Dork Confession!

Darling Jen Darling Jen
So I confess... I'm a dork and a nerd. But there is more than one kind and I know I can't possibly be alone on the forums. So who is ready to confess?

I've made the poll anonymous for those not ready to "come out" because I want a honest poll of how many are out there. But I still encourage everyone to post their own dork confession.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I'm a gamer (follow specific companies, brands, know back-stories and creators, and know about games long before the average shopper.)
89
I'm an otaku. (learned some Japanese just for anime/manga, have been to a convention, and listen to j-pop on my mp3 player)
42
I'm a sci-fi dork. (Star Wars, Star Trek, comic-con goer, Ender's Game, the robots will take over the world)
98
I'm a fantasy dork. (Renaissance fairs, D&D player, Magik card collector, equip accessories for 10+ defense points)
72
I'm a nerd. (likely built your own computer, knows C++, types in 1337, there are 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don't)
58
...All of you are weirdos. I'm normal.
41
Other. I'm a rarer dork/nerd or something else entirely.
103
Total votes: 503 (248 voters)
Poll is closed
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Darling Jen Darling Jen
Ok, so my confession is that I'm an anime dork. I've been to anime conventions, learned some Japanese, own some hentai, have a yukata and many weapons, considered cosplaying, have some j-pop on my mp3 player, etc.
10/28/2010
Danielle915 Danielle915
OK I dont know if this classifies as a dork or not but...I am obsessed with all things hello kitty. I will own it all before I die...LOL
10/28/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Danielle915
OK I dont know if this classifies as a dork or not but...I am obsessed with all things hello kitty. I will own it all before I die...LOL
I Hello Kitty! And anything classifies if you want it too. After all, labels are subjective, right?
10/28/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I'm kind of the movie/book/music dork. I know lines to movies most people haven't even seen and I spend most of my free time in the company of books. And I'm good with that
10/28/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I was a dork before it was gentrified into 'geek'.

LINUX / +10 / Don't Panic / Smeg! / Greedo didn't shoot AT ALL! / White and Nerdy / Go away or I shall taunt you a second time! / Reverse the polarity / I am not a number! / ...

I can go on forever.
10/28/2010
The Nakanas The Nakanas
I'm a D&D, fantasy football, video game playing Star Wars dork who watches the occasional anime. I've also been accused of being a Jork (Jock/Dork).
10/28/2010
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
None of the above LOL..
10/28/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I was a dork before it was gentrified into 'geek'.

LINUX / +10 / Don't Panic / Smeg! / Greedo didn't shoot AT ALL! / White and Nerdy / Go away or I shall taunt you a second time! / Reverse the polarity / I am not a number! / ... More
Hehe that's awesome! "Hans shot first!" Though I don't consider myself anywhere near knowledgable or obsessed enough to fit into that category.

@Nakana - I've never heard of a Jork before! That's pretty great to have your own category.

And there's only 3 "normals" so far. I suspect the numbers will get quite interesting as more people vote. (C'mon otakus! I want to see that number go up!)
10/28/2010
The Nakanas The Nakanas
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
Hehe that's awesome! "Hans shot first!" Though I don't consider myself anywhere near knowledgable or obsessed enough to fit into that category.

@Nakana - I've never heard of a Jork before! That's pretty great to ... More
In high school it wasn't unusual for me to get done with football practice, listen to Weird Al in the shower then go play D&D and video games for the rest of the night with my non-athlete friends.
10/28/2010
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I'm kind of the movie/book/music dork. I know lines to movies most people haven't even seen and I spend most of my free time in the company of books. And I'm good with that
I think of myself as more of a nerd than a dork, but I definitely have my dorky side. And I'm with you, Tori; I'm all about movies, books, and music.
10/28/2010
Mocha98 Mocha98
I am a dork! I also consider my self CDO(OCD) It is something that I have always considered myself. Be proud, and a dork!
10/28/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I am mostly a geek, some of the above certainly applies though.
10/28/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Mocha98
I am a dork! I also consider my self CDO(OCD) It is something that I have always considered myself. Be proud, and a dork!
Yes! OCD in the order that's right - alphabetical! I'm right there with you! All of my movies, for instance, are in alphabetical order.
10/28/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I'm a gamer. I'm also a movie and book geek.
10/28/2010
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
I love anime and manga, but also I'm a gamer girl I love all kinds of games but my #1 game is World of Warcraft*, my main character on it is a Level 80 Undead Mage named Nachtmara, along with some alts.

(*hence the dorkdom, lol, but I'm proud of it )


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10/28/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
"Gamer" has really evolved as a word. For me, "gamer" is a LARPer, tabletop player, or a cc-gamer (M:tG).

If someone was into video games though, they were a "video gamer". Totally different.

