When will this NERD thing die? Why is "nerdy" still a thing? why is it used for sexual peacocking?
Usually I'd make this one sided against women, but let me include guys too. Ten years ago videogames and comicbooks were just the standard entertainment for unattractive losers who got tossed out of the cool table and ultimately identified with idiosyncratic dork hobbies, now it seems to be the D-League dating community.
>You're tall and handsome but couldn't pick up that chick at the bar? HURRRR I LOVE COMICS MAN BATMAN SUPERMAN THE LIST GOES ON
>Nobody on the football team ever gave you attention? OMG I LOVE NERDY GUYS ESPECIALLY THE OTTERMODE ONES WITH NO SOCIAL INHIBITIONS WHATSOEVER
I never in my life thought I'd see the day where neckbeard dorks who jerk off to cartoons were considered the invaders of the nerd community. What do I call them? Supernerds?
For the record, I don't consider myself a nerd at all. Nor do I dress to signal that I'm one. I understand that we need something to decorate our vapid sexual function. All I'm asking is if we can go back to liking grunge or just all move on to (sub)urban hiphop, because this "lets all pretend to be geeks" meme is too retarded for me to take seriously.
There's a reason you can look back in time and see trends.
People follow them. 60s had hippies, 70s had disco, 80s had whatever the fuck the 80s had, 90s had that grungy shit,
00s had skaters.
10s is the decade of the "nerds."
And the reason you are confused and disgusted by this is because you are a social outcast. You don't understand the need for trends. People don't make a conscious decision to do these things, it's a short term cultural norm that develops and spreads with popularity.
because it once was an insult. The motherfuckers niggad us out of our word.
They took something hateful, and used it with such reckless abandon that it became meaningless.
They are to nerds as the black community is to MLK.
>implying you're not doing the same thing by trying to oust them from your super secret clubhouse
When will this NAZI thing die? Why is "nazi" still a thing? why is it used for political peacocking?
Usually I'd make this one sided against communists, but let me include fascists too. Ten years ago antisemism and anti-monarchism were just the standard beliefs for original revolutionaries who got tossed out of the majority and ultimately identified with synchronized train of thought, now it seems to be the go-to political party.
>You're tall oond handsum but didn't know how to vote? HURRRR I LOVE NAZIS MAN HITLER MUSSOLINI THE LIST GOES ON
>Nobody in the upper class ever gave you wealth? OMG I LOVE RADICAL GUYS ESPECIALLY THE OTTOMAN ONES WITH NO SOCIAL REPERCUSSIONS WHATSOEVER
I never in my life thought I'd see the day where superior beings who massacred the jews were considered the invaders of the World War II. What do I call them? Ubermensch?
For the record, I don't consider myself a nazi at all. Nor do I dress to signal that I'm one. I understand that we need something to decorate our supreme righteous function. All I'm asking is if we can go back to liking leninism or just all move on to (sub)urban marxism, because this "lets all pretend to be nazis" meme is too retarded for me to take seriously.
Eh, points taken.
I think what upsets me is that I have genuinely nerdy friends who'll ask me why I'm not binge watching the Flash, or going to anime con this or that, and all I really can't tell them that I'm not one of those guys who could do that and not die alone. If I'm an edgy autist, I do a well enough job hiding that without the spiderman shirt. But yall are right, eventually I have to realize that maybe I just don't fit in the nerd trend and I should fuck off with the people who do.
I realized I am the "nerd" girls like
>Go to a party with first ever gf
>she obvioulsy told them about me beforehand, shes a total stacy
>one dude tries to test my star wars knowledge, could see him surprised because I knew what I was talking about
>people keep asking me why Im so quiet
>"ask anon, he looks smart"
Its all because I wear glasses. People immediately judge me for it
Pretend for a moment it's the 60's and you are someone who genuinely enjoys eastern culture and religion. This makes you more than a bit of a geek and in a massively christian dominated society an outcast. Then the 70's hits and everything has gone full "Age of Aquarius" and people are growing their hair out and becoming vegetarians, using meditation for humble-braging, and picking up chicks at yoga classes. This all pisses off their WASPy parents to no end and generally earns them widespread social scorn, but lots of pussy. What we have then is "outgroup" signaling, the phenomena that gives a subculture it's identity and what makes them prime targets for getting turned into a new "rebellious" fashion statement.
If it was simply people liking the look it wouldn't be so much of a problem, but that "rebellion" factor is where the real problems start. It doesn't matter if you're rebelling if you never where part of an in-group to begin with, outcasts aren't rebels, they're just outcast weirdo freaks. To be a "rebel" and get the associated social benefits of that title you have to both signal ingroup status and outgroup status, it has to be obvious what you're rebelling against.
