7.01.2014

How Nerd Am I... More or Less Than You? What Do You Own That is Unmistakably Nerdy?

The talent, brains, and beauty behind Untethered Realms is sharing nerdy things we own this week. Nerdy things we proudly own.

M. Pax

A collage of nerd: the pen Ursula K. LeGuin used to sign my copy of The Left Hand of Darkness, an antique volume of An Outline History of Rome, an antique photo of Black Bart and the man who caught him, James Hume (who surprisingly looks a lot like Bart), they're being propped up by my black monolith action figure - yes, a black rectangle I paid for. The pink milk glass horse is from my late sister-in-law, not so nerdy I guess. The books behind the collage are. Go me!

River Fairchild



Instead of showing you what I currently own (and being temporarily without a camera) I proudly bring you my Next Nerd Thing To Own - a Tardis teapot! Who could resist? They have a cute little Tardis tea infuser to match it, too!

Christine Rains



Dice. More precious than jewels. The classic D20 in large and tiny sized. Also the rarer 3-sided and 30-sided. Plus a 100-sided in the middle there. A set of fudge dice. A set of rune dice. The pink set is precision cut which make them the most accurate dice. Plus the sharpest! One of my many Gen Con sets. Metal and crystal dice. To top that off, I believe my husband and I own as many gaming books as we do dice.

Julie Flanders



I love Game of Thrones. And as much as I love the tv show, I love the A Song of Ice and Fire books even more. Some may say I'm obsessed. They wouldn't be wrong. I'm happy to have my favorite characters Jon Snow and his direwolf Ghost as my housemates. How nerdy am I? I was so thrilled when I learned Funko would be putting out a Ghost figure that I pre-ordered him two months before he was even released. 

 

Gwen Gardner


Childhood comic books. Of course my most prized one is in the middle. Looney Tunes Merrie Melodies with Bugs Bunny sitting on Santa's lap with his wish list. January 1949 with an original price of .10 cents. I'm not quite that old, though. In the late 1960s when I was a young girl, I was walking past a barbershop with my grandmother and spotted the comic book through a window, laying on a table of magazines. Since I was an avid comic book reader, Grandma went in and asked the barber if I could have it and he said 'yes.' It was hard to say no to Grandma in those days--or ever. Alas, I don't own any of the superhero comics that were cool and might be worth something these days. Nope, I adored Casper, Wendy, Archie, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Porky Pig.


Angela Brown



Comic Con in San Diego goes down every year. It started and remains a nerd's paradise, though mainstream writing, movies and the such have made their way into it, turning it into a humongous convention attended by hard core nerds, gamers, cosplay lovers and so much more. I have multiple pics that I cherish, but I wanted to share Gandolf because he just rocks and the second one for the bag...the one the young lady proudly displays on her back. I have one of those as well, though Blogger didn't seem to like the picture of mine -_-


Graeme Ing


I had a tough decision deciding which of my nerdy things to profile, but the choice had to be my collection of D&D books. Myself and friends embark on nerdy quests around the dining room table every Friday; an occasion my wife labels as "Nerd Night."


Catherine Stine



I'm obsessed with pigs (and hedgehogs). I've had two Vietnamese potbellied pigs as pets (sisters--for 15 years), and I owned a regular ole pink pig long ago in Philly until my boss bought him for Thanksgiving dinner after police came to my place and said it was against city ordinance to have a pig in the city. Now I collect various pig statues and baubles. Here are a few. Don't judge.

Cherie Reich

The only place I really trust with my money: my Batman bank. And considering how many pennies it has in there, it would pack one major punch. I've been in love with Batman since I saw Michael Keaton as Batman, and I can never get enough from the books, comic books, TV shows, and movies. Yes, I even make sure I can watch The Justice League on Saturday morning cartoons too.


Ellie Garratt


My collection of Spocks. I'm a life-long Trekkie, having discovered the series as a child during the late 1970s. Spock is my favourite character. I love his logic. I have a much larger Spock model, but he was too big to go in the photograph with the three above. He stands on the floor next to my television.

What is your nerd thing? Do you collect anything?

40 comments:

  1. And I can't think of one thing on any of your lists I would categorise as nerdy. Obsessionistas sounds soooo much closer to the mark.
    Which has me a tad worried.

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    1. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed. It's taken me decades to collect those three. Now if I had a bigger house and more money than sense . . .yes. I could become OCD about collecting Star Trek memorabilia.

