This video makes me think how far we have come in the past few years. It is interesting that the nerd/geek culture has become cool and hip these days.
I remember my middle school days, in which I used to be bullied and outcast for being a geek. To do or talk about the things I liked earned me the wretch label of geek and the scorn of “the normal” people, the discovery of RPG did not appeased my geek fame. At first I did not talked about the things I liked, then I pretended to conform, but with time I learned not to care about people’s opinions of my likings. However it seems like by the early 2000’s the social landscape started to change. Probably due to the popularization of computers and the internet, people with similar interest were now closer and the social stigma of liking geeky stuff started to fade. Knowledge of computers earned geeks and nerds fortunes all over the world, comic book and nerd gatherings became a mecca to people of all walks in life.
It is interesting to see the world change, and people’s opinions along with it!