teresita (zorandra) wrote in nerds_ahoy,

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Here we goes.

Well, even though I'm already an 'accepted member', I thought I'd still play along and fill this thing out. Now if I decide to pass judgement on others, I'll at least feel semi-justified. I'm just wondering when it became tres-chic to be nerdy. Maybe I'll go hit up the 'ugly' communities next.


[ Basics ]
What is your name? Maria Teresa, Teresita, Zoolander; many names, one person.
Where do you rest your head? Wherever the cat allows.
How old is your liver? Let’s just say it remembers what I did to it in the mid 90s.
What is your gender? XX
How would you define your self? In need of sleep. Oh, wait. Here:
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And, I'm an ENFP.
Significant other? What, aren't I good enough?
What is your shoe size? 10.

[ Favorites ]
Color? Black, purple, blue.
Bands? My 1000+ CD collection includes everything from 1000 Homo DJs to Pete Yorn. Favourites include: Ryan Adams, Tori Amos, The Cure, PJ Harvey, KMFDM, Led Zeppelin, LoA, NIN, One AM Radio, Pink Floyd, Poi Dog Pondering, The Sounds, Teenage Fanclub, TMBG, TON, XTC. I think I'll stop there.
Movies? Student Bodies, the campy 80s teen slasher, not the porn (though there’s nothing wrong with porn); LOTR; Life of Brian; Full Monty; View-Askew flicks; High Fidelity; Office Space; and as of late I'm finding that I like blaxsploitation.
Television Programs? Britcom from Monty Python to AbFab; sketch comedy like KITH; cartoons, especially twisted ones like Simpsons (duh) and Adult Swim; crime dramas like Law & Order and CSI; M*A*S*H. Unfortunately I’ve found my tele as of late.
Books? The Little Prince; HHG2TG; Little Women; Nancy Drew; She's Come Undone. Authors: Blume, Crichton, Gaiman, King, Poe, Pratchett, Seuss. Once again, I think I'll stop now; the books rival the CD collection. How about the ones I hate: Old Man and the Sea and Moby Dick.
Video game? The one with Lubu, and Red Hair… Ming Dynasty! Actually, it’s called Dynasty Warriors, but I preferred my name for it. Old fighters like MK; Tetris; Zelda. Pretty much old games, RPGs, and some fighters. I can’t hang with new video games so much any more; I even suck at Mario Kart.
Cereal? Granola; it’s crunchier, doesn’t get soggy in milk, and is sweet without being sugary. Plus you can add whatever you want to it like craisins, or nuts, or fruit. Though I do love me some Cinnamon Life.
Instrument? CD player, Winamp. I think you get the idea. I once played the trombone, but when I broke my wrist it was too hard to hold even after it healed; switched to the clarinet but it wasn’t the same.
Board game? SCRABBLE! As well as Trivial Pursuit and Clue; the classics. And can’t forget ‘nerd games’ like Chez games, Zombies, RPGs, Mech clickies. If it’s got dice, I’m in.
Pet? Lucien, the beast; named after the librarian from the Sandman comics. And not for just any reason, but because he spent the first couple of days in his new house hanging out on the book shelves.
Song? Immigrant Song (Zeppelin); Winter (Tori Amos); songs with my name in them.
Quote? “I don’t want the world, I just want your half.” – TMBG’s Ana Ng; “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Food? Yes. If it’s not nailed down, on fire, or trying to eat me, I’ll try it. Italian, sushi, Thai, Indian. And sandwiches are the bestest. I love cooking, especially for someone.
Beverage? Water. Cold cold cold water. Hard cider, too. And I don’t mean that craptacular Cider Jack, either; I’m talking about Magner’s, Woodchuck, and the like. Tea; hot and iced.
Condiment? Hot sauce, gardiniera; spicy stuff.

[ In-depth ]
Convince me of your nerdly heritage:
I might be a first-gen full-on nerd. Though I do have some nerdliess on my mother's side; in fact, I think most of it comes from her genes. Not only can she speak three languages, she was also a photographer when in the Marines. Additionally, my great-uncle on her side is Antonio Prohias, creator of Spy vs. Spy. As for my own 'heritage', it goes back quite a ways. I had my first computer in 1981 and was programming little 'pixels' to bounce across the screen. I also used to, back in the day (ah, the early 80s), carry around a portable Superman record player and rock out to my vinyl (or does that just make me a geek?!). I own the original BBC HHG on DVD, as well as the entire Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The fact that I should be asleep and I’m up doing this instead should also count for something. Plus, I used to game with the nerdliest gaming group around.

If I could grant you one wish, what would you wish for?
I’d like to say the ability to know what I’d like to do with my life, but I know I’d end up saying something like the ability for the world’s people to give themselves and their families a good life without outside infringement from world organizations that make it harder for them to ever provide for themselves. Though, I just might be able to be selfish and wish for no more epilepsy. More important question is, why do you get to grant wishes? Eh?

What nerdly activities do you partake in?
Bi-weekly RPG; watch the ‘learning’ channels; am an anthropology major; spend way too much time online, including still doing the BBS thing (and I remember when 2400baud was fast); read comics; meticulously organize things - from files to my underwear drawer; 'hang out' at Borders. I'm sure there's even things that I don't notice that the populace would consider nerdesque.

A Star trek convention is coming to your town do you go?
Possibly; have never been and I’m sure I’d have fun. Would probably depend on funds and who wanted to go with.

Write an interesting solution to this mathmatical problem : 4+4=?
I’m sorry, but I’m a social sciences nerd, not a math nerd.

You see a cloaked stranger standing in the shadows of an alley. He offers you something, What is it, and how do you reply? It's a bag containing all the socks I've lost over the years, whose counterparts I've kept all this time in hopes that one day this moment would happen. I reply with tears and a thank you, as I embrace him as one would a person who has returned a long-lost family heirloom. Hey, I miss my socks.

At a gaming convention, what would you dress up as and why?
Either a wench (because I've always wanted to dress up in as one) or Death from the Sandman (because she's one of my favourite characters). Or maybe as a character I've made for a campaign; such as my French prostitute vampire from V:DA.

Write a short, creative story about your plot for world conquest: Actually, I'm not in it for world conquest; I'm in it to save the world. Besides, if I tried to take over the world, it'd end up like some plot of Pinky and Brain's.

[ Pictures ]
Please, let us endure your nerdly visage.
Endure is about the right word...

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I figured if someone at the party went through the process of putting their mini-keg on a chain,
I was going to wear it. And yes, it's still full of beer. Flava Flav ain't got nothin' on me!

You and the donkey you rode in on!
A little to the left... wait... You got it!
Just when I think I need alcohol to act like a fool.

[ Your thoughts ]
Please provide us with a few of your own thoughts.
  • Here. Yeah, I know, lame-o.
  • Economic Anthropology is far from fun; at times it can be 'interesting', but not fun.
  • People who throw their cigarette butts out on the ground should have them put out on their arm.
  • It's ironic how sex-ed in schools is taboo, yet there are commercials for syphillis meds.
  • I hate the human race, yet I want to do things to help people; I'm a contradictory misanthrope or something.
  • I don't own my cat, he owns me.

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