Vlogtober 2016 Episode 2 is huge. Geekery, lots of work, and copious amounts of Max abound!
The Casual Geek Review Series is Born!
Welcome to the first episode of The Casual Geek.
We start out reviewing Supergirl Season 1 Finale. Fast forward to 6:16 if you want to skip the vlog parts where we work and hang out with Max
“What’s with ‘The Casual Geek,’ Mae?”
So, I grew up with boys: my big brother L and his cohorts. All of them loved video games, anime, cartoons, a measurable love of comics, and all things sci-fi. My nerdy pursuits in school channeled more into drama club and extensive reading when I should’ve been studying. My love of fiction and literature began in primary school, when my mother would take us on multiple trips to the library. There, we would borrow piles of books, VHS movies, books on tape. We would sit in the bean bags amongst the stacks in the children’s room, reading for hours in the softly filtered light. I devoured anything fiction, and this interest channeled into a very specific love of fantasy novels and sci-fi TV. My love of narrative and character-driven story-telling naturally led to me falling in love with turn-based role-playing games on console systems (RPGs).
Throughout primary, secondary school and even university, my love of compelling storylines, character psychology, fantasy and sci-fi entertainment never faltered. Honestly, my love of video games actually saved my life at one point. But that’s a story for another day.
However, as you grow older and busier with “adult-y” things like graduation, getting married, working, paying bills, etc., time for Geekery and nerding out grows rare. And so, my game consoles became covered in a fine layer of dust, or I left them behind with my family when I moved in with my boyfriend. Except for the occasional afternoon where I’d play a few hours here and there, or read late at night, life simply didn’t leave much time to dedicate to learning about the awesome nerdery of the day.
Which brings us to today. I know a lot about specific games, RPGs, TV shows, books, anime and movies from the 90s and early 2000s, but if you ask me about anything now, I wouldn’t be able to name much. There’s just so little time to learn about new anything and get engrossed in it. I never had time for comic books, because there was just SO MUCH to consume, and if given the choice, I preferred to lose myself in the universe between the pages of a good book. I always preferred books over comics. Sorry, DC and Marvel. Tolkien and Martin just have much more sway with me.
Therefore, today, I am what is known as “The Casual Geek.”
I love nerdy things, and I’ll get engrossed in a few particular things. Yet I have very little time to immerse myself 110% into the universe that true fandom requires. No cosplaying for me (it was a goal at one time in my life, for sure). No cons; I grew up in San Diego–I had my fill.
I want to explore this love of geeking out over awesome stuff here on thereafterish., but with the lack of time, and amount of other diverse interests (hello, fashion; hello, beauty; hello, travel!), I can only devote a small chunk of time to talking about it. We’re fangirling while not going over the deep end into true bonafide 110% geekdom. It’s not too serious. Meaning, no crazy amounts of time dedicated to catching up on backstories or comics, poring over reddits and wiki’s. And as such, I won’t have a heart attack if I don’t watch every Marvel or DC movie in the cinematic universes… in order… because ain’t nobody got time for that.
In conclusion: Geekery and me–we’re keeping things cazh.
I hope you enjoy this vlog and come back for more #Vlogtober and enjoy this episode of The Casual Geek. I plan on making this a regular series, either in blog format or video review format.
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Peace out, lovecats! Keep it nerdy, keep it casual.
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