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weensicka
Geek-in-Training

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From: Connecticut, USA
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posted June 05, 2002 07:09     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a girl looking for a geek guy, so there are some of us out there.
Where do you all hang out?! I've always had a sweet spot for geeks, but I'm horribly inept at finding them. I myself am more of a literary nerd than a geek really: getting a master's in eighteenth-century British lit will do that to you.

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magebard
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From: vancouver, bc, canada
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posted June 05, 2002 13:41     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, my parents met at a library... also, some geeks hang out at comic book stores...
 
I for one mostly hang out in my room in front of the computer, only going *gasp* outside */gasp* once every couple of months. I spend over a hundred hours a week in front of this very computer whether I'm coding, gaming, surfing, chatting with friends, ...
 
You could try posting an ad on peer2peer, the ratio there is about 10 geeks / 1 geekette so the odds are in your favor, and contacting some of the geeks on the list too.
 
If you're looking for someone near you though, that leaves a lot of geeks out. Like me for example.

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Hikaru
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From: AppleDale, USA
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posted June 06, 2002 02:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Hikaru     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if only you lived a wee bit south, like Tennessee, cause Im a geek guy seeking a Geek gal

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weensicka
Geek-in-Training

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From: Connecticut, USA
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posted June 06, 2002 05:55     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
 
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I for one mostly hang out in my room in front of the computer, only going *gasp* outside */gasp* once every couple of months.

Natural light! Get it off me, Get it off me!! Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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If you're looking for someone near you though, that leaves a lot of geeks out. Like me for example.

I'm not necessarily looking for someone around me, because I'm not sure if I'm going to be staying in CT or not. I have to do that whole job search thing, you know. And anyway, it's really a small world and distance isn't such an issue to me.

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magebard
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posted June 06, 2002 15:41     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
weensicka:
Also you didn't mention anything about age, religion, etc.
 
I'm a 20 yr old male, atheist, home learner, and geek in so many categories it scares even me.

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weensicka
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posted June 07, 2002 06:23     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
magebard,

Ah, you are right! Ooops. Details, details. I just recently turned 24. As for religion, as my mother always says, I was raised a heathen but baptized Catholic; I don't really consider myself a religious person, but I'm not quite confident enough in my heathenism to say I'm an atheist. But I don't mind people that are spiritual though...as long as they don't try to convert me.

Also, I guess what qualifies me as a geek is that A) my favorite thing to do with my free time is read 18th-century novels or better yet pore through reels of archived 18thc manuscripts on microfilm/fiche B) I can quote pretty much every episode of the Simpsons at random and C) I have excessive amounts of strawberrry blond hair that I wear alternately in Sailormoon ponytails or Princess Leia buns.

What about you?

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bucketofsquids
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From: spring, tx, the moon
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posted June 07, 2002 08:17     Click Here to See the Profile for bucketofsquids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so, another literary geek! awesome! thought i'd join in the fray....

i'm 23, male, with a bachelors in english. i spend most of my time reading books (about 3 times as many as i did when i was in school, weird, huh?), though lately, i'm on this computer more. man, i need to go back to school.

i can't quote every simpsons episode (just most of them). though, i can quote almost all of monty python and the holy grail...not terribly impressive at first, but i can do it while standing on my head and balancing a shrubery!

other than that, well, not much to tell at the moment....

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weensicka
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posted June 07, 2002 20:56     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
bucketofsquids,

Yah!! Where is your signature from? Is it your own or is it a quote? Vladimir Nabokov is my favorite human being of all time!!! (I will settle down now.)

Where did you get your degree in English? I did my undergrad work in Boston and I'm finishing my master's at the University of Connecticut. But really my secret ambition is to be a Las Vegas lounge singer.

Also, you can email me directly if you'd like; I will share with you my wealth of Simpsons information and exchange Grail quotes as well. For instance, "What do you do with witches? Burn them! What do you burn them with? More witches!!"

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magebard
Geek

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From: vancouver, bc, canada
Registered: Apr 2002

posted June 08, 2002 00:37     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by weensicka:
magebard,
Ah, you are right! Ooops. Details, details. I just recently turned 24. As for religion, as my mother always says, I was raised a heathen but baptized Catholic; I don't really consider myself a religious person, but I'm not quite confident enough in my heathenism to say I'm an atheist. But I don't mind people that are spiritual though...as long as they don't try to convert me.

