So, I've seen this thing going around social media sights like Facebook and Twitter where people post pictures of fictional characters as a visual aid to illustrate their own character traits. It's a fun exercise to see what makes you tick. People looking at your post who know you well can confirm that yes, that is what makes you tick. People who don't know you quite as well can get to know you better.
The Geekboy blog is more or less anonymous. You don't necessarily know me (unless you do) and I don't know you. Or do I? Perhaps I'm that mysterious figure skulking about in the bushes outside your house. Okay, that took a creepy turn...
But since the casual visitor to this humble blog doesn't know much about me, I thought it could be fun to tell you a little about myself using one of my favorite things: Stories!
Firstly, we have Seamus Zelazny Harper from 'Gene Rodenberry's Andromeda'. Harper is a total geek, and he thinks he's way cooler than he actually is. But he's good with technology, and does his best to keep the Andromeda Ascendant running. I'm no Harper when it comes to tech, but I also do the best that I can to keep my ship running, metaphorically speaking.
Next, we have Henry Jones Sr. from 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. He's grumpy yet driven. Passionate to a fault about achieving his unobtainable goals. Obsessive and workaholic, and that gets in the way of his personal relationships. I have a dose of these character traits. Hopefully not to this extreme. But I am grumpy and antisocial, particularly if you're interrupting me when I'm working on something I'm passionate about.
And lastly, Susan Ivanova from 'Babylon 5'. Like Ivanova, I'm passive aggressive, cynical, and if I have a really good Zinger I just can't hold it inside. Ivanova has issues with authority, and also with being IN authority. More often then not she has a lot put on her plate and she stresses out in a major way whenever she does.
These are the characters I chose for myself, but if somebody else was choosing a character to represent me I think they would pick Garfield. I hate mornings, love coffee, and am a bit of a couch potato. And again, grumpy. Geekboy is a Grumpus. I don't know if I got that across clearly enough yet.
You may be wondering how one can be as much as a couch potato as Garfield, but as driven as Henry Jones Sr. Somehow I manage.
As I said, I might not know you and you might not know me. So feel free to tell me a little bit about yourself using three fictional characters in the comments.