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  1. #1 You're not such a nerd:Commodification of Nerd and Gamer Sub-culture 
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    I think most of the people who are calling themselves nerds nowadays never got beat up or bullied in school for reading books with dragons in them or being called a nerd,loser and such. I have heard of some who have called the Big bang theory "nerd blackface"

    I remember being a nerd way way back before it was even cool to be a nerd.



    I remember when being a nerd was to be a social outcast.
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    I know gate keeping is kinda crappy,but there is this thing of fake nerds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hai View Post
    I know gate keeping is kinda crappy,but there is this thing of fake nerds.
    If nerdism was destined to become a sub-culture, it was destined to become a self-functionalized culture.

    Like commercial science-fiction starting-out in pulp magazines, in the 1920's and 30's. Only a 'select' group of kids were into it and you were 'weird' if somebody regularly saw you with a sci-fi mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    If nerdism was destined to become a sub-culture, it was destined to become a self-functionalized culture.

    Like commercial science-fiction starting-out in pulp magazines, in the 1920's and 30's. Only a 'select' group of kids were into it and you were 'weird' if somebody regularly saw you with a sci-fi mag.
    It wasnít much better in the 50ís running around with Asimov, Clarke and Piper under your arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    It wasn’t much better in the 50’s running around with Asimov, Clarke and Piper under your arm.
    I remember during the 80's running around with dungeons and dragons and forgotten realms under my arm and it wasn't better.

    I think stuff like LOTR helped being a nerd becoming normalized.

    I remember being beat up for liking those things. Which brings to mind,that any hobby, given enough time will become normalized and accepted and even Bronies and such might have chance to become normalized one day.
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    Seen Revenge of the Nerds,being a nerd in the 80's 90's was just like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    If nerdism was destined to become a sub-culture, it was destined to become a self-functionalized culture.

    Like commercial science-fiction starting-out in pulp magazines, in the 1920's and 30's. Only a 'select' group of kids were into it and you were 'weird' if somebody regularly saw you with a sci-fi mag.
    I remember growing up in the 80s and 90's and the normies used to pick on me for reading books with dragons/wizards on the cover. But the very people who used to slag on me are enjoying the stuff now
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    I think Kevin Smith once wrote a essay about comicbook stores being a sanctuary for outcasts and other nerds who didn't fit in.

    Funny how stuff that is considered weird becomes socially acceptable on a long enough timeline, which i think gives me hope that one day that stuff like Bronies might become one day socially acceptable.
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