Random Geekery

Geek Holiday Presents

It is an amazing feeling when your refined Geek tastes are recognized and appreciated. I’ve always loved the gifts I have received and I am thankful for the show of love, but it means so much more when you are given a gift that says, “You are a Geek and we love you for it.”

Let’s be honest, shopping for us Geeks is not easy. We write down websites and draw directions to stores, so our loved ones can get that limited edition Vash the Stampede statue. We give PowerPoint presentations to explain how important that collector’s metal box edition of Gurren Lagan is. In desperation we plead for gift cards, so we can buy the volumes of Attack on Titan that we don’t have. In the end we smile and happily say thank you when given the hottest new video and some sleeper pants.

I know that sounds horribly ungrateful. I don’t mean to. I remember a few Christmases ago it meant so much when my sister-in-law gave me a Lego minifig of Admiral Akbar. She paid $5.00 for it. She told me how she tried to grab the last Darth Maul minifig for $20.00, but someone beat her to it. The gift didn’t cost very much, but it meant so much to me that she did this.

It says how much my wife loves me when she gave me a Stormtrooper Nutcracker and a small version Lego Star Destroyer. She was very proud of herself when she found a t-shirt for me that reads, “WARNING: May spontaneously start talking about anime.”

It makes me feel really good when my family lets me hang my Star Trek Communicator ornament on the tree, for all to see. It doesn’t really fit with the silver and gold balls and shinning Christmas ornaments. It does fit with who I am and my family is happy to let me show off my Geekery.

It’s the same for everyone, no matter what the interests. It makes the receiver of the gift feel really special when they are given a gift that defines them. It’s easy to get your dad a Raider’s sweatshirt. Your sister always loves it when you get her a new season of NCIS. For a Geek it means a bit more when they receive a special Geek gift, because it is hard to find things for us Geeks. If you are a Geek, I hope your Geekdom is recognized this holiday season. If you are a friend or family of a Geek, I hope you show how much you love their Geekness.

So, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Geeking to all.

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