I was baptized Catholic as well, but don't go to church.
I usually say I'm an atheist for the shock effect,
because if there's any hesitation some zealots will
smell blood and try to convert you.

I actually have some friends who are deeply spiritual,
but since they don't try to convert me there is no problem.

quote:

Also, I guess what qualifies me as a geek is that
A) my favorite thing to do with my free time is read 18th-century novels or better yet pore through reels of archived 18thc manuscripts on microfilm/fiche
B) I can quote pretty much every episode of the Simpsons at random and C) I have excessive amounts of strawberrry blond hair that I wear alternately in Sailormoon ponytails or Princess Leia buns.

What about you?


I use linux on the desktop, code in C/C++ and java.
I read things on the screen with the page down key pressed.
I do computer art down at the pixel level.
I spend about a hundred hours a week on one computer or another.

I have a wide view of history and prehistory, integrated with enough knowledge in every field of science (social and otherwise) to have interesting chats with damn near anyone, so long as they have
an ounce of curiosity in them. ( some don't, how sad )
I'm told I write well, and not just spelling either.

I used to fill up 4 cards to get me enough books to last a week.
I like pretty much any scifi or fantasy, TV or book,
so long as it has a plot and a happy ending.
Music-wise I like mostly metal, classic rock, and reggae.

I like lots of games. Video games, online games, D&D, etc.
I'd classify myself mainly as a game design geek.
I spend more time reading the manual for a game and
discussing strategy and balance than actually playing.
I also spend a lot of my free time designing games,
and working on any and all facets of creating them.

Mainly what I'm looking for is someone close or far,
who can accept me as I am. If she plays computer games,
that's a big bonus. Drugs and piercings are bad.

I'm tall, wide shoulders, with a few extra pounds which
I might lose this summer. I have shoulder-length dark
brown hair, and a beard and mustache which I never shaved.
My eyes are also dark brown, circled with soft grey,
they were completely grey when I was born though.

My life is a mess right now, but that's temporary.
I feel that where I'm from and where I'm going
is more important than where I am.

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bucketofsquids
Geek

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From: spring, tx, the moon
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posted June 08, 2002 20:06     Click Here to See the Profile for bucketofsquids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
drugs and piercings are bad...when done simultaneously!

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Twinkle Toes
Highlie

Posts: 666
From: a place that no longer holds my soul...
Registered: Mar 2002

posted June 13, 2002 05:40     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What if I pierced my eyebrow? Oh, or my belly button. I really have thought about it before. And recently, I've been thinking about getting purple highlights (I'm a brunette, so I think that's the best color).

What is everyone's opinion on that... guys? Is it attractive, nasty, okay? Hmm...

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uilleann
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From: St Albans, Herts, England
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posted June 13, 2002 06:55     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting Twinkle Toes:
What if I pierced my eyebrow? Oh, or my belly button.
Piercings are odd things - quite why anyone wants to have holes stabbed through them and metal inserted does puzzle me. However, it can actually look nice, to an extent. A pierced eyebrow, to me, would make someone look a bit "hard", suggesting an unsavourly lifestyle and too much rock music (though I know you like that) and, making me feel wary of them.

However, a pierced belly button sounds cute, probably not something you'd want to be considered.

...been thinking about getting purple highlights...
Those are those streaks in hair, right? (I know what things look like, but not guaranteed to know the girl jargon) Actually, a blonde streak sounds nice, being a natural hair colour itself. But I know someone who had dark brown (near black) hair, and a pink streak in it, and it looked really nice. Purple sounds good too. Yeah, go for it =)

- Uilleann

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Twinkle Toes
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posted June 13, 2002 07:07     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
However, a pierced belly button sounds cute, probably not something you'd want to be considered.

What gives you that impression? I love being called 'cute'...

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weensicka
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From: Connecticut, USA
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posted June 13, 2002 07:59     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
What if I pierced my eyebrow?

Well, I'm a girl, so maybe my opinion isn't what you're looking for, but: if you go for an eyebrow piercing I suggest 2 things. 1) when they pierce it, make sure they do it fairly high above the brow. Your skin has a tendency to "settle" (for lack of a better term) once the piercing has healed and if they pierce it low, gravity will pull the piercing down into your eyebrow instead of around it or through it. It happened to a friend of mine and she had to get it redone, so I though I might save you the trouble. 2) I personally think eyebrow hoops are better than the standard pins that just go through the eyebrow.

