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Post by Felix on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:08 pm

After browsing another forum for a bit, I came upon a discussion that interested me. What "turned" or made you become into a nerd?

For me, it was Star Wars. I became so fascinated with the story, the concept, the characters, and the kick ass space battles, that I spend a majority of my younger years learning about it. And then I began looking at other sci-fi works, and bam. Nerd I became.

So, what did it for you?
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Post by PiEdude on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:14 pm

I'm not a nerd. I'm a gamer.

I play video games, not chess.

I wear T-shirts with the Cubs logo on them, not sweater vests.

And most importantly, I play football, not tennis.
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Post by Felix on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:15 pm

PiEdude wrote:I'm not a nerd. I'm a gamer.

I play video games, not chess.

I wear T-shirts with the Cubs logo on them, not sweater vests.

And most importantly, I play football, not tennis.

You know what I mean pie...
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Post by TNine on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:16 pm

Addictive personality. I joined the HWF, haven't been able to leave the interwebs since Sad
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Post by Vigil on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:22 pm

Upbringing.

I was exposed to a lot of classic Sci-fi and nerdy things as a child, so I grew a vested interest in them.


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Post by Felix on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:23 pm

Vigil wrote:Upbringing.

I was exposed to a lot of classic AI and nerdy things as a child, so I grew a vested interest in them.

Never heard of it.
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Post by dragoon9105 on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:24 pm

I played video games since i was 5, only natural i would keep an interest of them throughout my life.
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Post by Offensive Bias on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:32 pm

Halo would've been the start of it I guess. When I got it with my first Xbox. That Xbox lasted me five years before I got the 360. And I've gone through three of them... Fucking faulty pieces of shit. Joining HWF also contributed a bit. And got me addicted to forums... And writing.
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Post by RX on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:34 pm

Not really a nerd, just a normal gamer. And it was stumbling across HWF in 07 that made me active on the internet.
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Post by Rotaretilbo on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:39 pm

Personality defect. I am naturally a very crazy person, and so it only made sense that I would not be accepted in many social situations, hence my exile to teh Interwebz.

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Post by Felix on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:41 pm

Rotaretilbo wrote:Personality defect. I am naturally a very crazy person, and so it only made sense that I would not be accepted in many social situations, hence my exile to teh Interwebz.

Don't worry Rot, we accept you. Very Happy
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Post by Elabajaba on Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:47 pm

I'm crazy, played videogames a lot ever since I was 5 (ut and age if empires were my first), and joined hwf, which also got me addicted to forums.

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Post by Cheese on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:00 pm

Personality and love of stories. Bound to happen eventually.

It probably did happen around pokemon times - even if it was cool to be a pokenerd back then.

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Post by KrAzY on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:06 pm

Legos
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Post by Felix on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:10 pm

KrAzY wrote:Legos

You sir, are now my all time hero...
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:13 pm

I've played/watched my dad play video games for as long as I can remember, apparently my entire life. From the beginning I spent equal time playing PC and console, and this continued for the rest of my years. I never really had a like for sports, and after trying a good number of them I gave up and eventually stopped playing outside much. Ever since I had discovered Halo I loved it, and one day I chanced upon First Strike...

Eventually I saw the Halo Wars trailer, which was a dream come true for me since strategy was my favorite genre and Halo was my favorite series. I checked their website for information, and began lurking on HWF.

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Post by Divine Virus on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:14 pm

I think it all started when I first play an NES. Then, I got my first GameBoy. You know, the brick? Razz

Then I got a SNES and it all just got better from there. Thanks Nintendo! Very Happy


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Post by Yam Head on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:14 pm

The original Playstation
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Post by Divine Virus on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:15 pm

KrAzY wrote:Legos

This too.
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Post by Gold Spartan on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:15 pm

Warhammer at age 5. Does anything else need to be said?
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Post by MrX on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:23 pm

rename the section now... nerd = / = geek

i have an average teen boys life im not too clever im not thick i have lots of friend and i hate my family Very Happy but i just love games so im a very big geek geek not a nerd Razz

but anyway i became a geek because my granddad got me a pc for my fifth birthday and well it started from there Very Happy
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Post by KrAzY on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:36 pm

a geek is a social outcast... a Nerd can fit in socially but has geeky hobbys


I consider myself a Nerd... as I do sports and CAN talk to people and when I do... I interact well


I just have severe social anxiety which makes it hard for me to meet new people
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Post by MrX on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:42 pm

KrAzY wrote:a geek is a social outcast... a Nerd can fit in socially but has geeky hobbys


I consider myself a Nerd... as I do sports and CAN talk to people and when I do... I interact well


I just have severe social anxiety which makes it hard for me to meet new people

well to me
geek = an interest in electronics
nerd = smart person with no friends
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Post by JB on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:43 pm

One word.. Warcraft. Since the very first game I've been into the series, read the books, played the games and so on. Blizzard was the start of it, then Play station to PS2 to Xbox 360, and PS3. I've been into RTS gaming for as long as I can remember and then moved on to FPS when Halo CE came out. Thats pretty much what did it for me.


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Post by Toaster on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:58 pm

KrAzY wrote:


I just have severe social anxiety which makes it hard for me to meet new people

Yeah.... same :/

Anyway, I don't know when I'd say I became a nerd. I mean, I remember sitting at the computer on my sister's lap to play Riven when I was 5 years old, and I remember getting my Playstation when I was 6 (after playing Spyro at a grocery store daycare center called Pepe's playhouse,) and I suppose you could say that my obsession with "A Bug's Life" as a small child made me somewhat of a nerd, but I didn't REALLY become hugely nerdy until 6th grade, when the 360 had just come out and the PS3 was still a long way away. I became a giant Sony fanboy.


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