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Geek before it was cool stamp by quazo Geek before it was cool stamp by quazo
Artist's Note: I'm so glad you all enjoy this stamp so much, but could you please check out the rest of my gallery? You might like what you find! Thanks!

I remember a time when I would play video games, read comic books, and watch movies like Star Wars or The Matrix and get ridiculed for it. Now it seems like everyone embraces these things. Did the (fingerquotes) "cool" people have some sort of meeting and secretly admit to themselves that we geeks are the cool ones?

Perhaps they realize that the geeks rule the world with our superior gaming skills, tech-support abilities, and our wicked-sexy pocket protectors.

:+fav: if you've proudly been a geek for as long as you can remember. Or just :+fav: if you like/support the idea. Let me know if you use it too, so I can check it out on your page!
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LumosHunter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks fellow geek person
Strangey101 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YESSSSSS I'm using this stamp now :D
TheMenaceAtHand Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Yep. I'm a geek, and damn proud of it.
starthezorua Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist
Huh? I'm cool? Guess I'm the coolest kid in school! XD 'cause I love history (partly because of hetalia,where my hetalians at?) I love diffrent kinds of music (even play a few instruments) I'm in love with movies and not just the "good" movies (you know movies which get a lot of cred for begin " a piece of art" but, in reality they are pretty badly made) I love art. I have a big obbsession with books, anime, cartoons, TV shows, manga and video games! So why aren't I popular? Guess most "cool geeks" are in fact pretty lousy geeks.

Whatever! I have always been a geek, and I will always be a geek!
Artsypickle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Heh I was a nerd whenever I was Four I always loved watching the sonic TV shows and playing the old sonic games and yes I liked the original pac-man too I played Mario as well and read some comics but not always and I liked to play Videogames and all that other nerdy and geeky stuff^_^ but I also liked to do girly stuff once in a while lol
Spin-T Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I never say I'm a geek. 

I'm not and never was. however, I'm a lone wolf and have some knowledge in maths and physics so everyone calls me a geek. weird. 

So, you were a geek at the time Linus Torvalds was still a kid? :D
HitlerKiller66 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I am a geek and I didn't even knew it was cool.
TheRavenousRaven Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
I have recently developed my geeky side through comic books. 
FyRose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this stamp!
Been a geek all my life, read books and played video games and I was ridiculed too.People would just think I was wierd.
No one wanted to be my friend back then.

Now that they finally embraced being geeks, I just roll my eyes at them... :I
FantasyVentriloquist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Using! :D
PurpleTourtise Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Considering you clicked this stamp, I'm guessing you either are a geek, or you came here to critisize. If the first thing I said applies to you, checkout my group. Now... Have a nice day I guess... Or... Sweet dreams.
Peacebuggy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember those days >"<
CheshireCatGirl11 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Its a awesome stamp :) I will be using it 
asdflove Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
Forgot to say this before, but this has been part of my stamp wall for a while. :)
FallenReader Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
For ol' times geeks +fav Using! n.n
GreenPatches Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so true! I'm going to use this stamp :D
TwlightDawn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Writer
I used this stamp hope you don't mind :)
NitendoFan92 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
it because said obscure fandome are becoming pop
Dreaming-Dog Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost half of my classes are claiming to be 'geeks' yet they don't hang out with me or even diss me for being a nerd/geek. What irony. They think nerds wear large glasses, wear pickpocket shirts, hold calculators,etc. Stereotypes. Boy, do I hate them.

I've been a geek/nerd since I was 3. I actually do geeky shit and damn proud of what I like and want to do with my electronics. While they're off shopping at Forever21 or talking about gossip in malls, I'm usually found in my room on my laptop 24/7 or in my room playing video games like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Alice:Madness Returns, Assassin's Creed, etc. for hours. I would be DAMNED that now people only use this label for attention. I did NOT spent almost my whole life as a social outcast to be mocked like this in the end! Geeks/Nerds 4 life. Just sayin'.
starthezorua Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist
Its annoying. They're using it to get attantion. Sure not all geeks like eachother, but why the hell would the "geeks" pick on other geeks because they like geeky things? They're fake! We're the real ones!

