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Geeks Vs Nerds: An Educational Rant! (First Time Ever On the Reel) (Semi-Controversial, apparently)

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Level 44 : Master Geek
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Geek or Nerd? Knowing the difference just might save you from taking an arrow to the knee.

And before too many more people argue with me, I would like to point out that this rant was written because people keep calling me a nerd, and I don't like it. It's just an opinion. Feel free to leave your own (just try not to start flame wars. Word your comments carefully)

If someone says something you can't follow, uses big words you don't understand, and is always talking about the same bland topic, you'll usually consider them a Geek/Nerd, right? Why should it matter to you that there are huge differences in the two? Because your playing Minecraft, a game inhabited by one of the two, that's why!

So I'll start by telling you that Geeks and Nerds alike have feelings (well you knew that but you'll see where I'm going with this). There are some of us who actually like our titles, (like Expert Geek :P) and get offended when being filed into the other category. The rest of us are more reasonable and don't care (why should outcasts care if they are called by the incorrect derogative term?).

Those of us who go above and beyond the call of duty, and actually know the definition of the terms, do care. Here they are. (see if you can spot the difference):

Geek (according to Webster)
an enthusiast or expert, especially in a technological field or activity

Nerd (according to Webster)


The difference is a nerd looks like this:
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and Geeks look like this: (Tony Stark, Not Robert Downy, Jr.)
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Ok so maybe this is a little more realistic (David Tennant- Geekus Supreme)
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But most of us look more along the lines of this:
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That being said let's go on to the more practical side, or what I would like to call "How to tell the difference between a Geek and a Nerd on the Internet"
Symptoms of the Geek

Symptoms of a Nerd (They aren't just people who are smart!)


Degrees of Geekiness
Someone pointed out that people aren't getting that there are different forms of geeks/degrees
So here they are, Descriptions and all:
Mild Geek- owns the basic merchandise of the subject (Ex. The movie, season whatever of the show, all of the books in that series, all of the books on that extremely awesome subject like the Egyptians. Talks about said subject on a regular basis, but likes to discuss normal things like the news and politics.
Level 2- owns more than 2 t-shirts of the subject,obsessed with more than one geeky subject, but no more than 10, talks about said subject most of the time but occasionally talks about something nongeeky.
level 3- Owns action figures, expanded universe books, t-shirts, and other merchandising, but not as much as Ultimate or Uber geeks. Can quote most of the films/episodes of the show, but only major quotes. Rarely talks about other things.
Ultimate Geeks (This is where I stand)- Owns more action figures, expanded universe books, t-shirts, and merchandise than level 3, but not as much as Uber. Dresses up as favorite character on Halloween, and occasionally for film airings and birthday parties. Writes fan fic about most of the many geeky things liked, occasionaly writing crossovers (example Constantine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, and Disturbed crossover ). Doesn't talk about other things unless something is bothering him/her.
Ultimate level 2- Follows all of the ultimate. Has been to at least one Convention (Connnnnnn!!!!! [KHAaaannnn!]). Wears awesome Star Fleet uniform to see Next Gen bluray airing in theaters, gets pulled aside to take pictures.
Uber- Is fan of all forms of Geekdom (or at least all forms for a genre). Goes to annual conventions. Never stops talking about geeky things. You are awesomeness to the geek world.
Geekus Supremus- Fanboy who gets ultra famous for topic of obsession. In other words, David Tennant.

Famous Geeks: Fictional And Real


Feeling like people still aren't getting it I'll over simplify:
Chances are, if you have friends at all, you're a form of geek or a normal person. BEING SMART doesn't make you a nerd. If you do excessive math, as in literally say "Hmm... to start my day I should always do 600 algebraic problems just for fun" you are a nerd. If you say "I hate homework, I like school, and I want to get an A, so I better do my homework" you are not a nerd. You can even be a geek if you're obsessed with a non-mainstream band (I like Pink Floyd and can't go 5 minutes without mentioning The Wall. I understand the story behind most of their stuff. I like albums that most normal people who aren't 50 haven't heard of. Ergo, I'm a Pink Floyd Geek). Geek can be interchanged with Fan or Fanboy where as Nerd's are rare enough that another word isn't necessary.

