Apparently today is HP's birthday, so what better day to get outside of your comfort zone and interact with people who aren't like you so you don't feel compelled to write a whole bunch of racist, xenophobic works literally demonizing marginalized people to justify your own personal paranoia
Although, that all said, I'm quietly saving money to purchase a several thousand dollar handmade specialty tabletop gaming table, so maybe it's not so much that I'm nerding out less and more that I'm quietly morphing into a higher level of deep nerd?
I dunno. Probably just random melancholy as I count down to my birthday. Still, I can't help but think the me of 10-15 years ago would be disappointed I'm not at least wearing a Doctor Who tie or something.
And it's not necessarily that I would even want to go back to that!
I mean, my wallet certainly appreciates my lack of interest in spending money on figurines and collectible mugs.
And it's not that I'm less of a nerd, not really, but that white-hot nerd passion is just kinda not there. It's turned into this sort of quiet stealth-nerd now. A slow burn of geeky interests without the geeksplosiveness of before.
And now I'm fortunate enough to be making good money and I *could* buy so much nerd shit. Just... *so* much. But I browse the site (and other geeky-stuff sites), and they just leave me... cold.
Because I remember 10-15 years ago, broke af, browsing the site and nerding the fuck out over every little toy or gizmo or collectible and thinking to myself 'man, someday when I make more money I'm gonna buy *so* much nerd shit here!'
12 minutes left in my workday and I still have 20 things left in my to-do list. I've decided that instead of stressing out about them, they're just going to become tomorrow-me's problem. #grownup
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