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pen21
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

Only a geeky mom would remember this about her son's friends during Catch Phrase.

My daughter-in-law gave the clue - Ben's family watches what while they decorate their Christmas Tree?

The geeky mom says Star Wars. Ben has a good family.

 

 


TiggerBear wrote:

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


pen21 wrote:

..When you are playing Catch Phrase at a party at your son's house. male team vs. female team. I am giving the clues, the word is Galactica, I say Battlestar, assuming that is all that is needed. But all the women just look at me, shaking their heads. My son and his team are choking with laughter. The rest of the evening when a new game started, the women were asking me to be the token geek on the team. I had found my calling.


Luke...

Sorry were you looking for Skywalker or Duke? :smileysurprised:

 


 

 

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

Any SF/Fantasy geek, I think, would immediately finish Luke with Skywalker....

 

 

"There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save..." – Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
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Pommie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-13-2009

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

...your saving up to get a heron-mark sword

...you realize your day job (diesel mechanic) would be sooo much better if you had magneto's powers

...you get depressed and slow down when nearing the end of a good series

 

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

[ Edited ]

. . . you make your own Tribbles with fake fur and squeakers you had to rip out of dog toys.

. . . you use the squeak of said Tribbles to make your sister smile.

. . . you rant on and on about the real story of "The Lord of the Rings" (or replace with any other book/series that was made into a movie/film series) and no one is paying much attention to you in the first place.

 

"This is my chicken sandwich . . . and coffee." Next Mother's Day my sister and I should stuff our Tribbles into cups and plates and claim all our food's gone, sorry . . . (Yep, we have four white Tribbles.)

 

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spit9lvr
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

.....Watching Farscape helped save your marriage because it gave you something else to do besides fight.

 

....your disappointed that your children don’t like star trek as much as you do.

 

....you’ve had more than one 20 hour gaming session in your life( paper or MMO)

 

....you wish life was more like a fantasy novel or sci-fi show

 

....You wanted to learn a new language and elfish seemed perfectly logical

 

....you realized listing things wasn’t so  hard because you just thought about yourself and that doesn’t bother you.

 

 

 

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

- You know what grok means and use it in everyday conversation

- You become fearful that a ring might throw power at you or turn you insane.

---Reading : Foundation by Isaac Asimov---
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LadyeTPau
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Registered: ‎12-04-2009

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

your first child was born with pointed ears!

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

:smileytongue: Ok I want a picture.

 

 


LadyeTPau wrote:

your first child was born with pointed ears!


 

 

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

 


LadyeTPau wrote:

your first child was born with pointed ears!


 

 

Wow. we have to talk......   :smileyhappy:

 

Paul

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2manybooks2read
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Registered: ‎06-09-2009

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

-When you see a wardrobe and walk into it looking for narnia

 

~Nikki
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pagemaven
Posts: 246
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

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

.. from a sci-fi fantasy geek family when your Christmas shopping list includes;

 

                     A Sepharoth action figure

                     The Matrix Trilogy in Blue Ray

                     The Gunslinger Born (graphic novel)

                     The Avatar Ecology Handbook

                      Assault on Athena/Escape from Butcher Bay for Playstation 3

                      The Gathering Storm on audio book (No. 2 son has a macular deformity which makes

                                       reading a difficult and unpleasant chore.)

                       Canticle

                       One t-shirt which says "Come to the Dark Side... We have Cookies."

 

 

                         MERRY CHRISMAHANUKWANZYULRAM TO  ALL!!

 

 

 ( I find it very odd that Sepharoth and sci-fi came into question on spell check, but Chrismahanukwanyulram did not!?!)

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jmwolffyy
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Registered: ‎12-19-2009

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

...when you had no idea this site existed, came across it at midnight, and then spent the next two hours reading every post and ROFLMAO! Ok, so I was a late-bloomer geek, and don't do the RPG because I already spend way too much time NOT working, and gaming would cause me to lose my job... My other major You Know You're A SF/F Geek When is...

 

...when you have considered purchasing every item available on your favorite SF/F author's website because you are stuck waiting for the next book in the series. Hello George RR Martin, and Song of Ice and Fire? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the families, and the dragons are just waiting to become a huge part of the story...

 

My hubby and I have also started a collection of LOTR swords and staffs. Lucky me that he gets as excited about this stuff as I do! The hardest part is deciding to spend the money on the next sword or on the next 10 books we need!