Just wanted to specify after some of the Comment's I've been getting.

If you play Minecraft, you are a Geek or a Normal person (Depending on how often you play.Ex: once every few months would be a normal person. More than 8 hours a day is an uber Minecraft geek).

Just on a side note, if you actually read and understand the symptoms, you would much rather be called a geek (Nerds are usually annoy people even within their rare groups. Geeks can always divert such by moving on to another topic) If you are reading this, you are either a geek or a regular person. Or a Minecraft Geek who's otherwise a regular person. The whole point of this blog is to basically eradicate the online use of the word 'Nerd' on this site. (Just so that people understand. Been seeing a lot of "I'm a Nerd" comments on here. If you don't interrupt people to argue about the accuracy of their statement and it is unrelated to an obsession (meaning in a "I Know more than the Teacher" kind of way) you are not a nerd. You are either very bright (and need to stop selling yourself short) or you are a Geek and still are getting confused (go back and read through again).

Author's Purpose: Teach community to stop referring to the community of Fanboys as "Nerds".
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This is my personal Opinion and I approve this message:P

This has been a Public Service Anouncement from HAN (Holden's Aunt's Network)
-Holdensaunt (Pvt. Hudson)
"Game over man! Game Over!"

PS- This is my first blog ever to make the blog reel. (And in under 2 hours !:D)
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Thank you guys! Stay awesome! And don't call us nerds :P
By the way, you guys don't realize how much your comments mean (positive or negative). I've gotten so much controversy, fame, even a flag (well I reeaallly didn't want to see that, but that's beside the point). The comments and diamonds tell me that you guys care about this blog, eaither you love it, hate it, stand somewhere in between, or are just someone who is very vocal about not caring. I like that. I don't care about the xp. I care about the blog. This was a topic that has been on my heart for about two weeks now. Until last night, I kept vowing to Blue_Cheetah8 "I'm so going to write that this afternoon". Then I wrote it. Within two hours, a topic near and dear to me hit the popular reel. My other blogs are important, but this was one that I poured my soul into (Though Constantine has taken up more of my precious time as well as my blood, sweat and tears). Thanks guys for showing that you care (like it or hate it, I still love all of you)

And for those of you who want more articles to show classmates and coworker's that your right about this stuff, check out my Zombie Apocalypse educational blog:

And for those who are irritated that the video cuts Lukski off, here is the script for the routine on his web site.

Poor Constantine is sad because he hasn't been in any of my blogs lately. He's also sad that Tony Stark got flaged. So as usual, he want's to say we're sorry if anyone was offended, but this was my opinion and I was getting frustrated. Please forgive me.

Geek and Proud
CreditDiamonddozen -inspired me to start blogging (sorry I'm just now putting this)/ starting the #Revolution
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Update #1 : 09/15/2012 3:42:23 amSep 15th, 2012

Added a better major summary of the difference (felt like people still aren't getting it)

