That's hilarious, beyond belief. Not too sure if I understand who's who, but from what I understand "Farouche" is the many-langs dude? Sounds like someone who used to come on this forum...Khemehekis wrote:Since we were talking about Farouche's claim to have Asperger's, I actually thought at first that by "AQ" you meant Autism Quotient. It took me several seconds to figure out you meant AdventureQuest.qwed117 wrote: First things first, AQ is still a thing??? I haven't touched it in ages. Also, isn't playing videogames now the hip/jock thing to do?
Yes, Aaron plays it. On our computer. He'll say things like, "I'm kicking his ass" or "I'm getting my ass handed to me", and then when I don't respond to one of his statements about his game, he'll say, "James", and I'll say, "Oh, OK".
Hmm, I'd usually call those "neckbeards". I've seen people who cannot be described in anyway other than jock talking about Runescape, Overwatch, and WoW. The real "nerd" thing out here on the East Coast is Hearthstone, League and DnD. In some situations that you refer to geeks, I'd just describe as fans or aficionados. I wouldn't say a "Pokemon geek" or a "Hearthstone geek". There's the sort of diverging phrase "to geek out", which is more closer to the Shakespearean geck, acting in an unreasonably excited manner over something considered eccentric.Khemehekis wrote: Video games as the hip/jock thing to do? Maybe Guitar Hero is hip. And maybe GTA is jock. Something like World of Warcraft, on the other hand . . .
Mmmmm, that's an accurate use of it. But I hear many people use "nerd" for people who live in their parents' basement playing World of Warcraft.Secondly, isn't "nerd" just a pejorative term for someone more engaged in studies than the speaker. That's the way it's used out here.
Yes, undoubtedly. I shout "nerd" at myself for knowing AQ exists, (although tbh, I'm more of a DragonFable fan (Now you can loudly shout something like "hipster" at me)).Khemehekis wrote:Do I get to shout, "NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRD" to you because you used to play AdventureQuest?Lastly, NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRD.
I dont think school relationships aren something you can easily graph. It's not an even fight between charcteristics that are diametrically opposite to each other.
It's probably best categorizable into like 17 different types, like "clown" (humor), "nerd" (intelligence), "jock/athlete" (strength), "prep" (charisma), "bully" (violence), etc. The average student probably has a mid rating on all of these, like a goldilocks story. If we are going on a 0-1 scale, I'd say I'm .3, .8, .1, .2, .4, in the order that I listed. That'd probably place me rather solidly in the category of "NERD".
Lot of posts in between.
Khemehekis, I think you and I have exact opposite definitions of nerd and geek. What I call a nerd, you'd call a geek and vice versa.
Nowadays though, Mid California is much more nerdier than the South. North just does its own thing. That map is doing that as well. West Virginia is about as jockdom as you can get. It's goddamn Appalachia.
Quads aren't a thing here on the East Coast outside of colleges. My school doesn't have anywhere outside to eat. Students aren't allowed to enter and leave the building, a rule started after you-know-when.
It's like 240 guinea pig years, 960 brown rat years and a whopping 1920 black rat years. I think...
The plurality of Republicans voted for Donald Trump in California.
"Dork" is worse than "geek" or "nerd"
Unrelatedly, the first internet meme I was exposed to was Aqua's Barbie Girl and the various remakes associated on YouTube, around 2006