Favorite Series of All Time: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin
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paulgoatallen
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

 


jmwolffyy wrote:

...when you had no idea this site existed, came across it at midnight, and then spent the next two hours reading every post and ROFLMAO! Ok, so I was a late-bloomer geek, and don't do the RPG because I already spend way too much time NOT working, and gaming would cause me to lose my job... My other major You Know You're A SF/F Geek When is...

 

...when you have considered purchasing every item available on your favorite SF/F author's website because you are stuck waiting for the next book in the series. Hello George RR Martin, and Song of Ice and Fire? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the families, and the dragons are just waiting to become a huge part of the story...

 

My hubby and I have also started a collection of LOTR swords and staffs. Lucky me that he gets as excited about this stuff as I do! The hardest part is deciding to spend the money on the next sword or on the next 10 books we need!


 

 

Welcome to the forums, jmwolffyy – glad you stumbled across our little home!

 

Paul

"There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save..." – Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
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Melhay
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...


jmwolffyy wrote:

...when you had no idea this site existed, came across it at midnight, and then spent the next two hours reading every post and ROFLMAO! Ok, so I was a late-bloomer geek, and don't do the RPG because I already spend way too much time NOT working, and gaming would cause me to lose my job... My other major You Know You're A SF/F Geek When is...

 

...when you have considered purchasing every item available on your favorite SF/F author's website because you are stuck waiting for the next book in the series. Hello George RR Martin, and Song of Ice and Fire? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the families, and the dragons are just waiting to become a huge part of the story...

 

My hubby and I have also started a collection of LOTR swords and staffs. Lucky me that he gets as excited about this stuff as I do! The hardest part is deciding to spend the money on the next sword or on the next 10 books we need!


 

Welcome Jmwolffy!  Glad to have you here!

 

Beware this site could be addicting...  I think that may be an indication of being a SF/Fantasy Geek as well.  LOL!  Glad you joined us.  You are in good company.

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

 


jmwolffyy wrote:

...when you had no idea this site existed, came across it at midnight, and then spent the next two hours reading every post and ROFLMAO! Ok, so I was a late-bloomer geek, and don't do the RPG because I already spend way too much time NOT working, and gaming would cause me to lose my job... My other major You Know You're A SF/F Geek When is...

 

...when you have considered purchasing every item available on your favorite SF/F author's website because you are stuck waiting for the next book in the series. Hello George RR Martin, and Song of Ice and Fire? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the families, and the dragons are just waiting to become a huge part of the story...

 

My hubby and I have also started a collection of LOTR swords and staffs. Lucky me that he gets as excited about this stuff as I do! The hardest part is deciding to spend the money on the next sword or on the next 10 books we need!


 

 

Ok umm ROFLMAO is few too many abviations for my brain this early, translation please. And welcome aboard.

 

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

"rolling on the floor laughing my a** off" -  actually a compliment.

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

I told my students this very thing "you aren't a true scifi geek unless you call the original trilogy the ONLY Star Wars saga"

 

They did argue with me for some time tho

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


Brokenwatch wrote:

I told my students this very thing "you aren't a true scifi geek unless you call the original trilogy the ONLY Star Wars saga"

 

They did argue with me for some time tho


 

It speaks very well of you that your students feel free to argue...kudoes to you. Teachers are undervalued in our culture, you all deserve our thanks and support every day.

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Catlyn99
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Re: You Know You're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

(I apologize if I state ones that were already stated, after 16 pages I have lost track)

 

You know you're a SF/Fantasy Geek When...

 

You shop thinkgeek.com for christmas gifts

You bought the 42 towel on thinkgeek.com

You always answer 42! when someone says "I have a question..."

You know where "xyzzy" and "plugh" came from

You are outraged that your friends think "Klaatu barada nikto" originated from Army of Darkness

You tell your your boyfriend (or girlfriend) "Give me some sugar baby!"

Your friends pester you once a week on when you will finally dust off the D&D books and GM again

You have several contingency plans for when the Zombie Apocalypse occurs

You tell your mom you can't talk right now because you are raiding at the moment and are about to kill the dragon

The two best gifts you ever received for Christmas were a chainmail bra and a copy of the Witches of Karres

(the nook came in third)

You think 2001: A Space Odyssey is a brilliant movie

You swear you are just going to lurk on this board and then end up posting all day  ;P

 

 

 

 

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

...when you are worried that someone elses Zombie contingency plan may infringe on your own. (are we planning on taking over the same Sam's Club and Home Depot?)

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