Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Just because we like black cherry soda, Annie, does not necessarily mean that we are illegitimate children.

Today's entry: an Ode to Geekdom!
I've been thinking a lot today about how grateful I am that my roomates and I have discovered one another's geekiness. I think I'm the biggest geek of them all...I'm a Trekkie, a fantasy book reader, and I've checked out books from the library with titles like "A Brief History of Time" and "Darwin on the Expression of Emotion in Humans and Animals" for my own entertainment. I've played "Dungeons and Dragons." I've played "Zelda" on N64 for more than 3 hours straight. I've left the house at 11:30pm to rent a Star Trek episode. I've learned some html language. I've learned some Tolkien Elvish. I've learned some japanimation. But, much to my joy, I have discovered that 2 of my roomates share this nerdiness!!! Ella and Annie and I sit around and quote "Star Trek" at least 3 times a day. Or tonite all three of us were sitting in the living room READING. And every now and then looking up and quoting Star Trek. (Sorry, Ella and Annie, your secrets are now exposed on the world wide web.)

Okay everyone, so here's the test. Are you a big nerd or not? If you can answer more than half of the following questions correctly, you are officially ONE OF US and must give in and allow yourself to surrender into the Jaws of Geekdom. It's not that bad, actually, I embrace my nerdiness myself.

Rules: You cannot use any outside resources to answer these questions. You must possess the knowledge yourself and immediately in order to fully be considered nerdy. Good luck, kids.

#1) Who wrote "A Brief History of Time"?

#2) "Then you stand here today because of a mistake...made by your flawed, feeling, human friends." Name the movie that features that line.

#3) What is the name of the hero in "Zelda"?

#4) Name the Star Trek character who said (hint: or sung) this line: "Oh little life forms...oh you pretty little life forms...where are you?"

#5) What language did Tolkien use as a foundation for the Elvish language he created in "Lord of the Rings"?

#6) What is the main character's name in the SEQUEL to "Ender's Game"?

#7) Who wrote the series "Dealing With Dragons"?

#8) The author of "Dealing With Dragons" is friends with a few other fantasy authors. Name 2 of them. (Hint: one of them wrote "Briar Rose.")

#9) What is the philosophical idea involving religion known generally as "Pascal's Great Wager"?

#10) What is the person called who "runs" the game "Dungeons and Dragons"?

Okay, there you go. Answers will be posted on the next blog!!!


Beckah said...

Oh, wow, I think I got a few of those right. Not the Star Trek ones, unfortunately. Now if they were Star WARS then I totally could have gotten it. So my nerdiness just encompasses a different field than yours.....oh my gosh........

Willie Z said...

I can actually answer many of those. Yay, we're geeks.

I was just playing Zelda on the 64 last week... everybody knows it's the best Zelda ever. Huzzah.

I haven't read A Brief History of Time, but it's on my bookshelf and I've been meaning to read it forever. I think that counts.

LIIIZ. Come visit us. Please.

J-E-N said...

So, I can answer like 4 or 5 of them, and I agree with Beckah that my nerdiness encompasses a different field. For example, I prefer James Bond 007 to Zelda (there's one part in that game that scares me), I know that my name is Nerwen Felagund in Elvish, and I have seen every episode of Crocodile Hunter. Oh, and we think my Dad is Jean-Luc Picard.
You guys are so cool.

Beckah said...

Yay for nerds! And in the words of that great magic-footed William Barfee from the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, "All my life I've only been able to breath out of one nostril. And today is no exception!" I miss you Liz! And you Jen! And...you Willie, even though we never really met!

J-E-N said...

That is the coolest thing I've ever heard! Liz--Quote book! Now!
(Miss you too! All of you!)