The Geek Mind Fusion Movement: Redefining Geeks and Nerds

Geeks and Nerds: A History (From a certain point of view)

Geeks and nerds have been around for a long time. As the world, technology and culture have changed so have they. However, the way they are defined and stereotyped has not evolved along with them. The terms geeks and nerds are many times used negatively. When someone explains a complex computer issue, the relationship of obscure Star Wars characters, or the travel time between geographic locations in Lord of the Rings, the response is usually the same. “What a Nerd!” “Nerd alert!” “Such a geek!” Or some other variation. Nerds and geeks have been made out to be outcasts and undesirable for many years.

Geek Chart (Venn Diagram) Geeks and Nerds

Our Purpose

Here at Geek Mind Fusion, however, we plan on redefining geeks and nerds and helping everyone to know what they are and how we are all geeks and nerds in our own way. This is not a negative thing. We should all embrace our inner geek and embrace everyone else as fellow geeks. We should all be tolerant and accepting of everyone and open to learning about their passions.

Before we get ahead of ourselves let’s define geek and nerd in our terms.

Geek: A person that has above average knowledge and passion for one or more subjects.
Nerd: A person that has above average knowledge and passion for one or more subjects, and also exhibits social ineptitude.

By these definitions, we see that we are all geeks and nerds. If you have a lot of knowledge and passion for Star Wars then you are a Star Wars geek. Those who get excited about it and start explaining the different types of space ships and miss the social cues that the people you’re talking to aren’t interested, you have slipped into being a Star Wars nerd. If you’re knowledge and passion is for sports, then you are a sports geek and can slip into being a sports nerd. By our definitions, you can be a geek or nerd about any subject.

Who you are, is not set in stone

Now, I would like to refer to the Venn diagram above and make the point that we are not stuck at one solitary spot. Rather we’re constantly moving and shifting. Some days I’m a solid Geek, but others I do something socially awkward and I slip into Nerd territory. That is OK. It is natural for your passion to occasionally carry you into the realm of forgetting about social acceptance. However, staying a nerd permanently isn’t healthy and we should strive to have adequate social skills. The ability to be social and share with others who have similar interests makes being a Geek a lot of fun.

So join us in changing the world’s view of geek. Let’s come together and create a community where we accept everyone and celebrate our differences. Men, women, Star Wars geek, sports geek let’s come together. We need to stop letting differences tear us apart. Our differences are what make us special and add spice to life.

Geeks and Nerds Unite

We need to come together as a community. We should create a safe place that we can all come and share our passions. Discrimination based on the passions you have should have no place in this community. This community is what we plan to create. It is up to you to help it grow. We plan to showcase different passions. Make sure that different areas of geekdom get attention. Then we should all take time to check out and learn about different subjects that we don’t know about. All the while having fun.

My team and I are working to build all of this. It will take us some time and you can use help. Like us on Facebook here. That will help you to keep up with all that we are doing. Also, check out our Swag page to see many ways you can help us out. The more help you give us, the easier it will be to get away from our day jobs and put more time and effort into this. Check out our first podcast Dark Knight Minute where we show how we are Batman geeks and break down the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy movies one minute at a time. Keep an eye on our home page for new posts about many different topics that we geek out about. We write about subjects like movies, videogames, travel and more. We will also be working on expanding our posts to different subjects and have several other projects in the pipeline. Some of the things that will be coming soon are our first app, a YouTube series, and another podcast. Thanks for joining us on this journey and we look forward to getting to know you.

-Adam the Creator

Gotham Knight Segment 4: Iron Batman

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This week on Gotham Knight, Batman is on the hunt for a missing religious man. Who could have done it? Deep within the sewers and catacombs of Gotham Batman finds a need for a tetanus shot and a cult of farmers who worship a scarecrow. Will Batman survive? Find out on this segment of Gotham Knight.

 

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Gotham Knight Segment 3: Bat Beak

Gotham Knight Segment 3: Bat Beak

In this segment of Gotham Knight Tim Jake joins Adam the Creator for his first hiatus episode. The segment Field Test is a fairly traditional anime style and continues to follow Batman’s interactions with villains that we met in the last segment. We also get a deeper look at Bruce using his playboy persona to further his work as Batman. Join us as explore more of Gotham Knight.

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Avengers: Endgame Review (Spoiler Free)

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has spanned 11 years, starting with Ironman and built several billion dollar franchises as new movies have been released each year. All of these movies have accumulated into major crossover event films known as The Avengers. Endgame is the fourth and biggest of these Avenger films. After the major cliffhanger in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, this movie seeks to conclude the Infinity War arc. Have the years of build up over a decade of films lead to an epic finale, or did it devolve into a convoluted mess?

The Good:

  1. Since the great “ah snap” moment from Infinity War, the cast was reduced significantly from the last film which actually worked to its benefit. My problem with the last movie was that there were too many people interacting with interacting plot points. Granted, Infinity War was more cohesive than it should have been; but Endgame was a lot more focused and structured than the previous movie.
  2. Due to the focused narrative and structure, it doesn’t feel like a 3-hour long movie. I know many people worry when movies get that long, but it doesn’t feel it’s length.
  3. You get some great character interactions and solid jokes here and there. While the bulk of the main cast is OG Avengers (Ironman, Captain America, Thor) you do get a few of the newcomers like Antman, Rocket, and Nebula adding their own flair to the OG cast.
  4. Get ready for some major hype moments, the third act climax is easily the most epic sequence in any Marvel movie.
  5. I thought the conclusions of many of the character arcs developed over the past decade were quite satisfying. And no, I don’t count that as spoilers since “conclusions” is still ambiguous.

The Bad:

  1. Not all the characters were treated equally as there was one I felt may have regressed a bit (even though I understand why, it only feels like they haven’t learned anything in the past films).
  2. Due to the nature of the movie, there’s a lot that is open in the way of plot holes. It can’t be avoided though, they made a fine effort to plug in the holes that they could.

Awkward Walk-In Rating: 2/5

I would say that its a far darker film than we have seen before, especially the first act of the film. If you saw Infinity War you would know why. It also seemed to be much more violent than past Marvel films, with a bit more gratuitous details that might be pushing it for younger kids.

Overall:

Endgame is much better than Infinity War was. Due to the aforementioned structure that the previous movie was lacking: it was easier to follow, everything flowed better and the cast had more time to develop their characters with a clear goal in mind. It isn’t a perfect movie but I am much more impressed with this film then I have been the other Avenger films. The first one is fun and novel as it was the first movie of its kind on that grand a scale. But I’m not as enamored to the other Avenger films. This one may be the best one overall though. But time will tell if this movie becomes a classic.

I tried to be as vague as possible to avoid any major spoilers. There is much more I could talk about. But as we are this close to opening, I won’t mention specifics. One spoiler that I will give you is this: there is no post-credits sequence! Shocking I know, but I also saved you 7 minutes. You’re welcome.

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