This video is pretty great. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to “prove” my geekiness or nerdiness. Here’s a good example: I was working in a bakery and two guys were talking about Star Trek. They had their technology mixed up, so I corrected them. After the look of shock and disbelief while asking me if I REALLY watched Star Trek came the quiz about it to make sure that I actually knew what I was talking about. Really?
Here’s another good one: I was working as an Assistant Store Manager in a video game store and a customer came up and asked me if there was a guy he could talk to. This happened ALL THE TIME. I will admit that it was very satisfying when I would call over a male employee and when asked, “Hey, have you played this game?” he would answer, “No, not yet. But she has,” while pointing at me.
I play WAY more games than my husband. My son has me beat, though. He has more free time than I do. We all love what we love. I shouldn’t have to prove my love for games, comics, nail art, or whatever. Neither should you. And as Wil Wheaton’s sign in the video says, “Don’t be a dick.”