Dr. Cellophane (neogrammarian) wrote in geekoutatlj,
Dr. Cellophane
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geekoutatlj

We few, we happy few*

Alrighty then, we appear to have a small crew, and that's a good place to start.

So. It's late in the day. I thought we might be feeling clicky.


Fanfic?

Read
2(22.2%)
Write
0(0.0%)
Both
2(22.2%)
something else.
5(55.6%)

Sci Fi/Fantasy

Read/take in/view/receive
5(55.6%)
Write
0(0.0%)
Yes
4(44.4%)
Something else.
0(0.0%)

Gaming (tabletop, platform, pc)

Yes!
8(88.9%)
No Dice!
0(0.0%)
WoW is not a "game" it is my LIFE.
0(0.0%)
Something else.
1(11.1%)

Computers?

You mean, like an electric typewriter?
0(0.0%)
I write for xkcd
0(0.0%)
Yes, you know, yeah.
9(100.0%)
Something else.
0(0.0%)

Academic? (Formally or otherwise)

wtf?
0(0.0%)
that counts as geeky?
2(22.2%)
I'm a proGeek and proud of it.
3(33.3%)
Something else.
4(44.4%)

You Left Me Out! Or other geek categories I'm too sleep-deprived to've remembered

Fill us in in comments!
2(100.0%)



There are, I think, a number of directions we could go w/this comm. Of course, social networking is never a bad thing for marginalized groups (geek + queer = double marginal, if you can add PoC to that No! That's Person of Color, not Pirates of the Caribbean, stay w/me, geeks! focus! you of course win the All Our Minorities Are Belong to You Prize), so I think there's some room just for stretching out and being ourselves, sharing stories, sharing ideas, whathaveyou. Clearly there is room for discussion of Teh Queer Perspective on much pop culture, or slash wouldn't exist, no?

And that leads to something else this comm might do- I think there's been relatively little examination of how we, queer geeks, fit into the geek world. We bring (sometimes) real world queer experience to slash fic, for example. Depending on the study you read, we "date" longer than straight folks, and we have more disposable income to play with than straight folks. This would suggest that, as a minority, we may weigh more heavily in audiences than your average PR wonk (no offense to any PR wonks out there) might believe.

But if we don't congregate, and talk, no one may ever notice us, as we do go to see Dark Knight anyway, and so are counted among the normative hordes.

I think the 2nd may happen while we're doing the 1st, even if we're not conscious of it, and that could be good.

It will certainly be new.



So. (you know what's coming)


What say you, queer geeks?



*Remember, they Won.
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