This Is What Being A Geek Is

This morning my friend Kiri posted the video below. In her video she said something profound.

Be a fan, and don’t be embarrassed to be a fan

Later on I noticed that my phone was encouraging me to update my tumblr app (Yes I have a tumblr account, NO I will never give out the link!).  In a rare moment I looked at the description included in the tumblr app and this is what it read.

 Post anything, from anywhere. Share photos, gifs, video, music, quotes, chats, links, and text. Find and follow the things you love, and get all your latest news from your dashboard.

I love that description, and I think it goes hand in hand with what Kiri is trying to tell people.  Be a fan, and it doesn’t matter if you are a 16 year old who is in love with Justine Bieber, or an 87 year old who still loves Star Wars.  To many people think that being an adult means you have to give up your passions, and the things you love.  To quote The Doctor…

There is no point in being grown up, if you cant be childish every once in awhile

I love being a Geek, I love being around geeks, I love the fact that I have tattoos of geeky things, and I don’t care that I am 32 and still watch Buffy, Firefly, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and organize Doctor Horible Sing Along parties!  Being a fan is about loving something so much that you make it a part of your life, and it becomes a part of who you are.  So follow Kiri’s advice and go out and create, write, and otherwise be a wonderful, fantastic, Allons-Y, Geek.

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