really in it for the story, anyway! The games I do play end up being open-world exploration games, like The Sims, Animal Crossing, or Tomodachi Life, where skill isn’t really a factor.
2. I don’t get Doctor Who.
I watched Doctor Who a little bit in high school, which seems to be right before everyone started latching on to it in the United States. I liked the show alright, but now everyone is acting like it’s an amazing show when I think it’s pretty mediocre. I’ll admit I haven’t watched an episode in years, so maybe there’s something I’m missing, but it’s just not my thing.
3. I feel weird writing about cosplay.
I’ve said over and over again how anybody can cosplay, no matter your age, height, weight, skin color, skill level, income level… and I totally believe that! At the same time, though, I don’t find my cosplay to be super impressive, so sometimes I feel like I’m the wrong person to be writing about it. I’m not well-known, I’m not super skilled, and I’ve never won an award, but I’ve learned a lot in my time as a cosplayer and I want to share it with others.
4. I watch way more anime than I let on.
I was a huge anime nerd when I was younger, like many of us! I go through phases where I don’t watch a lot, and phases where I totally ignore it, but right now, I’m keeping up with quite a few series. Thanks to the magic of Crunchyroll, you can watch episodes an hour after they air live in Japan. (My 14-year-old self would NOT believe that if you told her!) I’ve been watching Sword Art Online, No Game No Life, Sailor Moon Crystal, and Attack on Titan.