Your knowledge of various mythologies (Norse, Greek, etc.) primarily comes from college classes and the works of Neil Gaiman.
How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 243 (or Intergalactic gladiatorial arenas and personal dream sequences)
You recently had a dream that you accidentally traveled through an Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge (also known as an Einstein-Rosen bridge or “wormhole”) connecting two points in space-time.
Upon arriving at the wormhole’s other end, you find yourself held captive by a group of aliens from the Predator film franchise, who force you to fight in an intergalactic gladiatorial arena alongside fellow captives Lieutenant Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Chicago-area wizard and private detective Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden from The Dresden Files novels.
Throughout the remainder of the dream, you embark on a journey of survival with these characters in which you repeatedly attempt to get a letter of recommendation from Data endorsing your application to Starfleet Academy, as well as secure a wizard’s apprenticeship with Dresden.
While waiting for someone, you wander into a book store and find yourself drawn to the graphic novels, science fiction, and fantasy books.
You then begin taking inventory of these printed works as if they were trading cards. Your mind races over them, thinking: Got it, got it, need it, got it, need it, need it… etc.
You’ve had the following thought at least once: “Comic Con might be a great place to meet women.”
Not only are you excited about this Sunday’s premiere of the Game of Thrones television series on HBO because you’ve read at least the first book in the George R. R. Martin series on which it is based, but you also happily watch anything in which Peter Dinklage is cast.
You’ve read multiple novels this year, in which the main character has the ability to manipulate magic, and none of them were named Harry Potter.
Casting is underway for the film adaption of the novel depicting President Abraham Lincoln as a slayer of the vampiric undead. The buzz for this film makes me wish I’d followed through with my Helen Keller: Demon Destroyer idea.
Greetings nerds of the world…
Welcome to the inaugural post of Nerd Odyssey, the blog dedicated to delving into the best that the realm of science fiction and fantasy have to offer throughout television, film, and literature. Written for nerds, by a nerd, Nerd Odyssey strives to provide a compass by which the discerning fan can navigate the potentially treacherous waters of modern popular culture. Rest assured, if we encounter items that are not, necessarily science fiction or fantasy, but are still worth a look, we will strive to include them as well.
One feature that is already up on our site is the Mind Drippings section, which is intended to serve as a repository of random musings from our proprietor, in the vein of tweet-like postings. Check back often for updated “drippings” as we call them.
In the coming weeks, as we fine-tune our fiefdom here at Nerd Odyssey, you will find an array of reviews as well as other nerd-related posts that will help to illuminate you on the nerd-verse as we see it.
Hold on to your personal media devices; it’s going to be a wild ride…