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05/11/2013 11:23 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
Josh8550
Ew. I hate the term geek. It makes me think of some gross-looking people with acne, glasses, and their pants up to their waist. Nerd makes me think of someone like Tony Stark, to be honest. That's just my two cents.
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10/02/2012 9:14 am
Level 29 : Expert Geek
templar_adephean
Really... thank you! I have been screaming to everyone in minecraft, school and other games: I AM NOT A NERD! I am a geek!No one was listening untill i showed them this blog! Oh and another fun thing: first i was a bit shy cause a was like geek level 3 but then i had to make a math test for... yeh... math..... So i made a geek version of it: With: A wild formula appeard and sutch stuff :P Now i even have some geekie friends with me :D Thank you :) #geeknproud
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10/02/2012 4:49 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Glad I could help someone like me:D I take math notes in a geeky fashion, too (I draw Constantine, Doctor Who and sometimes Batman to help explain fromulas and such :D)
#geeknproud
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10/02/2012 5:05 pm
Level 29 : Expert Geek
templar_adephean
OOh so gonna use that idea: I already see the tardis next to a math formula!#geeknproud
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10/02/2012 5:25 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
:D Me too! I use 10th in most of my classes, but especially in math. Constantine was something I started so that I could "kill Nazi zombies" with equations in algebra to get my "next demon killer rank". It really does keep me invovled :P.
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10/02/2012 5:31 pm
Level 29 : Expert Geek
templar_adephean
X) Well... i am personally more a Mat Smith person x) But lets not start about that :P I think the doctor you love the most is the doctor you grow up with :) and in my case, its the 11th. But people have there own opinions :) Again: thank you for this amazing blog, this was truly the best blog i have ever readed!
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10/02/2012 5:35 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
I like 11,too, it's just that Tennant's faster to draw (I basicly use my constantine template and add brainy specs and a different style suit XP). Once again, your welcome. Thanks for making my day.
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09/16/2012 3:43 pm
Level 45 : Master Cowboy
Chron
I'm so glad you made this! i hate being labeled a nerd and am glad i can be called a geek! probably just a lv. 2 regular geek, but an ultimate lv1 minecraft geek! maybe a lv 3 pokemon geek... even though pikachu bothers me.
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09/21/2012 8:21 pm
Level 45 : Master Cowboy
Chron
its just so popular and overused and ITS A FREAKING STUPID ELECTRIC MOUSE! Pachirisu is cooler.
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11/02/2012 1:09 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Lumberjack
Swalezee
he weighs i think 13lbs so the fact ash can hold him on his head for mostof the entirety of the anime series, i take my hat of to him, I prefer Totodile, second Gen lover.
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09/21/2012 7:53 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Ranger
Xanthoceras
One game I have I can catch a Pikachu almost at any time I need one. The other game I never can find one...
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09/16/2012 3:50 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Nice! Ha, never heard someone say that about Pikachu XD!
Geek and Proud:D
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09/16/2012 2:36 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Hunter
44448a
I love FanBoys! I am a geek, always will be and have loved Star Wars since I was 5 :D
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09/16/2012 2:55 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
It's an awesome and touching movie, huh? I was a bit of a late bloomer on Star Wars (hated it until 5th grade. It took me a while to realize what I was missing)
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09/16/2012 1:10 pm
Level 20 : Expert Artist
Marethyu
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09/16/2012 1:13 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
THANK YOU!

I love that chart (found it a couple years ago, but couldn't remeber where)

Thanks for posting it! I originally had planed to include it, but I got lazy and put David Tennant and Tony Stark instead :P.

Geek and Proud
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09/16/2012 1:25 pm
Level 20 : Expert Artist
Marethyu
no problem, glad to make people happy :3
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09/16/2012 1:07 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
By the way, The reason I wrote this blog is because so many people have misconceptions lead on by the media. I hate it when people are all assumey because TV told them this or that. I just wanted to clear up some of that confusion and get people to stop using the term "Nerd".

-Hudson out.
"End of Line"
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09/16/2012 1:05 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Spelunker
Mister_Iliya
that comiedian sucks!
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09/16/2012 1:09 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Well he *was* just trying to destract people from the technical error, after all.

He's actually pretty decent, in my opinion (appeals to my crowd). Who else does an epic Star Trek rap?

