Circling around the blogosphere is a little link-up started by Mariko of Gamerwife. Loads of other nerds have listed their geek confessions and I think it does the world some good to see that there is diversity and acceptance out there, even for people who think that Riley was the best Buffy boyfriend. Well, maybe not that far…
CONFESSION #1: I’m just not that into Star Trek
My grandma used to watch the show when she was alive, and she was pretty into it…I gave it a whirl for my roommate’s sake, but it just doesn’t push my buttons. Sorry ! I can’t explain it. It’s like when you date somebody – there has to be chemistry. I’m sorry, Star Trek. It’s not you. It’s not me. It’s just that we aren’t meant to be.
CONFESSION #2: I’m not cool enough to cosplay
I tried buying a costume for this year’s ComicCon and within two hours and three different Forever 21s I decided that maybe it’s just not in the cards for me. I can appreciate – and oh, I definitely do! – people who can pull it off. But I guess I’ve donned enough costumes in my past as an actress that I kind of like dressing up as ME for cons. Comfort wins over spandex here.
|As close as I get to cosplay – you can see garbage in the background. Ugh. Failing.|
CONFESSION #3: I didn’t see the original Star Wars trilogy until 2012…
…not in it’s entirety, anyways. And speaking of…
CONFESSION #4: I’ve never seen the prequels…and I don’t intend to.
I love ice cream. I love hot fudge. But yeah, too much hot fudge spoils the ice cream. Is that an apt metaphor? Maybe I just want ice cream. Yeah, that’s it.
CONFESSION #5: I’m terrible at video games
LAUGHABLY so. My brother likes to play me in MarioKart because he can lap me three times in Rainbow Road before I’ve gone around once, I’m too busy over-correcting my steering and falling off the edge of existence. Maybe THAT’s a metaphor, too? Mmm, ice cream…
CONFESSION #6: I liked Twilight. Yes, the books AND the movies.
Twilight came into my life as I was having my quarter-life crisis i.e. my 25th birthday. I know it’s repressive and silly and juvenile but I clung to that adolescent love story as the passing of my youth. I’d like to say I’ve learned my lesson since…
CONFESSION #7: I don’t like Sailor Moon Crystal
New things, BAD! I love me some Sailor Moon – and most of the charm, I felt, was in the goofy, awful bits! The new one is too….sleek, and subtle. And creepily sexy, like a Bratz doll?
CONFESSION #8: I stopped watching Doctor Who after David Tennant and Russel T. Davies left
I’ve caught the odd episode here and there, but to me, it just doesn’t feel like Doctor Who anymore. See above: new stuff BAD! Making it sleeker and sexier and more Tim Burton-y kind of ruined it for me. I prefer to dive into the old episodes, even if they are slow, clunky, poorly lit and the monsters are made out of bubble wrap. It’s more heartfelt that way!
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Nice list! I can understand not wanting to cosplay. It's a lot of work and time, especially once you hit the convention. You can pretty much wave bye bye to an entire day because of photos and being stopped all the time!
I get your Dr. Who thing. Sometimes when they change actors, it's just not the same.
"The new one is too….sleek, and subtle. And creepily sexy, like a Bratz doll?" Omg. Dying.
I am also a non-cosplayer, although I admire those who can do it well. Anyway, I think I need to do this now.
xx Abby a geek tragedy
With classics like that, how can you say the movie is better!
I nearly fell off my chair reading that one.
I love the JP movies, even the crap ones. Man that first movie though took my breath away…….man I must have seen that movie…………twice.