Technically, this week’s 5 Fandom Friday is “5 Broadway Roles We’d Love To Play”, but, to our great shame, we do not actually know that many Broadway roles. So, because we’re too lazy to do research on the topic, we decided to look through older 5 Fandom Friday posts and choose one that we might be able to answer without too much work.
Which is why we chose 5 Nerdiest Things We’ve Ever Done. After all, we like calling ourselves nerds. Or geeks. Or whatever. And we do lots of nerdy/geeks/whatever stuff. Making a list of the nerdiest things we’ve done is kinda fun. Although it’s almost shocking to realize how far we’ve crossed over into the Land of Geeks, leaving “normal” a lot farther behind than we’d thought. Well, sh*t happens, I guess. And this is good sh*t, so we’re not actually complaining.
Anyway, without further babbling: the list.
1. Flying half-way across the world
Yepp, flying to New Zealand,err, Middle-Earth was most definitely the nerdiest thing we’ve ever done. The nerdiest thing anyone we’ve ever known has ever done. And we didn’t even do it together, we met there. Two crazed girls who loved Lord of the Rings so much they got a a plane (well, 3 planes, technically) for over 30 hours to spend 5 months in the land of Dwarves, Hobbits, Elves, Peter Jackson and many other fantastic creatures. I’d say that definitely qualifies as nerdy, wouldn’t you? After all, we knew long before ever setting a foot on New Zealand soil that the sets for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit had been torn down – and yet we did not care.
2. Attending the World Premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Another strange decision we took that set us further apart from the Muggles and sent us tumbling farther into the Land of the Geeks, that mythical kingdom the Mundies whisper about when talking about the pationate people they cannot understand. We had decided we needed to attend the Europe Premiere of the last Hobbit, no matter where in Europe it would be, but then they’d announced the World Premiere to be in London, so… I’m not getting into too much detail; after all, we have an entire post dedicated to this subject.
We have attended three conventions this year, the first one being HobbitCon, then Asylum 14, closely followed by Purgatory Con. And we have no intention to leave it at that. Conventions are definitely placed in that undefined box of Nerdy Things, although I have yet to figure out what exactly sets us apart from the Cool Kids attending music festivals from which they return with sore throats and a hearing loss… But that is a rant for another time.
As said above, we have every intention of attending other conventions, especially since we can now dress for the occasion. After all, we did not spend all that money and time on sewing the costumes to have them collect dust in some forgotten corner of our closets. No, Sir. We will wear these dresses to every (appropriate) convention (we do not particularly feel like going to a Supernatural convention dressed as Éowyn and Arwen) until they fall apart or we grow out of them (sideways).
5. That Photoshoot Thingy
It might not be much, but the wand-photoshooting thing we did was not exactly something that had people begging us to accept their apologizies and return to the Land of the Normals as heroes. The people who walked by us in those woods raised a lot of eyebrows at those two weird girls running around in the same outfit, yelling weird things while swinging decorated sticks around; that’s what made it so much fun.