Hey, look, an essay expressing exactly how I felt after watching the latest The Guild music video!
Good lord, is that painfully awful or what? I mean, I thought I was the target demographic for their stuff but... apparently not?
Hah! I was just talking about this subject with a friend last night. Your timing is awesome. I'm forwarding now.
I was all excited when I thought you said Greek Pride.
Oh good. I am glad I am not the only one who mis-read that....
"What you decide is uncool is also uncool. " Missing "not", I think?
Nah, just hinting that most everything is uncool.
FONT CHOICE IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS
And sadly, due to LJ's fucked up page formatting and defaults, this shows up on my screen in Arial.
Ahem: I knew it had gone mainstream (and was thus dead to me -- or should have been from around T minus five years) when a "news" item I saw (in the US) suggested that around 25% of the under-34 demographic self-identified as geeks. And that this was a h-u-g-e marketing opportunity (nudge, nudge).
If you're saying that it's no longer indy cool to write (manu)scripts in troff, I'm going to be very disappointed.
You and me, Pete! Back to back, guns drawn, twitching bodies and fountains of blood everywhere around us!
I was with you until "Font choice certainly doesn't matter," not least because I know for a fact you've seen more self-published books than even I have, and you have an aesthetic sense.
I was tempted to nitpick this, but it scans to meas not as "font choice doesn't matter from a design perspective," but "getting into a flame war over the font someone uses is just as silly as getting into one over which Star Trek captain you want to sleep with."
I initially read that as Greek pride and was very, very confused....
I wish we could also lose the "I've found my tribe" sentiment. It doesn't matter how fond I am of someone, the instant they gesture at the various con attendees within eyesight and say that, I wonder why the hell I go to cons. I'm not interested in pledging allegiance to anything, let alone to geek...whatever.
"Fandom" is so SO not my family. I feel no closer to a random dude in a stormtrooper uniform than I do to the guy who paints his face for baseball games.
In other words, ARGH, yes, I agree.
I haven't been to a con since I was thirteen, for similar reasons. I'm sure i'm missing out on some things, but more usually I think, thank God the Internet happened, or I'd never get to talk about geek stuff in a venue in which I feel comfortable.
Amen. The whole "oh my god this sitcom mentioned a thing I like" thing is starting to
get me down OPPRESS ME I AM AN OPPRESSED GEEK AND THIS IS IMPORTANT.
Took me a few episodes to realize that just because The Big Bang Theory was pandering to me didn't mean that I should like the stupid show.
Especially not when Community was on the same night.
2012-04-12 10:19 pm (UTC)
An end to Geek Pride? Naaaaaah.
As a proud geek, I will continue to be proud. Ours is the superior lifestyle.
As for Obama flashing a Vulcan hand signal.....we're sorry. I would like to revoke his geek card. Obama is a total disgrace, and I'm embarrassed to have him in our clubhouse.
2012-04-12 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: An end to Geek Pride? Naaaaaah.
Is this satire?
2012-04-12 10:54 pm (UTC)
My work here is done. -TC McCarthy
2012-04-12 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yer just jealous.
Not everyone who likes that TV show less is a terrible person, or bland, or foolish.
Noooooooo! I'm melting! What a world, what a world!
(Kay, I can get behind all of this)
2012-04-13 12:33 am (UTC)
Food for thought...
RBI may, in fact, be an archaic stat, but it still draws a clear line between run scores and run producers. A big DH may be an average sucker and a super windmill, but if he plates eighty or more batters, he deserves a spot in the lineup.
I'm anOPS guy, but you shouldn't ever just look down your nose at good RBI guys.
That's why I still like Mark Reynolds. How else could you after that error against the Yankees on Tuesday?
2012-04-13 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Food for thought...
Except that RBIs are relatively arbitrary - aside from the one you get for yourself when you hit a HR, it's completely dependent on having baserunners waiting for them when they step up to the plate (which has nothing to do with their value as a batter.)
While you shouldn't look down your nose at high-RBI guys, that's because they have value that is easily measurable while entirely ignoring RBI; it doesn't really tell you anything that isn't better covered by looking elsewhere. (See also: saves)
Reynolds plated less baserunners last year than Vlad Guerrero, and I think we'd both agree we'd MUCH rather have Reynolds than Vlad on the roster.. Personally, I still like him because he hits a ton of HR and draws a ton of walks. My soul is still in pain over that Tuesday error, though.
All forms of self-congratulation get kind of tiresome after a while.
2012-04-13 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you. This is beautiful.
My younger self is crying inside. My current self is nodding sagely. Yay, I must be all post-geek now! AND WE ARE THE SUPERIOR BEINGS!
Coming full circle, I hear that last bit in a Dalek voice.
2012-04-13 03:24 am (UTC)
Can we also put an end to the Zombie craze too?
That goes without saying. Also pirates, ninjas, and robots.