Geeks for life!!
NidotoNingen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use diz stamp!
MoonlightTyger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heck yes; I was busy watching Zoids and playing Pokemon while all my friends were into soccer and makeup. I am a geek and I am proud ^^ Great stamp!
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Artist
Even though I don't like labels, I actually agree with this stamp.
MoonlightBays Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Digital Artist
ditto that!
DinosaurHyung Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I use it !! (:
I also can remember those times, I hardly had any female friends back then, because no one could share any interests with me.. nowadays everything is so different. *sighs*
Gwenathan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Totally using!
MsDeGraeve Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
geeek and proud,using :)
Invader-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
DarkerHours Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always been a geek..........I'm a third generation gamer..........
LetsStareAtClouds Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I.... guess I can agree with this. There are people who go around with "Geek" on their t-shirts and insult the other kids who are studious or shy. I see that it isn't fair. But in my opinion, you can't really limit yourself to Geek" and create a check-list of requirements for everyone to follow lest they be cast out from the group. I have been called a geek many a time - I have weird hobbies and do not have astounding social abilities, admittedly... but a few supposedly nerdy interests such as Mathematics evade me :/ What I'm saying is, there isn't just a "you are or you're not" in all of this. There are many different ways to be geeky ^^

Well, that's what I think, anyway. Sorry for the long post x
CelticCari Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I use it ^-^
asdflove Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
I used. I've honestly been a geek since elementary school.
chokokun Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
one more thing (sorry) ever since i got my braces, people said to me "oh my gosh i want braces! i wanna be an official nerd!"
starthezorua Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist
Stupid fools.. Braces aren't nerdy, its just a stereotype. I guess they don't know what a stereotype is.
chokokun Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ive been a gamer geek since i was in 1st grade :) and the first game i had was rated teen XD
and it seriously annoying now. my sister's friend started wearing glasses because "everyone was wearing it." :facepalm:
pengirl100and2 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Writer
Sometimes I wish the term 'hipster' was never invented. Way back when when I was a small little whippersnapper (why yes, I did feel the need to use those words) I was picked on a lot for being geeky. Too into my DS games, too smart, too writing obsessed, too booky, too teachers pet, the list goes on. Having braces and glasses didn't/doesn't exactly help, either. Now, thanks to the term 'hipster' suddenly all of that is cool? All of that is something to be respected? Arghh! :iconheaddeskplz: I hated being picked on, but this is just... annoying...
NamelessTraveler Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I know right? Even the internet used to be so much cooler before the noobs invaded... <.<
TM1Forever Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Yep, I've been there.
WhitewoodPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely using this!
hipstersheeknyeh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I used to be made fun of but now people call me a "geek", like it's a term of endearment and they wish they were smart :)

in all honesty though i am way prouder being a geek than having "swag".

AmayaChanTheKitten Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved video games all my life and I am ABSOLUTELY a Final Fantasy nerd. No one out right teases me but my friends occasionally do when I go into one of my video game speeches. My friends are pretty cool and they seem to like me for my nerdiness.

What I hate is that one day I was talking to a guy about video games and he said, "I didn't really think girls played video games."
Me: ಠ_ಠ Of course they do...

The Gamer's Club at my school didn't help either. 3 girls, 50 guys, 1 room. I quit that club. The boys in there smelled horrible. And I wasn't having any fun. And some of the guys treated me like I knew nothing about video games. Sadly, my high school only helps prove a lot of negative stereotypes.