But then again, I wear toe shoes :/
"To Each His Own"
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09/16/2012 12:52 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
Xamboldore
I really disagree. Webster is... webster. A nerd is simply someone who likes really nerdy things, regardless of social-ness and attractive-ness.
I consider myself in some aspects both a Geek and a Nerd.
Another thing, you make it sound like Nerds shouldn't be on this site. Like it's a law of physics.
It was an interesting blog, but trust me, you can be both. It's not like being both a monkey and a giraffe or something at the exact same time. I am both. Nerd is not like what you say, they're not, as Snape would say, 'insufferable know it alls.' A Nerd is someone who fits into three of three categories:
1: Obsession over fandoms, such as the epicness of epicy epic Doctor Who
2: Intelligence
3: Social ineptitude, slightly worse than geeks.
Geeks, on the other hand, fit into two:
1: Obsession over fandoms
2: Intelligence.
Some argue that they fit into the third, also, but I disagree.
The thing is, I don't understand why people would separate the two in the first place, if they could fit into the same categories, based on opinion. That's why I label myself as both a Geek and a Nerd. Until someone gives me a really convincing reason to go with one instead of the other, I am both dead and alive.
This was a very interesting blog, and I am diamonding. It was great fun to read.
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09/16/2012 1:03 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Sorry if it sounds that way. I was really trying to say that the term "Nerd" is obsolete. The things you describe are mainly Geek (except for #3 under Nerd) in my mind. The whole point of this rant was to get the community to stop refering to the majority of us as Nerds
I agree about us being united (I just don't like the word "Nerd").
Thanks for the oppinion and the diamond :D
By the way, Your comment made my day (Especially the Snape refferance :P). Thanks for not being all mad about it (I've been getting a lot of not so positive feed back and I like the way you ended yours on a more positive note).
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09/16/2012 1:20 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
Xamboldore
Ah, there's no need for negative comments, seeing as we are all, more likely than not, one of the two. It's interesting to see what others have to say. I, at first, much preferred the word 'Nerd,' to 'Geek,' for an unknown reason, and now, for an unknown reason, I like them equally. I don't really mind. As long as I am not called a Dork. That sounds weird. :) Subbing, you know, you seem awesome.
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09/16/2012 1:36 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Yeah. Dork actually sounds kind of cool to me :P (I...Don't...know... why?)
(But then again, I'm the one who thinks numbers have personality.[7 is Neo in the Matrix :P] 0_o)

Thanks for subbing:D
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09/16/2012 12:08 pm
Level 43 : Master Artist
eRKSToCK
"Can list off trivial facts that no one else cares about" *cough* :3 interesting blog though, but i have to say that the dude on the nerd image looks way cooler than the geeks
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09/16/2012 12:31 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
If you knew who Steve Urkele (the guy in that pic) is, you'ld probably take that back :P Especially comparing him to David Tennant XP
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09/16/2012 12:02 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
badfitz66
Iron man ftw <3
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09/16/2012 12:40 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Totally :p Sadly, I didn't think of him until someone in chat mentioned it :3.
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09/16/2012 10:53 am
Level 34 : Artisan Geek
Jammy
I own 2 minecraft t-shirts, a doctor who shirt, a freaking LEGO shirt, a sonic screwdriver, a portal shirt, countless lego sets, went as Matt Smith to a halloween party, and I've been to brickfair every year since 2008. So like, Level 2.5? :P
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09/16/2012 12:34 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Yep, 2.5 sounds about right :P (I didn't want to has to put alls the decimals [I likes s's XP])
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09/16/2012 10:21 am
Level 35 : Artisan Mage
goldstone15
well i am brony and i do not care about anything in the list the minecraft and i am also not obsessive with it i just like it -_- so what am i ?
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09/16/2012 6:16 am
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
umbreon_moom
we are all geeks here...eventually WE SHALL ALL RULE THE WORLD TOGETHER...
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09/20/2012 12:44 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
umbreon_moom
where did all those comments go?
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09/16/2012 12:04 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Hunter
Hunteroftherealm
Wow. What about the people who can't get their head round 1+2X3 isn't 9?
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09/19/2012 7:30 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
that would be 7 right? (it's eaither 1 plus two times three, or its one plus two x do something with this random 3. I'm going with the first one). Frankly,if people are old enough to be doing math problems on that level and wrap their heads around whatever concept geek lore throws at them (at least most of the geeky stuff I like which revolves around complex plots that they hope you won't poke holes in), then they should get that.
Some people aren't good at math (like I said, I'm still not totally sure that that would be 7.)
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09/16/2012 12:49 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
umbreon_moom
1+2=3x3=9.......

