Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Soto List: The Geeky Edition

If there's three things people know about me they are as follows:
1. I like saying "fuck" a lot.
2. I like boobs. A lot.
3. I'm a giant geek.
(I guess 4 would be I'm a horrible speller and even horribler at grammar)

Despite my geekiness, there are some things that, I feel, are even geekier than the things I follow. What are those things? Well...

5. Sports.
You love a movie, so fucking much. You go out, buy everything associate with that movie, you talk about that movie all the time, sometimes you invite friends over, have a party, and watch the movie. You're on the constant lookout for things about the movie and when people say horrible things about the movie you get angry and very passionate about it.

Now, replace the word "movie" in the above paragraph and insert the word "sports". To me, sports, especially fantasy sports, is like dungeons and dragons for jocks. And 95% of the people on my Facebook talk about sports all the god damn time, to the point where I say to myself, "Is this how people feel when I talk about 'The Room'?"

4. Comic Books/Graphic Novels.
It's not that I don't like comic books, but it seems like the comic book world has two kinds of people: people who are REALLY fucking into it, and people who aren't. I recently discovered "Deadpool" and wanting to go back and read everything, I found out how difficult that is. So anytime I go to a comic book store (which isn't very often), I spot some random issues of "Deadpool" and just try to figure out what happened prior to that. Oddly enough, I enjoy movies based on comic books and graphic novels.

Sidenote: until the movie was released, I never heard of "Watchmen".

3. Star Trek.
I like it just fine but learning a whole language based on a TV show is some form of geekiness I'll never understand. And honestly, why is the debate only over Kirk and Picard? Wasn't there other captains? What about that one chick on that one show? Does no one like her? And how does Worf fit into all this?

2. Anime.
Oh my god people fucking love anime. Not just the Japanese either. I've seen "Pokemon" a few times, I dunno if that counts as anime. I tried watching this movie called "Ramma 1/2" or some shit and it was fucking weird, man! Like, some dude turned into a chick out of nowhere...I don't even know.

1. Anything Josh Wedon
I thought about it, then looked it up, and I have never seen anything by this dude. I heard of all the shit he's done. But I never seen them. And this dude's fans are fucking out of their minds! You do or say something bad about him and they'll come to your house, set you and your family on fire, then say "FIREFLY SHOULDN'T HAVE BE CANCELLED, MAN!!!" Hey! Fox unfairly cancelled "Arrested Development" but you don't see me going on and on about it.

So there you have it. Proof that I'm not as geeky as everyone makes me out to be. See you on the dark side of the moon, K-9!


Nick said...

I'm pretty sure Joss Whedon co-wrote Toy Story, so... yeah.

Anime is excellent... if you know what to look for. There is so much out there. It's just like watching a live action TV show. The quality and depth can go from Yo Gabba Gabba and iCarly to The Sopranos and Dexter. I know some in particular that you would straight-up love.

Heather said...

I'm one of those crazy Joss Whedon people, so yeah, there are stuff.

And Fox screws plenty up. Also Dollhouse and The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Fuck Fox.

Jason Soto said...

Ok, I just now remembered hearing about him writing Toy Story. I mainly meant the shit people praise him for, like Buffy, Angel, Firefly, whatever else. I heard he wrote Alien 3 or 4 and people didn't like it too much.

Heather: I'm mainly mad at Fox for not giving Arrested Development a shot. They've kept crappy sitcoms around until it died a horrible death but Arrested Development? Ugh.