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the_hot_geeks

It's like a community made just for me.

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danae
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
i think I dislike that community even more because it's a rating community of geeks and I thought geeks were more tolerant of appearances, or at least didn't think they were as important as the mundanes do
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of rating communities. Most of the ones I've seen are stamped on how someone looks in pictures, which I think is pretty silly unless you're trying to be a model. I've often thought about starting a rating community called not_good_enough where everyone gets rejected, just to be a source of drama for the shallow.

I am however a fan of hot geek babes.

Now what I consider hot may not be what is the consensus of the rating community. I have my own standards and my own desires which aren't dictated by anyone else, and I'm pretty okay with that. I put a whole lot of weight on the ability to have a conversation, charisma and passion, creativity and talent.

That being said, I am also a creature of the flesh, and I enjoy me some good skin time.

Whether geeks are more tolerant of appearances has been a topic of some debate for a while. I don't think they necessarily are; I've found that there are a whole lot of geeks who tend to band together and reject others outside of their clique. That may come from defense mechanisms more than anything, where not trusting "the others" has some merit.
But I don't think it's solely on appearance. Most times I've seen rejection, it's from behavior more than appearance.

I wonder about this community though. On one hand, the "geek cred" seems to be the overwhelming factor; on the other, appearance does play a part.

I'm tempted to try and join. I think I satisfy the geek cred part, but I ain't no supermodel. It might be a good test. Then again, I really don't need the acceptance/rejection of a group to satisfy my sense of self. Or do I?
danae
Jul. 15th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
I really just don't want to put myself through that and have someone tell me: "well you're cute but you're just not smart enough for our club" or "you're not good looking enough for our club" etc. from any rating community because I didn't spend all those years building myself up to put myself in a position to have people cut me down.
windelina
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
As a member - it's not a rating community. Once you're accepted in, it's mostly alot of posts about geeky things people have seen, found, done, etc.

And the acceptance criteria is mostly about being a geek. And the "hotness" is really about people being confident, honestly. Not about skinny, or sexy, or whatever.

It's not the community you think it is. And you're definitely hot enough and geeky enough.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
That is the exact opposite of how they portray themselves.
windelina
Jul. 15th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
Hm. I found out about it through ethel so I suppose I just ignored the "attitude".

When someone submits an application, if there are "no" votes, they are usually things like "I don't sense enough passion in your geek" or "I need more details on your geek". There are a few "you do nothing for me physically" responses, but honestly - for the most part, it's a positive community and the majority of the posts are NOT applications by non-members but posts about geeky things the members want to share.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
I've admittedly read only a smattering of posts... but from what I've seen the attention whoring gets really old, really fast. Some folks dig that; good for them.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, and another point: there's not a lotta props given to people with unusual geek interests, and if folks have interests that are too-mainstream-geek, the community frowns on that, as well.

I left that kind of rules lawyering behind when I quit playing AD&D. =P
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, do you have siblings?
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
I think geeks are even more judgemental than "mainstream" people, because geeks don't just judge you on looks, they judge you on your level of esoteric knowledge of their idiosyncratic hobbies.

I think they are trying to recast the social dynamics of their High School experiences where they are the "popular kids" getting to reject the outcasts.

I've been condemned as "not one of us" because I had an effing blast in High School - I had friends, went to prom, dated AND played RPGs and video games and read comics and sci-fi and watched Star Trek.
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
Wait, you went to prom and watched Star Trek? And the universe didn't suffer some sort of time-space discontinuity?


Oy, I am a geek.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there was an anamoly created somewhere.

Get this: I lettered in Hockey AND was on the Odyssey of the Mind team.
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
You're like your very own Mirror, Mirror universe.

Are you sure you don't have a moustache and a little beard?
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
I thought the chicks in the Mirror, Mirror universe just had sexier clothes. Can I get an eyepatch instead of a beard?
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yeah. And leather pants.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Leather pants would be a big bonus, yeah.
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
...

Oh, I so very nearly jumped on that one. You just left that sitting there, like a big fat lob in Volleyball.

I am feeling decidedly frisky today. I think it might have something to do with the megadoses of pseudoephedrine I've been taking for this stupid cold.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
You think I'm unaware when I'm serving one up for ya? =P Give it yer best shot.
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)
Naw, now all the magic is gone, and it would just be crude.

I do like the eyepatch and leather pants idea though. You gotta do that sometime, if only to make me beg.
lexinatrix
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
...

Okay, I'm a-gonna say it.

*ahem*

"Honey, I don't need all that to make you beg."

*bow*


I like the idea, too. I have some piratesque duds I could add to the mix, too. Yarr!
magicmarmot
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Touché, m'mselle.

(Bump, set, spike.)

Hmmm... when I get my studio back in shape, I could take pictures, yarr...
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