(aka getting to know you, and yes you may hum along to the song from The King and I of that same name)
I know, this comes as quite a shock to many of you but I am, in fact, rather nerdy. It sure came as a shock to me…
I have noticed that it’s after con that I seem to be most aware of my geeky/nerdy nature. So here’s a little about how it came about. Growing up in Hawaii there was a severe limit to how much geek I could really experience but books were always abundant, I’ve been told the story of how I almost failed Kindergarten because I refused to follow directions and participate in nap time, the reason? Too busy reading the first graders books. I was the first girl in my 6th grade class to read the first Harry Potter book…told my teacher to get it on audio book and have the whole class read it…because “this book is amazing”. That’s my Harry Potter nerd claim, get over it.
Beyond using reading to try and expand my life past those little walls of my little world, I did start collecting…Pogs. Which was a collection I was rather proud of back when It was my main focus…until I realized that my big sister had totally kicked my ass on the Pog collecting front. Hell I think she still has hers. Oh, and let us not forget my Pokemon addiction…went to see the movie 3 times just to get the Mew-two cards. Shame, thy name is childhood.
Jump ahead in time to Austin Texas when I sat at my first D&D table, and was practically ignored because “girls can’t play D&D”. So I had a character…but nothing really came of her…that attempt or any of the others beyond that…there just wasn’t any place for me at the table. So I was pushed away from my RP friends to find new solice in a card game that my older brother had gotten into, Magic the Gathering. Which pretty much stuck with me through Highschool when I used to come to school early just to get a game in with some of my math teachers.
Austin was also the home of likely the nerdiest part of me, for I…to shame all others, am a Theatre nerd. I love the stage, everything about it…except being on it, and showtunes are my thing. Living in Austin, working for Austin Theatrical Supply and learning to sew have been some of the greatest times in my life. It is also worth meantioning that it was around this time that I found Firefly on tv and started watching it…only to have it snatched away from me…BROWNCOATS FOREVER!
Then…I took a break, moved around a bit…got married, had my wonderful children and fell into WOW :shudder: lost my character in the divorce (no, I’m not kidding), and found myself here in Colorado with a family full of geeks and gamers. With nothing but the joy slowly reimersing myself into the culture I had, without really knowing it, missed so much. Then Wombatcast came into my life…and I have never been the same since…mostly because I used to love wearing underware but they have this rule… :sigh:
I guess what i’m getting at, what this is all really about is that I’ve found myself again, here…on Wombatcast.com a little nerd girl with big nerd dreams.