How to Date a Nerd is a new book out by Cassie Mae and you can find it on Goodreads. I think it sounds like a pretty awesome book based on what I've read about it! I love the idea of a geeky girl trying to find the courage to be as geeky as she is, and I hope when I read the book it will satisfy all my expectations!
So on this Blog Hop we're answering this question today:
WHAT IS THE NERDIEST THING ABOUT YOU?
Well, I'm glad you asked!
I think most of the obvious stuff isn't particularly special. I like science fiction. I make videos featuring me singing songs from video games. I draw webcomics. I play Dance Dance Revolution. I enjoy Japanese animation, went to an anime club for years, and have been to anime conventions. In costume.
|JACON 2004||Metrocon 2013|
But beyond all that creative and fan-related stuff, I think I do one nerdy thing that most other nerds don't do . . . and that is comprehensively documenting everything kind of all the time.
I have a public list of every book, every movie, and every music album that I own. When I buy a book, it has to come off the public wish list, get put on the "owned" list, and get updated on two book-related websites. When I read a book, I have to review it on my personal site, review it on Goodreads, and show a star rating on my author site, and it has to get moved from "reading" to "recently read" (and I have to pick the next book I'm going to read and declare that in five places).
I keep a daily journal. I've done so for over ten years. I write down what I did that day and not much else, but I have an exhaustive account of pretty much everything I've done in my adult life.
I have a list of every time I've been in the media (though I guess that's something most people would do). If someone wants links to my magazine interviews, film appearances, public speaking engagements, radio appearances, and other media talks, they're all in one place.
I keep an updated list of favorite things. If I read a book, see a movie, or hear a music artist, and I decide it was good enough that it is now a "favorite," I have to add it to an extremely long and comprehensive list on various websites. I also list favorite foods, favorite comics, favorite podcasts, favorite television, and favorite quotes.
And I've got a rather detailed public autobiography (if you know where to look), featuring a timeline, photos, drawings, writings, sound files, video clips, and keepsakes.
I'm good at other things you're supposed to document too, like balancing my checkbook, keeping abreast of my publishing submissions, and keeping a fastidiously updated calendar so my events don't have conflicts. But as you can see, I kinda go above and beyond when it comes to documenting everything, and I think that's probably the nerdiest thing about me!
See you nerds later. :)