Geek break!

We now take a break from our scheduled programming to bring you a special segment on Geekery.

I got a blog award! And not just any blog award, but a Geeky one. And not just any Geeky award, but a girly one, too. So great!

Eleni, my awesome geeky friend over at RPG Called Life, awarded me this the other day:


Which makes me so happy, because 1) Eleni is an awesome geeky girl whose blog I love and 2) I am a geek and proud of it!

The rules:
List ten geeky facts about yourself and…
Pass this award onto your favorite female geeks!

1. I met four of my best friends online, through various RPG clubs based on the Tamora Pierce books that I read when I was a pre-teen. I was obsessed with these books and spent a lot of my time writing and talking about them with Fae, Ali, Kitty and Lea. I wanted them to be real. Hell, I still want them to be real. And Fae and I still write using characters that trace back to those books original.

2. I speak a bit of Quenya (a Tolkien Elvish language) with Fae. We used to know more, because we wrote characters who spoke it. Now we just speak it to each other - our conversations, emails and letters nearly always end with “Namaarie melamin vanima” (”Farewell my love, beautiful [Fae]“) or “Amin mela lle”(”I love you”).

3. I can recite the entire Rent soundtrack from beginning to end. I’m obsessed with musicals - particularly Rent, Wicked, Spring Awakening and Aida.

4. I am a huge Diablo II freak. I love that game and have spent many, many nights playing multiplayer with my friend Kaitlyn. I also loved Neverwinter Nights, but my computer wasn’t good enough to run it. I recently became obsessed with Fable II. I love fantasy rpgs.

5. I correct people’s grammar and spelling constantly. In person and on Facebook. Also, one time I was bored an took a red pen and corrected all the sentence structure errors in our local newspaper. It was appalling. There are few things in life that make me as happy as a red pen and someone else’s hard work.

6. I watched all ten seasons of Stargate SG-1 and all five of Stargate Atlantis between September and December of last year.

7. I’m a huge history Greek. I’ve studied Greek and Latin (albeit poorly). I’ve read most of the Greek and Latin authors (Homer, Ovid, Seneca, Aeschylus, Plautus, Herodotus, etc.) I can go on for ages about mythology.

8. I was a huge Pokemon fan as a kid. Enough said.

9. I once had a conversation with Chandra about the Julio-Claudian dynasty as we were getting ready for the day, before 9am. I know this is similar to #7, but it’s too good of an example.

10. My favourite part of working in a museum was dressing up in the period costumes. I firmly believe that I was born in the wrong time period. I also love Renn Faires and anything else that involves dressing up and pretending.

And now I want to award this to:

My friend Kitty, who I mentioned in #1, who is a fellow fantasy geek and classicist.

The Chris from Always Standing, who plays WOW, among other geeky things.

My Faerie, fellow Elvish speaker who loves all the geeky things I do, plus comics and more video games.

Also, if you haven’t read it yet, read why I think Geeky girls are so awesome: Top Ten Reasons to Love a Geeky Girl.


  • By Emily Jane, May 31, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    I think you just got enough bonus points to gain a level :) Geek girls FTW!

  • By Christine Sweeton *The Chris*, May 31, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    Thanks - I think…

  • By Sebastian, May 31, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

    Were your typos intentional…? :P

  • By Faebala, June 1, 2010 @ 12:49 am

    “Huge history Greek”. That typo made me giggle. Way to think and type at the same time.

  • By Hezabelle, June 1, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    hahahaha… I’m going to go with yes? I totally did that on purpose…

  • By Eleni, June 1, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    All of Rent?! I can only do five songs from Rent. There are so many of them!

    I also love correcting grammar and punctuation. I had a lot of long, frustrating nights with my geophysical fluid dynamics textbook this semester, but it actually had quite a lot of egregious punctuation errors, so it was always very satisfying to scribble angry corrections into the book. Sort of like, “You think you’re so smart with all your equations and stuff, but ha–that comma is wrong!”

    Where did you play NWN if your computer didn’t run it? Did you get far? I always played the sorceress in Diablo II. Who was your favorite?

    Did you play Pokemon on Gameboy? Become a Pokemon master? Collect the cards?

    There are a few other time periods that I sometimes think it would be fun to live in, but then I remember they don’t have flush toilets.

    You’re an awesome geek. A lot of your geeky traits I’ve gathered over the course of reading your blog, but it’s nice to see all these things in one place and learn a few new things.

  • By Hezabelle, June 1, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    I TRIED to play NWN on my computer, but it would never let me get past the first level. It would just.. stop working. I haven’t tried since I got a better computer, actually. Maybe I should someday! I played the Sorceress in Diablo until I got the expansion pack, now I always play the Assassin. I can’t resist having claws!

    I played Pokemon on Gameboy… had some cards and a Pikachu stuffed animal. hahaha. I also LOVED the movie…

    Yay! Geek approval means so much coming from you, Eleni! :)

  • By Eleni, June 1, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    Shame about NWN not working. At this point there are probably better games to play if you have a good computer, like NWN2 or Dragon Age: Origins. Though there were some cool things I missed about NWN that weren’t in NWN2.

    The assassin was really cool. I started an assassin, but never got past the second act with her; I guess I’d moved on to some other game. I also got kind of spoiled with the…cleanliness…of the sorceress. I used ice, so almost no one ever got to touch me (they were frozen then dead before they got in melee range) and instead of leaving corpses they’d burst into ice cubes and melt. Yay.

    I had Pokemon Blue. My little brother had Red. Ah, back in the day when there were only 150. I’m totally out of date now. My favorite was Eevee! I have an Eevee stuffed animal. And I have some cards–not a huge collection, but a reasonable deck :)

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