Welcome to the first installment in the Diary of a Nerdy Boy blog entries. In these installments both of us nerdy boys will look at our experiences and what it takes to maintain a consistent level of nerdiness.
This week I want to talk a little about geeking out. Geeking out happens when we see something that we get really excited about. For me it could be anything from knowing that Daredevil season 2 starts this coming Friday or seeing Spider-Man in Civil War. Geeking out is not the result of our rational thinking skills. It is a pure emotional reaction to a bit of news or an image or a trailer. It could be said that the internet geeks out when something goes viral.
From my experience, geeking out is a common occurrence among nerds and geeks. Some people call it fan girling or fan boying. It can be excessive or annoying or great because of what we as a community are sharing. This week all of Twitter freaked out about the Civil War trailer. 6 of the Top twenty trending topics on twitter were about the trailer. Of course the DC fanboys had to come out too and say some negative things but overall the trailer was well received. There are going to be so many more instances of geeking out as we move into the rest of the spring and summer. Daredevil this Friday, BvS next Friday, Civil War, Apocalypse, Suicide Squad. It is going to be a wild ride.
The special thing about geeking out is it shows our dedication and appreciation for the things we love. It brings us all together but it can also tear us apart. When we share our thoughts and feelings it opens us up to the criticisms and thoughts of others. They can take advantage of our vulnerability in those moments, encouraging us to keep our thoughts and our joy to ourselves. Don't be afraid to be yourself and represent that through your passions. It is okay to disagree but don't let personal remarks or pettiness get you down. Be you and no one can ever take that away.
This is the message we try to send every week. When we say "Stay Nerdy, Boys!" at the end of our podcast we want you to understand what we mean. We mean just what I said above. Be you. Let your passions drive you. Don't be afraid to express yourself. Embody the idea and the lifestyle. #StayNerdy