On more than one occasion, I have found myself thinking what kind of things do I want to blog about? Typically, this has been a reflection of other areas of my life. For example, one of my first blogs was designed for me to use as a ‘portfolio’ of my attempts at Sports Journalism, back in a time when I was trying to work out what I wanted t do with my life. And at another point, I even attempted to run a lifestyle blog but very quickly realised that many people probably aren’t that interested in my lifestyle!
As I considered what topics I have enough of an interest in to keep me able to produce new content on a regular basis, I realised that perhaps the broad theme of ‘geeky stuff’ may be a good theme. Now, I am one of the people that embraces the terms geek and nerd because, as John Green put’s it, “…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
That quote, to me, is awesome. It punctuates perfectly what it actually means when other people call someone like me a Nerd. I get super wrapped in the latest Marvel super heroes films and, like many others I know, try and work out what this means in so far as possible future plot lines that they may take from the comics and graphic novels. I am on the path to getting more and more involved in different types of table top gaming. I already have a massive collection of table top wargame miniatures (Warhammer etc) and am still buying more! And, of course, I have what some people may call ‘an unhealthy obsession’ with computer games, such a Role Playing Games and Massively Multiplayer Online games (think Final Fantasy and World of Warcraft).
So this is the theme I intend to work to. I will be doing reviews of the latest superhero/fantasy/sci-fi films that I see and books that I read. I will be talking about my latest exploits in Table Top Gaming and I intend to (as per my previous blog post) make and post more game play videos.
Until then, thank you for reading.
Peace out x