Speak Out: Fun with Geekiness

SpaceGypsy1 September 13, 2011 4 Comments »

When it comes to letting go and geeking out over things I am ergodic in my choices. Like a spinning bottle that stops one day, or week, or month and points emphatically to something I love.

I can geek out on Claudia Black! My all time favorite female actor or any gender actor. Aeryn Sun and Vala Mal Doran are my all time favorite characters. Wow, now that’s something I can totally geek out on! The woman is so profoundly brilliant she amazes me.

Randomly, I do the max out geek on Farscape, Firefly, Stargate SG1, Mardi Gras, costumes and just about any character driven science fiction. The very first time I was cognizant of being passion driven by something was watching Star Trek TOS when it first started and then taking a leap of faith and falling in love with Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I have a passion for scifi/fantasy conventions, writing fanfiction and costumes, Mardi Gras day in New Orleans (in costume) and Dragon*Con (in or out of costume).

I find joy in all the insanity of the people milling about at Dragon*Con and during Mardi Gras. Wandering around in costume and having my eyes whirling in delight at the throngs of costumed participants only fuels my need to geek out more often.

Mardi Gras

SpaceGypsyMama-Spacegypsy1 Mardi Gras

And I enjoy explaining my passions to acquaintances as they question me because in their tiny brains I’m too old to be a geeking out. “What’s fanfiction? Who the hell are Daniel and Vala? What’s with all your costumes? Why are you so crazy about Dragon*Con? Can I borrow your silver and black wig? And the most common question those acquaintances ask, as a fellow geek reminded me, “can you help me with my Halloween costume?”

I mostly had geek friends in high school. And talking about geeking out with passionate effusion!!! I was nuts about the Beatles. I actually screamed – not squeeeee – but screamed when I saw them live. Really.

My passion runs deep for Daniel and Vala of Stargate SG-1 fanfiction. Way deep. Geek deep. I never tire of writing them. I have no concern if someone is reading it. I love it when they do, but really, it is going to be written anyway. Actually, I never tire of writing at all. Writing is not really a sit down and ‘gee’ what will I write. Apparently my brain is on go write for all but six or seven hours a day!! Often it’s crying out to write Daniel and Vala fanfiction.

Fanfiction exists for just about anything you love. Any movie, any book, any TV show. You can google it. If you google Daniel and Vala Fanfiction you’ll find tons of it. So go google your favorite couple, or TV show. It’s not all ships(relationships). There’s action/adventure and things unimaginable. Or try Fanfiction.net or LiveJournal.com to search for something fun.

And while I am on the subject of loves and passions let me just add…I adore geeks. I totally seek out geeks and geek out over geeks. They enliven my life. They guide me to more profound geekdom.

Then there’s my other passion: blogging, reporting and interviewing.

Because of following certain geeky flag flying I’ve came together with two awesome and real live geeks to co-found www.SpaceGypsies.com where we can express passion, fly geek flags, rant, honor, respect, fangirl, report, interview and genuinely enjoy our passions.


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  1. Françoise Macke (Fran)No Gravatar October 5, 2011 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Ok! Thank you very much for responding PlayitGrand ! I understand much better!

  2. Françoise Macke (Fran)No Gravatar September 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Hello! I have a question: what is to be Geek is a fan of someone or something ?

    • PlayItGrandNo Gravatar October 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      That’s a good question Francoise, and it’s a bit hard to answer because I think everyone probably has a different opinion. For me, being a geek for something means that you are more than just a watcher. Something about the thing or person you geek out for inspires you to do something more than just watch them. Maybe you just talk about it, or get involved in a fan group online, or maybe you go all out and collect memoribilia, travel to events, ect. No matter what you do to show your geekyness, to me being a geek or a fan for something requires more than just watching it once a week.

  3. Françoise Macke (Fran)No Gravatar September 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Really great geek article! Really!

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