Anyways....I like the stamp. :D
PaperAddict101 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's sad...
quazo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Yeah, high school can be like that. Luckily, college isn't. I promise you'll make tons of nerdy friends who know how to bathe and have social graces.
weaponofMinimalDestr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Right on, man.
tagdeo33 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, no sir. You are not geek, nerd, or any other variant. You are not worthy of such a title. You are a Hipster, nothing more.
quazo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
How do ya figure, sports fan?
tagdeo33 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The only sport I like is Soccer (Futbol), mainly because it pisses of real sports fan. You may feel like a nerd, but you aren't. You're just part of the mass movement of denying mainstream culture to the point of being "ironic" and "indie" or whatever the hell it is you hipsters say. Real nerd is being one from the moment of birth. Day one to the end of the story. It's not something you can entirely brag about because it's not really a lifestyle choice. It doesn't just "happen" overnight. You can't wake one day and declare yourself a nerd. The Spark must be there before the Fire. As darkness precedes light, so does Spark precede Flame. Only when you can live with absolute certainty, not "absolute certainty", can you own your choices. To quote Andrew Ryan...."We all make our choices, but in the end, our choices make us." I bet you don't even know what philosopher Andrew Ryan was based on. If you can do that, then maybe, just maybe, I'll concede.
quazo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I used to play soccer when I was little, since my folks wanted me to get fresh air and interaction with other kids and whatnot. See, back then the Internet was practically unheard of, what with it being 1991 and all. My brother and I had just gotten the NES on Christmas and we were quite the pair of happy clams. While he preferred things like Tecmo bowl and I liked TMNT III: Manhattan Project, we could at least play co-op mode on Contra. Man, I loved Contra.

Anyway, I never once scored a goal in soccer, probably because I was a smaller, not-so-athletic kid; I could run but most of the other kids were faster. The one time I did have a chance to score a goal, I missed the opportunity because this kid Chris Klifto said I could borrow his issue of Nintendo Power where they talked about the SNES. Sure enough, he loaned it to me, but then he moved and I never got to give it back. I felt like a thief for a little while.

I know the NES wasn't the first video game system ever, but I've been playing ever since I was old enough to read. Since I'm 26 and I've been playing since I was 5, that equates to roughly 82% of my life spent with games, which are quite nerdy as one would imagine. Now I know that's not 100% but there was a sizable chunk of time before video games where I was learning things like walking, mastering the basic concepts of speech, and not pooping my pants.

Anyway, I think you need to reassess your definition of what "nerd" is. It's not an issue of "you either are a nerd, or you aren't" (remember, only a Sith deals in absolutes); you can be varying shades of it. And that's what's so great about it! There's no specific set of things you must like or dislike to qualify as a nerd. My brother (the aforementioned fan of Tecmo bowl) is still passionate about sports and can tell you anything you want to know about football (or "handegg", if you prefer to reserve the term "football" for soccer) or baseball, which makes him happy to be called a sports nerd. I, on the other hand, can tell you just about anything you want to know about Pokemon, and I wear the label "Pokemon nerd" like a badge of honor.

This brings me to my final point: When you label yourself one thing and one thing only, you limit yourself immensely. Yes, I am a nerd AND a hipster. You CAN be more than one thing at once! I'm also a musician, a writer, an artist, and a freethinker. I'm all of these things because I chose to be, which is why I am happy with these choices, as you put it, making me.

Andrew Ryan's the dapper fella from Bioshock! Hey, did you know if you take some of the letter from his name, it spells out Ayn Rand? She wrote this book called Atlas Shrugged with this dude named John Galt. Good book.
tagdeo33 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well argued and I respect the conclusion. I'm sure you can pardon my nerd rage as I can occasionally act impulsively. ADD, tons of coffee, and about twenty hours without sleep can do that to anyone. Also, I have a slight bipolar disorder, which is why I may seem suddenly apologetic. So If I seemed kind of "crazy" because I am. The thing that really got me was the Sith analogy and the Pokemon stuff. I've yet to find any fans of Pokemon I could talk to. Also, I know quite a bit about Ayn Rand. I've read Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, We the Living, Anthem, and I've studied quite a bit on her philosophies. All in all, I need to get some damn sleep before I kill someone.
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