Geeks: We’re Everywhere

There are still haters in the world—and if you’re one of them, this message is for you.
Geeks slice your lunchmeat at the grocery store, sell you video games and write the articles you read in the news.
We blog professionally and game excessively. The average looking girl wearing jeans at the mall heading out of Hot Topic is a cosplay model appearing online and at conventions.
We come in all shapes and sizes—from the stereotypical 30 year-old basement-dweller to the disaffected teen asking you if you want fries with that. We’ve joined the circus, manage restaurants and work at government agencies.

Geeks infiltrate schools, too—think beyond the chess club. The designer that does the football team’s layout in the yearbook is likely one of those artsy geek types. The class know-it-all is tolerable now, thanks to the awesomeness of Hermione Granger—and in a few years, she’ll be a reigning Jeopardy champion. (Eat your heart out, computer Watson!)
Fifteen years ago, I remember sitting in the library with a bunch of other nerds in my high school’s Internet Club. Students occasionally used AOL—and they warmed up to the internet and studied European languages while I was speaking HTML. While I’m hardly the WWW mogul (as predicted in our senior yearbook), my personal careerwould hardly be possible without the web.
I’ve also noticed oh-so-many individuals evolve over the years—perhaps to survive. Jock to geek, geek to jock. Despite the crossover of interests (made more noticeable by social media sites like Facebook), there are still some haters.
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About Tara M. Clapper 271 Articles
Tara is a lifelong geek and the founder and publisher of The Geek Initiative. Her interests were forged in an early appreciation for "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Jurassic Park," and many historical fiction and fantasy novels. Tara is a game designer, LARPer, and frequent convention attendee. The author of over 1,000 individual blogs, her content has been featured on HelloGiggles,,, and The Billfold. She holds a B.A. in English from McDaniel College and has attended many events as press (including New York Comic Con). Tara has a professional background in marketing and publishing. She lives in the Philadelphia area. A Marvel fan, her favorite superhero is undoubtedly Thor. View her portfolio at:

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  1. HiTara! I couldn’t find you through the clicking-on-followers option, so I needed to search “madrigalblue blog” through Dogpile. Sorry that it took so long. Long live the geeks! (the haters are fading fast)

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