"Lots of very respectable people are trekkies."
—Nathan Spencer, Casualty
Thank you folks. That was good of you. That was Lawful Good of you. Some of you know what I'm talking about.
Michael Cole: "What are you talking about?"
Striker: "Comic book reference, buddy!"
Cole: "You are a nerd!"
WE ARE THE GEEK
We are the geek, without us pop culture is obsolete.
All kids side with either Sith or Jedi.
Get your sci-fi fling on from Wookiee to Klingon, we rock to Ewoks.
Light sabers and photon torpedoes ready to go and give a lickin’
‘Till it ends up parodied on Family Guy or Robot Chicken.
Live long and prosper, run your course
When geeks die they enter the Force.
We don’t fear invasions from the Martians or the Borg
Because these aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
We are the geek, hardcore gaming is all we seek.
From pwning noobs, woot dings, leet speak button-mashing, Rock Band thrashing.
From the roots of Nintendo to Mario, to Sega Genesis, one nation under Playstation.
We’ve had our iddy-bitty Wii Mii’s on the 3D HD TV screen, see?
Get a load of the invincibility cheat code – it ain’t game over ‘till epic fail – you’ve lost the game.
No evasion of the zombie invasion, we’ve had our training from Left 4 Dead Rising, that is a must,
And all your Grand Theft Auto are belong to us.
MMO’s like Everquest, oh WOW, cross my Halo, hope to die
Unless you get shanked by the Team Fortress Spy.
We are the geek, praise the Otaku, those anime freaks.
Magical school girls and harems are shojos, Shonens will ever increase.
Mechas will wreck us and ninjas will win ya, for everyone else there is Bleach.
Naruto pins on their backpacks
Manga buttons on our cat-ear hats.
From Project A-ko to Xenogears, Vampire Hunter D Grayman, Darker Than Black Lagoon, from Trigun to Sailor Moon.
Let them glomp, let them cosplay, let them have their yaoi schoolboys and fan dubs,
Fansubs, fanfics, fan letters for worse or better.
We are the geek, without our dice rolls we’re incomplete.
Every Winter-een Mas Day, we LARP, tabletop role-play.
Earning GP, HP and XP, drowning in our mana pools with 2nd edition old school rules.
It’s D&D: level up or shut up.
Spell-casters and tanks, clerics and rogues adding up skill ranks.
We are the geek: we are underestimated, underpaid and under-medicated.
If you’re not gonna enjoy yourself, don’t get out of bed.
If you won’t live your dreams, you’re better off dead.
You bet we own the Internet. No longer freaks
No longer meek
But each unique
They cannot compete
We cannot be beat:
We are the Geek!
—Uncle Yo, geek comedian.
"...And so I am happy to turn to the President and extend what I consider to be the most American of greetings; although we may not always agree, I have been and always will be your friend. Live long and prosper."
John Hodgeman, addressing President Barack Obama at the 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner
"WHO'S THE NOBODY NOW, HUH? HE'S JUST A FAT, UNEMPLOYED IDIOT, AND I HAVE A TVTROPES PAGE!"