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Geek Girl Power…and the annoying aftermath

I don’t know why only recently did people suddenly pay attention to geek girls. LA Times did a whole story about it the other day based on the nerdy ladies of television shows.  And now College Humor came out with this video, which is, by the way, pretty much the how my small talk at mixers or networking events usually goes…

I’m not quite as geeky as this chick in the video here, mind you. I have girl friends who are a lot geekier than me.  And there are plenty more ladies out there who will out geek me in many subjects.  But all in all, I’m nerdier than average. So I guess I’m qualified to make the following statement.

I mean, helloooooo. Geek girls have ALWAYS been here.

THIS. WHOLE. TIME.

Now that the media is making being geek girl tres chic, the inevitable aftermath is coming.

That’s right, a pack of non-geek girls trying to earn some geek creds to impress boys by throwing out some adorable little nerd baits.

We all have heard them before.

“Oh, I so totally love Star Wars.”

But most of the time, they can’t tell a Wookiee from an Ewok, or if Han shot first. (HAN FUCKING SHOT FIRST!!!!! There is no other way, foo!)  However, I must confess that I can tell you nothing about Episode 1-3 because they suck so bad I block it from my memory.

“The Star Trek movie was so cool.”

Of course, they are referring to the newest Star Trek movie. I agree there. But yell out “Khhhhhaaaaan!” and they’d look at you funny.  They also probably can’t tell a Tribble from an Ewok. Or Sisko from Janeway, for that matter.

“I like to play video games.”

Some dance games on the Wii, or some kind of Rock Band, I’m sure.  They’ll never know the beauty in the creepiness of Bioshock, the unpredictability of Rift, or the realism of Grand Turismo.  I have to admit, I don’t play much games either. I get motion-sick playing first-person control and confused with all the trigger buttons.  Pretty much this leaves me with a barrage of Lego games and Castle Crashers.  But I do keep up with the trends so I can converse with my gamer husband and be a good game spectator. I watch Brandon and his friends play all the time.

Yeah…I like to watch. Hee.

Well, you know, and the list of nerd baits goes on.

To each, her own. I respect that.  Go ahead, play your faux geek card.

But know that my fellow geek girls and I reserve the right to poke holes in your pretension, like a T-Rex testing for the weakness in the electrified fence, until you are exposed as who you really are: a regular girl.

And there is no shame in being a regular girl.  Like the guy in the video said, at least there are some common grounds in pop culture reference.

To thyself be true, yo.

But if the geek world calls to you and you’d like to explore your geek girl side, come on in!  Our universe is vast. And awesome.

Darth and Daughter

Genre mash-up Zombie Slave Leia with Dad Vader.

8 thoughts on “Geek Girl Power…and the annoying aftermath

  1. MazingAmy

    HEH! Love it! I won’t claim to be a geek, just a normal girl into some geeky things. But- -I feel like I could write a similar treatise on women who pretend to like sports to get guys and women who REALLY LOVE sports. I’m not talking knowing the offense from the defense, a field goal from a PAT, I’m talking 4-3 China Defense, I’m talking Sam Mike Will linebacker designations and what they mean…

    I admit it, when it comes to FOOTBALL, I am a nerd.

  2. oakmonster

    You SHOULD! We are all united in our collective nerdiness of whatever subject we’re nerding out about. We have our sci-fi. You have your football (as I really don’t understand your last sentence there…at all). When it comes to sports, my answer is…I watch USC football but don’t ask me about anything else because I don’t know. LOL.

    I know a few gun girls and car girls who probably has the same gripes as well.

  3. NazKey

    *high fives* GEEK GIRLS OF THE WORLD UNITE!!! Cracks me up when the posers show up and try to be all “cool” like us. No bb, Starbuck is NOT a coffee drink.

    Also? THIS: But most of the time, they can’t tell a Wookiee from an Ewok, or if Han shot first. (HAN FUCKING SHOT FIRST!!!!! There is no other way, foo!) However, I must confess that I can tell you nothing about Episode 1-3 because they suck so bad I block it from my memory. AND THIS: They also probably can’t tell a Tribble from an Ewok. Or Sisqo from Janeway, for that matter. are just two reason why I love you so frakkin’ much.

    We rule bb. We rule because we’re real. We get it, and like you said, our world is pretty damn awesome.

  4. Cristina

    F*ck that bitch in the video. Martha Jones was awesome!

    Oops. Sorry I got distracted. Fellow Slave Leia here! Great article you wrote.

    At Comic Con last year, I think one guy was giving me a geek quiz when I was dressed in my Leia costume. He kept asking me really obvious stuff about Pricess Leia that he had to have known, like “Is she a villain or a hero?” You don’t even have to have seen the movie to know that, so I figure he was only asking to see if I knew.

  5. oakmonster

    I started watching Doctor Who when Rose “dies” and off we went with Martha. I love Martha! :)

    That was funny that you got quizzed about being a Slave Leia. But he’s right though. I’m sure some non-geek girls are making a good living just dressing up as Leia and know nothing about her.

  6. Keiko

    I let the TiVo record Mythbusters inetasd of watching the State of the Union. I figure, what difference does it make? Dubya is going to do whatever the hell he wants regardless of what we think, he’s proven that, so I’ll just keep my head down and try to enjoy myself.

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