This conveniently also pisses off the outgroup you're stealing from helping to keep them away from your new "rebel" circle and not get bogged down with the negative things associated with them. So what does the outgroup do? Outgroup signal harder. Become even more outcast from mainstream culture. Power level hiding gets dropped and things get ugly. Porn seems to be a popular tool for this and if you look closely you can see how this has shaped contemporary geek culture.
Eventually the fad will die, the "rebels" get absorbed back into the ingroup, and things slowly almost go back to how they used to be, like a house after being hit by a hurricane. Outgroup signaling becomes less aggressive. The outgroup itself becomes less outcast through contact with the mainstream. That's my prediction.
Because being a nerd has become an identity.
Young people these days are always looking for an identity to adopt an: will go anywhere for it.
The fact that you are upset about nerdiness becoming cool is just a sign that you also treat being a nerd as an identity.
People in the old days didn't really care about being a nerd or being cool.
They had their interests and that was that. It could ne niche or popular, it didn't matter.
But in this identity driven culture, people latch on to interest based on how niche they are. Or people will feel threatened when their niche interest becomes popular.
It's all about appearanced
Nice dubs, and thank you for articulating my point.
What I'm trying to say is that as a blackanon, the nerd thing is not cute, ever. Any of your black friends will tell you that the black community enforces homogeny a lot harder than whites. punishment for outgroup behavior growing up was violence, plain and simple. I hated seeing it happen, but the lesson was loud and clear.
White people are decidely less harsh when they enforce othering, but they do it on a level too subtle for me. I just find it hypocritical to adapt the veneer of a subculture while abhoring the people who created it.
But I would never signal harder there. If being a nerd is just gonna be walking a tightrope between "cool nerd" and "creepy loser", I would rather fold my cards and lift weights than dive headfirst into it and try to outnerd people in a futile attempt to look geniune (see: >>25860591 's story).
Normal people shouldn't care about this, but this is /r9k/ so whatever, you know.
>the black community enforces homogeny a lot harder than whites.
And how! I have heard some shit from some black nerd friends that makes me damn glad all that happened to me was some shunning and verbal harassment. White people seem to really like the whole shunning thing.
The reason people signal is to find others of the same group. In all the noise the newcomers create in a culture the original outcasts find it harder to find other outcasts to band with for defense, so they have to shout "I'M A FUCKING NERD" to get heard over all the people going "nerd nerd nerd, this is nerd stuff, notice the nerd things I say and do".
Ingroup signaling is just to reassure other members of the group you belong. Give the right secret handshake and we'll let you into the old boys club. I'm sure you can think of tons of examples of this. Because in-group signaling is so common and quiet normally you can use very subtle outgroup signaling to find others. the two scenarios where this is broken is in trends and... online. After all, anyone can just be faking it online for a laugh, so you need a very loud signal to find the other outcasts. That's where you get the really horrifying cringe-worthy shit you see all over 4chan. Funnily no one ever needs to explicitly respond to this signal for it to serve it's purpose, just being able to reinforce ones identity in a community can be fulfilling enough for some. Just as long as they aren't punished for it that's all the confirmation they need.
I really hate how everyone of these nerds seems to be trying to wear the biggest black rimmed glasses they can find when ironically these sort of pricks were the ones who would be bullying people who actually needed glasses.
>When will this NERD thing die? Why is "nerdy" still a thing? why is it used for sexual peacocking?
shit like big bang theory fucked this up. Females are one of the reasons being "nerdy" means having perfect features besides wearing big glasses, being shy, dressing differently to fuccbois, and being cute, and if you don't fall into this romanticised "nerd" category you're just considered disgusting. I hate females and normalfag culture.
Fuck The Big Bang Theory, fuck it seriously and anyone who likes the Marvel Cinematic Universe but doesn't actually care about comics at all. It's just another way for normalfags to try and find an identity for themselves because they have no personality of their own and shows how easily they are led into consumerist culture.
I think the trend will die out this decade and they'll move on to something else. God help them if literature and philosophy become the new hotness, then again I don't see those catching on the way the wrong perception of science has with the public.
A girl I know once scoffed when I asked another girl at a party what her favourite book was.
That girl now wears glasses and constantly uses "such a nerd" style on her Instagram, which is mostly centered around fitness.
All those social outcasts and nerds got rich when computers took off in the 90's, it's not a coincidence that the "lol im such a nerd" shit started in earnest when Apple and Google became juggernauts and the entire economy became much more tech oriented. People also saw that the dudes that started this shit were all pretty intelligent, at least when it came to numbers, so they want to co-opt the image so they can associate themselves more with perceived intelligence. People wanting to identify more with the outcast underdog than the hindmind popular establishment for their internal narrative also heavily plays into it.
Would it have taken off this much if it weren't for social media? Imagine if thankfully it wasn't as popular as it is now, the internet this decade is still kind of viewed the way it was in the late 90s and early 00s, the good old years, would normalfags be parading around a phony nerd facade persona or would they be doing something else?