April 14, 2007

1337 GEEK

I decided to take a nerd-test this evening. I guess I just needed to know exactly how nerdy I was...

I am nerdier than 92% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Just in case you all had any doubts. Although, I am rather disappointed that they didn't have a question about whether or not you have ever made lembas bread for a party (which I have, by the way). And for any of you that didn't have to look up what lembas bread is... congrats, you're one of us.

To be honest, though, I wasn't completely satisfied with this test. While I wholeheartedly admit to being rather nerdy, I think my talents lay more appropriately in the realm of geekiness than nerdiness (yes, there is a difference). For instance, while a nerd might be able to recite pi to ten digits from memory or explain the difference between fusion and fission (both of which I can do, by the way), a geek, on the other hand, not only knows what thac0 stands for, but understands why a thac0 of 10 is better than a thac0 of 14. I might also add that anyone who agrees that the thac0 website in that link is AWESOME can go grab their dice (and I mean real dice) and take a seat next to our elvish friends in the geek club. Oh, and be sure to bring any character drawings you may have sketched, such as this one of my 9th level fighter-mage half-elf.

So, to make myself feel better, I also took a geek test. Or, I should say I took a 1337 Geek Test.

i am an extreme geek

So, it's official. I am not only a "Supreme Nerd", but an "Extreme Geek", too. A fact I am rather proud of.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always knew you were a geek! Hey there's a Bus Tour going on for old times sake if you wanna come play.

Lils

Steve said...

Well, I feel better - you beat me on both tests. 88% on the nerd test and 39.8 on the l33t geek test to be specific. And I have a geekier job too.

P. Ollig said...

Yeah, I think it was the Dungeons & Dragons playing and obsessive sci-fi/fantasy movie watching that pushed me over the edge. Shiny!

80 Geek points for anyone who recognizes where the "Shiny!" comment comes from.

Steve said...

Shiny! is from Firefly. And I got all the geek points for the sci-fi movies too - except for transformers because that one isn't out yet. So it's gotta be the D&D stuff that pushed you over the edge. Way over...

Patrick Belardo said...

Ok, I am only a super geek but I blame my distaste of physics and the fact that I don't watch much sci-fi TV. I do know about thac0. I even own a chainmail dice bag! I even won my share of Magic: The Gathering tournaments back in the day. Was the lembas bread any good?

That's a sweet sketch of your fighter-mage. I'll have to take a photo of my painted miniature of my half drow/half tall elf mage from back in the day. We stretched the rules on that one a bit.

Sarah Renslow said...

Guess what I'm a wannabe geek. I got 32% on the test you got 92% on. And my mom go 8%, so funny!! But just because I'm smart does not mean that I'm a wannabe geek! I guessed on most of them, JK. The reason I got some of them right is because some of the questions are on the periodic table and that is what we are studying in Science class. Which is weird because I wright notes in Science because the teacher does not care. So well I dont want to be a geeek that is not cool. Why do I have to be smart in that way!!!! Well better go!!
Trying not to be a geek,
Sarah

rikahlberg said...

I took the nerd test just to make sure I'd get a lower score than you and I was horrified to get a 99!