Back in April of this year, there was a video shot at the Calgary Comic Expo during a Q&A with Wil Wheaton. It went viral, and Mr. Wheaton was dubbed, “The King of the Nerds.” It was amazing and wonderful and moving and I highly recommend you watch this video here if you haven’t already.
I watched the video and cried a little (no judgies) because his words really hit home for me. Being involved in this “nerd” community, you either really love some things or really un-love some things, and that’s okay. The point he really drove home, though, was that while it is okay to love/not love certain things, just remember to not be a dick about it (his words). Sometimes it’s so easy to fall into that negative mindset, and you don’t even realize it’s happening.
On the flip side, though, don’t let anyone make you feel bad for loving the things that you love. If you like sci-fi, awesome. Comics? Great! Really into Jar Jar Binks? Tha— that’s um… you know what, sure, that’s cool too!
So while we are all out there blogging and cosplaying and gaming and reading, remember the wise words of Mr. Wheaton, “Don’t let anyone tell you that that thing that you love is a thing that you can’t love.”
I can dig that, Wheaton.