Geeks come in all colors, shapes and sizes. They are everywhere in our everyday life and in many cases, might actually be us. The difficult question is how to know whether or not you are a geek. What is a geek anyway? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a geek is:

  • a person who is socially awkward and unpopular : a usually intelligent person who does not fit in with other people

  • a person who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular field or activity

A geek is also known as a carnival performer who does wild things like bite heads off of chickens but for now we’ll stick with the first two definitions. Here are some telltale signs that you are a geek! (In no particular order)

So You Like To Cosplay…

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Who doesn’t like cosplaying? You get to dress up and play some of your favorite characters from movies, tv, comics, mangas, etc. Truthfully, not everyone. Cosplaying takes a certain kind of dedication to craft these costumes and put on the necessary makeup if needed, and many other details; and once Comic Con comes around, these ladies and gentlemen step it into high gear. Cosplayers take what they do very seriously, like any true Geek would, because its not just for fun, it’s a way of life. As you can see in the gallery above, many of these people took the time out to design their amazing costumes and the results were phenomenal. I commend them, geeks don’t care what others think of them, they just go out and do their thing.


All Your Friends Want To Hangout But You’re Trapped In A 13 Hour Cowboy Bebop Binge 

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Ok, so admittedly, I love Cowboy Bebop which is why I referenced it but for some it may be Kill La Kill or Full Metal Alchemist or Dragon Ball Z or Naruto or Trigun or Death Note or InuYasha or Bleach or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders, either way you get the point. There are times when you start watching your favorite show and cannot pull yourself away from it; I mean you literally are stuck watching it in full on zombie mode. You might as well put a sign on your face that says Do Not Disturb because your mind has gone “two sheets to the wind” on your favorite show. The first time I ever experienced this moment is when I was introduced to Fist Of The North Star. I was a teenager at the time, sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon waiting to meet up with my friends to chill. Around 1 pm I turn to Showtime and there’s a Fist Of The North Star marathon running so I check it out. 5 hours later my mother walks into my room and asks, “I thought you were going out with your friends?” To which I replied, “What friends? There is only Kenshiro and his journey.” Thankfully she was already well aware of how strange I am and left it alone.


You Have A Happy Dance

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Have you ever received good news, was in a really good mood or got something that made you extremely happy so you break out into a dance that only YOU know the moves to? If so, you have just performed a type of geeking out called happy dancing and probably looked ridiculous while doing it. Don’t feel bad though, happy dances are a natural expression of joy and are cute in their own way. But I assure you, when we do our happy dances we probably look as silly as these people:


You Can Name Every Final Fantasy Character But Can’t Name 10 Presidents

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Final Fantasy is an amazing game filled with adventures to last game players with at least a week of enjoyment. I say a week because some gamers like to binge play as if their life depended on it and I am one of them. That is still no excuse to not know who the leaders of your country are. In America we’ve had 44 presidents so far, though technically speaking only 43 men have served in the Oval Office; Grover Cleveland served two separate terms as the 22nd and 24th president.


You Rage Out When Upset Over Video Games (Also Known As Nerd Rage)


Admit it, we’ve all had those moments of pure, unbridled rage fits while playing a game. Whether it’s because some pleeb messed up your raid or because you can’t get pass a certain level because the stage boss keeps massacring your ass; we’ve all raged out. I have a tendency to do it a lot playing fighting games because I am very competitive and do not take kindly to losing. I’ve broken controllers, games, you name it. My mom used to yell at me and my brothers for going berserk while playing our games together but what’s the fun in playing a game if it doesn’t bring out those deep down emotions? If you don’t suffer from this condition then be careful to steer clear of your friends who do because sh*t will get broken in their presence.


Well there you have it. Those are just some signs of the geek within you. If you have any other signs, comment below and let us know what you think.

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