Its Alive…ALIVE!!

Posted by hoodsta on February 7th, 2006 filed in hip-hop, movies, star wars, Superman, trash talk, Video Games

Something happened to me the other week at work that got me thinking..am I a nerd? Wha?! The Hoodstakidd a nerd?!! How could this be?! Let me explain…

Im not one to judge people. At least, I try not to be. I try really, really hard. However, there comes a time in a guys life, when hes gotta take stock of who and what he has let himself become. Let me give you a general rundown of some stuff I dig. A shortlist of sorts, if you will (take God and church as a given). Ok, here goes…

I dig hip hop and all of its elements, I dig writing rhymes, performing live, rockin’ the crowd, playing drums, jammin’ with other musos, checkin’ out live gigs, going to the movies, working out at the gym, hangin’ with mates, buying new cds, the list goes on. You get the idea.

That doesnt seem too bad, right? Nothing too nerdy or geeky about that? Kinda jockular and masculine if you ask me! Now, here is the stuff that has been causing me some concern. Please read on carefully and be gentle with your response.

I also dig Star Wars, collecting Star Wars figures (only certain types), lots of Sci Fi movies as well as TV shows like Firefly & Dark Angel, I dig comics, especially superhero comics, in paticular Superman, I dig anime, especially Sci Fi anime like Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell, I dig reading manga, I love playing video games, Playstation, PSP, Xbox, reading about video games, I have an extensive DVD library, my own home theatre setup including killer widescreen tv…I better stop there.

Usually this wouldnt bother me, except for the other day at work, this young dude comes in. He has hair slicked down over his forehead with brylcreem or something, his dental condition needed some attention, his posture was poor and he came in with a friend who looked pretty much the same. Both needed some deodorant. I thought he may have seemed familiar but thought nothing of it. Then I noticed he had an environmentally friendly Star Wars bag (like those green bags from Coles supermarkets) slung over his hunched knob of a shoulder. Then he asked for the dvd box set of Firefly. Then I remembered where I had seen him. He was in front of me when I was waiting in line to pick up my PSP from Electronics Boutique on launch day!! Thats when I asked myself, without being judgemental, AM I A FREAK LIKE THIS GUY?!!

Its been plaguing me ever since. Everytime I see my Star Wars figures, I see his acne-ridden face. Whenever I sit down to watch an episode of Firefly, I can taste the scent of his b.o. in my mouth. Whenever I pull out my PSP for a quick game of Ridge Racer, I can hear his whinesome voice giggling about a joke he heard at a friends LAN party the night before. Its driving me crazy!!

I love my geeky side, but maybe its gone too far. I was thinking of getting the new Xbox when it comes out, but now Im not so sure. Maybe I’ll just wait for a bit…see what happens..

Pray for me.


9 Responses to “Its Alive…ALIVE!!”

  1. drummond Says:

    Yes, yes you are a nerd hoodsta.
    We all knew it, we just didn’t have the heart to tell you

  2. hoodsta Says:

    Great. I knew it. Thanks for breakin’ a mans spirit.

  3. Misrule Says:

    Oh, i hear that! I got quite upset the other day when someone called me a ‘Treky’ !!!! For starers it made absolutly no sense concidering i was talking about Star Wars an secondly I freakin hate star trek it bores the Metaclorians outa me (lol)…but the fact that being mistaken for a treky could get me that upset was, in all, a little embarrassing.
    I think my point was…I know whacha sayin dude, but don’t pull out on me.
    ‘You were the chosen one!!!’

  4. hoodsta Says:

    Remember this?:

    Senator Amidala: You’re a good person, don’t do this.
    Anakin Skywalker: I’m doing this for you, to protect you.
    Senator Amidala: [crying] Anakin… You’re breaking my heart. You’re going down a path I can’t follow.
    Anakin Skywalker: Because of Obi-Wan?
    Senator Amidala: [crying] Because of what you’ve done, what you plan to do. Stop. Stop now. Come back!
    [shouts]
    Senator Amidala: I love you!
    Anakin Skywalker: [sees Obi-Wan staring back at him] Liar!
    Senator Amidala: No!
    Anakin Skywalker: You’re with him! You Brought him here to kill me!
    Senator Amidala: [Anakin uses the Force to choke Padme] No!
    Obi-Wan: Let her go, Anakin!… Let her go.
    [Anakin releases her]
    Anakin Skywalker: You turned her against me!
    Obi-Wan: You have done that yourself.
    Anakin Skywalker: You will not take her from me!
    Obi-Wan: Your anger and your lust for power have already done that… You have allowed this dark lord to twist your mind until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.
    Anakin Skywalker: Don’t lecture me Obi-Wan. I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do… I have peace, freedom and justice to my new Empire.
    Obi-Wan: Your new Empire!
    Anakin Skywalker: Don’t make me kill you.
    Obi-Wan: Anakin… My allegiance is to the republic, to democracy!
    Anakin Skywalker: If you’re not with me, then you are my enemy.
    Obi-Wan: Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
    [Obi-Wan pulls out his light sabre]
    Obi-Wan: I will do what I must.
    Anakin Skywalker: You will try.
    [both Obi-wan and Anakin duel to the death]

    And my personal favourite exchange:

    Obi-Wan: You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness!
    Anakin Skywalker: [shouts] I hate you!
    Obi-Wan: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you.

    ZOWIE!! That still gets me!!

  5. mikeyfreedom Says:

    Embrace yourself and say everythings gonna be alright!

  6. OlorinSledge Says:

    Lets face it Hoodie, you’re a nerd. I for one don’t share your unhealthly obsession with PSP, manga, cartoons, anime etc. :p

    I do however share your love for warsie material! I been into SW since I was a little padawan and that’s no secret. Here however, is a secret: I used to belong to an online SW group that had rankings, weekly irc meetings, custom Xwing vs Tie Fighter (a game) missions, fan fiction etc etc. I wrote XvTF missions, wrote stories, progressed up the ladder (to the rank of General eh, not bad!), attended the weekly meetings even when it required me to login at 5am in the morning.

    Then I realised… dang. I’m a nerd. I soon addressed the nerdom and left that group to replace it with another online game obsession, Utopia. But that my friend, is another sad story. ;)

  7. hoodsta Says:

    Ha! Good times! Now I dont feel as bad..

  8. Revenge of the Nerds Says:

    It’s not brylcream, its gel dude, nothing cooler than gel. And what’s wrong with with being an environmentally aware star wars fan? Just because I have some pimples and braces doesn’t mean I’m not cool man. My mum says I’m heaps cool.

  9. Revenge of the Nerds Says:

    Think of yourself as a pioneer, you are redefining cool, you’re taking cool to places its never been before, you’re taking the geek and making it shleek (yeah, I made that word up, it means cool). Think about the work you have been doing with frisbees.. how many guys can say “yeah, I’m cool” while at the same time throwing a glow in the dark frisbee complete with flashing headgear? not many. This is your time, you have been playing video games all your life in preparation for the day when they would become cool, and now (pause for dramatic effect) that time has come. Bask in the coolness.

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