A new video on YouTube from the Doubleclicks, ‘Nothing to prove’ is the music accompanied by a lots of geek girls and a few well-known guys holding up signs talking to accusations of ‘fake geek girls.’
I’ve been out and about in Melbourne declaring myself to be the owner and primary workhorse for Dark Matter. The looks of surprise get old; people expect me to be a guy.
I’ve been really pissed off when I’ve had to tell people, sometimes several times, that *I* run Dark Matter *not my husband*.
Back in the day before Facebook killed Facebook, pushing me to start my own website, the statistics used to actually mean something. Those statistics used to tell me stuff like largest demographic group who visited Dark Matter’s facebook page were males between the ages of 25 and 35 except around special events like Supanova and Armageddon where women aged 18 to 24 or even a bit younger were the biggest group of visitors.
If guys find Dark Matter so appealing that they are my biggest group of followers, YAY.
But that doesn’t mean I’m a guy.
When I was in high school, the real geek guys liked that there were geek girls. Especially geek girls like me who watched all the SF TV shows, read the books and could even recite portions of the best and most popular books.
I actually went out with a fake geek guy for a while: he pretended to like Blake’s 7 and even called his dog Blake to impress me, then after we broke up he was all like ‘I didn’t like any of that anyway.’ o.O Douche-bag.
(He wasn’t a total fake, he GMed RPGs like D&D. I am blonde, not stoopid.)
I suspect my husband made sure I wasn’t ‘the one who got away’ because he didn’t know many geek girls when we met – I was a keeper!
This ‘fake geek girl’ thing is strange.
You can submit your own sign athttp://geekgirlvideo.tumblr….
This video was sourced from amazing geek girls around the world, as well as from some awesome Geeks: Kelly Sue Deconnick, Amy Berg, John Scalzi, Josh A. Cagan, Adam Savage, Paul & Storm, Wil Wheaton & more… THANK YOU!The video concept is by Josh A. Cagan and the Doubleclicks, and the video was directed and edited by Angela Webber (of the Doubleclicks.) The concept was inspired by the book trailer for “Dear Teen Me.”