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  2. Ellie, of course you rock. But Christine!! Dig the D&D dice collection. That might actually be bigger than mine.

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    1. Thank you, Alex. Christine's D&D dice collection rules!

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    2. Isn't that a great collection. I pared mine down to a simple set of easy to read white dice, though those d100's are fun. Looks like Christine, I and you, Alex need to get together and play? :)

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    3. Thanks, Alex! And yes, Graeme, I totally think we need to get together and play. :)

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  3. And everyone else is awesome with their geek choices as well. Sorry, the D&D dice and Star Trek figures just sucked me right in...

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  4. Love all of these! Catherine, I have a flying pig piggy bank. :)

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  5. Nerds rock of course!

    Live long and prosper in all our nerdiness :-)

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  6. Gwocka gwocka. A great display of nerd.

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  7. A feast of nerdiness. I do want those dice, though!

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  8. OMG, I love you guys, quirks and all! But Christine, I'd have to eat the fudge dice. No willpower at all.

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    1. Hehehe! If the dice were really made of fudge, I'd have eaten them a long time ago. Fudge dice have plus, minus, and blank sides. The only game I've played that uses them is the Harry Dresden RPG.

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  9. Love the list! I don't think I've ever seen so many different kinds of dice!

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  10. I love all our nerdy stuff. It's so cool!

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  11. We geeks rock! We need to nerd it up more often. :)

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  12. Star Trek groupie here who actually knows that one should be called Trekker not Trekkie:) I watched Blake 7 and enjoyed it. I collected all the ABBA records and still love them. I can rhyme off sentences to Monty Python films. Love old Films and I mean the older films from the silent to present and find LOTR a great piece of film making

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    1. Blake 7! Wow, what a deliciously awful but nerdy show that was. Love it for all its awfulness.

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    2. I know. But I like Trekkie. Running off to hide in the corner now.

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  13. Awesome collection. When I was little, I used to collect horses and I still have a few. Now, I just have random things that I fangirl over. Although, the Doctor Who collection is probably the largest.

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    1. I used to collect horses too. I think I have a couple. None survived w/o a broken leg.

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  14. Those are all great collections! I love the Spocks! I've been a Trekkie since I was a toddler sitting on my dad's lap. I have quite a few nerd Lord of the Rings posters in my room. :)

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    1. Another life-long Trekkie. Good to hear!

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  15. I'm terrible at photography, but the nerdiest thing I own right now is not so nerdy but I've been using it all morning--a pen with a "hello kitty" cat on the end instead of an eraser. :-)

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  16. Love those collections. I have original Star Wars cards . . . but they are so dog-eared from use as a kid that they are not worth anything. Plus, I still have my original R2D2 action figure. I also have some Mork from Ork cards, anyone remember that show? Let's see . . . and some wind up toys like walking tennis shoes, spinning circus elephants, and ladybugs with wings that flap, and stuff like that. And books . . . :)

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    1. I want to visit your house! I wasn't allowed Star Wars things when I was younger. Apparently, girls didn't play with toys like that. I was scarred, I tell you. Scarred for life ;-)

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  17. My brother and I had a huge comic book collection too: X Men, Superman, Casper... OMG, when I think of the $ it could've brought in.

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  18. I don't collect anything special, but I can nerd out on just about anything. We should all embrace our inner nerd!

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  19. Great idea for a post! Hmm, what's a nerdy thing... I guess the fact that my original copies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit from when I was a kid have blossomed into owning a copy of everything Tolkien's written (except for a few out of print and hyper expensive texts) plus lots of books by all the other Inklings, books by his sons and students, books related to Old English and Middle English and Norse sagas and so on, books by authors he read and recommended, and - well, I guess I can stop there :-)

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    1. Now that is a collection! I must admit my Hugh Howey collection is rapidly growing.

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  20. I am proud nerd/geek... you all have the greatest stuff. I could beat you all with my level of geekdom... :)
    Jeremy [Retro]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!
    [Being-Retro]

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    1. I bow down before you, Lord Geekdom. You're the coolest geek I know!

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  21. Oh I love all the nerdy collections!! As a longtime fan of Spock, I have to say the Spock collection is my favorite! (though the Tardis teapot was a close second). I have just started a collection of fantasy maps (I have Middle Earth and Narnia so far) but I'm not sure if that qualifies for nerd-dom...

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  22. What great collections you have. So do I and probably am closer to total geek than you guys. Love the post. So nice to learn I'm not the only nerdy geek around.

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