I have been accused of being a geek once or twice (OK way more than that). I have even been accused of being the "King of the Geeks." I make no claim to this title. Besides I have actually kissed a girl, so that pretty much proves I can't be the King.
Despite lacking the right to rule among the geeks, I do admit to many geeky tendencies, which would place me in a trusted adviser capacity. The thing that keeps me from truly crossing over is my firm grasp on the language of "normals." I can see why they think we are weird, and I can also translate insane geeky ramblings into normal language. I have many things I "geek" over. My short list includes; role playing games, video games, comics, computers, gadgets, movies, and maps and mapping tech. (I know this one is weirder than most). My long list would require a couple of more pages. My wife says I have too many hobbies, and I would have to agree with her. It seems like each of my geeky obsessions is a full time hobby. I never have enough time to do all the stuff I like to do, so I generally just try to keep current on what is going on in my various Geek worlds and focus only on one or two at a time to actively participate in.
Lately, I have been fairly impressed by the number of well made comic-book movie adaptations. Despite some severe disappointment, (I am looking at you X-men 3) I have been fairly happy with what has been coming out. Many geeks are unable to divorce themselves from the worlds they grew up reading about, so when a comic differs from what they know, or prefer they have a conniption fit. I really don't understand this reaction. The practice of retconning has been going on for years in comics, and I doubt it will stop anytime soon. Go here for a great essay on the practice or here for a briefer definition. Well, I decided to see what everyone who reads this blog think about the new batch of comic movies feel free to vote in the poll to the right.