virus: Geek Love Will Tear Us Apart*

Zloduska (
Sun, 14 Mar 1999 04:43:39 -0600

Eric wrote:

>It's the most benign-looking that are the most outlandish.
>I'm benign-looking. :-)

Except for the eyeball piercings and the bright red clown shoes, right? ;-)

>I have always loved virtual places... I have a real knack for
>computers. Where's that quote? here we go:
>"Of course the best way to meet a geek dude is through the Internet.
>All geeks harbor a secret fantasy about meeting some girl in
>cyberspace, carrying on an e-mail romance in which he has the chance
>to combine an activity he is comfortable with, computing, with one he
>is very uncomfortable with, socializing. To many geek dudes,
>cyberdating is just an advanced form of some kind of video game, but
>they are frustrated by a lack of players. Their lack is your
> -- A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys
> By Mikki Halpin and Victoria Maat

This is interesting. You don't really believe it though, do you? This advice conflicts with the plethora of Teen 'zines out there, that shamelessly urge girls to long after the jocks, the popular, and the affluent, if not the Leo DiCaprio look-alikes. This passage also implies that a girl's feelings aren't important- if after all it's only an advanced video game. Quick, win this competition girls. Score! Not a very positive message. (Hey, what the hell are you doing with 'A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys anyway, hmm? ;-))

>Of course, this is only one of the reasons I like e-mail. Another is
>the powerful ability to *edit* what you say; even to choose not to
>send it after it's written. In social encounters with strangers, I
>often say nothing rather than risk saying the wrong thing. (although
>that's stopping me less and less these days)

How could you say the wrong thing if it is honestly what you think? Don't hold back.


*The subject is an allusion to a Joy Division song, but you said you aren't really into music...I guess you could say I'm the exact opposite. Forget the Brave New World if I can't have my record colllection!!!