As you can tell, I'm the "gamer" type of dork (or used to be).
10/28/2010
Matheri89 Matheri89
-I love comics, and can discuss Comics as Lit

-Big fan of sci-fi, especially Star Wars. My wife and I sent out Christmas cards photoshopped as Han and Leia.

-Have played D&D, not regularly now, though I write campaigns and plotlines for friends who DM. Managed a Free-form RP channel on mIRC for years.

-I've played WoW, may re-subscribe when Cata comes out

Could probably go on and on.
10/28/2010
Sir Sir
All of the above except the term you use for "nerd." I am horrid with computers. But the most prominent are probably Renaissance and gaming, and Renaissance even more than gaming because I enjoy it more.
10/28/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
So I confess... I'm a dork and a nerd. But there is more than one kind and I know I can't possibly be alone on the forums. So who is ready to confess?

I've made the poll anonymous for those not ready to "come out" ... More
i've no idea I like anime alot I search and read descriptions and make lists of what I should watch,buy next or if I found a ton of stuff that caught my interest make a list of wat I should check out,like write the title of the anime or movies and read the description later or watch a youtube clip on it or somethin. I am a member of a site called wiipals its a nintendo chat site its awsome forums and u make your own profile and everything..also a member of gamespot.com and animalcrossingcommunit y.com (animalcrossinga game I like alot)

When I go to buy something say I don't have a printer scanner copier and its something I am buying only once I will read hundreds of reviews and search hundres of products,even read the review on a product I am more interested in on multiple sites until I find the ONE I can do no wrong with and its the best of them all for a great price too..reviews mean alot to me,but if its something I know I will like alot without research and reading tongs of reviews like the game animal crossing city folk for wii wasn't rated good but I knew I would be pleased.

I recently bought cookware I did tons of research and decided the cookware from Dr.Mercola's website was the ultimate buy and usda organic coconut oil from the site was also a must to buy along with it because of its health benefits,even tho its been a big controversy for so long I'm totally convinced it is very healthy and great and I cant wait to try it with my awsome safe cookware that has a 40 year warranty on it...

I didn't know how to vote I selected other. What do I sound like to you?
10/28/2010
GeekWife GeekWife
I'm a gamer, Star Wars, movies, Hitchhikers Guide, certain sitcoms (Scrubs/Friends/Big Bang Theory/Cougar Town), computer, D20 kind of geek I have a dice collection that is only missing the elusive D100... yes, they made one of those. It's useless, but seriously, google it.

And my son was an Ewok for Halloween this year
10/28/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I'm a book geek. Most of my spare time is spent reading. A perfect day for me would involve spending an entire day at the bookstore exploring all the possible books I could buy ( I have a hard time picking one lol).
10/28/2010
Kindred Kindred
I still have a few thousand comic books from my youth. My favorite is the Uncanny X-Men when the series first re-invented itself. The Phoenix saga was some of the best writing ever.
10/28/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
Star Trek, book nerd and music geek.
10/28/2010
Blinker Blinker
I like Doctor Who, Star Trek, comic books (Vertigo and Dark Horse, thank you very much), Harry Potter, horror geek, I used to play D&D...

In the words of the great My Chemical Romance (Ray Toro):
"You like D&D, Audrey Hepburn, Fangoria, Harry Houdini and croquet. You can't swim, you can't dance, and you don't know karate. Face it! You're never gonna make it."
10/28/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
"Gamer" has really evolved as a word. For me, "gamer" is a LARPer, tabletop player, or a cc-gamer (M:tG).

If someone was into video games though, they were a "video gamer". Totally different.

As you can ... More
check out my post,which category do I sound like?
10/28/2010
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
Ok, so my confession is that I'm an anime dork. I've been to anime conventions, learned some Japanese, own some hentai, have a yukata and many weapons, considered cosplaying, have some j-pop on my mp3 player, etc.
I cosplay.
I know some Japanese.
I have a Japanese first name (blame mommy)
I have three yukatas
Love J-pop
I go to Otakon religiously.
10/28/2010
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
I love anime and manga, but also I'm a gamer girl I love all kinds of games but my #1 game is World of Warcraft*, my main character on it is a Level 80 Undead Mage named Nachtmara, along with some alts.

(*hence the dorkdom, lol, but ... More
FOR THE ALLIANCE!
10/28/2010
Matheri89 Matheri89
Quote:
Originally posted by GeekWife
I'm a gamer, Star Wars, movies, Hitchhikers Guide, certain sitcoms (Scrubs/Friends/Big Bang Theory/Cougar Town), computer, D20 kind of geek I have a dice collection that is only missing the elusive D100... yes, they made one of those. It's ... More
The D100 is so hard to read!
10/28/2010
Matheri89 Matheri89
Quote:
Originally posted by Illusional
FOR THE ALLIANCE!
Alliance FTW! 80 Human Pally here!
10/28/2010
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