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paulgoatallen
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...


JohnSuter wrote:
I have a dog named Perrin. Let's see who gets that reference. :smileyhappy:

Perrin t'Bashere Aybara.

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pagemaven
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

re: Perrin - Wheel of ime - my son uses Perrin as his gaming name.

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luciadelabyss
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

...your friends call you at work using your gaming name.

...your default ringtone on your phone is the Star Wars theme.

...your favorite curses are in fantasy languages.

...you carry a d20 in your purse just in case you get off work early!

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Footballbutterfly
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

How about when you are playing words with friends/scrabble/etc and try to use names of characters/worlds/phrases/etc to form your responses?  I am a frequent offender.

 

Or when you get a tattoo in Elvish (after diligently looking up the various forms of Elvish and cross-checking that your symbols are correct for the dialect you have chosen)?

 

Or when your fantasy football team is named after fantasy worlds/characters?

 

Or when you insist on dressing your kids up as Luke and Leia, Legolas and Gimli, and Frodo and Sam for halloween three consecutive years?

 

Sadly, I think my list goes on....and on....and on.....*sigh*

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MacMcK1957
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...


luciadelabyss wrote:

 

...your default ringtone on your phone is the Star Wars theme.

 


 

In the new movie, Ted, one of the clues to problems in the main character's relationship is that his ring tone for calls from his girlfriend is the Darth Vader theme.

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luciadelabyss
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

LOL!  I work in a theater that is playing this, but haven't seen more than small pieces of it yet.  My son watched but didn't tell me this..just that I would like it.  :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

You write your own incantations based on the original mythology Tolkien copied.  (You've actually read the original mythology.)

 

You have 1930 - 50s Ace and Ballantine book covers on your walls.

 

You know the original work of the staff writers on Star Trek.

 

You discuss SF topics with scientists across the world and post to NASA.

 

Your SF and reference library takes more than 2 rooms of space in your home.

 

To communicate with your friends you have to work around the World SF Convention dates.

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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

...you know the proper response to the greeting, "Life is short..."

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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

...you tell your wife that the round vents on the front bumper of your car are the intake ports for the Bussard ram jet drive.

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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

...you know the connection between the late William Windom and the FIRST Star Trek movie.

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dhaupt
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

You attend The Star Wars Reads Day, this Saturday, check your local B&N to see where you can attend the event near you

 

Publishers, Booksellers, Librarians Gear Up for Star Wars Reads Day 

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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

When your dogs name is Smeagle.

When you have your childrens future names planned to be; Egwene, Moraine, Perrin, (and boy, do I have more!)

When you've read many of the same series more than once, (The Wheel of Time, Harry Potter, etc)

When you have quotes from Gandolf hanging on your wall.

And when you're a 17 year old girl in high school who enjoys have conversations with the Geeky Fantasy Fan teachers... And you understand everything they are saying and what books they are talking about.

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