Geek Girls Need The Internet Like Fish Need Water
|One of my favorite geek girls – @riellygeek|
You might think, being what one might call a geek girl, that I am surrounded by wonderfully geeky people all day every day. You’d think we hang out enjoying overpriced coffees at the local independent coffee shop while we discuss the latest happenings on S.H.I.E.L.D or how much we cannot wait for Game of Thrones to return. You might think that, but you’d be wrong.
Although there are some wonderful geeks in my life, so very many of them are nowhere near close enough to grab coffee on the spur of the moment. Heck, they’re not even close enough to manage a planned lunch date. Everyone is scattered across the country, and a few of them are even scattered across the globe.
This can be a very cool thing at times because I usually know someone who’s able to enjoy the latest geeky thing no matter where it’s happening so I can live vicariously through their experiences. I’ve got friends aplenty attending pre-screenings of amazing movies, Q&As with my favorite actors, and all sorts of behind-the-scenes excitement. It’s fantastic!
|Geek girls in training at #NYCC|
But sometimes, every once in awhile, it’d be really nice to just have a super-geeky-nerdy friend right here. Like, here in my living room, to share this box of Girl Scout cookies that I’m going to eat all by myself if no one stops me first.
This is the sad state of affairs for, I’d imagine, lots of geeks. We have a wide circle of friends that are all over the place, but not so many that we bump into every day. Unless you have a day job at a comic shop or some-such, you’re likely surrounded by non-geeks. They’re cool people, but there are things they just don’t get. Like I don’t get the Kardashians.
There is one place where I can always find my fellow geek girls, and that’s the internet. Instead of sharing my Girl Scout cookies, I share tweets and status updates and blog posts and silly memes. The internet lets me stay connected to the people that are too far away to meet, but are still near and dear in my heart. It’s not a time-waster. It’s my office water-cooler.
Now, when’s the next convention so I can have a good geeky chat while enjoying an overpriced coffee at the convention center?
|I will be back here next #GenCon because, geeky coffee chalkboard!|