Over the years, the definitions of the word “geek” and “nerd” have changed massively. They have gone from meaning a person with incredibly niche interests who spends most of their time in internet cafes and dimly lit rooms to something far more mainstream and positive. Many people surveyed by YouGov even say that the word
But whichever way you define it, there are some core principles of being a nerd or a geek that will always hold true. Namely, it’s about having an unbridled passion for something, so much so that you are willing to show your appreciation for it in whatever way you can, even if it means embarking on ambitious fan projects that take hours to organize and complete – and here are some outstanding examples of just how far some take their passions!
Blizzard Cookies Project
In 2016, the enthusiasm of fans of Overwatch, the popular multiplayer shooter game from Blizzard Entertainment, translated directly into culinary deliciousness for the development team responsible for the title. The game had been released in May 2016 and fans were so taken by it that they chose to honor the development team with that would really make them smile – and so the
Game of Canada
The Game of Thrones fandom is known for two things: Being made up of millions of people and for its hard work and effort. Few fandoms are as dedicated to a franchise as those who love Game of Thrones, as they cosplay as the characters, collect the many pieces of merchandise, and produce pages upon pages of theories of what will happen next in the books or the television series. Another prime example of love for GoT is
Skyrim’s Falskaar Mod
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is already a pretty massive game, as the fantasy RPG offers hundreds of hours of content. But one player, named Alexander J. Velicky, wasn’t satisfied which is why the (then) 19-year-old fan decided to create the
Geeks and nerds are often a misunderstood bunch, with some saying that they pour too much time and effort into hyping up their favorite franchises. But the above makes it clear that being in a fandom is no bad thing and the creativity it inspires can be amazing.