if you said it like 1+3x2

it would be 1+3=4x2=8

if you dont usnderstant im a geek that follows directions
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05/11/2013 11:28 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
Josh8550
Actually, no. Since you're clearly a very uneducated geek, I, a nerd, will educate you. There is this thing called order of operations. (PEMDAS) Parenthesis -> Exponents -> Multiplication -> Division -> Addition -> Subtraction. Which means you solve the problem in that order.
1+2x3
1+6
7.
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09/16/2012 10:53 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pegasus
ColinJay
I'm not a geek...or a nerd...
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09/16/2012 1:19 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
It's ok. At least 60% of all minecrafters are normal people.

(and despite what anyone says, we won't hurt you.:3 We's is a kind race of peoples who like to kill the crap out of robots and aliens. Your a person, you'll be fine)
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09/16/2012 1:57 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pegasus
ColinJay
I'd say only about 40% of people that play MC are normal... I always meet these fat little kids a lot more than mature older people.
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09/16/2012 2:33 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
I dunno. I've played on a private server with my bro, my sister-in-law, and a friend of theirs who works with BioWare (guys who make Star Wars games ). I don't usually play on servers, so I wouldn't know what the majority of people are (though those little kids tend to grow up to be Geeks or Normal people, so they count :P)
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09/16/2012 2:39 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pegasus
ColinJay
I've known people all my life, I'm a senior in high school now, and these people have been nerd and geeks since they were born and haven't changed one bit, I don't talk to them anymore just because of that....I don't see anyone that's a nerd/geek growing up will ever turn out to be normal.
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09/16/2012 11:15 am
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
umbreon_moom
you shall be eliminated.....
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09/16/2012 1:57 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pegasus
ColinJay
Come at me bro.
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09/16/2012 3:07 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
umbreon_moom
(velociraptors suround colin) (cloin screams) ( i invent a lazer gun then shoot colin) (it missed) (colin takes over the world) (i invent a time machine) (i go back in time) (i shoot you correctly this time) (i win)
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09/19/2012 7:36 pm
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
That's not how you do it! You should always use the time machine to send a raptor back in time to kill thy enemy before he/she/it is born! We must work quickly to stop the collapse of the time frame!
{relizes that we did win}

Or did we?
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09/16/2012 4:00 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pegasus
ColinJay
Oh my, you have issues.
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09/16/2012 7:39 am
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
WE SHALL RULE WITH SUPERIOR LOGIC... and our velociraptor slaves!

*Takes a break from scheming geek rule to shoot the oncoming Terminator. Velociraptor tears it limb from metal limb.*
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09/16/2012 9:04 am
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
umbreon_moom
YES WE SHALL REVIVE THE VELOCIRAPTOR =O
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09/16/2012 5:13 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Soldier
STEALTHy
I thought this was so funny, lol. I'm a geek but when it comes to military vehicles, tactics, warfare, weapons etc. There is no better geek than me. :)

Military Geek and proud

The way I see it 29.22% of the world is covered by land that's where Army comes in. 70,78% of the world is covered by water, that's where Navy comes in. 100% of the world is covered by air, which is where Air Force comes in. Along with the Marines own all the beaches in the world. :)

Diamond,fav,
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09/16/2012 7:37 am
Level 44 : Master Geek
holdensaunt
Nice!/Thanks!
Military Geeks are some of the coolest!

-Geek and proud
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09/16/2012 3:43 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Pony
andy999
playing computer games is the best thing you can do!

-Geek and proud :)
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09/16/2012 12:15 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Minecrafter909
I completely agree!!!
:D

-Geek and Proud!
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