First of all, I apologize for my unannounced hiatus. Now for today’s
If you're a geek like me, chances are you probably celebrate a lot of
holidays that most people don't. Such as Pie Day, Harry Potter's Birthday, Percy Jackson's Birthday,
The Day the Hunger Games was Released in Theaters Day, the Anniversary of the
First Time You Watched Doctor Who, Leif Patrick Ericson Day, Opposite Day,
Popcorn Day, Ground Hog Day, and many more that no one that you've ever met
seems to care about.
Despite that, nerds, geeks, fans, and just plain weird people
make huge celebrations of these holidays every year by dressing up in
uncomfortable costumes, shouting out spells in public, buying a 32 dollar pie,
defeating Daleks, and stealing a groundhog from the local zoo. And each year, without
fail, your co-workers will stare, your friends will un-friend you on Facebook,
and your family deny that you are related to them.
Now, to most people this seems like a good way to become depressed in
a short amount of time and loose a maximum amount of friends. But what these
non-fans don't realize is that these holidays are an important part of our life
that we just cannot give up. They make take us farther away from our co-workers,
but they bring us closer to other groups of people with common interests, and
forge friendships stronger than iron that last longer than time itself.
We use these opportunities to create podcasts, blogs, YouTube videos,
t-shirts, conventions, and pure awesomeness. They inspire the child
inside of us to once again be enthusiastic about things and rediscover the
simple wonder and joy of a book/TV show/movie franchise/set of vlogs that
helped shape our lives in numerous ways.
These holidays are not just an excuse to sit in front of our computer
screen and post on twitter instead of getting work done. They are an excuse to
let the inner geek shine out of us and bond us to people we'd never meet
So don't be afraid to go out and act like a total idiot in
public celebrating these made up holidays and don't be afraid to be a nerd.
May the Fourth be with you on this very happy Stars Day and stay geeky.