John Scalzi had a great little piece last week on joys of geekdom, in which he proclaims:
“Any jerk can love a thing. It’s the sharing that makes geekdom awesome.”
I hope to contribute to The Reelist frequently, as I love, love love TV, and even more importantly, I love talking about TV with other enthusiasts. It’s as Scalzi says:
When a hipster sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “Oh, crap, now the wrong people like the thing I love.” When a geek sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “ZOMG YOU LOVE WHAT I LOVE COME WITH ME AND LET US LOVE IT TOGETHER.”
I’ve taken vacations with friends where our only agenda was to marathon a TV show we were excited about. I’ve fallen in love with Smart Pop anthologies that have essay after essay breaking down and discussing my favorite shows. I’ve got a few truly geeky friends that share and discuss specific types of TV fan fiction (you guys, that’s like a whole different rabbit hole of TV geekdom, I tell you what), and Television Without Pity recaps have been in rotation for me since 2003. I’m a TV geek. I love it, and I’m super geeked out to get to love it with you guys.