My Geeky Confessions: A Gamerwife Link-Up

It seems like everyone wants to bare their souls this month! I’m always game for a link-up, and Mariko at Gamerwife always has the best ideas. Everyone has their ideas of what a geek should be (and some of them want to enforce this more than others), so here are the ways in which I don’t think I’m a “typical” geek.


1. I only finish about a tenth of the video games I start.


But…I tend to talk about them like I’ve played all the way through. I never intentionally pretend to have beat a game when I haven’t, but sometimes I forget to qualify my opinion with “I haven’t finished, but…”. To be honest, a game must be very good (or a Legend of Zelda title) for me to complete it. I’m a graduate student, which means that I don’t have nearly enough free time on my hands.


2. I’ve never gotten into anime or manga.


Sure, I’ve watched and read a few (I really enjoyed DeathNote and I’m having tons of fun with Attack on Titan), but I’ve never really felt attached to an anime/manga. I couldn’t tell you why that is, other than just personal preference, but I become a lot more attached to stories, worlds, and characters in my comics or novels.


3. I’ve never seen any of the Aliens franchise.


And it makes me feel like such a bad geek girl! I want to see them, but I haven’t gotten around to it–even though I’ve had the DVDs (from Netflix) at my parents’ house for years. Like, around seven of them. I know I should see it–it’s sci-fi, it’s a thiller, and it has a kick-ass female lead and a supporting cast that avoids gender stereotypes–but I just haven’t managed to pull it off yet.


4. I don’t mind spoilers…and sometimes I even go looking for them.


I’m bad about spoilers–and I think it’s due to the fact that I watch most of my shows after they’ve aired. I often find myself Googling to see when a couple gets together, if a character actually dies, or who the Big Bad of a season actually turns out to be. Knowing these things helps me to decide if I should keep watching a show–remember, not a lot of spare time–or if I should move on to something I’ll enjoy more. I also don’t think it ruins a lot–I may know an ultimate outcome, but I don’t know how they get to that point. I don’t do it with every show, but I do it frequently enough that I should own up to it.


5. I’m not into RPGs, either virtual or tabletop.


I do like some Western RPGs–like Mass Effect–but for the most part RPGs just…bore me. I think it all boils down to my immense dislike for turn-based combat. The only games I’ve been able to finish with turn-based fighting are the Pokemon games…and I stopped playing those between Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Black.


What are your geeky confessions? Do you share any of mine? Follow this link to see The Gamerwife’s original list, as well as all the other participants in the link-up!

5 thoughts on “My Geeky Confessions: A Gamerwife Link-Up

  1. I don’t hunt for spoilers, but there are definitely some comics that I don’t mind them, because my enjoyment of the comic isn’t just based on suspense. Even if I know what’s going to happen, like you said, I don’t know how they’re going to get there. And if the spoiler really shocks me, then I absolutely HAVE to find out how they got there!

  2. I thought I was the only one left on the planet that wasn’t into anime/manga. My friends and my sisters all all obsessed with it. I’m just not a fan. I don’t know why, I just don’t find it that entertaining.
    I too am cool with spoilers. I don’t get upset when people “ruin” things for me because If I’ve already decided I want to watch/read something, Knowing the end or some other surprise detail will not change my mind about it. I’m still going to watch/read it. Also their are sometimes when I will go looking for spoilers. It’s usually in cases where my friends are all talking about something that I don’t have the time to get into myself and I want to know what they’re talking about.

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