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getting purple highlights (I'm a brunette, so I think that's the best color).

Well, I actually think if you are a dark brunette, bright red highlights look really cool. Purple is a good color, but it tends to wash out and then it looks grey--I speak from personal experience. If you really want it to show, you should get it professionally done, but then they will probably want to strip your hair, and that's not really good for it.

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uilleann
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posted June 13, 2002 14:58     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quoting Twinkle Toes:
What gives you that impression? I love being called 'cute'...
Mrm? Some post where you were dispressing displeasure about femininity or something. My memory is pretty useless, and I can't be bothered to go track it down. Cute is good, anyhow :)

- Uilleann

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ZorroTheFox
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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From: Milton, WA, USA
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posted June 13, 2002 19:36     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
piercings anywhere except for the earlobes are a minor turn off for Me. I'm just not impressed with people who stick metal through their skin. The ones that bug Me the most are the ones in the tongue, nose, and "down there". The same goes for tattoos. Not sure why, but most of that has just never appealed to Me......Z

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bucketofsquids
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posted June 13, 2002 21:27     Click Here to See the Profile for bucketofsquids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sure, twink, do it! sounds really cute to me.....man i feel dirty right now

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macadddikt18
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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posted June 14, 2002 08:17     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have to agree with zorro for once. you might want to make a note of this somewhere. Peircings are nasty. Stick your ears is what i think. Eye brows are pushing it but i can stand those. as for any nipple or below the belt peircings, those are just nasty. I have heard that the increased security at air ports has started picking up peirceings. so i do not want to imagine going into an airport and have the medal detector go off because i have a piercing below my belt. That would be embarrassing.
nayt

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magebard
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posted June 14, 2002 12:05     Click Here to See the Profile for magebard   Click Here to Email magebard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I disagree with Zorro and Nayt. I think earlobe piercings are nasty too.

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Steen
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posted June 14, 2002 19:53     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Screw what everyone else thinks. If you want a piercing and your parents won't freak, get one. If you decide you don't like it, just take it out and it'll close over time.

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ZorroTheFox
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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From: Milton, WA, USA
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posted June 15, 2002 07:25     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
i have to agree with zorro for once. you might want to make a note of this somewhere.

I think the thermostat in Hell just went down a few notches.....Z

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ilovemydualg4
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posted June 16, 2002 15:02     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by magebard:
I disagree with Zorro and Nayt. I think earlobe piercings are nasty too.

yeah, i have the same standpoint

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weensicka
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From: Connecticut, USA
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posted June 17, 2002 12:59     Click Here to See the Profile for weensicka   Click Here to Email weensicka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Screw what everyone else thinks. If you want a piercing and your parents won't freak, get one.

Wait, I thought people got piercings to purposely freak out their parents. Did I miss something?

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uilleann
Highlie

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posted June 17, 2002 15:44     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, I'd like an ear piercing and a ring in my ear, too. Not sure why (might be because it looked really cool on uilleann piper Davy Spillane), but I don't really want either the attention it would get, or a hole stabbed through my ear. (And definitely no tattoo, they just look too unrefined.)

I also want to wear a ring, but, because I don't like abuse of symbolism, I would never want to wear one for anything less than engagement. Though I did make a couple from old wire and solder in tech in school, but that's another story (but not by much).

- Uilleann

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OSxMan
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From: Big Monte, CA, USA
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posted July 11, 2002 10:17     Click Here to See the Profile for OSxMan   Click Here to Email OSxMan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well on the highlights and the piercings. It depends on the person to I think they both look good. But you might want to take advise from me because I grew up in Southern California so I'm a computer geek that wears buddy holly type classes and for the most part your typical skater gear even down to the pumas on my feet. Except of course for the wonderful computer related shirts I have. But go for it if you want, because after all it is you and that is really all that matters.

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chicgeek
Geek Apprentice

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From: Houston, TX 77023
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posted August 02, 2002 11:19     Click Here to See the Profile for chicgeek   Click Here to Email chicgeek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bucket o' Squids ...

Do you ever hang out in H-town?

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